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Deals: Solar USB Charger, Power Screwdriver, Wiper Blades, Fitbit

Even if you won't use it regularly, keeping a solar gadget charger handy is a great idea for power outages or camping trips. This model from Anker …

Timesify Disguises Your Embarrassing Web Browsing

If you find yourself embarrassed of the sites you frequent—or you're just browsing at work—Timesify can switch on the class by making whatever you're …

Privacy

This Flowchart Helps You Quickly Determine What that Light Is in the Sky

If you're out at night and look up (which you certainly should), and see a light in the distance, this helpful chart from The League of Lost Causes …

Astronomy

Build a Raspberry Pi Remote Servo Cam You Can Control from Anywhere

The Raspberry Pi already makes a pretty great computer for a webcam, but if you want to actually control what that Pi is looking at, you'll need …

Power a Car Diagnostics System with a Raspberry Pi

Every newer car has a OBD port where you can access real time data from all your car's sensors. DIYer studio CowFish wanted live access to this data, …

Don't Just Learn to Code, Learn How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

Recently, there's been much debate over whether or not everyone should learn to code. Software engineer Yevgeniy Brikman says that this is the wrong …

Computer Science

15 Great Fourth of July Deals You Absolutely Must Check Out

This year, July 4 falls on a Friday. And given the sales we're seeing (entire stores at 40% or 50% off!), it's looking a lot like an early Black …

Ice Cream

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SpaceX Just Unveiled Its Brand-New Capsule For Taking Astronauts To Space

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled the next version of the company's Dragon spacecraft, Dragon V2, on Thursday night at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California.<p>Here's the moment of the big reveal:<p>And here's what the capsule looks like without all the flashing lights. It's kind of …

A Spaceship For The Sea

This vertical structure will allow scientists to better study the ocean.<p>Scientists know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than they do about our own seafloor. Which helps explain the grand vision of the French architect Jacques Rougerie, who’s designed an ocean-going laboratory that …

From Beer to Caffeine: The Birth of Innovation

Three hundred years ago, during the Age of Enlightenment, the coffee house became the center of innovation.<p>Back then, most people went from drinking beer to consuming coffee (i.e. from being tipsy to being wired) and ideas started exploding.<p>The details of this story are important (and fun) one for …

Innovation

A Maraca That Could Power Lamps for People Without Light

The majority of Kenyans live off grid, meaning they don’t have electricity to light their homes, charge their cell phones or do any other number of …

Car Dealers Are Terrified of Tesla’s Plan to Eliminate Oil Changes

Car dealers fear Tesla. In states across the country, powerful car dealer associations have lobbied to ensure the electric car maker and its …

These Are Not Your Father's Solar Panels

If you’re like me, you’ve had the experience of talking with a door-to-door solar sales person. “Not interested,” is always my automatic response when dealing with people who interrupt my day with any sales pitch (except Girl Scouts—love the cookies). So when Mike, the solar guy came knocking I was …

Google unveils fully autonomous, hands-free car prototype [w/videos]

Welcome to the future, friends. Google has unveiled its first self-driving car. This isn't like past attempts, though. It's not a Toyota Prius or Lexus RX with a bunch of bulky computer equipment, but Google's very own car, built from scratch. That'd be a big enough deal in and of itself, but this …

Hydrogen Fuel Finally Graduating From Lab to City Streets

Once relegated to the realm of science projects, hydrogen fuel cells are starting to displace fossil fuels as a means of powering cars, homes and …

A Lighter, Easier To Install, Solar Panel

<b>Published on</b> June 17th, 2014 | <i>by Roy L Hales</i><p>12<p>June 17th, 2014 by <b>Roy L Hales</b><p>A lighter, easier to install, solar panel just made its debut on the …

New solar power plant is the first to go 'supercritical', but solar's long-term cost and efficiency still questioned - ExtremeTech

New solar power plant is the first to go ‘supercritical’, but solar’s long-term cost and efficiency still questioned<p>By on June 17, 2014 at 1:31 …

Energy

What Elon Musk did — and did not — do when he “opened” Tesla’s patents

It’s hard to say what was odder: the headline that sounded like it was written by a little kid, or much of the reaction to it. In case you missed it, …

100% Renewable Electricity Will Be Achieved In German State Soon

<b>Published on</b> June 23rd, 2014 | <i>by Jake Richardson</i><p>45<p>June 23rd, 2014 by <b>Jake Richardson</b><p>Germany’s windiest area, Schleswig-Holstein, will probably achieve …

SunPower Offers Batteries to Hold Solar Power Until Night

SunPower Corp., the second-largest U.S. solar manufacturer, is offering energy-storage systems to California homeowners that will power houses at …

Autoblog Green

Tesla on Wednesday posted its worst ever quarterly loss and said its Model 3 production target remains on track, expecting to hit about 5,000 per week in about two months. While that sounds alarming, losses were actually less than analysts expected.<p>The U.S. military has a long history of pushing …

How tofu salt could make solar power cheaper and safer

Researchers found that magnesium chloride, a salt used to make tofu and de-ice winter roads, can be used to make thin-film solar cells effective, …

Rise of the Prosumer: Will Homeowners Ever Be More Important Than Power Plants?

A lot of people in the energy business are making predictions about what the future of electricity service will look like. Although scenarios vary …

Solar Power

10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025

A world where food is plentiful and drugs are personalized may not be as far off as it seems.<p>What world-changing scientific discoveries might we see by 2025? Will we have more energy technologies that move us away from fossil fuels? Will there be cures for cancer and other diseases? How will we get …

The energy payback for a 2-megawatt wind turbine that lasts over 20 years is... 5-8 months

Talk about a great return on investment!<p>Some people who are against renewable energy - often when you follow the money you find that they are being …