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This Is What Life Would Look Like If Guacamole Didn't Cost Extra

We recently got a press pitch from Qdoba informing us that guacamole was no longer going to cost extra at the fast food Mexican chain. (Pretty great, we know.) While we normally ignore e-mails like this one, this particular pitch got the wheels in our heads turning. Free guacamole. That's FREE …

This Is Possibly The Easiest Pasta Recipe In The World

Pasta is generally considered one of the easier meals to cook. Boil water, cook pasta, make a sauce and voila: dinner. Stress free and satisfying.<p>What if we told you we had an <i>even easier</i> pasta recipe than your easiest of recipes? Because we do. We have found what is possibly the easiest pasta …

13 Photos That Prove Even Old Dogs Are Cute

Move over, puppies!<p>Everyone loves a puppy, but Canadian photographer Pete Thorne doesn’t have time for them. As part of his <i>Old Faithful</i> series, Thorne exclusively photographs the oldest, grayest dogs he can find. His pictures prove that even in their senescence, you can tell a good pooch with just …

Pets

Graphene-based solar cell hits record 15.6 percent efficiency

In 2012, researchers from the University of Florida reported a record efficiency of 8.6 percent for a prototype solar cell consisting of a wafer of …

Clean Energy

Paint Your Roof With Working Solar Cells Made from Grass Clippings

Installing a solar roof on your home could one day be as simple as mixing your yard clippings into a stew of inexpensive chemicals and painting the resulting mixture right onto your rooftop. An MIT researcher has developed a method of manufacturing solar panels on the spot from agricultural waste, …

Review may shake-up PV in Japan

The government is scrutinising more than 1,400 PV projects that were approved under its initial, highly generous ¥42 ($0.41) per kWh feed-in tariff …

The perovskite lightbulb moment for solar power

Cheap, abundant solar power from Britain's grey skies? Don't mock, this is one dream that could soon be a reality<p>The worst part of my job as a materials scientist is going to conferences. They are often turgid affairs conducted in the ballrooms of hotels so identical to one another that you can't …

World's Largest Solar Plant Slated for Western India

India will soon be home to the largest solar plant in the world! Developed in partnership between government and state-owned companies, the new plant …

The Solar Industry Has Been Waiting 60 Years For This To Happen — And It Finally Just Did

It's now a question of how and where, not if, solar becomes a dominant force in energy markets.<p>AllianceBernstein's Michael Parker and Flora Chang published a note last week with the following chart showing how rapidly the cost of solar on a real-dollars-per-million-BTU equivalent basis has, in many …

Oil & Gas Industry

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Google Invests $100 Million to Make Solar Panels More Affordable for American Homeowners

Google recently announced its biggest renewable energy purchase to date (and that’s saying something: the company has already invested $5 million in …

Multijunction Solar Cells Break Efficiency Records by Harvesting the Full Spectrum of Light

Engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new type of solar cell that uses multiple junctions instead of single …

Solar-Panel Windows Made Possible by Quantum Dot Breakthrough

Windows that double as solar panels could soon be a reality following a breakthrough in quantum dot research that could have significant implications …

Sixty years after birth, it’s time for solar cells to get serious

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation, Flickr Creative Commons<p>If solar panels were people, they could start …

What If Giant Space-Based Solar Panels Could Beam Unlimited Power To The Earth?

One of the major culprits is atmospheric carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels like oil and coal. Luckily for the Earth, the world's supply of fossil fuels is limited. And for the past several decades, researchers have been looking for renewable energy resources to provide power to …

Clean Energy

The spooky sounds of space

Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.<p>There is no sound in space. Sound is produced by the vibration of molecules; any time something moves, it causes a corresponding vibration in its medium -- whether water or …

Black Holes

31 arrested in Ferguson unrest, some from California, officer says

As another night of peaceful protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man devolved into confrontation and confusion, the Missouri State Highway Patrol officer in charge of law enforcement in this<p>St. Louissuburb said 31 people had been arrested as of 2 a.m. Tuesday, some from as far away …