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16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel

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 country’s plastic waste for fuel! Sixtee...

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US Congress banned from editing Wikipedia after staff caught trolling

Wikipedia has been forced to ban users inside the US Congress building from making edits to the collaborative encyclopedia, after at least one member of staff began trolling the site. A number o...

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New energy discovery from lightning can change society to live off grid

As a child of 8yrs. with my dad witnessed a lightning event that can change the world. It dumped a shiny blue liquid (LOx) that fogged up our back yard while sending a huge red cloud (electrons) th...

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Late Great Bradley Nowell of Sublime: "They Never Knew We Were There. We Got $30,000 of Studio Time for Free."

40oz. to Freedom is one of the greatest albums of all time, and this story makes it even better. While recording their debut album, Sublime did not have permission to use the studio. Their frien...

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If iPhone Was its Own Company, How Big Do You Think it Would Be?

We were wondering the same thing... Apple moved 35.2 million iPhones this quarter, generating $19.75 billion in sales—a sum larger than Amazon's last reported quarterly revenue. Stack Google and...

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MIT creates graphite ‘solar sponge’ that converts sunlight into steam with 85% efficiency

MIT is reporting that it has created a new, cheap material — using a microwave, no less — that converts sunlight into steam with an amazing 85% efficiency. This could have major repercussions in th...

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The Line Between Creativity and What's Diagnosed as "Mental Illness" is More Blurry than You Think.

The science behind the “tortured genius” myth and what it reveals about how the creative mind actually works. Nancy C. Andreasen, PhD, author of *The Creating Brain* wondered about the social fo...

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World's First Flying Motorcycle Takes Flight

What happens when you cross a helicopter with a motorbike? "We combined the simplicity of a motorbike and the freedom of a helicopter to create the world's first flying motorcycle" said Chris Mallo...

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This Self-Driving Forklift is Parking Cars at a German Airport

Travelers at Dusseldorf Airport don’t even have to park their cars anymore. The idea is to get business travelers in and out of an airport as quickly and easily as possible. A driver can pull i...

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Underwater Meadows Might Be Like Antacid for Acidic Oceans

The world's oceans are changing — chemically changing. As people put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the oceans absorb more of it, and that's making the water more acidic. The effects a...

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Google Streetview Cars Track Down Stray Methane Emissions that Contribute to Climate Change

Google has added another item to its lengthy list of services, and this one is something you really wouldn’t expect. Google’s Street View cars that map roads across the world are also being used to...

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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Posts Video Seemingly Proving ISP Throttles Netflix

Video streams 10x faster through a VPN than directly. The ongoing battle between Netflix and ISPs that can't seem to handle the streaming video service's traffic boiled over to an infuriating le...

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This Meteorite is 4.95 Billion Years Old — Nearly 500 Million Years Older than the Age of the Earth.

On 28 September 1969 at about 10:58 local time, near the town of Murchison, Victoria, in Australia, a bright fireball was observed to separate into three fragments before disappearing, leaving a cl...

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Germany is No. 1 in the World for Energy Efficiency while America Ranks Near the Bottom

Why does the U.S. rank so poorly in energy efficiency? This is according to 2014 scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today. Sixteen nations were s...

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Future of Trucking: Big Rigs Become Robot Convoys

A pair of trucks convoying 10 meters apart on Interstate 80 just outside Reno, Nevada, might seem like an unusual sight—not to mention unsafe. But the two trucks doing this a couple of weeks ago we...

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