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Navy destroyers burn through a thousand gallons of fuel an hour. No wonder researchers have been feverishly working towards alternatives.

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— Aly Windsor, News Editor

How the U.S. Navy will turn seawater into fuel

In a test held last week, researchers made enough liquid hydrocarbon fuel from ocean water to fly a model plane.

BY JANET FANG

In France, it’s illegal for work to contact you after hours

New legislation enforces a disconnect between French citizens and their bosses outside of normal business hours.

BY CHARLIE OSBORNE

China’s crazy customized cars [PHOTOS]

china is home to the world’s flashiest cars. Feast your eyes on these.

BY GABRIELLE JAFFE

Get your Google Glass headset, for one day only

Expect to dig deep into your wallet to buy the wearable technology.

BY CHARLIE OSBORNE

Ikea buys its first U.S. wind farm

The wind farm is expected to generate enough renewable energy per year to power 70 Ikea stores.

BY KIRSTEN KOROSEC

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Cliodynamics:

a science for predicting the future

A controversial new would-be science attempts to find and apply the quantified laws of history.

Even if it fails, the attempt may be worth considering.

BY JOHN RENNIE