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A new way to remove ice buildup without power or chemicals

From airplane wings to overhead powerlines to the giant blades of wind turbines, a buildup of ice can cause problems ranging from impaired performance all the way to catastrophic failure. But preventing that buildup usually requires energy-intensive heating systems or chemical sprays that are environmentally harmful. Now, MIT researchers have ...

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Vatican Power Struggle Bursts Into Open as Conservatives Pounce

Vatican Power Struggle Bursts Into Open as Conservatives Pounce Video Pope Francis, taking questions after his papal visit to Ireland, urged parents not to ignore their gay children or throw them out of the family.Published OnAug. 28, 2018CreditCreditImage by Pool photo by Gregorio Borgias By Jason Horowitz Aug. 27, 2018 ...

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The Nuclear Power Plant of the Future May Be Floating Near Russia

Image The port of Murmansk, in far northwest Russia, is the site of a technologically advanced but potentially risky experiment: a floating nuclear power plant.CreditCreditMaxim Babenko for The New York Times The Nuclear Power Plant of the Future May Be Floating Near Russia Offshore reactors could be cheaper, safer and ...

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Kilauea and the Implacable Power of Volcanic Lava

In 1935, lava from an eruption of the volcano Mauna Loa, on the Big Island of Hawai’i, started oozing toward the Wailuku River, main source of water for the city of Hilo. This danger to the more than 15,000 residents of Hilo was exactly the opportunity that Thomas Jaggar, founder ...

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