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Harvard Scientist Proposes a Way to Refreeze the Arctic to Combat Possible Global Warming Disaster

Harvard Scientist Proposes a Way to Refreeze the Arctic to Combat Possible Global Warming Disaster

The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrunk to an all time low in September, with the area covered now only half of what it was in the 1980s. This alarming development along with the global community’s

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Ancient Mithraeum of Caracalla Opens to the Public For the First Time Since the 19th Century

Ancient Mithraeum of Caracalla Opens to the Public For the First Time Since the 19th Century

Discovered only a century ago, the underground Mithraeum of Caracalla was once a worship center for the religious cult of Mithraism. Left untouched for centuries, and even a century after its discovery,

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China Developing Space Gardens to Grow Vegetables on Mars

China Developing Space Gardens to Grow Vegetables on Mars

Mars image from Shutterstock As more and more (and more) groups announce their intent to venture to Mars, it's perhaps inevitable that we'd see some fairly odd life-sustaining science developing; and

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New Urban Algae System Generates Energy While Cleaning Wastewater in Paris

New Urban Algae System Generates Energy While Cleaning Wastewater in Paris

Rendering from Axel Schoenert Architecture Ennesys, a Paris-based energy systems company and OriginOil, an American algae harvesting company just unveiled their new urban algae demonstration project in

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Bite Me: Edible Lamp Comes in a Rainbow of Juicy, Fruity Colors

Bite Me: Edible Lamp Comes in a Rainbow of Juicy, Fruity Colors

The idea of eating a lamp seems as ridiculous as Charlie Chaplin famously eating a shoe in The Gold Rush, but Vetterlein’s Bite Me is no joke. The glossy colorful lamp stretches out across any table

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Ghana to Utilize Poo Power in Quest to Boost Renewable Energy Use to 10% by 2020

Ghana to Utilize Poo Power in Quest to Boost Renewable Energy Use to 10% by 2020

Photo from Shutterstock Ghana’s parliament recently set a mandate to derive 10% of the nation's energy from alternative sources by 2020 - and the country is turning to poo power to meet the quota!

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HOK Architects Win Competition to Design One of World’s Most Eco-Friendly Biomedical Research Centers

HOK Architects Win Competition to Design One of World’s Most Eco-Friendly Biomedical Research Centers

HOK Architects were just selected from 14 entrants in an international design competition to design the new Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC) in Southern Italy.  The $269

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Julia Lohmann Creates Beautiful Lamps Out of Laser-Cut Kelp Seaweed

Julia Lohmann Creates Beautiful Lamps Out of Laser-Cut Kelp Seaweed

It seems that kelp can do just about anything. From stabilizing and thickening foods to fertilizing plants, this giant algae has a million different applications. But who could have thought it would make

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Ancient Marine Diatoms Could be Used to Make Biofuels, Electronics and Health Foods

Ancient Marine Diatoms Could be Used to Make Biofuels, Electronics and Health Foods

Diatoms photo from Shutterstock Diatoms are tiny marine life forms that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. Now a team from Oregon State University believes that they could be used to

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Rogue Geoengineering Experiment Creates Massive Algae Bloom in Pacific Ocean

Rogue Geoengineering Experiment Creates Massive Algae Bloom in Pacific Ocean

Photo via Shutterstock The Guardian is reporting that a July dump of 100 tonnes of iron sulphate in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, by California businessman Russ George

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New EU Plan Limits Food-based Biofuels Used for Transport

New EU Plan Limits Food-based Biofuels Used for Transport

Announced just less than a month ago, the European commission will seek to impose a limit of 5% on the use of crop-based biofuels. The initiative comes as part of a larger plan to raise the share of

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Concrete Mode Repurpose Waste Cement Bags into Sturdy Totes

Concrete Mode Repurpose Waste Cement Bags into Sturdy Totes

Concrete Mode is a Thailand-based company that creates incredibly sturdy totes, bags and pencil cases the discarded bags used to transport concrete. Concrete is the most consumed man-made material on

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MIT’s Carbon Nanotube Pencil Draws Delicate Sensors onto Paper

MIT’s Carbon Nanotube Pencil Draws Delicate Sensors onto Paper

Carbon nanotube sensors are a new must-have in contaminated areas, providing the ability to detect harmful gases and warn of danger. But the volatile nature of the sensors makes large-scale production a

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Electri-City: Benjamin Yates Creates Miniature Sci-Fi Worlds From Recycled E-Waste

Electri-City: Benjamin Yates Creates Miniature Sci-Fi Worlds From Recycled E-Waste

The electronic components of Benjamin Yates' Electri-City Coffee Tables are contained inside sturdy acrylic and glass enclosures. Yates tries to utilize as much waste as possible: the screws from

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Scientists Transform Data From Blue-Green Algae Into Musical Notes

Scientists Transform Data From Blue-Green Algae Into Musical Notes

Ever listened to music created by microbes? Well, now you can thanks to scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. The team, who were looking for patterns in readings

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Cheese-Powered Dragster Breaks a Land Speed Record in Utah

Cheese-Powered Dragster Breaks a Land Speed Record in Utah

A team of Utah State University researchers have set a land speed record in their class with a dragster powered by cheese! The Aggie A-Salt Streamliner runs on yeast biodiesel derived from the industrial

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Bill Gates Teams Up With Korea to Develop Revolutionary “Cleaner” Nuclear Reactors

Bill Gates Teams Up With Korea to Develop Revolutionary “Cleaner” Nuclear Reactors

Bill Gates photo from Shutterstock Human beings have an amazing capacity for selective memory. Just over a year ago, Japan suffered through a massive nuclear fallout, the consequences of which are

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Federal Government Suspends Nuclear Power Permits Until Waste Issue is Resolved

Federal Government Suspends Nuclear Power Permits Until Waste Issue is Resolved

Cooling Tower photo from Shutterstock Nuclear waste issues have been plaguing the US federal government for decades - and they finally came to a head this year. In June, a US Court of Appeals ruled

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Gergo Kassai’s Ultra-Thin OLED Motion Lamp Bends To Your Will

Gergo Kassai’s Ultra-Thin OLED Motion Lamp Bends To Your Will

Designed by Gergő Kassai, the Motion Lamp is a low-energy, lightweight OLED lamp that can be customized to suit your needs at any given moment. Thanks to its flexible light source, it can be twisted and

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Brazil Set To Build The World’s First Algae-Based Biofuel Plant

Brazil Set To Build The World’s First Algae-Based Biofuel Plant

Algae Photo from Shutterstock Brazil is set to build the world's first algae-based biofuel plant, which could convert seaweed into as much as 1.2 million liters of fuel each year. Located in the

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16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel!

Plastic waste photo from Shutterstock Egyptian teenagers are on a roll lately - if they're not proposing the next-generation of space propulsion systems, then they're figuring out how to use the

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Scientists Propose Dumping Iron in the Sea to Slow Climate Change

Scientists Propose Dumping Iron in the Sea to Slow Climate Change

Photo via Shutterstock Algae blooms can have positive and negative effects on the environment. While they can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they can also consume a large amount of oxygen

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PHOTOS: We Explore the Overgrown Ruins of Berlin’s Abandoned Kulturpark

PHOTOS: We Explore the Overgrown Ruins of Berlin’s Abandoned Kulturpark

After walking through a forested trail on the edge of the Spree River, visitors were greeted by a giant brontosaurus and triceratops, which have survived the years with only a few marks from vandals.

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Lake Retba is a Bizarre, Naturally Occurring Pink Lake in Senegal

Lake Retba is a Bizarre, Naturally Occurring Pink Lake in Senegal

The bizarre color is caused by Dunaliella salina, a type of halophile green micro-algae, that is found in the water. Usually found in sea salt fields, such as in Lake Retba, the micro-algae appears

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Designer Byron Rich Creates an Interactive Bio-Sculpture Map of the World

Designer Byron Rich Creates an Interactive Bio-Sculpture Map of the World

Things you neglect grow fainter in no time. Conversely, with a bit of care, you can help such stuff regain normalcy. Byron Rich, a Calgary-born, New York-based industrial designer, has put this idea into

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Japanese Tsunami Dock Hits Oregon Beach With Army of Alien Species Attached!

Japanese Tsunami Dock Hits Oregon Beach With Army of Alien Species Attached!

An enormous Japanese dock that was cast out to sea by the tsunami last year has landed on an Oregon beach. While it is not the first piece of debris to reach the US, it has bought with it a veritable

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Portable Algae-Powered ‘Chlorella’ Pods Could Provide Fresh Air in Polluted Cities

Portable Algae-Powered ‘Chlorella’ Pods Could Provide Fresh Air in Polluted Cities

By now you’ve probably already heard about (or even visited) “oxygen bars” – a phenomenon that first saw the light of day in 1996 in Toronto, Canada. Now imagine a future where you

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New Study Finds that Pollution Turns Carnivorous Plants Into Vegetarians

New Study Finds that Pollution Turns Carnivorous Plants Into Vegetarians

Dr. Jonathan Millet from Loughborough University has revealed that pollution is causing carnivorous plants, such as the Venus flytrap, to change their behavior and become vegetarian. An increase in acid

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NASA Team Discovers Massive Algal Bloom Under Arctic Ice

NASA Team Discovers Massive Algal Bloom Under Arctic Ice

A NASA team, led by a leading biologist from Stanford University, have found an phytoplankton bloom beneath ice in the Arctic. The team believes the algae is a result of major changes in Arctic

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‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals

‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals

A year ago we showed you Prinzessinnengarten, a mobile urban garden that blooms in Berlin. Well, in addition to growing lots of organic vegetables, they also organize open events centered around

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