New Interactive Map Explores State of U.S. Solar Power

The Center for Land Use Interpretation, in Culver City, Los Angeles, opened a new exhibition on Friday exploring the contemporary state of solar power in the United States. The show includes extensive photographs of all existing solar power plants in the U.S. southwest,

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New Interactive Map Explores State of U.S. Solar Power

The Center for Land Use Interpretation, in Culver City, Los Angeles, opened a new exhibition on Friday exploring the contemporary state of solar power in the United States. The show includes extensive photographs of all existing solar power plants in the U.S. southwest,

If a Solar Plant Uses Natural Gas, Is It Still Green?

·The giant Ivanpah solar power plant in the California Mojave Desert recently detailed how much natural gas it burned to generate power when the sun wasn’t sufficient – the equivalent to 46,000 tons of CO2 emissions in its first year, according to reports.Read more...

India's Building a Huge Floating Solar Farm (This Is Just the Start)

Solar power is quickly coming into its own, growing some 35 percent worldwide last year to a total installed capacity of 136,697 MW. It's going to get a nice boost from India, which hopes to float a similar 50MW plant—on a 1.27 million square meter floating platform—by the end of this year.

Our Cities Could Become High-Density Solar Power Plants

Solar energy has a dark side. Those gargantuan plants that sprawl out like deconstructed disco balls sacrifice valuable open space and put wildlife, and possibly human lives , at risk.

Apple Nabs Itself A Renewable Power Plant Project in Oregon

Apple’s been on a bit of a buying spree lately. Embark! Cue! Burstly! If you had to guess the next thing Apple would take under its wing, what would it be? If you guessed “a hydroelectric power project in Central Oregon”, you’d be right! You’d also be a weirdly specific guesser.

Shell invests $53m in solar power ... to increase oil production

In what seems like a somewhat contradictory move, the Dutch firm has announced it is developing solar equipment in order to recover heavy crude oil more easily and more cheaply.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/15/shell-invests-53m-solar-power-increase-oil-production/

How Fast Can We Transition to a Low-Carbon Energy System?

Starting later this month, the world’s nations will convene in traumatized Paris to hammer out commitments to slow down global climate change. Any long-term solution will require “decarbonizing” the world energy economy – that is, shifting to power sources that use little or no fossil fuel.

A Solar-Powered Ladybug That Might Just Save Global Agriculture

It's getting increasingly difficult to feed humanity's seven billion-plus mouths, especially as climate change begins to wreak havoc on the world's staple crop supplies. While efforts are being made to find hardier alternatives,

Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes One major investment giant has now released three separate reports arguing that Tesla Motors is going to help kill power companies off altogether. Earlier this year,

The Plan to Feed the World by Hacking Photosynthesis

With the world population projected to soar past the 11 billion mark by 2100, we’re going to need to find some creative new ways of putting food on the table. The latest science-powered plan to feed the world? Hacking photosynthesis.Read more...

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

A Candid Talk With Mark Cerny, Who Designed The PS4, Among Other Things

In the 80s, he made arcade games for Atari. In the 10s, he led the team that made the PlayStation 4. Mark Cerny is old enough to have seen it all in the young medium of video games. For half an hour last month, we talked about a lot of it in a conversation that was as illuminating as it was,

This Stunning Model of Manhattan Is Carved In Solid Marble

Yutaka Sone's Little Manhattan is a solid marble model of Manhattan, breathtaking in its detail. Sploid's Jesus Diaz got to see the mythical piece in person this weekend—click through for a fantastic video. Read more...    

Anker External Charger, Make Your Speakers Wireless, Titanfall [Deals]

We love all of Anker's external chargers, but the Anker Astro3 is pretty unique in offering three USB ports on a relatively compact 12,000mAh frame, and today you can pick one up for just $40.Read more...    

8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake has struck roughly 60km off the cost of Chile. Its depth was approximately 20.1km. A tsunami has been generated, and evacuations have been ordered along the coast near the strike. Tsunami warnings were also issued for Peru and Ecuador. According to the Associated Press,

2014年全民偷拍的五大发展趋势

偷拍,互联网时代一个越来越普遍的现象。设备与产品的成熟,让偷拍从能不能,变成了想不想的事儿。你知道有哪些身边的产品可以用于偷拍?你是否已经准备好,来迎接这个全民偷拍的时代?

Lookout has just released its new Theft Alerts product for iPhone and Android which not only allows

Lookout has just released its new Theft Alerts product for iPhone and Android which not only allows you to remotely locate, lock, and wipe your purloined property but will also capture a photo of the thief and email it (as well as its exact GPS coords) back to you. This premium feature, however,

与《小时代3》周崇光撞号 老太手机被打爆

电影中出现的手机号码,正好是现实生活中真实存在的号码,这样的事情几率有多大?宁乡快七十的苏奶奶却正好碰上了,与她“撞号”的是电影《小时代》里的花美男周崇光。

微信开放硬件能力 | 极客早知道2014年8月19日

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'Doctor Who' episode 2 review: The liar, the witch and the wardrobe

Editor's note: This review contains spoilers for Season 9, episode 2 of Doctor Who, "The Witch's Familiar."Ever since December 1963, when the TARDIS first deposited our unsuspecting hero and companions on the irradiated jungle planet of Skaro,

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Chanel's rugby ball is for ballers who don't really ball

There are ballers, then there are ballers. The latter, anyone who can afford ChanelIn the latest installment of ridiculous luxury sports equipment, the high-end French brand just dropped a slew of rugby balls that'll make you cry tears of aspiration. The balls come in four colors: white, black,

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Letv 除了正式公佈英超睇波月費計劃之外,同時更公佈了購買旗下全線產品均送英超狂睇組合,當中購買 Letv 全系列電視淨機將送 6 個月,合約機送 6 個月至1球季(視乎型號而定),另外,樂視盒子則送首 6 個月試用,滿意試期後自動升級至 12 個月全年狂睇組合。

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