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04.06.14
Inhabitat's Week in Green: WarkaWater Tower, kangaroo-like robot and an energy-generating carousel
04.06.14

Inhabitat's Week in Green: WarkaWater Tower, kangaroo-like robot and an energy-generating carousel

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean te...

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11.02.12
MIT prof and student discover algorithm for predicting trending Twitter topics
11.02.12

MIT prof and student discover algorithm for predicting trending Twitter topics

Predicting the future of Twitter's trending topics is, as of right now, an impossibility. But two...

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10.19.12
The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing
10.19.12

The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing

Featuring four towering limestone columns and classic Flemish-bond brickwork, the century-old Mack...

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10.10.12
MIT pencils in carbon nanotube gas sensor that's cheaper, less hazardous (video)
10.10.12

MIT pencils in carbon nanotube gas sensor that's cheaper, less hazardous (video)

Carbon nanotube-based sensors are good at sniffing out all kinds of things, but applying the cylin...

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09.01.12
Alt-week 9.1.12: growing bones, repairing voices, and a pair of satellites
09.01.12

Alt-week 9.1.12: growing bones, repairing voices, and a pair of satellites

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

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08.18.12
MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites
08.18.12

MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites

Bus-sized satellites require massive engines for even the slightest movements, but as far smaller...

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08.10.12
Researchers create Meshworm robot, beat it up (video)
08.10.12

Researchers create Meshworm robot, beat it up (video)

We've seen a number of options for controlling real worms, but never a worm robot, until now. Ente...

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06.22.12
All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter
06.22.12

All-carbon solar cell draws power from near-infrared light, our energy future is literally that much brighter

What's this orange-like patch, you ask? It's a layer of carbon nanotubes on silicon, and it might...

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05.23.12
MIT's LiquiGlide could spell the end of slow-moving ketchup nightmares (video)
05.23.12

MIT's LiquiGlide could spell the end of slow-moving ketchup nightmares (video)

A team from MIT has decided to end slow-pouring ketchup problems once and for all with its LiquiGli...

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