Apple is building a giant solar farm to power a data center in North Carolina, and GigaOM has aerial shots that show just how huge it is. The pictures were taken by North Carolina television station WCNC-TV. At 100 acres, this is going to be the world’s largest privately owned solar panel farm — you can see from the photo above that it dwarfs the 500,000 square foot data center, which is that white building in the upper middle.
In New York City's outer boroughs, there's an official bus system and a shadow bus system.
Lorenzo Durán's cut-away leaf art is both mindblowing and a thoughtful meditation on ecology.
Slovenes provide gorgeous painted beehives for their colonies
Cheeseburgers have a lot of feelings, and those feelings are LIES.
If Michael Bay were any good, and he directed bus commercials, this is what they would look like.
The country's 100 million lighted exit signs use 30 to 35 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity every year
Forty percent of energy in the United States is used to heat buildings and homes. Only some of that goes to actually sparing your whiny ass from getting up and putting on a sweater, though. The rest — billions of dollars worth — just leaks out your windows and doors. But a new company could help you figure out where you’re losing energy and money, just by taking a snapshot of your house. It’s pretty important that we step up our heating/cooling efficiency — because man, you weenies waste a LOT of energy while trying to ensure that the ambient …
It’s always heartwarming when someone who lives somewhere completely fucked manages to do something useful to improve their circumstances, and, in turn, to make the place they live slightly less fucked. Gaza resident and taxi driver Munthar al-Qassas was tired of waiting in the hot sun to buy gas during the region’s ongoing gas shortage. But did the 32-year-old former political science major just throw up his hands and sit around reading Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling? He did not. Instead, he created an electric car — Gaza’s very first — from all recycled materials, at a cost of under $1,000.