America’s First Electric Highway

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I-5 from Canada to Oregon will be turned into the nation’s first electric highway.

Washington state is about to turn a section of Interstate-5 — all the way from Canada to Oregon — into the nation’s first electric highway. Thanks to a $1.32 million federal grant, they’ll be able to install 10 Level-3 electric charging stations along the route. Each station is capable of charging at 400 volts and 30 amps or more and at these stations a typical EV would be 80% charged in just about 30 minutes. Plug in, grab a cup of coffee, chat with fellow travelers, and be on your way.

 

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Poet Plans To Inscribe His Works Onto the DNA of a Bacterium

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Are You Ready For DNA Poetry

Poet Christian Bök plans to alter the DNA of a particular species of bacteria so that it reflects an encoded version of his poetry:

Canadian poet Christian Bök wants his work to live on after he’s gone. Like, billions of years after. He’s going to encode it directly into the DNA of the hardy bacteria Deinococcus radiodurans. If it works, his poem could outlast the human race…

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Happy Holidays From A Guy With A Robot Wife

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Have A Synthetic Holiday Filled With Robotic Fun!

Can this get any stranger? Let’s just start with the story lead:

Inventor Le Trung spent Christmas Day with the most important woman in his life – his robot Aiko.

The science genius enjoyed a festive dinner with his mum, dad and his £30,000 fembot which he designed and built by hand.

Le, 34, from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, even bought gifts for his dream girl, who is so lifelike she speaks fluent English and Japanese, helped cook the turkey and hang up decorations.

Yep. You read that right….

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Plowing Carbon Into the Fields

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Plowing tractor exhaust into the field, eliminating fertilizer costs

A wheat farmer in Australia has eliminated adding fertilizer to his crop by the simple process of injecting the cooled diesel exhaust of his modified tractor into the ground when the wheat is being sown. In doing so he eliminates releasing carbon into the atmosphere and at the same time saves himself up to $500,000 (AUD) that would have been required to fertilize his 3,900 hectares in the traditional way. Yet his crop yields over the last two years have been at least on par with his best yields since 2001. The technique was developed by a Canadian, Gary Lewis of Bio Agtive, and is currently in trial at 100 farms around the world.

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Colorado Biologists Discover Litter Of Lynx Kittens

Colorado Biologists Discover Litter Of Lynx Kittens

 First litter of Lynx kittens found since 2006

Spring brought a surprise delivery from the stork: A litter of 10 lynx kittens-the first newborns documented in Colorado since 2006, gladdening the hearts of biologists leading the charge to restore the mountain feline, as well as drawing waves of squeals from computer monitors everywhere.  (Pics)

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B.C. Firm To Build Largest Optical Telescope

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Two things came to mind when I was reading this article (back the future and/or bigger is better)

The design of a gargantuan telescope that will give astronomers their first glimpse into the farthest, faintest depths of the universe is well on its way, guided by Canadian and U.S. scientists and the company that will build it, piece by piece, in B.C.’s Lower Mainland. Continue reading… “B.C. Firm To Build Largest Optical Telescope”

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The Mysterious Mima Mounds

The Mysterious Mima Mounds 

We don’t know what they are, where they came from, or what caused them

Scientists love a mystery. Biologists used to have the human genome, but now they have the structure of protein. Physics used to have cosmic rays, but now they have the God particle. Astronomers used to have black holes, but now they have dark matter. (Pics)

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GPS Angel Red Light/Speed Camera Warning System

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The all new GPS Angel Red Light/Speed Camera warning system is designed to warn you of red lights and fixed speed cameras. It’s completely road legal and easy to use, just simply place it on your dashboard and switch on.

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Bulldog Interactive Fitness: A Gym That Uses Video Games To Get Kids Moving

Bulldog Interactive Fitness:  A Gym That Uses Video Games To Get Kids Moving

Bulldog Interactive Fitness

A gym that uses video games to get kids moving? Bulldog Interactive Fitness has found a solution that gets kids off your couch at home, without actually taking away their number one obsession; video gaming. It’s a common problem many parents face; there are so many products on the market for children that keep them entranced by their computers or favorite gaming systems. While this on its own isn’t a problem, it is when the child isn’t finding balance that also keeps them physically active.

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