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New Graphene-Glass Combo Powers “Spontaneous” Solar Cell

A new graphene solar cell deploys common window glass to touch off a spontaneous "doping" effect, leading to high efficiency, low cost solar cells New Graphene-Glass Combo Powers “Spontaneous” Solar Cell was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Is This The Best Solar Chart Yet?

Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon Solar energy has been in a bit of a boom phase as of late (one that will arguably continue for a long while). Why exactly, one might ask, has the technology been finding more and...Show More Summary

Farewell, Philae: Rosetta's lost comet lander faces eternal rest - CNET

After months of Philae's radio silence, the Rosetta mission team is finally giving up on hearing from the comet lander.

Rosetta's comet lander resigned to its eternal rest - CNET

After months of radio silence, the Rosetta mission team is finally giving up on hearing from the lost comet lander Philae.

Mario Kart re-enactment churns up real-life mall - CNET

We'd all love to play Mario Kart in real life. A handful of fans did exactly that, dressing as their favorite characters in this entertaining prank.

Three New Desert Gems

California famously has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to landscapes: spectacular mountains, unique redwood forests, and a coastline that ranges from idyllic beaches to rocky cliffs. But as many a lottery winner can tell you, even the most fabulous wealth can be squandered all too easily if one isn't careful. Show More Summary

Use Lent to kick off a lifelong vegan lifestyle- Fish NOT included!

As a raised cultural Catholic, token religious leftist among my friends, and a Good Irish Girl, I still practice Lent every year as it’s an important part of my cultural identity. The serious meditations and thought put into Lenten commitments...

Celebrating the California Desert National Monument

The year 2015 was full of amazing things (read my summary of that here), and thanks to today's bold action by President Obama, 2016 is shaping up to be another great year for America's public lands. The President, this morning, protected...Show More Summary

Beautiful green-roofed trail center in Sweden mimics a fallen pinecone

Tengbom Architects won the bid to design the 600-square-meter trail center in 2014, after placing first in an architecture competition launched by Sweden’s Kungälv municipality following the destruction of the old building. The oval trail center comprises a cafe, lockers, changing rooms, and shower facilities. Show More Summary

LA’s Aliso Canyon methane gas leak has been plugged – for now

The Southern California Gas Company announced yesterday that the massive methane leak plaguing the suburbs of Los Angeles has finally been plugged, at least temporarily. The Aliso Canyon well leak, which was first reported Oct 23, put the area’s environment and residents in danger and forced thousands to evacuate their homes to escape illness. Show More Summary

Understanding Google’s Goal To Be Powered By 100% Renewable Energy

Google has made a big deal of its desires to be powered by 100% renewable energy, and in a recent blog post, the company has explained exactly what it means by that goal. Gary Demasi, Google Director of Data Center Energy & LocationShow More Summary

Weirdos Are Milking Cows at Night to Make Sleep Promoting “Night Milk”

Producing milk in the cover of darkness doesn’t hide the fact that humans continue to find new ways to use animals selfishly.

Activists are fighting for Oatmeal the Blind Steer

Children raise a young farm animal from birth, show them at fair, and have them auctioned off, and the photos are always soul-crushing.

Scientists hack a $40 cotton candy maker to spin artificial blood vessels

We've written on this site before about scientists' attempts to create artificial organs that could help cure chronic diseases or allow patients to bypass lengthy waiting lists. But every attempt to grow human organs has had one major...Show More Summary

NASA’s amazing travel posters will get you pumped for space exploration

If NASA’s recently released space travel prints seem familiar, you may be remembering the work by JPL’s creative studio released last year. In 2015, The Studio at JPL created five “Exoplanet Travel Bureau” posters that depicted travel beyond our solar system. Show More Summary

This tiny home on wheels lets you change your Vista on a whim

The Vista, at its core, has a great deal in common with traditional recreational vehicles. The trailer measures 20 feet long by 8.5 feet wide trailer with a standard hitch, towable by any vehicle capable of handling the 6,500lb load....Show More Summary

Million-Dollar Investment Gives Australia’s Battery Storage A Big Boost

Australia’s battery storage industry has received a big boost after Sunverge Energy’s world leading technology received an investment of USD$36.5 million. Sunverge Energy, a global leader in intelligent storage and distributed energy...Show More Summary

New Study Predicts World Unlikely To Become Less Reliant On Fossil Fuels

A new study has concluded that fossil fuels consumption is likely to grow unless an adequate price is placed on carbon dioxide emissions. The new study, Will We Ever Stop Using Fossil Fuels, published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives,...Show More Summary

DONG Energy Continues To Shore Up Offshore Wind Leadership

DONG Energy has completed two agreements this week that serve to solidify the Danish wind energy giants’ position as the leading global offshore wind developer. DONG Energy Takes Over 1,000 MW New Jersey Lease On Tuesday, DONG Energy...Show More Summary

BP Predicts Fossil Fuels To Remain Dominant Source Of Energy, Everyone Else Disagrees

One of the world’s seven “supermajor” oil and gas companies, BP, has released its annual Energy Outlook, claiming fossil fuels will remain a dominant source of energy throughout the next two decades. In response, everyone else disagrees. ...Show More Summary

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