Steven Mates

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Relativity Isn't Relative

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

We must become a multi-planet species

The technology to reach nearby planets is possible, and one astronaut thinks we must colonise other worlds for our long-term survival.<p>One person who would like to see humans living outside the Earth in our lifetime is former astronaut Jeff Hoffman. The technology to reach nearby planets is …

Carbon Dioxide

Parks 2050: Growing food, curbing floods, cleaning air

Growing food, curbing floods and cleaning the air - the green spaces of tomorrow will be much more than just a pretty place.<p>Have you ever noticed a certain similarity in public parks and back gardens in the cities of the West? A ubiquitous woodland mix of lawn grasses and trees has found its way …

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

Rate Of Coastal Wetlands Loss Has Sped Up, U.S. Study Says

The U.S. lost an average of 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands from 2004 to 2009, according to the latest data published by federal agencies. More than 70 percent of the estimated loss came in the Gulf of Mexico; nationwide, most of the loss was blamed on development that incurred on freshwater …

How do we balance needs of energy, water, and climate?

A new MIT study underscores the need to examine trade-offs before choosing energy technologies.<p>In deciding how best to meet the world’s growing needs …

Carbon Emissions

An Open-Source Hive To Save The Bees

Bees are dying in droves. Maybe automated manufacturing could give them some help.<p>You may have heard by now: bees are dropping like flies, continuing to die at unprecedented rates, and the reason why is still a bit of a mystery.<p>So to give them a leg up, the group Open Tech Forever has developed a …

Nuclear Fusion May Yield a Clean Energy Future

In the not-too-distant future, clean renewable energy in the form of nuclear fusion may be achieved. Scientists at the National Ignition Facility …

Physics