Chinese researchers are intentionally breeding “autistic” monkeys

January 28, 2016 by  
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A group of scientists in China announced the results of a controversial experiment this week: they claim that by using genetic engineering, they’ve bred macaque monkeys with an autism-like disorder. While they intend to use the animals to test treatments and potential cures, some scientists are skeptical that the results will have anything useful to teach us about autism in people. Read the rest of Chinese researchers are intentionally breeding “autistic” monkeys

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Play-Doh 3D Printer Would Bring iPad Designs to Life

April 7, 2013 by  
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April Fools was almost a week ago, but we couldn’t resist sharing one of our favorite fake news stories of the week. ThinkGeek announced the release of a newPlay-Doh 3D printer that works in tandem with the iPlay-Doh 3D app that you download to your iPad to create any design you can dream up. The (imaginary) device can print up to three colors at once by blending them like soft-serve ice cream. It’s easy enough to imagine this product becoming a reality, and it’s probably only a matter of time before toy companies begin marketing the wonders of 3D printing to kids. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “april fools” , 3d printer , 3D printing , 3d printing for kids , Inhabitots , iPad , kids , Play doh , thinkgeek        

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Is Sony playing games with the energy efficiency of its PS4?

March 7, 2013 by  
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When Sony announced the launch of its new PlayStation 4, it neglected to discuss the game console's energy appetite.

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Dell Reconnect Computer Recycling Program Expands

November 15, 2012 by  
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This month, Dell and Goodwill announced the expansion of their computer recycling program, Dell Reconnect, to include the state of Hawaii, making free computer recycling available to over 1.2 million people on the island of Oahu. Program leaders…

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Inside a LEED Platinum Production Home

April 7, 2012 by  
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LivingHomes, a developer of modern, sustainably designed, prefabricated homes, announced the launch and national availability of the new LivingHome C6 in February. According to Steve Glenn, CEO of LivingHomes, “The C6 is not only our lowest cost…

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White House Unveils New 2025 Fuel Economy Standards

July 29, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Maia via Flickr/CC BY-SA It’s official; cars sold in the U.S. are going to have to be quite a bit more efficient by 2025. I reported earlier in the week that the major automakers had agreed to new, stricter fuel efficiency rules , and today, President Obama announced the detailed plan. The American fleet will have to get an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. I just got off of a call with EP… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Japanese Citizens Cut Energy Use in Tokyo by 15%

July 29, 2011 by  
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So, Japan’s per capita energy use is already half that of the United States. Half. And that’s the energy consumption of one of the world’s richest, most technologically advanced nations. That stat should make us ashamed of ourselves. But this might be even more impressive: in the aftermath of the nuclear crisis, Japanese citizens have cooperated to help save electricity. In the process, they’ve reduced energy usage by 15% in Tokyo, one of the world’s most electric cities. The New York Times explains how they did it…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Summer Rayne Oakes Officially Launches Premier Sustainable Sourcing Marketplace for Fashion Designers (Video)

October 12, 2010 by  
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Source4Style , an online marketing platform to help fashion and interior designers source sustainable textiles by connecting them directly with suppliers, has officially launched in public beta. Co-founders Summer Rayne Oakes and Benita Singh announced the news at the House of Lords on October 5th and at the RITE Conference the next day. In

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Not a Dry Eye In The House – Maggie Doyne Wows The Do Lectures 2010

October 12, 2010 by  
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All Images by James Bowden via: www.dolectures.com Since The Do Lectures wound up its fourth year of blowing minds in a Welsh Field last month we’ve been hearing extraordinary tales of sun-rise canoe trips, wild disco dancing in a mobile library and Tim Berners-Lee turning up as the surprise guest. Now

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Farmer and Philosopher Fred Kirschenmann Wins Thought Leader Award

April 21, 2010 by  
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Fred Kirschenmann by Jason Bolton Last week, the NRDC announced the winners of its second-annual “Growing Green” awards. The awards are intended to honor luminaries in the sustainable-food world, and offer recognition in four categories: “thought leader,” “producer,” business leader,” and “water steward.”… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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