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Inside The High-Tech Farm Growing Kale In An Old Paintball Arena

This could be part of the future of farming.<p>NEWARK, New Jersey -- David Rosenberg is trying to build an agricultural empire out of an old paintball arena in a blighted urban neighborhood about 45 minutes outside Manhattan.<p>Needless to say, Rosenberg, the chief executive of Aerofarms, an indoor …

Aquaponics

Zus 12-volt plug-in finds your car, charges your phone - Roadshow

More than once I've forgotten to memorize a color and number representing the parking lot section where I've left my car. And seeing families wandering around large parking lots, sending the kids up and down aisles looking for their cars, I know I'm not alone. The Zus Smart Car Finder and USB Car …

Solar cell mystery solved, expected to greatly increase efficiency

(Phys.org)—For the past 17 years, spiro-OMeTAD, has been keeping a secret. Despite intense research efforts, its performance as the most commonly …

Houses made from cardboard? Really? It's true, and these people are making them

Would you believe us if we told you that this little home, named the <i>Wikkelhouse</i>, was actually made out of cardboard? That’s exactly what the Dutch …

Design

Massive coral reef discovered in the Amazon River

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Amazon River, known for its array of wildlife from pink dolphins to flesh-eating piranhas, has revealed a new treasure -- a massive coral reef that stretches for some 600 miles, scientists say.<p>A team of scientists from Brazil and the United States discovered the reef in the muddy waters …

Great Barrier Reef

Why Hubble Still Blows Our Minds After a Quarter Century in Space

To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope’s 26th anniversary in space, NASA released a series of images, videos, and simulations of an object known as …

Power surge knocks out electrical service in parts of D.C. region

A power surge temporarily knocked out power to the White House, State Department and wide swaths of the nation’s capital and its Maryland suburbs.<p>A power surge temporarily knocked out power to the White House and wide swaths of the nation’s capital and its suburbs.<p>A piece of metal breaking loose …

The White House

5 things to know for your New Day -- Thursday, April 2

<b>(CNN) —</b> Terrorists storm a Kenyan university. A U.S. senator is indicted. California imposes strict water restrictions.<p>It's Thursday, and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day.<p>KENYA ATTACK<p>Al-Shabaab gunmen attacked a university in Garissa, Kenya, early Thursday. At least 30 people were …

Airlines

Nokia Lumia 830 now available in Canada

After a slight delay, the latest Windows Phone 8.1-powered device has officially launched in Canada.<p>The LTE-enabled Nokia Lumia 830 sports a 5-inch …

Android Lollipop SDK is now available for developers, new Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 previews available

Android developers have been tinkering with the Android L developer preview since late June. Now, nearly four months on from its initial debut, they …

Project to save wild Atlantic salmon in Bay of Fundy begins

A $2.6-million experiment has begun to try to save the wild Atlantic salmon in the inner Bay of Fundy.<p>Parks Canada is partnering with the aquaculture …

Conservation

U.K. Supermarket To Run On Electricity Made From Its Own Rotting Food

The joys of anaerobic digestion<p>One U.K. grocery store plans to power itself using biogas harvested from its own unsold, rotting produce. Yum.<p>A Sainsbury's store in Cannock in central England is getting access to anaerobic digesters. The store plans to use electricity solely from the digesters, …

Sustainability

Urban Observatory Offers Up Sustainability Metrics, Visualized

What if instead of spending weeks or months on a feasibility study for a new transportation or construction project, a city or business could simply consult a site where publicly available data has already been analyzed along metrics such as population density, traffic patterns or available green …

Good news for electric cars: New battery tech uses peroxide to boost energy density by 7X

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs.<p>Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important — the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer …

Researchers achieve 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode

Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of …