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Electric avenue: Korean buses now wirelessly charge as they drive

Wireless charging hasn't quite yet made an impact in the smartphone market but that hasn't stopped scientists in South Korea from using a similar technology to develop the world's first road-powered electric vehicle network. Located in Gumi city, the 15-mile network uses specially adapted roads …

How to pick lottery numbers and win: 8 ways to increase your chances

Some people use family birthdays, others use lucky numbers while there are those that swear by a fail-safe “system".<p>There are almost as many ways of choosing lottery numbers as there are chances of winning it.<p>With a must-win £24.7 million jackpot up for grabs this week, picking the right numbers …

Sun's Magnetic Field Will Soon Flip Say Solar Physicists

Solar physicists say the sun's magnetic field is about to flip. The sun's field changes polarity about every 11 years.<p>Todd Hoeksema, a solar …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Kickstarter says it consulted scientists before banning genetically-modified organisms

But co-founder Yancey Strickler still calls glowing plants a 'cool project'<p>Kickstarter waded right into the center of the ongoing debate over how genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) should be regulated last week, when the crowdfunding website quietly altered its rules to prohibit creators of all …

Dolphins Recognize The Calls Of Long-Lost Friends

Scientists have known for years that dolphins recognize each other by the sound of each animal's signature whistle. But it wasn't known for just how long dolphins could remember these whistle calls.<p>The individually specific whistle that each dolphin generates before its first birthday "for them …

After 20 years, dolphin recalls old pal’s whistle - Futurity

U. CHICAGO (US) — Dolphins can recognize their old tank mates’ whistles after being separated …

Black Holes One Of Space's Great Paradoxes

Late summer tends to be a slow month for news. But at All Things Considered, we put on a two hour program, no matter what. So — without a trace of irony — one of our science correspondents offered to help fill some holes in the show with a series of stories about holes. In this edition: Black holes.<p>…

Black Holes

NIH Issues Guidelines For HeLa Cell Genome Data

The 2010 bestseller <i>The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks</i> highlighted ethical controversies surrounding scientists' use of HeLa cells. The cells are descended from a tumor taken without consent from Henrietta Lacks, a poor black woman who died in 1951. Ethical concerns resurfaced with the publication …

The 10 Weirdest-Named Shark Species

Happy Shark Week! In honor of the One True American Holiday (all other holidays are less true, due to lower shark content), I spent about an hour reading about sharks on Wikipedia. Important findings from a solid morning's research: sharks often have weird names. For example: the birdbeak dogfish. …

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

Archaeopteryx was no birdbrain, but neither was it bird brained

Dr Dave Hone New research shows that the famous 'first bird' was not unique and other dinosaurs also had enlarged brains<p>Despite attempts to knock it from its perch, <i>Archaeopteryx</i> is still widely recognised by palaeontologists as the first bird. Effectively it is the first dinosaur that is closer to …