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I don't have to meditate, I have art

A lot of contemporary art is deliberately boring. Endurance is a feature of viewing it. It involves spectacles that unfold over hours, changing minutely (videos on loops, projected to empty galleries; artists sitting still in boxes, etc.).<p>A lot of this sort of thing fails because one is not forced …

This incredible fact should get you psyched about solar power

In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in an year.<p>To put that in numbers, from the US Department of Energy:<p><b>Each hour 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun hits the Earth</b>. That's 430 with 18 zeroes after it!<p>In …

Renewable Energy

Meet Audi's awesome Tesla killer

The German automaker is expected to unveil its Model X rival next week at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The vehicle will be the company's first large-series, all-electric car and it was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.<p>Audi, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen, …

Tesla

Undamming rivers can offer a new source for clean energy

Many hydroelectric dams produce modest amounts of power yet do enormous damage to rivers and fish. Why not free our rivers from these ageing structures and build solar farms in the drained reservoirs? Yale Environment 360 reports<p>Hydroelectric power is often touted as clean energy, but this claim is …

Hidden in Obama’s new climate plan, a whack at red states

Though weaker than both supporters and critics say, the new rules do pack one big punch.<p>I took flak Monday for writing that President Obama’s Clean Power Plan for fighting climate change wouldn’t really change the trajectory of the electricity sector, but now that the plan is public, you can see …

Clean Power Plan

By Bill Gates: Why I’m investing $1 billion of my own money into clean energy research

Last month, during a trip to Europe, I mentioned that I plan to invest $1 billion in clean energy technology over the next five years. This will be a fairly big increase over the investments I am already making, and I am doing it because I believe that the next half-decade will bring many …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Obama, allies tout climate rule ahead of Monday launch

Hillary Clinton praises the rule while condemning ‘Republican doubters and defeatists.’<p>President Barack Obama set the stage on Sunday for the release of the nation’s most ambitious environmental regulation in decades — a crackdown on power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions that the administration …

Clean Technology

New Devices for Indoor Air Quality May Provide a Catalyst for Residential Efficiency

Until recently, homeowners had no way to measure their indoor air quality (IAQ) or understand the possible health effects from it. If they can't …

5 of the Best Money Documentaries on Netflix

<i>Requiem for the American Dream</i> | Tribeca Film Festival<p>With Netflix bulking up on its collection of documentaries, it may be hard to figure out which …

5 reasons electric cars will be norm by 2020

New Orleans

Climate Plan May Transform U.S. Power

More efficient cars, trucks and airplanes. Less-polluting electric power plants. So many solar and wind farms that no transcontinental road trip in …

What to Do with Your 401(k): Managing Your Post-Retirement Assets

Taking the time to understand your options with your 401(k) or other retirement accounts can help to ensure a stable, steady, and prosperous …

How we cut carbon emissions influences our health | Ars Technica

A carbon tax won't necessarily get us as many benefits as other routes.<p>If policymakers want to reduce our carbon emissions, they have a variety of …

EPA

How Paying Myself First Boosted My Wealth

When I was growing up, my dad used to teach classes on money management and debt. Many of his participants were struggling to clean up their …

Personal Finance

Tesla introduces home batteries to store solar power

The launch of a new battery for homes that can store solar power for use in the evenings is "another nail in the coffin of conventional utilities", …

The solar price revolution

Solar power is rapidly becoming the cheapest source of electricity available in many regions of the world. It will help limit climate change, allow …

Renewable Energy

2016 Bugatti Chiron to have 288 MPH top speed

The successor to the Bugatti Veyron, the 2016 Bugatti Chiron, isn’t yet upon us, but some of its specifications are, at least if sources that have …

China stocks rebound, other Asian markets fall after US drop

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday as investor sentiment was dented by losses on Wall Street and doubts about Greece's ability to repay debts due to the IMF this month. Chinese markets rebounded from the previous day's sell-off.<p>___<p>KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi …

Stock Markets

Bill Clinton visits Solar Sister site in Tanzania, where women are empowered by clean energy

As part of worldwide efforts by the Clinton Foundation to empower women with economic knowledge and opportunities, Bill Clinton toured a Solar Sister …

Feeding 11 Billion People

Given that humans have been toiling away at agriculture for more than 5,000 years, it’s kind of surprising that we aren’t better at it. The reality …

2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Rendered, Detailed

<b>What It Is:</b> The most powerful iteration of the next C-class coupe, the Mercedes-AMG C63. It will be strongly differentiated from the non-AMG versions—perhaps even more so than our renderings suggest. Powered by a twin-turbo V-8, the C63 will share less than half of its sheetmetal with the workaday …

Mercedes-Benz

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

5 Ways To Go From Multitasking Muddle To Model Of Efficiency

At his Salt Lake City plant, Jim Holbrook, founder and president of Premier Plastics, applies lean manufacturing principles to make operations as efficient as possible.<p>But it was a different story in his office, before he quit multitasking about a year ago. He was working 12–14 hours a day, six …