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Gold Artifacts Discovered in 19th-Century Shipwreck That Was the ‘Titanic of Its Time’

On June 14, 1838, the steamship <i>Pulaski</i> was sailing off the coast of North Carolina, headed for Baltimore, when one of its boilers exploded, killing …

Archaeology

About those anti-wind power billboards on I-35 in Minnesota...

Smaller text invites you to a website, MNGreenEnergyFails.com, where you’ll find a 24-page report—“The High Cost of Failure”—detailing the evils of …

Major Coal-Fired Power Plant in Washington to Go Solar

By Starre Vartan<p>It was once Washington state's largest coal pit, a terraced, open-to-the-sky strip mine, five miles from the city of Centralia and …

Experts say algae is the food of the future. Here's why.

I have commitment issues -- with my diet.<p>Name the diet, and I've tried it. I'm currently a pescatarian with fish as my main protein source. But I've been a carnivore, vegetarian and vegan, too.<p>Oh, and I dabble in "menu of the future" items such as algae and bugs.<p>In the last month, I've had algae …

Biofuel

Has Trump Already Been Indicted Under Seal? A Group Of Legal Scholars Explore The Issue

What you don’t know can’t hurt you — yet. A group of legal scholars headed by attorney Alexander Stern in Berkley are arguing that Robert Mueller may …

US climate action grows stronger despite announcement to leave Paris Agreement

“These leaders...are demonstrating their ability to help achieve US climate targets under the Paris Agreement, despite what’s happening in …

Climate

21 DIY Wind Turbine Designs To Generate Off Grid Power

A DIY wind turbine is an easy and inexpensive way to convert wind power into electricity. Due to high cost of electricity many people are looking for …

Trump and his America is new scary spooky, but there's something which is new amazing science spooky

This has absolutely nothing specific to do with Trump <i>except</i> that he’s spooky, what’s happening to American is spooky, and it’s spooky to see how many …

Designed for a community of tech elites, these tiny homes are 3D printed, run by Tesla batteries, and cost $250,000

The Galini is no different: It's 97% material efficient, meaning that only 3% of the materials that go into each unit are wasted. Everything else, …

Powering the Future

Read a National Geographic magazine article about energy freedom and get information, facts, and more about energy conservation.<p>Freedom!<p>I stand in a cluttered room surrounded by the debris of electrical enthusiasm: wire peelings, snippets of copper, yellow connectors, insulated pliers. For me these …

A new type of public power is growing in California, and raising alarms

Eight years ago, Marin County created a new kind of public power agency in California — over the strenuous objections of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.<p>The county and most of its cities started buying electricity together on behalf of their residents, a role traditionally filled by utility companies. …

14 dogs that really, really love sticks

Many dogs love sticks. For some, it's the thrill of the chase when the stick is thrown. Others just like the satisfaction of gnawing on wood. And …

Companies are using California homes as batteries to power the grid

Every new home in California is going solar by 2020. If solar-energy companies have their way, those homes also will come with batteries.<p>Companies like Tesla and SunRun are starting to bid on utility contracts that would allow them to string together dozens or hundreds of systems that act as an …

Natural Gas

Fighting Climate Change Could Save the World $30 Trillion, Report Finds

The most lucrative investment in the 21st century may be the Paris climate agreement, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal …

Climate Change

The US Military Has Released a Mysterious Report on 'Warp Drives'. Here's What Physicists Think About It

Could we really have faster-than-light travel?<p>Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defence contracted dozens of researchers to look into …

Physics

These weed-killing robots could give big agrochemical companies a run for their money

Smart weed-killing robots are here and they have the potential to disrupt the entire pesticide industry. EcoRobotix claims their robot could reduce …

India is beating China in the race to build massive solar power projects

Since its big entry a decade ago, China has led the global solar energy industry. A massive manufacturing sector that has driven down costs, coupled with supportive government policies, have helped it commission multiple large-scale projects and become the world’s largest producer of solar …

Renewable Energy

A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening

New study debunks myths claiming renewables can't be integrated into electric grid.<p>The ongoing debate around whether it’s feasible to have an …

NASA's 'Impossible' Space Engine Tested—Here Are the Results

The first independent tests of the EmDrive suggest there's a mundane explanation for the wildly controversial device.<p>Spaceflight is hard. Blasting heavy cargo, spacecraft, and maybe people to respectable speeds over interplanetary distances (not to mention the luxury of stopping at destinations) …

Space Science

Immersive Exhibition on the Work of Gustav Klimt

Inaugurated on April 13, the Atelier des Lumières, Paris’s leading digital art center, began its program with an immersive exhibition on the work of …

The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.<p>BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically …

New control strategy helps reap maximum power from wind farms - Latest News - Texas Advanced Computing Center

Every two and a half hours, a new wind turbine rises in the U.S. In 2016, wind provided 5.6 percent of all electricity produced, more than double the …

Scientists create innovative new 'green' concrete using graphene

A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction …

California’s Water Whiplash Is Only Going to Get Worse

In December 1861, as a California drought was wearing into its fifth year, farmers on the West Coast were all asking for one thing for Christmas: …

This RV Runs On Solar Energy And A Tesla Model S Battery

CAN YOU POWER AN RV ON SOLAR ENERGY AND A TESLA BATTERY?<p>Tom and Cait Morton live the RV lifestyle, roaming the US with their two dogs and recounting …

Could This Supreme Court Case Affect Robert Mueller?

An upcoming case might show how the justices would react to the special counsel being dismissed.<p>An upcoming Supreme Court decision in a case most Americans have never heard of, and even lawyers will find obscure, could offer a clue about how the justices would react to President Trump firing …

Trump impeachment: even removing the president won’t fix democracy - Vox

It feels like this moment in history deserves a definitive ending. It won’t get one.<p>When the president’s lawyer is getting his office raided by the FBI, and his former national security adviser has pleaded guilty to felonies, and his former campaign chair faces up to 305 years in prison, and both a …

The United States' first Passive Plus House generates nearly all the energy it needs

This beautiful brownstone in Brooklyn has been refurbished into the first Passive Plus House in the United States. Located in Carroll Gardens, 78 …

This Untapped Market Could Add 320 Gigawatts Of New U.S. Residential Solar Energy

Residential rooftop solar projects in the U.S. have historically been installed on wealthier, single-family households, meaning companies typically target higher-income households with their marketing efforts. Residential solar installations continue to grow across the country, but this focus is …

Solar Power

Cow could soon be largest land mammal left due to human activity – study

The cow could be left as the biggest land mammal on Earth in a few centuries, according to a new study that examines the extinction of large mammals as humans spread around the world.<p>The spread of hominims – early humans and related species such as Neanderthals – from Africa thousands of years ago …

Habitats