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Appliance Science: The hot physics of induction cooktops

How can an electric field cook your dinner? Through the science of induction. In our latest Appliance Science column, we look at how induction cooktops work.

By January 12, 2015

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With shutdown in Spain, Uber sputters into the new year

While the ride-sharing service is entering 2015 with plans for worldwide expansion, it's also dealing with mounting resistance from regulators.

By December 31, 2014

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Teen tweets need for toilet paper on train, gets it

Technically Incorrect: A 16-year-old discovers, a little too late, that there's no toilet paper on a Virgin train. So he tweets Richard Branson's company for help.

By January 7, 2015

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Tesla Roadster getting upgrade to 400-mile range

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announces the Roadster will be eligible for an upgrade that will allow for "nonstop travel from LA to SF."

By December 26, 2014

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Uber indicted in South Korea two weeks after official launch

CEO Travis Kalanick is named in the indictment, which accuses the ride-sharing service of violating public transportation law.

By December 23, 2014

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Google, France space agency partner up on Project Loon

France will contribute its expertise in balloon technology, while Google will assist the space agency with long-term balloon campaigns.

By December 12, 2014

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Living with the Microsoft Band: Fitness-focused wearable proves unfit

From sweating through P90X in the morning to snoozing through a full night of sleep, we put the Microsoft Band through its paces for a full month to see how it held up.

By December 10, 2014

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Uber hit with lawsuit over launch in Portland, Ore.

After warning Uber that its planned launch would violate city regulations, Oregon's largest city files a lawsuit to shut down the ride-sharing service's operations there.

By December 8, 2014

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Underground medieval palace revealed by surface survey

The layout of a medieval city underground at the site of Old Sarum has been revealed through the use of non-invasive digital mapping technologies.

By December 7, 2014

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Uber suspends operations in Nevada after injunction

Ride-sharing service ceases operations but vows to return when it finds a legal way to operate in the state.

By November 28, 2014