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Battling ‘the Largest Mass Poisoning in History’: Arsenic in Bangladesh

By Kevin Krajick and David Funkhouser Earth Institute, Columbia University   International health experts have called it the largest mass poisoning in history, and…


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Hospital Tests Lag Time for Remote Surgery 12,000 Miles Away

Doctors may be able to perform surgery across the world or in space. (July 15, 2015) – Celebration, FL Roger Smith, CTO of Florida Hospital…


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Citizen Scientists Attempt Open Source Insulin

“I proposed that we could change that by making it ourselves, brewing insulin at home.” – Ryan Bethencourt (July 13, 2015) – Oakland, CA There…


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Test City Being Built in New Mexico To Evaluate Future Technology

The city will have everything but people who live there. (July 10, 2015) – Washington, DC A ghost city is being built in the…


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How Asteroid Mining Could Open Up the Solar System

Planetary Resources’ Chris Lewicki talks with physicist and sci-fi author Gregory Benford about asteroid mining and its potential to help humanity expand its footprint…


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Free Online Complexity Course Will Change Your World (No Math Required)

Topics include dynamics, chaos, fractals, information theory, self organization and agent based modeling and networks.  (July 6, 2015) – Santa Fe, NM Has it ever…


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A Physicist’s Humanity in “Einstein!” (a play by Jack Fry)

“I wish I could blame falling in love on gravity.” – Albert Einstein  (June 21, 2015) – Santa Monica, CA It is easy to focus…


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EarthServer (Petabytes of Data Cubes) Evaluates Water on Mars Too

“On Mars, we can go down a few kilometers and we want to find out whether there is water” – Peter Baumann June 25…


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Dutch Court Orders 25% Cut in Greenhouse Gases by 2020

June 24, 2015 (Netherlands) – Source – Engineering & Technology Magazine The following article is written by Tereza Pultarova, Engineering & Technology Magazine The Netherlands…