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Goldman Sachs Declares Solar Energy Will Soon Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels, and Elon Musk is a Genius

They may be one of the greediest, most exploitative firms on Wall Street, but Goldman Sachs knows a profitable investment when they see one. The …

7 Totally Awesome (and Terrifying) Objects Under a Microscope

Source: The Atlantic<p>Whether in black and white or saturated with color and light, even the most commonplace of objects assume new, ornate features …

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Japanese corporation proposes huge lunar power station

Japanese architectural and engineering firm the Shimizu Corporation has announced its lunar solar power generation concept, dubbed the "Lunar Ring", …

Japanese firm plans 250 mile-wide solar panel belt around Moon

A Japanese firm announces its innovative solution to the nation's energy problems - a 250 mile-wide belt of solar panels on the moon<p>A Japanese construction firm is proposing to solve the well-documented energy problems facing Japan - and ultimately the entire planet - by turning the moon into a …

Este emprendedor africano construyó molinos eólicos con chatarra para salvar a su pueblo

<b>William Kamkwamba</b> era uno más entre los millones de niños pobres que viven en Malawi, uno de los países más necesitados de África.<p><i>"Antes de descubrir</i> …

Éste es el pueblo donde la gente come gratis todo el año

En <b>Todmorden</b>, Gran Bretaña, los vecinos plantan verduras, hierbas y árboles frutales en 70 espacios públicos. Cuando llega la hora de la cosecha, todo …

One man's quest to curb gas leaks, the environmental catastrophe no one's talking about

<i>Matter</i> tells the story of Bob Ackley, a former contractor for gas companies who "switched sides" after realizing that the urban leaks he'd been finding for decades weren't being resolved. The leaks, far more common than most urban dwellers likely realize, seep up from the ground thanks in large …

Oldest ice core: Finding a 1.5 million-year record of Earth's climate

How far into the past can ice-core records go? Scientists have now identified regions in Antarctica they say could store information about Earth’s …

Can you catch a yawn off a wild animal?

It's well-known that yawning is contagious. Dogs will even respond to a yawning owner by producing a yawn of their own, thought to be an indication they are capable of cross-species empathy. But what about the other way round? What does it mean if you catch a yawn off a wild animal like a lion?

Kyocera launches 70-megawatt solar plant, largest in Japan

Kagoshima in southern Japan is known for its puffing volcano Sakurajima, green tea, and rocket launchpads. Now it has a new superlative -- the country's largest solar plant.<p>Smartphone maker Kyocera recently launched the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant, a 70-megawatt facility that can …

British town will introduce fleet of driverless cars by 2015

The British town of Milton Keynes will get a fleet of 20 driverless cars by 2015, the UK's business secretary Vince Cable has said. The "pods" will carry up to two people, travel along special pathways, and reach a top speed of 12 miles per hour (19km/h). In 2017, the project — costing £1.5 million …

The Clean Energy Way to Fight Climate Change

Several leading climate scientists have embraced nuclear power as the way to lick global climate change and there's a new movie out trying to make the case.<p>We understand the urgency. Climate change is the central environmental ill of our time. We have an obligation to protect our children from the …

10 Most loved photos by readers during October

October's most loved images from our Photo of the Day series!<p>In 10th place is this image of "God beams". These are the result of clouds blocking …

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what …

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La Luna Llena del Cazador, en Eclipse penumbral / Hunter's Full Moon, Penumbral Eclipse, 23:50h (UTC) 19.10.13

Dwarf Planet Ceres May Harbor Life; NASA Spacecraft En Route

In the frenzy to find life elsewhere in the solar system, Mars or the outer gas giant planets’ active moons are usually the odds-on favorites.<p>But the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest and most massive body in the Main Asteroid Belt, may have evolved some form of thermophilic subsurface bacteria, …

Flank Steak on Texas Toast with Chimichurri Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a substantial sandwich,tender flank steak that I marinaded in chimichurri and pan seared. I grilled the brioche that's cut extra thick, made a chimichurri mayonnaise, and added slices of fresh tomato. The steak would be equally delicious grilled. - sdebrango —sdebrango<p><b>Food52</b> …

What to Know Before You Build a Treehouse

There is something magical about the idea of being enveloped by nature. So when those with creative minds live near trees, they often soon start thinking about a treehouse.<p><b>Treehouses can be simple or wonderfully ornate</b>. Whether you yearn for a quiet retreat for yourself and other adults or want to …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Autumn in the United States

See photos of autumn in the U.S., including maple trees and other fall leaves, in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix …