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Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.

By March 26, 2015

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Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a target.

By March 22, 2015

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Department of Energy loads 240 graphs and maps onto Flickr

Looking to be transparent, the US government agency brings data-driven energy usage charts, which include everything from crude oil production to wind generation to gasoline prices, to the web.

By July 14, 2014

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Costa Rica hits 75 days powered entirely by renewable energy

Heavy rainfall has allowed the Central American country of Costa Rica to be powered almost entirely by its hydroelectric plants.

By March 24, 2015

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State Department takes network offline for security scrub

The effort is the department's latest attempt to root out malicious software from Russian hackers in its unclassified email system, according to a report.

By March 14, 2015

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Apple lands prime spot in the Dow, as AT&T departs

The world's most valuable company joins Wall Street's pre-eminent stock index, a key metric of the nation's economic performance.

By March 6, 2015

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Treasury Department accepts PayPal, furthering push to go paperless

Pay.gov, a government website that collects payments to federal agencies, has added PayPal and Dwolla to its list of options.

By February 19, 2015

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​More change for Mozilla as top Firefox exec departs

Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla's vice president of Firefox, is leaving. Firefox is stronger now after a tough 2014, he says, but his departure means more unsettled times for the browser maker.

By February 18, 2015

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Camera trained on dark energy gets photobombed by Comet Lovejoy

The stunning result of a comet streaking across the lens of the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera could make backyard astronomers green with envy.

By March 2, 2015

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G20 world leaders' personal information leaked in 'email error'

Australian G20 organisers have been left red-faced after it was revealed an email autofill error led to a leak of passport details for 31 world leaders, including Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and more.

By March 30, 2015