Astronomers from Budapest have discovered what appear to be ghost moons orbiting our planet. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Beyond Sci-Fi: Energy From the Moon

To keep our society running, we need fuel. But the fossil fuels that we are dependent on not only pollute the atmosphere, but are also rapidly declining. Helium-3, a non-radioactive isotope of helium, offers a non-polluting energy source. Even though…

With the internet of things, data collection and analysis has become an important thing. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

How to Power the Internet of Things

Electronics need power to operate, that much is obvious. But as technology grows more sophisticated — and so do our devices — the amount of energy required to operate each system also continues to grow. Collectively, we’ve managed to produce…

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Chinese Purchase of US College Thwarted

An attempt by a Chinese company, partly owned by the communist government, to buy out the famous Westminster Choir College in New Jersey has been successfully thwarted. Opponents had warned…

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No More Plastic Straws in Taiwan

A new plastic straw ban came into effect on July 1 in Taiwan as the country seeks to cut back on the plastic pollution plaguing the island. Taiwan uses around…

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Evanston Independence Day Parade in Chicagoland

The Fourth of July is a time for family, fun, and fireworks. Communities all across America celebrate the day with fun-runs, 3-legged races, and pie eating contests. Another not-to-be-missed activity…