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Spider venom mix-up could make insecticides safer - Futurity

Spider venom mix-up could make insecticides safer - Futurity | MishMash | Scoop.it
A surprise discovery about spider venom suggests insecticides could be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees.
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Plastic-Eating Caterpillars can save the world

Plastic-Eating Caterpillars can save the world | MishMash | Scoop.it
Plastic-Eating Caterpillars can save the world on wordlessTech | Scientists discovered that wax worms biodegrade polyethylene plastic by eat it. By…
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Volvo Plans to Take on Tesla With This All-Electric Vehicle

Volvo Plans to Take on Tesla With This All-Electric Vehicle | MishMash | Scoop.it
The company's first all-electric car is on its way.
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It's Official. Humans Are Going to Mars. NASA Has Unveiled Their Mission.

It's Official. Humans Are Going to Mars. NASA Has Unveiled Their Mission. | MishMash | Scoop.it
The agency has a five-part plan to reach the Red Planet.
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Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale

Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale | MishMash | Scoop.it
The ability to pattern materials at ever-smaller sizes—using electron-beam lithography (EBL), in which an electron-sensitive material is exposed to a focused beam of electrons, as a primary method—is driving advance
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Blockchain Technology Has The Power to Let Us Build An Entirely New Internet

Blockchain Technology Has The Power to Let Us Build An Entirely New Internet | MishMash | Scoop.it
Blockchain has the potential of revolutionizing the internet. Decentralizing information will lead to greater transparency.
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David Hasselhoff Stars in a New Short Film—and All His Lines Were Written by AI

David Hasselhoff Stars in a New Short Film—and All His Lines Were Written by AI | MishMash | Scoop.it
Last year, an AI named Benjamin wrote a weird and entertaining science fiction short film called Sunspring. Now, Benjamin’s back in a new film titled It’s No Game. Like its predecessor, the short is a surprisingly effective blend of human and machine talent—plus a healthy dose of the surreal. Watch the film below to see …
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Can a Chinese drone manufacturer’s no-fly zone software stop ISIS from weaponizing drones?

Can a Chinese drone manufacturer’s no-fly zone software stop ISIS from weaponizing drones? | MishMash | Scoop.it
Virtual fences could help drone manufacturers stop aircraft being used as home-brew killing machines—but terrorists may have other ideas.
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Jobs of the Future: Robots and Creative-Empathetic Humans - OpenMind

Jobs of the Future: Robots and Creative-Empathetic Humans - OpenMind | MishMash | Scoop.it
Our co-workers will be robots in the future, but to what functions will humans be relegated? Creativity seems to be the key
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Climate Change Could Cause Conditions That Literally Dissolve Sea Creatures

Climate Change Could Cause Conditions That Literally Dissolve Sea Creatures | MishMash | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that acidic waters caused by climate change are dissolving sea creatures.
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The Most Valuable Aspect of Bitcoin: Its Versatile Ledger Technology

The Most Valuable Aspect of Bitcoin: Its Versatile Ledger Technology | MishMash | Scoop.it
Bitcoin doesn’t have to replace government-backed money to improve the way we do business online.
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The Future of Food: To GMO or Not To GMO?

The Future of Food: To GMO or Not To GMO? | MishMash | Scoop.it
An organic diet has never been more in style than it is right now, with millions of consumers willing to shell out extra dollars for organic foods. Most of us have a vague idea that organic is better because it’s more natural and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides. But what does “natural” …
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Gene Editing Might Change What Being Human Actually Means

Gene Editing Might Change What Being Human Actually Means | MishMash | Scoop.it
Attempts to distill the essence of “selfhood” have occupied philosophers for centuries. Consensus has been fleeting at best, but is likely to get even harder as genetic tools allow us to tweak our bodies and potentially our minds. DNA-based technology’s entry into the mainstream has been picking up lately. Just last week, the FDA approved …
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Gothic cathedrals inspire very thin concrete floors - Futurity

Gothic cathedrals inspire very thin concrete floors - Futurity | MishMash | Scoop.it
A new concrete floor system doesn't require steel reinforcement and is 70 percent lighter than conventional concrete floors. It's just 2 cm thick.
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Light can improve perovskite solar cell performance: Presence or absence of light plays a major role in perovskite film deposition

Light can improve perovskite solar cell performance: Presence or absence of light plays a major role in perovskite film deposition | MishMash | Scoop.it
Scientists show how light affects perovskite film formation in solar cells, which is a critical factor in using them for cost-effective and energy-efficient photovoltaics.
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Video Reveals That Americans Have a Very Powerful Reaction to Universal Basic Income

Video Reveals That Americans Have a Very Powerful Reaction to Universal Basic Income | MishMash | Scoop.it
Historian Rutger Bregman gave a TED talk on why UBI is the answer to poverty in the age of automation and received a standing ovation from Americans.
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More Than Half of Utility-scale Solar PV Systems Track the Sun Through the Day

More Than Half of Utility-scale Solar PV Systems Track the Sun Through the Day | MishMash | Scoop.it
The electricity generated by a solar photovoltaic (PV) system depends on the orientation and tilt of the PV panels, and in some cases, its ability to track the sun throughout the day. Because photovoltaic panels operate more efficiently when oriented directly at the sun, some systems use solar-tracking technology to increase electricity generation by rotating the panels along one or two axes.
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China and Europe's 'Moon village' could boost lunar mining, space tourism | ZDNet

China and Europe's 'Moon village' could boost lunar mining, space tourism | ZDNet | MishMash | Scoop.it
We may dream of colonizing Mars, but in the meantime, a moonbase is on the table.
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The internet is your library, with these 12 websites for free audiobooks

The internet is your library, with these 12 websites for free audiobooks | MishMash | Scoop.it
Sometimes audiobooks are preferable to physical copies. For streaming or downloading, we've rounded up the best sites for free audiobooks.
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As climate dangers grow, it might be time to begin limited geoengineering experiments

As climate dangers grow, it might be time to begin limited geoengineering experiments | MishMash | Scoop.it
As climate change accelerates, a handful of scientists are eager to move ahead with experiments testing ways to counteract warming artificially. Their reasoning: we just might get desperate enough to use this technology one day.
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A new 3-D printer could finally let the technology live up to its promise

A new 3-D printer could finally let the technology live up to its promise | MishMash | Scoop.it
Desktop Metal thinks its machines will give designers and manufacturers a practical and affordable way to print metal parts.
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Britain Goes 24 Hours Without Coal-Generated Power for the First Time in 135 Years

Britain Goes 24 Hours Without Coal-Generated Power for the First Time in 135 Years | MishMash | Scoop.it
The U.K. expects many more such days in the future.
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Extracting Water From Air, Israeli Company Water-Gen Looks To Quench Global Thirst

Extracting Water From Air, Israeli Company Water-Gen Looks To Quench Global Thirst | MishMash | Scoop.it
Miraculously turning air into water, Water-Gen extracts humidity from the air, treats it and transforms it into clean drinking water.
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Going from “What is Blockchain?” to building a blockchain, in less than an hour

Going from “What is Blockchain?” to building a blockchain, in less than an hour | MishMash | Scoop.it
A blockchain is a digital ledger of records that’s arranged in chunks of data called blocks. These blocks then link with one another through a cryptographic validation known as a hashing function…
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New Technology Brings Star Wars-Style Desert Moisture Farming a Step Closer

New Technology Brings Star Wars-Style Desert Moisture Farming a Step Closer | MishMash | Scoop.it
Luke Skywalker wasn’t just a farmer. In the original 1977 Star Wars film, the lead character was desperate to leave his home planet of Tatooine, where his family farmed moisture from the atmosphere using devices called “vaporators." In the planet’s hot and dry desert landscape, moisture farming was an important activity for survival. But could …
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South Africa - A Mavic Tale

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South Africa – A Mavic Tale on wordlessTech | Take a look at this amazing drone video of South Africa… “Took the Mavic Pro over to South Africa and what…
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