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Beeline Makes Biking About the Destination

(TECH CRUNCH) – Beeline is a handlebar-mounted gadget that uses a combination of Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS to direct you around town. Instead of giving you turn-by-turn direction like a

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Don’t Turn Earth Into Venus, Warns NASA Ex-Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan

(WIRED) – UNLIKE MANY OF her colleagues at NASA, Ellen Stofan never wanted to be an astronaut. She saw her first rocket launch at age four. It didn’t go well.

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This Ink For Artists Is Made From Air Pollution

(GIZMODO) – We’ve been pouring carbon into our atmosphere for over 200 years, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the global climate. Now a start-up venture called Air Ink has found

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Living Structural Materials Could Open New Horizons for Engineers and Architects

(SPACE DAILY) – The structural materials that are currently used to construct homes, buildings, and infrastructure are expensive to produce and transport, wear out due to age and damage, and

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A Wheel to Electrify Your Bicycle

(Reuters) – A newly developed wheel converts any bicycle into an electric vehicle. Ben Gruber reports. Right off the bat, Michael Burtov says that he and his team at tech

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Germany’s Electric Car Discount Scheme Spurs New BMW i3 Sales

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW has recorded rising sales of the latest version of its electric car, the i3, following the Berlin government’s push to subsidize electric cars, weekly German newspaper

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Vertical Farming: Eliminating Growing Seasons and Supporting Locals

(Reuters) – The world’s largest vertical farm aims to feed the masses in urban centers by controlling the pain points of agriculture and eliminating seasons and transport costs. Sharon Reich

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This Motorized Wheel Adds Electric Power to Your Bike

(THE VERGE) – Many different kinds of personal transportation are undergoing an electric revolution, but electric bikes might make up the biggest section of the market. In fact, it’s boomed

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This Autonomous Garden Would Roll Its Way to the Perfect Plot

By Jamie Condliffe (GIZMODO) – If you lack the skills to keep plants alive, this architectural concept might appeal. Called Hortum Machina B, the sphere contains electronics that enable it to

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Transparent Wood Could One Day Help Brighten Homes and Buildings

(ACS) – When it comes to indoor lighting, nothing beats the sun’s rays streaming in through windows. Soon, that natural light could be shining through walls, too. Scientists have developed

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