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Brooklyn Garage rooftop farm

Over the course of seven months, the world’s largest rooftop garden has taken shape in Brooklyn. The embedded time-lapse video shows the 65,000 square foot rooftop urban farm, Brooklyn Grange, in development. As you can see towards the end of the video, in the current depths of the New York winter, the garden is covered [...]

Time-Lapse Of 860K Solar Panel Systems Installed In Germany Since 2009

by John Johnston December 8, 2013
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The revealing, embedded video visualizes the installation of the more than 860,000 solar PV (solar panel) systems installed throughout Germany between January 2009 and January 2013. The visualization, put together by Chris Davis and Alfredas Chmieliauskas, shows the total installed capacity by location, represented by yellow circles. You’ll notice that there appears to be more [...]

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Home Depot Offering To Trade-In Energy-Guzzling Xmas Lights For LEDs

by John Johnston November 11, 2013
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Don’t get too excited, or rather be quick, because this offer (PDF) is apparently only good until the 17th of this month. Home Depot is offering to trade-in old, electricity-guzzling, incandescent Christmas lights for much more energy-efficient LED lights at a reasonable discount. Why is it a good thing for a lot of people to switch [...]

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Elon Musk Buys James Bond Submarine Car, Plans To Install Tesla Engine

by John Johnston October 20, 2013
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Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has reportedly bought the Lotus submarine car used in the 1970s James Bond film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’. Musk is apparently planning to install a Tesla electric engine in it and actually get the movie prop working as a real amphibious electric car. The $866,000 (!) auction purchase [...]

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Making And Trucking Of The World’s Largest Wind Turbine Blades [Video]

by John Johnston October 14, 2013
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Siemens has recently released the embedded video showing the making, transport, and assembly of the world’s largest wind turbine blade, which is also the world’s largest component made of fiberglass. The blade is 75 meters or 246 feet long and has no seams or splices. The blades, which are for the newest 6-megawatt wind turbine, are [...]

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Naming Extreme Storms After Climate Denying Politicians [Viral Video]

by John Johnston August 28, 2013
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You might have seen the embedded video, ‘The Climate Name Change’, doing the rounds over the couple few days. It certainly seems to have struck a social media chord, with over a million YouTube views already. The tongue-in-cheek video proposes that extreme storms should now be named after politicians “who deny climate change and obstruct [...]

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10th Anniversary Of Amazing Images From The Spitzer Space Telescope

by John Johnston August 27, 2013
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Spitzer has been capturing incredible images of the universe to help scientists learn more about it, as well as providing beautiful, awe-inspiring images for the rest of us. The telescope was launched on August 25, 2003, and has been following the Earth in its [...]

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Cassini Spacecraft Snaps Beautiful Image Of Earth From Saturn

by John Johnston July 23, 2013
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There’s nothing quite like an image of Earth from outer space to put things into perspective. That was certainly the case when humans were able to see an image of the whole Earth from the moon for the first time in the Earthrise photograph, captured on December 24, 1968. That image has often been credited for helping to [...]

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Coca-Cola Creates Soda Bottle Made Entirely Of Ice

by Mandy Adwell July 7, 2013
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I try to avoid soda as much as possible, but this latest gimmick from Coca-Cola has me intrigued. The company has debuted a new bottle designed to meet that craving for an ice cold drink on a hot summer day – and it’s made entirely of ice. The frozen bottles, which look just like a [...]

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Wild Fox With Head Stuck In A Jar Asks People For Help [Video]

by John Johnston June 25, 2013
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Well this is a heartwarming tale, although quite sad as well. We hear and see so many stories about how nasty humans can be sometimes, so it’s always nice to come across stories where the opposite is also true. The video doesn’t need much in the way of explanation, as title above says it all. Apart [...]

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