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The Solution To Pollution Is…The Rooftops?

The potential solution to smog and pollution may be hovering right over our heads, now that Students at the University of California - Riverside have designed a pollution reducing rooftop tile. According to their calculations, cladding one million rooftops with the tiles could remove 21 tons of nitrogen oxides -- daily. Currently the Los Angeles area spits out 500 tons of nitrogen oxides a day, so the tiles are just one piece of the puzzle in reducing pollution - however the students are...

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Breaking: Art Student Makes Synthetic Leaf, Solves Everything

Ask your doctor if Silk Leaf is right for you Stop the Green Dream presses. Julian Melchiorri has built a leaf that absorbs CO2 and sunlight and produces oxygen. Rather than just growing a plant like most of us who want leaves in our lives, Melchiorri's work got positively semi-scientific. By breaking down the tough proteins in silk, and plucking out useful chloroplasts from plant matter, the end product "lives" on light and water, and produces what we breathe. Produced

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Shining a Light (and Lots of Color) on Previously Invisible Wi-Fi Signals

Since the dawn of the radio, over a century ago, there has been buzz about the invisible rays that make our tech go 'round... and what they're doing to our bodies, and as our lives become more wireless, the myths and rumors presumably expand into an ever denser unseen web. Perhaps the most unsettling thing about those "invisible killers" is that they are, indeed, invisible. But add another layer to the equation and you'll discover that those unseen signals

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Renaissance Paintings Make for Hilarious (Kiiinda Sacrilegious) GIF Mashups | Design | WIRED

The Renaissance began in Italy in the 1400s. Newly made scientific discoveries meant that painters were depicting the human form with more anatomical accuracy, but their subjects were often intensely religious, Catholic figures. You wouldn’t necessarily call it a fun-loving body of work. Unless you’re James Kerr. In an act of da Vinci-esque brilliance, the…

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