Matthew Goedtel

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Amazing solar panel device that could change the world goes open source

When you picture solar power, you might think of the enormous Ivanpah solar power plant in California (the largest in the world) or huge tracts of …

Solar Panels

The Maps of Israeli Settlements That Shocked Barack Obama

One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a map that he had never seen before. Lowenstein was the Obama Administration’s special envoy on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a position that …

Israel

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight

The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge.<p>In recent years, data …

Trump officials roll out new rule for small business health insurance plans

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration took the final step Tuesday in its plan aimed at making health insurance policies cheaper for some small businesses.<p>The administration released its final rule governing association health plans, which allow small businesses and the self-employed to band …

Health Care

You'll never guess what Kim Jong Un -- just sent us, as a Thank you Note

Minneapolis police regularly used ‘date rape drug’ on people in custody, report finds

Dozens of people were forcibly injected with ketamine, even if police had them handcuffed or strapped down.<p>Police in Minneapolis asked medical …

Clean water could be zapped out of power plant steam

Approximately 39 percent of all water drawn from US rivers, lakes and reservoirs is used to cool electric power plants. Much of that water, in turn, …

Genesys, LLC Announces New Patented Solar to Hydrogen Renewable Power Generation Technology

• <b>Genesys, LLC has demonstrated a working prototype generating up to 40 Kilowatts from one standard solar panel with certified third-party validation</b> …

Battery Pioneer Claims These Solid-State Cells Gain Capacity Over Time

<b>But extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence</b>We’ve seen so many incredible claims about energy storage over the years that our battery …

Clean Energy

Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters.<p>That's more than double the about $1 …

Solar Power

Leaked document shows Trump officials planning to force Americans to spend $311m-$11.8b/year to keep unprofitable coal and nuclear energy plants from shutting

Officials in Trump's Department of Energy prepared a plan to use unprecedented "emergency powers" to force the US grid to rely on expensive, …

Trump Administration May Give Mouth-To-Mouth To Resuscitate Coal Industry

The Trump administration may try to resuscitate the coal industry by using laws that, in effect, conclude that national security is at stake because the reliability of the electric grid is at risk. That is a hard case to make both to Congress and to the public, which is experiencing stable …

"3D battery" design twists together for split-second charging

Most batteries are made up of a cathode on one side and an anode on the other, with a nonconducting separator between them. Now, engineers at Cornell …

Breakthrough solar panel can harvest power from raindrops — day or night

In another advance, Chinese deploy two-sided solar panels to boost efficiency.<p>In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out …

These new electric trucks from Volvo could soon be collecting your garbage

Swedish multinational manufacturing company Volvo has revealed its two new electric truck models, designed with tasks such as delivery and refuse …

Here's the Name of Every Senator Who Voted Against Net Neutrality—and When to Vote Them Out

A surprising thing happened on Wednesday: The Senate did something good.<p>Not only did it pass a resolution to save net neutrality but more Republicans …

Ultra Capacitor Tech Again Touted As EV Game-Changer

French company NAWA Technologies claims that its ultracapacitor technology could help improve performance/range of electric vehicles. The …

Clean Energy

California becomes first US state to mandate solar on homes

<b>California has become the first US state to mandate solar panels on new homes and apartment buildings built after 1 January, 2020.</b><p>The California Energy Commission unanimously approved the plan, making it the state's next big step towards ending greenhouse gas emissions.<p>State law already requires …

Solar Power

Trump killing deeply flawed Iran deal is the right move

President Trump’s announcement Tuesday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose economic sanctions in 90 days delivers a death blow to a deeply flawed agreement approved in 2015 by President Obama and representatives of other nations, and clearly opens a new phase of …

'Game changing' graphene concrete is twice as strong and better for the planet

Add concrete to the list of things graphene can improve. Scientists at the University of Exeter‘s Center for Graphene Science developed a new …

Search for ‘holy grail’ of solar fuels just took an exciting twist

While most are in agreement that our production and use of fossil fuels is simply no longer viable, there are many advocating for different …

New polymer could make for infinitely-recyclable plastics

As useful as it is, plastic isn't the most environmentally-friendly material. Our constant use of the stuff has seen huge amounts of it lodged in …

Scientists Get Their First Look at the Enzyme That Could Help Battle Aging

The enzyme holds clues to a possible cure for aging or potential cancer therapies.<p>Nothing in your body lasts forever. Every single cell in your body will die eventually, and eventually you’ll run out of replacements. When that happens, various parts of your body will stop working correctly, and at …

Bezos Says That When Pee Tape Is Released It Will Be Free for All Amazon Prime Members

SEATTLE (The Borowitz Report)—Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, announced on Tuesday that when the purported “pee tape” becomes available it will be offered free to all Amazon Prime members.<p>Speaking to reporters in Seattle, Bezos said that the pee-tape offer was “consistent with Amazon’s mandate …

States across the country are trying to make it illegal to plan a pipeline protest

A new wave of bills being introduced in states such as Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota aim to criminalize the process of planning a protest …

Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement

President Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as “international economic raiding.”<p>Preparations to punish …

Russia

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's mystery client is Fox News host Sean Hannity

An unnamed client of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, has been revealed as Fox News host Sean Hannity.<p>The …

Donald Trump

New 3 in 1 Roof solar tiles power your house for half the price of a Tesla roof

Tesla is getting all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but some competitors out there are innovating in ways that even Elon Musk hasn’t …

If we use solar, why should utilities get to charge us for electricity we don’t use?

I wrote an email Wednesday with the subject line, “a dark day for solar in SC.” That is the most concise way to express my disappointment and …