April 2014


Potatoes: they can be good for housekeeping too!

Yes, a simple potato can do miracles in your everyday life, and do more for nothing in several housekeeping tasks!  Be it cooking, laundry, cleaning or healthcare, potatoes turn out to be a good ally in many unexpected ways. Let's see some examples: To wash delicate clothes: potatoes easily clean delicate materials such as soft baby clothes […] Read More

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Glowing Plant

Trees that can light up our streets

Engineers and scientists from the United States have come up with yet another original project. They want to create phosphorescent trees that can effectively replace our streetlights! This original idea of light without electricity seems impossible, but according to these scientists, this is feasible thanks to synthetic biology. This new discipline deals with designing, building and synthesizing new organisms and […] Read More

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Microwave ovens: are they one hundred percent safe?

This is a legitimate question to ask ourselves, since we know that more than 5 million microwaves are sold each year in the US. Only a few households are still solely reliant on old-fashioned electric oven. Microwaves are found almost in every kitchen today and are an integral part of our daily lives. There has been a meteoric rise […] Read More

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Drones and the internet to save the rhinos in Africa

Two years ago, during the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Northern Italy, we were impressed by the story of Athonet. At the time a start-up in its early stages from the Area Science Park in Trieste, Italy, that brought broadband with a mobile 4G LTE dedicated network to one of the main tent camps […] Read More

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gravity light

GravityLight: the cheaper alternative to electric light

1.5 billion people, mostly in developing countries, resort to gas lamps for lighting. According to the World Bank, this practice is responsible for the poisoning of 800 million women and children who inhale the equivalent of 2 packs of cigarettes per day (60% of women who develop lung cancer are non-smokers in the third world […] Read More

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Asperatus, arcus, mammatus: strange names for unusual clouds

Scientific names like arcus, altocumulus and mammatus, may sound bizarre, but they are the scientific names of clouds of rare and surreal shapes. Some can be really disturbing, so disturbing that superstitious people may think they are harbingers of the Apocalypse! The asperatus (Latin name for brutal) is a very rare type of cloud. It was proposed […] Read More

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Amsterdam bycicles

Amsterdam: champion in cycling

Every day, 490,000 people take their bikes and travel a total distance of 2 million kilometers in a city that has more than 400 kilometers of bicycle paths for its 780 000 habitants. Amsterdam has more bicycles than people, and four times more bicycles than cars! Amsterdam has a flattering reputation as  one of the world […] Read More

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Using tea as beauty aid

Using tea as beauty aid

This is definitely not a myth: tea is good not just for your health, but also for your skin! We drink tea for stimulating the brain activity or just enjoy it as a refreshing drink, but it is also possible to use the tea as a beauty treatment thanks to its healing qualities... Tea contains […] Read More

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lemon infusion

Comfort in winter: the natural way

In winter human body is often more vulnerable to viruses, germs and bacteria. Angina, gastrointestinal flu or cold, these things can pester us at any time... So, why not adopt natural remedies against them? Nature gives us many weapons to fight these symptons: homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, natural supplements ... Flu: in order to […] Read More

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Biogas plant

Biogas: everything you need to know about this energy source

The search for alternative energy sources is full on, and scientists are always coming up with new opportunities for development. They are also utilizing previous untapped energy sources, including biogas. But what are we talking about exactly? What are the pros and cons of this resource? The prospect of biogas is therefore an interesting one which has many […] Read More

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