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Scientists Need Your Help to Identify Whale Dialects
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- 2751 days ago -
Recently, the power of crowds has been harnessed to solve a huge array of problems--everything from identifying distant galaxies to developing climate change solutions, cleaning up after natural disasters to well, actually generatin
End Hunger Worldwide - Lettuce Evolve New Sustainable Food Systems
Science & Tech  (tags: Lettuce, evolve, end, hunger, vertical, deployable, aquaponic, planter, DAP, system, hydroponics, gardening, sustainable, agriculture, organic, green, enviornmental, fresh, food, plant, farm, eco, water, clean, poverty, how, to, permanently, africa )

- 2763 days ago -
This is a vertically stacked Aquaponic unit that combines a planter and reservoir in one unit. It uses fish waste to fertilize plants within the system. It uses 80-90% less water than soil farming, while producing higher plant yields. Drought resistant.
Giant Asteroid to Get Closer Than Moon
Science & Tech  (tags: Giant, asteroid, to, get, closer, than, moon )

- 2781 days ago -
Never mind the recent spate of satellite showers. An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier is sailing toward Earth, NASA says. Never fear, however. The space agency says that although next week's flyby of Asteroid 2005 YU55 will bring the rock closer
IBM Brings Solar Power to Data Centers
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- 2783 days ago -
IBM is bringing electric power--in the form of solar panels--to data centers with trouble getting power in the first place. The company tomorrow will detail a pilot project that couples solar power with water-cooled
Birds Sense Speed to Avoid Crashing
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- 2786 days ago -
Birds weave rapidly and safely through narrow spaces by sensing how quickly they pass objects along their flight path, an Australian study has found. The discovery could improve the versatility of pilotless aircraft and pave the way for bird-safe buildin
Population to Hit 7 Billion Today - Maybe
Science & Tech  (tags: Population, to, hit, 7 billion, today, maybe )

- 2786 days ago -
With more than two babies born every second, the arms on the world population clocks are whirling round so fast that no-one really knows how many people there are on Earth.
Occupy the URL Takes OWS Protests to the Internet
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- 2790 days ago -
The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to cities across the world. Now they're also spreading to banks' websites. A program called Occupy the URL, launched on Tuesday, will turn any website into a protest, complete with pop-up photos of Occupy Wall
How to Build a Solar Oven
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- 2790 days ago -
When distilled to their essential parts, solar ovens are really very simple devices. Using little more than a container and reflective surface, they intensify the rays of the sun to the point where they can boil water and cook
Billions of Dollars at Stake as Canada Comes to Grips With Soaring Heart Failure Costs
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- 2793 days ago -
Heart failure (HF) costs are headed for the economic stratosphere, even as researchers come up with simple tests and strategies to bring them back to earth. An assessment of the growing problem and a new initiative to curb costs and increase efficacy in
Could Simple Anger Have Taught People to Cooperate?
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- 2794 days ago -
While re­search­ers don't agree on how hu­mans first de­vel­oped the ex­cep­tion­al lev­el of coop­era­t­ion they show in to­day's so­ci­eties, a few bas­ic ideas are of­ten ban­died about the sci­en­tif­ic lit­er­a­ture.
To Fight Oil Spills, An Open-Source Swarm of Robotic Sailboats (Video)
Science & Tech  (tags: science, tech, To, Fight, Oil, Spills, An, Open, Source, Swarm, of, Robotic, Sailboats, (Video) )

- 2796 days ago -
Ask anyone who lives in the Gulf or the Niger Delta: oil spills are very nasty, and they don't clean themselves up. Chemical dispersants can make spills worse. And deploying hundreds of people in boats to run the clean-up presents a host of health
Mini Nuclear Plants to Power 20,000 Homes ?
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- 3868 days ago -
Nuclear power plants smaller than a garden shed and able to power 20,000 homes will be on sale within five years, say scientists at Los Alamos, the US government laboratory which developed the first atomic bomb.
How to Make a Cheap Multitouch Pad - MTmini
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- 4006 days ago -
How to Make a Cheap Multitouch Pad - MTmini
Crows Bend Twigs Into Tools to Find Food
Science & Tech  (tags: study, Crows, bend, twigs, into, tools, to, find, food )

- 4272 days ago -
WASHINGTON - Mounting tiny video cameras to the tail feathers of crows, researchers discovered that the birds use a variety of tools to seek food, and even make their own tools, plucking, smoothing and bending twigs and grass stems. "We observed a new

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