Beyond the 'Poo Bus': The Many Uses of Human Waste
British poo-powered bus, human waste fuel
November 26th, 2014
A British “poo bus” went into service last week, powered by biomethane energy derived from human waste at a sewage plant.
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Greasing the Electric Grid, the World's Largest Machine (Op-Ed)
smart-grid
November 24th, 2014
Minor tweaks in the electric grid can generate major boosts in efficiency.
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Vest for the Deaf Translates Speech Into Vibrations
Vibrating vest for deaf
November 21st, 2014
A new wearable device that translates spoken words into vibrations could help deaf people perceive speech in a completely new way.
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How Blu-ray Discs Can Improve Solar Panels
Blu-ray Disc
November 25th, 2014
Blu-ray discs could help make the solar cells used in solar panels more efficient, researchers say.
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Here’s How to Fix America’s Crumbling Bridges
bridges, safety, deficiency
November 23rd, 2014
There are about 600,000 bridges in the United States, and about one in four is classified as functionally obsolete or structurally deficient.
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Electric Vehicle Fleet Gives California Green Energy Boost
The new Air Force electric car fleet.
November 21st, 2014
The crowded highways of Los Angeles just got a little greener, thanks to a new electric-vehicle program sponsored by the U.S. Air Force.
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Kids Gift Ideas: Best Educational Toys and Games of 2014
Holiday Presents
November 20th, 2014
Here's a gift guide for children who can't get enough science. We waded into toy land and found wacky science labs, strategy-filled games and stargazing sets, many for $30 or less. We hope you find an educational gift that sets your tiny scientist abuzz.
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What Is the Future of High Resolution? (Op-Ed)
the LG Curved Ultra 108-inch HD TV, ces 2014, technolgy
November 25th, 2014
If 8K is on the horizon, do holodecks come next?
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Forging a Photo is Easy, but How Do You Spot a Fake?
A photoshopped imaged, forgeries
November 22nd, 2014
The widespread use and high quality of digital cameras and photo editing software has made the art of faking a whole lot easier and more commonplace – whether convincing or not.
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Gecko Tech: Sticky Invention Lets People Scale Walls
Gecko-Inspired Tech
November 21st, 2014
Like Spider-Man scaling skyscrapers, people may someday climb glass walls with the help of a gecko-inspired invention.
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