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No, Tesla doesn’t lose $4,000 every time they sell a Model S

No, Tesla doesn’t lose $4,000 every time they sell a Model S

Since Tesla's second quarter earnings report, catchy headlines have been popping up saying the company is losing $4,000 for every car sold. That figure has been arrived at by some simple math: Tesla

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Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

Climate change, hybrids, and bears, oh my! In an unusual twist of the climate change saga, polar bears and grizzly bears are increasingly interbreeding and scientists are taking note. Since 2006, several

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The ESA launched kombucha into space to see whether it can survive

The ESA launched kombucha into space to see whether it can survive

The preferred fermented beverage of every modern flower child is currently bolted onto the outside of the International Space Station, exposed to the harsh elements beyond our protective atmosphere, as it

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Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time ever

Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time ever

In what feels like a moment right out of Star Trek, members of the Expedition 44 crew on the International Space Station will eat the very first crops grown in space -- lettuce. Monday, a batch of red

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Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet that would fly from NYC to London in 1 hour

Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet that would fly from NYC to London in 1 hour

A new hypersonic jet design from Airbus, which was just approved by the US Patents and Trademark Office, looks to create something of a successor to the now-retired Concorde. But, rather than flying at a

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Tesla unveils futuristic robotic snake charger for electric vehicles

Tesla unveils futuristic robotic snake charger for electric vehicles

Tesla is one step closer to making its revolutionary robotic “snake arm” charging system commercially available with today’s release of a video demonstrating the serpentine prototype. Unleashed

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The World’s First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

The World’s First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

Hansmeyer and Dillenburger’s 3D printed “room” looks like a historic temple or an architectural fragment from a more decorative era. The room was printed in large chunks over the course of a month,

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New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30 percent

New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30 percent

Researchers at University of California Riverside have created a coating for solar panels that could improve solar photovoltaic efficiency by 30 percent or more. “The infrared region of the solar

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Underwater “Stonehenge” discovered near Sicily is over 10,000-years-old

Underwater “Stonehenge” discovered near Sicily is over 10,000-years-old

Off the coast of Sicily, researchers have discovered a giant stone monolith submerged in a shallow channel. A report published in Science Direct suggests the man-made object was created by an ancient

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The world’s fastest charging electric bus powers up in 10 seconds flat

The world’s fastest charging electric bus powers up in 10 seconds flat

The world's fastest-charging electric bus, which takes as little as 10 seconds to completely recharge, is now in service in the coastal city of Ningbo, China. The bus, manufactured in Ningbo by China

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Eco-conscious Neeson Cripps Academy will empower Cambodia’s impoverished youth

Eco-conscious Neeson Cripps Academy will empower Cambodia’s impoverished youth

The five-story Neeson Cripps Academy will offer free education to approximately 300 students from the local families who previously made a living off of scavenging the former Steung Meanchey dumpsite. The

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Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

Berlin-based design studio NOWlab created a piece of furniture inspired by layering and natural recycling of ice inside a glacier. The idea of the optimum material cycle has been translated into furniture

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Watch Lexus’ working hoverboard fly over water and jump a moving car

Watch Lexus’ working hoverboard fly over water and jump a moving car

Since 1989, and the release of Back to the Future, Part II, the world has been anxiously waiting for the ability to scoot over the sidewalk on our own personal hoverboards. There's been some previous

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World’s first 3D-printed drug wins FDA approval

World’s first 3D-printed drug wins FDA approval

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its first 3D-printed drug. The medicine is Aprecia's epilepsy-fighting Spritam. Drugmakers turned to 3D printing to solve the problem of

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Brilliant VeinViewer makes it easier (and less painful) to find a patient’s vein

Brilliant VeinViewer makes it easier (and less painful) to find a patient’s vein

Whether you're terrified of needles or perfectly at ease in the nurse's chair, feeling the "stick" is far from a pleasant feeling, never mind the increasing tension that comes with being stuck multiple

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100,000 LEED-certified ceramic tiles clad Milan’s restored Rainbow Tower

100,000 LEED-certified ceramic tiles clad Milan’s restored Rainbow Tower

Originally built in the 1960s an anonymous water tower, the 115-foot-tall structure was saved from demolition in 1990 and renovated into the Torre Arcobaleno, a colorful totem dedicated to the Soccer

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Massive wildfire threatens 6,300 properties north of San Francisco

Massive wildfire threatens 6,300 properties north of San Francisco

The largest of 23 major wildfires currently burning in drought-stricken California has destroyed two dozen houses, while over 12,000 people have been advised to flee their homes in the Lower Lake region.

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World’s first Braille smartwatch gives blind people a lifeline to information

World’s first Braille smartwatch gives blind people a lifeline to information

In countries where smartphones are popular, it’s common to see folks walking down the street, tiny screen in hand, as they navigate to a new cafe, text with a buddy, or read an email from their boss.

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Homeless folks help feed their entire shelter with this flourishing rooftop garden

Homeless folks help feed their entire shelter with this flourishing rooftop garden

Metro Atlanta Task Force For The Homeless, homeless shelters, homeless planted garden, rooftop garden, urban gardening, healthy eating, healthy food, organically grown produce, green roof Metro Atlanta

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Butterflies may hold the secret to increasing solar output by 50 percent

Butterflies may hold the secret to increasing solar output by 50 percent

The secret to cheaper, more efficient solar power may lie in the unassuming wings of the butterfly. The Cabbage White butterfly folds its wings in a v-shape in order to heat up their flight muscles before

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The SunPort lets you support solar power any time, anywhere

The SunPort lets you support solar power any time, anywhere

A little company called SunPort is launching a crowdfunding campaign that could change the clean energy game in a new way. SunPort is a smart device that looks like an ordinary outlet extender, save for

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Facebook unveils solar-powered Aquila plane that will beam the internet to remote locations

Facebook unveils solar-powered Aquila plane that will beam the internet to remote locations

It has long been in the works, but Facebook’s solar-powered, internet-giving plane is finally ready to take to the skies. The social media giant recently unveiled the Aquila, a V-shaped drone with the

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You can wear these removable 3D-printed casts in the shower – and they speed up the healing process

You can wear these removable 3D-printed casts in the shower – and they speed up the healing process

Bespoke, manufacturer of custom prosthetic limbs, has started using 3d printing to make custom cast prototypes that would stabilize broken body parts just like conventional casts. Unlike the traditional

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Australia reveals the world’s first solar powered “e-paper” traffic signs

Australia reveals the world’s first solar powered “e-paper” traffic signs

Sydney is leading the way in eco-friendly traffic signs by using solar-powered, “electronic ink” signs. Completely sustainable and able to be updated at the drop of a hat, the technology, which uses

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Scientists transform human cells into lasers

Scientists transform human cells into lasers

That youthful glow you sometimes exude may no longer be just the light. Scientists from Harvard Medical School have developed three ways to use individual cells and turn them into functioning lasers that

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Daniel Libeskind to build soaring pyramid skyscraper in Jerusalem

Daniel Libeskind to build soaring pyramid skyscraper in Jerusalem

Studio Daniel Libeskind and local architect Yigal Levi, unveiled  new renderings of the high-rise design in Jerusalem's downtown area, first unveiled in 2011. Dubbed the Pyramid, this multi-purpose tower

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Google starts equipping Street View cars with air pollution sensors

Google starts equipping Street View cars with air pollution sensors

Google Street View cars have been patrolling for years now, providing limitless information about the world we live in and creeping us out when we search for our own homes. Recently, Google partnered with

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Ford’s new headlights can automatically shine a light on pedestrians and animals

Ford’s new headlights can automatically shine a light on pedestrians and animals

Driving at night can be a bit unnerving on unlit roads, since it can be a bit difficult to see potential hazards on the road. Ford has revealed that it is working on new advanced headlights that use radar

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New Bubble Greenhouses could produce fresh water and food in drought-stricken regions

New Bubble Greenhouses could produce fresh water and food in drought-stricken regions

A bubble greenhouse sounds just like the kind of thing one would put in a preschool to grow bubbles or use as a bouncy house or some such thing. Instead, researchers are looking to create a bubble

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This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

Natural disasters are Mother Nature’s way of showing us just how powerful she is and how fragile and unpredictable our lives can be. Survivors of such events find themselves without some of the most

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