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Ireland votes to stop investing public money in fossil fuels

Ireland just took a big step toward cutting coal and oil out of the picture. Its Parliament has passed a bill that stops the country from investing in fossil fuels as part of an €8 billion ($8.6 billion) government fund. The measure still has to clear a review before it becomes law, but it would …

Scientists create the first carbon free supercapacitor – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Breakthroughs in supercapacitor technology will have multiple benefits, from helping to create new renewable energy …

Nanotech

We May Finally Have a Way of Mass Producing Graphene

The Miracle Material for All<p>Hailed as the future’s 2D miracle material, graphene has remarkable applications. Graphene is essentially a one-atom …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Universe

The Department of Energy's DIY Projects Reduce Your Home Energy Use

If you own your home, there are lots of little ways you can improve your house for long-term energy savings that cut down your utility bills. The …

Six new technologies that will enable faster, better internet to the world

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>The internet is one of the most important inventions of the modern era. However, current estimates say that only 40 percent of people around the globe have access. As internet connectivity becomes ever more important, new technologies are emerging to connect the entire globe with …

3D-printed ceramics and metals might finally arrive this year

Remember 3D printing? A couple years ago it was hotly tipped to revolutionize manufacturing, since you could have a whole factory in your home! Except, really, it wouldn't, because spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a box to make cute plastic doodads wasn't really what most folks wanted. …

Every Game Release Date in 2017

This year is packed with some of the biggest new games to play, including heavy hitters like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Persona 5, and much more. To help you keep track of everything coming out, we've compiled the release dates of all …

PS Vita

H is for Hero: Five Little-Known Hydrogen Superpowers

<b>Nicole Stricker--Idaho National Laboratory</b><p>Did you know that humble little hydrogen is an ideal energy carrier and an essential component of many …

LG's latest 4K TVs deliver better color through 'nano cells'

If your TV line already has 4K, HDR and all the other buzzwords that promise top-tier image quality, what do you do next? For LG, the answer is simple: make sure <i>everyone</i> sees those colors. It just unveiled its Super UHD TV line for 2017, and all three models (the SJ8000, SJ8500 and SJ9500) revolve …

A Promising New Solar Technology With A Troubling Old Toxicity Problem

Perovskite solar cells have stunned researchers with their rapid rise to efficiencies topping 20 percent, making them suddenly competitive with existing technologies. They can be ink-jet printed onto flexible plastic films, suggesting unparalleled ease of manufacture. They can be combined with …

Clean Energy

New solar panel makes electricity from rain water

Chinese scientists have modified solar panels to produce a current when in contact with water.<p>Solar panels offer a clean source of energy, and in …

Clean Energy

Jill Stein raises over $4.5m to request US election recounts in battleground states

Green party presidential candidate seeks donations to fund efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin over ‘compelling evidence of voting anomalies’<p>Jill Stein, the Green party’s presidential candidate, is preparing to request recounts of the election result in several key battleground …

Green Party

We Tested Dozens Of Workout Headphones. Here Are the 8 Best

A seemingly impossible quest to find earbuds that don’t fall out or stop working when you sweat<p>Men’s Health <i>may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.</i><p>You don’t need research to tell you that music makes your workout better.<p>Still, there’s tons of it out …

SpaceX Finally Knows What Caused its Falcon 9 Rocket to Explode

Elon Musk says the problem has "never been encountered before in the history of rocketry.”<p>After SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket exploded while being fueled for a test fire in September, the company said it would be launching again by November. It appears the skeptics were right: It's now November, and …

Space Travel

6 Myths About Suicide That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

There's a perception that children don't kill themselves, but that's just not true. A new report shows that, for the first time, suicide rates for U.S. middle school students have surpassed the rate of death by car crashes.<p>The suicide rate among youngsters ages 10 to 14 has been steadily rising, …

Mental Health

This photo of Ben Simmons and Dante Exum playing video games will make you feel old

There comes a point in every NBA fan’s life when they realize that they’re old as hell. For a lot of people, this will be that moment.<p>Dante Exum and …

Mapped: The countries that consume the most electricity (#1 might surprise you)

As world leaders head to Marrakech next month for the latest climate summit (COP22), the twin issues of energy consumption and CO2 emissions will once again take centre stage.<p>The two subjects are, of course, inextricably linked: carbon-belching fossil fuels are the source of much of the world’s …

This Solar-Charged Battery Directly Converts Sun’s Energy and Stores It in Liquid Electrolyte

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made a device that transfers solar energy straight to the battery’s electrolyte, …

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World's first typhoon turbine could power all of Japan for 50 years

An engineer in Japan is looking for a silver lining in the destructive typhoons that regularly drench the island nation. Atsushi Shimizu has invented …

Scientists discover Crystalline Fault Lines,transform sunlight into electricity

1 Share<p>Share Email Comments<p>A group of scientists studying sun powered cells, has discovered Crystalline Fault Line using cadmium telluride, a …

Glassblowing Program Trains Students To Craft Tools For Science

Some cutting-edging science today relies on the centuries-old art of glassblowing.<p>When researchers in chemistry, physics and medicine need special glass tools for complex experiments, they sometimes sit down with a glassblower to sketch out designs for customized beakers, flasks and condenser coils.<p>…

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We did not recognize your IP address.<p>Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you access to the web property for the remainder of your …

Here's How GE Plans To Use 3D Printing To Make Dividend Lovers Rich

General Electric's (NYSE:GE) industrial-focused turnaround has been a slow process, which understandably has upset many dividend growth investors.<p>GE …

Cut-throat academia leads to 'natural selection of bad science', claims study

Scientists incentivised to publish surprising results frequently in major journals, despite risk that such findings are likely to be wrong, suggests research<p>Getting stuff right is normally regarded as science’s central aim. But a new analysis has raised the existential spectre that universities, …

Forward Labs shows how a SolarCity/Tesla roof could look better than a traditional roof while generating electricity

We don’t know much about the SolarCity solar panels that are coming out of the South Buffalo plant but Chairman and likely soon CEO of the combined Tesla/Solar City entity Elon Musk told investors last month:<p>“It’s a solar roof, as opposed to modules on a roof.”<p>Musk continued:<p>“I think this is really …

A searing new report claims opioid drugmakers spent 8 times as much as the NRA on lobbying

The report looked at the period from 2006 to 2015, when deaths from the drugs began to skyrocket. Here are some of its most striking findings:<p>Opioid drugmakers including Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, spent more than <b>$880 million</b>, or roughly $98 million per year, on lobbying and campaign …

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