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Researchers Study Mountain Forests to Understand the Impact of Climate Change

Researchers Study Mountain Forests to Understand the Impact of Climate Change

We often focus on what impact climate change is having on the oceans and rainforests across the globe, but sometimes we forget to look at how it is affecting vital areas like mountain forests. Mountain

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Hydral is a next-generation energy production system for communities and high-density structures. The system grows algae which emits hydrogen instead of oxygen in photosynthesis - hydrogen that is used by

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New Study Shows Global Coral Bleaching Could Occur by 2056

New Study Shows Global Coral Bleaching Could Occur by 2056

JonMilnes / Shutterstock Coral bleaching occurs when sea temperatures rise and kill algae that are the source of color and food for most corals around the globe - and a new study shows that there could

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Brown University Identifies Hungry Microbe That Could be Key to Turning Biomass Into Biofuel

Brown University Identifies Hungry Microbe That Could be Key to Turning Biomass Into Biofuel

The quick rise and depressing downward spiral of the ethanol industry proved that using food to make biofuel is both wasteful and costly. Non food-based biofuels, such as those derived from grasses,

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Scientists Trick Iron-Eating Bacteria into “Breathing” Electrons in Effort to Create Biofuels

Scientists Trick Iron-Eating Bacteria into “Breathing” Electrons in Effort to Create Biofuels

Photo via Shutterstock Scientists have developed a technique to "trick" common iron-eating bacteria into capturing electrons, which the bacteria use to grow. Typically the bacteria contribute to the

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UC Riverside Researcher Uses Snail Teeth as Inspiration for More Efficient Solar Cells

UC Riverside Researcher Uses Snail Teeth as Inspiration for More Efficient Solar Cells

A recent study conducted at the University of California has shown how teeth-growing techniques of marine snails can be applied to the solar industry, helping to create improved solar cells and

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Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

Do you feel a twinge of guilt every time you fill your tank with dirty gasoline? What if you could power your car with a carbon neutral fossil fuel substitute? Introducing Audi's new e-fuel, an energy

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California Pot Growers are Decimating the Local Environment Warn Scientists

California Pot Growers are Decimating the Local Environment Warn Scientists

The California pot business is booming, which is great news for marijuana advocates. The bad news is that the boom, like other booms in the past, is decimating the California environment. Pot growers have

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Increased Volcanic Eruptions Linked With Climate Change, Say Researchers

Increased Volcanic Eruptions Linked With Climate Change, Say Researchers

It is well known that when volcanos erupt and spew ash into the environment, those increased particles can block sunlight from reaching the earth and cause temperatures to drop. But now researchers have

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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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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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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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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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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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