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Brit Liggett
Harry Reid Announces the World’s First Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Power Plant

Harry Reid Announces the World’s First Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Power Plant

Nevada Senator Harry Reid began his time as host of the fourth National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas yesterday by announcing the world's first hybrid solar-geothermal power plant -- to be

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Astronauts Will Grow a Kitchen Garden on Their Future Mission to Mars

Astronauts Will Grow a Kitchen Garden on Their Future Mission to Mars

Mankind's first mission to Mars is tentatively set for 2030, and scientists and engineers are busy working out the details of the unprecedented trip. One big issue revolves around the Mars-bound

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New Carbon Nanotube Wind Turbine Blade is Lighter, Stronger, More Efficient

New Carbon Nanotube Wind Turbine Blade is Lighter, Stronger, More Efficient

A researcher at Case Western University recently developed a wind turbine blade that is lighter and stronger than conventional prototypes. Increasing the size of wind turbines in order to

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Wind Turbines Might Not Stand Up to Hurricane Irene

Wind Turbines Might Not Stand Up to Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene careens towards the east coast of the United States and residents rush to batten down the hatches we must not forget to take care of our renewable energy generators --

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Study Finds That Climate Change Causes Wars

Study Finds That Climate Change Causes Wars

Climate change might be on track to do more than reduce the Earth's resources and jeopardize the health of mankind -- it could cause us all to start fighting with each other. The Center for the

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Sheep Wagons Converted into Rustic (and Adorable) Mobile Living Spaces

Sheep Wagons Converted into Rustic (and Adorable) Mobile Living Spaces

For those of us that were raised playing the classic computer game Oregon Trail, our childhood dreams have just come true. One company in Idaho is bringing the covered wagon into the 2000s with

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VIDEO: Watch the Lightning SuperBike Top 200 MPH and Break a Land Speed Record!

VIDEO: Watch the Lightning SuperBike Top 200 MPH and Break a Land Speed Record!

Last week we announced that the Lighting Electric SuperBike broke the land speed record for electric motorcycles at the Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week by jumping over 200 miles per hour --

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Frankenkindle: Engineer Hacks a Kindle to Make an E-Reader for His Sister with Cerebral Palsy

Frankenkindle: Engineer Hacks a Kindle to Make an E-Reader for His Sister with Cerebral Palsy

We were inspired today to hear news about one very clever engineer who hacked his Amazon Kindle so that his sister, who has cerebral palsy, would be able to use it. The applications engineer

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Denmark Announces Plans to Develop the Arctic for Oil and Gas Drilling

Denmark Announces Plans to Develop the Arctic for Oil and Gas Drilling

The tiny country of Denmark is making a rather bold push to open the Arctic region to commercial industry -- mainly for the drilling of oil, gas and rare earth minerals. The Danish foreign

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5.9 Mineral, Virginia Earthquake Shakes Six Nuclear Power Plants Within 150 Miles

5.9 Mineral, Virginia Earthquake Shakes Six Nuclear Power Plants Within 150 Miles

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake just hit Mineral, VA, sending shockwaves up and down the East Coast of the United States that evacuated the Capital Building, the White House, and the Pentagon in

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New EV Profiler Tracks Your Driving and Tells You If Electric Vehicles are Right for You

New EV Profiler Tracks Your Driving and Tells You If Electric Vehicles are Right for You

Finally, a gadget that will actually tell you whether an electric vehicle is right for you. The EV Profiler is a device that plugs into the cigarette outlet of your car and keeps a low profile

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Artists Turn Abandoned Bikes into Flowering Neon Street Art in Toronto

Artists Turn Abandoned Bikes into Flowering Neon Street Art in Toronto

There are abandoned bikes in every city -- locked to poles long after their owners lost their lock keys or moved away -- and often they are ticketed for being left behind. A group of renegade

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NASA Researchers Say Climate Change on Earth Could Provoke an Alien Invasion

NASA Researchers Say Climate Change on Earth Could Provoke an Alien Invasion

A new paper from NASA's Planetary Science Division and Pennsylvania State University academics details a rather frightening consequence of climate change that we may not have contemplated

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Chinese Researchers Plan to Use a Solar Sail to Save Earth from Asteroid Collision

Chinese Researchers Plan to Use a Solar Sail to Save Earth from Asteroid Collision

Chinese researchers plan to build a solar sail-powered spacecraft that will launch into space in the near future on a suicide mission to save planet Earth. Now, stay on your toes, this gets

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G.O.P. Presidential Candidates Acknowledge Wind Power in Iowa by Autographing a Turbine

G.O.P. Presidential Candidates Acknowledge Wind Power in Iowa by Autographing a Turbine

While it may seem to go against the usual anti-renewable energy stance that the red party is known for, this past weekend, the Republican candidates for president took a minute out of their busy

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Scientists Develop Bulletproof Skin Using Goat Milk Spider Silk

Scientists Develop Bulletproof Skin Using Goat Milk Spider Silk

We know this sounds insane, but Dutch researchers working with the Forensic Genomics Consortium in the Netherlands claim to have just created bulletproof skin from goat milk. The researchers

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President of Ferrari Announces They’ll Never Make an Electric Vehicle

President of Ferrari Announces They’ll Never Make an Electric Vehicle

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemelo just announced, quite plainly, to Engadget that he doesn't believe in electric vehicles and therefore the world shouldn't hold its breath for a Ferrari EV.

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Scientists Discover Deep-Sea Mussels That Can Convert Hydrogen into Energy

Scientists Discover Deep-Sea Mussels That Can Convert Hydrogen into Energy

According to scientists, there are mussels at the bottom of the ocean that are efficiently converting hydrogen into energy in their very own, nature-made hydrogen fuel cells. The mussels,

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Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Researchers in Japan have developed a method for making radiation detection devices out of recycled PET bottles that cuts costs by 90% over currently used devices. The resource reusing,

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Scientists Isolate Plant Gene That Could Lead to Cheaper, More Efficient Ethanol Production

Scientists Isolate Plant Gene That Could Lead to Cheaper, More Efficient Ethanol Production

A research team at the Department of Energy's (DOE) BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) has isolated the gene that controls the amount of ethanol production a microorganism is capable of. Isolating

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Ford to Offer SunPower Solar Arrays with Their New Focus Electric

Ford to Offer SunPower Solar Arrays with Their New Focus Electric

Ford has teamed up with SunPower to offer Ford Focus Electric buyers a solar array that will generate enough energy to power their vehicle for 1,000 miles a month. The two companies announced

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New System Powers Your Home More Efficiently with Solar-Hydrogen Hybrid Array

New System Powers Your Home More Efficiently with Solar-Hydrogen Hybrid Array

A professor at Duke University has developed an innovative solar energy system that powers buildings with hydrogen. The system, though it looks like a solar array, is made up of thousands of

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Apple Recycling Program Will Now Accept Old PCs for Free

Apple Recycling Program Will Now Accept Old PCs for Free

Apple has decided to open its recycling program to a wider electronics world and will now be accepting old PCs, iPods and iPhones for free. They used to charge PC owners $30 to take their old

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Washington DC’s Bikeshare is So Successful That Bikes are in Short Supply

Washington DC’s Bikeshare is So Successful That Bikes are in Short Supply

Launched as a pilot program in August 2008, Washington DC's Capital Bikeshare has been so successful that riders are often left wondering where the bikes are. The program currently has 1,100

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Study Finds That Non-Whites Are Less Likely to Purchase a Low Emissions Vehicle

Study Finds That Non-Whites Are Less Likely to Purchase a Low Emissions Vehicle

A study by Green Lining in the State of California showed that low-emission vehicle owners are disproportionately white compared with the state's demographic. The study found that 70% of hybrid

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Simulation Shows Towing an Entire Iceberg to Drought-Stricken Areas is Feasible

Simulation Shows Towing an Entire Iceberg to Drought-Stricken Areas is Feasible

In the 1970's, Georges Mougin was laughed at when he suggested that we should start towing icebergs from the polar ice caps to drought-ridden communities around the world to provide sources of

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Super Greenies: New Study Uncovers Group of Luxury-Loving, Affluent Environmental Activists

Super Greenies: New Study Uncovers Group of Luxury-Loving, Affluent Environmental Activists

A new study by Scarborough has revealed that the greenest people in the United States also happen to be high earners with a taste for luxury. The study calls these individuals the “Super

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Scientists Find That Bacteria-Based Nanowires Could Lead to Natural, Chemical Free Nanotechnology

Scientists Find That Bacteria-Based Nanowires Could Lead to Natural, Chemical Free Nanotechnology

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered that a type of bacteria, originally found in 1987 in the Potomac River, could be the key to developing non-chemical based,

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Are WiTricity and Apple In Cahoots to Wirelessly Charge Everything Using Your Computer?

Are WiTricity and Apple In Cahoots to Wirelessly Charge Everything Using Your Computer?

Rumors are flying around that WiTricity might be in the know about Apple's plans to put out a desktop that wirelessly charges itself and your other gadgets. In the video after the

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