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Zoe’s TEDx talk “The World Becomes What You Teach” asks: What if schooling prepared us to solve the most pressing challenges of our time, for ourselves, other people, animals and the earth? What if we educated a generation of “solutionaries”?

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‘Most Earth-like’ planets discovered

Story contains video via BBC | Fri April 19, 2013
The search for a far-off twin of Earth has turned up two of the most intriguing candidates yet.

Safer vaccine created without virus

via Japan Times | Thu March 28, 2013
British scientists have developed a “holy grail” vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease that is safer and more resilient than current vaccines, according to an article published in the journal PLOS Pathogens on Wednesday.

Asahi’s auto glass blocks UV, filters out IR rays

via Giz Mag | Fri December 21, 2012
As prolonged exposure to sunlight increasingly becomes a health hazard, causing skin problems and even cancer, automakers have started to incorporate glass that blocks harmful ultraviolet light.

Earth’s nearest solar neighborhood has a habitable planet

via BBC | Wed December 19, 2012
The nearest single Sun-like star to the Earth hosts five planets - one of which is in the "habitable zone" where liquid water can exist, astronomers say.

New Microscopy Technique Can See The Lengths Of Atomic Bonds

via Popular Science | Tue December 11, 2012
For the first time, scientists have used an imaging technique that’s so precise that it’s possible to see the different lengths of individual atomic bonds.

New radio telescope to watch for solar flares

via GizMag | Wed December 05, 2012
After a long eight-year wait, the building of Australia's Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope has finally reached completion. The radio telescope's first major task will be to investigate the Sun to provide earlier warnings of solar storms that, if left unchecked, could fry satellites and power grids across the globe.

Mind-controlled helicopter aids concentration

via CNN | Mon November 26, 2012
A toy helicopter controlled by nothing but brainwaves could be available to the public just in time to hover under this year's Christmas tree.

Fighting cancer with cell phones

via CNN | Sat November 24, 2012
Only innovation can reduce illness and poverty in Africa, according to a program that is funding creative approaches to healthcare in developing countries.

‘Super-Earth’ exoplanet spotted 42 light-years away

via BBC | Fri November 16, 2012
Astronomers have spotted another candidate for a potentially habitable planet - and it is not too far away.

Amputee Climbs 103 Stories Using Mind-Controlled Bionic Leg

via Popular Science | Wed November 14, 2012
A man with a mind-controlled bionic leg climbed to the top of Chicago’s famous Sears Willis Tower Sunday, part of a charity stair-climbing event. Zac Vawter, 31, lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident and is the first person to climb that many floors wearing a bionic limb.

Enjoyment of life ‘key to living longer’

via BBC | Wed October 17, 2012
Those who enjoy life the most are three times more likely to live a little longer than those who enjoy it the least, a study of ageing suggests.

New Water Treatment Process Could Help Bring Dead Zones Back to Life

via Triple Pundit | Tue October 09, 2012
Employing a new tertiary wastewater treatment process reduced levels of phosphorous and trace pollutants in urban wastewater effluent below EPA safe levels, researchers from Veolia Water, Kruger and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found.

SpaceX launches station cargo

Story contains video via BBC | Sun October 07, 2012
The first commercially contracted re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has lifted off.

Energy from Solar Power now Cheaper than Fossil Fuels in 105 Countries

Story contains video via Triple Pundit | Sun September 30, 2012
Solar installations are rocketing worldwide as solar electricity becomes cheaper than electricity from fossil fuels – it’s already happened in 105 countries.

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