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Could 3D Printing be the Future of Earthquake-Proof Building?

Could 3D Printing be the Future of Earthquake-Proof Building?

Architecture is tapping into 3D printing technology in a major way through the production of building elements and structural components. Recent developments have also begun to work on

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Malala Yousafzai Becomes Youngest-Ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Malala Yousafzai Becomes Youngest-Ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai has been named the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for supporting the “struggle against the suppression of children and young people.” Yousafazai, a Pakistani

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Tesla Unveils the D: An All-Wheel-Drive Model S

Tesla Unveils the D: An All-Wheel-Drive Model S

At long last, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has finally unveiled the mysterious D: a faster all-wheel-drive version of the electric Model S sedan. Earlier this month, Musk hinted about the new model in a cryptic

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Climate Change Blamed for Alarming 26% Increase in Ocean Acidity

Climate Change Blamed for Alarming 26% Increase in Ocean Acidity

The effects of climate change seem to know no bounds: new research shows carbon emissions have dramatically increased the acidity of our oceans to the point where our entire food web is at risk of

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New Fusion Reactor Concept Could Generate Unlimited Clean Energy Cheaper Than Coal

New Fusion Reactor Concept Could Generate Unlimited Clean Energy Cheaper Than Coal

Fusion energy is often associated with Hollywood fantasy - think Tony Stark's miniature Arc Reactor in "Iron Man." But could a virtually unlimited source of zero-emission power actually become a reality?

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Could Lasers Be Used to Save the Earth’s Most Important Architecture and Monuments?

Could Lasers Be Used to Save the Earth’s Most Important Architecture and Monuments?

When the Taliban destroyed the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001, Ben Kacyra and his wife Barbara were devastated. While they grieved the loss of a significant site of international cultural heritage, they also

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Fracking Company Paints Drill Bits Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

Fracking Company Paints Drill Bits Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

Accusations of "pinkwashing" have recently been leveled at a partnership between breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen and "oilfield services" company Baker Hughes. To help raise awareness of breast

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LEGO Dumps Partnership with Shell Oil in Wake of Greenpeace Campaign

LEGO Dumps Partnership with Shell Oil in Wake of Greenpeace Campaign

After 50 years, LEGO will finally end its co-marketing campaign with Shell Oil. The move comes in the wake of a viral video from Greenpeace which brought attention to a branding effort that seeks to sell

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AeroMobil’s Flying Car Set to Hit the Market This Month

AeroMobil’s Flying Car Set to Hit the Market This Month

Flying cars have been a dream for decades, but they've yet to make the leap from the the drawing board to reality. Now Slovakian company AeroMobil is about to bring the flying car one step closer to

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Honda and SolarCity Announce $50 Million Fund to Make Solar Power More Accessible

Honda and SolarCity Announce $50 Million Fund to Make Solar Power More Accessible

In the market for a new car? You may want to consider a Honda or Acura if you want a sweet deal on solar power. Honda and SolarCity have announced the details of their renewed partnership that will

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Space Burial Service Will Launch Your Pet’s Remains into Outer Space

Space Burial Service Will Launch Your Pet’s Remains into Outer Space

We may not be able to live in space, yet, but you can spend your afterlife in outer space - thanks to companies who will send your cremated remains into orbit - and now your pooch can join you there.

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Contour Crafting Wins NASA Prize For Revolutionary 3D Printed Building Tech

Contour Crafting Wins NASA Prize For Revolutionary 3D Printed Building Tech

Contour Crafting just won a major design prize for its ability to 3D print large-scale structures from computer-aided design (CAD) files. Berokh Kohshnevis' “robotic building construction" system can

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The Most Powerful Super Typhoon of 2014 Hits the Pacific

The Most Powerful Super Typhoon of 2014 Hits the Pacific

While there have been several powerful tropical storms this year, Super Typhoon Vongfong in the Western Pacific has strengthened to become the year’s biggest typhoon. With gusts over 300 mph and

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Extremely High Numbers of Radioactive Reindeer Appear in Norway

Extremely High Numbers of Radioactive Reindeer Appear in Norway

In a twisted take on Rudolph’s glowing nose, scientists have found that levels of radioactivity amongst Norway’s reindeer are higher this year than they have been for a long time. Although it's been

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Lamborghini Unveils its First Plug-in Hybrid at the Paris Motor Show

Lamborghini Unveils its First Plug-in Hybrid at the Paris Motor Show

In the past supercars - with their big engines and even bigger horsepower figures - haven't been very green, but times have changed. After years of rolling out sexy, over the top sports cars, Lamborghini

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Coffee Addict? It’s All in Your DNA

Coffee Addict? It’s All in Your DNA

Are you one of those people who can pound a cup of coffee and fall sound asleep thirty minutes later? Or does the slightest drop of joe keep you awake and twitching nervously throughout the night?

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Hypocrisy at its Worst: Anti-Poaching Spokesman Charged with Killing Rhinos

Hypocrisy at its Worst: Anti-Poaching Spokesman Charged with Killing Rhinos

A senior park ranger from South Africa's Kruger National Park has been charged with rhino poaching. To make matters even worse, the section ranger, Lawrence Baloyi, has previously spoken out publicly

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UN Report Finds the Number of Megacities Has Tripled Since 1990

UN Report Finds the Number of Megacities Has Tripled Since 1990

A United Nations report has found that the number of megacities in the world has increased almost three-fold in the past 24 years. A megacity is defined as an urban area with over 10 million

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How to Watch Tonight’s Blood Moon Rising Across North America

How to Watch Tonight’s Blood Moon Rising Across North America

If you’re loony about lunar events, you'll be excited to hear that there’s a blood moon rising tonight - or early Wednesday morning to be exact. Blood moons are caused by light reflecting off the

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Blue LED Inventors Win the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics

Blue LED Inventors Win the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three scientists for “the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.” The

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London Converts Iconic Red Phone Booths into Free Solar Charging Stations

London Converts Iconic Red Phone Booths into Free Solar Charging Stations

While the UK's iconic phone booths are still considered national icons, cellphones have largely rendered the big red boxes obsolete over the years. Solarbox London plans to change that by transforming

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The World’s Largest Underground Chamber Can Fit Four Great Pyramids Inside

The World’s Largest Underground Chamber Can Fit Four Great Pyramids Inside

Now that modern technology has mapped practically every inch of the planet’s surface, explorers are searching for new places to discover. While Mars mapping might be somewhere in the future, there are

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Visitors Fined For Climbing Shigeru Ban’s Aspen Art Museum

Visitors Fined For Climbing Shigeru Ban’s Aspen Art Museum

Interaction with visitors might have been one of Shigeru Ban’s goals when he designed the new Aspen Art Museum, but three visitors took the concept a bit too literally and got themselves arrested after

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New Oxford Study Reveals the Origins of HIV

New Oxford Study Reveals the Origins of HIV

A new study published in Science has traced the origins of the HIV-1 group M pandemic to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While strains of HIV are known to have

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London Proposes £600M Bicycle Highway to Float Along the River Thames

London Proposes £600M Bicycle Highway to Float Along the River Thames

A new bicycle lane in London could allow cyclists to float on the River Thames. The Thames Deckway, proposed by River Cycleway Consortium Ltd, would create a bicycle-only path along the river that would

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World’s First ‘Bionic Leg’ Helps People Learn to Walk Again

World’s First ‘Bionic Leg’ Helps People Learn to Walk Again

Losing the ability to walk is a big deal that can affect a person’s life in so many ways, but a new device is helping people who have an injured limb to regain their mobility. According to the

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The Schiller X1 Lets You Bike Across the Waves

The Schiller X1 Lets You Bike Across the Waves

If you've ever wanted to cut across the water, but lack the upper body strength for wind-surfing or the parking space for a boat, the Schiller X1 might just be for you. The water bike was developed last

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Elon Musk Says Colonizing Space Will Protect Us From Extinction

Elon Musk Says Colonizing Space Will Protect Us From Extinction

What drives Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to push so hard for crewed missions to Mars? Why, of all the projects and possibilities open to Musk, is that one so important to him? In a recent

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A Simple Change in Lighting Could Be the Secret to Beating the Monday Blues

A Simple Change in Lighting Could Be the Secret to Beating the Monday Blues

Have a case of the Mondays? Philips thinks they just might have the solution: the company issued a report today showing that the secret to beating the Monday blues could be as easy as adjusting your

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Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050

Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050

Get yourself ready for the ride of a lifetime, because Japanese construction company Obayashi has announced plans to build a fully-functioning space elevator by 2050. The elevator will extend 60,000 miles

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