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How you make your coffee matters

Creating great coffee beverages is definitely an art form but it's just as much a science, and all methods are not created equal.

By November 14, 2014

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The 404 1,480: Where we shock ourselves silly (podcast)

Zapping your brain with spark plugs to improve your videogaming skills and other tales of transhumanism on the rise, inside Jack White's plan to singlehanded bring music back to vinyl, a startup that encourages SF residents to auction their parking spaces, and Nintendo skins deeper into financial sludge.

By May 7, 2014

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The 404 1,480: Where we shock ourselves silly

Zapping your brain with spark plugs to improve your videogaming skills and other tales of transhumanism on the rise; inside Jack White's plan to singlehandedly bring music back to vinyl; a startup that encourages SF residents to auction their parking spaces; and Nintendo skims deeper into financial sludge.

By May 7, 2014

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Future robots powered by pee? Urine luck!

How to power robots that go where humans fear to tread? A new device works like an artificial heart to pump pee into the "engine room" of self-sustaining bots.

By November 11, 2013

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Kilo: We want to ride this glow-in-the-dark bike

Crave explores Kilo, one of the first mass-produced glow-in-the-dark bicycles to hit the pavement.

By August 21, 2012

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Micromidas to test sludge-to-plastic tech

Another way to use waste: a California start-up plans to test a mobile wastewater biorefinery that turns sewage sludge into a biodegradable plastic.

By May 27, 2010

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Apple planning environmental audits of Chinese supply chain

USA Today says it has spoken with Chinese environmental activists that have confirmed Apple will soon bring in independent environmental auditors.

By February 21, 2012

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Android vs. iPhone vs. Windows Phone: Pick your smartphone OS

You asked and we answered! Here are our most recurring questions about iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone, plus tips that could help people on the fence find their next smartphone OS.

By November 23, 2011

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How Apple and Greenpeace made peace

Steve Jobs and environmental watchdog Greenpeace publicly battled over toxics in Apple products but under Jobs' leadership, Apple designed cleaner products and improved its environmental practices.

By October 7, 2011

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Sponge absorbs 180 times its weight (in toxic sludge)

Researchers in China have adapted carbon nanotubes into a sponge-like material that can be squeezed dry and used to mop up oil spills.

By November 10, 2009