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BIO-ELECTRIC-SOLAR HYBRID TRIPLANE SEEKS BACKERS

If completed, the crowdfunded BEHA plane will pair two battery-powered electric turbines with solar panels, wind turbines, and a separate biodiesel engine, to fly through the sky with as small an environmental footprint as...

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DARK SNOW DOESN’T BODE WELL FOR NORTH AMERICA

The snow in the America’s Heartland isn’t as “snow white” as one might hope. That’s because pollution trapped in the snow is making it darker. Dark snow often contains black carbon—a particle emitted by...

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SHOULD ANIMALS HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS PEOPLE?

In December 2013, four captive chimpanzees in the state of New York became the first nonhuman primates in history to sue their human captors in an attempt to gain their freedom. The chimps’ lawyers,...

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AIR FORCE SAYS ROBOT WARRIORS EXHAUSTED

A leaked internal memo says the Air Force’s drone division is not only unmanned, but understaffed and overworked. Coming shortly before a major defense budget battle, the memo is a fascinating window into the...

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Google’s self-driving car ready to hit the road

Google says the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. The company made the announcement in a post on Google’s social networking site, alongside a picture of a...

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Elevators Set to Take New Direction

No longer will elevators that move sideways remain the stuff of fiction. ThyssenKrupp is rolling out a new cable-free elevator and it could very well be the lift elevators need. Eliot Brown joins MoneyBeat....