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Move over Europe: a new discovery in Indonesia could knock the western continent from its popular position as the cradle for early human creativity. According to the journal Nature, an
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?
A team of Ohio State University scientists have invented what they claim is the world's first rechargeable solar battery. The team observed the issues in current methods for collecting and storing solar
Canada's Hayley Todesco has developed a method to speed up the detoxification of oil sands tailings ponds using 5th grade science. The 18-year-old Google Science Fair 2014 finalist won a $25,000
Photo via Shutterstock As fruit, bananas are perfectly packaged – all the protection they need is provided by their flexible, resilient peels. As then-sixteen-year-old Turkish student Elif Bilgin
How many of you watched Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and wished you had a speeder bike like the ones Luke and Leia race through the forests of Endor? Well, you may not have to wait much
French energy company EDF is joining forces with wind turbine firm Vestas to create the world's first 'stealth' wind farm, which is designed to minimize interference to radar systems. The site,
Previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an enormous digital mapping project that has transformed scientists' knowledge of this iconic landscape. A
Scientists at the U.K.'s Imperial College London just made a major breakthrough in the renewable production of the fuel propane. In a study released this week in the journal Nature Communications, they
Did you know that melanin, the pigment in hair, is light sensitive and can be used as a conductor? Well, that's what an 18 year old in Nepal recently discovered, and is now using human hair to replace
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond just discovered an amazing way to save thousands of lives taken by explosive land mines every year. According to a recent study by the
It's happening! After much speculation, Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have struck a formal agreement over the Japanese company's manufacture and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the electric
Yes, that's a see-through mouse you are looking at. And yes, it's pretty gross, but thankfully, no, it's not alive. The transparent mouse represents a breakthrough for scientists at the California
A new breakthrough in the way we fight sexually transmitted diseases could be a complete game changer. Within the next few months, condoms that can kill HIV, HPV and herpes could be hitting the market. An
Recently, prolific Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and civil engineering firm Heijmans nabbed headlines by installing the world's first glow-in-the-dark road in the Netherlands. The futuristic road is
Feel guilty every time you have to get a disposable cup for your latte? Soon you could be saying goodbye to that guilt, as the world’s first recyclable paper cup is about to hit the streets in the
Large-scale energy storage is one of the major challenges facing renewable energy, but a recent breakthrough could be a real game changer. Scientists at USC, led by professor Sri Narayan, just developed a
For nearly a year, scientists have been scrambling to understand why starfish in the Pacific Ocean have been dying in droves. In fact, the problem has gotten so bad that many scientists expect entire
Researchers at the University of Toronto have made a breakthrough that could lead to cheaper and more flexible solar cells that could be used by millions of people around the world. The team
A team of ambitious students at the University of California at Riverside have developed an incredible new weapon in the battle against air pollution. For their entry in the Environmental Protection
Electric vehicle batteries are heavy and bulky, which limits EV range and cargo capacity. However that could change thanks to groundbreaking new research from the University of Central Florida.
Dutch company DSM has made a breakthrough in reducing the amount of methane released by burping cows. And, no, it's not etiquette lessons. We know that gassy livestock are a major source of greenhouse gas
Solar Roadways have been getting a lot of attention lately after securing nearly $2 million in funding on Indiegogo - but some detractors are decrying the innovation, saying that the idea just won’t
In what is being described as a major breakthrough for renewable energy, researchers at Australia's national science agency just set a world record by using solar power to generate supercritical steam at
Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE Corporation) is a breakthrough technology company that both contributes to the long-term health of the environment, and boosts the economy—locally and globally.
Google has made a major breakthrough in its self-driving car project. The tech giant has now started building its own prototype vehicles from scratch, rather than retro-fitting existing commercial models
Scientists at Imperial College London have worked out a way to turn light into matter. This is achieved by colliding two photons—the particles of light—to create an electron and a positron. While
Researchers at Harvard have discovered a protein that appears to actually reverse multiple signs of aging, in everything from appearance to stamina. Called GDF11, scientists gave the protein to older mice
Just over one decade after successfully cloning Dolly the sheep, scientists have cloned the first human embryo from adult cells. The breakthrough could pave the way to personalized organ transplants and
In 1997, biologist and innovation consultant Janine Benyus, released her first book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this publication she coined the term 'biomimicry' and laid the groundwork
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