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  1. Solar Energy Just Took a Giant Leap

    Jan
    11
    2021

    Renewable energy made a giant leap forward recently when scientists developed a new material that can store solar-generated energy for up to 4 months. What makes it more impressive is that it can be done at room temperature. Regular solar panels generate electricity using the energy photons, particles of light, to dislodge electrons from materials […]

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  2. The “Interceptor” Promises Cleaner Rivers and Plastic-Free Oceans

    Dec
    30
    2020

    Did you know that over 80% of ocean plastic ends up there from 1,000 rivers? Rivers pass through the land where polluting human activity takes place, and inevitably, carry waste to the sea. While the cleaning of the oceans remains crucially important, stopping the problem at its root is even more urgent. Meet the “Interceptor”, […]

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  3. Apple Watch Will Soon Protect Your Hearing

    Jul
    23
    2019

    The Apple Watch was at first thought to be a replacement for your smartphone, but through the years, it has become a different breed of a smart gadget. Thanks to the plethora of sensors it possesses, the Apple Watch is mostly marketed as a fitness device, but in recent years it also became a potent […]

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  4. Liquid Metal Flow Battery for Affordable Storage of Green Energy

    Aug
    16
    2018

    For years, researchers have pursued the technology for a better flow battery for the power grid that could lead to affordable storage of renewable power. In a flow battery, two liquids, one with a positive electrical charge and another having a negative electrical charge, are separated by a membrane. The membrane allows electrons to pass […]

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  5. The City of London Will Be Powered by 100 Percent Green Energy by October

    Jul
    03
    2018

    Considering the need to take a strict action against climate change and with the intention to place London as one of the world’s leading environmentally friendly cities, London’s historic “Square Mile” district has announced plans to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by October 2018. To achieve this goal, the city’s governing […]

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  6. Japan’s Pokémon With You Train, Originally a Disaster Relief Project, Is Getting a Makeover

    Jun
    02
    2017

    Shortly after Japan’s tragic earthquake in 2011, Pokémon with You was developed as a disaster relief project. In 2012, it was developed into a fully functioning sightseeing train with a myriad of tributes to the series, featuring Pokémon characters, artificial plants, tunnels, curtains, and decals. Now, the train is getting a special Pikachu makeover, undergoing interior and exterior […]

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  7. What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum Into a Pumpkin

    Nov
    03
    2015

    In honor of Halloween, YouTuber TheBackyardScientist decided to pour molten aluminum into a pumpkin. Not only did molten aluminum get poured into a jack-o’-lantern, it was cooled off with liquid nitrogen, resulting in quite the experiment. Eventually, the pumpkin gets destroyed and a hardened aluminum shape resembling a grenade is all that is left from […]

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  8. Boeing Lands 787 Orders From Two Foreign Carriers Worth $3.5 billion

    Oct
    30
    2015

    Boeing landed orders from El Al Israel Airlines Ltd and Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd yesterday for its high-tech 787 Dreamliner worth more than $3.5 billion at list prices. All in all, 59 airlines and leasing companies have now ordered Boeing’s latest jetliner. After Qantas cancelled 35 orders for the stretched 787-9 model in 2012 amid […]

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  9. Inside Robert Bruno’s World-Famous Steel House In Ransom Canyon

    Oct
    05
    2015

    Yesterday, Ransom Canyon’s famous steel house was open to the public from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The unfinished house, which sits on 85 East Canyon View Drive in Ransom Canyon, now serves as an unofficial memorial to architect and former Texas Tech faculty member Robert Bruno. Bruno worked on the home for over 30 […]

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  10. Chevy Continues To Attack Ford’s Innovative Aluminum F-150 In New Ad

    Jul
    27
    2015

    GM’s Chevrolet continues to attack rival Ford’s innovative aluminum-body F-150 pickup through a series ads basically saying Ford’s new truck is too costly and tedious to repair. In the ad below, Howie Long and Chief Engineer Eric Stanczak review a third party test on the time and cost of repairing the Chevy Silverado and Ford’d […]

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  11. How To Turn Styrofoam Objects Into Solid Aluminum

    Mar
    30
    2015

    Have you ever wanted to turn styrofoam into metal? If you haven’t, you probably will now… Grant Thompson recently released a video demonstrating how to turn any styrofoam object from a foam board, foam housing insulation, or even craft blocks into solid aluminum. After choosing your foam creation, drop it into a a 5-gallon bucket […]

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  12. DiResta Aluminum Hatchet Handle

    Nov
    14
    2014

    Few Things I know already about this hatchet; it is too heavy, the balance is off, it will shatter, the sheath should have rivets, the head will cut through the stitching, it was “hung” all wrong, brass wedge is a bad idea, I will get blisters, I should only ever use BLO to finish any […]

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