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You wouldn’t think that human poop has many uses, but it turns out that the UK is using brown to go green. As of today, Britain’s first “poo bus” will be shuttling passengers between the city of Bath and Bristol Airport. And yes, you guessed it: it’s powered by human waste, alongside food waste. This […]Read more "Human Poop-Powered Bus Hits UK Roads (by Justine Alford)"
The Rosetta spacecraft and its Philae lander have a lot to teach scientists about what Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko looks like, is composed of, and even what it smells like, but what does the comet sound like? The day before Philae made history by landing on the surface of the comet, ESA released an audio clip of […]Read more "Eerie Sound Detected Coming From Rosetta’s Comet (by Lisa Winter)"
A wheeled rover disguised as a penguin chick is allowing zoologists to read the heart rates of king penguins in Antarctica. Most wild animals are understandably wary of humans. Which can make studying them hard for zoologists and documentary makers alike. That anxiety may be increased after they’ve been captured and fitted with monitors as […]Read more "Researchers Use Robo-Chicks To Study Penguins (by Stephen Luntz)"
Two photons hanging out in free space want nothing to do with each other: Waves of light simply pass through each other without either one having an effect on the other. Now, researchers have found a way to spark a strong interaction between two single photons by using an ultra tiny fiber of glass. The […]Read more "In Quantum Breakthrough, Scientists Get Two Photons To Interact (by Janet Fang)"