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New technique could heal teeth painlessly, avoid cavities

Instead of having to drill and fill cavities, dentists could head them off at the pass with a new technique that accelerates a tooth's natural healing, King's College London announced this week.<p>The technique, called electrically accelerated and enhanced remineralization, is being developed by …

Dentistry

Infographic: How Much it Would Cost for the Entire Planet to Switch to Renewable Energy

As Inhabitat readers know, we live in a time marked by rising emissions, melting ice caps and the looming threat of climate catastrophe. Fortunately, …

New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known …

World's First 1 Megawatt Wave Energy Power Plant Launched in South Australia

Australia’s Oceanlinx just launched the world’s first 1 megawatt wave power plant in Port MacDonnell, South Australia. The wave energy converter was …

News

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4 Ways To Beat Allergies — Naturally

Photo Courtesy Of Bragg.<p>Springtime has arrived, and with it comes warmer weather, beautiful flowers, new fruits and vegetables — and seasonal …

Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.<p>The Mayo Clinic conducted the clinical trial last year using virotherapy. The method …

Solar robotics startup QBotix raises $12M from massive power companies

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Photo courtesy of QBotix<p>Like every other industry on the planet, the solar sector is increasingly turning to robotics. …

80% of Meat Labels Could Be Meaningless, Exclusive Report Says

A new report finds that the government was unable to provide proof that many meat and poultry producers are living up to many of their feel-good …

Organic Food Sales on the Rise

American consumers are increasingly going organic.<p>Sales of the additive-free offerings surged 11.5% in 2013, to $35.1 billion, according to the …

Emails showing Google's closeness with the NSA Director really aren't that surprising

Last week, Al-Jazeera caused a minor shitstorm by publishing a short stack of emails between ex-NSA Director Keith Alexander and Google execs Sergey …

A Japanese startup unveils a long-lasting and safer battery made from carbon

Advertisement<p>24 Comments<p>A battery that lasts longer, is safer, charges faster and is less expensive than a standard lithium ion battery: That’s the …

Japan wants to build a space-based solar energy farm

A new proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lays out a plan that would solve the country’s energy woes for decades to come.<p>The power source? A series of platforms launched into orbit around the planet to collect solar energy. Yeah, that’s right — a space-based solar energy …

Why Green Jobs Are Booming in Bangladesh

The impoverished nation is going solar in a big way.<p>Bangladesh is known for its apparel manufacturing industry—and for the conditions faced by garment workers toiling in Dickensian factories for a dollar a day. But according to a report released Sunday, the South Asian nation has become a top hot …

Vermont Becomes First State To Require GMO Labeling

By Carey Gillam<p>May 8 (Reuters) - Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.<p>The law, set to take …

The World's Largest Solar Farm

Shine bright like a solar panel<p>In February, the Ivanpah Solar Electricity Generating System opened over a 3,500-acre stretch of the Mojave Desert. The solar thermal farm operates at 392 megawatts—just under 1 percent of California’s total energy production, or enough to power 140,000 homes.<p>The …

Solar Thermal

High CO2 Makes Crops Less Nutritious

Climate change could increase deficiencies in zinc and iron, new study suggests.<p><b>This story is part of National Geographic's special eight-month Future of Food series.</b><p><b>Crops grown in the high-CO2 atmosphere of the future could be significantly less nutritious, a new study published today in Nature</b> …

FDA Approves 'Star Wars' Robotic Arm for Amputees

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a robotic arm for amputees that is named for the "Star Wars" character Luke Skywalker and can perform multiple, simultaneous movements, a huge advance over the metal hook currently in use.<p>The FDA said on Friday it allowed the sale of the DEKA Arm …

Robotics

A Tractor Beam Made of Sound

It can't pull a spaceship into the Death Star, but the acoustic tractor beam is the most powerful yet created.<p><b>Scientists have created a sonic tractor beam</b>. And it's not simply an amazing proof of concept: This beam pulls with a billion times more force and can tow objects a million times larger …

Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory Finally Exposed

Imagine you are the leader of a powerful country. Let's call it the Bunited Spates of Flamerica. Your people are becoming unruly and generally suspicious, and some of them are starting to unravel the complex plots your government has enacted over the years, like that time you pretended to go to the …

Survey Finds Trash In The Remotest Ocean Floors

Plastic, fishing gear and 18th-century steamship coal were among the most common finds.<p>We hope you liked the Okeanos Explorer livestream as much as we have. We saw shiny things and creepy things, passive things and aggressive things. We've also occasionally seen trash, such as a kitchen glove. For …

Pollution

The shocking build up of junk in Europe's seas

A new study reveals the accumulation of rubbish in European waters: plastic, cans, glass, fishing gear and so on. It’s all there<p>Ever since I learned of the vast quantities of plastic that have found their way to Midway Atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I cannot pass a piece of litter …

Decoding the chemical vocabulary of plants

Plants spend their entire lifetime rooted to one spot. When faced with a bad situation, such as a swarm of hungry herbivores or a viral outbreak, …

Cutting cancer to pieces: New research on bleomycin

A variety of cancers are treated with the anti-tumor agent bleomycin, though its disease-fighting properties remain poorly understood. In a new …

The ocean is so acidic it’s eating away the shells of sea snails

There’s something very wrong with the tiny pteropods of the Pacific northwest.<p>The usually smooth shells of these translucent snail-like creatures, which are also called sea butterflies, are turning up pocked and scarified, as though something were corroding them. In fact, recent research (paywall) …

Climate Change

Ingo Arndt's Amazing Book Reveals the Wonderful World of Animal Architecture

National Geographic photographer Ingo Arndt's new book Animal Architecture shows how animals and insects from around the world build intricate …