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A maglev train in Japan. Image credit: NTDTV / YouTube.

A Japan Company Transfers Its Maglev Tech to U.S. for Free

 Is it possible that we get levitating train tech a little sooner? It is reported that JR Tokai, the Japanese rail operator, would transfer its proprietary “maglev” technology free of charge to the US. Such “maglev” technology could ensure the trains to hover 10 centimeters (nearly 4 inches) above tracks with [...]

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Constructing Villages of Houses by 3D Printers

Constructing Villages of Houses by 3D Printers

There is an old saying goes that Rome was not built in a day. However, the miracle does happen now in our times. Built with 3D printed concrete parts, a village consisting of 10 houses has been established only in one day in China’s Shanghai. As some parts of the house is [...]

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Europe’s Organic Farming Overhaul Might Boost Research

As the demand for organic products is becoming so big in Europe now that European Commission has made a proposal to modify the relative regulations in Europe for promotion of its rapidly developing organic farming sector. The commission says such plan would help enhance further research about organic farming, from [...]

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Is It Possible to Prevent Nuclear Disaster Using Ceramics?

In the past fifty years, engineers have applied the same approach to build the rods used to holding nuclear fuel. Such rods are made of metal alloys based on zirconium. They could keep structural integrity even at high temperatures and make uranium neutrons possible to escape so as to initiate nuclear reactions. [...]

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Relaxing of E.U.’s Rules for Genetically Modified Crops

Relaxing of E.U.’s Rules for Genetically Modified Crops

It’s time to loosen E.U.’ draconian regulations on genetically modified crops, note a team of biotech experts. According to a report released recently, genetically modified crops have been used safely for decades, and hence they no longer need to be automatically viewed as unsafe things. Meanwhile, scientists say that genetically [...]

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A Close Glimpse on Airplane’s Black Box

A Close Glimpse on Airplane’s Black Box

Airplane’s black box is referred to two recording devices used in aircrafts: the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder. In fact, if these two devices appear in news, it means tragedy has already happened. However, the black box’s mission is to help people investigate accidents via the data recorded [...]

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Can Science Coexist with Religion? A New Study Finds Misconceptions of the Two

Can Science Coexist with Religion? A New Study Finds Misconceptions of the Two

According to a new survey of more than 10,000 Americans including scientists and evangelical Protestants, the public’s view that science can’t work in collaboration with religion is a misconception that stunts progress. This study, conducted by Rice University, also found that scientists are surprisingly similar to the general public in [...]

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Facebook knows You Are in Love!

Facebook knows You Are in Love!

 Love is in the air! Or rather, it is written on your Facebook timeline. By exploring interactions between couples between and after the relationship begins, Facebook Date Science reveals the correlation between love and Facebook posts. In the world of Facebook, when couples are formed, people will change their status [...]

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Does Recommended Calorie Information on Menus Actually Improve Consumer Choices?

Does Recommended Calorie Information on Menus Actually Improve Consumer Choices?

–Carnegie Mellon study says NO! More and more menus and food packaging start to label calories of foods, but does the calorie information really help people make healthy choices on foods? Recently, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University provided diners with recommended calorie intake information along with the menu items to [...]

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Religious Leaders Might Be the Key to Preserve Biological Diversity

Religious Leaders Might Be the Key to Preserve Biological Diversity

The left image shows St. Francis of Assisi, the special patron saint of ecology. The Catholic Church has just elected a pope and his name, Francis, is associated with the Catholic Church’s “greenest” saint, Francis of Assisi.  “Our study investigates how various religions are distributed around the world and how [...]

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