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Mother Nature Network - United States

Philae comet landing named top breakthrough of 2014

The first-ever soft landing of a robotic probe the surface of a comet has just been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2014 by the journal Science.
 

Posted on 19 December 2014 @ 4:06 pm

10 ways graphene could change the world

Graphene might be the world’s most useful material. Though it is only one carbon-atom thick, it is 100 times stronger than steel, and highly flexible to boot. Ever since it was first isolated by researchers about a decade ago, the list of patents involving graphene has grown exponentially every year. It may not be long before this supermaterial spawns a technological revolution that could truly change the world.
 
Here are 10 of the most profound graphene inventions to look forward to in the near future.
 

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 7:03 pm

‘Smart’ bicycle has radar, vibrates when it senses obstacles

A new “smart” bicycle has been unveiled in the Netherlands, and its high-tech gadgetry might be the closest thing to a Pee-wee Herman bike on the market, but far less accident prone.

Posted on 18 December 2014 @ 1:50 am

Cute cartoon shapes show how easily segregation occurs

An adorable new computer game accurately illustrates how individual biases can create racially segregated neighborhoods.
 
Created by programmers Vi Hart and Nicky Case, Parable of the Polygons begins with the statement “This is a story of how harmless choices can make a harmful world,” and it features a community of blue squares and yellow triangles that are “slightly shapist.”
 

Posted on 17 December 2014 @ 6:45 pm

British spy agency releases cryptography app

The last thing you’d expect a spy agency to do is open itself up to the public, and yet Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) wants as many people as possible to learn a thing or two about cryptography. The spy agency, the equivalent (and a close partner) of the United States’ National Security Agency, recently released Cryptoy: an Android app that teaches kids the basics of making and breaking codes, then lets them try to make something unbreakable themselves.

Posted on 16 December 2014 @ 4:37 pm

Navy’s futuristic laser weapon ready for action

The next generation of futuristic weapons has arrived. The U.S. Navy announced that its high-tech laser weapon is ready to disable and destroy enemy drones and small boats, should the need arise.
 

Posted on 12 December 2014 @ 4:14 pm

Math for drones, self-driving cars wins top student science award

Mathematical research that could help drones navigate, and computer models for how trees grow snagged top honors at a national student math and science competition, the event’s organizers announced on Tuesday, Dec. 9.
 

Posted on 10 December 2014 @ 4:11 pm


Environmental News Service - United States

Curiosity Lands on Mars Seeking Signs of Life

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:18 am

Chevron Faces Midnight Deadline in $19 Billion Ecuador Judgment

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:17 am

Bird Flu Jumps to Seals, Humans Could Be Next

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:16 am

China Braces for Record Third Typhoon in a Week

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 4:41 am

Deforestation Slows Across Brazilian Amazon

Posted on 3 August 2012 @ 1:53 am

Enbridge Pipeline Spills Oil in Wisconsin

Posted on 1 August 2012 @ 11:46 pm

Poll: Latino Voters Favor Clean Energy Economy

Posted on 1 August 2012 @ 11:45 pm

CNet - United States

Drones, bots, and floating speakers! Oh, my!

Get a jump on 2015′s gadgets right now.

Originally posted at Software Deals

Posted on 19 December 2014 @ 11:41 pm

Star Apps: Chelsea Handler

The comedian has a lot of questions in her new series of Netflix specials.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 17 December 2014 @ 8:10 pm

Star Apps: Michael Franti

Spearhead’s singer becomes part of the solution.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 12 December 2014 @ 1:13 am

Get Wondershare Video Editor for half off

This week, get Wondershare’s premier video editing software — for Mac or PC — at a deep discount.

Originally posted at Software Deals

Posted on 10 December 2014 @ 11:27 pm

6 browsers to change the way you surf the Web

These alternatives to Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari transform your Web surfing experience.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 10 December 2014 @ 8:21 pm

7 holiday crafting apps

Why buy stuff when you can make stuff? These apps help you make cards, photo books, gift wrap, and more.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 10 December 2014 @ 6:58 pm

Star Apps: SoMo

The sultry R&B singer has gone from YouTube covers to top of the charts.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 6 December 2014 @ 1:31 am

Ecoki - United States

How to make fresh juice without a juicer

Enjoying the benefits of fresh juice doesn’t have to be reserved for people who have a juicer  on hand. Here’s how to do it without having to make the investment in another kitchen appliance. If you’ve taken the time to do a little research on juicing, you might be a bit overwhelmed by all of […]

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Posted on 13 July 2014 @ 12:03 pm

Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips (so, so delicious)

Perhaps you’ve noticed an influx of kale chips cropping up on blogs and your supermarket shelves. Wondering which ones are the best? Rhythm Superfoods has it right. Since 2009, Rhythm Superfoods has been creating these delicious, nutritious chips, with providing taste and health benefits to customers who nosh on their product. Founder Keith Wahrer teams […]

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Posted on 1 June 2014 @ 4:55 pm

Plants make your workplace better. Here’s why.

We’ve heard it before: indoor plants are good to have around–for more than just aesthetic reasons. They benefit us both as a productivity workforce and for our health, too. Here’s why you need to head over to the greenhouse:   Contaminants can’t thrive Think of it this we: we are constantly breathing the same air, […]

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Posted on 19 January 2014 @ 7:59 pm

Making Your Home, Yard More Environmentally Friendly

The environment is perhaps the ultimate precious resource for humankind. It is understandable, then, that so many people are looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly, both in their homes and in their yards. By making subtle changes to the way we lead our lives, it can be possible to live more harmoniously with nature, minimizing our personal impact on […]

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Posted on 29 November 2013 @ 12:34 pm

Lower heating costs for your wallet and the environment

Household heating costs are among the most significant monthly bills you have to tackle within your domestic budget. Aside from rent or mortgage repayments, the costs of utilities are a major expense for most ordinary homeowners, and any steps that can be taken to reduce these bills are welcome. Especially during tight economic times, keeping […]

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Posted on 16 November 2013 @ 12:46 am

Investing In Green Properties In Dubai

Dubai has been one of the major global centers for real estate investment and development in recent years. A bustling commercial center, it has grown to become an essential destination for both business and leisure. At the same time, the drive for greener, more energy efficient homes worldwide has helped raise consciousness of our individual […]

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Posted on 13 October 2013 @ 10:53 pm

Side Effects Of Oil Production Include Death

In the early hours of the morning of July 6th, 2013, patrons of the Musi-Café, a local bar in the center of Lac Megantic, Québec, were enjoying a late-night drink and conversation with friends. Then suddenly, at approximately 1:15 in the morning, a wall of flame over 100 feet high tore into the sky, signaling […]

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Posted on 5 October 2013 @ 10:14 am

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