The modern internal combustion engine first came from Germany and now Germany wants to put a nail in its coffin. The Bundesrat has passed a resolution to ban the ICE beginning in 2030. Source: German Lawmakers Vote to Ban the Internal Combustion Engine
SpaceX has been teasing potential Mars plans for a while now, but the company just announced a launch date—and it’s soon. They plan to launch to the surface of Mars in 2018. Source: SpaceX Is Sending a Red Dragon Spacecraft to Mars in 2018 [UPDATE]
Having successfully launched and landed a few single rockets, SpaceX is now planning a simultaneous triple rocket landing. This is going to look cool. Source: SpaceX Will Attempt to Land Three Rockets at Once
Australian scientists in the midst of investigating a herpes outbreak among green sea turtles at the Great Barrier Reef say the blight—which causes abnormal growths on the skin, mouth, eyes, and internal organs—is likely due to pollution. Source: Herpes Outbreak Among Australia’s Green Sea Turtles Likely Triggered by Pollution
Water’s just plain old water, right? Not when you trap it inside a tiny channel, it seems, because then it behaves like no other solid, liquid or gas. Source: New State for Water Molecules Behaves Unlike Any Solid, Liquid or Gas
NYPD Caught Editing Wikipedia Articles on Police Brutality.
Ted Cruz’s Net Neutrality Take Isn’t Just Dumb, It’s Dangerous.
Inside the Military’s Secretive Smartphone Program.
Well worth reading. Using already established port authorities to protect the local environment. Another article about the role of money in politics with the famous Koch brothers. If you want some numbers about lobbying, go to http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3031429/could-this-gigantic-ocean-plastic-clean-up-machine-actual-pick-up-our-ocean-trash Part of the growing move to build a system to clear out trash on the ocean. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3031143/the-next-giant-chinese-city-will-float-in-the-ocean#1 Making […]