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This Stained Glass Window Harnesses Solar Energy to Charge Your Devices

But it looks like a cathedral.<p>The frenzy over solar power isn’t waning—if anything, it’s gaining momentum. As Mother Jones reported, 2014 was a record-breaking year for solar energy, with the prices of panels, installation, and financing dropping 10 percent. More recently, people went nuts for …

A new kind of glass could create next-gen OLEDs and solar cells

For a long time, one of the key defining factors of glasses has been their molecular randomness; but when a team at the University of Chicago, led by …

Nanotech

With a special glass coating, these solar panels can capture sunlight from almost any angle

When it comes to boosting efficiency in solar panels—that is, increasing the amount of the sun’s energy each photovoltaic cell can …

Give a toast to the solar system with the ThinkGeek Planetary Glass Set

The ThinkGeek Planetary Glass Set is a set of 10 drinking glasses made to look like the Sun and the planets -- even Pluto.<p>Look up into the night sky. Some people see the inky blackness of nothing, while others see the bright infinity of other worlds and possibilities. Yet this is not a glass …

Astronomy

5 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Writing | Inc.com

I've been coaching a couple of clients to help them improve their writing, and one thing I'm noticing is how much trouble they have editing their own stuff. They work hard to create a first draft, but then have difficulty making that draft better. As one person told me, "I read what I've written, …

Creative Writing

3 ways to organize NaNoWriMo (or any big writing project) in Evernote

As sponsors of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), we’ve been talking with writers—from novelists to bloggers—about the ways they use Evernote. …

Productivity

Write Now: Writing A Bestseller

Writing

10 Powerful Secrets Of Bestselling Authors

Want to know how to write a book that will become a bestseller?We must first ask: <i>why</i> does a novel become a bestseller?If you said ‘great writing,’ …

Writing

2 Stammer Verbs to Avoid in Your Fiction

by Hernán Piñera | via Flickr<p>Note from Jane: Today’s guest post is by editor Jessi Rita Hoffman (@JRHwords).<p>As a writer, you’ve probably heard the …

Welcome to Samoa, An Actual Country

I remember it well, spending three hours at Gatwick Airport in the UK, while the Customs agents tried to locate one of their people who knows what a Samoan passport looks like, to verify the existence of my country. They found an agent finally, who came over, took my passport and declared: "Sorry, …

Save Me

9 Ways You Know You Are a Writer at Heart

The love of writing is a special sort of gift that I would like to think was bestowed on me in a past life. Not only is writing a way of sharing what I think, but it's also a way to clear my mind and understand the world around me. It's an art of the soul, the pen and the tongue and I don't believe …

Creative Writing

Here’s how many solar panels we’d need to provide power for the entire planet

Solar energy currently is an untapped resource, only providing 0.39 percent of the energy in the US. This figure is expected to increase …

Renewable Energy
Writing

A Guide to Yoga Poses for the Chakras

10 Yoga Poses for Personal Power, Self-Love & A Zest for Life<p>A balanced Manipura or third chakra manifests as having solid self-esteem, strong …

Yoga
Writing

Get the Benefits of a Vegan Diet — Without Going Vegan

But if your health, fitness and weight loss goals are important to you, shed those preconceived notions about what vegan food is. “Most people worry …

Mind-blowing things your appliances will do in the future (pictures)

University of Washington

Pronoun, A Self-Publishing Platform For Authors, Is Ready To Serve Humanity

Pronoun, a self-publishing system that aims to help authors get their books edited and printed, is beginning the long road to making it easier for self-published authors to get noticed. First stop? Getting authors onto the platform.<p>The company, founded by Josh Brody and Ben Zhuk, raised $3.5 …

Writing

How to Write a Story a Week: A Day-by-Day Guide

As a fiction writer eager to improve my craft, I’ve long wanted to try out the story-a-week approach recommended to aspiring writers by Ray Bradbury. …

Drop That Kindle! 10 Reasons Print Books Are Better Than E-Books

<i>This article first appeared in The National Book Review</i>.<p>Last week, the book industry released figures showing that e-book sales were down so far this year -- the first time they have declined -- while print remained relatively steady. When the news broke, we published a piece on 10 reasons e-books …

Books
Books

5 Dystopian Books That Will Really Make You Fear the Future

Dystopian fiction is everywhere lately, especially with books-turned-movie-franchises like <i>Hunger Games</i>, <i>Maze Runner</i>, and <i>Ender’s Game,</i> but sometimes it …

Science Fiction

7 Simple Techniques to Unleash Creativity

If you are prone to creative work, you know that inspiration hits you naturally. Sometimes you fall into a dark spot, so you think that waiting is …

Creativity