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10 big ideas for 2016.. 

Instant concrete. Replacement penis surgery. Dogs that can smell cancer. some remarkable innovations designed to make the world a better place. Silent bike Electric cars are rolling off assembly lines. The next wave could see more electric motor-bikes take to … Continue reading

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A Big List of 875 Free Courses From Top Universities: 27,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures.. 

In recent months – we’ve enhanced what’s now a list of 875  Free Online Courses from top universities. Here’s the lowdown: Our big list of free courses lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford – Yale – MIT – Oxford … Continue reading

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‘Oxford’s online Bodleian archive: illumination for all’.. 

Oxford’s Bodleian library is putting its rarely seen archive of treasures online for all to enjoy. It’s a brilliant democratic move. One way libraries are opening their secret worlds to everyone is by putting some of their most curious or … Continue reading

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‘Vector launches Tesla battery giveaway’.. 

More than 100 solar power and battery systems are being offered free by power giant Vector to individuals – community groups and schools in the Auckland region. A competition titled Future of Energy which launches today will give free use … Continue reading

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‘Tiny studio transforms into one-bed flat with the touch of a button’.. 

A smart apartment with all the amenities of a two-bedroom house proves that a small space can have big potential. English entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe has designed a compact living space that elegantly reconfigures to meet a resident’s needs. Yo!Home comes with a master bed that can be lowered over … Continue reading

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‘How Groningen invented a cycling template for cities all over the world’..

Motorists woke up one mid-70s morning to find new one-way streets made direct crosstown journeys impossible by car. Forty years later Groningen boasts two-thirds of all trips made by bike … and the cleanest air of any big Dutch city. … Continue reading

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‘Kiwi author Anna Smaill on long list for Man Booker Prize’.. 

Kiwi Anna Smaill’s The Chimes has made the long list for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction. Smaill joins 12 others on the list, published on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time), in contention for the £50,000 (NZ$117,000) prize. Smaill will … Continue reading

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