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NOAA Says There is No Island of Radioactive Tsunami Debris Floating from Japan to US

NOAA Says There is No Island of Radioactive Tsunami Debris Floating from Japan to US

Good news! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assures the public that there is no giant island of radioactive trash headed for the United States. Earlier this month, several news outlets

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Scientists Believe Typhoon Haiyan Released Massive Amounts of CO2 into the Atmosphere

Scientists Believe Typhoon Haiyan Released Massive Amounts of CO2 into the Atmosphere

In addition to wreaking incredible human devastation, Typhoon Haiyan is predicted to have unleashed a huge amount of carbon into the atmosphere. A group of scientists recently published a study in

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LAST CHANCE: Win a $1750 Kitchen Makeover in Our Project Kitchen Upgrade Contest!

LAST CHANCE: Win a $1750 Kitchen Makeover in Our Project Kitchen Upgrade Contest!

TODAY November 18th is the last day to enter! Does your kitchen make you cringe every time you see it? If you've been wishing you could give your kitchen a makeover, we've got some great news for you.

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Have We All Been Installing Solar Panels the Wrong Way?

Have We All Been Installing Solar Panels the Wrong Way?

Image of residential solar panels / Shutterstock Installing solar panels seems pretty straightforward - just aim them south so they get lots of sun all day. But researchers are finding that we may have

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V-Tex Makes Drinks Ice Cold in Under 45 Seconds

V-Tex Makes Drinks Ice Cold in Under 45 Seconds

Retailers and restaurants waste a ton of energy on refrigeration to keep beverages frosty cold for customers. This energy expense is so great that the European Union funded a project called "Rapidcool" to

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Bangladesh Garment Workers to See Their Minimum Wage Pay Increase by 77 Percent

Bangladesh Garment Workers to See Their Minimum Wage Pay Increase by 77 Percent

Workers in Bangladesh's garment industry finally have some good news to celebrate. After several days of violent protests that forced the closure of 200 factories in the Ashulia industrial belt, Prime

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US Officials Crush $10 billion Worth of ‘Blood Ivory’ to Send a Message to Poachers

US Officials Crush $10 billion Worth of ‘Blood Ivory’ to Send a Message to Poachers

Ivory photo from Shutterstock On Thursday, U.S. officials destroyed $10 billion worth of "blood ivory" at a rock crushing facility in Denver, Colorado. The 5.4 tons of confiscated material was

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Ford and Coca-Cola Unveil Fusion Energi Hybrid With PlantBottle Interior

Ford and Coca-Cola Unveil Fusion Energi Hybrid With PlantBottle Interior

Ford and Coca-Cola just unveiled a new Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle that features interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s bottles. The companies

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Workers at Tesla Plant Burned with Molten Metal

Workers at Tesla Plant Burned with Molten Metal

The Tesla Model S may be one of the safest cars on the road, but its California assembly plant is another story. Three workers at the factory were burned on Wednesday when a low-pressure casting press

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Dying Giant Sequoia Planted by John Muir Cloned by the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Dying Giant Sequoia Planted by John Muir Cloned by the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Giant Sequoia tree image via Shutterstock Even the longest-lived, heartiest organisms on earth must eventually succumb to disease and death. Or do they? A team of horticulturalists at the

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OrbSys Closed-Loop Shower Uses 90% Less Water and 80% Less Energy

OrbSys Closed-Loop Shower Uses 90% Less Water and 80% Less Energy

Showers use roughly 1.2 trillion gallons of water every year in the United States alone, while three times the country's population around the world lacks access to any clean water at all. Swedish

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Powerslayer Puts a Stop to Vampire Power Draw

Powerslayer Puts a Stop to Vampire Power Draw

A clever new device called Powerslayer aims to stop the vampire draw on electronics - that insidious power suck that happens when you leave something plugged in even after your device is charged.

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Oudated 1970′s Home Gets Brilliant Green Makeover with Locally-Sourced Materials in Northern California

Oudated 1970′s Home Gets Brilliant Green Makeover with Locally-Sourced Materials in Northern California

In desperate need of a complete renovation for their outdated two-storey home, the owners specifically sought out a construction company that would provide an environmentally-friendly rebuilding process

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Solar-Activated Nanogrid Turns Oil Spills into Biodegradable Compounds

Solar-Activated Nanogrid Turns Oil Spills into Biodegradable Compounds

Professor Perena Gouma from Stony Brook University in New York has developed a new way to tackle oil spills that is easier and more eco-friendly than conventional approaches. She has developed a

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Ann Arbor Plans America’s First Networked Fleet of Driverless Cars by 2021

Ann Arbor Plans America’s First Networked Fleet of Driverless Cars by 2021

Ann Arbor is planning to become America’s first city with a shared network of driverless cars - and it could happen as early as 2021. The Mobility Transformation Center (UMTRI), an initiative involving

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PHOTOS: Whole Village of Tiny Houses Makes Boneyard Studios a Unique Urban Retreat

PHOTOS: Whole Village of Tiny Houses Makes Boneyard Studios a Unique Urban Retreat

Although Boneyard Studios promotes community and shared amenities, each of the four tiny homes is different - a reflection, perhaps, of their owners' individual personalities. Jay Austin designed The

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Tired of Your Granny Panties? DIY Some New Ones With This 3D Printer

Tired of Your Granny Panties? DIY Some New Ones With This 3D Printer

Ladies, let's talk. When it's "that time of the month", leaks can be an issue. Many of us reach for the old, worn underwear in the back of the drawer, because who wants to risk destroying those fancy

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‘Desert Cascades’ Solar-Powered Waterfall Flows in the Desert

‘Desert Cascades’ Solar-Powered Waterfall Flows in the Desert

Does the image of cool, cascading waterfalls flowing in a dry desert sound like an unimaginable mirage? Artist and UNESCO-IHE Cultural Ambassador Ap Verheggen says that thanks to recent technological

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Hovering Rescue Robot Can Crash Into Obstacles and Keep On Flying

Hovering Rescue Robot Can Crash Into Obstacles and Keep On Flying

A new flying robot built to withstand mid-air crashes could play a key role helping disaster victims. The great minds at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne created a flying spheroid robot that can

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Should Apple Buy Tesla? One Analyst Thinks So

Should Apple Buy Tesla? One Analyst Thinks So

Rumors have long floated around that Apple might stake a claim in Tesla Motors, which is now valued at $20 billion. But the move may be one step closer after analyst Andaan Ahmad at German investment bank

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2014 China Flower Expo Pavilions Resemble Giant Floating Flower Petals

2014 China Flower Expo Pavilions Resemble Giant Floating Flower Petals

Located on the banks of West Tai-hu Lake, the curveacous forms of the two pavilions represent floating flower petals, however the complex itself has deeper attachments to the surrounding landscape. The

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China Prepares for Transportation Boom as US Infrastructure Crumbles

China Prepares for Transportation Boom as US Infrastructure Crumbles

Chinese officials announced Wednesday at the 6th Annual US-China Transportation Forum that they are expanding their nationwide network of highways, railways and airports. US officials at the same forum

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Japan’s Governing Party Says TEPCO Should Not Handle Fukushima Nuclear Plant Decommission

Japan’s Governing Party Says TEPCO Should Not Handle Fukushima Nuclear Plant Decommission

As the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) prepares for the most dangerous phase of decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan's Liberal Democratic party (LDP) is calling for

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IT Dad’s Dream to Sail His 10 Children to Alaska in a Giant Off-Grid Barge Nears Reality

IT Dad’s Dream to Sail His 10 Children to Alaska in a Giant Off-Grid Barge Nears Reality

To fulfill a longstanding dream to sail his 10 children to Alaska, Eddie Ebel recruited two of his oldest sons to construct a giant off-grid barge. The Dad, who is also a missionary, believes that

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Earthquake-Resistant Eco Village Wins Christchurch’s Breathe Competition

Earthquake-Resistant Eco Village Wins Christchurch’s Breathe Competition

Launched in September 2012, the Breathe competition challenged international architects to submit innovative urban design concepts for a medium density residential village in the recovering town. The

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US Makes Good on Pledge to End Coal Financing Overseas

US Makes Good on Pledge to End Coal Financing Overseas

Last June President Obama made a pledge to end coal financing abroad as part of an effort to stop climate change. After making the promise, the World Bank, where the US holds the most voting power, also

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Motorola’s New Modular Smartphone Could Keep People from Buying New Phones Every Year

Motorola’s New Modular Smartphone Could Keep People from Buying New Phones Every Year

Motorola is revolutionizing the smartphone industry with a new modular device that would make it unnecessary to buy a new phone every two years. Putting hardware in the hands of third party developers

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Rocky Roads are No Match for the Shape-Shifting Roadless Wheel

Rocky Roads are No Match for the Shape-Shifting Roadless Wheel

The shape-shifting Roadless Wheel is a one-size-fits-all solution for different vehicle types and road conditions in rural Africa. Student of Innovation Design Engineering at London’s RCA, Ackeem

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Safari Club Auctions Permit to Kill Endangered Black Rhino – for Sake of Conservation!?

Safari Club Auctions Permit to Kill Endangered Black Rhino – for Sake of Conservation!?

If you’re trying to preserve a severely endangered animal, it’s obviously not the best idea to hunt it for sport. But in a bizarre twist of logic, the Dallas Safari Club has decided to auction off the

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