U.K. town to deploy driverless pods to replace busses

(Phys.org) —Milton Keynes, a town north of London, has announced that it will be deploying 100 driverless pods (officially known as ULTra PRT transport pods) as a public transportation system. A similar system has been ...

E-cigarettes: The new hazardous waste

Single-use plastic straws, bags and coffee pods have captured the attention of the public and legislatures looking to ban products that wind up littering the landscape. But at the same time, e-cigarettes have begun to show ...

VIMS scientists help solve mystery of 'alien pod'

Tracy Collier, an employee at Home Technologies in Newport News, Virginia, was walking her employer's Westie around the Center's manmade lake on Thursday when she saw a large, mysterious blob floating in the water.

Keurig coffee share grows-so does environmental controversy

One measure of how heated the environmental battle has become over coffee giant Keurig Green Mountain's $5 billion-a-year, single-serve plastic pods is how often the company's opponents resort to galactic comparisons.

Google interns meet their Hollywood counterparts

Google interns got an early look at a Hollywood take on their world and chatted with celebrities who play them on screen in 'The Internship' film set for release next week.

Self-healing seed pods

An international team of researchers including members of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces has discovered a self-sealing mechanism in the seed pods of Banksia plants: special waxes in the junction zone ...

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