Those humming orange lights that illuminate your city streets typically rely on High Pressure Sodium bulbs (HPS) — cheaper and longer lasting than other conventional options, sure, but not exactly energy efficient. No worries though, they may soon be obsolete thanks to these LED street lamps powered by the sun and wind.
Have you heard the one about the super simple way of packing a high amount of alcohol into gummi bears? I was extremely skeptical, so like any good scientist* I decided to test it myself. The result? Hooboy...
Flerovium and livermorium have a nice ring, yeah? Chemistry's governing body thinks so and wants to name two new elements with them. If you disagree, you've only got five months to come up with something better.
The long-awaited, much-hyped, Android 4.0 flagship is here at last. You already know we like Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but what about the first phone to bear it? We've talked software, it's time to hit the hardware.
Working for the famous adventure magazine isn't all just exotic locales and spectacular photo ops; there's a fair amount of danger that goes hand-in-hand with the glamour. Here are just a few of the things that can go wrong on expedition.
Light is, like, totally incredible, amirite? It allows you to do cool things. It allows you to see beautiful things. Making stuff? Yup. These inspired light fixtures are a tribute to everything that makes light so gosh darn great.
The European Space Agency' Mars Express spacecraft has discovered "large volumes of water ice" hiding only 65 feet underground the red planet's surface, in the Phlegra Montes mountain range. I could be used by future human explorers.
Whenever I have something laying around my room and I don't wanna deal with it, I just toss it under my bed. . That mentality has to work for carbon emissions, right? BoingBoing's Maggie Koreth-Baker has a great article about an imaginative, if not entirely permanent, idea for addressing climate change: bury CO2 underground.
Scientists have found something really surprising and remarkable: wasps can recognise each other by looking at their faces. Until know, we thought that only animals like humans or chimps can do this. Not anymore.
TheNextWeb has sources at Microsoft telling them that the Windows 8 public beta will arrive in February of next year, though little is known about what new features might be included in the beta.
If you've got bulletproof tolerance, wine-in-a-bag-in-a-box is a beautiful thing. It's cheap, portable intoxication. But that cardboard won't make the cut when the Tour de Franzia gets a little more...COMBATIVE. You want your wine protected.
It's not just iPhones that are blowing up these days, this Samsung Galaxy S II almost exploded in a man's pants. Seriously. Could you imagine if your phone caught fire and started burning everything in your nether regions? Ouchouchouch.