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Rethinking Our Risky Reliance on Rare Earth Metals
Our reliance on rare earth minerals, used in everything from smartphones to clean tech, is leaving us exposed to future risks.
A Flying Robot Jellyfish Now Exists
And it could usher in a new generation of smaller, cheaper drones
WATCH: Scientists Unveil ‘Invisibility Cloak’ and Make Teddy Bear Disappear
Hey, all great technologies have to start somewhere
Electric Rice: A Future Way to Charge Your Phone
Common silica from common rice husks could produce a very uncommon battery.
How Computers Can Learn: For Starters, Chuck the Silicon
The power of every computer you’ve ever owned is also its weakness: the digital microchip
Goodbye Silicon, Hello DNA. The Future of Data Storage?
As data storage needs grow more pressing, an unconventional technology offers hope
Google Street View Goes to Antarctica
New footage shows the interior of Shackleton’s hut, stocked with supplies used in early 20th century Antarctic expeditions.
The E-Waste Blight Grows More Dangerous Than Ever
There’s nothing that thrills tech-lovers more than the latest Shiny New Thing. In the first three quarters of 2011 alone, 55 million iPhones were sold—and that was before the release of the 4s this month. That’s a lot of Shiny New Things.
The problem is, Shiny New Things quickly become Familiar Old Things, and nothing seems so …
Typhoon Tests Japan’s Nuclear Resolve
UPDATE: Typhoon Ma-On has been downgraded to a tropical storm. It is expected to move over central Japan today, hitting south of Tokyo before moving out to sea, according to the U.S. Navy. At least one person was reported missing and dozens injured after the storm landed in Japan on Tuesday.
The smiling faces of the young …