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UC Berkeley Students Occupy Wheeler Hall, Refuse to Leave Until Tuition Vote Is Reversed

Students held a sleepover at UC Berkeley's Wheeler Hall, occupy-style to protest the recent vote to increase tuition by 25 percent for the next five years. A UC Regents committee yesterday pass...

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Electrochemical cell converts waste heat into electricity

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science today, this scenario i...

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Pope Francis to raffle off gifts, give proceeds to those in need

Pope Francis is raffling off the Homero Ortega brand hat, a new four-wheel-drive Fiat Panda, bicycles, an espresso coffee machine, watches and other objects he has received as gifts in order to rai...

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HP Becomes First Tech Company To Eliminate Foreign Labor Recruiters

The electronics manufacturer HP has announced a series of landmark policy changes on labor practices throughout its global supply chains, becoming the first U.S. information technology company to h...

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London student demonstration sees arrests and scuffles

Police have made 11 arrests after thousands of students marched through London protesting against education cuts, tuition fees and student debt. Two were held after charging at police guarding t...

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Bionic Boots that help you run up to 25 MPH

Bionic boots let you run as fast as a CAR: Springy shoes mimic ostrich's gait to let you travel at up to 25 miles per hour Prototype developed by San Francisco-based inventor, Keahi Seymour Shoes h...

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Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

The weight of water limits how much can be brought on a long bike ride. There isn’t always an option to stop and fill up from a clean stream or drinking fountain, but water could be obtained from a...

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Anonymous seizes Ku Klux Klan Twitter account and doxes klan members over Ferguson threats #HoodsOff

Two Twitter accounts belonging to the Ku Klux Klan, @KuKluxKlanUSA and @YourKKKCentral, have been seized by Anonymous as part of the hacker-activist entity's new campaign, #OpKKK #HoodsOff @KuKl...

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Solar-Powered Floating Greenhouse is an Off-Grid Solution to Food Scarcity

Farmland is shrinking across the world at an alarming rate, sparking fears of a global food crisis. In a bid to increase food security, a multidisciplinary team of architects and botanists develope...

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US Government Wants $1.5 Billion More Per Year To Get Schools Online

The FCC isn't depending solely on help from tech companies to get more libraries and schools connected to the internet. According to the New York Times, agency chairman Tom Wheeler will propose tha...

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‘The Real Thing:’ Dutch Man Creates Device That Turns Coca Cola Back Into Pure Drinking Water

In been said that in some parts of the world, Coca Cola is not only cheaper than clean drinking water, it’s also more readily available. To make matters worse, Coke is also capable of causing se...

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Engineers At Cornell University Have Designed This Machine That Can Rebuild Itself and Also Could Perform Repairs On Itself

One of the dreams of both science fiction writers and practical robot builders has been realized, at least on a simple level: Cornell University researchers have created a machine that can build co...

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Honda's new hydrogen fuel-cell car looks like it belongs in a movie

Hydrogen-powered cars seem like the dream, if we can figure out how to reliably make them; the only emission is water, and unlike a battery-powered car, you don't need to wait for a recharge. Toyot...

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New ‘Solar Cloth’ Allows Solar Cells To Be Stretched Across Parking Lots, Stadiums

A British start-up has developed a way for parking lots and structures with roofs that can’t take much weight to harness the power of the sun. The Cambridge, England-based Solar Cloth Company is b...

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MIT Unveils Solar Power System That Doesn't Need Sunlight

A solar energy system that doesn’t require sunlight is almost as bizarre as a tidal power system that doesn’t use water – however that’s exactly what researchers at MIT have cooked up. The team jus...