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Efficient, useful blue-light LED draws Nobel Prize in physics

Three researchers helped revolutionize lighting with vastly better energy efficiency and brightness. The light-emitting diodes also are used in data storage, TVs and smartphones.

By October 7, 2014

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Google: No app? No problem for Web-connected devices

The search giant's "Physical Web" project aims to tie together Internet-connected devices using URLs instead of mobile apps.

By October 2, 2014

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Scientists make a dead rodent see-through, and it isn't pretty

A transparent mouse might sound like something in the next Neil Gaiman novel. But they're very real, very creepy and could be very important to science.

By August 1, 2014

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Mozilla under fire: Inside the 9-day reign of fallen CEO Brendan Eich

The co-founder's high-profile exit from the maker of Firefox wasn't just about his gay marriage stance. Insiders describe a revered technologist with management issues -- and a reluctant board.

By June 13, 2014

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Chrome extension provides easy button to close overlay pop-ups

BehindTheOverlay provides a consistent button and keyboard shortcut to close those annoying website overlays.

By June 10, 2014

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Map shows how far you can travel in any direction in 10 minutes

A fascinating map lets you pick a city and then shows you how traffic conditions affect your drive time at various times of day on different days of the week.

By May 23, 2014

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Eggbeater-like device could bust bladder blood clots

Rice university students create the “clot slayer,” an elegantly simple device that could help doctors go fishing for potentially life-threatening blood clots.

By April 21, 2014

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Where badass fish climb rock cliffs... with their mouths

Some of the world's toughest rock climbers live on Hawaii's Big Island, where they scale sheer rock the equivalent of a 26-mile vertical marathon.

By February 25, 2014

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The Simpsons pays tribute to Studio Ghibli

The most recent episode of The Simpsons features a bunch of Studio Ghibli references packed into a sequence shorter than a minute and a half.

By January 12, 2014

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Artist's 3D-printed shoes tell tales of past girlfriends

Combine plastic, a Makerbot Replicator 2x, and lots of dating drama and you get Sebastian Errazuriz's unique "12 shoes for 12 lovers" project.

By December 11, 2013