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Lego announces a $150 million plan to seek a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to the oil-based plastics it has traditionally used.
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.
Our intrepid Appliance Science columnist shows you how to make the ideal ice for your summer cocktail.
Exposure to traffic noises doesn't just make us madder. It may also make us fatter, according to a new study from Sweden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.