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Google Goes Green with Planned Wind Farms

Green energy or renewable energy can come from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, and they are renewable or naturally replenished.  Google announced it will continue its ventures in green technology with an investment in a new wind farm power grid located off the East Coast of the United States.… Keep Reading

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Three Share 2010 Chemistry Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM – The 2010 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was announced on Wednesday to be jointly shared by three people. Two Japanese and one U.S. scientist were awarded the accolade for their part in creating a new tool that makes it easier to build complex chemicals. According to the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the… Keep Reading

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Woman’s Gallbladder Removed Through Birth Canal

A woman recently had her gallbladder removed through her birth canal, making this revolutionary form of surgery one of the first ever performed in the U.S. The 42 year old woman was part of a clinical trial by surgeons at the Ohio State University to compare laparoscopic and transvaginal surgery. The groundbreaking surgery required no… Keep Reading

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Solar Power Coming to the White House

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Obama is showing his commitment to promoting the use of solar technology in the country by installing solar panels at the White House. According to Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, the White House will soon have solar panels and a solar water heater installed. The move was announced at the 2010 GreenGov… Keep Reading

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Las Vegas Hotel Design Creates “Heat Ray”

The term “sunburn” got a new meaning recently as guests at a Las Vegas hotel were injured by direct rays from the sun caused by the structure’s design. Due to the Vdara hotel’s unique construction and location, rays from the sun are reflected and magnified to create a spot of highly intense and concentrated heat… Keep Reading

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Signal Detected from Nearby Planetary System

It was revealed this week that a mysterious pulse of light was picked up in the direction of the newly discovered Earth-like planet about two years ago. In December 2008, a scientist at the University of Western Sydney, Dr Ragbir Bhathal, was scanning the skies when he noticed a light coming from the direction of… Keep Reading

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Aquamation May Be Greener Alternative to Cremation

A cleaner and greener alternative to disposing of bodies has recently been made possible by a new innovation. Australian company, Aquamation Industries, is the first in the world to introduce a revolutionary new method of disposing of bodies through aquamation. Using a process termed alkaline hydrolysis, the body is placed inside a stainless steel vat… Keep Reading

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Robot Archer Taught to Shoot with Bow and Arrow

Fear of the day AI run robots take over the world – popularized by many motion pictures including the Terminator series – recently took a step closer to reality. Aadvances in the field of robotics has finally created a robot which is capable of using a distance weapon, albeit with some help. The algorithm, termed… Keep Reading

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Urine Tests Reveal Genetic Differences in Sense of Smell

PHILADELPHIA, U.S.A. – Scientists at the Monell Center have recently published results from a study that made use of individual differences to explain a genetic contribution to our sense of smell. According to the report, not all people are able to detect a distinct, sulfurous odor in their urine after eating asparagus and it was… Keep Reading

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Wing-Flapping Plane Launches New Milestone in Human Aviation

TORONTO – The first ever human-powered aircraft flight has been credited to a Canadian university student. Engineering graduate, Todd Reichert, managed to fly the aircraft under his own power for almost 20 seconds at the Great Lakes Gliding Club in Tottenham, Ont. The PhD candidate at the University of Toronto flew the 42 kg plane… Keep Reading

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