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Jun
2016

Floating dairy farm will ship milk to Rotterdam

In addition to food production operations, the Floating Farm will host a high-tech living lab

A Dutch collaboration is pushing the boat out with an idea of how to feed growing city populations despite decreasing amounts of space in which to produce food. The Floating Farm will produce various kinds of milk and yogurt from its location docked in the port of Rotterdam.

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Category: Good Thinking

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19
Jun
2016

Solar Impulse 2 takes flight for Europe

Solar Impulse 2 gracefully lifts off from JFK International Airport

Solar Impulse 2 has taken off from New York on the next leg of its around the world journey, which will take the zero fuel aircraft across the Atlantic to Europe. The mission has already claimed 8 world records in an attempt to highlight the potential of green technologies that could help protect the environment from mankind's ever-increasing footprint.

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Category: Aircraft

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19
Jun
2016

Meet Maxwell, NASA’s newest X-plane with 14 electric motors

The X-57, nicknamed

Back in February, NASA announced that it intends to bring back the X-planes, a series of experimental aircraft designed to test out new technologies that dates back to the first plane to break the sound barrier in 1947. Now the newest member of the family, dubbed the X-57, has been revealed. With 14 electric motors driving 14 propellors, the X-57 is designed to test greener propulsion technologies.

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Category: Aircraft

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19
Jun
2016

Horizon opens up off-road biking to disabled enthusiasts

Horizon can be had with nine different control setups

Outrider's eBikes have earned themselves quite a following in recent years, among sensible commuters who want a little boost, and among speed freaks who love the mini-motorbike feeling you get from a fast eBike. Having run a successful crowdfunding campaign in early 2014, Outrider's off-road capable Horizon is now available to buy, regardless of whether you're disabled or able-bodied.

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Category: Bicycles

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19
Jun
2016

Department of Defense doles out $70k to white-hat hackers

The US Department of Defense has released the results of its Hack the Pentagon competition, designed ...

In an increasingly connected world, cybersecurity is a growing concern, and the US government has been taking steps to tighten its digital defenses. In March, the Department of Defense (DoD) invited hackers to "Hack the Pentagon" in a competition designed to identify vulnerabilities in its public-facing websites. The results of the bug bounty pilot have now been released.

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Category: Computers

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19
Jun
2016

CO2 hits record highs over South Pole in hottest May on record

Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere has tipped over the 400 parts per million point at ...

It's not something we should be shooting for, but we're on a bit of a hot streak when it comes to global temperatures. Newly released data on the Earth's climate has revealed that 2016 saw the hottest May on record, marking the 13th successive time a monthly global temperature record has been broken as the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the main reason for this warming trend, hits new levels over the South Pole.

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Category: Environment

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