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These Ultra-Stable, Printable Solar Cells Can Last For More Than 10,000 Hours

The next big thing in solar.<p>A team of scientists has created a low cost, fully printable solar cell that has remained stable in real world conditions …

Clean Energy

Sunni Jihadism and the Persian Bomb

<i>Test of Iranian Shahab 3 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile</i><p>The Associated Press recently revealed the existence of a secret agreement that would allow Iran to restore "its full uranium enrichment capacity," utilizing more advanced, faster centrifuges, on the 10th anniversary of signing the …

Farming for Self-Sufficiency: Independence on a 5-Acre Farm - Sustainable Farming

Ah, the vicissitudes of time. Two years ago, when there were <i>no</i> currently-relevant small-scale farming introductory handbooks available, many of us …

How Solar Energy Is Changing the World Using New Technologies

Credit<p>One of the recent technology trends making waves on the globe right now is the significant use of solar energy systems to generate clean, non-polluting electricity and to also curb other issues that directly affect the environment. Due to different global warming concerns that are depleting …

Will Urban Agriculture Last?

Or is it just a passing, rather unprofitable trend?<p>Urban farming keeps growing: it’s now possible to buy your hyper-local lettuce from flatpack shipping container farms, hydroponic kits attached to unused wall space, old-fashioned community gardens, and state-of-the-art vertical farms run by …

New fuel cell design powered by graphene-wrapped nanocrystals - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Hydrogen is the lightest and most plentiful element on Earth and in our universe. So it shouldn't be a big surprise that scientists are pursuing …

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How to Plant Garlic this Fall for Summer Harvest

I was just a gardener, growing garden-variety softneck garlic, when I headed to Iowa for my first Seed Savers Exchange Conference in 2002. I returned …

Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia, and Their Gift to Yale

The first thing you need to know about Saudi Arabia is that it is not a country but a financial and religious empire with a million poisonous tentacles stretching across both the West and the Muslim world. Its wealth is built upon the dirty oil under its sands, its legitimacy crafted upon an even …

Who Crashed China’s Stock Market?

Beijing’s top five scapegoats, from journalists to hedge funds to the U.S. federal reserve<p>China’s stock markets continue to stumble, despite the massive stimulus that the government has unleashed to prop them up. The Shanghai benchmark index fell by 1.23 percent Tuesday, after closing down slightly …

Stock Markets

Iran hearings: The congressional grilling of John Kerry and Ernest Moniz shows how unfit to lead the GOP is.

If Republicans win the White House next year, they’ll almost certainly control the entire federal government. Many of them, running for president or …

Liquid Solar Technology Could Be Next Gen of Renewable Energy

Look out solar panels, there’s a new “first of its kind” solar technology in town!<p>Its makers said it’s engineered to outperform rooftop panels by …

Turkey is 'playing a dangerous game' with ISIS — and what comes next could make it worse

And what happens next will determine just how messy Ankara's Syria policy has become.<p>This week's dramatic reversal came after a suicide bomber killed 32 activists in the southeastern town of Suruc, just across the border from the embattled city of Kobani, Syria. The bombing was tied to the Islamic …

Iran has signed a historic nuclear deal – now it’s Israel’s turn

We – Iran and its interlocutors in the group of nations known as the P5+1 – have finally achieved the shared objective of turning the Iranian nuclear programme from an unnecessary crisis into a platform for cooperation on nuclear non-proliferation and beyond. The nuclear deal reached in Vienna this …

Middle East

Air Force secretary: The F-35 has a wide range of problems

An F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing aircraft flies behind a tanker on a mission over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in September 2013.Lockheed MartinAir Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has admitted to a wide range of past and present problems with the F-35 while maintaining that the …

This Dutch Windwheel Holds 72 Apartments And Could Power an Entire Town

This looks awesome.<p>Two years ago, researchers from Deft University of Technology in the Netherlands came up with a design for a windwheel that could …

What does the Iran nuclear deal mean for Iraq?

Just a few hours after the agreement was announced, Iraqis were heatedly discussing the topic on the streets, in cafes and on social media forums: did the United States sell them out? Will Iran now be able to interfere in Iraq with impunity?<p>As with most topics related to its eastern neighbour, with …

Middle East

Now Is The Time – Fear Rises As Financial Markets All Over The Planet Start To Crash

Can you feel the panic in the air? CNN Money’s Fear & Greed Index measures the amount of fear in the financial world on a scale from 0 to 100. The …

Offshore wind power is finally coming to the U.S.

Clean energy advocates aren’t usually excited by the sight of energy infrastructure off their coastlines, but the barges floating beyond Block …

25 hacks that will help you get through the airport as quickly and easily as possible

Flying can be stressful, expensive, and exhausting — but it doesn't have to be.<p>We've rounded up the best tricks to make your next trip through the airport as easy as possible.<p>S ign up for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry. The US Customs and Border protection pre-approval is basically a pre-flight …

Best Cake Mix Cookie Recipes

Start with a box of cake mix and get baking with these incredibly easy recipes from Camilla Saulsbury's <i>The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookie Book</i><p>The Ultimate …

Cheeseburger-Stuffed Ravioli Burgers : ravioli recipe

If you love cheeseburgers and pasta, you will seriously get down to this ravioli recipe. Created by The Food in My Beard, the Cheeseburger Ravioli …

How to Train your Brain to keep you healthy and happy

<b>Your brain is the only thing that can keep you healthy and happy…</b><p>When you are unhappy what do you do? Do you go out for a meal? Go to the cinema? The …

Lawn Alternatives for the Modern Yard

Water conservation, drought-resistant plants and low-maintenance upkeep are all growing priorities in the world of modern gardening. Having trouble …

Pakistan tried to tap international web traffic via underwater cables, report says

Pakistani intelligence sought to tap worldwide internet traffic via underwater cables that would have given the country a digital espionage capacity to rival the US, according to a report by Privacy International.<p>The report says the country’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency hired …

Surveillance

Motorcycle running on Water can travel 310 MILES on a single litre

A water-powered motorbike with the ability to travel up to 310 miles on a litre of water is turning heads in Brazil.<p>The 'T Power H20’ motorcycle was …

Two Brothers Wanting Power For Their Farms Invented A Bamboo Windmill That Is 10 Times Cheaper!

Brothers Mohammad Methar Hussain and Mushtaq Ahmad wanted power for irrigation and they developed a low cost windmill made out of bamboo, which is …