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Graphene’s Love Affair with Water

“Our ultimate goal is to make a filter device that allows a glass of drinkable water made from seawater after a few minutes of…


Photo: Radiation in the Environment around the Damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPS. Courtesy of Jerry Cuttler.

Crowdscouring Radiation Measurement on BC Coast

“People along the British Columbia coast are being asked to step in where governments in Canada and the U.S. have not — to measure…


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Nuclear fusion @ National Ignition Facility?

“Researchers at a laboratory in California say they’ve had a breakthrough in producing fusion reactions with a giant laser. The success comes after years…


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Moby on Electric Cars

Techno-progressive musician Moby breaks down the electric car battery with “The Science Table” host Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Tesla battery designer Rob Ferber.


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$5 Billion Tesla Gigafactory to Start Bidding War

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)’s plan to build what co-founder Elon Musk bills as the world’s largest battery factory could not only shake up the…


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Tiny Satellites That Could Have Found the Plane Within Hours

A company called Planet Labs is in the process of activating a squadron of tiny satellites that they released from the International Space Station…


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Harvesting Energy form the Smallest Motions

Researchers have built an electricity generator that can harvest energy from the most gentle movements. They say their device can produce a steady current…


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Giant machines are boring tunnels under London

By the end of 2014, London will have added 42 km of new underground rail tunnels. Crossrail will use eight tunnel boring machines (TBMs)…


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Coffee Flour: A Food Revolution

Food revolution? Coffee Flour™ is a new, sustainable food ingredient derived from coffee cherries. It has 3X more antioxidants than blueberries. It is a…


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Iceland to Eliminate Dependence on Fossil Fuels

  A big change is happening in a small country in the North Atlantic. Learn how Iceland is working to completely eliminate its dependence…