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Stanford Solar Car Project reveals next-gen “Arctan” racer

Stanford Solar Car Project reveals next-gen “Arctan” racer

Although they seem like artifacts from a ridiculous distant future, solar cars are actually quite old. The first solar car was invented by William Cobb in 1955 and solar car races have been held around

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Butterflies may hold the secret to increasing solar output by 50 percent

Butterflies may hold the secret to increasing solar output by 50 percent

The secret to cheaper, more efficient solar power may lie in the unassuming wings of the butterfly. The Cabbage White butterfly folds its wings in a v-shape in order to heat up their flight muscles before

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Ford’s new headlights can automatically shine a light on pedestrians and animals

Ford’s new headlights can automatically shine a light on pedestrians and animals

Driving at night can be a bit unnerving on unlit roads, since it can be a bit difficult to see potential hazards on the road. Ford has revealed that it is working on new advanced headlights that use radar

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New Bubble Greenhouses could produce fresh water and food in drought-stricken regions

New Bubble Greenhouses could produce fresh water and food in drought-stricken regions

A bubble greenhouse sounds just like the kind of thing one would put in a preschool to grow bubbles or use as a bouncy house or some such thing. Instead, researchers are looking to create a bubble

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This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

Natural disasters are Mother Nature’s way of showing us just how powerful she is and how fragile and unpredictable our lives can be. Survivors of such events find themselves without some of the most

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Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Rural communities in the Philippines will soon be trading in candles and battery-powered devices for lamps which run on salt water to illuminate their homes. The Sustainable Alternative Lighting project,

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New 3D-printed bottle caps tell us when our milk has gone bad

New 3D-printed bottle caps tell us when our milk has gone bad

When making a bowl of cereal or a cup of tea, many of us have exactly the same reflex; we sniff the milk. Perfectly sensible, you don't want to ruin your morning with sour dairy—but no one really wants

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Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

The company completed approximately 90 percent of the construction in an off-site factory before shipping the modular pieces to the installation site. This efficient and timesaving process dramatically

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Yusuke Seki stacks 25,000 discarded ceramics to form a mind-boggling floor

Yusuke Seki stacks 25,000 discarded ceramics to form a mind-boggling floor

Hasami ceramics are characterized by their simple and minimalist geometry and their modular and stackable design. Seki’s installation pays homage to Hasami’s heritage by giving the discarded pieces a

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NASA wants to explore Jupiter with wind-powered robot spacecrafts

NASA wants to explore Jupiter with wind-powered robot spacecrafts

NASA scientists, desperate to explore Jupiter and other planets with no solid surface to speak of, have figured out a way to overcome the challenges of those gas giants. Wind-powered robots, called

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which states care most about the environment?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which states care most about the environment?

As the Earth heats up, thankfully so does interest in sustainable living and renewable energy. Think about the last time you searched for something like “how to compost” or “eco-friendly cleaning

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Stephen Hawking backs $100 million project to look for alien life

Stephen Hawking backs $100 million project to look for alien life

Astronomers will now embark on a massive project, thanks in part to Stephen Hawking and it's the most intense yet performed by humans -- to find other civilizations somewhere in the universe. By listening

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Clover Stornetta recalls milk products that may contain plastic

Clover Stornetta recalls milk products that may contain plastic

Clover Stornetta Farms in Petaluma, Calif., has announced a voluntary recall of some of their milk products due to possible contamination. The milk products may contain small pieces of food grade plastic.

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Aspiring Chinese architect built his office out of 8,500 recycled beer bottles

Aspiring Chinese architect built his office out of 8,500 recycled beer bottles

“Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.” This apocryphal quote credited to Benjamin Franklin is nonetheless apt and resonant with drinkers around the world. The world’s most popular

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“Really odd” SpaceX rocket explosion likely caused by one faulty metal strut

“Really odd” SpaceX rocket explosion likely caused by one faulty metal strut

When a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket headed to the International Space Station suddenly exploded shortly after take off on last month, it brought an end to a string of 18 successful missions conducted with the

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Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

When Torsten Kremer met Mama Dolfine, she had lost a 14 and 27-year-old son in one year, sank into a pit of despair, and then climbed out and built heaven--in the form of a new orphanage. After living

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Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Sometimes low tech solutions make the most sense–particularly in developing countries with limited access to affordable technology. And it often happens these same countries experience chronic water

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Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Jono Williams has built the world's most coveted man cave. After shooting the breeze one night with his mate Grant Ramsay, a mechatronics engineer, the Australian inventor committed to building the

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Scientists develop functioning computer chips made out of wood

Scientists develop functioning computer chips made out of wood

We love technology and even those of us who don't love it, probably still use it to some degree. Even some of our common appliances like TV's, some refrigerators, microwaves, watches and other items use

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Iceculture’s Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

Iceculture’s Incredible 15,000 Pound Ice Truck is Totally Roadworthy

The ice truck started off its journey in Texas where the frame originated. In the lone star state Bronson Automotive stripped the cab and body before lowering the engine bay's height and width. The truck

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All-electric Corvette could hit a record-breaking top speed of over 200 mph

All-electric Corvette could hit a record-breaking top speed of over 200 mph

Chevrolet has a pretty impressive bevvy of EVs in the Volt, Spark and soon to be released Bolt, but the company hasn't yet delved into high performance luxury EVs—and it doesn't look as though it's

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The insane plan to build an airport right above city streets

The insane plan to build an airport right above city streets

London’s Bartlett School of Architecture asked this year’s senior students to “develop a utopian dream” for their Unit 16 final project. Sutton responded with the Stockholm City Airport/Airport

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Fledgling startups want to suck greenhouse gases right out of the atmosphere

Fledgling startups want to suck greenhouse gases right out of the atmosphere

Much of the discussion on climate change has focused on mitigating the long-term consequences of climate change. For example, lowering greenhouse gas emissions over time, hopefully en route to an eventual

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Gorgeous modern Kew House is clad in prefab weathering steel

Gorgeous modern Kew House is clad in prefab weathering steel

Kew House’s successful design is due in part to the collaborative architect-client relationship. The client, who is a structural engineer and boat-restorer, took a hands-on approach to specifying

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Insane Russian Attack Bike is Powered by a Chainsaw

Insane Russian Attack Bike is Powered by a Chainsaw

Other than the fact that it was constructed in Russia, we aren't entirely sure who's responsible for this mean-looking chainsaw bike. While it may look like it's designed for the sole purpose of cutting

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Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

Automobiles have pretty bad space economy, but it’s hard to visual just how bad. So a group of Latvian cycling advocates decided to create a visual demonstration for International Car Free Day on

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Star in your own Jurassic adventure with this fossilized T-Rex bike

Star in your own Jurassic adventure with this fossilized T-Rex bike

The bike is named “Sue,” likely after the T-Rex at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, the most well-preserved fossil of its kind ever discovered. Oregonian Sue is 8.5’ tall and 12’

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Two electric planes just made history by flying over the English Channel

Two electric planes just made history by flying over the English Channel

The quest for zero-fuel transportation options is a competitive one, with innovators in various countries racing to be the first at any number of landmark achievements. This morning, not one but two

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U.S. Army develops new solar cells that are 1,000 times thinner than current technology

U.S. Army develops new solar cells that are 1,000 times thinner than current technology

Military research leads to a lot of cool technological advancements that can benefit the public as much as the troops. United States Army researchers have been working on improved solar technology, and

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Playful Troels the Troll is built out of recycled wood pallets and scrap

Playful Troels the Troll is built out of recycled wood pallets and scrap

Named after Dambo’s assistant, Troels is, by the looks of it, a friendly giant encouraging of play as evidenced by the children’s swing it holds in its outstretched hand. The troll is almost entirely

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