“Flow” batteries, i.e. batteries filled with a liquid electrolyte that can be pumped out and replenished, have the potential to transform the process of charging an electric vehicle into something that more closely resembles filling it up with gas.
During the most dire period in the Fukushima meltdown, the president of Japanese utility company Tepco tried to evacuate all workers at the stricken reactor. If that order went through, it would have precipitated a worst-case scenario and ultimately the evacuation of Tokyo.
Ultra-thin solar cells that can be "peeled off" from larger pieces of silicon like delicious fruit roll-ups could be the key to making solar competitive with coal, say researchers at MIT.
Keystone XL lives! TransCanada announced its next two moves in its fight to get the tar-sands pumping pipeline built, and its strategy now involves splitting the project into two parts.
We've poured billions in to low-income housing deep in the suburbs and far from mass transit. The result? Just getting to work and back and paying rent can gobble up half a family's income. Now, affordable housing is getting a facelift.
Aw, look, they’re trying to make jokes! I’m going to print this right out and hang it on the fridge in a frame that says My First Satire.
Here's a list of 41 "don'ts" for female bicyclists from an 1895 New York newspaper, and they are downright breathtaking in their amazingness.
TransCanada is going to reapply for a Keystone XL permit and wants to start work on the Oklahoma-to-Texas portion of the pipeline. Envia Systems has created the most energy-dense battery ever, which could bring down the price of electric vehicles and extend their range. Rick Santorum thinks gas prices caused the recession. No, he really does. A direct quote: “The bubble burst in housing because people couldn’t pay their mortgages because they were looking at $4 a gallon gasoline.” A New York court dismissed a case by organic farmers who hoped for protection against Monsanto should the agribusiness giant’s genes …
With a proposed "cottage food law," California joins a handful of states that have already made it legal to sell artisan foods made in people's homes.
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