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Volvo’s Electric Garbage Truck Is Its Answer to Tesla’s Big Rig

Road Race The trucks that will roam the city streets of the future will be electric. But which automaker will lead the charge? Volvo might have a chance at getting ahead. The Swedish company is about to deliver its first entirely battery-powered truck to the streets of Hamburg, Germany, Bloomberg reports. E-Trucks Designing an all-electric utility truck meant […]

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For News, Americans Now Officially Prefer Social Media to Newspapers

Going Digital For the first time, more Americans report getting their news from social media than from a traditional print newspaper. Now about 20 percent of Americans said they “often” go to social media for news, while about 16 percent often read a print newspaper, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted over the first […]

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Looking for Artistic Inspiration? This Book is Full of Illustration Ideas from 50 of the Best Illustrators

Christoph NiemannThis post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. When in need of illustration ideas, many budding artists turn to the masters. While this tried-and-true technique is sure to inspire, sifting through the never-ending work of countless […]

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Miniature Interior Decor Elements Crafted With Impeccable Detail by Kiyomi

Japanese miniaturist Kiyomi imitates antiques with a stunning attention to detail, creating worn and clouded glass jars, slightly tarnished silverware, and cases packed with dozens of drawers. The talented craftswoman produces pieces for dollhouses out of paper, wire, wood, and other materials that imitate their larger companions. To give her audience a sense of scale, […]

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Massive Underground Ecosystem Could Help Us Find Alien Life

Hidden Life We knew life existed below Earth’s surface. We just didn’t know how much life — until now. The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is a community of more than 1,000 scientists on a ten-year mission to study underground carbon, which can be found in everything from living organisms to fossil fuels. That mission will officially […]

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Show Your Four-Legged Friends You Care With These High-Tech Pet Gifts

Once again, the holiday season is upon us. It’s a special time of year when we gather together with friends and family to celebrate our love for each other, and to give thanks. Oddly enough, it’s also the time of year when we buy gifts for our pets even though they have no idea what’s […]

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Google CEO: “No Plans” To Launch Censored Chinese Search Engine

Grilling Executives Another day, another tech executive being grilled in front of Congress. On the menu today: Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Pichai had a lot of questions to answer at a hearing in front of a stern-faced House Judiciary Committee. He was asked to to attend the hearing to discuss topics ranging from Google’s data collection policies […]

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Replacing Nuclear With Renewables Would Save France $44.5 Billion

Nuclear Option The French government just announced a plan to power 95 percent of the country with solar and wind energy by 2060. And by doing so, the government would spend about $44.5 billion (39 billion euros) less than it would if it maintained its current energy infrastructure. To get there, the government would need to […]

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Winners of the Royal Society Photography Contest Celebrate the Glory of Science

“Three diamonds in the sky” by Petr Horálek. Overall winner and Astronomy winner. “A story about the total solar eclipse on November 3rd, 2013. When the eclipse started (on the left side of the image), there were twos part of a diamond ring, which was unusual. It is caused by the angle diameter of the […]

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Russians Search Exterior of ISS For Signs of Sabotage on Spacewalk

Take a Walk Russia is determined to figure out who, if anyone, attempted to sabotage the International Space Station (ISS). At 11 am EST on Tuesday, two cosmonauts aboard the ISS left the relative comforts of the space station for the dangerous cold of space. During a spacewalk expected to last six hours, they will investigate a tiny […]