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Risky Business: The Fracking Controversy

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March 14, 2013
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Many countries welcome fracking - a gas extraction technique - as a chance to revolutionize their energy industries. But Germany is skeptical, seeing this relatively new technology as environmentally hazardous. Is it wasting an opportunity to reduce dependency on gas imports?


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Cato Institute (Feb. 4, 2013) — Hydraulic fracking is controversial, but should it be? Phelim McAleer, director of the film, FrackNation, argues that fracking's critics have vastly overstated their case.
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The $95 Million View and New York's Changing Skyline

The $95 Million View and New York's Changing Skyline

AFP (Nov. 4, 2014) — A new residential tower, the tallest in the western hemisphere, causes controversy in New York with some saying it has only been built with its billionaire investors in mind. Duration: 01:01 Video provided by AFP
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Tiny Bat Muscles Shed Light on Aerodynamics

Tiny Bat Muscles Shed Light on Aerodynamics

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 31, 2014) — Tiny hair-thin muscles in the skin of batwings give the creatures unprecedented control during flight, according to researchers in the United States. The scientists hope to improve the aerodynamics of planes and drones by figuring out how these muscles work and replicate their design. Video provided by Reuters
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'Back to the Future' Hoverboard Really Floats

'Back to the Future' Hoverboard Really Floats

AP (Nov. 12, 2014) — A California startup has designed what's considered to be the first real consumer hoverboard. As AP's Haven Daley reports, the floating board was inspired by the fictional gadget in the film "Back to the Future." (Nov. 12) Video provided by AP
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