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Wind Funnel Creates 600% More Electricity Than Wind Turbines [Video]

By Victoria Woollaston Wind turbines may be considered an eco-friendly way to generate electricity, but they’re heavily criticised for blotting the landscape and killing hundreds of birds. Minnesota-based Sheerwind has designed a bizarre-looking alternative to these bladed systems that uses a series of funnels and tubes. In its Invelox turbine, winds as low as 2mph…

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Clear Your Property From the Warmth of Your House With Mini Robot Snowplow. [Video]

By Mark Prigg 13 February 2014 On a snowy day, it’s the perfect way to maximise your time time in the warm. A robotics firm has unveiled a remote control snowplough you can operate from the sofa. The $8,500 six wheeler has a pneumatic 52inch plough blade, and can be controlled from a tablet or…

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Department of Defense Presents Real Life “Transformer” Drones

13 February 2014 A series of transformers-style drones that can can be used to carry cargo or even evacuate troops were unveiled by the Defense Department today. The new concept images revealed on Tuesday show that the modular flying drones could adapt depending on the particular mission. Like other drones, the vehicles can serve as…

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Why is Google Restoring this Nasa Hangar?

By Victoria Woollaston 13 February 2014 The iconic Hangar One, built in the 1930s to house U.S Navy blimps, could soon be under new management.  Nasa is currently responsible for the hangar, as well as Moffett Federal Airfield where the hangar is built, yet expensive renovations meant the famous structure was under threat from being…

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The School That Will Get You A Job

The following is an excerpt from TIME Magazine’s upcoming cover story for February 24th, 2014. You can read more by subscribing to them or joining their site at the link below. Sarah E. Goode is the name of one of the first African-American women ever to be granted a U.S. patent, in 1885, for a…

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Huge iPhone Security Flaw Discovered

02/13/2014 Giuseppe Macri A Swedish programmer has discovered major security holes in Apple’s iPhone iOS software that would allow hackers to manipulate text messages, voice mails, alter call logs and even lock phones entirely. Roman Digerberg was writing a program for his iPhone’s GPS tracker when he accidentally stumbled upon the software security flaw, which…

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Placebo Effect: The Healing Power of Fake Back Surgery

By Olly Bootle 13 February 2014   We’ve all heard of placebos. They’re dummy pills. They can’t do anything real. After all, there’s nothing in them. At least, that’s what we thought. But in recent years, evidence has built up to suggest that placebos can be highly effective – particularly in treating pain, depression, and…

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Iron Man Suit in Development By US Army Due This Summer

02/12/2014 Giuseppe Macri The U.S. military’s first “Iron Man” armor prototype will be ready for testing by June, according to the head of U.S. Special Operations Command. “That suit, if done correctly, will yield a revolutionary improvement in survivability and capability for special operators,” Adm. William McRaven said during Tuesday’s annual Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict conference in…

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Track ALL of Obama’s Drone Strikes With This App #NobelPeacePrize

02/12/2014 Giuseppe Macri One of the newest additions to the Apple App Store tracks every U.S. drone strike made around the world in real time, and sends push notifications to smartphones every time one occurs. App developer Josh Begley finally got “Metadata+” approved by Apple after several name changes and five rejections a year and…

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Urban Bees Building Better Hives by Recycling Plastic

By Victoria Woollaston 12 February 2014 Plastic bags are seen as the scourge of the landscape, threatening the lives of wildlife and marine creatures around the world. Yet urban bees in Canada have found a novel use for the litter. Research from the University of Guelph has revealed some urban bees have resorted to using…

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