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Harnessing desert sun to power Europe

via BBC | Thu December 08, 2011
It is a beguiling idea - harvest sunshine, and a little wind, from the empty deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, and use it to produce clean power for the region and for Europe.

Astronomers confirm ‘Earth twin’

Story contains video via BBC | Thu December 08, 2011
Astronomers have confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet in the 'habitable zone' around a star not unlike our own.

Giant Nasa rover launches to Mars

via BBC | Sun November 27, 2011
Nasa has launched the most capable machine ever built to land on Mars.

How rainwater harvesting is helping Nicaraguan farmers

via BBC | Sun November 27, 2011
Mr Beltran lives in northern Nicaragua, one of the poorest and driest areas of the country, where a pilot project to harvest rainwater is beginning to transform local agriculture and local people's lives.

Plan to Recycle $300 Billion Worth of Space Debris

via Triple Pundit | Mon November 07, 2011
Its hard enough to tackle pollution on Earth, let alone in space. However, the recent NASA UARS spacecraft fall has put the phenomenon of space debris in sharp spotlight.

Rating Your Toaster’s Lifetime Costs

via Discovery News | Wed November 02, 2011
When shopping for appliances, it’s easy to compare prices, but what about the cost to actually run a toaster, coffee maker or blender? A new testing service aims to do just that.

True3D Head Up Display keeps drivers focused on the road

Story contains video via GizMag | Tue November 01, 2011
Developed by the California-based company Making Virtual Solid, True3D is billed as 'an augmented reality navigational display engine designed to provide non-distracting, translucent location guidance.'

TED Talk: Jay Bradner: Open-source cancer research

Story contains video via TED | Sat October 29, 2011
How does cancer know it's cancer? At Jay Bradner's lab, they found a molecule that might hold the answer, JQ1 -- and instead of patenting JQ1, they published their findings and mailed samples to 40 other labs to work on. An inspiring look at the open-source future of medical research.

‘Gloria’ will allow internet astronomers to access worldwide robotic telescope network

via GizMag | Wed October 19, 2011
Amateur astronomers wanting to observe celestial bodies soon won't be limited to just their own personal telescopes, or visits to the local public observatory.

Real-life Jedi: Pushing the limits of mind control

via BBC | Tue October 11, 2011
The inner workings of the brain can now be read using low cost hardware. You don't have to be a Jedi to make things move with your mind.

World’s largest radio telescope begins study of cosmic dawn

Story contains video via BBC | Mon October 03, 2011
One of the 21st Century's grand scientific undertakings has begun its quest to view the 'Cosmic Dawn'.

Paris ready to turn ignition on electric car-sharing program

Story contains video via Financial Times | Fri September 30, 2011
Paris will on Sunday launch an ambitious electrically powered car-share service that it hopes will not only improve the quality of life in the City of Lights but also herald a revolution in sustainable urban transport.

Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle

via The Province | Mon September 19, 2011
Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade.

Artificial blood vessels created on a 3D printer

via BBC | Fri September 16, 2011
Artificial blood vessels made on a 3D printer may soon be used for transplants of lab-created organs.

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