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Study Suggests That Men Are Unwilling To Go Vegetarian Because It’s Not “Macho”

Study Suggests That Men Are Unwilling To Go Vegetarian Because It’s Not “Macho”

A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that decades of marketing have left many men unwilling to make the switch to a vegetarian diet because it is not perceived as "macho"

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GM Wheat: A Health Risk or a Way to Feed the World?

GM Wheat: A Health Risk or a Way to Feed the World?

UK scientists working to develop genetically modified wheat at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, Herts are facing a problem -- but it is not a problem with their research, rather it's protestors

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GE Launches First 100 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb Cooled by an Air Pump

GE Launches First 100 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb Cooled by an Air Pump

GE just announced a new LED light bulb replacement for the 100 watt incandescent that uses pulses of air to keep cool. The design is the first of its kind in the LED industry, and it comes just in the

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USC Researchers Develop Liquid Nanocrystal Solar Cells that Can Be Printed Onto Plastic

USC Researchers Develop Liquid Nanocrystal Solar Cells that Can Be Printed Onto Plastic

Imagine a solar cell that comes in a jar instead of a big, clunky panel, and that could be painted on a piece of plastic. It might be closer than you think - scientists at the University of Southern

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Floating Jellyfish Robot Propels Itself Through the Air Using Self-Inversion

Floating Jellyfish Robot Propels Itself Through the Air Using Self-Inversion

German automation company Festo has created an extraordinary helium-filled flying robot that propels itself through the air by repeatedly turning itself inside-out. The creation, known as the

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GM Lamb Cloned to Produce ‘Healthy’ Omega Fats Found In Fish and Nuts

GM Lamb Cloned to Produce ‘Healthy’ Omega Fats Found In Fish and Nuts

The meat industry has long been hailed as one of the most significant factors driving global warming -- and this is in addition to being damaging to your health. However, Chinese scientists are looking

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Study Calls for 50 Percent Reduction in Meat Consumption to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

Study Calls for 50 Percent Reduction in Meat Consumption to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

It's hardly news that eating meat is a bad idea: it's long been recognized that the dietary choice is not only damaging to your health, but also a significant driving factor in global warming. However, a

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Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

Former General Motors R and D Head Predicts Driverless Cars by 2020

General Motors former head of Research and Development, Larry Burns, has been looking to the future, and he sees driverless cars hitting the road as soon as 2020. The notion of removing human interaction

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Scientist Develops Self-Sustaining Solar Reactor That Produces Clean Hydrogen Fuel

Scientist Develops Self-Sustaining Solar Reactor That Produces Clean Hydrogen Fuel

Hydrogen is a fuel that has seemingly limitless potential, but scientists have only been able to produce it from fossil fuels, like natural gas. That is, until now. A doctoral student in mechanical

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MIT Unveils 3D Solar Arrays That Produce Up to 20 Times More Energy

MIT Unveils 3D Solar Arrays That Produce Up to 20 Times More Energy

MIT researchers just unveiled a new three-dimensional solar array that can produce up to 20 times more energy per square foot than traditional flat arrays - and it's potentially more efficient than

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MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

Light bulbs have always been pretty inefficient, even those that have a rep for using less juice, like LEDs. Because of the energy conversion process, they consume more energy than they actually need to

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Virginia Tech Team Creates a Self-Charging Robo-Jellyfish

Virginia Tech Team Creates a Self-Charging Robo-Jellyfish

A team from Virginia Tech has created the Robo-Jellyfish, a swimming robot that is powered by a hydrogen-based catalytic reaction. This robot has not only the ability to power itself indefinitely, but it

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NIF Team Fires World’s First 2 Megajoule Ultraviolet Laser in Attempt to Unlock Nuclear Fusion

NIF Team Fires World’s First 2 Megajoule Ultraviolet Laser in Attempt to Unlock Nuclear Fusion

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory just fired up the world's largest laser to shoot a record-breaking 2.03 megajoule beam of light at a tiny

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Rare Himalayan Goat Cloned To Produce More Cashmere and Pashmina Wool

Rare Himalayan Goat Cloned To Produce More Cashmere and Pashmina Wool

Scientists from the animal biotechnology centre of Sher-i-Kashmir University recently announced that they successfully cloned a female goat called Noori. Dwindling goat populations in the area have led

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Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings

Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings

You generally expect an F1 car to be more impressive than the one you're seeing above. However, this F1 is not what it appears to be. This little replica was created in just four minutes at the Vienna

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Aerospace Engineers Design Pacemaker That’s Powered by the Human Heart

Aerospace Engineers Design Pacemaker That’s Powered by the Human Heart

When Amin Karami and Daniel Inman, aerospace engineering researchers at the University of Michigan, began to work with materials which generate power from physical stress, they weren't looking for a

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Envia Systems Announces New World Record For Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Density

Envia Systems Announces New World Record For Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Density

Lithium-ion batteries are widely considered to be the 'next big thing' in electric vehicle power systems, but their storage capacity is still a cause for concern. That could be about to change though as

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SWITCH75 Liquid LED Light Bulb Named Edison Award Finalist

SWITCH75 Liquid LED Light Bulb Named Edison Award Finalist

SWITCH Lighting has been named an Edison Award Finalist after developing an LED light bulb that uses a liquid cooling technology. The unique liquid bulb's innovative technology and beautiful design played

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MIT Researchers Find a Way To Make Solar Panels from Grass Clippings

MIT Researchers Find a Way To Make Solar Panels from Grass Clippings

  What if generating solar energy at home required little more than mixing some grass clippings with inexpensive chemicals? That's exactly what MIT researcher Andreas Mershin has found to be

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Study Shows Spike in Japan’s CO2 Levels After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Study Shows Spike in Japan’s CO2 Levels After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

A newly released study from the Breakthrough Institute shows a clear indication on how dependent Japan has been on nuclear power. First the good news: after the devastating earthquake and resulting

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10-Year-Old Discovers New Molecule That Could Improve Energy Storage

10-Year-Old Discovers New Molecule That Could Improve Energy Storage

When this author was 10 years old, he was playing with Micro Machines and generally being a nuisance. He definitely wasn't discovering a new molecule called tetranitratoxycarbon that can be used for

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83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

An 83-year-old woman in Belgium is now the proud owner of what could be possibly the coolest lower jaw in history: a 3D printed titanium mandible replacement. The jaw was implanted successfully a few

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Stanford Developing Wireless Electric Car Charging System For Highways

Stanford Developing Wireless Electric Car Charging System For Highways

While we used AC and wires to build a massive electrical grid in the 20th century, wireless energy could be a game changer in the years to come. Researchers at Stanford just announced that they are

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Study Shows That Potent New Pesticides May Be Killing Off Honeybees

Study Shows That Potent New Pesticides May Be Killing Off Honeybees

Since 2004, the number of honeybees in the U.S. has been nearly cut in half. While similar massive declines are prevalent around the world, scientists are still trying to figure out what exactly is

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Microbubbles Enable More Efficient Production Of Algae Biofuels

Microbubbles Enable More Efficient Production Of Algae Biofuels

Algae biofuel is one of the most promising alternative fuels on the market - so far we've seen cars and even planes adapted to run on it. The main drawback thus far has been high production costs and

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The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

A recent breakthrough in DNA nanotechnology has brought to life the world's smallest autonomously functioning DNA motor - a teeny tiny train of molecules that has been programmed to navigate a network of

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Human Stomach Microbe Breaks Down Seaweed for Biofuel Production

Human Stomach Microbe Breaks Down Seaweed for Biofuel Production

Researchers at the Bio Architecture Lab and the University of Washington in Seattle have genetically modified a microbe commonly found in the human stomach to enable it to break down the very exotic

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IBM Creates The World’s Smallest Storage Device (And It’s 12 Atoms In Size!)

IBM Creates The World’s Smallest Storage Device (And It’s 12 Atoms In Size!)

Many of us use memory sticks and portable hard drives to carry data around with us - they have become a part of every day life and, like all devices, they're getting smaller and smaller. However

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Nobel Laureate Develops World’s Cheapest and Most Effective CO2 Sponge

Nobel Laureate Develops World’s Cheapest and Most Effective CO2 Sponge

One of the holy grails of clean technology is now one step closer to reality as Noble Prize-winning chemist George Olah just developed a breakthrough low-cost plastic material than acts as

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BMW’s i8 Hybrid-Electric Sports Car Saves the World in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

BMW’s i8 Hybrid-Electric Sports Car Saves the World in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

After three weeks at the box office, Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol is still dominating first place in the charts - and with the film's continued success comes a healthy heap of promotion for BMW's

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