Harry J Gartlan

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Paris terror attack: American woman and two Belgians among the dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> Portraits are emerging of some of the at least 129 people killed and 352 people wounded last week in deadly attacks at six sites in the French capital.<p>Paris attacks: What we know so far<p>Here's a country-by-country look at the victims whose names or nationalities have been confirmed to …

The Biggest Solar Breakthrough You've Never Heard Of

You were probably expecting this story to be about a breakthrough at the bleeding edge of solar technology. It is not. Instead, the breakthrough in this story is not –technically speaking – a technical one.<p>The breakthrough is a business model used to integrate distributed energy technologies into …

New York State

Large-scale solar is nearly the same cost as other fuels in world's three biggest markets

If you remember anything from your first economics class, it probably has something to do with supply and demand. The more abundant a product, the …

Researchers boost solar energy by tapping infrared light

Our sun blasts out over 50 percent of its energy as "near-infrared" light, but solar cells only harvest visible light. As a result, the best commercial panels only convert about 20 percent of solar energy to electricity. Researchers from UC Riverside have now figured out how to "upconvert" infrared …

Clean Energy

How Do You Guarantee You Are Paying The Lowest Price For Goods Online? Try Flubit

This week I am writing about 5 London start-ups that I believe will enjoy success in 2015. Today I am focusing on Flubit, the site that guarantees to create you a lower price than the one you were about to pay to purchase goods online.<p>Bertie Stephens is one of Flubit’s founding partners, and he …

eCommerce

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

What You Should Know: The 7 Notable Solar Power Plants Of 2014

The rooftop solar market has gotten a lot of attention this year because of its projected growth in the residential segment and the intensifying competition among installers. But what’s also noteworthy is a spade of big solar power plants that have risen from the ground out here in the Big Open …

Amazing Pop-Up Solar Power Station Delivers Energy Anywhere it's Needed

Ecosphere Technologies’ latest product combines several of our very favorite things in one easy-to-transport package: shipping containers, …

Clean Energy

10 solar trends set to dawn in the New Year

As the sun is about to set on 2014, we look into what the past 12 months brought for the U.S. solar market and what can we expect for 2015.<p>Here are …

Solar Power

7 Reasons Why Solar Technology Will Soon Change The Energy Paradigm

For many generations the powers that shouldn’t be have worked hard to prevent the dominant energy consumption paradigm from changing. However, in …

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of Solar Energy

Whether you realize it or not, solar energy is becoming a more and more important part of our energy future. In 2013, 29 percent of new …

Unauthorised WALL-E robot restaurants are a hit in China

Assemble the lawyers: robot restaurant named after the Pixar character opens in Anhui province<p>The WALL-E restaurant in China's Anhui province should ready itself for a call from Disney's lawyers – it is staffed by robots and has apparently been named after Disney's most famous robotic character.<p><b>The</b> …

My 14 favorite energy stories of 2014

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Ryan Mcdonald, Flickr Creative Commons<p>While the rest of the tech world focuses on things like Apple’s upcoming …

Five U.S. Electricity Myths Debunked

<b>Myth 1: Wind and Solar Will Displace Coal</b><p>Although growing in importance, wind and solar power are not expected to displace coal in the years ahead because they are only available “when the sun shines” and “when the wind blows.” The EIA’s National Energy Modeling System doesn’t forecast a wind and …

CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?

Homeland The TV drama accurately presents the mission, intensity, pace, contradictions and complexity of a CIA station engaged in deadly battle, say …

Trends In The Solar Industry: Capital Costs Drop, While Solar Companies Re-invent Themselves

Mercatus just released its North America Solar Trend Report for the first half of 2014. It’s worth paying attention to, as it highlights some interesting industry trends. For those new to Mercatus, the company started in 2009 with the express goal of creating a software platform that would provide …

The Secret of Successful Travel in France

In a response to anarticle by Pamela Druckerman in the <i>New York Times</i> about "being French," someone described his experiences bumming cigarettes when he was broke during his last six weeks in Paris:<p>The phrase "<i>Puis-je prendre une cigarette</i>," made certain people look like my question made them …

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

New migraine help: Procedure can stop patients' debilitating headaches

To treat a migraine, doctors at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System are going where they've never gone before. They are going up the nose with a …

[Diabetes mellitus and autoimmune neuropathy].

2014 Feb;66(2):135-47.<p>[Article in Japanese]<p>1Diabetes and Endocrime Medicine, Hematology, Endocrinology, and Diabetology Center, Kagoshima University …