Urban Earth Worm Skyscraper Roots Out Urban Soil And Air Pollution

March 14, 2013 by  
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Australian Solar Power Production Expected to Reach 10 GW by 2017

March 14, 2013 by  
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Australia is surging ahead on photovoltaic installations and is projected to hit a whopping 10,000 MW of solar power capacity in a few years. A new report by market analysts Sunwiz and Solar Business Services forecasts that the Australian photovoltaic market, which is currently at 2.5 GW, will likely grow to between 6 GW and 10 GW by as early as 2017. The report suggests that the owner-occupied, single-family residential market will soon be saturated with photovoltaic installations, so the solar industry will have to target more challenging sectors like the multi-family residential and commercial sectors. Read the rest of Australian Solar Power Production Expected to Reach 10 GW by 2017 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 10gw solar production , australia solar power , australia’s commercial solar market , australia’s multifamily residential solar market , australia’s renewable energy target , australia’s residential solar market , australia’s solar market free from incentives , growth of australia’s solar industry , photovoltaic installations in australia

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ALMA: The World’s Largest Telescope Array Powers Up in Chile’s Atacama Desert

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The world’s largest telescope array officially opened Wednesday in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) consists of 66 huge antennas directed towards the night sky to gather data and images of neighboring stars and some of the most distant, ancient galaxies. Its telescopes will have better resolution than the famous Hubble Space Telescope , and they will allow astronomers to shed light on how stars are born and how they die. Read the rest of ALMA: The World’s Largest Telescope Array Powers Up in Chile’s Atacama Desert Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ALMA observatory , ALMA telescope array , Atacama desert observatory , Chile telescopes , space exploration , space observing technology , space research , space technology , telescopes , the universe

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Amsterdam’s Lush Garden-Wrapped SportPlaza Mercator is Topped With a Green Roof

March 14, 2013 by  
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New Study Reveals That Earthworms Accelerate Global Warming

February 6, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock In 2011, we published a story that non-native earthworms were a threat to the US as they were releasing more carbon into the atmosphere. Now a new Dutch/US study has revealed that it’s not just non-native earthworms that accelerate carbon release, but ALL earthworms. However, the report, which was published in the Nature journal , states that it is not so much the earthworms’ fault, but the soil in which they live. Read the rest of New Study Reveals That Earthworms Accelerate Global Warming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide , Climate Change , earthworms , greenhouse gas emissions , greenhouse gases , nature journal , nitrous oxide , soil , US study

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Three Floating Solar Energy Islands are Under Construction in Switzerland

February 6, 2013 by  
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Three solar power-generating floating laboratories are currently being built in Lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Constructed by Swiss energy company Viteos SA and developer Nolaris, the concentrated solar power plants will be able to rotate 220 degrees, assuming optimal position for capturing sunlight at all times. Read the rest of Three Floating Solar Energy Islands are Under Construction in Switzerland Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , concentrated solar power , floating labs Switzerland , floating power plant , green design , green technology , Nolaris , research facilities , solar panels , Solar Power , solar power plant , solar-powered floating labs , solar-powered islands , Viteos SA

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Two Makers Create a $150 Open-Source 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand for a Five Year-Old Boy

February 6, 2013 by  
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Two men living on opposite sides of the planet have teamed up to design and build a 3D-printed prosthetic hand for a five-year old named Liam, who was born with no fingers on his right hand. By combining low-tech mechanics and fast prototyping, the team developed the Robohand, a body powered device that can be personalized and costs only $150. The design is open-source and can be downloaded by anyone. Read the rest of Two Makers Create a $150 Open-Source 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand for a Five Year-Old Boy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printed hand , 3D printers , 3D-printed prosthetic hand , affordable technology , fast prototyping , high-tech design , Ivan Owen , makerbot , Makerbot 3D Printer , prosthetics prototyping , research fundraising campaign , Richard Van As , Robohand

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