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America’s hidden water affordability crisis

<i>This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>When Elizabeth Mack wondered about a …

Harvard Is One Step Closer to Developing Cheap, Long-Lasting Battery Storage

By Kieran Cooke<p>It is the holy grail of the renewable energy sector—a cheap and efficient battery system that can store energy generated by renewables …

Stanford Researchers Take the World by Storm with New Wave of Affordable Batteries

Batteries are constantly being improved upon, and every day companies are battling it out to see who can produce the most efficient battery. For …

Before air conditioning, people kept cool with vernacular architecture

Local building is like local food: Adapted to the climate, the local environment, a product of the local culture developed over time. Thanks to the …

How to turn scrap metal into a 'homemade' battery - Futurity

Engineers used bits of metal scraps and a household chemical to create a high-performance battery. It's a step toward DIY batteries you can make at …

Batteries

Groundbreaking new seawater battery could replace expensive lithium batteries

Open your smartphone and you’ll probably find a lithium-ion battery inside. They’re rechargeable, which is great – but they’re difficult to dispose …

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Nanotech

Scientists invent thin, inexpensive material that acts as an air conditioner

Scientists have developed a thin, inexpensive material with extraordinary properties not found in nature - to act as a kind of air conditioning …

Stanford researchers use a compound in fertilizer to create inexpensive battery

Ever the incubator for innovative ideas, Stanford University announced this week its engineers successfully developed a new type of low-cost battery …

Clean Energy

5 Ways You Can Actually Make Money From Home Doing What You Love

5 of Our Favorite Ways to Make Money From Home<p>Making money from home doesn't have to be hard. Start here.<p>Updated October 27, 2017<p>Making money from …

10 black food bloggers share recipes so irresistible, you'll want to cook them all ASAP

Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? We asked some of our favorite black food bloggers to share their most cherished recipes with us. From a …

Cooking

Will Jeff Sessions start a war on pot smokers?

Filmmaker Craig Atkinson has released a video about Sessions’ attitudes toward weed, pot smokers and legalization<p>Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions will, barring divine intervention, soon become the next attorney general of the United States, the highest law enforcement office in the land. It's not a happy …

Cannabis

A New Twist on Fusion Power Could Finally Create Limitless Clean Energy

Let's do this.<p>In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s one technology in …

Nuclear Energy
Nanotech

SolarWindow unveils new energy-generating glass that bends

SolarWindow made headlines for their business-card thin solar coating for curved glass surfaces in late 2016, and now they’re going a step further …

Clean Energy

Shiftgig raises $20M more to connect hourly workers with open jobs

The rise in on-demand services from the likes of Uber, Lyft and Postmates is fuelling a new workforce of freelancers in the service industry who are not tied to single places of employment and can work hours that are more suitable to them. Now a similar kind of flexibility is finding its way into …

Startups

Porn, Weed and Other Takeaways From Sessions Hearing

AG hopeful could flip DOJ positions on obscenity and online gambling.<p>Sen. Jeff Sessions revealed several policy changes he might bring to the Justice …

Jeff Flake

You can feed yourself for a week with less than $15 of groceries from Trader Joe's — here's what you can make

Ramen and mac n' cheese aren't your only meal options when money is tight.<p>Finding a restaurant where you can get multiple meals for under $15 is quite a feat to accomplish. That's why Trader Joe's is actually the place to be when you're on a tight budget.<p>All five of these meals are nutritious and …

Food

Best 7 online privacy tools 2016 – VPNs, anonymous search, and browser secrecy

It’s one of the Internet’s oft-mentioned ‘creepy’ moments. A user is served a banner ad in their browser promoting products on a site they visited …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

Physics

Best apps to watch TV on Android free

Best apps to watch TV on Android free. Watch Popular TV channels from the comfort of your favorite place, always with your Android phone.

Delete yourself from the internet with this website

If endless cyber attack scare stories, viral fake news articles, online abuse and the election of Donald Trump have given yourself the resolve to walk away from the internet, you're in luck.<p>Developers in Sweden have created a website that can help you delete your online presence with just a few …

The NASA Guide To The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Because pollution is everywhere, this is the NASA Guide To Air-Filtering Houseplants. Was it actually made by NASA? I'm not sure. Maybe it was just …

Houseplants

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

The Fact and Fiction of the NASA EmDrive Paper Leak

Mach effect pioneer James Woodward breaks down the significance of a leaked paper detailing the successful test run of NASA’s 'impossible engine.'<p>If humanity ever wants to truly explore the outer reaches of our solar system or travel to other stars, we're going to have to build a better engine for …

Physics

Home Curing 101: Create Delicious Cured Meats at Home

<b>Paleo and primal eating are huge in the world of sports and fitness now, with bacon being held as the divine ambrosia.</b> This has inspired ranges of …

BBQ

This brilliant 13-year-old figured out how to make clean energy using a device that costs $5

Maanasa Mendu thinks she's cracked the code on how to make wind and solar energy affordable.<p>On Tuesday, Mendu, a 13-year-old from Ohio, won the grand prize in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work in creating a cost-effective "solar leaves" design to create energy. In …

Clean Energy

7 Ways to Make Extra Money While Working a Full-Time Job

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Is your dwindling bank account impacting your health? The American Psychological Association (APA) …

Real Estate

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Deep Web Research Tools

This list offers some tips and tools to help you get the most out of your Internet searches.<p>Semantic Search Tools and Databases<p>Semantic search tools …