October 2014 Archive

India, 20 others set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

China and 21 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia (Reuters) World Bank rival in Asia, to be headquartered in Beijing, is expected to ...

The Warka Towers: Water Out of Air.

One of the biggest problems still haunting the poor regions of the world is the lack of clean drinking water. This is such a necessity that we take for granted, but many ...

A simple filter to strain out kidney disease ‘culprits’

By Kumudini Hettiarachchi ITI team comes up with solution to obtain bacteria free drinking water It is a humble red-clay filter compared to the new-fangled and more sophisticated ones available in the ...

Why Your DNA Isn’t Your Destiny

The new field of epigenetics is showing how your environment and your choices can influence your genetic code — and that of your kids By John Cloud Lars Tunbjork / VU Three generations: ...

Solar Water Bottle Bulbs

Alfredo Moser with his solar water bottle bulbs Introduction Thomas Alva Edison lit up the world with his electric bulb in the nineteenth century. In this century it is the solar bottle ...

How Green Is Europe?

By Vaclav SmilTuesday, September 30, 2014 A superficial look might indicate great achievements. Yet a closer view reveals how far European renewables have to go, and what irrational choices are made ...

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