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New software FLIGHT could improve aeroplanes’ impact on environment

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New software FLIGHT could improve aeroplanes’ impact on environment

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Aeroplanes could be far better for the environment, create less noise and be safer for passengers thanks to the development of new software. The programme FLIGHT, developed by a University of Manchester academic,...

Bees’ tiny brains beat computers, study finds

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Bees’ tiny brains beat computers, study finds

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We always knew Bees were wonderful, here's another article from the Guardian.co.uk prooving it!... Bees can solve complex mathematical problems which keep computers busy for days, research has shown. The insect...

Endangered mountain gorilla is increasing in numbers, African census shows

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Endangered mountain gorilla is increasing in numbers, African census shows

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One of the world's most charismatic and endangered species - the mountain gorilla - is increasing in numbers according to a new study in Africa. The analysis of the census conducted in March and April indicates ...

Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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Ambitious project to green the desert to begin in Jordan

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There's great news for sustainable design innovation this week as the Sahara Forest Project gets backing from a development deal between Norway and Jordan. We wrote about this incredible proposal to create carbon neu...

Diversifying Crops May Protect Yields Against A More Variable Climate

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Diversifying Crops May Protect Yields Against A More Variable Climate

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Here's an interesting Article from seed daily, that seems to suggest that if farmers actually returned to proper farming, things would be safer for us all! Like this actually is news to anybody??! A survey of how f...

Jet Plane Takes Plant-Powered Flight Over Mexico

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Jet Plane Takes Plant-Powered Flight Over Mexico

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Green jet fuel made from the jatropha plant recently helped an Interjet Airbus A320-214 fly from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. UOP LLC, an Illinois-based subsidiary of Honeywell International, supplie...

Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Concentrating on our lunchtime food reduces afternoon snacking, study finds

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Psychologists have discovered that paying great attention to the food we eat at lunchtime can reduce snacking in the afternoon. Their study at the University of Birmingham was carried out with three groups of par...

Leaders Announce Global Effort to Restore 150 Million Hectares of Deforested Land

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Leaders Announce Global Effort to Restore 150 Million Hectares of Deforested Land

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Bonn, Germany - A global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020 is being launched in Bonn, Germany. “Restoring 150 million hectares of degraded lands represents an exciting ...

New plasma “brush” may mean painless cavity filling

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New plasma “brush” may mean painless cavity filling

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We've been keeping an eye on efforts to make the dreaded dentist's drill a thing of the past for some time, and now there's more good news on the horizon for the cavity-prone (and pain-phobic). Engineers at the Univ...

Africa Sci-tech Forum Promotes Homegrown Innovation

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Africa Sci-tech Forum Promotes Homegrown Innovation

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Experts and officials gathered at the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Nairobi, Kenya are seeking African solutions to African problems.  Participants are calling for African governments ...

Yuan Yuan, Panda From China, Delivers Cub In Taiwan

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Yuan Yuan, Panda From China, Delivers Cub In Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A giant panda, one of a pair presented by China four years ago to mark warming ties with Taiwan, has given birth to a female cub at a Taipei zoo, officials said Sunday. The 9-year-old Yuan Yuan ...

Scott Brusaw’s solution to hot roadways and wasted energy is to create roads from solar panels.

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Scott Brusaw’s solution to hot roadways and wasted energy is to create roads from solar panels.

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Solar Roadways is the brain child of Scott Brusaw of Sacramento, CA. Replacing traditional petroleum-based asphalt roads, parking lots and driveways with structurally-engineered solar panels that can withstand the w...

Tesla Roadster Owner Logs 40,000 Miles In One Year

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Tesla Roadster Owner Logs 40,000 Miles In One Year

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A German stockbroker's love for his electric car has earned him distinction as one of the highest mileage Tesla owners in Europe. Hansjorg von Gemmingen drives his electric blue car almost every day and can't imag...

Wind Turbines on Farmland May Benefit Crops

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Wind Turbines on Farmland May Benefit Crops

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New research shows that wind turbines may help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and dryer, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air ...

Teenager beats rare brain condition and saves sight – after her father finds miracle cure on the internet

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Teenager beats rare brain condition and saves sight – after her father finds miracle cure on the internet

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A teenager has beaten a rare brain condition that nearly robbed her of her sight - after her father found a miracle cure on the internet. Charlotte Durham has a condition that causes her body to pump spinal fluid...

Five countries sign for ‘European Amazon’ reserve

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Five countries sign for ‘European Amazon’ reserve

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Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube...

University scientist Dr Huw Taylor helps fight cholera epidemic in Haiti

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University scientist Dr Huw Taylor helps fight cholera epidemic in Haiti

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A University of Brighton scientist is helping fight a cholera epidemic among thousands of earthquake victims in Haiti. Dr Huw Taylor saw the suffering first-hand during a recent visit to the Caribbean island, and...

Rescuing children from a trash dump

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Rescuing children from a trash dump

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Bariloche, Argentina (CNN) -- During a visit to Argentina 11 years ago, Elena Durón Miranda was horrified to see children as young as 3 years old rummaging through a trash dump for food and valuable materials. "...

‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

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‘Historic’ deal to halt hazardous waste export to south

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Leading world economies will no longer be able to export hazardous waste to poorer nations unless they obtain the latter's consent, a spokesman from the UN environment agency said Tuesday. "UNEP is pleased to ann...

‘Solar trees’ shine on Mexico City

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‘Solar trees’ shine on Mexico City

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MEXICO CITY — “Solar trees” have sprouted in Mexico City’s historic district. Three solar-powered lampposts shaped like towering palms are illuminating a pedestrian street downtown, thanks to the technology of a ...