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New light for solar power: Bio-inspired energy storage

Inspired by an American fern, researchers have developed a groundbreaking prototype that could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding …

Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar power

Graphene-based electrode prototype, inspired by fern leaves, could be the answer to solar energy storage challenge<p>Inspired by an American fern, …

Plant-inspired tech could be a step towards self-powered phones

We’re living in a marvellous technological age. With the touch of button, we can summon cars, transfer money and do pretty much anything on our magical smartphones. But we still need to charge them, which sucks.<p>However, Australian scientists at RMIT University have created a new electrode that …

Affordable solar power is coming to low-income minority neighborhoods

Lower electric bills are the big attraction for financially stressed families<p>In the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Broadway Heights …

Caterpillars that eat plastic bags discovered, could lead to pollution solution

<b>The greater wax moth caterpillar can biodegrade polyethylene, one of the most widely used and indestructible plastics vexing the planet.</b><p>Caterpillars. …

Trump's plan to kill Energy Star could benefit his properties

<b>(CNN) —</b> Energy Star is best known for labels that tell you how much you'll pay on your utility bill if you buy a new refrigerator or television. But it also has ratings for hotels, condominiums and office buildings.<p>Trump's properties tend to receive low Energy Star ratings. The most recent scores …

Energy Star

Japanese tapeworm found in Alaskan-caught salmon

Here's the gross news first: A tapeworm found in fish from Asia has now been found in Alaskan salmon.<p>The Centers for Disease Control recently posted an article in its Emerging Infectious Disease journal, stating that <i>Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense</i> has been found in wild pink salmon from Alaska. Due …

Environmental Health

The case for eliminating sugar. All of it.

Gary Taubes argues in a new book that sugar is toxic and should be consumed as often as tobacco. As in, never.<p>For years, the conventional wisdom about diet has been that we get fat because we eat too many calories.<p>Gary Taubes, the enfant terrible of nutrition writing, has long been making the case …

Diabetes

How might MDMA be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder?

MDMA — more commonly known as ecstasy — is one step closer to becoming a legal form of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the …

Scientists believe they've nailed the combination that could help robots feel love

The proposal to open <i>Café fellatio</i>, an establishment in Geneva, Switzerland where men would be able to get oral sex while drinking their coffee, was met with no uncertain outrage. And city authorities have decided it’s also against Swiss law. So Bradley Charvet of Facegirl.ch, the escort service …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers discover new antibiotics by sifting through the human microbiome

Most antibiotics in use today are based on natural molecules produced by bacteria—and given the rise of antibiotic resistance, there's an urgent need …

We Need Artists To Help Us Navigate This New World

Tuesday night last week, sometime past 9PM, the absurdly skeuomorphically designed dials on the New York Times election page started shaking, vibrating, and nearly spinning. As the probability of a Trump victory skipped and jumped into the high 80's, it was an indication that we were moving from …

The Future of Extremism: Artificial Intelligence and Synthetic Biology Will Transform Terrorism

by Bertalan Mesko November 14, 2016 Op-Ed<p>There weren’t many people who had heard of bioterrorism before 9/11. But shortly after the September 11th …

Terror, global warming or a Trump presidency. What are we scared of?

In a world where we live so much of our lives disassociated from our political system, it takes extreme emotions to jolt us out of our apathy and actually engage.<p>Occasionally emotions like hope, optimism and passion drive a Mandela or a Whitlam or an Obama into power and gives them a license to …

Political Science