What We Already Knew Confirmed: Fracking Causes Earthquakes

The journal Science, after much study and review, has confirmed that the controversial method of extracting natural gas from shale rock known as fracking can cause earthquakes.

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For Science! Major Obstacle for Ethanol Fuel Cells Overcome

More awesome corn ethanol news! Researchers at the A*STAR Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences in Singapore have developed a process for pulling fuel-cell hydrogen from ethanol that virtually eliminates the harmful carbon emissions of current hydrogen-extraction processes.

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Now for Something Completely Different: the Waissi Engine

What you see here are the inner workings of the Waissi Engine. It’s named for its inventor, Gary Waissi, an engineering professor at Arizona State University who thinks that things like “connecting rods” are silly wastes of reciprocating mass and (therefore) thermal energy moochers.

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Self-Repairing Concrete Could Save Millions On Road Maintenance

America’s infrastructure is in bad shape. Our roads are filled with pot holes. Sidewalks are cracked and crumbling. Bridges are literally falling apart. This problem is not going to fix itself… or is it?

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