How a ‘world-changing’ indoor solar cell promises everlasting electronics

How a ‘world-changing’ indoor solar cell promises everlasting electronics

Every six seconds, a top-secret printer in a factory on the northern outskirts of Stockholm produces sheets worth thousands of euros each. Each one contains 108 miniature solar cells that will soon find their way into everyday gadgets – from keyboards to headphones – fundamentally changing the way we interact with technology. According to their … Read more

FA Cup Final 2024, Man City vs Man Utd: What time is it today and what TV channel is it on?

FA Cup Final 2024, Man City vs Man Utd: What time is it today and what TV channel is it on?

Harry Maguire will miss the FA Cup final due to a muscle injury – Shutterstock/Adam Vaughan The FA Cup final is on the program this afternoon and for the second time in as many years it is a Manchester derby. Should Manchester United win the FA Cup final, it will be their thirteenth FA Cup … Read more

What Philadelphians need to know about the city’s 7,000-camera surveillance system

What Philadelphians need to know about the city’s 7,000-camera surveillance system

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently investigated Philadelphia’s use of what it described as a “little-examined 7,000-camera system that subjects residents across the city to heightened surveillance with few rules or safeguards against abuse.” The article details how Philadelphia narcotics police not only allegedly failed to disclose their use of video surveillance in arrest reports or to … Read more

Massive new NASA exoplanet catalog reveals 126 extreme and exotic worlds

Massive new NASA exoplanet catalog reveals 126 extreme and exotic worlds

A new catalog of 126 extrasolar worlds contains a plethora of newly discovered planets – some extreme and exotic in nature, but others could potentially support life as we know it. The mix of planets in the catalog is further evidence of the vast and wild variety of worlds beyond our cosmic backyard; it even … Read more

Animals treat themselves to plants – behavior that humans have observed and imitated for millennia

Animals treat themselves to plants – behavior that humans have observed and imitated for millennia

When a wild orangutan in Sumatra recently suffered a facial wound, apparently after a fight with another male, he did something that caught the attention of the scientists who were observing him. The animal was chewing on the leaves of a liana, a plant not normally eaten by monkeys. Over several days, the orangutan gently … Read more

China’s seaside haven for the ‘prone’ generation

China’s seaside haven for the ‘prone’ generation

Every summer since the days of Mao Zedong, leaders of the Chinese Communist Party flock to the coastal town of Beidaihe to debate the country’s future from the comfort of luxurious seaside villas hidden behind high walls. A four-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Beijing, it was a perfect place to escape the … Read more

OneXPlayer X1 review

OneXPlayer X1 review

There are a whole host of ‘if only’ features of the OneXPlayer X1 that could have turned this interesting take on the market into a truly great portable gaming PC. If only the Meteor Lake silicon was efficient enough to deliver a breakthrough level of handheld battery life. If only the Xe GPU architecture was … Read more

Erik ten Hag is at high risk of being sacked even if Man Utd win the FA Cup

Erik ten Hag is at high risk of being sacked even if Man Utd win the FA Cup

Erik ten Hag leaves for London for the FA Cup final against Manchester City – Zenpix Ltd/Paul Cousans Erik ten Hag is under serious threat of being sacked as Manchester United manager, even though he masterminded a Wembley upset in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester City. Although United sources continued to insist on Friday … Read more

Do stars disappear into their own black holes? A bizarre binary system says ‘yes’

Do stars disappear into their own black holes?  A bizarre binary system says ‘yes’

Scientists have found strong evidence that some massive stars end their existence with a whimper, not a bang, and sink into one black hole of their own making without the light and fury of one supernova. To understand why this is important, we need to start with a crash course in stellar evolution. Stars generate … Read more