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Floating nuclear plants could prove tsunami-proof

The most frightening part of a tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant is what comes after – radioactive leaks that contaminate the water around the plant are exceedingly difficult to contain. ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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Oil-swishing craze: Snake oil or all-purpose remedy?

(HealthDay)—Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes.

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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2,500 Flaming Gas Burners Make This One Awesome Audio Visualizer

Remember Winamp's wonderful audio visualizers? They let you see your music through trippy ever-evolving patterns, but they couldn't hold a flame to this Pyro Board, which trades animations ...

16 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Wireless power transfer achieved at five-meter distance

The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades, from wired to non-wired. Users today enjoy all kinds of wireless electronic gadgets including ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from

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Skyscraper concept blocks the sun with hundreds of retractable umbrellas

An ambitious concept for a Middle East-based media headquarters would automatically erect a giant sunshade when necessary. Developed by REX, an award-winning New York-based architecture ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from The Verge

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Scientists Figured Out a Way to Help Power Homes with Toilet Flushes

A team of researchers in South Korea have a pretty exciting new idea for hydroelectricity. They figured out a way to turn the mechanical energy from flowing water into a sustainable energy ...

14 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City has been revealed.

Thu 17 Apr 14 from

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Crossed up! Anki Drive unveils new cars and first new tracks

The game featuring artificially intelligent cars is expanding, meaning players can buy all-new racing tracks, as well as two new cars. There's also a free software update opening up a set of ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from CNET

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Nanomaterials Keep Pushing Lithium-Sulfur Battery Capabilities for EVs

Lithium-sulfur batteries are winning favor over Li-ion batteries for EVs thanks to nanomaterials

Wed 16 Apr 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Nissan Offers Free And Easy Charging For LEAF Cars

Driving an electric car has its fair share of advantages – electricity is a whole lot more affordable than a full tank of gas, not to mention electric cars have no emissions that will ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Ubergizmo

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