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If Earth Falls, Will Interstellar Space Travel Be Our Salvation?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, technology, space, Interstellar Travel, astronomy )

Michael
- 20 minutes ago - iflscience.com
Some climatologists argue it may be too late to reverse climate change, and itâEUR(TM)s just a matter of time before the Earth becomes uninhabitable âEUR" if hundreds of years from now.
Solar-Powered Window Sensors for Smarter Buildings
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, research, performance, technology, solar, solar power, tech, NewTechnology, energy, Gizmos, science, interesting )

Michael
- 3 days ago - ecogeek.org
A new, very-low power device has been developed to allow information about window to be transmitted to a control system for a building without a need for extra building wiring or power supply.
The Economy and the Environment: Do We Have to Choose?
Business  (tags: business, economy, environment, finance, money, politics, ethics, government, SustainableDevelopment, sustainabledevelopment )

Michael
- 4 days ago - publications.mcgill.ca
Associate professor of economics Chris Ragan believes that environmentally friendly policies help the economy, not hinder it. His new Ecofiscal Commission will be forcefully making that argument to Canada's governments over the next few years.
Why Menthol Chills Your Mouth When ItâEUR(TM)s Not Actually Cold
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, menthol, taste, study, discovery, interesting, cold )

Michael
- 4 days ago - iflscience.com
Try putting an ice-cube in your mouth. The insides of your mouth and tongue instantly turn numb. Hold it in still and you will feel pain. Now try sucking on peppermint. The mint itself is at room temperature, but your mouth instantly feels cold and numb.
Who Cares About the 2015 Green Car of the Year?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, green, cars, Sustainabililty, sustainable, technology, CO2emissions, energy, environment )

Michael
- 9 days ago - ecogeek.org
One thing we've looked for in our annual coverage of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is the attention paid to green cars. Over the past few years, we've noted that environmental concerns have diminished year to year.
Mega Star Viewed In Unprecedented Detail
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, space, nasa, research, Eta Carinae, supernova, hypernova )

Michael
- 14 days ago - iflscience.com
A star millions of times as bright as the sun has been imaged using a combination of space and Earth-based telescopes to provide extraordinary detail.
Two Supermassive Black Holes Set To Collide
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, black hole, science, research, space, discovery, nasa )

Michael
- 17 days ago - iflscience.com
An unusual, repeating light signal in the distance may be coming from the final stages of a merger between two supermassive black holes. At just a few hundredths of a light-year apart, they could be merging in a mere one million years.
Nearby Star Is On A Collision Course With Our Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, stars, sun, solar system, space, Oort Cloud, research )

Michael
- 25 days ago - iflscience.com
There's a 90 percent chance that a nearby star will be approaching Earth within the next half million years. Known as Hipparcos 85605, the stellar dwarf is currently 16 light years away from us, and it could come as close as 0.13 light years away.
How To Find Faster-Than-Light Particles
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, technology, neutrinos, tachyons, imaginary mass, speed of light, discovery, space, energy, physics )

Michael
- 30 days ago - iflscience.com
A new paper claims to demonstrate that neutrinos not only travel faster than the speed of light, but have the brain-twisting characteristic of "imaginary mass", a property that means they actually speed up as they lose energy.
Solar-Powered, Concrete Hull Boat
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, coolstuff, sustainable, Sustainabililty, technology, solar power, solar energy, boats, green, environment, recycling )

Michael
- 31 days ago - ecogeek.org
Carter Quillen is an engineer who bought an old, concrete hulled sail boat named the 'Archimedes' and, instead of refitting it with new masts, decided instead to turn it into the largest solar powered concrete hulled boat in the world.
 
 
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