Dan Messerly

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China Climate Pledge Needs 1,000 Nuclear Plant Effort

China, which does nothing in small doses, will need about 1,000 nuclear reactors, 500,000 wind turbines or 50,000 solar farms as it takes up the …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Personal Finance

How Green Are Those Solar Panels, Really?

As the industry grows, so does concern over the environmental impact.<p><b>As the world seeks cleaner power, solar energy capacity has increased sixfold in the past five years. Yet manufacturing all those solar panels, a Tuesday report shows, can have environmental downsides.</b><p>Fabricating the panels …

The 'Extremely Deep Hidden Theme' of Borderlands

Cat herding, world building, and Robocop: Gearbox's Matt Armstrong outlines the origins of Borderlands’ massive universe.<p>When IGN interviewed …

DIY: How to Make Your Own Solar Power Generator!

Solar power is a clean, renewable energy source that can help limit climate change by liberating us from fossil fuels – but do you know what actually …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Can This Mineral Power The Planet?

It may soon be time to say "so long" to silicon solar panels.<p>Solar panels are cheaper than ever before, thanks to government subsidies and a flooded market. But they’re not yet affordable enough to eclipse traditional energy sources. Enter perovskites: crystalline minerals that may emerge as the …

Windowless Airplane Will Give Passengers High-Res Panoramic Views

You don’t need a window for these views. Paris-based design company Technicon Design recently won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. …

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“I am Groot”: The secret environmental messaging buried in “Guardians of the Galaxy”

What “Guardians” sneakily captures about our conflicted relationship with the environment<p>Sarah Todd<p>August 8, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>The best character in "Guardians of the Galaxy" is a walking CGI tree by the name of Groot. He’s tall with large, mournful brown eyes and a body made of regenerating twigs—a …

Pinky and the Brain return, and it's incredibly unsafe for work

Pinky and the Brain posed the rather serious question of what would happen if Algernon were played by Orson Welles while paired with a sidekick of low intelligence. We grew up with the cartoon of the two bickering mice and their nightly attempts at world domination, and if you've ever wondered what …

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

Oxygen

Grilled Potatoes With Rosemary, Garlic and Coarse Sea Salt

My only advice? Make extra, because they disappear fast!<p>Potatoes and rosemary -- a marriage made in food heaven, for sure! And although I love making the classic dish in the oven all year long, come summer I turn to the grill. One twist, though: here, the potatoes are marinated with the rosemary …

Recipes

Gaming's favorite villain is mental illness, and this needs to stop

One of the most destructive aspects of mental illness is that it is invisible. There is no obvious physical indication that someone is struggling with a mental health concern.<p>They don’t swell up or wear a cast or waste away, evoking the sympathy and understanding of those around them. They sit at …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Electricity

A one-percenter from Facebook: Status quo needs to change (Q&A)

Former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya is that rare one-percenter who grew up on welfare.<p>The 34-year-old tech executive-turned-venture capitalist says his upbringing helped inform his thinking about the nature of the social compact between state and citizen. He's come up with a 1 percent …

2014 Trends: Off-Grid Solar

Photo courtesy of OutBack Power<p><i>In the advent of debilitating storms and unstable or overtaxed grids, uninterruptible power supplies—also known as</i> …

The Science Behind 'Game Of Thrones' Will Make Your Head Spin

The world of "Game of Thrones" is as complex as it is creative.<p>So complex, in fact, that the "science" behind this fantasy is difficult to comprehend. But fear not, the YouTube channel It's Okay To Be Smart has tackled some of the biggest "GoT" mysteries in one video.<p>Curious as to how the seasons …

How Utilities Can Stop Losing Revenue and Start Making Money on Solar

While some talk about the necessity of developing new utility business models, solar finance and installation leaders are actually making it happen …

Safeguarding the future of food security

Tucked away beneath the rolling Sussex countryside, crate upon crate of bloated, brown paper bags are piled high. Fastened with a clerical bulldog clip and neatly labelled, the unassuming exteriors belie their import. For within these bland wrappers are crucial tools for safeguarding our food …

Let the sun shine in _ on White House solar panels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Technicians have finished installing solar panels on the White House roof, capping a project that President Barack Obama hopes will …

Beastie Boys: 10 of the best

<b>1 Rhymin’ And Stealin’</b><p>Beastie Boys’ debut LP, Licensed To Ill, was an undeniable phenomenon – the first rap album to top the US album charts, ultimately selling more than 9m copies in the US alone. Transforming three middle-class Jewish kids from a crappy punk group into every parent’s worst …

Blizzard is changing PvP for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

With the <i>Warlords of Draenor</i> expansion on the horizon, Blizzard is making changes to the current PvP system in <i>World of Warcraft</i>.<p>Details are currently available on Battle.net, as Blizzard plans to tweak how players earn during PvP in the upcoming expansion.<p>In <i>Warlords</i> players will no longer have …

Modern muscle cars mix brain and brawn to maximize performance

Hear "muscle car" and your mind quickly goes to Super Bees, GTOs, and Mustangs bellowing from light to light, putting pink slips against gas fumes. Today's muscle cars combine the testosterone-induced excitement of their predecessors with technology unimaginable decades ago. The future will be more …

Chinese Billionaire Cho Tak Wong's Auto Glass Flagship Says Profit Rose In 1st Qtr

Fuyao Glass Industry Group, the auto-glass manufacturing flagship of Chinese billionaire Cho Tak Wong, said Tuesday net profit in the first three months of 2014 gained 20% from a year earlier to $76 million. Revenue during gained 11.6% to $468 million. The company didn’t provide any analysis for …