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NASA's Plan To Deal With Pesky Moon Dust

A space dust buster<p>The Problem<p>Moon dust is dangerous. Each mote is like a tiny shard of glass—there’s no wind or rain to soften the edges of lunar soil. During the Apollo missions, it jammed equipment and got stuck in the seals of space suits, causing a serious loss of pressure. Martian dust poses …

Space Science

5 Links to Read Before Using Leftovers

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: How to not dread using up holiday leftovers.</i><p>Today you opened presents, spent time with loved ones, and (hopefully) drank a warm mug of something by a …

Kimberly Jones Purveys the Best Affordable Wines From France

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in Chief LuxEcoLiving and co-founder Healthy Child Healthy World<p><i>Queribus Castle and the Cru overlooking Maury France</i><p>If you had to choose between Santa Barbara County or Maury France where would you like to buy an affordable bottle of wine?<p><i>My favorite Kimberly Jones</i> …

Wine

AdEspresso Raises $500K To Make Facebook Ad Optimization Easy For Small Businesses

AdEspresso, a startup offering Facebook ad tools for small and medium businesses, is announcing that it has raised its first outside funding, a seed round of $500,000.<p>The company focuses on ad optimization, namely finding the most effective combination of text and images for your ads. It says that …

Grippity returns as a transparent Android tablet with two-sided touch (video)

When we last saw Grippity, it wasn't much more than a pretty media center keyboard. Well, it just grew up -- its creators have revived the concept as a full-fledged, crowdfunded Android tablet. The new design still centers on a transparent, dual-sided touch surface, but there's now more to do than …

Sell Your Product Before It Exists

There’s crowdfunding and then there’s crowdfunding. While most startups who set up pages on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or a host of other crowdfunding sites are looking to hit a specific goal and then get started making their project a reality, a new crop of businesses are using the platform for as a …

Coca-Cola converting 100 vans to hybrid electrics

In big cities, more delivery vehicles owned by big corporations are proudly displaying how they are running on alternative fuels. Now Coca-Cola is enhancing its fleet by converting all of its newly purchased 2014 Chevrolet Express service vans to become hybrid electrics.<p>Coke's program will add 100 …

Apple Slapped With $667K Fine For Trying To Influence Taiwanese iPhone Prices

Chances are that if you’re reading this, you didn’t recently buy an iPhone in Taiwan. As it happens, that may be for the best — according to a Wall Street Journal report published earlier today, Apple has been fined NT$20,000,000 by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission for attempting to influence iPhone …

Surge of holiday packages delays UPS shipments | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A high volume of holiday packages overwhelmed shipping and logistics company UPS, the company said on Wednesday, delaying the arrival of Christmas presents around the globe and sending angry consumers to social media to vent.<p>UPS delivery man Vinny Ambrosino prepares to deliver …

Kawo Helps Brands Take Aim At Chinese Social Media

International brands with a big presence on Twitter, Facebook, and the like no longer have to be deterred by the “great firewall” of China. Newly launched platform Kawo aims to take existing promotional content and pump it into Chinese social networks–without getting lost in translation.<p>Is the …

In Christmas Message, Snowden Tells Britons 'Privacy Matters'

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had a Christmas Day warning for Britons: "A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all."<p>Britain's Channel 4 televised Snowden's short address as the network's "Alternative Christmas Message," an annual address delivered by a public figure …