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Lego to stop producing petroleum-based plastic bricks

Lego announces a $150 million plan to seek a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to the oil-based plastics it has traditionally used.

By June 29, 2015

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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015

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Appliance Science: In search of the perfect ice cube

Our intrepid Appliance Science columnist shows you how to make the ideal ice for your summer cocktail.

By June 4, 2015

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Can train, plane and automobile noise make us gain weight?

Exposure to traffic noises doesn't just make us madder. It may also make us fatter, according to a new study from Sweden.

By May 27, 2015

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Inside the multibillion-dollar quest to make faster, cheaper gadgets

Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.

By April 16, 2015

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Dungeons & Dragons art goes to the dogs

Humans aren't the only ones who like to befriend wizards, battle dragons and drink mead with dwarves. Man's best friend gets in on the elf-bonding action in this awesome art tribute to dogs, dice and D&D.

By November 16, 2014

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Appliance Science: The circulating physics of convection ovens

How can a fan make things cook quicker? It's all about the physics of circulating air. Appliance Science looks at how convection ovens work.

By March 18, 2015

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Flying the dream: Martin Aircraft puts jetpack joyrides within reach

From the James Bond jet belt to a "Jetsons"-inspired "motorbike in the sky," one New Zealand company is bringing the dream of jetpack travel to reality -- and thanks to a significant new investment, it could be here sooner than you think.

By February 23, 2015

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Dark matter guides growth of supermassive black holes

A winner has been declared in the debate about stars, dark matter and black holes, and it can help us understand how elliptical galaxies grow.

By February 19, 2015

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NSA planted surveillance software on hard drives, report says

Security vendor Kaspersky outs a group capable of inserting spying software onto hard drives around the world, while Reuters fingers the NSA as the culprit.

By February 17, 2015