Simply Layering Solar Cells Could Make Them as Cheap as Natural Gas

It's not uncommon to focus on excotic solutions to making solar power more efficient: new materials, complex tracking systems or unusual physical phenomena. But what about just stacking them on top of each other?Read more...

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Simply Layering Solar Cells Could Make Them as Cheap as Natural Gas

It's not uncommon to focus on excotic solutions to making solar power more efficient: new materials, complex tracking systems or unusual physical phenomena. But what about just stacking them on top of each other?Read more...

How Staring at the Sun Can Make You Sneeze

Have you ever been in a dark place, say a movie theatre or a room with all the blinds close, and walked outside into the daylight when, all of a sudden, you begin to sneeze uncontrollably? Read more...

GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

GE has a new smart street light in early production, and it hopes that over time, cities and third-party developers will begin to take advantage of the platform to build smart city apps. The light itself is a super-efficient LED that could last up to 20 years,

Myths And Misconceptions Of Our Wearable Future

Wearables as a second brain. The Internet of Self and Things. One trillion sensors…. There’s no doubt that a sensor-laden world is the buzz of the town. The next Big Thing. In fact, there is so much buzz that many consumers probably dismiss it as hype. Yet, in spite of all this hype,

The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

Hardware took the spotlight at today’s Y Combinator Demo Day, reflecting a major shift of the accelerator beyond the cliche mobile app startup. Out of the 50 companies from the Summer 2015 batch that demoed on the record today, 20 featured hardware.

What Do Uber, Zenefits And Public Health In A Kenyan Slum Have In Common?

The old saw about effective management goes, “You get what you measure.” Today, whether you call it growth hacking or business intelligence, successful large corporations and lean young startups have become fanatical about measuring their customers.

Everything You Need to Know About Obama's Clean Energy Plan

Last month, scientists at a UN conference delivered a sobering warning: To prevent catastrophic warming of the planet, we must reduce all carbon emissions to zero by the end of the 21st century. Today, the Obama administration announced its plan to get there. Read more...

Can Santa Claus exist according to the laws of physics?

I love this cool visualization of Santa Claus' Christmas Eve trip as seen from space but, with the current laws of physics, we know he wouldn't be able do it. Or would he? Can Santa be real and deliver on his promises? The question is tricky, as this scientific debate shows.

Pluto is Something Way More Awesome Than a Mere Planet

Stop hoping that Pluto will regain its former designation as a planet. It isn’t going to happen. But the good news is, Pluto is something much cooler than a mere planet. It’s the largest dwarf planet we know, and one half of the first binary planet system. Pluto didn’t get demoted,

How We Could Save the World From Global Warming Before Our Time Is Up

We've blown our chances of fully counteracting the effects of climate change; recently-released reports from the International Energy Agency and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) provide plenty of evidence. But all hope is not yet lost,

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

Report: Microsoft Wants a Flash New York Store Near the Apple Cube

Microsoft has long been playing catch-up with Apple in terms of physical stores. But now rumor has it that it wants to open a fancy new store on Fifth Avenue, just a couple of blocks from Apple's iconic glass cube.Read more...

If You Own Land, How Far Above and Below Do You Own?

On paper, the concept of land ownership sounds very simple- you pay money and in return you're given unfettered access to a predetermined amount of land. But how much of that land do you actually own? Do you own the sky above it? How about the land below it?

Pinteresters Can Finally Talk to Each Other

Pinterest is fun for planning and daydreaming about all kinds of things , but it can turn into a compulsive solo habit . Now, though, Pinterest users can finally actually talk to each other.Read more...

The Strange Death of Comet Ison

KentuckyFC (1144503) writes "Last year, astronomers announced that a small ball of ice and rock heading towards the inner Solar System could turn out to be the most eye-catching comet in living memory.

Epidemic Sound Takes In $5M To Grow Its Rights-Streamlined Production Music Library

Swedish startup Epidemic Sound, founded back in 2009 with the idea of taking the hassle out of music licensing for broadcasters and online video producers by building a library of songs it wholly owns,

Apple snaps up Beats Electronics and Beats Music streaming service for $3bn

The speculation was all pretty much spot on, and both Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre have been confirmed to be joining Apple as execs.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/29/apple-snaps-up-beats-electronics-and-beats-music-streaming-service-for-3bn/

[评论]当特斯拉宣布开源时 你看到了什么?

如果说人们在转发苹果与三星专利官司的新闻时怀着看热闹的心情,那么在转发特斯拉开放专利的新闻时,我相信,更多的人应该是抱着一份敬畏之心。

給晚上睡覺就是會滑手機的朋友,這個產品能夠幫你減輕一些手機使用上的負擔

晚上睡覺滑手機大家都知道不好,但能夠做到不滑的人畢竟是少數呀(  ̄ c ̄)y▂ξ。除了晚上睡覺之外,早上起床同樣也是會滑一下。總之,常使用智慧型手機的朋友,要他在床上能夠完全做到不滑手機,這比戒煙還困難啊。

Strategy Analytics:2013年全球研发费用支出排名 大众第一三星第二

据《财富》杂志报道,咨询公司Strategy Analytics发布全球创新1000名单,列举了2013年全球研发费用支出排在前1000位的上市企业。

深入理解计算机系统9个重点笔记 - Alexia(minmin)

引言深入理解计算机系统,对我来说是部大块头。

[图]脊髓受损患者福音:EPFL成功让瘫痪老鼠重新行走

历时三年多的研发瑞士洛桑联邦理工学院(EPFL)终于成功让瘫痪的老鼠重新行走。

iPod之父接管Google Glass部门 能否重生?

威锋网讯,将近 2 年的时间都没有获得消费者太大的兴趣,Google Glass 的命运现在开始将会掌管在苹果前任高管托尼·法德尔的手中。  法德尔被誉为 iPod 之父,他在 2006 至 2008 年之间在苹果负责 iPod 部门的开发。

Twitter launches embeddable video

Twitter on Monday began giving publishers the ability to embed Twitter video on their sites, meaning YouTube and Facebook now have some new competition in the categoryYouTube has let publishers embed videos for years, but starting Monday, tweets on twitter.

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