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Greening the world, the permaculture way

As the world debates climate change, chances of a legally binding agreement seem distant. Yet, around the world, a new way of life that’s gentler on …

10 New Innovations That Could Change the World

<i>New TechTank Blog Posts Are Available Here</i><p>Since 2001, the MIT Technology Review has released their list of the 10 most important technological …

Scientists Can Zoom Inside Real-Time 3D Images of Cells with this New Microscope

One of the 2014 Nobel Prize winners is back with a brilliant new advance on the microscope.<p><b>Using sheets of light to scan cells, a new</b> microscope can capture real-time 3D videos of what's happening inside cells down to the molecular level—feat once thought impossible.<p>The inventors of the new …

The Difference Between Shame and Guilt, and Why It Matters

Although shame and guilt may seem similar, shame is highly correlated with addiction, depression, and aggression. In contrast, guilt is linked to …

Psychology

New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat

A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar …

Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram - ExtremeTech

By on August 17, 2012 at 10:22 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A bioengineer and geneticist at …

How Rooftop Farms Yield 20 Times More Produce Than Traditional Farms

As more and more people move to cities, the demand for access to fresher, more nutritious foods continues to rise. Brooklyn-based Gotham Greens builds greenhouses on urban rooftops. Inside the greenhouses, the company grows vegetables that don't have to make the long journey most food makes from …

Urban Agriculture

Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes

In the last half decade there's been a Cambrian Explosion of 3-D printers, filling every axis of competition from price to size to print resolution. …

The 18 Best Vegetarian Recipes of 2013

Who would have thought that 2013 would be the year of the vegetarian recipe? Taking a look back at the recipes we've tested and tasted over the last year, I was amazed at not only the volume of vegetarian content we produce, but at its popularity with you, the Serious Eats community. Here are 18 of …

Volvos Will Soon Plot 'Escape Routes' to Avoid Wrecks

Volvo wants to stop anyone from getting seriously injured or killed in its new cars by 2020, but advanced air bags and blind-spot warning systems can …

EVs could double grid storage capacity – at zero cost

The anticipated proliferation of electric vehicles will effectively double the amount of storage on electricity grids – at effectively zero …

Electric Cars Could Help Save Power Utilities From A 'Death Spiral'

Last year Americans used 2% less electricity than in 2007. The government's Energy Information Administration reckons demand will grow by less than 1% a year between now and 2040.<p>Consumers are buying more electric gadgets than ever, but the power these machines use is tumbling.<p>Electricity consumed …

Electric Vehicles Sell Power Back to the Grid

Delaware Test Fleet Makes Money by Serving as an Electricity Reserve<p>In the 1990s, Willett Kempton, a professor at the University of Delaware, proposed in a paper that electric vehicles could help pay for themselves by selling power back to the grid. When no one jumped on the idea, he decided to …

BYD Unveils World’s Largest Battery Electric Vehicle

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<b>BYD Motors</b> kicked off the 2014 <b>American Public Transportation Association</b> (APTA) Expo in Houston this week with a new …

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New Accuracy Leap Could Speed Arrival of Superfast Quantum Computers

Quantum qubits, now with fewer errors!<p>Research teams at the University of New South Wales claim to have developed two new types of “quantum bits” that process data with nearly 100 percent accuracy, addressing one of the key stumbling blocks in the promising realm of quantum computers.<p>These machines …

The Mist Trail

Tim Smit: how we made the Eden Project

<b>Tim Smit, founder</b><p>We started the construction with just £3,000 in the bank. To persuade civil servants to part with public funds, you have to do a feasibility study and that’s expensive. So we simply progressed on faith, hope and sealing wax, promising ourselves that we’d never use the word “if” – …

Open Office Or Private Space? What If We Told You That You Could Have Both?

A new conceptual design for the workplace of the future, the winner in this year’s RSA Student Design Awards. takes the opposite approach. In this …

OpenOffice

Chinese Stir Fried Sticky Rice Cakes (Nian Gao) • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

1. In a large bowl, soak the rice cakes according to the instructions in the headnotes. If you are using dried Chinese black mushrooms, in a small …

21 Melty, Gooey, Ultra-Cheesy Quesadillas

It doesn’t get simpler or better than a warm, deliciously cheesy quesadilla. Here, 21 of the all-time greatest quesadilla recipes F&W has to offer.<p>It …

A Good Shredded Salad Recipe

One of the things I love about having a work studio is our location. It means most days, at one point or another, I find myself standing in the …