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Biologists Just Discovered an Underwater Octopus City And They're Calling It Octlantis

I, for one, welcome our cephalopod overlords.<p>Scientists have discovered a small octopus city – dubbed Octlantis – a find that suggests members of the …

SOS PowerBank Portable Solar Battery Pack (video)

If you spend time away from the grid and are looking for a portable solar battery pack, the 10,000 mAh SOS PowerBank maybe worth more …

SkyPower claims 1GW ‘historic deal’ imminent in Kenya

Ahead of Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya this weekend, Toronto-headquartered SkyPower Global has said that it is set to sign an “historic” agreement …

Solar Powered Water Distiller Turns Salt Water into Fresh Drinking Water with Only Sunlight Required

A revolutionary ceramic solar-powered still has the ability to combat one of the greatest threats to human life in the developing world, water …

Water

Non-Stick Pans Lead the Way to More Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have discovered that the same principle that makes some pans non-stick can be exploited to improve …

Now, solar-powered trash cans that provide free Wi-Fi

<b>Washington:</b> A US company has turned solar-powered trash cans in New York into free public Wi-Fi hotspots. Bigbelly had earlier developed …

How To Install A Geothermal Heat Pump System

A geothermal heat pump system is about 45% more efficient than a conventional heating or air conditioning system, saving much more money than it …

Green Buildings

Toxic Waste Sullies Solar’s Squeaky Clean Image

Toxic sludge and filthy air - byproducts of the oil and coal industries - are a constant irritant for opponents and even proponents of fossil fuels, …

Maxun One: World’s First Solar Bike For Practical Use

<b>Maxun</b> has developed the first usable solar bike that drives entirely by solar energy. The solar panels alone deliver the energy for a speed of 15mph …

Solar Panels

The most important part of your business plan

Business Planning

Meet the comic book world's 23-year-old queen, Noelle Stevenson

The comics industry is an ever-changing one — especially when it comes to characters, but also in terms of new faces behind the scenes drawing our …

Apple is reportedly considering teaming up with BMW to build an electric car

Since February, there has been a slew of reports about Apple's interest in the automotive industry. It reportedly has hundreds of employees working on the project, codenamed "Project Titan." There's no guarantee that we will ever see a commercial release, but the Cupertino company is clearly …

Electric Vehicles

Brainet: Scientists Establish Brain-to-Brain Networks in Mammals

Brainet: Scientists Establish Brain-to-Brain Networks in Mammals<p>By Nicholas West<p><i>Neuroscientists at Duke University have introduced "a new paradigm</i> …

8 Positive Ways to Raise Your Vibrations for Complete Healing

<b>Do you want to be completely healed? i.e. mind, body, heart and soul healed.</b> One of the most imperative steps towards healing yourself completely is …

Hillary Clinton pledges half a billion solar panels for US if she wins office

Democratic presidential frontrunner also says she wants America to generate enough clean renewable energy to power every home within 10 years<p>Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has announced goals for increasing US reliance on renewable energy, pledging to have more than half a …

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Meditation

New Teachers: Designing Learning Environments

Learning Zones, Seating, and More<p>For advice about seating arrangements, bulletin boards, and other considerations, Todd Finley has written a helpful …

Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the …

New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning

Curriculum-Planning Tips and Strategies<p>Countdown to Your First Year: Making Planning Manageable: Need help figuring out where to start when planning …

Teaching

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Resources by Topic:<p>Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that all learners are supported in the learning …

Whole Child Development Is Undervalued

The question is how to make such an approach both systemic and sustainable.<p>Whole Person<p>Socio-emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive capacities …

A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

Draft on These Ideas<p>Some 600 educators spent the past week thinking hard about project design during the PBL World conference in Napa, Calif., …

4’33” (Four Minutes and Thirty-Three Seconds): What Our Brains Need

Throughout this school year, I have been fascinated with memory, especially after reading <i>Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning</i>. All …

Teaching

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity<p>List ten key words from an assigned text.<br>• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.<br>• Write a summary of the reading …

100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

If you experienced none of these scenarios, then you live in a world of possibility because you grew up with the many social media tools available to …

Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain

Interpreting Negative Behaviors<p>Because the brain is a vulnerable and habitual organ, people in pain often cause others pain. When students feel …