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Greetings. We Are From The Future. Everything is going to be alright...

Science behind the photosynthesis bit: "Energy transfer in light-harvesting macromolecules is assisted by specific vibrational motions of the chromophores," said Alexandra Olaya-Castro (UCL Physic...

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Ecocapsule Is The Egg-Shaped Tiny Home That Can Go Off-Grid And Off-Pipe

Often when we show tiny homes, readers point out that designers should learn from boats, where people have been organizing small spaces forever. Now Bratislava based Nice Architects introduce the v...

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Elon Musk Didn't Like His Kids' School, So He Made His Own Without Grade Levels

Elon Musk didn't like his kids' school, so he started his own, the inventor and entrepreneur said in an interview on Beijing Television. The school is called Ad Astra — which means "To the stars...

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$211M Settlement Reached With Transocean In 2010 Oil Spill

A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals who claim damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of ...

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Chicago Doesn’t Fix Its Potholes, So This Artist Fixes Them With Ice Cream Mosaics

For the third year in a row Chicago artist Jim Bachor has taken it upon himself to preemptively fix city potholes by filling them with themed mosaics. This year Bachor decided on a series of 10 pot...

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Six Banks Pay $5.8 Billion, Five Guilty of Market Rigging

Six of the world’s biggest banks will pay $5.8 billion and five of them agreed to plead guilty to charges tied to a currency-rigging probe as they seek to wind down almost half a decade of enforcem...

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Dutch Harvest Electricity From Living Plants to Power Streetlights, Wi-Fi, & Cell Phones

A Dutch company harnesses electricity from living plants, and then uses it to power cell phone chargers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and now over 300 LED streetlights in two sites in the Netherlands. Plant-e d...

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This Machine Can Make Salt Water Drinkable — Using Only The Sun’s Rays

The American engineers who traveled to rural India two years ago believed they were going to help poor villagers get rid of microbes in their drinking water. But soon after their arrival, they bega...

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Research Shows This One Plant Can Kill Cancer Cells & Treat Diabetes

Bitter melon is a fruit that grows abundantly in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Traditionally it has been used to treat diabetes and other more mild diseases or illnesses. More recently, bitter...

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Researchers Make Semiconductors Just Three Atoms Thick

The end is in sight for achieving the thinnest and most flexible semiconductors possible. Researchers at Cornell have announced the creation of semiconducting films just three atoms thick, leaving ...

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Self-Sufficient Couple Builds Their Own Floating Off-Grid Island (Video)

From no-waste, no-impact, buy-nothing, no-money to living tiny, there are a multitude of saner and more courageous alternatives to the unthinking, zombie wastefulness of mainstream living. For Cana...

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The First Self-Driving Big Rig Licensed To Operate In The US

A Daimler-built autonomous truck can now legally operate on the highways of Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval has officially granted the "Freightliner Inspiration Truck" a license for road use in the sta...

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Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people an hour

An unexpected forest grows on the former industrial grounds at the 2015 Milan Expo. Occupying a small site for 560 square meters, the miniature forest is no accident of nature—Klaus K. Loenhart and...

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CERN Has Detected Extremely Rare Particle Decay For The First Time

Researchers working at CERN in Switzerland have detected a never-before-seen subatomic process that was "harder to find than the famous Higgs particle", and it could make or break our understanding...

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Eerie Self-Steering Bullet That Hits Its Target Every Time Created By DARPA

It will no longer be possible to dodge a bullet, as the U.S. Department of Defense has created a "magic bullet." The system has been developed by DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance program, k...

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