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Ancient Volcanoes on Mars Could Have Been the Place for Life

Ancient Volcanoes on Mars Could Have Been the Place for Life

For decades, Mars has been the focal point of intense research. Beginning in the 1960s, literally dozens of robotic spacecraft, orbiters and rovers have explored Mars’ atmosphere and surface, looking for clues to the planet’s past. From this, scientists now know that billions of years ago, Mars was a warmer, wetter place. Not only did liquid water exist on its …

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Good News for Future Moon Bases. There’s Water Inside the Moon

Good News for Future Moon Bases. There’s Water Inside the Moon

Since the Apollo program wrapped up in the early 1970s, people all around the world have dreamed of the day when we might return to the Moon, and stay there. And in recent years, however, that actual proposals for a lunar settlement have begun to take shape. As a result, a great deal of attention and research has been focused …

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Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow comes to Athens

Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow comes to Athens

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia serves as a great spot for those looking for an afternoon walk, a trail to run on, or great vantage points for pictures. Shot in Athens, Georgia on July 29, 2016. (Photo/Henry Taylor: Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and State Representative Spencer Frye will be hosting Athens Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow at …

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Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics

Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics

(Left) Broken-out sectional view of the energy-harvesting bracelet, in which magnets moving through copper coils generate a voltage. (Right) Photo of the bracelet. Credit: Wu et al. ©2017 American Institute of Physics The researchers, Zhiyi Wu and coauthors at Chongqing University of Technology and the China Academy of Engineering Physics in Sichuan, have published a paper on the energy-harvesting bracelet …

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NEOWISE Reveals Size Distributions of Comet Populations

NEOWISE Reveals Size Distributions of Comet Populations

This illustration shows how scientists used data from NASA’s WISE spacecraft to determine the nucleus sizes of comets. They subtracted a model of how dust and gas behave in comets in order to obtain the core size. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Using NEOWISE data from the four-band and three-band cryogenic phases of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, astronomers reveal that large, …

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UK Looks To Battery Storage With £246 Million Investment In Landmark “Faraday Challenge”

UK Looks To Battery Storage With £246 Million Investment In Landmark “Faraday Challenge”

The UK’s Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, announced on Monday the launch of the country’s Industrial Strategy’s landmark “Faraday Challenge,” a 4 year, £246 million investment round intended to boost both research and development of expertise in battery technology. Speaking in a keynote speech on the UK Industrial Strategy, Secretary Clark launched the Faraday Challenge , a move which …

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US Energy Dept. Goes Rogue On Biofuel, Celebrates Bio-Based Economy

US Energy Dept. Goes Rogue On Biofuel, Celebrates Bio-Based Economy

So, this is weird. In one corner, you have US President* Donald J. Trump talking up the fossil fuel industry and denying climate change, and meanwhile his Department of Energy is touting a breakthrough in biofuel production and dropping another $40 million on new research aimed at ramping up the bio-based economy of the future. Yes, they use the b-word …

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Will we be able to control the killer robots of tomorrow?

Will we be able to control the killer robots of tomorrow?

From ship-hunting Tomahawk missiles and sub-spying drone ships to semi-autonomous UAV swarms and situationally-aware reconnaissance robots , the Pentagon has long sought to protect its human forces with the use of robotic weapons. But as these systems gain ever-greater degrees of intelligence and independence, their increasing autonomy has some critics worried that humans are ceding too much power to devices …

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A look behind the scenes of IoT technology

A look behind the scenes of IoT technology

The Yomiuri Shimbun Hiroyuki Morikawa / Professor, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering The “internet of things” (IoT) describes the interconnection of everyday objects via the internet. Though the technology is one of the pillars of Japan’s growth strategy, it is not entirely clear what it means to “connect things.” What is connected? Why are expectations so high? …

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Protein From Solar Energy & Carbon Dioxide Could Slow The Pace Of Climate Change

Protein From Solar Energy & Carbon Dioxide Could Slow The Pace Of Climate Change

Humans need protein to survive, but growing the food that supplies the much needed protein adds carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere, speeding up the pace of climate change. Agriculture has many other negative environmental effects. Cut down a bit of stomach fat every day by never eating these 5 foods Growing crops and raising livestock both consume enormous …

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