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McMillen home to largest indoor playground

Last fall Fort Wayne became home to the largest indoor playground in the region, Kid's Korner. The new facility at McMillen Park Community Center is …

Stainless Steel

Rags for riches: Clothing brands are offering discounts for used clothing

No need to throw out your old clothing to make room for this season's pieces, an assortment of your favorite retail stores have been offering …

This is Why Solar Panels Will Boom Early Next Year

The global market for solar panels is expected to soar to a record high in the first half of 2016 because of strong demand as well as favorable …

Nothing can compete with renewable energy, says top climate scientist

Catastrophic global warming can be avoided with a deal at a crunch UN climate change summit in Paris this December because “ultimately nothing can compete with renewables”, according to one of the world’s most influential climate scientists.<p>Most countries have already made voluntary pledges to roll …

Climate

Why America Is Failing So Badly At Recycling Old Electronics

Millions of tons of technology are pitched into the trash or taken to recycling centers each year.<p><i>This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.</i><p>An old …

Sustainability

The unhealthy truth about almond milk

Even the watery carton version can be a good source of vitamin E, which helps with cell regeneration in the body. It's also full of omega 3 fats, …

Review: Anker’s + RAVPower’s Solar Chargers refuel iPads and iPhones, so long as the sun’s very bright

For whatever reason, accessory companies commonly send out review samples of solar-powered Apple accessories late in the year — rarely if ever in July, when the sun is at its peak pretty much everywhere in the United States. So even though I’m a fan of solar power, my ability to make the most of …

Gear & Gadgets

Harvard Is Offering Its Entire Collection Of U.S. Case Law To The Internet

In partnership with a legal research startup, Harvard University is digitizing 200 years' worth of U.S. court decisions and putting them in a searchable database.<p>If you aren’t a lawyer, you may be surprised to learn that much of the country’s legal rulings aren’t freely accessible to the public, …

Harvard Law School

Your DNA Could Soon Be Used In Your Work's Wellness Program

Corporate wellness programs are encouraging workers to get active through gym memberships and wearables. Now genetic testing is entering the mix.<p>Nancy Gallo has always known she ought to exercise more and watch her diet to keep her weight down — but following through was a struggle. Then, in 2013, …

Weight Loss

The world’s largest 3D-printed drone is also its fastest, clocking in at 150 MPH

The rapidly advancing industries of 3D printing and drone technology continue to innovate at breakneck speeds, and just this past weekend, a group of …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

‘It’s not science fiction, it’s happening already’

But today more than 1.4 million homes in Australia have this green technology on their rooftops.<p>That’s huge when you compare it to what it was in …

Fossil Fuels

United Utilities installs Europe's largest floating solar power project on reservoir

Water giant to spend £3.5m installing solar panels on reservoir near Manchester to help cut its energy costs<p>Water giant United Utilities is to install Europe’s biggest floating solar power system on a reservoir near Manchester, as it seeks to capitalise on the novel technology to cut its energy …

Renewable Energy

U.S. a top destination for solar panel manufacturers

A new report identifies the U.S. as one of the top five most attractive nations for manufacturing solar panels.<p>The report, from GTM Research, noted …

New solar panel product to reduce costs up to 10%

A new solar panel product that will reduce costs by as much as 10% is expected to go into production by the end of the year under an agreement reached with the world's largest renewable energy company.<p>SunEdison Inc., which operates its solar headquarters in Belmont, Calif., plans to begin …

Solar Power

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Lithium-air 'breathing' battery makes long-distance electric cars possible

An efficient lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) battery that can be recharged more than 2,000 times could make truly long-distance electric cars possible for the …

Goldman Sachs to invest $150 billion in clean energy

Financial giant Goldman Sachs announced on Monday that it plans to invest $150 billion in clean energy projects and technology like solar and wind …

Hydrogen or electric: which will drive petrol cars off the road?

As drivers look to the future, will it be hydrogen that is powering their vehicles in coming decades?<p>There is a race taking place in the motor industry between two powerful camps to decide what will propel the cars of the future.<p>On one side sit some of the big names of car making: Japanese giant …

World's Largest Floating Wind Farm To Be Built Off Coast Of Scotland

Statoil, the oil and gas major based in Stavanger, Norway, secured approval from the Scottish government today to build the world’s largest floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland.<p>The Hywind Scotland floating wind farm will include five turbines each with six megawatts (MW) of generating …

Hydroelectric Power

5 DIY Christmas Decorations Using Recycling Materials!

Let’s face it, Christmas can get expensive. Even the “best time of the year” can be a little discouraging on the wallet. Not only that, but most of …

Cute

Stunningly beautiful trash

Using plastic debris found on the coast of Oregon, Washed Ashore is creating stunning scuptures of marine animals, raising awareness and cleaning up …

& Other Stories Launches a Textile Recycling Program

Trends come and go—everyone knows this—but what happens to the passé, worn-out, and otherwise unused goods once closet space runs out? To help extend the life of garments and reduce the amount of textiles in landfills, & Other Stories is extending their in-store beauty recycling program to include …

5 Ways to Make Home Improvement Green - Pro.com Blog

You know the projects you can take on to make your home greener, from green materials to incorporating green technologies. But how can you make the …

Home Improvement

Recycle paper by creating your own notebooks with the Paper Saver - The Gadgeteer

Here’s a great idea that is green and offers unique customization options. It’s the Paper Saver notebook. Actually, it’s a notebook cover made of …

Crafting