NASA’s Curiosity Rover Will Have a Brother on Mars by 2020

December 5, 2012 by  
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NASA has announced that it is building a successor to the Curiosity rover currently roaming Mars . Building on the success of the ongoing exploratory mission on the red planet, the space agency will essentially replicate the existing rover model’s architecture in order to drive down costs and risk. The new rover is expected to launch in 2020 and Curiosity may well be there to welcome it. Read the rest of NASA’s Curiosity Rover Will Have a Brother on Mars by 2020 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2020 , Curiosity , exploration , mars , nasa , Rover , science , space , Technology

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"Hipster" Farmers Are Doing Nothing New (Video)

October 3, 2011 by  
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Image credit: The Perennial Plate We’ve posted before about the work of Greg Willerer of Brother Nature Farm in a rundown part of Detroit, and we know that urban farming is not just a nice idea— growing food in our cities is playing a crucial role in feeding the hungry and ensuring community resilience in the face of a crappy economy. Now we get to visit Brother Nature Farm once again,… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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MESH Cities: Sustainable, Intelligent Cities of Tomorrow Today

October 3, 2011 by  
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Across North America, people are organizing responses to abuse of power and increasing inequality around a hashtag, #occupywallstreet . It is an example of how technology has changed the way we relate to each other, the way we are now always online wherever we are, how we act when we live in what Robert Ouellette calls MESH Cities , the “offspring of an improbable marriage between Jane Jacobs and ubiquitous city computing.” Robert has launched a new website, to explore ” the wireless systems empowered, 21… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How Bosses are Using Big Brother Tech to Babysit Telecommuters

December 29, 2010 by  
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Telecommuting is growing trend that’s taking employees out of the cubicle and letting them work autonomously from home.

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Would You Use Amazon’s Preemptive Return Tool for Gifts You Don’t Want?

December 29, 2010 by  
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We’ve all got relatives that seem to be missing the  gift giving gene — remember those horrible holiday sweaters and itchy scarves of your childhood? Well, Amazon.com has a plan to curb unwanted presents and they’ve filed a patent to make sure nobody steals their idea. Amazon’s new tool would allow giftees to opt in to see the gifts they’ll be getting from people and — before they’re even sent from the warehouse — decide if they don’t want them.

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Are We There Yet? COP15 Taking Us Just a Small Step Down the Road to Strong Climate Action

December 15, 2009 by  
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All photos: Matthew McDermott With nine days of COP15 down, we’re really in the home stretch to achieving some sort of global climate deal and everybody and their brother, their cousin and their cousin’s cousin is trying to get into the Bella Center. The UNFCCC just sent around an email that some 45,000 people have applied to get in, at least three times the capacity of the building.

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Mop More Efficiently; Separate the Waters!

December 3, 2009 by  
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Carlos Rivadulla got the idea when he was sweeping floors in the army, and now, a few years later and with the help of his brother Juan Rivadulla, the siblings launched the Ecofrego , an eco-friendlier bucket that separates the clean water from the dirty one. It is really quite straightforward and we are surprised this hasn’t hit the market until now. A simple tweak to the traditional cleaning bucket can save you water, soap, and work….

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