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World's First Tesla-Powered Suburb Is Being Built In Melbourne

While the economics of Tesla’s Powerwall are still being debated, this hasn’t stopped Glenvill Development’s “YarraBend” from going ahead. Situated in Alphington, Victoria, 6.5km from the Melbourne CBD, YarraBend promises to be the world’s first full-equipped “Tesla” suburb.


Watch A Robot Possibly Discover Weird Stuff On The Ocean Floor

Space may be called the “final frontier” but what about unexplored areas that are on our very own Earth? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been using the Okeanos Explorer to document uncharted waters since 2010 and it’s off to do it again, this time at the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.


This Photo Editing Software Hopes To Make Your Selfies Look More Attractive

Science has already proven that certain camera lenses can distort your face (so don’t worry if you just can’t seem to look right in photos), but there’s more that can go into your appearance in a selfie. For instance, the closer the camera is to your face, the larger your nose looks, the smaller your ears look, and the more slope that’s applied to your forehead.


The Terrifying Reason This Star Flickers Every Two Minutes

Some 380 light years away in the constellation Scorpius lies a star that has puzzled astronomers for over 40 years. Called AR Scorpii, the star flashes brightly and fades again every couple minutes, like a lightbulb on a dimmer switch. Now, astronomers have identified the cause of the flickering, and it’s a reminder that the cosmos is still rife with terrifying secrets.


Tesla's Powerwall Can Save You Money, But Only In Very Specific Circumstances

Thanks to Natural Solar and the Pfitzner family, we now have real-world usage figures from a solar panel setup and Powerwall combination system. While promising, the announcement was a little light on in details, so we got a hold of the full figures and did a number crunching analysis of the results. So is the setup worth it?


Early Animals Could've Caused Earth's First Mass Extinction Simply By Existing

You don’t need a disastrous, immediate event to bring about the end of the world. Sometimes you just need evolution to take its toll.


Watch A Katana Bend When It Hits Liquid

Video: In order to harden the edge of steel, swords are often heated until they’re impossibly hot and then quenched in liquid to rapidly cool down. This creates a much stronger grain structure in the steel which obviously leads to a much stronger sword. An interesting thing that happens during this quenching process is how the sword dramatically bends before it snaps back into shape (with a slight upward tilt).


Get Your Maths Geek On With This A Capella Hamilton Parody

Video: It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the uber-nerdy A Capella Science series on YouTube. And now it’s back with another super-clever geeky video, parodying the hip-hop opening number of the smash Broadway musical Hamilton.


Hillary Clinton Believes In Science 

In her speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, Hillary Clinton made a lot of promises about her probable US presidential administration. One stood out to us here at Gizmodo.


Why Did This Lake Suddenly Turn Blood Red?

Three months ago, Iran’s Lake Urmia was green. Today, it’s blood red. But it’s not something that’s been added to the lake that caused the change — it’s something that’s been taken out.


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