Science

Lockheed says 'flow' battery will boost use of renewable power

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp hopes to launch a new "flow" battery made of inexpensive, nontoxic materials that can help utilities save money and use more renewable energy, company officials said on Monday.

Gadgets

Glowforge opens public orders for its desktop 3D laser cutter

Hardware startup Glowforge, which makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use, has finally opened up sales to the general public. The maker-targeted device, which can ‘print’ (read: engrave/laser cut) a variety of materi

World

China refuses to recycle more of the world's trash

China will stop importing dozens more types of recyclable materials, including steel waste, used auto parts and old ships.

TV & Radio

Captain Cold's Final Flash Episode Will Also Feature An Arrow Villain

A surprising Arrow-verse baddie has surfaced in recent promotional materials for The Flash.

Business

Electric Vehicles Are Sparking Demand For Ethically-Sourced Materials And Blockchain Solutions

Many of the materials that end up in electric vehicles come from developing nations and politically unstable areas. While there is no technological cure-all, emerging technology like blockchain can make a difference in ethical sourcing.

Travel

8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen in cargo trailer theft; police warn public about buying from private sellers

The trailer, belonging to FFA, also contained audio/visual equipment and other materials needed for an upcoming conference.

Europe

Open Mineral plans to disrupt commodities trading with blockchain

Commodity trading is a very old industry which focuses on raw materials, like lead or copper, that are worth hundreds of billions. These materials are constantly moving from producers to consumers in a global market worth about $80bn, but it often lacks e

Gadgets

Building the Moon without leaving the London area

Hardware isn't easy — especially if you decline to take advantage of the global manufacturing infrastructure, build everything in a flat in London, and use only local labor and materials. But that's what the creators of successful Kickstarter project Mo

Politics

Michael Cohen case: What comes next

The high-profile Monday court hearing tied to the FBI raid on President Trump's personal attorney sets up what could be a drawn-out battle over access to the seized materials.

Cars

Technology is fueling the growing demand for the once-obscure element cobalt

The growing demand for rechargeable batteries could lead to shortages in key materials.

United States

Homebuilder sentiment slips in April due to pressure from tariffs and rising prices

Sentiment among U.S. homebuilders drops due to higher costs for land, labor and materials.

Politics

Trump lawyer tries to prevent use of materials found in FBI raid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is seeking a temporary restraining order regarding searches of Cohen's home and office by FBI agents on Monday, a Justice Department spokesman said on Friday.

Politics

Former top EPA official: Scott Pruitt engaged in “unethical and potentially illegal actions”

A blistering letter from Democratic lawmakers demanded Pruitt turn over all materials related to the alleged abuses

Science

Fire-detecting wallpaper made from materials found in bones and teeth could replace smoke alarms

SCIENTISTS have invented a fire-detecting wallpaper made of materials found in bone, teeth, and hormones that sounds an alarm when it senses heat and flames. Most of the wallpaper you can buy in the shops today is made of highly-flammable materials such a

Technology

From silkworms to software, France's LVMH backs luxury startups

PARIS (Reuters) - France's LVMH is fostering projects by entrepreneurs in the luxury goods sector, including a startup working with silkworms on new materials and another whose software might help detect counterfeits.

Gaming

Fortnite vending machine locations – map reveals where you can find them in Battle Royale

Fortnite just added vending machines that spit out random weapons in exchange for extra materials as part of update v3.4. They come in five different rarity tiers, with the cost going up depending on the machine your’re using. The higher the tier, t

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