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Off-Grid passive house lets you unplug and unwind in San Diego

This southern California beauty is powered by the sun and wind<p>A sculptural 17-foot-tall wind turbine hovers over Casa Aguila, the first Passive House in San Diego county. Able to go entirely off-grid, the home generates its own energy through the turbine and solar panels, and conserves power with a …

Tumo-Int 2000 Watts 5 Blades on Gird Wind Turbine Generator (110V)

CoolNerd - Technology Shopping Engine<p>article<p>http://coolnerd.co/listing/tumo-int-2000-watts-5-blades-on-gird-wind-turbine-generator-110v/<p>Tumo Int Wind …

Trump Ignorant About Solar And Wind Power

Campaigning in Pennsylvania on Monday, Donald Trump confirmed he is an ignoramus by telling the audience that solar power was too expensive and wind …

Donald Trump

The Mesmerizing Math of a Wind Turbine on Fire

Sometimes you see something that just catches your eye. In this case, a mesmerizing video of a wind turbine on fire. Why is it on fire? Probably due …

Why energy may soon be free thanks to solar, wind, storage and big data

Paying for energy could soon become a thing of the past if analysts at Citi, a global investment bank, are to be believed.<p>Researchers at the bank …

Renewable Energy

How the NRA perverted the meaning of the 2nd Amendment.

Sunday night, when my son asked me why we shoot each other dead almost every day in America, I got to tell him that it’s because we are “free.” We …

Guns

6 Indian Traditions Backed By Science

Traditions usually have their origins in addressing a problem faced by the people who began the traditions. SomeIndian traditions, like not allowing …

College Loans: How To Avoid 'Relief' Scams

When you are deep in debt due to college loans, you want one thing and you want it fast: relief. Because they are unregulated and un-policed, an unknown number of online firms have sprung up to charge desperate borrowers for their “debt relief services.<p>As my mother once told me, whatever you need …

Finance

Solar panels don't last forever and degradation varies wildly, study says

A recent study by an international certification body found that how well solar panels stand up to wear and tear varies greatly, but where they're …

Solar Panels

Sunrun is the Solar Company Getting it Right

Solar energy has never been cheaper<p>With home solar installations reaching all-time highs as energy prices steadily increase, and increases in solar …

Solar Power

The 151 Best Backpacking and Hiking Websites

The Internet is full of great outdoor related websites, but it isn't always easy to find them. That's why a site called Happy to Survive has compiled …

'Catching the Sun' shines light all over the place on solar energy efforts

"Catching the Sun," chronicling international efforts to harness solar energy, kicks off with a bang courtesy of footage from<p>Chevron's 2012 refinery explosion in Richmond, Calif.<p>But Shalini Kantayya's debut documentary feature never stays in any one place long enough to make a sufficient impact. …

Nearly Half Our Power Could Come From Rooftop Solar Panels

Shout it from the rooftops -- America's rooftop solar capacity could be double what scientists previously thought.<p>If Americans slapped solar panels on every flat, sunny rooftop in the country, the U.S. could satisfy nearly 40 percent of its total electricity demand from solar alone, according to a …

Solar Power

Want a 'Green' Job? Don't Overlook the Midwest

States like California and Massachusetts lead the list of places in the U.S. where the “clean economy” has made the fastest strides, with big public …

Renewable Energy

Spike Lee compared Donald Trump to a notorious serial killer

The director interviewed Sanders for The Hollywood Reporter, and spoke to the publication about the 2016 elections more generally.<p>Known for movies including "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X," Lee compared Donald Trump to the Son of Sam (real name: David Berkowitz), the serial killer who …

Donald Trump

Data trove offers glimpse of how the rich hide their money

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A leak of 11.5 million documents from a Panama-based law firm offers a glimpse into the shadowy world where the rich and powerful hide their money, raising sharp questions about the use of shell companies that obscure the identities of their true owners.<p>Leaders of the …

Corruption

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 10 – The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

An intoxicating renewal of evolutionary theory that coined the idea of the meme and paved the way for Professor Dawkins’s later, more polemical works<p>What is man, and what are we for? Remarkably, it was not until Charles Darwin published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> in 1859 that anyone, in our history, …

Biology

Eating Right Can Save the World

“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” That’s what the French lawyer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, who happened to have a deep love of gastronomy, wrote in 1825. A century later, a diet-hawking American nutritionist named Victor Lindlahr rendered it as: “You are what you eat.” I …

Agriculture

A Personal Wind Turbine To Pack Up And Take Anywhere

Available in a range of sizes, the Trinity wind turbine can charge your phone while camping or provide electricity for your entire home.<p>When we think about energy efficiency on the go, solar-powered gadgets are typically the first to jump to mind. Solar-powered lamps, digital cameras and phone …

Renewable Energy

February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount

Warnings of climate emergency after surface temperatures 1.35C warmer than average temperature for the month<p>February smashed a century of global temperature records by a “stunning” margin, according to data released by Nasa.<p>The unprecedented leap led scientists, usually wary of highlighting a …

Global Warming

UK universities best in Europe

British universities schooled their Spanish and East European competitors in the latest list of Europe’s best higher education institutions, while …

Higher Education

Mattel Is Using 3D Printing to Resurrect An Old Hit

Mattel kicked off New York Toy Fair with a big announcement: the world’s largest toy maker is embracing the still-evolving 3D printing technology.<p>The …

3D Printing

How Different Seasons Affect The Way Your Brain Works

You've probably experienced fluctuating moods with the seasons, but there's a good chance you never realized that your brain activity also differs based on seasonal changes -- varying between spring, summer, fall and winter -- as a new study has shown.<p>The Belgian study, published this week in the …

The Brain

Finding The Most Lucrative Technology Jobs In 2016

• Big Data Engineers ($183K), Mobile Applications Developers ($175,750) and Data Security Analysts ($160k) are predicted to be the highest paid IT-related jobs in 2016.<br>• Big Data Engineers and data scientists will see salaries increase 8.9% in 2016.<br>• Tech skills in the most demand include Python, Ruby on …

Employment

LendEDU Is Making Student Loan Refinancing Easier

When 21-year-old college students Nate Matherson and Matt Lenhard started their first business for tutors, they didn’t really know that they would soon embark on a journey to help solve the $1.2 trillion student loan problem in the U.S.<p>Launched out of their University of Delaware dorm room, their …

College & University