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One Beautiful Chart That Tells You Everything About How Energy Is Used In America

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories came out with their annual Sankey Diagram explaining energy use in the U.S. today, and it's another excellent visualization of the real story of American energy use.<p>The chart shows the magnitude of flow between different sources of energy (left) and …

Energy

Watch a Drone Fly Inside a NYE Fireworks Show

Boom.<p>For those too busy to watch (or too sloshed to remember) their local New Year's Eve fireworks, Russian filmmaker Lev Vakulin has the next best thing: drone footage of the pyrotechnic blowout over scenic Portugal. Specifically, Vakulin captures the sky above the seaside city of Funchal, which …

Coastlines

CES 2016: Pilotless drone to transport humans on display

<b>A human-carrying drone is one of the transport innovations on display at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.</b><p>The EHang personal minicopter is not operated by manual controls. The passenger chooses a point on a map to travel to.<p>The device is likely to cost more than $200,000 (£137,000) and could be …

Las Vegas

World’s first floating windfarm drives job creation in Scotland

The world’s first floating windfarm set to be built 15 miles off the coast of Scotland will create “hundreds” of jobs, according to the state-owned Norwegian oil company behind the project.<p>Statoil’s Ola Morten Aanestad revealed the news during a public event Friday.<p>The Hywind project will see five …

Fossil Fuels

Breathtaking Visions of Earth - National Geographic (20 photos)

<b>Reed Flute Cave – Guangxi Zhuangzu region, China (James P. Nelson, TCS)</b><p>Our friends over at National Geographic take some of the most amazing photographs. Every month, the editors pick a few choice shots to add to their Visions of Earth collection, showcasing some of the best nature images from …

Nature

Construction drones can keep track of progress and lazy workers

Cameras that keep an eye on construction sites aren't anything new, but the folks in charge of building the new Sacramento Kings stadium in California are using something a bit more high-tech than usual. Several camera-equipped drones operated by a company called ImageInFlight patrol the site to …

10 Most Energy-Efficient Countries

At the time of writing this, the price of a barrel of oil had dropped to $45.71, something financial experts had absolutely no reason to anticipate. …

Energy Efficiency

Watch the wind swirl across Earth with this awesome map

<i>This story was originally published by CityLab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Though software engineer Cameron …

Why does the Pope’s encyclical resonate so much today?

The ink is still drying on the Pope’s Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si’” or “On Care for Our Common Home,” and scholars, critics and pundits will …

China's War Against Pollution: Beijing Makes Progress Relocating Polluting Factories

City officials in Beijing announced that they have closed or relocated 185 factories and companies in the first six months of 2015 as part of an …

Tackling drought with desalination plants

And state officials are currently evaluating more than a dozen proposals that could see similar plants spring up from San Francisco down to the …

5 Countries That Prove the World Doesn’t Need Fossil Fuels

A decade ago, the renewable energy movement faced an uphill battle. Today, environmentally-minded nations of the world increasingly embrace …

Renewable Energy

4 Bike Fit Tips to Knock Out Knee Pain

The simplest ways to find your perfect seat height and cleat position<p>You could spend a century's worth of riding time calculating your seat height with all the formulas out there. Five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault swore by his method of multiplying his inseam by 0.885, while fellow …

Tour de France

Editors' Choice: Giant Defy 3

The start of something beautiful<p><b>What You Need to Know</b> <b><br>Price:</b> $950 <b><br>Weight:</b> 20.5 lb (M) <b><br>Info:</b> giant-bicycles.com<p>The Sora components (and the wheels) let you know right away this isn’t an expensive bike, but the ride makes you forget that. Sitting in with the lead group on a long, flat stretch, spinning …

Cycling

The Quantum Distillery

Researchers have used a never-before-observed phenomenon called quantum distillation to turn an ultra-cold Bose-Einstein condensate into something …

Acer Chromebook 15 review: the big Chromebook has arrived

Say the word “Chromebook,” and the image that comes to mind for most people is a small, cheap, basic computer. That’s exactly what most Chromebooks are. The best Chromebooks you can buy have 11- or 12-inch displays, are priced well under $400, and do basic web browsing and not much more.<p>But the …

Consumer Tech

Rompe MVS relación de trabajo con Carmen Aristegui

Explica la cadena en un comunicado, que no puede aceptar condicionamientos, luego de que la periodista pidiera se reinstalaran a dos de sus …

Google open-sourcing the software behind its Fiber TV box

SageTV was one of the original streaming companies, with a DVR box, home theater PC software and even a Sling-like place-shifting app. But since Google acquired it in 2011, all that technology has been off the market and limited to Google Fiber TV boxes. Now, SageTV founder (and current Google …

Nueva tarea de Apple: vender un reloj inteligente a un público indiferente

Apple ha convocado a los medios y se espera que dé detalles sobre su nuevo reloj<p>Para Apple, la fase difícil (producir un reloj inteligente) casi ha …

Specialized Introduces Custom Program

Customers will be able to choose paint and parts for select bikes<p>In response to dealer requests, Specialized is offering a custom program called S-Build—the first of its kind from the California-based brand. S-Works Tarmac, Tarmac Disc, Epic and Epic WC framesets will be offered in various custom …

Color Management

New Cross and Hardtail Bicycles From Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Bicycles brings back the Stigmata cyclocross bike and redesigns the Highball hardtail<p>Santa Cruz Bicycles may be best known for its full-suspension models, but it has offered hardtails for quite some time and even made a cyclocross bike for a few years. Now Santa Cruz is not only bringing …

Santa Cruz

BMC Granfondo GF01 Disc

A road bike that's ready to shred<p>Look at the BMC granfondo GF01 Disc—then close your eyes and clear your mind. We have a tendency to categorize. And if you do that with this bike—if you label it a classics bike or an endurance bike or a fondo bike— you'll sell it short. It is not any one of those …

Road Bikes

Felt F1 PR

A modern classic<p>The abbreviation, PR, in this bike's name is an allusion to Paris-Roubaix. Felt developed this frame to be used in the 2007 edition of the cobbled, one-day race also known as the Hell of the North, and the bike landed on the podium that year. The F1 PR also shares a lot of features …

Bradford

Google confirms plans to launch its own mobile service in the 'coming months'

'I think we're at the stage where we need to think of hardware, software, and connectivity together.'<p>Google's Sundar Pichai has essentially confirmed reports that the company will become a wireless provider of sorts in "the coming months." During his appearance at Mobile World Congress today, …

Telecoms

Jeb Bush thinks net neutrality is crazy

The former governor spoke to voters in Iowa this weekend<p>Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is almost certainly running for president in 2016, and he's recently been weighing in on several hot button topics. Last month, he dumped the email addresses and social security numbers of hundreds of Florida …

Government

Surprise! CO2 Directly Linked To Global Warming

For the first time since the climate debate began, a team of researchers led by the U.S. DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory directly measured the contribution of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to heating of the Earth (<i>Nature</i>).<p>Of course, this will spark further debate and …

Climate Change

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …