Mitch Barnhart

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Vermont solar growth slowed for now as utilities hit limit

RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) — Less than two years after Vermont almost quadrupled the amount of renewable electricity that homeowners and small businesses can …

Solar Power

A No-Wait ER At 1/10th The Cost And Half The Time

In “I’ve Seen The Future Of Healthcare. I Like What I See,” I noted ZOOM+ had a radically different approach to emergency rooms. Now that ZOOM+ is also a health plan, it’s logical that they would go after one of the biggest areas of unnecessary and expensive care—the ER. Rather than viewing it as a …

Health Care

TrumpScript Is Donald Trump in a Programming Language

A group of computer science students wants to make Python great again.<p>TrumpScript, tagline "making Python great again," is Donald Trump in a programming language. The creation of four computer science students at Rice University—who put it together in a 36 hour hackathon—it's surely a novelty …

Breakthrough Material Is a Better Way To Turn CO2 Into Clean-Burning Fuel

"We need fundamental breakthroughs of just this sort."<p>A new one-two punch takes the very greenhouse gas warming our planet and transforms it into a simple fuel.<p>A team of materials scientists led by Shan Gao at the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences in Hefei, China, have just developed …

Stop Apple Photos from Auto Launching in OS X with One Command

If you’re a Mac user and are annoyed that OS X automatically launches Apple Photos every time you connect a device or insert a memory card, there’s …

Solar Roadways: Efficient, Cost-Effective, Scalable

One year ago, the Netherlands constructed a bike path made of photovoltaic cells, connecting Amsterdam and its suburbs. It was a pilot program to …

Clean Energy

Satirical Series Reveals the Secret Lies Behind Picturesque Instagram Posts

Some Instagram photos are so perfect you can't help wondering how scenes like that actually exist. Beautifully crafted, the compositions might make you wish your life was that picturesque. Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone sheds some light on these types of impeccable images with her …

Satire

14 Great Gifts For Your Geeky Guy Friends

Buying gifts for geek guys (with “geek” herein used in the most loving way possible, meaning someone who’s really into the thing they like) can be tough.<p>Ask us what we want, and we usually say “Eh, I don’t know”.<p>Fortunately, we have a bunch of geek guys on staff. Geeks of all shapes, sizes, and …

The Online Habits That Trigger NSA Spying

Wor­ried about the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency <b></b>mon­it­or­ing you? If you take cer­tain steps to mask your iden­tity on­line, such as us­ing the …

100 Homeless People Were Given Disposable Cameras and This is What They Captured

Since 2012, UK-based initiative Caf Art has been connecting people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art and photography by hanging their work in cafes and helping them earn a living through art sales. In July, the organization handed out 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to …

Homelessness

Solitary Superheroes Find Quiet Moments in Stunning Landscapes

French photographer Benoit Lapray believes that “a photograph has to tell us a story,” and he achieves just that in his series, entitled <i>The Quest for the Absolute</i>. The playful collection of portraits offers insight into the world of well-known superheroes, including Captain America, Spiderman, …

Photography

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

If you're traveling home for the holidays, GE wants you to use this Snapchat filter

Snapchat users within 50 major airports and 25 train stations in the US looking to apply a filter to their photos and videos — a newly introduced feature to the app— will see a GE filter specific to the airport or train station they are in.<p>The holiday geofilters will look like airplane boarding …

Advertising

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Republicans Want To Shut Down The Department Of Energy. Here's Why That's A Really Bad Idea

Ted Cruz wants to abolish the Department of Energy. Sarah Palin can’t decide. In 2008, she said that she wanted to get rid of it, but more recently she declared that she would like to run it and then abolish it. Eliminating a $27 billion agency is a big deal, so it makes you wonder what all the …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

A Doctor Wrestles With Whether To Keep Wearing His White Coat

I remember being handed a white coat during my first year of medical school. It came crisply folded in a cellophane bag. I was told to wear it anytime we were in the hospital or with patients as a sign of respect.<p>There was no pomp about it. I took it home and tried it on. It was like putting on a …

Coats

Apple’s spaceship campus is big enough to hold Disneyland

Boasting a 100,000-square-foot fitness center, 11,000 parking spaces, 2,000 bike parking spaces, 2.8 million square feet of office space, and a 100,000-square-foot lab thrown in for good measure, Apple’s “spaceship” Campus 2 is pretty darned massive.<p>Struggling to wrap your head around that? Then …

Star Trek

Anonymous is crowdsourcing #OpParis, publishes ‘noob guide’ to hacking

In the 24 hours since Anonymous declared “total war” on Islamic State, the loose-knit hacktivist collective has claimed its first victims by way of leaked information of suspected extremists.<p>If future follows past, Anonymous will no doubt try to win this war through a series of coordinated attacks …

Security

18 apps that earn you money

We found 18 apps that will make you money. All of the apps can be downloaded for free, and each has a strong user base to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck.<p>From taking surveys to kicking back and watching TV, here are the apps that will put a little cash in your pocket.

6 photographers tell man's life story in 6 different ways, prove perception is everything

Ever wondered if your perspective on someone changes how you'd photograph them?<p>In a video experiment commissioned by Canon Australia titled <i>Decoy</i>, six …

11 Handy Facts About Leatherman Tools

Anyone who’s carried a multi-tool knows what a lifesaver the versatile gadgets can be in a pinch. What you might not know is that if not for a long …

12 Reasons Why Disorganized People Are More Intelligent

The clutter continues to accumulate—it has all of your life. You can’t find your car keys or your cell phone; you get in the car to go somewhere and …

Psychology

Apple Surprises Photographers with Ultra Fancy ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ Photo Books

Earlier this year, Apple launched a global ad campaign called “Shot on iPhone 6” that featured the company’s favorite iPhone 6 photos, which were …

U.S. regulators reject push for 'Do Not Track' Internet rules | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators rejected an effort on Friday to force Google, Facebook and other popular web sites to honor “Do Not Track” requests from users, in a setback for digital privacy advocates.<p>An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code on a man holding a laptop …

Privacy

Americans Aren't Doing Enough to Protect Their Privacy Online

Nearly every American consumer (98%) believes they are creating safe passwords, but a recent study shows that only 6% are actually doing so.<p>The study by Avast, a company specializing in PC and mobile security, is surprising since 69% of respondents say having others access their personal …

Information Systems

Computer, respond to this email: Introducing Smart Reply in Inbox by Gmail

There's actually a lot going on behind the scenes to make Smart Reply work. Inbox uses machine learning to recognize emails that need responses and …

First Click: The new Apple TV moved to HDMI 1 in just four days

I’ve been living with two media streamers in my living room for the last five years. But now that Plex is in the app store for the new Apple TV I can finally consolidate around a single device that streams all my favorite media regardless of origin.<p>Previously, I owned a WD TV media streamer to play …

Kim Dotcom reveals more about his blockchain-inspired alternative Internet

Kim Dotcom, the creator of notorious file hosting service MegaUpload.com, took time from fighting extradition charges in New Zealand on Thursday to …

Dot-com

A spy drive? Seagate launches 8-terabyte drive for surveillance apps

Seagate is launching an eight-terabyte hard disk drive for security applications. Equally interesting is where the company is doing this. The storage giant unveiled its Seagate Surveillance HDD at the China Public Security Expo 2015 in Shenzhen, China.<p>China has a huge appetite for storage since it …

Seagate Technology