B. Driest

303 Flips | 11 Magazines | 58 Likes | 3 Following | 3 Followers | @bdriest | Keep up with B. Driest on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “B. Driest”

3tags.org is coming soon

This company could be the big winner from the Paris climate talks

While more renewable energy would be good for a lot of companies, what separates First Solar is the performance of its products in some potentially massive solar markets.<p><b>Thin film hits the mark</b><br>Many of the countries making the biggest splash in the solar industry are also among the sunniest in the …

7 ways to adopt solar energy on the cheap

Climb Every Mountain: Guzzi’s 3 Wheel Motorcycle

The most badass 3 wheel motorcycle is not a Can-Am Spyder or Polaris Slingshot. It’s this incredible go-anywhere Moto Guzzi built in the early 1960s. Designed for the Italian army, it’s sporting full-time 3WD, a six-speed transmission and a reverse gear.<p>It’s called the <i>Autoveicolo Da Montagna</i> …

What the Volkswagen scandal says about the rise of Tesla

When Daniel Carder first saw the results of the emissions tests, he just assumed his research team at the University of West Virginia had made a …

Pix4D enables autonomous mapping with DJI Phantom - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Making use of DJI’s new Software Development Kit, Pix4D developed the first mapping App. The Pix4Dmapper mobile App allows to turn drones such as DJI …

This Monitor Shows You Exactly How Much Power Each Of Your Gadgets Is Sucking From The Grid

Smapee lets you into the deep, dark secrets of your electric bill. Once you know what’s happening, your life–and energy use–will never be the same.<p>How much energy does your refrigerator use? Or your hair dryer, or toaster? Until recently, the only way to find out was to plug each appliance into a …

The 3D-Printed Urbee 2 Hybrid Car is Light, Strong, and Nearing Production

Nothing says “Welcome to the Future” like a 3D-printed runabout vehicle with a hybrid engine, three wheels, speeds of up to 68 mph, and capacity to …

Le Mans

Your Pen Sir: Knight Pen Holder

Good Sir, I present to you with all dignity and honor, your pen. With the Executive Knight Pen Holder, your pen will be held mightily aloft by a …

DJI Opens World’s Leading Quadcopter Platform to Software Innovation - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Software Development Kit allows Programmers to Create Apps for Phantom Vision Series<p> Developers can access several levels of control over the …

Arduino Lithium Battery Charger Project - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Electro Labs has a new project posted, this time it’s an Arduino Lithium Battery Charger. With Lithium batteries you can’t just stick a trickle …

The Combinator – A Comparator Combination Safe - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you have some valuables that you need to keep safe you lock them in your safe (as the name implies). It probably has a dial that is used to dial …

Is this the new DJI Inspire 1?? - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The skeleton of the new DJI Inspire 1?<p>We receive a glimpse of the potential Phantom replacement in a video released today. Perhaps out in time for …

A Moto Disguised

Despite having pedals, the Hydro Bike isn’t really a bicycle at all. This fuel cell-powered transportation features these faux pedals because in a …

fps1000 High Speed Camera

A relatively affordable and compact high frame rate camera. The base model’s resolution is 640×480 at 840fps, right up to 16,500fps at 64×64. The …

Kodak Pixpro SP360

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an interesting camera from Kodak, but its digital imaging partner has a neat trick up its sleeve. The Pixpro SP360 …

Imaging

5 Best Stocks to Buy in Renewable Energy

Clean and sustainable technologies are no longer a mere pipe dream. What are the best stocks to buy in renewable energy? Here are five, ranging from …

FedEx Tests Wrightspeed Electric Trucks With Diesel Turbine Range Extender

While electric passenger vehicles get the lion's share of public attention, commercial trucks are often as good or better for electric drive.<p>With a …

CSEM's white solar panels are made to blend into buildings

The reason why most solar panels look like something off of a beetle’s back is because of the need to absorb visible light. Since nothing absorbs …

Get Rid of Fruit Flies and 5 More DIY Natural Home Solutions

In getting ready to move, I’ve been looking at a lot of houses. Some are small and cute, some are huge and airy. All of them have one problem or …

Buying a Used Camera? Don't Overlook These 8 Important Considerations

More often than not, buying brand new photography gear can be too expensive. It therefore makes complete sense when people opt for used photography …

This Elon Musk-Backed Startup's Rocky Road to Solar 'Grand Slam'

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful investors see around corners, bank on long-term trends and shrewdly assess risk. Oh, and it also helps to know Elon Musk.<p>DBL Investors, a $225 million impact investment firm in San Francisco, had all of those factors …

Solar Power

'Game-changing' solar company says things are sunnier than reported

Following the failure of a number of solar companies, the investing climate has not exactly been sunny for that industry.<p>It’s a challenge for a Durham, North Carolina-based company that has developed technology it describes as “a game-changer.” But the CEO of Semprius, Joe Carr, told VentureBeat …

SteadiDrone MAVRIK - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The SteadiDrone MAVRIK is here! A new breed of multicopter, the MAVRIK does not replace the popular QU4D but is its new bigger, more grown up …

Beautiful Kaleidoscopic Photos of Abandoned Buildings in 360 Degrees

German photographer Sven Fennema captures his architectural subjects in a full 360 degrees. He travels to abandoned places in Europe like churches, cemeteries, and even cooling towers to show all sides and angles of them. Sometimes, these locations are well kept, while other times we see that …

How to Photograph the Moon (Part 1)

Ever since I’ve owned a camera I’ve wanted to take photos of the night sky. When I first got a DSLR camera 5 or so years ago I thought getting decent …

How To Photograph The Northern Lights

One of nature's most incredible phenomena are the aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights. We've been photographing them in …

Landscape Photography

Allan’s Motorized Rat Rod Drift Trike

I was perusing twitter one day and saw this great picture, uploaded by Allan Carver. I quickly asked for more information and Allan was happy to oblige! Lets kick it off with a quick video to get you excited.<p>It all started when one of Allan’s neighbor’s noticed he had a propensity for ridiculous …

This 3D-Printed Telescope Takes a Lumia Smartphone for Astrophotography and Citizen Science

One day soon, people around the world may be contributing vast amounts of information to the science of space using a cheap 3D-printed telescope and …