Timon Singh

 

Timon Singh is a graduate of Liverpool University where he received a degree in Social and Economic History.

He is currently an online editor who has previously worked for BBC Magazines and written extensively on a wide range of subjects including cinema, global infrastructure, renewable energy, transportation and even his dog.

He currently resides in Bristol, UK.

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The Caribbean’s Coral Reefs Could Soon Be Extinct

The Caribbean’s Coral Reefs Could Soon Be Extinct

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has released a report saying that the Caribbean's iconic reefs are in sharp decline, with live coral coverage down to an average of just eight

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Swifty Scooters: Beautiful Hand-Made Adult Kick Scooters Designed for Urban Mobility

Swifty Scooters: Beautiful Hand-Made Adult Kick Scooters Designed for Urban Mobility

A husband and wife team from the UK are the brains behind Swifty Scooters – a range of adult kick scooters that, through innovative design, “demonstrates a 21st century relevance to

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Elektra One Solar Plane Now Comes With its Own Photovoltaic Charging Trailer

Elektra One Solar Plane Now Comes With its Own Photovoltaic Charging Trailer

SolarWorld and PC-Aero's Elektra One Solar Plane harnesses energy from the sun to help it fly with zero-emissions. We covered the maiden flight of the solar plane in the past, and Elektra One

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Finnish Researchers Develop Electricity-Free Computer Powered By Water Droplets

Finnish Researchers Develop Electricity-Free Computer Powered By Water Droplets

Water Droplet photo from Shutterstock A team of Finnish researchers from Aalto University has developed a new concept for computing that doesn't require standard electric power. Instead, the

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Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

Harvard Team Creates Extremely Stretchy Gel To Replace Damaged Cartilage In Joints

A team from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have managed to create an extremely tough gel that is capable of being stretched to 21 times its length. It is hoped that

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BMW Guggenheim Lab Creates ‘Dynamic Connections’: A Crowd-Sourced Cycle Map for Berlin Cyclists

BMW Guggenheim Lab Creates ‘Dynamic Connections’: A Crowd-Sourced Cycle Map for Berlin Cyclists

The problem with cycling in a big city is that many maps are outdated, and certain routes aren't exactly 'cyclist-safe'. With this in mind, BMW Guggenheim Lab and Lab City Project have created

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Santa Cruz Team Proposes That Sea Otters Could Help Slow Global Warming

Santa Cruz Team Proposes That Sea Otters Could Help Slow Global Warming

Sea Otter Image via Shutterstock Two researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz have suggested that sea otters could play a significant role in the fight against global

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British 19-Year-Old Takes Incredible Satellite Pictures Using a £30 Camera and a Helium Balloon.

British 19-Year-Old Takes Incredible Satellite Pictures Using a £30 Camera and a Helium Balloon.

It seems that taking amazing pictures of Earth from space is no longer a task solely for NASA and astronauts on board the International Space Station. A 19-year old teenager in the UK has

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400 Trees Cut Down to Make Way For Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Los Angeles Arrival

400 Trees Cut Down to Make Way For Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Los Angeles Arrival

Ever since the Space Shuttle fleet was retired last year, several spacecraft have gone to new homes for the public to enjoy. Their journeys have often been spectacular, such as the Enterprise

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Rogers Feng’s Human-Powered Refrigeration System Wins US James Dyson Award

Rogers Feng’s Human-Powered Refrigeration System Wins US James Dyson Award

Human-Powered Refrigerator Case A human-powered refrigeration system designed to help in the distribution of vaccines in developing nations has been named the US Winner of the James Dyson

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Powerscape Solar Canopy Provides Power and Shelter in the Desert

Powerscape Solar Canopy Provides Power and Shelter in the Desert

The world's deserts receive a tremendous amount of solar exposure - in fact, it's estimated that if just 0.3% of the Saharan Desert was used for a concentrating solar plant, it would produce

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Frank Gehry Donates $100,000 to SCIARC to Create Architecture Prize

Frank Gehry Donates $100,000 to SCIARC to Create Architecture Prize

Frank Gehry is probably the most well-known living architect in the world and this week further established his legacy with $100,000 donation to the Southern California Institute of Architecture

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US Scientists Develop Technique to Remotely Control Cockroaches

US Scientists Develop Technique to Remotely Control Cockroaches

  A team of researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique to remotely control and steer cockroaches via an electronic interface. While at first glance

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Pope Benedict XVI Receives Exclusive All-Electric Popemobile From Renault

Pope Benedict XVI Receives Exclusive All-Electric Popemobile From Renault

Pope Benedict XVI has been dubbed “the green pope” for implementing solar power at the Vatican and making it the “greenest state in the world”, supporting environment causes and

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Astronauts Fix the International Space Station With a Modified Common Toothbrush

Astronauts Fix the International Space Station With a Modified Common Toothbrush

Toothbrush photo from Shutterstock When it comes to sheer ingenuity, you can't beat the geniuses at NASA. After all, these are the people that put the Curiosity Rover on Mars, men on the moon

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DARPA’s Robot Cheetah Can Now Run Faster Than Usain Bolt!

DARPA’s Robot Cheetah Can Now Run Faster Than Usain Bolt!

In March, we reported that Boston Dynamics and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Cheetah bot had shattered the world speed record for legged robots with a running speed of 18

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BlackLight’s “Hydrino Theory” (Which Produces Electric Energy From The Conversion of Water To Hydrogen) Validated!

BlackLight’s “Hydrino Theory” (Which Produces Electric Energy From The Conversion of Water To Hydrogen) Validated!

BlackLight’s new “Hydrino theory” process, which directly produces electric energy from the conversion of water vapor to a new, more stable form of hydrogen, has received

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Giant Human Head Sculpture Unveiled On Rio’s Botafogo Beach By Artist Jaume Plensa

Giant Human Head Sculpture Unveiled On Rio’s Botafogo Beach By Artist Jaume Plensa

Rio de Janeiro's famous Botafago beach has a new sculpture attraction in the form of a giant head. The white carving stands 12m (39-foot) tall, and portrays a 14-year old girl’s head with her

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Ale to the Chief! White House Releases President Obama’s Honey Ale Beer Brewing Recipe

Ale to the Chief! White House Releases President Obama’s Honey Ale Beer Brewing Recipe

When it comes to elections, some voters vote for the candidate who they would most like to have a beer with. If that's the case, the 2012 election will be easy to decide - Mitt Romney doesn't

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Benefits of Organic Food Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals

Benefits of Organic Food Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals

It makes sense to this writer that organic food is a healthier option than convention produce, which is grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Take away those harmful chemicals, and

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NASA and Mongabay Create Global Forest Disturbance Alert System to Track Deforestation

NASA and Mongabay Create Global Forest Disturbance Alert System to Track Deforestation

Deforestation Image via Shutterstock A collaboration between NASA researchers at Ames laboratory in California and the environmental news and watchdog site, Mongabay has created a tool that

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Impact of Melting Arctic Ice Will Be Equal to Unleashing 20 Years Of CO2 Emissions

Impact of Melting Arctic Ice Will Be Equal to Unleashing 20 Years Of CO2 Emissions

Satellites recently showed that Arctic ice is melting 50% faster than expected, and that sea ice levels are set to hit a record low. Now ice scientist Professor Peter Wadhams has revealed to

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Claire Lomas Becomes the First Person to Take a ReWalk Bionic Exoskeleton Home for Daily Use

Claire Lomas Becomes the First Person to Take a ReWalk Bionic Exoskeleton Home for Daily Use

The ReWalk is a revolutionary exoskeleton that enables paraplegics to stand, walk, and even climb stairs. Designed by Argo Medical Technologies, the bionic suit enhances simple body movements in

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Chinese City of Guangzhou To Limit New Car Ownership Via Lottery System

Chinese City of Guangzhou To Limit New Car Ownership Via Lottery System

Photo via Shutterstock The idea that China's roads are mostly populated by bicycles is unfortunately a fading concept. In many major Chinese cities, traffic congestion is a massive problem,

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Vanderbilt University Students Create Green Spinach Solar Cells

Vanderbilt University Students Create Green Spinach Solar Cells

Everyone knows that Popeye got his strength from spinach, but a team of researchers at Vanderbilt University believe we harness certain properties from spinach in order to generate electricity.

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European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

Europe is a big place and as such, climate change will affect the continent's cities in different ways. For example, if sea levels rise, there is a good chance that Venice will be underwater,

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UK’s New Environment Secretary Appointment Raises Cause for Concern Among Green Groups

UK’s New Environment Secretary Appointment Raises Cause for Concern Among Green Groups

Yesterday UK Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled his cabinet in the first major restructuring since the coalition Conservative-Lib Dem government came to power in 2010. One of the major

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Former NASA Engineer Develops mWater App to Test Water Quality

Former NASA Engineer Develops mWater App to Test Water Quality

Environmental engineer John Feighery always wanted to be an astronaut, but instead he ended up designing the bathroom for the International Space Station. That project gave him a unique

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Penn State Team Says Not Rely On Fungi To Store Planet’s Extra Carbon

Penn State Team Says Not Rely On Fungi To Store Planet’s Extra Carbon

There has been a general consensus that plant life such as fungi and other biomass would be a key asset in preventing and mitigating climate change effects by storing additional carbon in the

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Pharmaceutical Firms on Alert in China Because Suppliers May Have Used ‘Gutter Oil’ in Antibiotics

Pharmaceutical Firms on Alert in China Because Suppliers May Have Used ‘Gutter Oil’ in Antibiotics

Here at Inhabitat, we're all for recycling. We're even for recycling sewage sludge, which Korean scientists were recently able to turn into biofuel. However, we draw the line at food waste being

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