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  1. MIT engineers just unveiled living, glowing plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2017 | Inhabitat

    Glowing plants might sound like the stuff of science fiction - but a team of MIT researchers just grew a crop of watercress that emits emit dim light for almost four hours. Postdoctoral researcher Seon-Yeong Kwak led a team of engineers and scientists to instill the plants with the same enzyme that makes fireflies sparkle.


  2. Tesla-powered trolley spotted charging in MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Inhabitat

    Tesla vehicles are the only ones that can charge via a Supercharger , at least at this time. So the sight of what looked like a custom-built orange electric bus charging up at the Oakdale Supercharger station in Minnesota raised a few eyebrows.


  3. Net-zero prefab home stacks together and expands like childrens blocksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | Inhabitat

    Wish you could expand the size of your home without breaking the bank? A group of architecture students from the University of California, Berkeley and University of Denver created RISE, an affordable and sustainable housing solution that lets you do just that. Conceived for urban infill lots, the adaptable and scalable solar-powered home stacks together like children's blocks and can expand up to three stories with up to five units of multifamily living.


  4. These cyborg bacteria are better at photosynthesis than plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Inhabitat

    Could cyborg bacteria generate the clean fuel of the future? Work conducted at Peidong Yang's laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley basically allowed bacteria to cover themselves in small semiconductors that functioned like solar panels - in order to see how much of the sun's energy they could capture. The cyborg bacteria captured around 80 percent of the energy from sunlight - according to UC Berkeley, which is about four times more efficient than natural photosynthesis in plants .


  5. Oldest ice core ever dated reveals hidden clues to ancient Earth's atmosphereRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Inhabitat

    Ice cores hold secrets of what our planet was like millions of years ago, in bubbles preserving greenhouse gases from that time. A Princeton University -led team just revealed the date of ice from the oldest ice core we've ever dated, and it's 2.7 million years old.


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