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Dwell - At Home in the Modern World Global Issues : social, political, economic and environmental issues that affect us all The Copenhagen Diagnosis You Are Not So Smart PSFK - New Ideas and Trends Eat The State! Energy Tower: Power for 15 Earths? Researchers have designed a product that its inventors claim could easily produce between 15 and 20 times the total electricity the world uses today. Not only that, it could also be used as a desalination device and may be able to reverse the effects of global warming. Those are pretty big claims, but the researchers from the Technion - Israel Institute of Science seem confident that the "Energy Tower" could be a major solution to the world's problems. They've been working on the concept since 1983, and together have spent more than 150 man-years researching, designing, testing, and analyzing. As project founder Professor Dan Zaslavsky explains, the Energy Tower works on the basic principle of convection: hot air rises and cold air falls. Any kind of water - from a sea or drainage ditch - would be added to the top of the tower. Because it relies on the sun for hot air, the Energy Tower is considered a type of solar power. Via: Israel21c Lisa Zyga Science BloggerInventorSpot.com

Public News List Key: Meeting Journal Funder Showing releases 1-25 out of 453. Public Release: 7-Nov-2014 PLOS ONEIodide protects against dangerous reperfusion injury after heart attack A potentially groundbreaking study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists, published online today in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests that the worst effects of reperfusion injury may be prevented with a safe, simple solution: a dose of iodide, a chemical form of the element added to ordinary table salt. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency Contact: Kristen Woodward kwoodwar@fredhutch.org 206-667-5095 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center ObesityWeek2014Preschoolers eat healthy when parents set rules about food, UB study finds Preschoolers whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics researchers at the University at Buffalo. National Institutes of Health The Vitality Institute

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