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Research lab blunder leads to 4x longer-lasting Li-ion battery

Researchers who accidentally left a batch of anodes to soak in chemicals for hours longer than they were supposed to have stumbled across a method of getting Li-ion batteries to last for four times longer than they ordinarily would.

Spotify will now make you a new playlist to try every Monday

Spotify is launching a new way of discovering music to listen to. The streaming service will be adding a feature that will automatically generate users personalised playlists of tracks that they may like, refreshing the list with new entries each week.

Testing the tech of the 'future' at Toronto's Discovery event Special

Toronto - At Toronto's Discovery conference lies the tech of the near and distant future — from lifelike video game avatars to a headband for stress relief, there's a little bit of everything.

Graphene light bulb headed for shops, cuts energy use by 10%

The first commercially viable consumer product to be built from graphene is to go on sale before the end of the year. The dimmable light bulb will use 10% less energy than other bulbs but will last longer because of graphene's increased conductivity.

Scientists find new way to control light for next gen computing

Scientists have created a device reminiscent of a bee's honeycomb that can twist beams of light around tighter curves than has ever been witnessed before. This could become a powerful way of transmitting data on circuit boards in next gen computers.

Chinese farmer stumbles across 7.85kg of gold on ground

A farmer in a remote region of China has stumbled across a huge gold nugget on the ground on the land. The incredible find has an expected value of at least $250,000.

Stonehenge dig finds 6,000-year-old encampment

Archaeologists are saying that an amazing new discovery near the ancient Stonehenge site in the UK may "rewrite British history."

Video: Paul Rosolie to be 'Eaten Alive' by anaconda on Discovery

A wildlife filmmaker, Paul Rosolie, 26, has announced that he will allow himself to be swallowed alive on camera by an anaconda while dressed in a custom-built, snake-proof suit for protection.

Scientific discovery changes how we view the moon

Most of our readers probably think of the moon as a circle, or perhaps as a "big pizza pie" as one song puts it. Researchers have now found that it is actually shaped like a lemon.

Siberian team finds evidence that most dinosaurs had feathers

According to a paper published by Russian researchers, our understanding of dinosaur tissues is wrong. Feathers may have possibly been a part of many body structures during that era.

Scientists discover massive earth-like planet

A recent news release from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center announced the discovery of a planet similar to but massively larger than the earth. This amazing find is shaking up the scientific world.

Photo essay: Top 10 new species for 2014

An appealing carnivorous mammal, a 12-meter-tall tree that has been hiding in plain sight and a sea anemone that lives under an Antarctic glacier are among the species identified as the most interesting "new finds" discovered last year.

Astronomers ring in startling asteroid find

Paris - Astonished astronomers said Wednesday they had found rings around an asteroid, the smallest object known to have this feature and only the fifth after Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.The twin rings around a rock called Chariklo were spotted in June...

Discovery chairman Hendricks to retire from board

John Hendricks, the founder of Discovery Communications Inc, will retire as the media company's chairman and from its board in May, Discovery announced on Thursday.

Review: ‘Canopy’ is a silent triumph Special

In ‘Canopy,’ an Australian fighter pilot is shot down over Singapore during WWII and unites with a Chinese soldier to survive.

Olinguito, the newest animal discovery

Olinguito has a long tail, orange fur and big eyes and is said to resemble a cross between a domestic cat and a teddy bear. Olingutio happens to be the newest mammal and the first carnivore discovered in the Americas in the last 35 years.

AT&T buys Verizon Wireless spectrum for $1.9 billion

Wireless mobile phone service provider AT&T is making a very big investment, $1.9 billion to be exact. This deal takes place with the biggest network providers by subscriber - Verizon Wireless.

First fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen found

Odense - In something of a fairy tale situation, the handwritten book lost for decades in a dusty box in the Danish National Archives, which experts claim is the writer's "first fairy tale", has been found.

Rarest whale seen for first time ever, but not in the sea

The spade-toothed beaked whale is a marine mammal that has eluded the witness of mankind in the vast, deep waters of the ocean for all of its history. But with the discovery of not one, but two full bodies of these animals more about them will be known.

New Gaga fern genus named after mega pop star

Durham - When a scientist discovered a new genus of ferns, which is described as having a “somewhat fluid definitions of gender", she decided to name her new discovery "Gaga".

Shuttle Enterprise takes flight today to N.Y.C.

New York - Shuttle Enterprise is set to take flight today from the Washington D.C. metro area to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

NASA officials delay shuttle Enterprise flight to New York City

On Mon. shuttle Enterprise was scheduled to fly from Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va. to New York City's John F. Kennedy airport. This flight has been delayed due to possible rain.

TopFinds: Trump's visit to Toronto, Discovery shuttle's last trip

The Donald comes to Toronto to cut the ribbon of his new tower downtown. The Discovery shuttle returns to its final resting place. Who made a real-life Star Trek Tricorder? These are the top stories on DigitalJournal.com.

Discovery arrives at Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center Special

Chantilly - Today Space Shuttle Discovery completed its final voyage as it now embarks upon its next mission. This morning the space shuttle arrived at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Va.

Space Shuttle Discovery surprises region with multiple fly-overs Special

Chantilly - Space Shuttle Discovery arrived this morning to a safe landing at Dulles International Airport. All morning spectators in the Washington D.C. area were awaiting Discovery's arrival from Florida.

Video: Space Shuttle Discovery flies final mission

The Space Shuttle Discovery has just made its last flight over the U.S.A on its way to its new home at the National Air and Space Museum.

Space Shuttle Discovery gets ready for trip to Washington-Dulles

Chantilly - Fairfax County is getting ready to welcome Space Shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, located at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Va.

Smithsonian announces plans to celebrate the arrival of Discovery

Chantilly - After a period of speculation, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has announced the details for the festivities surrounding the arrival of the space shuttle Discovery in Northern Virginia.

NASA finds cocaine at Kennedy Space Center

Cape Canaveral - NASA has reported the discovery of a small bag of cocaine at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. An official investigation has been launched by the Inspector General's office to determine who brought the drugs onto the government owned facility.

Discovery retired after perfect mission

Discovery landed for the last time today after blasting off February 24 carrying supplies to the International Space Station. The shuttle will be sent to a museum.
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People excitedly lined up in anticipation of Space Shuttle Discovery s arrival to the Steven F. Udva...
People excitedly lined up in anticipation of Space Shuttle Discovery's arrival to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on Apr. 19, 2012
Space shuttle Discovery s liftoff from Launch Pad 39A at NASA s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a...
Space shuttle Discovery's liftoff from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a picturesque, warm, late February afternoon was witnessed by news media representatives near the countdown clock at the Press Site. Launch of the STS-133 mission was at 4:53 p.m. EST on Feb. 24.
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Enterprise and Discovery come together
Enterprise and Discovery come together
Space Shuttle Discovery located at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Cente...
Space Shuttle Discovery located at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.
Astronauts Ken Cockrell and Bob Zimmermann stop to talk with visitors
Astronauts Ken Cockrell and Bob Zimmermann stop to talk with visitors
Space Shuttle Discovery now calls Smithsonian s Air and Space Museum at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ...
Space Shuttle Discovery now calls Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center home
Space Shuttle Discovery comes into view. You can see the accompanying plane off to the left
Space Shuttle Discovery comes into view. You can see the accompanying plane off to the left
Enterprise and Discovery come nose-to-nose  a historical event
Enterprise and Discovery come nose-to-nose, a historical event
Space shuttle Discovery
Space shuttle Discovery
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High School students await the arrival of Space Shuttle Discovery
High School students await the arrival of Space Shuttle Discovery
Former Senator and Astronaut John Glenn speaks at Welcome Discovery at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Former Senator and Astronaut John Glenn speaks at Welcome Discovery at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
During the STS-131 mission s first spacewalk  which lasted about 6.5 hours  NASA astronaut Rick Mast...
During the STS-131 mission's first spacewalk, which lasted about 6.5 hours, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio helped move a new 1,700-pound ammonia tank from space shuttle Discovery's cargo bay to a temporary parking place on the station, retrieved an experiment from the Japanese Kibo Laboratory exposed facility and replaced a Rate Gyro Assembly on one of the truss segments.
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Discovery s final voyage is almost complete as she is moved into the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Discovery's final voyage is almost complete as she is moved into the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
 The new Marble Canyon fossil bed was found by an expedition team from the Royal Ontario Museum who ...
"The new Marble Canyon fossil bed was found by an expedition team from the Royal Ontario Museum who made the trek to the Canadian Rockies."
Michael Streng
Arrival of Discovery to Dulles International Airport on Apr. 17  2012
Arrival of Discovery to Dulles International Airport on Apr. 17, 2012

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