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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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FDA Discuss Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon

Food and Drug Administration officials will meet to discuss if a new genetically modified salmon will make its way into the U.S. food system. AquaBounty Technologies’ new genetically modified “AquAdvantage Salmon” does not suffer from stunted growth during cold weathers and is able to grow to twice the size of a normal salmon in half… Keep Reading

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Ex-Military: UFOs have Visited Nuke Weapon Sites

WASHINGTON – Ex-military personnel have urged the United States government to come clean and reveal facts about UFOs and other similar incidents. Witness testimonies made publis suggest that these unidentified objects have even gone to the extent of tampering with nuclear and weapons tests. More than 120 former or retired military personnel will stand as… Keep Reading

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Action-Game Players Make Good Decisions Quicker

Research conducted by the University of Rochester in New York has shown that action-gamer players have strengthened abilities to translate sensory information into accurate decisions. Although some players in the study may have started off with superior probabilistic inference skills, an additional experiment indicated and subsequently proven that playing action games amplifies an ability to… Keep Reading

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