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Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
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Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
The curious history of mankind's most vital resource. No, not oil.
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Ten amazing projects built by teens.
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