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Revolutionary Technology Allows Crops to Harvest Nitrogen From the Air Instead of Fertilizers

Have you ever thought of air as the ultimate crop fertilizer? We haven’t either, but researchers at the University of Nottingham have developed a …

Use This Penny Trick To Find Out If Your Car Needs New Tires

<i>For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who Knew?"by TeleBrands includes thousands of money-saving secrets for cooking, cleaning and other tasks around your home.</i><p>As you move from room to room, …

Personal Finance

The Aizhai suspension bridge in China – in pictures

The world's highest and longest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge has opened to traffic in Hunan province, central China. The Aizhai suspension bridge links two tunnels 1,176 metres apart, carrying traffic 355 metres above the foot of Dehang Canyon. Construction of the bridge started in October 2007 and its …

San Francisco-Oakland bay bridge opens to traffic after years of delays

New eastern span of California bridge reopens to commuters, replacing structure that was damaged in 1989 earthquake<p>The new, $6.4bn eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland bay bridge has been opened to traffic after years of delays and cost overruns, carrying its first drivers across the bay late …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

NASA Flies Student Experiments in Low Gravity

NASA will send 14 groups of students and their experiments on a plane that NASA uses to train some of its astronauts for missions in space. The plane …

Here Are The Airlines That Can Now Offer WiFi During Landing And Takeoff

WiFi provided by Gogo — used by American Airlines, Delta, United, US Airways and other carriers — does not work at low altitudes.<p>Spokesperson Steve Nolan told Business Insider the antennas on its towers are set up to beam WiFi to planes at cruising altitude, not on the ground. They could be …

American Airlines

The Rise Of A Giant Solar Power Plant In California's Central Plain

A 250-megawatt solar power plant has risen from the beautiful Carrizo Plain in central California, a project that relied on a hefty federal loan guarantee and will help the state meet its renewable energy mandate.<p>The project’s builder, SunPower, announced Thursday the completion of the California …

Calif. Woman Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass While Driving

<b>Update:</b> She got the citation dismissed because there was no proof Glass was being operated while driving.<p>Technology and the law do not always get along. In the latest example, Cecilia Abadie reports that she was cited by a San Diego police office for wearing Google Glass while driving. She was …

Mercedes-Benz teaming up with Tesla, challenging BMW’s i3

Look closely enough at the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, and there’s probably a little ‘Tesla Motors’ sticker hiding within its drivetrain.<p>Likewise, eagle-eyed car-buyers may spot the occasional Mercedes-Benz interior component in the Tesla Model S. This curious cross-pollination is a result of …

The Toe Poke Blog

15 hours ago<p>Barcelona revealed their new shirt for next season by airdropping it in above the Olympic pool in the city on Saturday as a team of …

Soccer

Gravity: how real is the science?

Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity might be gripping cinema but how accurate is the space thriller?<p>To use a cliché loved by those who toil in Hollywood, making movies is not rocket science – even, apparently, when the subject is.<p>Yet movie science rarely adds up to more than yet another way to tell the same …