|Cosmonauts Malenchenko (left) and Volkov prepare to explore the mysteries just outside their door.|
(Image courtesy Scott Kelly.)
We've all seen a spy movie where someone's fingerprint-scan is needed to access an important area, and they end up forced to scan in at gunpoint, or simply having their finger lopped off to fulfill the invaders' needs. And even retinal scans could possibly be faked with the right medical information and digital technology. However, the latest security is key is stashed somewhere very safe: inside your skull.
|When your brain is your password, is your cap the Caps Lock?|
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We're now well into the 21st century, and it's time for energy technology to reflect that. On Thursday, a major leap was made by Morocco, who became the nation that put the world's largest solar power plant online.
|Who says you can't grow anything in the desert?|
Noor 1 has officially begun harvesting solar energy.
(Image courtesy npr.com.)
|Uncle Sam must be very conflicted about this match-up.|
(Image courtesy howstuffworks.com.)
|"The dance of the aurora", captured this week by astronaut Scott Kelly.|
Air pollution is an issue in many major cities, but how is it possible to ameliorate the damages caused from...well, it being a city? Until the clean cars come along, or truckers figure out a way to make some seriously heavy-lifting bicycles, these new smog-removal towers sound like a good plan...
|Its physical similarities to the Monolith of "2001" are probably intentional.|
(Image courtesy dezeen.com.)
It's been a running joke for some time that American politicians should wear advertising logos, a'la racecar drivers, to indicate which corporations they are shilling for. Despite this idea not yet rising to prominence, now, there's an easier way to tell who (and how much) has been paid to play in politics.
|Usually when teenagers say "Greenhouse", weed is somehow involved.|
Surprisingly, not this time.
(Image courtesy welikeit.fr.)