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Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste

Plants can be genetically rewired to resist the devastating effects of disease—significantly reducing crop waste worldwide—according to new research into synthetic biology by the University ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Actress Mary McCormack claims her husband's Tesla Model S 'spontaneously combusted'

'This is what happened to my husband and his car today,' McCormack wrote on Twitter Friday, posting a shocking video of a Model S spewing flames from the front driver's side front wheel well. ...

12 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Bringing the heat out of the city

Heat waves are increasing worldwide—and that includes Switzerland. Cities in particular suffer as a result: the temperature difference between city and countryside can amount to several degrees. ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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The science behind pickled battery electrolytes

Battery researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered an important chemical reaction that resembles the method used to make pickles. The reaction ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains...

A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are trying to develop commercially viable strains of corn with identifiable flavors, in the same way as specific ...

2 hours ago from Daily Mail

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Elon Musk firm tapped to build Chicago high-speed transit

Elon Musk's The Boring Company has been tapped to build a high-speed underground transportation system for Chicago—the first US city to bank on the entrepreneur's futuristic concept for mass ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from TechXplore

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The City of London will be powered with 100% renewable energy by October 2018

The City of London, the historic "Square Mile" central district of London, will soon switch to clean energy in a big way. Starting in October 2018, the City of London will source 100 percent ...

2 hours ago from Inhabitat

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The Agraloop turns food waste into sustainable clothing fibers

Don't throw it out — throw it on. The Agraloop Bio-Refinery, a new technology developed by materials science company Circular Systems S.P.C., is capable of turning food waste such as banana ...

3 hours ago from Inhabitat

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2018 Zero FXS Review | The Ultimate Urban Assault Vehicle, Improved

As much as I loved my 2013 Zero FXS, I'm impressed with the improvements Zero has been able to make each year, culminating in the 2018 Zero FXS. As batteries have gotten cheaper and more energy ...

23 hours ago from CleanTechnica

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