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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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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Solar-Powered Wave Glider Robot Used To Collect Hurricane Issac Data

Solar-Powered Wave Glider Robot Used To Collect Hurricane Issac Data

A few days ago, we reported how the Wave Glider—a self-propelled, solar and wave-powered robot designed by Liquid Robotics—had been deployed to track great white sharks in the Pacific Ocean.

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US Fish and Wildlife Service Declares Gray Wolves in Wyoming No Longer Need Protection

US Fish and Wildlife Service Declares Gray Wolves in Wyoming No Longer Need Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the gray wolf population in Wyoming has recovered to the point where they no longer warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act

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Explosive Reservoir of Methane Under Antarctic Could be Unleashed if Ice Melts

Explosive Reservoir of Methane Under Antarctic Could be Unleashed if Ice Melts

A new study from the University of California has revealed that a vast reservoir of methane underneath the Antarctic ice sheet could be unleashed into the atmosphere if the ice melts. The

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California Passes A Bill That Would Approve Self-Driving Cars On The Roads

California Passes A Bill That Would Approve Self-Driving Cars On The Roads

In June 2011, Google successfully lobbied Nevada legislators to make driverless cars legal on state roads. Now California has followed suit by passing a bill that could make the sunshine state

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NASA Provides $100,000 Funding For Supersonic, Fuel-Efficient Ninja Star Jet

NASA Provides $100,000 Funding For Supersonic, Fuel-Efficient Ninja Star Jet

An engineer from the University of Miami has received $100,000 from NASA to develop a fuel-efficient supersonic aircraft shaped like a ninja star. Working with a team from Florida State

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Reflecting Sunlight Into Space Is The Cheapest Way To Prevent Climate Change

Reflecting Sunlight Into Space Is The Cheapest Way To Prevent Climate Change

A few months ago we posted "5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change" - a list of geoengineering concepts put forward to stop the planet from warming. One of the ideas was to essentially "wrap

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US Space & Rocket Centre Employees Build World’s Largest K’NEX Sculpture!

US Space & Rocket Centre Employees Build World’s Largest K’NEX Sculpture!

Traditionally, people visit the US Space and Rocket Center to view the massive Saturn V booster rockets and the Space Shuttle. But there's now a new attraction, and one that has set a Guinness

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American Meteorological Society Finally Takes a Stance On Climate Change

American Meteorological Society Finally Takes a Stance On Climate Change

When it comes to climate change, certain groups in the United States are still resistant to the idea despite evidence from the US Military, US Forestry Commission, NASA and assorted independent

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Coralbots: Swarms of Coral-Repairing Robots Could Save Scotland’s Reefs

Coralbots: Swarms of Coral-Repairing Robots Could Save Scotland’s Reefs

A team of researchers at Heriot-Watt University is developing a swarm of intelligent robots that are designed to help save coral reefs around the world, starting with reefs in Scotland. The

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Gamera II Helicopter Breaks World Altitude Record for Human-Powered Aircraft!

Gamera II Helicopter Breaks World Altitude Record for Human-Powered Aircraft!

Earlier this month we reported that a group of students from the University of Maryland broke the national record for the longest human-powered flight while simultaneously setting the world

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8-Year Old Boy Finds Piece of Whale Vomit Worth $63,000, Will Use Money to Build Animal Shelters

8-Year Old Boy Finds Piece of Whale Vomit Worth $63,000, Will Use Money to Build Animal Shelters

Whale Photo from Shutterstock Who would have thought that vomit could be worth so much?! 8-year-old Charlie Naysmith from the UK thought he had simply found an interesting rock on the beach,

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Utah’s GSBS Architects Named Among Top Green Design Firms

Utah’s GSBS Architects Named Among Top Green Design Firms

Engineering News-Record just named Utah-based GSBS Architects as one of the Top 100 Green Design Firms for the first time. The company, which is located in Salt Lake City, reportedly earned 48%

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Australia to Join EU Carbon Emission Market (Allowing Companies to Pay to Pollute)

Australia to Join EU Carbon Emission Market (Allowing Companies to Pay to Pollute)

Industrial Chimney photo from Shutterstock Carbon trading markets are controversial since they allows companies to essentially 'pay to pollute'. However, Australia has just announced that it

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The Aerogenerator X is a Huge Next-Gen Wind Turbine With More Power, Less Weight

The Aerogenerator X is a Huge Next-Gen Wind Turbine With More Power, Less Weight

Back in 2010, we reported that British company Wind Power Limited was set to unveil a whole new type of wind turbine called The Aerogenerator. Now the company has released the next-generation

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Artist Sue Austin Glides Through the Sea in a Self-Propelled Underwater Wheelchair!

Artist Sue Austin Glides Through the Sea in a Self-Propelled Underwater Wheelchair!

Just as the Paralympics are about to get underway, artist Sue Austin has created a self-propelled underwater wheelchair that allows her to glide through the sea! The design is all part of Ms.

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Georgia Tech’s Self-Charging Piezoelectric Power Cell Can Harvest 5X More Energy From Footsteps

Georgia Tech’s Self-Charging Piezoelectric Power Cell Can Harvest 5X More Energy From Footsteps

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a self-charging power cell that is able to directly convert mechanical energy into chemical energy. The cell then

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Four UK Wave and Tidal Companies Compete For Scotland’s £10m Saltire Prize

Four UK Wave and Tidal Companies Compete For Scotland’s £10m Saltire Prize

With some of the strongest tidal currents and most powerful waves in the world just off the coast, it is no wonder that Scotland is looking to develop wave and tidal power. As such, two tidal

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Harvard Team Develops an Ultrathin, Flat Lens That Is Only 60 Nanometers Thick

Harvard Team Develops an Ultrathin, Flat Lens That Is Only 60 Nanometers Thick

A team of applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has managed to create an ultrathin, flat lens that is only a mere 60 nanometers thick. Despite being

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Breakthrough 3D Photografting Tech Could Lead to Tiny Organic Environmental Sensors

Breakthrough 3D Photografting Tech Could Lead to Tiny Organic Environmental Sensors

A team from the Vienna University of Technology has developed a method to grow biological tissue with laser beams. The Austrian scientists found that using lasers, molecules could be fixed at

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Ultra-Slim, Flexible Willow Glass Could Revolutionize Electronics

Ultra-Slim, Flexible Willow Glass Could Revolutionize Electronics

New York-based company Corning Incorporated -- a company known for its vision of a world made almost entirely of glass -- has announced the launch of its latest product: Willow Glass, an

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The Canadian Government Ruthlessly Works Out the Cost of a Polar Bear

The Canadian Government Ruthlessly Works Out the Cost of a Polar Bear

The polar bear is the largest land predator on the planet. Its sheer size, power, grace, cuteness (when young) and its endangered status has made it an emblem of the environmental movement and a

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York Scientists to Fit 1,000 Ants with Radio Receivers to Learn How They Travel and Communicate

York Scientists to Fit 1,000 Ants with Radio Receivers to Learn How They Travel and Communicate

Researchers from the University of York are fitting 1,000 northern hairy wood ants with tiny radio receivers in order to learn how they communicate and travel between their complex nests. The

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Stunning Map Details Every Hurricane and Tropical Storm for the Past 150 Years

Stunning Map Details Every Hurricane and Tropical Storm for the Past 150 Years

With Hurricane Issac now in the Gulf of Mexico, John Nelson—a user experience and mapping manager for data visualization company IDV Solutions—has released this stunning map that shows every

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This Mechanical Robot Is Made Completely From Paper (And A Few Rubber Bands)

This Mechanical Robot Is Made Completely From Paper (And A Few Rubber Bands)

Robots don't grow on trees, but as one Japanese designer has proven, they can be made from trees. The artist known as Kikousya has designed and built the Mechanical Paper Robot from wood pulp,

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CSA’s Disease-Detecting Microflow is a Real-Life Star Trek Medical Tricorder

CSA’s Disease-Detecting Microflow is a Real-Life Star Trek Medical Tricorder

Anyone who's ever seen an episode of Star Trek knows that when a crew member is ill, Dr. McCoy is able to use his medical tricorder to scan the patient and diagnose diseases or collect bodily

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LiftPort Group Launches Kickstarter to Build a Space Elevator on the Moon

LiftPort Group Launches Kickstarter to Build a Space Elevator on the Moon

At Inhabitat we've seen several stories about planned space elevators, but this is the first time we've heard about one that could actually come to fruition using the technology we have

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