Zach Miller

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Flower Power: Advancing Solar Panels With Nature

<i>This article was originally published in September 2012 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Solar power stations take up a lot of room. They need either vast arrays of photovoltaic panels, which convert sunlight directly into electricity, or of mirrors, which direct it towards a boiler, in order to raise …

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Gerard Fieret: the Dutch master who died in squalor

Gerard Fieret was an anarchic photographer whose erotic portraits are collected by the best museums in the world. So why did he die in poverty, with pigeons as pets?<p>The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the most castle-like art galleries in the world, and Modern Times, its first ever exhibition of …

Mexican police injured in Acapulco during protests over student massacre

Photograph: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images<p>A wounded riot police officer is rescued from violent demonstrators during clashes near Acapulco’s airport.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/11/1415666277923/f2c1066e-a516-4a1b-9a29-725ae985e33b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Web TV Arrives. Over The Top TV Is Here This Time.

If you have been thinking about cutting the cable cord, you had to look down a long dark alley of missing content and a lonely flatscreen TV. But a number of new services are now showing up to fill that gap and provide a true TV experience that could herald the arrival of the OTT - Over The Top - …

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The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Hello! Here's what you need to know for Tuesday.<p><b>1. The US and a coalition of Arab nations — Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates — have begun striking Islamic State targets in Syria.</b><p><b>2. The conflict in Syria has sent 130,000 refugees across the border into Turkey in</b> …

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Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

Engineers Make The World's First Verified, 2-Dimensional Polymers

This manmade polymer is just one atom thick<p>In spite of its looks, this is not the lovechild of an accordion and an earthworm. It is actually a whole new material photographed in the middle of its creation process.<p>It's a crystalline material being soaked in a special acid solution. After some days …

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

Explorer George Kourounis describes his descent into a fiery, gas-fueled crater.<p>More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan (map), likely the result of a drilling mishap.<p>The Darvaza Crater, more commonly known as the Door to Hell, still burns …

The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide whom and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it’s happening<p>Rory Tolan<p>July 20, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>It is said that in 16th-century Prague, a giant made of clay stalked the slums from moonrise till sunbreak. He kept a vigil, this earthen colossus, and …

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

Velociraptor robot nearly as fast as Cheetah

It won't be the cheetahs that kill us after all, but, apparently, the robotic dinosaurs. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology's (KAIST) MSC Lab have designed a sprinting robot -- but, unlike Boston Dynamics' Cheetah, which is modelled on the fastest mammal alive, it …