Tannisia Brown

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Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Consumer Tech

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

8 Ways to Extend Your Long Run

How to build endurance gradually and avoid injury.<p><b>1. Slow your pace.</b> You'll save energy for those bonus miles by slowing your pace. You should feel comfortable and able to carry on a conversation. A good rule of thumb: Add 90 seconds to two minutes per mile to your normal pace.<p><b>2. Add miles</b> …

Marathons

Scientists Produce ‘Bio-Crude Oil’ in Less Than 60 Minutes

The natural process of turning organic matter into crude oil takes millions of years, but scientists recently revealed a method that takes less than 60 minutes.<p>Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory engineers used an algae mixture to produce the “bio-crude oil.”<p>“In the PNNL …

How to make petrol with bacteria

Scientists have found a way of harnessing bacteria found in our stomachs to make petrol<p>Researchers in South Korea have harnessed the <i>Escherichia coli</i> bacteria that help us to digest food – and sometimes cause food poisoning – to produce a replacement for petrol from fossil fuels.<p>As this video from …

Europe Opens Its Doors to Fracking

Europe is opening its doors to dirty and dangerous unconventional fossil fuels, Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Europe said today in a …

The Energy Fix: How To Clean Up Fracking's Bad Rep

If fossil fuels are to remain a large part of the nation’s energy mix, engineers need to reduce their environmental impacts.<p>Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have opened up huge reservoirs of oil and gas across the U.S. The Energy Information Administration predicts that production of …

Lou Colagiovanni

Robotic Fish and Inflatable Tentacles: How MIT is Solving Hard Problems with Soft Robots

In the interest of not burying the lead: MIT is developing inflatable robotic tentacles, motor-free limbs that are able to flex and grip in response to targeted bursts of air. But the inspiration for those undulating components is a fish. And that’s the more appropriate bot to start with.<p>As robots …

Robotics

Los Angeles City Council Bans Fracking

According to local advocates, the Los Angeles City Council has just passed a ban on fracking within its jurisdiction.<p>Technically known as hydraulic …

Global Smart Grid Investment Grows, China Leads, US Falls Behind

<b>Published on</b> February 19th, 2014 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>1<p>February 19th, 2014 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>According to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance …

Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia

Hector Gallegos sits in the cab of his pick-up enjoying a few hours of calm. A day earlier, workers finished carting off the huge rig that had …

The biggest foreign lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.

<i>CORRECTION: An earlier version of this piece said Koch Industries was the largest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands. On a net acreage basis the company is the largest American and foreign holder of leases in the region, but it might narrowly trail two Canadian companies overall. For more details</i> …

The EPA Wants A Piece Of Your Fracking Mind

Should energy companies reveal which substances they're injecting for hydraulic fracturing? The EPA requests public opinions.<p>Under the banner of “trade secrets,” many oil and gas companies have refused to reveal all the chemicals they are injecting deep underground, at high pressure, to reach and …

Russia Ships The World's First Load of Offshore Arctic Oil

The untapped Arctic reserves of petroleum have been tapped.<p>Russia has announced its first shipment of Arctic offshore oil. Russian President Vladimir Putin watched oil loading from the Prirazlomnoye drilling platform onto a tanker Friday via video link, according to state-run ITAR-TASS, and …

Oil & Gas Industry

Hydroelectric dams are doing more harm than good to emerging economies

Large dams in developing countries are not economically viable. Instead of obtaining hoped-for riches, developing countries risk drowning their fragile economies in debt owing to the ill-advised construction of large dams.<p>New research undertaken at Oxford University, investigating 245 large dams …

A College Project That Imagines A Floating City For Oil Workers

Imagine you're in a college-level architecture class and your assignment is to come up with an idea so revolutionary that it could be considered an important advance in industrial design.<p>Students at Rice University in Houston accomplished that with plans for a floating city that is being considered …

How big oil destroys the world: A real-life saga of greed

Rachel Boynton’s brilliant muckraking doc “Big Men” goes from Manhattan to Dallas to the Niger Delta<p>If you want to know how the world works, as opposed to how we are told it works – or how we wish it might work – you need to see “Big Men,” a remarkable new investigative documentary about oil, …