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India Successfully Launches First Mission to Mars

India Successfully Launches First Mission to Mars

Today India successfully launched its first spacecraft bound for Mars. The 3,000-pound Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) named Mangalyaan (Mars Craft in Hindi) took off from the island of

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Fumes From Sriracha Plant Burn Eyes, Noses and Throats in Irwindale, California

Fumes From Sriracha Plant Burn Eyes, Noses and Throats in Irwindale, California

If you are one of the millions of fans who accompany every meal with a bottle of Sriracha, now may be the time to stock up on the flaming hot condiment. The city of Irwindale, California is suing the Huy

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World View Balloon Will Take Space Tourists 19 Miles Above Earth for $75K

World View Balloon Will Take Space Tourists 19 Miles Above Earth for $75K

Space tourism may soon be within arms reach with World View’s high altitude helium balloon. For a cool $75,000, passengers will be able to spend several hours taking in views of the Earth from 100,000

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Energy Experts Say Coal Will Overtake Oil in 2020

Energy Experts Say Coal Will Overtake Oil in 2020

World coal usage is skyrocketing because of rising demand in China and India. At the World Energy Congress yesterday, energy consulting firm Wood Mackenzie stated that coal would surpass oil as the key

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Toyota Cuts Fuel Cell Cost by $1 Million for Next-Gen Hydrogen-Powered Car

Toyota Cuts Fuel Cell Cost by $1 Million for Next-Gen Hydrogen-Powered Car

Toyota has just released details of its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, and the company hopes it could become a game-changer in green transportation. The automaker has managed to reduce the

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Photonics Breakthrough Could Lead to Blazingly Fast Electronics

Photonics Breakthrough Could Lead to Blazingly Fast Electronics

A recent development in the world of silicon photonics (that's technology using optical rays for the layperson) means that computer speeds could really begin to skyrocket. The recently developed

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Edible Plants That You Can Grow in Autumn and Winter

Edible Plants That You Can Grow in Autumn and Winter

Summer's glory might be fading here in the northern hemisphere, but gardeners don't have to tuck their green thumbs away just yet: there are many cold-hardy plants that can be sown in the autumn and

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NASA Speeds Towards the First 3D-Printed Creations Made in Space

NASA Speeds Towards the First 3D-Printed Creations Made in Space

The dream of 3D printing in space is speeding ever closer to reality. Last year, word that NASA intended to send a 3D printer to space smacked of a lofty dream machine. But just a few weeks ago, Made in

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China to Become World’s Largest Market for Processed Food by 2015

China to Become World’s Largest Market for Processed Food by 2015

The Western McDiet is taking over China, one sugary snack at a time. Demand for on-the-go, pre-packaged food has skyrocketed as Chinese taste buds turn away from the Chinese staples of rice and vegetables

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Obama Administration Cracks Down on Power Plant Emissions

Obama Administration Cracks Down on Power Plant Emissions

The Obama administration made climate change history this morning by enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation's power companies. Refusing to bow to pressure from the coal industry, the

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Giant Invasive Predator Tiger Shrimp Settle in the Gulf of Mexico

Giant Invasive Predator Tiger Shrimp Settle in the Gulf of Mexico

No one knows quite how the tiger shrimp made their way into the Gulf of Mexico; some suggest that the invasive species, which can be over a foot long, hitched a ride from Asia, while others posit that the

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NASA Reveals Plans to Start Growing Vegetables in Space this Year

NASA Reveals Plans to Start Growing Vegetables in Space this Year

NASA is planning to grow fresh vegetables in space, 230 miles above the Earth. Later this year the space agency’s Vegetable Production System (VEGGIE) program will send astronauts to the International

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ZA Architects Propose an Underground Colony on Mars

ZA Architects Propose an Underground Colony on Mars

While ZA Architects acknowledges that current technologies are not sufficient to carry out their plans, they believe that robotics will advance enough by 2023 to fabricate the underground dwellings. In

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2013 INDEX: Award Winners Unveiled! Designs to Improve Life Receive €500,000 Prize

2013 INDEX: Award Winners Unveiled! Designs to Improve Life Receive €500,000 Prize

Smart Highway While car technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past century, roads have remained basically unchanged since the late 1800s. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaard plans to change

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Bombardier Beetle Teach Us About Fuel Injection?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Bombardier Beetle Teach Us About Fuel Injection?

Charles Darwin was a man inordinately fond of beetles. He once caught a rare specimen in one hand, when another, even more remarkable, beetle showed up. He snatched that one up with his other hand.

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Elon Musk Claims the Iron Man Hologram UI Can Be Built—and He Might Just Be the One to Build It

Elon Musk Claims the Iron Man Hologram UI Can Be Built—and He Might Just Be the One to Build It

In case you needed further evidence that Elon Musk may in fact be Iron Man himself, the billionaire inventor and entreprenur's recent tweets are here to help. While Tony Stark's hologram computer user

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Report Warns New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant is Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks

Report Warns New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant is Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks

A new report by the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project warns that the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant located just 38 miles north of New York City is practically defenseless against terrorist

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Vanmoof’s New Electric Bike Will be the Most Intelligent Commuter Bike in the World

Vanmoof’s New Electric Bike Will be the Most Intelligent Commuter Bike in the World

Vanmoof’s 10 is a sleek new electrified bike that could make any commute incredibly easy and high tech. The Dutch bike company's electric-assist city bike features an array of gadgetry like smart

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The Electricity-Free Biobulb Uses Bacteria to Glow in the Dark

The Electricity-Free Biobulb Uses Bacteria to Glow in the Dark

Technology has come a long way since Edison patented the light bulb back in 1880. A group of undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are launching a project to crowdfund the production of

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Mexico City’s Bajo Puentes Program Turns Vacant Lots Under Freeways into Prized Public Spaces

Mexico City’s Bajo Puentes Program Turns Vacant Lots Under Freeways into Prized Public Spaces

Photo by Ian Sane As one of the world's largest megacities, Mexico City's skyrocketing real estate prices can pose a challenge to the creation of public space. Fortunately, city planners have come up

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Tom Donhou Hits 80mph on Homemade Bicycle in Bid to Break Land Speed Record

Tom Donhou Hits 80mph on Homemade Bicycle in Bid to Break Land Speed Record

Londoner Tom Donhou reached the speed of 80 miles-per-hour on his homemade bike and came close to breaking the record cycling speed set by Fred Rompelberg back in 1995. Donhou pedaled behind his Ford

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Mission Motorcycles Rolls Out Super Fast R and RS Electric Super Bikes

Mission Motorcycles Rolls Out Super Fast R and RS Electric Super Bikes

Mission Motorcycles just announced that it is rolling out its latest all-electric superbikes - the Mission R and Mission RS. Both motorcycles are now available on reserve at select dealerships, and each

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to CodeGreen Solutions’ Stephen Rizzo About Greening Existing Buildings

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to CodeGreen Solutions’ Stephen Rizzo About Greening Existing Buildings

CodeGreen's own LEED Platinum office space in NYC INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about CodeGreen and what it does? Stephen: CodeGreen finds solutions for bringing sustainability and efficiency

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Damien Labrousse Creates Amazing Jupiter Mission Control Room From 6000 LEGO Bricks

Damien Labrousse Creates Amazing Jupiter Mission Control Room From 6000 LEGO Bricks

LEGO builder extraordinaire Damien Labrousse recently unveiled an amazing replica of the French Space Agency's Jupiter Mission Control Room made from 6,000 toy bricks! The model was requested by the team

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Goncalo Mabunda Upcycles Weapons of the Mozambique Civil War into Beautiful Furniture

Goncalo Mabunda Upcycles Weapons of the Mozambique Civil War into Beautiful Furniture

Mozambican designer Gonçalo Mabunda’s gorgeous sculptural chairs, furniture and masks are made from upcycled guns. The artist transforms symbols of his country’s civil war-torn past, including

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The Mobile Bread House Brings Baking to Communities

The Mobile Bread House Brings Baking to Communities

One of the most basic and ancient forms of human technology, bread is the result of generations of humans transforming the elements of water, flour, and salt. A food that transcends race, creed, and

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Flying Helicopter Hover Bike Takes Off in Prague

Flying Helicopter Hover Bike Takes Off in Prague

If you’ve ever dreamed of levitating out of traffic when cycling to work, your dreams may soon come true. Three Czech companies have joined forces to develop a helicopter/bicycle hybrid, complete with

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Matt Fajkus Architecture’s Bat House Visitor Center Provides Vital Nesting Grounds for Bats

Matt Fajkus Architecture’s Bat House Visitor Center Provides Vital Nesting Grounds for Bats

The Bat House Visitor Center by Matt Fajkus Architecture is a fully-integrated, sustainable building that provides much-needed nesting space for bats. To offset the rigid prefabricated wood frames of the

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Working Roller Coaster Made Entirely From Cans Unveiled at Canstruction Madison 2013

Working Roller Coaster Made Entirely From Cans Unveiled at Canstruction Madison 2013

Everyone should recycle their cans - but we never thought we'd see a working roller coaster made entirely from packaged food products! Designed and built by a team called “Thinking Outside of the

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Artists Create Chandeliers Out of Bike Parts Under a Freeway Overpass

Artists Create Chandeliers Out of Bike Parts Under a Freeway Overpass

A freeway overpass is not the first place you would think to look for innovative art. But if you happen to be Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock, the freeway overpass is a natural canvas for industrial

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