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A Way to Speed Up EV Adoption - Get the Power Utilities Involved

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May 29, 2015 - Washington state has a new law that gives power companies a new business opportunity, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Why?

Gizmos & Gadgets: Project Thunderstruck on Kickstarter Plans Reusable Space Glider

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May 28, 2015 - An RLV is a reusable launch vehicle. The American Space Shuttle fit that bill but it required significant maintenance between flights which drove up mission costs with two shuttles lost before the fleet was retired.

Multiple Sclerosis Research Identifies Role of Problem T Cells and Potential Treatments

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May 20, 2015 - I have previously written about autoimmune diseases of which multiple sclerosis (MS) is one.

New NASA Contest to Design and Build 3D-Printed Space Habitats

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May 19, 2015 - Another NASA challenge was launched on May 16th, this one called The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The goal to develop safe, sustainable off-world housing. Deadline to register is July 15th. Submission deadline is August 3rd.

Scientific Integrity Demanded by Canadian Government Scientists

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May 18, 2015 - In what must be a first for Canadian scientists working in the public service, its union as part of its collective bargaining has demanded that researchers be allowed to speak openly about their work.

Peter Diamandis Weighs in on Artificial Intelligence

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May 18, 2015 - We have seen headlines with dire warnings from brainiacs such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk warning us about the risks of un

Is NASA Worth It? - You Bet

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May 17, 2015 - If NASA were only about human space flight one could argue that this, to many on the planet, would seem an unnecessary expenditure considering the many challengies humanity faces. But NASA is far more than missions to the International Space Station, or a future voyage to Mars.

Colorectal Cancer, Colonoscopies and Clinical Trials

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May 13, 2015 - Back in April I had my five-year colonoscopy examination. I have to have it every five years because polyps have been detected during two tests. They were not cancerous or even pre-cancerous. But the presence of polyps, particularly adenomas, could be an early warning sign of risk for getting colorectal cancer.

Cosmetics Giant to Partner with 3D Printer to Create Skin for Product Testing

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May 13, 2015 - L'Oreal, the cosmetics company is into 3D printing seeing it as the future for skincare product testing.

Doing What Plants Can Do - A Revolution About to Happen?

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May 11, 2015 - Replicating photosynthesis has been a dream of scientists ever since humans identified chloroplasts and chlorophyll as the mechanisms by which plants convert carbon dioxide, water and sunlight into food and fuel. Many attempts have been made over the years to mimic what plants do effortlessly and I have faithfully tried to write about these efforts here.

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