A Palestinian Village Tries to Protect a Terraced Ancient Wonder of Agriculture

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A Palestinian Village Tries to Protect a Terraced Ancient Wonder of AgricultureBy ISABEL KERSHNERJUNE 25, 2012Continue reading the main story Share This PageShareTweetEmailMoreSavePhoto  Palestinian farmers in Battir, a West Bank village near Bethlehem, use a Roman-era irrigation system to water their crops. Credit Abir Sultan/European Pressphoto Agency BATTIR, West Bank — In this scenic Palestinian village in the West Bank hills near Bethlehem, just south of Jerusalem, a week is said to last eight days, not seven. That is because Battir’s eight extended families take daily turns watering their crops from the natural springs that feed their ancient agricultural terraces, a practice they say has worked for centuries.The water flows through a Roman-era irrigation system down into a deep valley where a railway track — a section of the Jaffa-Jerusalem…
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Lung cancer “breathalyzer” wins $100K Entrepreneurship

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MIT $100K grand-prize-winning team Astraeus Technologies (left to right): Graham Lieberman, Jay Kumar, Alexander Blair, and Joseph Azzarelli.Photo: Michael LastFULL SCREENMIT $100K grand-prize-winning team Astraeus Technologies (left to right): Graham Lieberman, Jay Kumar, Alexander Blair, and Joseph Azzarelli.Photo: Michael LastFULL SCREENMIT $100K grand-prize-winning team Astraeus Technologies (left to right): Graham Lieberman, Jay Kumar, Alexander Blair, and Joseph Azzarelli.Photo: Michael LastFULL SCREENPreviousNextLung cancer “breathalyzer” wins $100K Entrepreneurship CompetitionTeam’s smartphone-connected device can detect lung cancer early from a single breath.Rob Matheson | MIT News Office  May 12, 2016Press InquiriesSHARE COMMENTA team of MIT and Harvard University students who invented a smartphone-connected sensor that detects lung cancer from a single breath took home the grand prize from Wednesday night’s $100K Entrepreneurship Competition.Astraeus Technologies won the $100,000 Robert P. Goldberg Grand prize at the 27th…
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Tesla’s inherent safety saves five joyriding teenagers in Germany

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Tesla’s inherent safety saves five joyriding teenagers in GermanyThe car left the road, flew through the air and rolled into a field.by Jonathan M. Gitlin - May 9, 2016 6:29pm ISTShareTweetEmail 234What's left of the Model S after a teenager crashed and then rolled it into a field.Sabine HermsdorfDo you have a teenage child that likes to borrow your car and then destroy it in a spectacular crash? We sincerely hope the answer to that question is a resounding "no," but in the off chance that you do, you may want to consider changing your current vehicle for a Tesla Model S. Last week in Germany, the joyriding daughter of a Tesla owner discovered first-hand just how safe the electric vehicle is, after losing control at high speed and rolling into a field.According to German newspaper Merkur,…
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Wind power generates 140% of Denmark’s electricity demand

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Wind power generates 140% of Denmark's electricity demandUnusually high winds allowed Denmark to meet all of its electricity needs – with plenty to spare for Germany, Norway and Sweden too  The Conservative UK government has announced a withdrawal of support for onshore windfarms. Denmark’s windfarms have strong government backing. Photograph: Max Mudie/AlamyArthur NeslenFriday 10 July 201513.19 BSTLast modified on Friday 10 July 201515.00 BSTShare on LinkedInShare on Google+ This article is 11 months oldShares210kComments560 Save for laterSo much power was produced by Denmark’s windfarms on Thursday that the country was able to meet its domestic electricity demand and export power to Norway, Germany and Sweden.On an unusually windy day, Denmark found itself producing 116% of its national electricity needs from wind turbines yesterday evening. By 3am on Friday, when electricity demand dropped, that figure had risen to 140%.Interconnectors…
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