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Nike’s Sustainable Space Hippie Shoes Aim for One Giant Leap
“Is the foam supposed to look like that?” the people in the factory wondered, finding deficiencies. “That’s a topline that’s messed up. That’s a B-grade part.” Continue reading Nike’s Sustainable Space Hippie Shoes Aim for One Giant Leap
Greek Yogurt Fuels Your Morning…And Your Plane?
Do you, like many Americans, enjoy the tangy taste and thick creaminess of Greek yogurt? Well, one day your yogurt could help fuel airplanes.
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Planet Earth Could Lose Two-Thirds of Wild Vertebrates by 2020
Populations of wild vertebrates are on track to fall 67 percent by 2020, according to a new report on the state of Earth’s ecosystems. It’s another stunning reminder of the scale of humanity’s impact on the planet, and a frightening glimpse into the realities of life in the Anthropocene.
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Palm Oil Is In Everything — And It’s Destroying Southeast Asia’s Forests
It was late evening. The skies were dark and dogs were howling. Into the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center on the island of Borneo rushed a rescue worker cradling a tiny bundle in his arms.
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GLOWING PAPER COULD PAVE THE WAY FOR BENDY DEVICES
With the release of Apple Watch and Google Glass, personal electronics are breaking out from our pockets. But even these newest iterations are rigid; despite years of buzz about foldable electronics, you still can’t read a book on your Kindle then fold it up like a newspaper. Now a team of Chinese researchers has developed a glowing, flexible paper designed to bring foldable electronics closer to reality.
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Artificial Photosynthesis Advance Hailed As Major Breakthrough
In what’s being called a win-win for the environment and the production of renewable energy, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, have achieved a major breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis.
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