Your Eco-Friendly Car is Kinder to Some Cities
It’s no big secret that cars are responsible for a good deal of pollution: There are over 250 million of them in the US alone, and they pump out greenhouse gases by the truckload each day. For those looking to reduce their carbon footprint, electric cars have, for quite a few years now, been the most popular alternative to gas-powered cars. While electric cars are certainly considered to be the more eco-friendly mode of transportation, there is some discussion as to just how much greener electric vehicles really are.
According to Mark Masnick, if a website embeds a YouTube video that is determined to have infringed on copyright and more than 10 people view it on that website, the owner or others associated with the website could face up to five years in prison.
New government proposals say victims have a right to know who is behind malicious messages without the need for costly legal battles.
The powers will be balanced by measures to prevent false claims in order to get material removed. But privacy advocates are worried websites might end up divulging user details in a wider range of cases. Last week, a British woman won a court order forcing Facebook to identify users who had harassed her. Nicola Brookes had been falsely branded a paedophile and drug dealer by users – known as trolls – on Facebook. Continue reading
Takes to skies above Edwards Air force Base
A massive experimental drone designed by Boeing Co. engineers to fly for up to four days at a time completed its first test flight above the Mojave Desert at Edwards Air Force Base.
The drone, called Phantom Eye, and its hydrogen-fueled propulsion system have the potential to vastly expand the reach of military spy craft. The longest that reconnaissance planes can stay in the air now is about 30 hours. Continue reading
Scientists have found evidence of flowing salt water on steep Martian slopes, which if confirmed would be the first discovery of active liquid water on the red planet, NASA has said.
The data gathered by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has given new focus to the hunt for life forms and scientists hope that in the coming years lab experiments and new space missions may shed more light on what they have seen.
“We have found repeated and predictable evidence suggesting water flowing on Mars,” Michael Meyer, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration program, told reporters.
The US space agency said the orbiter circling Mars since 2006 had monitored numerous instances of what appeared to be water flows occurring in several locations during the Martian spring and summer.
- NASA Might Have Found Flowing Water on Mars [Space] (gizmodo.com)
- Flowing Water on Mars of the Day (geeks.thedailywh.at)
- Scientists find evidence of salt water flowing on Mars (chron.com)
- Hints of Water Spark Fresh Hope for Life on Mars (space.com)
- Mars could have liquid water: NASA (theglobeandmail.com)
- Close-up: Clues of briny water on Mars (cbsnews.com)
- NASA may have found water on Mars (wattsupwiththat.com)
- Evidence points to flow of briny water on Mars (photos) (news.cnet.com)
- New NASA Photo Suggests Signs of Flowing Water on Mars [Mars] (kotaku.com)
A Swedish man has been arrested after building a nuclear reactor in his kitchen, claiming that splitting atoms is his ‘hobby’.
The Swede, named in media reports as Richard Handl, 31, was taken into custody after he contacted the country’s Radiation Authority, who in turn alerted police. Handl had kept a blog on his efforts, stating recently, “I was arrested and sent to jail, when the police and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authory (sic) searched my apartment”.
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- Swede Held For Building Nuclear Reactor In His Kitchen (huffingtonpost.com)
- Kitchen nuclear reactor leaves Swede handcuffed (rt.com)
- Sweet Lab: Swedish Man Arrested After Trying To Build ‘Nuclear Reactor’ In Kitchen (geekologie.com)
- Swede cuffed for cooking nuclear reactor on kitchen stovetop (go.theregister.com)
- The Swedish Man Who Tried To Build A Nuclear Reactor In His Kitchen (neatorama.com)