Collin Lambert

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Aspen Aerogels And World's Best Insulation Flounders In IPO

Aspen Aerogels, which makes what arguably is the world’s best insulation, has flopped in a hot market.<p>The company, which produces a super insulating material that leverages the unique properties of air, offered 7.5 million shares for $11 per share this week, below the anticipated $14 to $16 per …

To Make Healthier Choices, Color-Code Your Food (Green Means Go!)

Could a little red circle really make me bypass short ribs and mashed potatoes for some cod and rice instead? You've got to be kidding.<p>Well, a team of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital sure think so — at least sometimes — and they have a study that backs them up.<p>It's research that hits …

How to Build a Homemade Clapper to Adjust the Lights and Set the Mood

A sound-activated device that gives you more freedom than any store-bought clapper could wish for<p>One night, I was trying to draw a circuit on a chalkboard, but it became too dark to see. The next day I bought a new lamp, only to find that the board gave off too much glare. I needed a light I could …

Swiss to vote on incomes for all - working or not

<b>Switzerland, one of the world's wealthiest countries, is engaged in an intense process of soul searching - about money.</b><p>This year alone there have been two nationwide referendums on executive pay, one of which approved strict limits on bonuses and banned golden handshakes.<p>Now two more votes are on …

Income Inequality

There Are Huge Reserves of Live-Saving Fresh Water Below the Oceans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in Australia have identified vast meteoric groundwater reserves (VMGRs) of freshwater …

DARPA creating giant folding space telescope from plastic wrap-like material

Sending large pieces of high-density glass into space is an expensive and tedious endeavor, which is why a new project from the US Defense Department has turned to plastic instead. The US Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today announced a new plastics-based orbital …

New research maps the secret structure of the sun

A discovery that could help explain everything from solar storms to sunspots<p><i>The phenomenon of solar flares, as seen above, might be better understood thanks to the discovery of giant cells.</i><p>Nearly half a century ago, scientists started to unravel the structure of the sun and determine how solar …