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Reuters (May 13, 2012) — The Denver Zoo is vying to become the greenest zoo in the world with the installation of a new energy system run entirely on waste. Using a process called gasification - engineers at the zoo have developed a technique they say will convert animal dung and human trash into enough energy to run the zoo's new 10 acre elephant exhibit.
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Reuters (Sep. 9, 2013) — Scientists at British wireless technology firm, Cambridge Silicon Radio, say they've devised the world's thinnest keyboard. Just half a millimeter thick, the device could be available to consumers within a year.
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AP (Aug. 22, 2013) — The upcoming launch of Lego's new Mindstorms set is generating excitement in Silicon Valley, where many engineers grew up playing with the robot-building kits. Mindstorms is credited with drawing many young people into engineering.
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The Future of Technology in 90 Seconds

The Future of Technology in 90 Seconds (Jan. 20, 2012) — Some of the best minds in Silicon Valley discuss the future of technology, from cool flat-surface displays to self-organizing social media and proliferation of billions of mobile devices.
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