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6 great reads for Arab American Heritage Month

April is Arab American Heritage Month, and here are six publications from a half dozen Arab American authors whose work is influencing the literary landscape of the USA, and beyond. I’ve chosen one for each of the six Muslim-majority nations whose citizens are currently banned from entering the America. Crack one open and learn some […]

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Woobi Play makes safe breathing “fun” for kids

A Singapore-based health-tech startup has designed an anti-pollution mask targeted for children as young as age six. Woobi Play is pliable and playful, with colorful HEPA-certified modular filters that can prevent 95% of dangerous airborne particulates from entering the wearer’s lungs. Welcome to a world where we incite our kids to breathe safely by making it […]

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Lab grown meat is your future food

Is test tube meat, grown in a laboratory, slated to become the future of food?  If proven to be grown from natural substances, and not genetically modified, lab grown meat products may become commercially viable enough to replace live animals and reduce animal slaughter; according to experiments now being carried out. Although laboratory grown meat cells are […]

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Dubai launches pilotless taxis this July

Israel is celebrating about the $15 billion buyout of its startup Mobileye to Intel for driverless cars and buses, and Dubai is making its own inroads in driverless tech – from the future. This July the city will launch a fleet of flying taxis powered by electricity. The made-in-China driverless drones — called Ehang 184 will pick […]

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EPA open data under threat by Trump

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in 1970 to protect human health and the environment through creation and enforcement of regulations, each backed by federal laws such as the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he threatened to abolish the agency, which he painted as an obstacle […]

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Eat these 7 foods for happy hormones

If you are woman you know that at any point in your life, you might feel those odd and uncomfortable, cyclical mood swings. This is totally normal over the course of a month. But getting your hormones in balance when they feel out of whack is something you can work on, using food. When levels […]

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Global solar panel capacity analysis

Solar panels transform light from the sun into energy that can power all our devices, but its uptake has been remarkably slow over the last decade. Today, that is changing, thanks to massive advances in technology, increasing efficiency from an average of 12-13% in 2000 to an average of 15-18% in 2017. At the same […]

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The idiot’s guide to finding stardust everywhere

Long considered a legend, an amateur geologist and meteorite hunter has determined and shown the astronomy community that we are all stardust, and that it can be found everywhere. In an illuminating book to be released this summer, Jon Larsen proves that micrometeorites are around us in cities, in the desert and everywhere we go. Below, we […]

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Intel’s massive Mobileye buyout heralds bright future to driverless car technology

Intel’s massive buyout of Israel’s driverless car innovator and electronic sensor company Mobileye may finally give the driverless car concept the attention it so well deserves. Intel, whose computer chips and semiconductor technology is found in nearly every personal computer, appears now to be very serious about being involved in the driverless car concept. Prior to the March […]

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Dozens die in Ethiopian trash collapse

At least 60 people were killed by an avalanche of debris in an Ethiopian landfill on Saturday night. Mountains of trash at Koshee Garbage Landfill near Addis Ababa collapsed in a massive landslide, destroying the makeshift shanties that lined its slopes and killing scavengers who earn a living sorting trash for resale. One resident told […]

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SmartFlower plug and play mobile solar array for power on the go

Solving solar power has enabled this renewable energy technology Smart Flower to create Middle East solar projects for West Bank farmers and other energy poor locations. It is also providing solar power for curing post-revolution darkness in countries like Yemen. While many solar energy projects involve covering large open areas with solar array panels, smaller personal solar energy equipment […]

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The price of take-away cups

It’s so easy to be tempted to get that take-away cup when you are on the run. But every time you feel terrible about the plastics in our waterways, rivers, seas and bodies, this about this infographic below. Because the cost of styrofoam cups adds up! Our advice.   Take a cup sitting down or […]

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Elon Musk’s backup battery plans to power LA

Lithium ion batteries, used to power electric cars such as Tesla Motor’s high priced electric sports cars,  as well as a host of other electric devices, have been talked and written about as possible solutions for providing alternative power sources for homes and small businesses. Electric cars powered by these batteries, or battery packs to be more correct, […]