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Strengthen and Stretch Your Back With These Simple, Effective Exercises

The following is a simple workout to stretch and strengthen the back with a mix of dynamic and static stretches as well as elements of yoga. Perform …

Workouts

The Best Coolers and Ice Chests of 2018

<b>Updated April 2018</b><br>In our latest round of testing we added in the hotly anticipated <b>Otterbox Venture 65</b> and we were blown away. Not only does this …

FDA

Top residential solar panels from the 10 largest suppliers

There were approximately 98GW of solar power installed globally in 2017, versus 70GW in 2016. That represents 40% volume growth in a single year! Woo, yeah!<p>The top 10 module suppliers delivered about 57GW of those volumes – 58% of the total. Even though these groups mostly tilt toward utility-scale …

Solar Power

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

6 towels on Amazon with more than 1,000 four-star reviews

Although your favorite towel is an integral part of your self-care Sundays and post-workout rinses, if you’re like most millennials, chances …

5 Best Hiking Socks - Back o' Beyond

Overview<p>If you have ever hiked with cold, sore, or blistered feet you know how miserable it can get. For your feet to carry you comfortably on the …

13 of the Best Obliques Exercises

When we think about core workouts, most of us fixate on the front of our abs. You know, those muscles that create that six-pack. But the abs include …

Workouts

Hiking Conditioning Tips and Resources — Washington Trails Association

When you head out to spend a night (or more) backcountry camping, being properly prepared is of the utmost importance. Checklists help ensure you're …

Exercise

AR Startup Magic Leap Raises $793.5M Series C At $4.5B Valuation Led By Alibaba

Magic Leap has been successful in keeping a lot of its technology under wraps — the augmented and virtual reality technology company has yet to release a product — but its fundraising has been an open secret. Today, however, one part of it is finally being confirmed: the startup announced that it …

Waterproof Dryer Lint Fire-Starter

Homemade Pontoon Boat<p>Homemade Roof Rack With Accessories<p>Hatchet Restoring (Viking-ish)<p>Rockets Class<p>The best lint to use would be from a dryer load of …

Thrifting

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This LED lantern runs on nothing but salt water, can even charge your phone

Kerosene and battery-operated lamps may have met their match. SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) has developed a lamp that will illuminate rooms …

Saltwater

Head to Head: Sherpa 50 Solar Kit vs. Anker E7 14W Solar Charger

I have lost track of just how many solar panel and battery pack reviews we’ve completed in the last few years, and given how rapidly this technology …

Biodegradable batteries and induction charging cars: five tech trends to watch

Earlier this year Sir David King, former chief scientific adviser to the UK government and now the special representative for climate change, told a climate conference that there should be a greater focus on green technologies to help tackle climate change. While most people would have no problem …

Energy

How To Build The Only Five Campfires You'll Ever Need

The most fundamental outdoor skill is also often one of the most misunderstood. Learn these five campfires and you'll be able to cook food, scare off …

Solar Cells That Work on Cloudy Days Just Hit a Record-Breaking 22.1% Efficiency

Black silicon solar cells are now real contenders.<p>There's been plenty of good news about solar power lately - not only are governments around the …

Clean Energy

How to Use Siri on iPhone and iPad

Siri is a workhorse of a virtual assistant for iOS, but I rarely see anyone actually using the feature on the iPhone. Maybe it is because most people don't know all of the amazing things she (or he) can do. Siri's improved a lot over the past several years and there's now a long list of tasks she …

Tech Trends

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ISPs

Six alternative web browsers you should know about

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / tovovan<p>Most people are only familiar with the “big five” web browsers — Chrome, Firefox, Internet …

Semprius' Stacked Solar Cells Could Make Solar Energy Cheaper Than Natural Gas

Two of the main obstacles to the widespread adoption of solar energy are cost and efficiency. However researchers at the Durham, North Carolina-based …

Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router review: Lots of price pain for only a little gain - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The all-new Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router has powerful hardware and excellent Wi-Fi data rates on the 5Ghz frequency band. When coupled with an external hard drive, the router also functions as a robust NAS server.<p><b>The Bad</b> The router has a buggy 2.4Ghz …

Wi-Fi

Audi Developing Energy-Generating Suspension

There are many ways that energy is wasted in an automobile, including braking, mechanical friction, aerodynamic drag, and more. Audi, which is just now launching its first-ever plug-in hybrid, the A3 e-tron, and which continues development of its all-electric R8 e-tron supercar, seems hell-bent on …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade With Repeated Charging

As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time.<p>Each time you charge and …

Electric Vehicles

Solar Roadways light up the future

What if a road could be an energy source? What if snowplowing was no longer necessary? What if a petroleum-based economy could shift to a renewable-energy economy?<p>These are not just the seeds of science fiction but the foundation of an invention that could alter reality.<p>Solar Roadways is a modular …

Dual-Carbon Battery: Same Energy Density, Safer, Longer Life Than Lithium-Ion, Says Power Japan Plus

In the search for better electric-car batteries, lots of lab research has to happen before anything can be announced.<p>Today, a company called Power …

Clean Energy

Electric Cars Fine On Electromagnetic Emissions, Says EU Study

When new products arrive, they're often tested for safety to ensure they're suitable for a given market.<p>You wouldn't want a child's toy to have sharp …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla Goes Titanium To Keep Fires Away

After a series of fires last fall put Tesla in the news, CEO Elon Musk went on the defensive, pointing out that his company’s cars — which scored high in crash testing and still haven’t been involved in a single fatality — were getting called out for the wrong reasons. Still, understanding that …

Volvo finishes testing of fuel-saving KERS technology

Volvo has announced a successful end to four years of studying a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) for use in its future passenger cars. Volvo claims that the system can add up to 80 horsepower under acceleration while cutting overall fuel consumption by 25 percent. The system has been tested …

Volvo

3 Clever New Ways to Store Solar Energy

Researchers struggle to find the most efficient—and least expensive—way to bring solar energy to consumers even when the sun isn't shining.<p><b>While engineers build cheaper and more efficient</b> solar panels to soak up more of the sun's rays, it's storage that needs a breakthrough so that solar energy can …

THE BONEYARD: Where Air Force Birds Go To Die

The feeling is even stronger for airmen.<p>In an excellent article in Airman Magazine, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Bates describes retired Col. Bill Hosmer admiring a derelict F-86 Sabre:<p>To retired Col. Bill Hosmer, it's still beautiful. He walks around the old fighter and stares in admiration. He …