The World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Just Went Online In China

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. Long reviled for its carbon emission record, this is the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ongoing effort to lead the world in renewable energy adoption. Located in the city of Huainan in…

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No Cuffs Necessary! This Sensor Can Read Blood Pressure From Your Fingertip

Researchers at U.S.-based biometrics company Valencell have invented new technology that lets users measure their blood pressure level simply by touching their mobile devices. While it’s not yet been incorporated into devices like the iPhone, the company thinks that it could be a valued addition to future handsets, making blood pressure measurement as simple as using…

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33 Facts That Sound Like Lies But Are Actually True

Regardless of whether we’re young or old, the world in which we live is full of incredible things and phenomena of which we’ve yet to learn. That’s how it is, how it’s always been, and how it always will be. One simply can’t know everything. 1 - There’s an almost 100% probability that the glass from which you drink contains at least one molecule of water that once passed through…

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Fukushima accident gave everyone an X-ray’s worth of radiation

“We don’t need to worry,” says Nikolaos Evangeliou at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, whose team has conducted the first global survey of radiation exposure caused by the meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan after a tsunami struck in 2011. Evangeliou’s team has calculated the approximate exposure of…

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