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Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something …

This Week in Solar

The solar industry has been reeling this week, trying to decipher how each company is going to react to the "injury" fining in the Section 201 trade case, which will likely lead to tariffs on solar imports. The exact decision President Donald Trump makes in relation to tariffs won't likely come …

Wyoming Bill Would Outlaw Renewable Energy

Republican lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill that would block the use of renewable energy in the state. If passed, utilities that use wind …

Maverick women writers are upending the book industry and selling millions in the process

“I just wanted a story with a nice guy.”<p>In late 2012, author H. M. Ward had an experimental manuscript collecting proverbial dust on her computer. It starred a woman named Sidney and a man named Peter—an impossible nice-guy combo of handsome, strong, smart, patient, and, oh, super wealthy.<p>Ward had …

Writing

13 Sweet Uses for Cauliflower You Haven’t Tried Yet

You’ve witnessed firsthand how great sweet potato pies and black bean desserts can be. In other unexpected dessert ingredient news, here’s everyone’s fave paleo hack ingredient: cauliflower! It whips up light and fluffy, and since it tastes great mashed it will work in a batter too. Whether you’re …

Will Virtual Reality Change Your Life?

For decades, virtual reality has failed to deliver on its great promise. But on March 28th, Oculus Rift, a breakthrough VR system, debuted – finally …

Virtual Reality

These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

Gear & Gadgets

Consume responsible amounts of marijuana with a Keurig for weed

Just when you thought you had run out of ways to consume marijuana, in comes something newer and weirder.<p>CannaKorp has unveiled a new vaporizer, the …

3 creative ways to monetize your Instagram following

Thanks to the visual social network’s growing active user base, major ROI on direct response advertising, an average annual follower growth rate among brands of 100 percent and new advertising formats and capabilities being rolled out regularly, companies are investing heavily in Instagram-based …

How Blockchain Technology Can Reinvent The Power Grid

A power pole collapses at 8 p.m. on a hot night in the remote outback of Australia. This is a problem for William and Olivia Munroe, who raise sheep …

These are the 10 best gadgets under $100

What's more pleasurable than upgrading an old, ailing piece of technology with something fresh and new? Or improving your life with a kind of gadget you've never before owned?<p>Unfortunately, we can't all upgrade our phones or laptops to the latest model. But there are plenty of devices that fall …

Consumer Tech

Energy-Storing Train Gets Nevada Approval

One of the biggest challenges of the shift to renewable energy like solar and wind is energy storage. The wind or sun don’t always generate power …

Just What Were Donald Trump's Ties to the Mob?

I've spent years investigating, and here's what's known.<p>In his signature book, <i>The Art of the Deal,</i> Donald Trump boasted that when he wanted to build a casino in Atlantic City, he persuaded the state attorney general to limit the investigation of his background to six months. Most potential owners …

Donald Trump

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The developing world faces a silent killer. Could a $1 solar light help?

A Philippine social enterprise is bringing cheap solar lighting to more than 20 countries helping improve safety, reduce air pollution and cut energy costs<p>Every day at around 6pm, 40 families living in a remote corner of Andhra Pradesh in southeast India – a 6km walk from the nearest road – would …

The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses for Professionals

It's never too late to invest in your career.<p>It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll …

professionals

The Serial Swatter

Early one weekend morning in January 2014, Janet was sleeping fitfully in her parents’ home in Toronto. A junior studying elementary education at a nearby college, she had gone home for the weekend in a state of nervous collapse. For months, someone going by the name ‘‘Obnoxious’’ had been …

Everything coming and going on Netflix for December

In December, Netflix originals are the big news. First up, "A Very Murray Christmas" starring Bill Murray. He's playing himself and in this movie and he's attempting to put together a holiday television special. The cast is full of stars including George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Jason Schwartzman, …

Entertainment

A simple tech fix that will make you the family hero at Thanksgiving this year

Before fussing with your parents’ printer or router this Thanksgiving, there’s a much more important task that you—the family tech support by virtue of being a “computer person”—should help them take care of: enabling two-factor authentication.<p>There’s been a string of data breaches in recent years, …

Information Systems

The Hidden Features of Google Maps

Staying on top of new navigation features is a little tedious so it's a good thing we do it for you! But like, for serious.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>Sometimes I don't even notice until I'm in the middle of something and notice my phone is doing this weird thing it never used to do. …

These 14 Sleek Solar Homes Do More Than Produce Power

Fewer college teams built homes to compete in this year’s Solar Decathlon, but their gee-whiz features might offer a surprising glimpse of the future.<p>They’re not simply places to live. They charge cars, grow food, collect water, and generate electricity during blackouts. These <i>Dwell</i>-like beauties …

Solar Energy Company Invents Unique Way To Heat Homes With Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles

Over the last two years, clean energy advocates and supporters suddenly showed a lot of interest in solar energy. Though the form of clean energy has …

Can we create new senses for humans? | David Eagleman

How The Raspberry Pi Sparked A Maker Revolution

A Q&A with the inventor of the the cheapest hackable computer on the planet<p>Three years ago, Eben Upton needed a cool gadget to lure students to his computer science program at the University of Cambridge. So he invented the Rasberry Pi. It has since become the cheapest hackable computer on the …

The Magic of Marbling

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: An easy, artistic way to make your glazed desserts instantly more impressive.</i><p>Everyone loves the classic marbled spider web pattern on cakes, or the neat chevron design on …

Facebook Cleanser Quickly Unsubscribes You from Pages You Liked

Web: Over the years, you have probably clicked the Like button on several Facebook pages in which you are no longer interested. Facebook Cleanser …

40 Key Computer Science Concepts Explained In Layman’s Terms

To make learning more fun and interesting, here’s a list of important computer science theories and concepts explained with analogies and minimal …

Computer Science

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter.

The way most students study makes no sense.<p>That's the conclusion of Washington University in St. Louis psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel — who've spent a combined 80 years studying learning and memory, and recently distilled their findings with novelist Peter Brown in the book <i>Make It</i> …

15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet

Human beings have replaced nature as the dominant force shaping Earth. We've cleared away forests, dammed up mighty rivers, paved vast roads, and transported thousands of species around the world. "To a large extent," two scientists wrote in 2015, "the future of the only place where life is known …

Global Warming

New- Google Now Offers These Powerful Storytelling Apps for Free

February 9, 2015<br>Following the purchase of Launchpad Toys by Google, this latter has officially made the two popular educational apps Toonastic and …

Apps