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Engineering Students Use Sound Waves To Extinguish Fires

By Shariqua Ahmed on April 21, 2015
Engineering Students Use Sound Waves To Extinguish Fires

Water, foam, sand, blankets, and even baking soda are well-known solutions to putting out flames. But sound waves? That has to be a first. But that is exactly what two young engineers from George Mason University are using to douse small fires.

It's Almost Earth Day! What Are You Going To Do To Help The Planet?

By Meera Dolasia on April 20, 2015
It's Almost Earth Day! What Are You Going To Do To Help The Planet?

On April 22, 1970, twenty million people across the United States took to the streets to ask government officials to take preventive measures to protect the environment. Today, it is a global movement that is observed by billions of people and celebrated with rallies, environmental clean-up events and pledges to undertake "green" initiatives to help the planet.

The Barkley Marathons, The World's Hardest And Most Quirkiest 100-Mile Race

By June Liu on April 19, 2015
The Barkley Marathons, The World's Hardest And Most Quirkiest 100-Mile Race

Though there are numerous ultramarathons, competitions that exceed running or walking the traditional 26.2 miles, very few compare to The Barkley Marathons. The annual 100-mile race that challenges participants both mentally and physically has been completed by only 14 of the 1,100 total participants in its 30-year history. To put it in perspective, that is just two more than the number of people that have walked on the moon!

Retired NYC Subway Cars Transform Into "Luxurious Condominiums" For Fish

By June Liu on April 16, 2015
Retired NYC Subway Cars Transform Into "Luxurious Condominiums" For Fish

While the sight of an 18-ton subway car being dumped into the Atlantic Ocean may appear like an ecological disaster, it is quite the opposite. Instead of harming marine life, the sturdy steel structures submerged deep into the Atlantic Ocean have transformed into perfect artificial reefs that provide comfortable homes for all kinds of sea creatures.

Urban Ants Love Junk Food Almost As Much As Humans

By Meera Dolasia on April 10, 2015
Urban Ants Love Junk Food Almost As Much As Humans

Dropped a chip or cookie on the pavement? Don't bother picking it up especially if you live in an urban area like Manhattan. That's because according to a team of researchers led by North Carolina State University's Clint Penick, some industrious ants will soon carry it away. For believe it or not, many city ants have come to love junk food almost as much as humans do!

Disabled Friends Demonstrate The Power Of Teamwork

By Kimberly Solis on April 9, 2015
Disabled Friends Demonstrate The Power Of Teamwork

This is a tale of two friends - one is blind, the other, a double amputee. On their own, the two are "disabled". But together, they are a formidable force that have transformed the plains north of Yeli Village in North China's Hebei Province from a wasteland to a lush, green, tree-filled stretch of land. Meet 53-year-old Chinese residents Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi!

Scrunchies May Save Birds From Nature's Fiercest Predator - Your Cat!

By Allegra Staples on April 8, 2015
Scrunchies May Save Birds From Nature's Fiercest Predator - Your Cat!

Did you know that nature's deadliest predator is probably lurking in your neighborhood? Odds are, you may be even harboring it in your home. Confused? We are talking about your pet cat. Though they may appear cuddly and innocent, they are known to wreak havoc on their local ecology, killing birds, small mammals, and reptiles at an alarming rate. 

Disney's MagicBands Make Theme Park Experience Even More "Magical"

By Natalie Garcia on April 7, 2015
Disney's MagicBands Make Theme Park Experience Even More "Magical"

What's more magical than being at a Disney theme park? How about being at one where everything from tickets to park itinerary, fast passes, and even dinner reservations, is taken care of before you even enter the park. Sounds too good to be true? Then you have not met Disney's incredible MagicBands!

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