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Energy and Water from Wind

Energy and Water from Wind

Unlike wells or boreholes, water is always present in the air (humidity). The amount of water in the air sometimes is not much but it is there. The constraint has been to design a reliable technology able to create and collect the water. There is now a wind turbine that will allows people living in

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Here's another reason to drink coffee!

Here’s another reason to drink coffee!

As dedicated coffee drinker, I don't really need more reasons to drink more of the heavenly drink! There are some negatives for some, like difficulty getting to sleep after drinking regular coffee, but more studies seem to show benefits from coffee, both from regular, and also from decaffe. A recent

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Monster Black Holes Lurk at the Edge of Time

Monster Black Holes Lurk at the Edge of Time

The reddish object in this infrared image is ULASJ1234+0907, located about 11 billion light-years from Earth. The red color comes from vast amounts of dust, which absorbs bluer light, and obscures the supermassive black hole from view in visible wavelengths. Credit: image created using data from UKI

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Birds-of-Paradise Evolved in Lost Worlds

Birds-of-Paradise Evolved in Lost Worlds

For the first time, all 39 known birds of paradise are documented in a single volume that reveals the beauty and unusual behavior of these unique birds, which evolved in remote and rugged parts of New Guinea, the Maluku Islands and eastern Australia. Co-author Edwin Scholes, an ornithologist at t

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Mice learn songs in similar way to humans and birds

Mice learn songs in similar way to humans and birds

US researchers say that mice may have the ability to learn songs based on the sounds they hear. They found that when male mice were housed together they learned to match the pitch of their songs to each other. Mice also share some behavioural and brain mechanisms involved in vocal learning with

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Black mamba venom makes a great painkiller

Black mamba venom makes a great painkiller

ONE bite from a black mamba can kill a person within half an hour. Strangely though, venom from what's arguably the world's deadliest snake could actually be a painkiller on a par with morphine. In search of a new analgesic, Anne Baron at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology in V

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Energy and Water from Wind

Energy and Water from Wind

Unlike wells or boreholes, water is always present in the air (humidity). The amount of water in the air sometimes is not much but it is there. The constraint has been to design a reliable technology able to create and collect the water. There is now a wind turbine that will allows people living in

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Glowing Deep-Sea Creatures Found

Glowing Deep-Sea Creatures Found

The deep-sea shrimp Parapandalus hurls a glowing cloud of organic matter to confuse a potential predator in a laboratory image. The species is among a clutch of previously known bottom dwellers discovered to make their own light during an expedition off the Bahamas, according to a new study.

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New-Species

New-Species “Heaven” Discovered

A new species of night monkey (pictured) is one of eight new mammals found during an expedition to northern Peru's Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary, scientists announced recently. A team of Mexican and Peruvian biologists found this "new heaven of unknown biodiversity" during a 2009-2011 ex

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“Virgin Birth” Seen in Wild Snakes

"Virgin birth" among animals may not be a rare, last-resort, save-the-species stopgap after all. For the first time, animal mothers, specifically pit vipers, have been discovered spawning fatherless offspring in the wild. More to the point, the snakes did so even when perfectly good males were ar

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