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Meteorite hits Russian Urals

Meteorite hits Russian Urals

Russia’s Urals region has been rocked by a meteorite explosion in the stratosphere. The impact wave damaged several buildings, and blew out thousands of windows amid frigid winter weather. Hundreds have sought medical attention for minor injuries. Around 950 people have sought medical attention in Chelyabinsk alone because of the disaster, the region’s governor Mikhail […]

15 Awesome Chemistry Experiments

15 Awesome Chemistry Experiments

You don’t need to watch Breaking Bad to know that chemistry is pretty awesome. Below we explore our favorite 15 chemistry GIFs. Melting Metal With Magnets The Science: The copper wire has a significant amount of AC electricity running through it, causing it to act like a really strong electromagnet. In the metal slug, eddy currents form due […]

Building Our Own Future – Literally

Welcome to Open Source Ecology and their “Global Village Construction Set.” Unlike many uses of the term “global,” the concept behind OSE is not a centralized solution, but rather the leveraging of open source hardware on a localized level to achieve a “greater distribution of the means of production,” with tools that would “last a […]

Volunteers discovers15 new planets

Volunteers discovers15 new planets

Volunteers from the Planet hunters.org website, part of the Oxford University-led Zooniverse project, discovered 15 new planets – missed by professional astronomers – orbiting in the zones of other stars where it is considered life may be possible. Added to the 19 similar planets already discovered in so-called habitable zones, where the temperature is neither […]

8 Ways Microbes Can Save Us From Ourselves

8 Ways Microbes Can Save Us From Ourselves

Could bacteria and related microbes, widely believed to be a primary cause of disease, explain how we are capable of surviving through the self-created chemical nightmare of industrialized society? Sayer Ji, Contributor Activist Post Environmental chemical exposures number in the tens of thousands among industrialized populations. Our water, air, food, and now bodies, are saturated through […]

University Uses Tesla Technology to Wirelessly Charge Bus

University Uses Tesla Technology to Wirelessly Charge Bus

Utah State University presented a first-of-its-kind electric bus that is charged through wireless charging technology in a demonstration Nov. 15. The Aggie Bus rolled onto the streets carrying passengers today; just 16 months after USU demonstrated the first high-power, high-efficiency wireless power transfer system capable of transferring enough energy to quickly charge an electric vehicle. […]

Low emissions car launched in Qatar

Low emissions car launched in Qatar

Qatari non-profit organization Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD) launched a low emissions car at the 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 18) in Doha. The car was designed and developed in Qatar. Revealed during a press conference at the Qatar National Convention Centre, the car in addition to an internal combustion engine, includes an automotive thermoelectric generator designed to […]

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