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Two Young Explorers Create First Map of the Future Patagonia National Park

Changing Planet<p><i>Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are National Geographic Young Explorers recently back from the field. They’re currently producing maps of the future Patagonia National Park from their office in San Francisco. To learn more about their project, visit Maps for Good.</i><p>——-<p>The past nine …

National Parks

Device Could Harvest Wasted Energy From Wi-Fi, Satellite Signals

It converts stray microwaves into electricity.<p>A wireless device developed by researchers at Duke University that converts microwaves into electricity could eventually harvest Wi-Fi or satellite signals for power, according to its creators. It could also one day be built into cell phones to let them …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Carnivorous giant platypus with sharp teeth once roamed Australia

Extinct species identified in north-west Queensland reveals an entirely unknown branch of the monotreme's evolution<p>A giant, carnivorous platypus with fearsome teeth once roamed the waterways of Australia, researchers have discovered.<p>The newly identified species, dubbed <i>Obdurodon tharalkooschild</i>, …

This Porsche Hybrid Can Soar Down The Highway Or Efficiently Cruise

Three different modes give the driver of a Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid some nice options.<p>Most hybrid-auto makers have the efficiency thing down, but they still can’t build a high-performance car that’s both fun to drive <i>and</i> efficient. At least, not until now. To create the Porsche Panamera S …

One in five Milky Way stars hosts potentially life-friendly Earths: study

(Reuters) - One out of every five sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy has a planet about the size of Earth that is properly positioned for water, a key ingredient for life, a study released on Monday showed.<p>The analysis, based on three years of data collected by NASA’s now-idled Kepler space …

Universe

Scientists Estimate 20 Billion Earth-Like Planets In Our Galaxy

A new study suggests there could be far more Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars than once thought, some of which might even harbor life.<p>A team of astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, used the Kepler space telescope to survey …