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Tesla's Powerwall And Solar Panels 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?

Meet The Guys Who Cracked Pokemon GO Wide Open

I’m in the back of a Gregory’s Coffee in New York’s midtown across from Dronpes and flanked by Moots7, who are careful to tell me as little about themselves as possible. From what I can gather Moots works in finance and comes from rural Colorado, while Dronpes is a developer at a tech company, hard-working with a cautious, controlling streak. Both are tall, stubbly white guys in their late 20s — the right age to have fond memories of the first generation Pokemon games. Six months ago they embarked on creating The Silph Road, a project that has become the Pokemon GO player’s bible.

Space Threw Something At California Last Night

Around 9:30PM last night, residents of Northern California began reporting bright lights in the sky that could be seen as far away as Las Vegas.

Craftsman's New Toolboxes Can Be Unlocked With A Smartphone

Tools are expensive, but so is having to replace your rolling tool chest, because you misplaced its key in your workshop and had to physically cut the lock open. So Craftsman’s new Pro Series storage units feature Bluetooth-connected locks that can be opened and secured using an app — just don’t lose your smartphone.

The Year's Best Astronomy Photos Will Take You To Another Dimension

Image Cache: The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has announced its shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. From nebulas and auroras through to starbursts and solar eclipses, these photographs will rekindle your sense of wonder.

Ancient Egyptians Could Have Been Fat And Lazy Too

Don’t let anyone tell you that the modern diet is significantly worse than the diets of ancient populations. Apparently, even the wealthiest of our ancestors could’ve been lazy and fat too.

Apollo Astronauts Are Five Times More Likely To Die Of Heart Problems

Jim Irwin, Apollo 15. Donn Eisele, Apollo 7. Ronald Evans, Apollo 17. Wally Schirra, Apollo 7. Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11. These are all Apollo astronauts who died of heart attacks or related complications. All told, 43 per cent of deceased astronauts from the Apollo missions died from cardiovascular problems, according to a new study published today in Nature‘s Scientific Reports.

Mr Robot Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: The Origin Of Mr Robot Is Totally Whack

The first 10 minutes of the latest Mr Robot didn’t follow through on the murderers out to find F Society hackers or the hunt for F Society by the FBI. Instead, it took a break and cast us into a dreamlike flashback to the origin of F Society, and of Mr Robot‘s most pernicious villain: Mr Robot himself.

Lately, Science Has Been Having A Lot Of Fun With Hydrogels

Hydrogel-based materials are the basis of many experiments in the science community, having been utilised in new ways to cool down buildings, make better condoms and to generate soft tissues. They’re already used in contact lenses, and you can eat them with your jelly (or a version of them anyway).

English Bulldogs Have Reached A Genetic Dead End

The English Bulldog is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, but it’s also one of the unhealthiest. An upsetting new analysis now shows that these stocky, wrinkly-faced dogs lack the genetic diversity required to improve the breed, and that their current level of health is as good as it’s ever going to get.

RIP Jerry Doyle, Babylon 5's Mr Garibaldi

Jerry Doyle, best known for his role as Chief of Security Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5, has passed away at the age of 60.

Cancer Has Been A Deadly Problem For Longer Than We Thought

Two recent recent discoveries, of a 1.7 million-year-old cancerous foot bone and a two million-year-old vertebrae ravaged by tumours, show that cancer has been bothering us for a while. So it’s not strictly a modern disease.

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