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Top polluters to set own limits virtually penalty free, according to Direct Action policy paper

Australia's 140 top polluters will set their own limits for future pollution virtually penalty free, according to the Government's latest Direct …

Direct Action

Administration Declassifies Top-Secret Doc That Reveals Israel’s Nuclear Secrets

The Pentagon has declassified a document that was once labeled “top-secret,” which goes into sophisticated detail about Israel’s nuclear weapons …

Middle East

Apple will Use Multiple Screens to Provide Transparent Display in iPhone

A recent patent application of Apple hints to use multiple display screens for providing transparent display in iPhone.

I may not be wrong to …


A Team of Biohackers Has Figured Out How to Inject Your Eyeballs With Night Vision

In "people becoming superhuman" news, a small independent research group has figured out how to give humans night vision, allowing them to see over …

Night Vision

Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Plane, Says Prosecutor

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after he was left alone in the cockpit, according to a French prosecutor.

The captain was intentionally locked outside minutes before the A320 crashed into an alpine mountain ridge, French Prosecutor Brice Robin …


Japan uses $1 billion climate change fund for coal plants in India, Bangladesh – The Korea Times

In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 photo, children play in front of chimneys standing at an under- construction coal-fired power plant, partially …

Climate Change

University of Phoenix has lost half its students

The University of Phoenix probably wishes the students were just cutting class. But many aren't even enrolled anymore.

Enrollment at America's largest for-profit university was about 460,000 students five years ago. Now it's 213,000.

The University of Phoenix's parent company, Apollo Education Group, …

College & University

Fears Of ISIS In 'Tatooine' As Tourists Warned Away From 'Star Wars' Locations In Tunisia

"Star Wars" fans are being warned away from several locations in Tunisia linked to the movies due to reported jihadist activity.

Tataouine, which inspired the name of Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine, has become a way-station for terrorists looking to enter Libya to join ISIS, CNN …

Star Wars

Uncle Sam Will Buy $69 Million Worth of Pot From Ole Miss

The NIH will continue its exclusive deal with the University of Mississippi

Uncle Sam has awarded the University of Mississippi $68.8 million to grow marijuana and analyze it.

The contract awarded Monday by an arm of the National Institutes of Health will go to a marijuana research lab at Ole Miss, …


Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a …

Star Wars

US Navy is testing an electromagnetic catapult to launch planes from aircraft carriers

News By Mar. 20, 2015 4:31 pm

For almost as long as aircraft carriers have existed, they’ve been equipped with steam-powered catapults to help …


The Future of Humanity with Elon Musk

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Season 6, Episode 10

Elon Musk unveils the Dragon V2 during a ceremony for the new spacecraft inside SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, …

Elon Musk

The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse.

A hundred years from now, humans may remember 2014 as the year that we first learned that we may have irreversibly destabilized the great ice sheet of West Antarctica, and thus set in motion more than 10 feet of sea level rise.

Meanwhile, 2015 could be the year of the double whammy — when we learned …


France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday.

Green roofs have an isolating effect, helping reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building in winter and cool it in summer.

They also …

Renewable Energy

Scientists invent new way to control light, critical for next gen of super fast computing

If it's really "lossless", feed it with evanescent waves coupled in from a prism.

Unfortunately these metamaterial structures tend to be quite …

Microwave Oven

Vapshot mini (Stainless Steel)

Stainless Steel

The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion

Thirteen years ago, the intelligence community concluded in a 93-page classified document used to justify the invasion of Iraq that it lacked "specific information" on "many key aspects" of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs.

But that's not what top Bush …

Middle East

Study raises concerns over Antarctic glacier

Scientists have raised concerns about a large, rapidly thinning glacier in Antarctica, warning it could contribute significantly to rising sea levels.

They say they've discovered two openings that could channel warm seawater to the base of the huge Totten Glacier and bring the threat of potentially …

East Antarctica

Proposed Law Would Label Parents of Fat Kids "Child Abusers"

The Puerto Rican government is proposing a new law that would label the parents of obese kids as "child abusers."

Now, no one is saying that obesity …


Nanodevice can defeat drug resistance and release cancer drugs

Developed by MIT researchers a new nanodevice can help overcome cancer cell drug resistance (after chemotherapy) by first blocking the gene that …


Physicists are searching for ‘gravity particles’ that could help unite all of physics

It may be possible to draw energy from a vacuum using gravity, a theoretical physicist says.

If researchers succeed in showing that this can happen, it could prove the long-postulated existence of the graviton, the particle of gravity, and perhaps bring scientists one step closer to developing a …

Scientific Research

Dry Southern California Offers Northern Farmers Top Dollar for Water

As California continues to endure its historic drought, a huge water district in the southern part of the state is offering to pay what is thought to be its highest price ever for water from farmers in the north — more than double what it paid just five years ago.

"We're going to make a lot more …


Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity and potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

Natural Resources

'Billions' of stars in Milky Way have planets that could contain liquid water and life

Using data on "exoplanets" from Nasa's Kepler telescope, scientists calculate how many stars in Milky Way could have planets in zones where liquid water could exist

The Milky Way galaxy may be home to billions of planets orbiting their host stars in a "habitable zone" where life could theoretically …


This new type of 3D printing was inspired by Terminator 2

Google's solar-drone Internet tests about to go airborne

Google's ambitious plans to provide Internet access to remote areas via solar-powered drones are getting ready to take off.

Titan Aerospace, the …


Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space

The idea of powering humanity by gathering an endless supply of solar energy from space has taken a huge step towards becoming a reality. Scientists working for JAXA, Japan's space administration, have announced a major breakthrough in wireless power transmission ... in that they've actually been …

Renewable Energy

Apple CEO Tim Cook Tried To Give Steve Jobs His Liver—But Jobs Refused

In the forthcoming book Becoming Steve Jobs, we learn just how close Tim Cook and Steve Jobs really were. Here, an exclusive excerpt:

In January 2009, Steve Jobs was sick, gaunt, frail—unable to get out of bed thanks to a painful condition called ascites, a gastroenterological side effect of cancer …

Steve Jobs