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Why starling flocks look so amazingly coordinated
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Nature ‘choreographs’ the movements of flocking starlings to make sure these birds always know what’s going on around them.
New robotic fingers upgrade the human hand
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype that will benefit people with disabilities or limited arm strength. 
Eating less beef is better for the environment than giving up cars
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
A new study has revealed that beef’s environmental impact is 10 times that of chicken and pork.
A 12-year-old student from Florida uncovers the secrets of the lionfish
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
A science fair project has shown that lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water.
Australian HIV-killing condom available in months
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Australian researchers have developed a virus-killing condom, and recent government approval means it's one step closer to hitting the market.
Discarded water bottles become cheap solar lights
Monday, 21 July 2014
Designers are working on a low-cost, sustainable light source that gives a second life to plastic water and soft drink bottles.
This giant duck could provide solar and hydro power
Monday, 21 July 2014
Once built, this floating sculpture covered with solar cells will produce clean energy for Denmark’s capital city.
Bone marrow transplant cleared two men of HIV
Monday, 21 July 2014
More than three years after a bone marrow transplant, two men who live in Australia appear to be HIV clear.
This tree produces 40 different types of fruit
Monday, 21 July 2014
Award-winning artist Sam Van Aken has grown a hybridised fruit tree that produces 40 different varieties of stone fruit each year.
World's largest wind-solar array has been installed
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Recently built in Jamaica, this hybrid array provides the highest renewable energy density of any technology on the market. 

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