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Mysterious Braided Hair May Belong to Medieval Saint

A braided head of hair found buried beneath a medieval abbey in England is thought to belong to an individual who died between 895 and 1123 A.D.More A braided head of hair found buried beneath a medieval abbey in England … Continue reading

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World’s Tiniest Engines Could Power Microscopic Robots

Scientists have created the world’s tiniest practical engines, and these light-powered machines could one day power microscopic robots small enough to enter living cells, the researchers say. As technological innovations make devices smaller and smaller, scientists are developing machines that … Continue reading

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New Print-Out Lasers Are So Cheap They’re Disposable

Everyone’s heard of disposable razors, but what about disposable lasers? Using inkjet printers, scientists have made laser devices cheap enough to be thrown out after a single use. Lasers create their high-energy beams using a so-called gain medium, which takes … Continue reading

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Australia’s Surprising Weapon Against Invasive Fish: Herpes

Australia plans to resort to “viral warfare” to combat invasive European carp.More The Australian government recently announced an unusual initiative to eradicate a long-standing animal pest problem. To rid their streams and rivers of invasive European carp crowding out native … Continue reading

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#CelebrateSolar: Europe, US Mark Solar Milestones in 2016

Solar industry associations in the U.S. and Europe have launched campaigns to celebrate regional milestones in solar installations. SolarPower Europe (@SolarPowerEU), formerly the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, yesterday said that, according to IHS Inc. data, Europe recently completed the installation … Continue reading

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#CelebrateSolar: Europe, US Mark Solar Milestones in 2016

Solar industry associations in the U.S. and Europe have launched campaigns to celebrate regional milestones in solar installations. SolarPower Europe (@SolarPowerEU), formerly the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, yesterday said that, according to IHS Inc. data, Europe recently completed the installation … Continue reading

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Governments should study worst-case global warming scenarios, former U.N. official says

By Sebastien Malo PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A United Nations panel of scientists seeking ways for nations to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius should not dissuade governments from concentrating on bleaker scenarios of higher temperatures as … Continue reading

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One US State Holds the Key to $10 Billion Offshore Wind Boom

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are drafting a bill that would jump-start the offshore wind industry in the U.S., helping trigger a $10 billion building spree off the Atlantic coast. The energy bill may be introduced as early as this month and … Continue reading

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Icelandic Company Moves Forward with Expansion Drilling Project at Reykjanes Geothermal Field

Iceland-based geothermal developer HS Orka recently signed a contract for drilling of an approximately three-mile, high-temperature well at the Reykjanes geothermal field on the southern peninsula of Iceland. The company signed the contract with Iceland Drilling, which, according to a … Continue reading

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Best Treatment for Preschoolers with ADHD Is Not Meds, CDC Urges

Many young children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) aren’t receiving the top recommended treatment for the condition, a new report suggests. The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at insurance claims for 5 million U.S. … Continue reading

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