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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MIT Developing Ionic Wind Thrusters as Efficient Alternative to Jet Engines

MIT Developing Ionic Wind Thrusters as Efficient Alternative to Jet Engines

Ion thruster photo from NASA A team from MIT is working on developing ionic wind thrusters as an energy-efficient, low-emission alternative to conventional propulsion technologies like jet

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Vietnam Constructs World’s Largest Dragon-Shaped Bridge – And It Breathes Fire!

Vietnam Constructs World’s Largest Dragon-Shaped Bridge – And It Breathes Fire!

Construction on Vietnam's massive 545-foot dragon bridge began in 2009. Now, four years and $85 million later, the eye-catching bridge is complete. Not only does the Dragon Bridge breathe fire

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World’s Largest Solar Boat Announces Trans-Atlantic Trip to Conduct Climate Change Experiments

World’s Largest Solar Boat Announces Trans-Atlantic Trip to Conduct Climate Change Experiments

In 2010, PlanetSolar’s Tûranor solar-powered boat completed a 19-month voyage around the world. Now the eco-vessel is set to set sail again over the Atlantic Ocean in order to conduct

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Casabella’s Stair-Climbing Concept Vacuum Cleaner is Powered by Trash

Casabella’s Stair-Climbing Concept Vacuum Cleaner is Powered by Trash

Casabella just unveiled a new vacuum cleaner concept dubbed the Limbo that is designed to be powered by the trash it consumes! The stair-climbing vacuum cleaner uses a process called microbial

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Scientists Develop Solar-Powered Wind Turbine for Ultimate Energy Generation

Scientists Develop Solar-Powered Wind Turbine for Ultimate Energy Generation

Why settle for one form of renewable energy when you can produce power with two? That's exactly what scientists from the University of Liverpool have done by upgrading an everyday wind turbine

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Berkeley Scientists Create Ultra-Light Energy-Efficient Graphene Earphones

Berkeley Scientists Create Ultra-Light Energy-Efficient Graphene Earphones

A team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have given themselves the challenge of creating an earphone made from graphene. This new futuristic audio speaker is able to

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Scientists Develop Graphene Aerogel – The World’s Lightest Material

Scientists Develop Graphene Aerogel – The World’s Lightest Material

Last year, German scientists created aerographite, which at 0.2 milligrams per cubic centimeter was dubbed the world's lightest material. However they have now been eclipsed by a team from

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19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World’s Oceans

19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World’s Oceans

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world's oceans. The device consists of an anchored network

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Japanese Scientists Develop Pollen-Free Cedar Trees to Help Allergy Sufferers

Japanese Scientists Develop Pollen-Free Cedar Trees to Help Allergy Sufferers

Japanese Cedar photo from Shutterstock A team of scientists from the Japan-based Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute just announced they have "successfully developed the first

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Sun And Cloud: Hand-Cranked Solar Camera Can be Charged Anytime, Anywhere

Sun And Cloud: Hand-Cranked Solar Camera Can be Charged Anytime, Anywhere

Digital cameras are a part of many of our lives these days - they're in our phones and computers, and film-loaded cameras are rapidly becoming obsolete. Unfortunately, digital cameras need to be

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Global Warming Might Lead to a Goat Population Explosion

Global Warming Might Lead to a Goat Population Explosion

Photo via Shutterstock We all know global warming has a huge number of devastating effects on the planet - from the melting of the polar ice caps to increased desertification and the

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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Could Power 1 Million Homes in Scotland

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Could Power 1 Million Homes in Scotland

The title of 'world's largest offshore wind farm' has been batted about many times in the past few years - from the 100-turbine Thanet Wind Farm in the North Sea to the 175-turbine London Array.

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Amphibious Robot Salamander Could Aid Medical Reseach in Switzerland

Amphibious Robot Salamander Could Aid Medical Reseach in Switzerland

Over the past few years, many scientists have looked to nature for inspiration and brought us robotic animals ranging from fish to cheetahs, fleas and even bees. The Swiss Federal Institute of

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Project Nomad: Mobile Skyscrapers Could Terraform Mars for Human Colonization

Project Nomad: Mobile Skyscrapers Could Terraform Mars for Human Colonization

Project Nomad, which has been entered into the Evolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition, was the brainchild of Antonio Ares Sainz, Joaquin Rodriguez Nuñez and Konstantino Tousidonis Rial of Spain. It

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Launches Weekly Flights Using Biofuel Made from Cooking Oil

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Launches Weekly Flights Using Biofuel Made from Cooking Oil

Biofuels have been embraced by assorted military organizations, but commercial adoption has thus far been lagging behind. Despite this, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines just announced plans to start

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Scientists Develop Flying Robobees to Pollinate Flowers as Bee Populations Decline

Scientists Develop Flying Robobees to Pollinate Flowers as Bee Populations Decline

Honey bee populations around the world are in decline due to causes ranging from 'super mites' to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and even cell phones - and if the insects disappear completely

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Caltech Develops ‘Indestructible’ Self-Healing Microchips for Computers and Smartphones

Caltech Develops ‘Indestructible’ Self-Healing Microchips for Computers and Smartphones

A team of engineers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has developed a way to create computer chips that can repair themselves. The new chips can reportedly fix problems

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13 Year-Old Kenyan Invents LED System That Protects Livestock, Lions and Humans

13 Year-Old Kenyan Invents LED System That Protects Livestock, Lions and Humans

Richard Turere, a 13 year-old from Kenya, has been making waves at the TED conference with his innovative invention — a LED system that prevents lions from killing livestock (and also

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MIT’s Cheetah Robot Could Soon Match its Real-Life Counterpart in Efficiency

MIT’s Cheetah Robot Could Soon Match its Real-Life Counterpart in Efficiency

Last year, we reported that MIT's cheetah robot broke the speed record for four-legged robots by running at 18mph. Now, MIT researchers say that their robotic version of the wild cat may soon

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The Hidden Ark: 500 Foot Noah’s Ark-Style Zoo to be Constructed in Miami

The Hidden Ark: 500 Foot Noah’s Ark-Style Zoo to be Constructed in Miami

Last year, we reported that Dutchman Johan Huibers built a life-size Noah's Ark as a biblical attraction for the Netherlands. Now four Christians from Florida are taking a page out of his book

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SPACE POO: Martian Astronaunts to Use Human Waste as Radiation Shield

SPACE POO: Martian Astronaunts to Use Human Waste as Radiation Shield

In 2018, a man and a woman will travel to Mars in 501 days as part of the "Inspiration Mars" mission. The greatest threat the duo will face is not aliens - it's radiation from cosmic rays.

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Boston Dynamics Equips BigDog Robot With an Arm Strong Enough to Throw Cinder Blocks

Boston Dynamics Equips BigDog Robot With an Arm Strong Enough to Throw Cinder Blocks

Over the years, robotics company Boston Dynamics has developed a number of robots that take inspiration from nature such as the Cheetah, PETMAN and Rise. Among the most famous of their designs

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Camera-Wearing Elephant Seals Aid Antarctic Climate Change Study

Camera-Wearing Elephant Seals Aid Antarctic Climate Change Study

Photo from Shutterstock Scientists studying climate change in the Antarctic recruited some unlikely allies for their research. The Antarctic Climate & Ecosystem CRC in Tasmania recently

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NOAA Finds That Climate Change is Reducing Global Labor Productivity

NOAA Finds That Climate Change is Reducing Global Labor Productivity

Photo via Shutterstock No one likes working in uncomfortable conditions; it makes us tired, sluggish and unable to concentrate. According to a new report from America's National Oceanic and

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Plastic Waste-Powered Airplane to Fly 10,500 Miles from Sydney to London

Plastic Waste-Powered Airplane to Fly 10,500 Miles from Sydney to London

Australian pilot Jeremy Rowsell is set to break new boundaries for alternative energy by flying from Australia to Britain in an airplane powered entirely by plastic waste. Rowsell's "Wings of

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Studio NL’s Transforming ’1.6 SM Of Life’ Desk Turns Into A Compact Bedroom

Studio NL’s Transforming ’1.6 SM Of Life’ Desk Turns Into A Compact Bedroom

If you live in New York, you probably know that apartment space is worth its weight in gold. Therefore any furniture that is compact, yet stylish is always welcome. With that in mind, designer

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MIT Team Creates Genetic Circuits From Bacteria That Remember Logical Functions

MIT Team Creates Genetic Circuits From Bacteria That Remember Logical Functions

A team of engineers from MIT has created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that can not only perform logic functions, but also remember the results. These functions can then be encoded within

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President Obama Vows to ‘Go It Alone’ on Climate Change in State of the Union Speech

President Obama Vows to ‘Go It Alone’ on Climate Change in State of the Union Speech

During President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, he briefly touched upon his plans for combating climate change and reducing emissions, but didn't go into any meaningful detail. However during

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Stunning West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre Pops Up in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year

Stunning West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre Pops Up in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year

The pop-up bamboo West Kowloon Theatre will feature a series of events including Cantonese opera performances by young talents, Chinese dance by the Hong Kong Dance Company and contemporary

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New Study Reveals That Earthworms Accelerate Global Warming

New Study Reveals That Earthworms Accelerate Global Warming

Photo via Shutterstock In 2011, we published a story that non-native earthworms were a threat to the US as they were releasing more carbon into the atmosphere. Now a new Dutch/US study has

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