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Mollusk-Inspired Super Material is 200 Times Stronger than Standard Glass

Mollusk-Inspired Super Material is 200 Times Stronger than Standard Glass

Abalone Shell photo from Shutterstock Cracked smartphone screens and shattered windows may be a thing of the past. Scientists at McGill University in Montreal have created a new type of glass that is

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Baking With Splenda Releases Carcinogenic Chemicals Into Your Food

Baking With Splenda Releases Carcinogenic Chemicals Into Your Food

There's clearly something unnatural about artificial sweeteners - and new research shows that the ever-popular Splenda sweetener could release toxic chemicals when it's cooked. According to a study

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This Batmobile-esque Electric Car Built in a Barn is Capable of 207.5 MPG!

This Batmobile-esque Electric Car Built in a Barn is Capable of 207.5 MPG!

Since 2007, a team of self-funded volunteers have spent their time designing and building an electric vehicle from scratch. They recently unveiled their project, and not only does it work - it's capable

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UN Warns Rising Sea Levels Threaten to Overwhelm Senegal

UN Warns Rising Sea Levels Threaten to Overwhelm Senegal

Margareta Wahlstrom, the United Nations’ head of disaster risk, has warned that flooding caused by climate change has reached emergency levels in Senegal. Called the “Venice of Africa,” the

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Tesla Supercharging Stations Enable Effortless Travel from LA to New York

Tesla Supercharging Stations Enable Effortless Travel from LA to New York

For the first time, Tesla Model S drivers can travel from coast to coast at no charge, thanks to a network of “superchargers” stretching across a number of major US cities. In the past, Model S

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High Speed Rail Line Proposed to Connect Texas and Mexico

High Speed Rail Line Proposed to Connect Texas and Mexico

High speed rail photo / Shutterstock Texas and Mexico could soon have an improved connection across the Rio Grande with a new proposed high speed rail line. The line would connect San Antonio, Texas

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London’s Tallest Residential Tower Reenlivens a Former Brownfield

London’s Tallest Residential Tower Reenlivens a Former Brownfield

The presence of One St George Wharf has awakened the area surrounding it, encouraging other developers to invest in improving local transportation, education and healthcare programs. The project

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Stratasys Unveils the World’s First Multi-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printer

Stratasys Unveils the World’s First Multi-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printer

3D printer manufacturer Stratasys just unveiled the world’s first multi-color, multi-material 3D printer. The new technology can quickly create objects from combinations of soft, rigid and transparent

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Farmer’s Fridge Dispenses Healthy Salads and Snacks from a Reclaimed Wood Vending Machine

Farmer’s Fridge Dispenses Healthy Salads and Snacks from a Reclaimed Wood Vending Machine

The Farmer's Fridge vending machine has taken the art of convenience food to a completely new level. Instead of offering processed, body-wrecking junk in environmentally-unfriendly wrappers, the Chicago

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NYC’s Broadway Transformed into 60-Foot Sledding Mountain for Super Bowl Boulevard

NYC’s Broadway Transformed into 60-Foot Sledding Mountain for Super Bowl Boulevard

Football fans in New York will have a chance to channel all of the excitement leading up Super Bowl Sunday with a sports-themed winter playland on Broadway. Starting tomorrow, "Super Bowl Boulevard" will

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BKK Architects Get Green Light for Skinny Twisted Tower in Melbourne

BKK Architects Get Green Light for Skinny Twisted Tower in Melbourne

Melbourne's City Minster for Planning Matthew Guy recently gave the green light for a skinny new 73-story tower that will be just under 40 feet at its narrowest point. Designed by BKK Architects, the

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Water Evaporation Could be the World’s Largest Renewable Energy Source

Water Evaporation Could be the World’s Largest Renewable Energy Source

It is well known that wind and solar hold great renewable energy potential, and we're beginning to understand more about wave power, but now there's a new kid on the block. Dr. Ozgur Sahin believes that

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Delhi’s Air Pollution is Even Worse Than Beijing’s Smog

Delhi’s Air Pollution is Even Worse Than Beijing’s Smog

China gets all the attention when it comes to terrible air quality, but the truth is that the worst day in Beijing is really just an average day in Delhi. Though it gets far less notice, the air in

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Bee Colony Adapts to Human Environmental Impact by Using Plastic to Build Nests

Bee Colony Adapts to Human Environmental Impact by Using Plastic to Build Nests

Insects are adjusting to climate change and human waste in incredible ways, one of which was noted in a recent study written by York University biologists. Bees are using plastic waste to build nests - a

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Watch NASA-Funded 3D Food Printer Whip up an Entire Pizza

Watch NASA-Funded 3D Food Printer Whip up an Entire Pizza

Last year NASA funded one man’s plan to build a food 3D printer for astronauts - and now the first prototype can 3D print an entire pizza! Some of these initial pies may not look like much, but the man

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Cars Merge Onto a Maglev Rail Line for High-Speed Travel in this Transportation Concept

Cars Merge Onto a Maglev Rail Line for High-Speed Travel in this Transportation Concept

Many visions for the future of transportation involve everyone being driven around on superfast, self-driving robotic cars or trains. Getting to that future, however, means letting go of the wheel and not

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Pope Francis is Writing an Encyclical to Address Pressing Environmental Issues

Pope Francis is Writing an Encyclical to Address Pressing Environmental Issues

Income inequality isn't the only important issue Pope Francis is taking on. Add environmental protection to the list as the Argentinian-born leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics has begun

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Elderly Madrid Man Builds Incredible Spanish Cathedral Entirely From Trash

Elderly Madrid Man Builds Incredible Spanish Cathedral Entirely From Trash

While the cathedral's design is loosely based on St. Peter’s Cathedral, Don Justo has created no formal drawings or engineering plans. His background in farming did not stop him from taking on such a

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Cambodian-American Protester Sews Dollar Bills for 8 Hours Outside of an NYC H&M

Cambodian-American Protester Sews Dollar Bills for 8 Hours Outside of an NYC H&M

While other New Yorkers tried to minimize their time outdoors last week, Cambodian-American artist Kat Eng sat in front of an NYC H&M for a whopping 8 hours. With the goal of raising awareness for

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Call of the Wildman’s Ernie Brown Jr. Accused of Grotesque Animal Abuse

Call of the Wildman’s Ernie Brown Jr. Accused of Grotesque Animal Abuse

Animal Planet’s Ernie “Turtleman” Brown Jr. of “Call of the Wildman” has been accused of grotesque abuse to animals that have appeared on his show. The host has been accused of nearly starving

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Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Unlikely to Include Ambitious Environmental Promises

Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Unlikely to Include Ambitious Environmental Promises

 Image © Shutterstock If you were hoping to hear Obama announce plans to aggressively tackle climate change or promote green energy in this year’s State of the Union address, you’d better prepare

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Groundbreaking LightCatcher Dome Brings Natural Light into the Darkest Buildings

Groundbreaking LightCatcher Dome Brings Natural Light into the Darkest Buildings

There are many ways to brighten up dark spaces without mechanical assistance, but few are as efficient as the groundbreaking LightCatcher from EcoNation. The LightCatcher is a polycarbonate light dome

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Major European Cities Enveloped by a Mysterious Aurora Borealis-Like Glow

Major European Cities Enveloped by a Mysterious Aurora Borealis-Like Glow

The Aurora Borealis has brought visitors to Northern Europe for years, especially Finland, but these lights may find competition thanks to a new man-made phenomenon. Photographer Mika Wist captured photos

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Pine Cones, Moss and Rotten Food Fuel One of Europe’s Greenest Cities

Pine Cones, Moss and Rotten Food Fuel One of Europe’s Greenest Cities

Växjö in Southern Sweden relies on its renewable energy, clean transport and energy conservation initiatives to justify calling itself "Europe's Greenest City." Local council member Henrik Johansson

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Sao Paulo Bans Animal Testing with $435,000 Fine Per Animal

Sao Paulo Bans Animal Testing with $435,000 Fine Per Animal

The state of Sao Paulo in Brazil has taken a stand against animal cruelty by officially banning animal testing for cosmetics, perfume and personal care. The decision will make animal testing a punishable

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World’s First Magma-Enhanced Geothermal System Created in Iceland

World’s First Magma-Enhanced Geothermal System Created in Iceland

Magma photo from Shutterstock The Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) has been drilling wells in search of high temperature geothermal resources, and one of those wells - a borehole drilled at Krafla

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Yellowstone National Park Rejects Plan to Shoot Bison With Vaccinated Biobullets

Yellowstone National Park Rejects Plan to Shoot Bison With Vaccinated Biobullets

Bison photo from Shutterstock A proposal to shoot the last herd of purebred bison in Yellowstone National Park with vaccinated "biobullets" was just rejected by park managers this week. The

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New Nanoribbon Implant Powers Pacemakers With Heartbeats

New Nanoribbon Implant Powers Pacemakers With Heartbeats

Researchers from several institutions in the U.S. and Tsinghua University in China have developed a new implantable generator that can convert heartbeats into energy. The device utilizes a nanoribbon

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Solar-Powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower Boasts One of the World’s Most Efficient Facades

Solar-Powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower Boasts One of the World’s Most Efficient Facades

The solar-powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower is now complete in Seoul - and it has one of the world’s most efficient solar facades. Adrian Smith + Gordon Architecture (AS+GG) designed the 240

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Ivory Coast Relocates Endangered African Forest Elephants in an Effort to Save the Species

Ivory Coast Relocates Endangered African Forest Elephants in an Effort to Save the Species

To save their imperiled population of African forest elephants, the Ivory Coast is capturing and then relocating the animals to a preserve on the southern coast. Due to human encroachment and resulting

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