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New Nanowire Batteries Can Be Charged More Than 100,000 Times

Li-on batteries gradually deteriorate as they’re repeatedly drained and recharged. But now researchers from University of California, Irvine have developed a new nano-wire battery that can survive hundreds of thousands of charging cycles.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 21st

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Report: Theranos Is Under Criminal Investigation

The blood-testing company Theranos has been at the receiving end of biting criticism for months now. But it seems things have finally come to a head: A new report claims that the company is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 19th

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Ultrasound Provides 30Mbps Wireless Data Streaming Through Flesh

Wi-fi is great, but it doesn’t pass through the human body very well. Now a team of researchers has shown that it can use ultrasound to send data through chunks of flesh at up to 30 megabits per second.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 15th

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Nanotubes Self-Assemble Into Wires With a Blast From a Tesla Coil

From chaos, some order and energy—at least if you’re a bunch of carbon nanotubes being blasted by a Tesla coil.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 15th

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Apple Reportedly Planning to Overhaul the App Store With Better Search

Navigating Apple’s App Store is... frustrating . Now, a new report suggests that plans are afoot to make it a little easier.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 15th

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Solar-Powered Airplane Solar Impulse 2 to Continue Round-the-World Flight

Over a year ago, the solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 started its audacious round-the-world trip —but it became so damaged that it had to pull up short in Hawaii . Now, it’s ready to fly again.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 15th

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Verizon Users Can Score 2GB of Free Data Just By Using Android Pay

If you’re with Verizon, some good news: Use Google Pay and you can earn yourself 2GB of delicious mobile data for free.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 15th

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These Virus Trading Cards Should Be a Real Game

The best games are the geekiest games—which is why I’d desperately like these virus trading cards to become a real thing.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 14th

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FBI Might Not Be Able to Tell Apple How It Unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone Even If It Wanted to

Despite paying a team of hackers to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone , the FBI may have no power to share the secrets behind the method.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 14th

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The US Is Attacking Islamic State With ‘Cyber Bombs’

In the ongoing fight against Islamic State, the US is said to be attacking militants with “cyber bombs” according to Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 14th

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