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Portobello mushrooms could power your future phone

Engineers at the University of California at Riverside explore how batteries made with mushrooms could be cheaper to make and less prone to degrading over time.

By September 30, 2015


Viral video shows how easily predators lure kids on social media

A YouTube video of a "social experiment" exploring the vulnerability of underage kids to predators on social networks gets more than 17 million views in just two days.

By August 12, 2015


We put the LG G4's camera to the test in Paris

We tour the French capital to see how the new phone's raw-shooting camera fares in a variety of conditions -- and how it compares to the Galaxy S6 Edge and iPhone 6.

By May 6, 2015


Appliance Science: HEPA filters and the physics of fresh air

HEPA air filters promise to take nasty things out of the air, removing cigarette smoke, pollen and other irritants. How do they do this? Appliance Science looks at how HEPA air filters work, and how to tell the real from the fake.

By April 21, 2015


Hacker-foiling keyboard generates power, recognizes your keystrokes

This keyboard converts energy, protects your computer from hackers, and -- oh, yah -- cleans itself too.

By January 22, 2015


Facebook pics led police to murder suspect, say police

A man wanted by police in connection with murder since 2003 is allegedly spotted by an officer on the Facebook pages of his family members and associates. None of his neighbors say they knew about his past.

By November 16, 2014


Diaper Detective smart pad senses dehydration, infection

Students at the University of California at Riverside have invented a cheap, easy and effective way to analyze urine in both infants and adults.

By September 10, 2014


Researchers find way to hack Gmail with 92 percent success rate

A weakness in Android, Windows, and iOS mobile operating systems could be used to obtain personal information.

By August 21, 2014


These roofs can clean the air

Students at UC Riverside have created a cheap coating that can go on ordinary clay roofing tiles to bust smog.

By June 4, 2014


San Jose one of the least open-minded dating cities in US, says survey

In a survey of almost 1 million dating profiles conducted by online dating site Zoosk, San Jose, home of so much that is tech, is the second-least open-minded dating city in the US. It's even less open-minded than Birmingham, Ala.

By April 13, 2014