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Science General

50 Mind-blowing Discoveries That Will Change the World

by (author) Kate Lunau, Carolyn Abraham, Nicholas Köhler, Tamsin McMahon, Rosemary Westwood, Rosemary Counter & Maclean's

Publisher
Rogers Publishing Limited
Initial publish date
May 2013
Category
General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780888966070
    Publish Date
    May 2013
    List Price
    $6.99

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In 12 years, the world will welcome its eight-billionth person, and that child will inherit a planet that is hotter, drier and more crowded. Science is racing to make the Earth a better place, from reducing reliance on fossil fuels with cars that run on air, to alternate sources of energy, like the Canadian engineer who wants to harness the power of man-made tornadoes. Geoengineers propose ways to cool down the Earth in a hurry. 3D printing will revolutionize manufacturing, and graphene, only one atom thick, will be the new plastic. 50 Mind-blowing Discoveries That Will Change the World includes photo galleries, videos and interviews with scientists and innovators explaining everything from dark matter to one man’s plan to start a colony on Mars.

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