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Calculating the solar efficiency of Superman

Superman's solar power actually contravenes the laws of physics, according to a team of students at the University of Leicester.

By August 3, 2014

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Tesla's gigafactory could make electric cars rival gas cars

The massive lithium-ion battery plant is slated to open in 2017 and is said to bring down the battery cost per kWh by 30 percent.

By July 23, 2014

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New meteor shower could make for heavenly viewing

The May Camelopardalids could make a fantastic debut in the night skies over North America Friday night. Here's what you need to know to take in the show.

By May 21, 2014

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Drones, eco travel and more at the Gadget Show Live 2014

We popped along to the Gadget Show Live to see what shiny kit was on display at the UK's largest consumer technology show.

By April 8, 2014

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NASA's idea of a Mars ‘reality show’

What happens when you stick six wannabe astronauts in crammed quarters in the middle of nowhere for months? A NASA-funded study seeks to find out.

By April 1, 2014

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New Fiskers will have V-8s or batteries, Wanxiang says

Chinese auto parts supplier Wanxiang plans to offer repurposed Fisker Karma's with V-8 engines capable of bringing the car to 200 mph.

By February 21, 2014

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India's first 'school in the cloud' aims to elevate kids

2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra's School in the Cloud opens in New Delhi, letting kids teach themselves, and possibly ushering in "the end of schooling as we know it."

By February 4, 2014

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Brookstone brings Upp fuel-cell phone charger to US for $199

The hydrogen-powered charger for mobile phones and tablets will hit the US market in early 2014, Intelligent Energy announces at CES.

By January 6, 2014

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Dive on in: Fabien Cousteau and the urge to live under the sea

Next spring, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the legendary Jacques, will lead a 31-day mission, living in an underwater lab and exploring the mysteries of the deep. And you're invited to come along.

By November 28, 2013

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Billion-dollar babies: Far-out pet projects of the tech elite

From Ellison to Musk to Bezos, technology's richest can't seem to stay away from wacky desires to live forever, colonize other planets, and recreate the plot line of "Deep Impact," minus the apocalypse.

By October 26, 2013