As one of 2013?s hottest releases, “The Wolf of Wall Street” has created quite a buzz in the movie world - but it’s safe to say that PETA is not Read More The post PETA Criticizes ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ for Use of Animal Actor appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Google just acquired Boston Dynamics, the company behind the (terrifying) BigDog rough-terrain robot and Cheetah, a four-legged robot that can run faster than Usain Bolt. Boston Dynamics contracts for the US military, and it's the eighth robotics company assimilated
Originally published on Gas2. Though Tesla has not yet released the name of its upcoming electric car for the masses, the Tesla Model E as it has been dubbed is the subject of much rumor and debate. Tesla’s chief designer, Franz vonShow More Summary
On December 14, 2013, China became the first nation in 37 years to make a soft landing of a spacecraft on the moon. Its unmanned Jade Rabbit lunar rover is now very busy exploring the surface of the moon. At the very same time this great scientific achievement was taking place, events nearer to the ground were less inspiring. Show More Summary
A common childhood activity, skipping rope, can now be used to generate electricity to charge mobile devices
According to one glaciologist, in 30 years they may be no more than small "ice museums".
In a breakthrough for the effort to cure blindness, researchers at the University of Cambridge have used an inkjet printer to print living retinal cells for the first time. The cells could be built up and used to replace defective eye tissue. Professor Keith
Like 22,000 other earth scientists, I headed to San Francisco last week for the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting, eager for stimulating science learning and discourse. One of the questions at the forefront of my mind...Show More Summary
Singapore's Nevhouse designs prefab home built out of recycled plastic waste. This low cost housing solution requiring minimal maintenance is water proof, fire and earthquake resistant and can be afforded by low income families that live in areas stricken
This week, the biggest animal discovery of the 21st century was announced. Meet kabomani, the “little black tapir.” He’s a shy and elusive fellow, living below the radar in the grasslands and forests of Brazil and Colombia. He's also the largest terrestrial
With an unexpected -- or, perhaps actually a totally expected -- hunting technique, these tiny, seemingly docile creatures are actually amazingly lethal.
A new class of "climate fiction" has hit the publishing scene. But is it the real deal or just a flight of fancy? Climate Fiction: An Official Genre? There's an unofficial new genre called climate fiction or more familiarly cli-fi. Rebecca...Show More Summary
As another construction site burns in Kingston Ontario, you can expect the concrete and steel industries to turn on the heat. They're wrong.
Over the last 50 years, cooking has very much become a social affair. Guests who once sat snacking and chatting away on the couch are now convening in the kitchen and helping their host prepare meals. But what brought on this shift that took us from the sofa
When a blind man fainted and fell onto the subway tracks, he was saved by his service dog in a rescue that was called a miracle. Read More The post Service Dog Saves Blind Man After Falling Onto Subway Tracks appeared first on Ecora...
Confirming the claims of many a city planner (like myself), a couple of recent studies have shown that modern US streetcars have been able to stimulate economic development and shape land use development in their vicinity, and that light rail lines actually do get people to switch from their cars to transit. Show More Summary
Recent scientific findings that unveil the remarkable structural performance of plants could completely change what we think of as "green architecture." Researchers at Purdue University who conducted an experiment on cellulose nanocrystals concluded that the
By Meggan Hill Originally published on Food Politic. Organic foods have a halo effect. They are seen as more nutritious, better for the environment, and safer for families. Consumers get warm and fuzzy feelings about organic foods and are willing to shell out a lot of money to make their organic dreams come true. Show More Summary
"All people have to do is look this shit up, and you will be pissed," said Mark Healey, a man who has made a global reputation by surfing some of the largest waves on the planet. Today, Mark is standing in the pouring rain at the Haleiwa...Show More Summary
A super simple, but elegant and healthy salad perfect for the winter months.