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This DIY Solar-Powered Steam Generator Can Reach 250 Celsius

This DIY Solar-Powered Steam Generator Can Reach 250 Celsius | News we like | Scoop.it
Using carefully angled mirrors, this solar-powered steam generator can very hot.
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Self-Proclaimed Experts Often Claim To Know More Than They Really Do

Self-Proclaimed Experts Often Claim To Know More Than They Really Do | News we like | Scoop.it
Fifteen years ago, psychologists showed that the most incompetent people are the worst at recognizing their own incompetence, confirming what most of us already suspected. Now it turns out that even highly competent people may lay claim to more knowledge than they actually possess.
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Yet Another Study Finds The US Could Quit All Fossil Fuels By 2050

Yet Another Study Finds The US Could Quit All Fossil Fuels By 2050 | News we like | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, the Clean Power Plan pledged to cut US power plant carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2050.
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Belgian police grateful after #BrusselsLockdown raids

Belgian police grateful after #BrusselsLockdown raids | News we like | Scoop.it
In the middle of a huge police anti-terrorism operation in Brussels, many were surprised to see the Belgian media fall silent and Twitter filling up with cat pictures.
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This $30 Wind Turbine Is Made from Bike Parts and Discarded Aluminum

This $30 Wind Turbine Is Made from Bike Parts and Discarded Aluminum | News we like | Scoop.it
Turn junk into energy with this cheap wind turbine project from POC21.
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Feline surreal: Belgians tweet cat photos for #BrusselsLockdown

Feline surreal: Belgians tweet cat photos for #BrusselsLockdown | News we like | Scoop.it
When Belgian police requested social media silence during a series of anti-terrorism raids, they might have expected a catty response from the Internet.
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Artist peppers streets with cheerful headlines in 'The Good News' project

Artist peppers streets with cheerful headlines in 'The Good News' project | News we like | Scoop.it
The Good News, a collection of optimistic fictional headlines that Jaco Haasbroek prints, tacks to telephone poles and then posts to Instagram.
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Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant | News we like | Scoop.it
The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into electronic circuits. That’s right—cyborg flowers are now a thing.
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Windows Turns 30: A History, Told Through Microsoft's Terrible Ads

Windows Turns 30: A History, Told Through Microsoft's Terrible Ads | News we like | Scoop.it
Microsoft turns 30 today, and what a joyous occasion it is. Windows is once again a force to be reckoned with, and all it took was Windows 10 not being a complete dumpster fire of a UI.
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Math Can Equal Fun

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Harvey Mudd College math professor Arthur Benjamin talks about his new book The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why.
 
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139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Sources

139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Sources | News we like | Scoop.it
Energy from wind, water and sun would eliminate nuclear and fossil fuels -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Solar-Powered Plane Doesn't Come With Batteries and Doesn't Need 'Em

This Solar-Powered Plane Doesn't Come With Batteries and Doesn't Need 'Em | News we like | Scoop.it
A few years ago the Volta Racer —a solar-powered electric toy car—helped educate kids about the virtues of harnessing the sun’s energy.
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Blaming Encryption for the Paris Attacks Looks Dumber Every Day 

Blaming Encryption for the Paris Attacks Looks Dumber Every Day  | News we like | Scoop.it
Law enforcement officials are using the Paris attacks to argue that the government needs special access to crack encryption. It’s a bad argument , and it’s looking worse as more information comes out about how the attacks went down.
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Circuit Board Tattoos That Actually Work Will Bring Your Cyborg Fantasies To Life

Circuit Board Tattoos That Actually Work Will Bring Your Cyborg Fantasies To Life | News we like | Scoop.it
There’s a common misconception that tattoos are only a way to express your individuality (just like everyone else does), or only serve as loving tributes to moms.
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7 Smart Ways to Design Housing That’s Actually Affordable

7 Smart Ways to Design Housing That’s Actually Affordable | News we like | Scoop.it
A new exhibit at The Center for Architecture in New York City focuses on housing that more people can afford.
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How Renewable Energy Could Make Climate Treaties Moot

How Renewable Energy Could Make Climate Treaties Moot | News we like | Scoop.it
Powering the U.S. and 138 other countries exclusively with wind, water, and solar would solve global warming—and is entirely doable
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If Apple didn’t hold $181B overseas, it would owe $59B in US taxes

If Apple didn’t hold $181B overseas, it would owe $59B in US taxes | News we like | Scoop.it
"The effect on the average US taxpayer is that the US government is deprived of revenue."
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Hitler’s Supergun: The Nazi Plot to Destroy London (and Why It Failed)

Hitler’s Supergun: The Nazi Plot to Destroy London (and Why It Failed) | News we like | Scoop.it
The V-3 “supergun” was meant to win the war for Germany. In 1943, for the first time since World War II began, Hitler was on the back foot. Allied bombs were devastating German cities and the Fuhrer was rattled.
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Tandem solar cells are more efficient

Tandem solar cells are more efficient | News we like | Scoop.it
Stacking two solar cells one over the other has advantages: Because the energy is "harvested" in two stages, and overall the sunlight can be converted to electricity more efficiently.
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10 Tricks That'll Make You a Google Chrome Master

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With a billion or so users to its name, Chrome has been a huge success story for Google since its introduction in 2008.
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Microsoft's Free Anthology Includes Some Of Today's Best SF Authors

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Earlier this week, Microsoft released a short anthology titled Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft, enlisting some of the best science fiction writers to contribute stories inspired by visits to the company’s research labs.
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Fairphone 2 gets a 10-out-of-10 rating after iFixit teardown

Fairphone 2 gets a 10-out-of-10 rating after iFixit teardown | News we like | Scoop.it
If you’re a hardcore Android person, you will have heard of the Fairphone 2.
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Mysterious communication connections by top 500 Android apps have no effect on user experience

MIT researchers have found that much of the data transferred to and from the 500 most popular free applications for Google Android cellphones make little or no difference to the user's experience.
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VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels

VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels | News we like | Scoop.it
When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.
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Ingestible sensor measures heart and breathing rates from within the digestive tract

Ingestible sensor measures heart and breathing rates from within the digestive tract | News we like | Scoop.it
Using technology invented at MIT, doctors may one day be able to monitor patients' vital signs by having them swallow an ingestible electronic device that measures heart rate and breathing rate from within the gastrointestinal tract.
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