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Developers are facing huge drop in new installs after Play Store algorithm changes

Some Android app and game developers are panicking because their daily installation rates have plummeted in the past week. These developers have …

Apps

People are throwing too much garbage in the blue bin — and it's upending the economics of recycling

The economics of recycling have shifted drastically over the past year, threatening the viability of single-stream curbside collection in Maryland …

Sustainability

Medicinal traits found in ‘Khapli' wheat

Emmer wheat, commonly known as “Khapli,” is found to have curative properties for treating diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Its capacity to …

Remembering Anthony Bourdain

I'm truly and rootly devastated on hearing the news about Anthony Bourdain today. <b>He was the first chef to show me it's equally as good to eat a $2 Cuban Sandwich from a lunch truck with one slim napkin as it is to eat at a 5-star restaurant from a menu you cannot pronounce.</b> If the wine doesn't …

20 takeaways from Meeker’s 294-slide Internet Trends report

This is a must-read for understanding the tech industry. We’ve distilled famous investor Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report down from its massive 294 slides of stats and charts to just the most important insights. Click or scroll through to learn what’s up with internet growth, screen …

15 movie posters by legendary late designer Bill Gold

Gold’s design for Casablanca was his second assignment, fresh out of Pratt.<p>Yesterday was a sad day for design and film: The legendary movie poster designer Bill Gold–who made iconic images for <i>Casablanca</i>, <i>A Clockwork Orange</i>, <i>Alien</i>, and more than 1,000 other motion pictures–died at age 97. Today, in an …

Posters

Blockchain Defining Future of Energy in India

<b>Overview of Energy Sector in India</b><p>India now ranks 6th in world energy consumption index. This is mainly due to the growing demand for energy, which …

Energy Web Foundation: 7 Questions

We want to see adoption of the Energy Web chain as the standard blockchain foundation—the digital DNA—of the many applications in development by …

In North Carolina, Hog Waste Is Becoming A Streamlined Fuel Source

In late March, a project in eastern North Carolina revealed the potential to turn every hog farm in the state into a source of renewable natural gas, or what's known as swine biogas.<p>Biogas typically refers to methane created by the breakdown of organic matter. It can be made from food scraps, …

DIY Li-ion battery building kit opens door for homemade ebikes, powerwalls and even EVs

For DIY enthusiasts in the green energy community, homemade lithium-ion battery packs have long been a holy grail. For everything from home solar energy storage to garage-built electric bicycles, go-karts and full-size EVs, lithium-ion batteries were once one of the most limiting factors for …

Solar panels have gotten thinner than a human hair. Soon they’ll be everywhere.

One of the reasons I think solar photovoltaic power is going to take over the world is that it is scalable in a way no other power source can be. It can be used to build multi-hundred-megawatt power plants, or it can be scaled down. Way down.<p>How far down? Try less than the width of a human …

Clean Energy

How India can end energy poverty by 2040

In the latest auction of 1,000 MW wind power, the tariff hit a record low of Rs 2.64/kWh.<p>What would be the energy scenario in India in, say, 25 years …

England has become one of the world’s biggest education laboratories

ASH GROVE ACADEMY, a state primary which sits in Moss Roe, a poor suburb on the outskirts of Macclesfield, is an excellent school. Recently, its team …

Education

India must lead the transition to green energy

The fight against climate change is likely to create the next big technological wave, an opportunity for India

Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow's Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled

When's the last time you had a glass of cow's milk?<p>Americans are drinking a lot less milk than they used to. According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the average person drinks 18 gallons a year. Back in the 1970s it was more like 30 gallons a year. We once hoisted a glass with dinner, …

Unpaid and shunned, ragpickers are critical for waste management in India

They help clean up a significant proportion of the 62 million tonnes of waste generated annually.<p>The Ajmer Shatabdi pulls into the New Delhi station …

India

What You Can Learn From These Logos By Famous Designers And Why They Work

Microsoft Windows logos (top to bottom): 1985, 1998, 2012. Images via Wikimedia Commons<p><b>You can learn a lot</b> from successful logo designs and the …

Solar Energy Harnessing-Tech Even Works at Night

Every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year. Since its discovery, harnessing solar …

3 trends in landing page design – Muzli -Design Inspiration

The Regeneration Hub: Mapping the Regeneration Movement

<i>Alexandra Groome is on the coordination team of Regeneration International (RI), a project of the Organic Consumers Association. Katherine Paul is</i> …

World investment in green power down, money went further in 2016 -report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Record levels of renewable energy capacity were added across the world in 2016 but the falling costs of green power equipment led to a 23 percent decline in money spent on investments, UN-backed research showed on Thursday.<p>Wind, solar and other renewables capacity totaling …

Renewable Energy

To make money in dairy business, you must make milk: Amul's R S Sodhi

At the helm of the country's largest dairy organisation, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF), which markets the popular Amul …

West Bengal

Waste Management As a Service? That's What Kabadiwalla Connect Envisions

Chennai-based startup Kabadiwalla Connect has been awarded $200,000 (approximately Rs. 1.3 crore) by the Global Partnership for Sustainable …

Sustainability

The Best Smartphones Under Rs. 15,000

It’s 2017, and a fresh start to the new year may call the need for a new mobile phone purchase. The price segment of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 has …

Mobile Technology

World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That's Cheaper Than Wind

A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the …

The new economics of energy storage

Energy storage can make money right now. Finding the opportunities requires digging into real-world data.<p><b>Energy storage is a favorite</b> technology of …

Harvesting Solar – in fields!

Farmers can install solar panels on their fields that can generate income in addition to regular crop agriculture.<p>Written by , , Rakesh Kacker …

Singapore's Waste Management System - Trash Talking

<b>Singapore’s Waste Management System – Trash Talking by Joyce Li, CFA – Matthews Asia</b><p>On a recent research trip to Singapore, I visited a …

Recycling vs. Upcycling: What is the difference? | Intercon

Over the last decade the term “Upcycling” has been coined and worked into the discourse of sustainability efforts. It appeared in William McDonough’s …

Minister promising lower electricity tariff. Isn't that job of utility co or regulator?Poor can be given cash relief https://t.co/S4zqUc33Jh