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New Solar Thermal Energy Storage Method Boosts Solar Potential

Engineers have created a new method of storing concentrated solar thermal energy. This new technique will lower the cost and will enable solar …

Clean Energy

6 Sci-Fi Movies AI Geeks Should Watch

Artificial Intelligence is one of the hottest topics of the hour. With highly advanced research and experiments being carried out on the subject, a …

Artificial Intelligence

Industrial farming is one of the worst crimes in history

The fate of industrially farmed animals is one of the most pressing ethical questions of our time. Tens of billions of sentient beings, each with complex sensations and emotions, live and die on a production line<p>Animals are the main victims of history, and the treatment of domesticated animals in …

Farm Animals

A 21-year-old artist is using her body as a canvas, and the internet has fallen in love

Steel has been drawing for as long as she can remember, and started doodling on herself during class in high school.<p>"I didn't want to draw all over my notes," Steel tells INSIDER. "So the next available canvas was me."<p>She started getting serious attention for her body art during her first year at …

Social Media

OVERVIEW - Five myths about solar power..and the real facts

<i>Sven Lindstroem, co-founder and CEO of Swedish thin film solar technology firm Midsummer AB, is challenging the common misconceptions about solar</i> …

Solar cell absorbs high-energy light at 30-fold higher concentration than conventional cells

By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists with Berkeley Lab and the University …

Clean Energy

The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button

You're reading The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

UX Design

Apple Leads The Pack In Greenpeace’s 2015 Clean Tech Update

Apple continues to be a leader in environmental initiatives among tech companies, according to a new report issued by watchdog agency Greenpeace. Among the top 13 tech companies listed, Apple is the only one to score 100 percent on the Clean Energy Index, which includes all of its planned data …

Renewable Energy

Internet 'rationing' needed as UK cannot keep up with demand

The Internet is already consuming at least 8 per cent of Britain's power output, equivalent to the output of three nuclear power stations, and demand is soaring, says one academic.<p>Internet access may soon need to be rationed or restricted because the UK’s power supply and communications network …

Study Says Carbon Dioxide Cutbacks Could Save 3,500 Lives a Year

Clean Power Plan

10 of the Best Places to Find Free Icons and Image Assets Online

Like many creative types, I tend to get a bit giddy when I find art that inspires and captivates. However, as a web designer, I jump for joy when I …

When humans go extinct: How life will evolve after we’re gone

The sixth extinction could wipe out up to half of Earth’s species. Michael Tennesen tells us what might happen next<p>The sixth mass extinction is nearly upon us. Species on Earth are dying out at a rate one thousand times greater than they were before humans began altering the environment. By the end …

Extinction

Hilarious, bawdy princess rap battles

Youtube sensation Whitney Avalon has a brilliant new entry to her amazing Rap Battles series: a rude, hilarious battle between Belle and Cinderella, …

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Meet Instant AppMachine, a Speedy Mobile App Builder

Running a small business is challenging, not only when it comes to designing and managing the best product or service, but also when it comes to presenting your creation to the public. When compared to large companies, there’s certainly less help available for critical processes like establishing a …

This Game Turns Google Autocomplete Into A Game Of Family Feud

Damn, this is more fun than I would’ve expected.<p>Do you ever type things into Google just to see what whacky stuff pops up in the autocomplete box?<p>GoogleFeud takes that concept and turns it into a Family Feud-style game. How well do you know the hivemind?<p>GoogleFeud provides the first half of a …

Bob's Burgers

Steve Jobs Knew How to Run a Meeting: Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Brilliant. Passionate. Overbearing. Impatient.<p>Steve Jobs's management style has been described in many ways, both positive and negative. Love him or hate him, there's no denying what he accomplished: Within a short time, he built the most successful company on the planet.<p>Before that, though, Jobs …

Entrepreneurship

This Farm In A Box Can Grow As Much Lettuce As An Acre Of Land

Who needs a green thumb when you have the CropBox, which grows your plants automatically, and can be adjusted with a smartphone.<p>For any would-be farmers who aren’t quite ready to move to the country and commit to years of back-breaking labor, here’s another option: Now you can rent a farm in a …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

Photography Archives

April 24, 2018<p>Amazing Aerial Photos of a Finnish Island Across Four Seasons<p>Photographer Jani Ylinampa has the good fortune to live in one of the world's most scenic areas—Finnish Lapland. And he takes full advantage of his surroundings, photographing the colorful Northern Lights and all the beauty …

Boston Marathon

Man Works 7 Years to Complete Incredibly Intricate Maze

It goes without saying that solving a maze and creating one are two totally different things. While this puzzle might take minutes or even hours to solve, drawing its intricacies can take a significantly longer amount of time. Japanese Twitter user @Kya7y recently uploaded photos of her father's …

Mathematics

Every Question Answered - BioShock Infinite - IGN Video

Booker (Troy Baker) and Elizabeth (Courtnee Draper) came together at MomoCon -- an anime/gaming convention in Atlanta -- to answer IGN's questions. …

Inside the graphic design of 'Watch Dogs'

Sometimes it's easy to forget just how much work goes into modern, blockbuster video games and movies. Open world games like <i>Watch Dogs</i>, in particular, have an incredible amount of detail, and one graphic designer involved with the project has peeled back the layer just a bit to bring attention to …