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Robotic Fish to Patrol for Pollution in Harbours

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Nature, Technology with 0 Comments
Robotic Fish to Patrol for Pollution in Harbours

(BBC) In the shallow waters of Gijon harbour, in northern Spain, a large, yellow fish cuts through the waves. But this swimmer stands apart from the marine life that usually inhabits this port: there’s no flesh and blood here, just carbon fibre and metal. This is robo-fish – scientists’ latest weapon in the war against […]

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Astounding Breakthroughs – A Conversation with David Sereda

Written by on May 24, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Astounding Breakthroughs – A Conversation with David Sereda

(Source: Higher Journeys) David Sereda discusses breakthroughs in water re-structuring via the sound of the sun, unique crystal healing instruments and technology, Earth changes, the Fukushima disaster, and much more in an interview with Alexis Brooks that is available as a podcast on her  Higher Journeys website. David is a filmmaker, photographer, author and public […]

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Hempcrete, Made From Hemp, Used To Build Houses

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 1 Comment
Hempcrete, Made From Hemp, Used To Build Houses

(Huffington Post) Imagine you had a building material that was energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire. The material may even have a higher R-value, or thermal resistance, than concrete, a claim that is still being investigated. The only problem? The base of the Hempcrete creation is hemp, which comes from the cannabis […]

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A Most Hyperdimensional Eclipse … and Final Venus Transit by Richard C. Hoagland

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Earth & Space with 1 Comment
A Most Hyperdimensional Eclipse … and  Final Venus Transit by Richard C. Hoagland

Rotating planetary/stellar objects create scientifically observable changes in the underlying “torsion field Physics” across the entire solar system and, during solar eclipses, are capable of affecting a wide range of diverse phenomenon across this entire planet that may include “consciousness” itself.

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SpaceX Prepares to Launch First Commercial Flight to Space Station

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Earth & Space, Technology with 0 Comments
SpaceX Prepares to Launch First Commercial Flight to Space Station

(The Guardian) In a major step towards space privatization, SpaceX will send a Dragon capsule with supplies for the International Space Station In the early hours of Saturday morning, a rocket is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a mission to deliver a capsule full of supplies to the International Space […]

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New Planet Found in Our Solar System?

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Earth & Space, Science with 0 Comments
New Planet Found in Our Solar System?

(National Geographic) An as yet undiscovered planet might be orbiting at the dark fringes of the solar system, according to new research. Too far out to be easily spotted by telescopes, the potential unseen planet appears to be making its presence felt by disturbing the orbits of so-called Kuiper belt objects, said Rodney Gomes, an […]

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Researchers Use Light to Switch on Gene Expression

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Researchers Use Light to Switch on Gene Expression

Imagine being able to control genetic expression by flipping a light switch. Researchers at North Carolina State University are using light-activated molecules to turn gene expression on and off. Their method enables greater precision when studying gene function, and could lead to targeted therapies for diseases like cancer. Triplex-forming oligonucleotides (TFOs) are commonly used molecules […]

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Secrets of the First Practical Artificial Leaf

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Nature, Technology with 0 Comments
Secrets of the First Practical Artificial Leaf

(Eurekalert) A detailed description of development of the first practical artificial leaf — a milestone in the drive for sustainable energy that mimics the process, photosynthesis, that green plants use to convert water and sunlight into energy — appears in the ACS journal Accounts of Chemical Research. The article notes that unlike earlier devices, which […]

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‘Huge’ Water Resource Exists Under Africa

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Nature, Science with 0 Comments
‘Huge’ Water Resource Exists Under Africa

(BBC) Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater. They argue that the total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface. The team have produced the most detailed map yet of the scale and potential of this hidden resource. […]

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Beam me up Scotty: Life-size Hologram-like Telepods Revolutionize Videoconferencing [video]

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Science, Technology with 1 Comment
Beam me up Scotty: Life-size Hologram-like Telepods Revolutionize Videoconferencing [video]

(Human Media Lab) Professor Roel Vertegaal’s Star Trek-like 3D cylindrical display is probably as close to teleportation as we will ever get. A Queen’s University researcher has created a Star Trek-like human-scale 3D videoconferencing pod that allows people in different locations to video conference as if they are standing in front of each other. “Why […]

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Dolphins Help Fishermen Catch Fish

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Nature with 1 Comment
Dolphins Help Fishermen Catch Fish

(LiveScience) A visitor might stumble upon a strange sight in Laguna, Brazil, if they went down to the shore. Here, the local fishermen rely on dolphins to help them with their yearly fish catch. New research has found that just one local group of about 20 dolphins works with the fishermen, while the other local […]

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Venus to Appear in Once-In-A-Lifetime Event

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Venus to Appear in Once-In-A-Lifetime Event

(Science Daily) On 5 and 6 June this year, millions of people around the world will be able to see Venus pass across the face of the Sun in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It will take Venus about six hours to complete its transit, appearing as a small black dot on the Sun’s […]

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Wind Turbine Creates Water from Thin Air

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Wind Turbine Creates Water from Thin Air

(CNN) Wind turbines have long produced renewable energy but a French engineering firm has discovered another eco-purpose for the towering structures. Eole Water claims to have successfully modified the traditional wind turbine design to create the WMS1000, an appliance that can manufacture drinking water from humid air. The company aims to start rolling out the […]

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Swiss Scientists Demonstrate Mind-controlled Robot

Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Technology with 1 Comment
Swiss Scientists Demonstrate Mind-controlled Robot

(CBS News) Swiss scientists have demonstrated how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone, a step they hope will one day allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings through so-called avatars. Similar experiments have taken place in the United States and Germany, but they involved either able-bodied patients or invasive […]

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Solar-powered Fabric Charges Phones on the Trail

Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar-powered Fabric Charges Phones on the Trail

(Discovery News) When every ounce on the trail counts, outdoor adventurers dream about ditching batteries. They might not have to wait. Designers at Colorado State University are developing solar-powered clothes from natural fibers that can charge a number of devices, including phones, tablets and GPS units. Professor Eulanda Sanders and associate professor Ajoy Sarkar in […]

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