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Splitting Water Breakthrough at Stanford University

June 24, 2015 – One of the knocks against hydrogen fuel cells comes from the way we create hydrogen by burning natural gas. The process is energy intensive and a carbon polluter. ... Continue Reading →
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Peanut Allergy Breakthrough May End This Phenomenon

June 24, 2015 – When I was a child I didn’t know anyone with a peanut allergy. At school peanut butter and jam sandwiches were standard fare for lunches. But something happened ... Continue Reading →
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Potato Farmers Experience Climate Change

June 23, 2015 –  Look at this benign appearing insect in the image below, no bigger than a grain of rice. It is Empoasca Fabae, otherwise known as the potato leafhopper and it ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Diamandis Talks About Machine Learning and Genomics

June 21, 2015 – In his latest mindshare with readers Peter Diamandis, founder of the X-Prize and Planetary Resources, to name just two of his many ventures, shares his thoughts ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos and Gadgets: Airing, a New Technology for Sleep Apnea

June 21, 2015 – The disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, affects 12 million people in the United States today. It typically causes a person during sleep to stop breathing for periods ... Continue Reading →
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World Bank Allies with Israel to Fight Freshwater Scarcity

June 20, 2015 – You may not like Israel’s prolonged occupation of Palestinian territory and disagree with its policies but you cannot ignore what this country’s science ... Continue Reading →
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Two Theories About Mars’ Past – Warm and Wet or Cold and Icy

June 19, 2015 –  For sometime now as robot rovers and Martian orbiters study the geology of our neighbouring planet we have learned about its past. Mars some 4 billion or more ... Continue Reading →
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When the Pope Gets it Right Even Atheists Sit Up and Take Notice

June 18, 2015 – Although couched in biblical terms and phrases, the head of the Roman Catholic Church couldn’t have said it better in proclaiming “praise be to you, ... Continue Reading →
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Is There Mental Telepathy in Our Future?

June 17, 2015 – Researchers in Germany and the United States are decoding speech from brainwaves and turning them into text in a “brain-to-text” system that records ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Neuroscience Researcher Invents Smart Specs to Help Blind See

June 16, 2015 – A University of Oxford neuroscience and visual prosthetics research fellow has developed augmented-reality glasses to help those who are legally blind see better. ... Continue Reading →