The US could power itself with solar 100-times over

December 23, 2014 by  
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There’s a lot of debate about whether or not solar power could feasibly power the entire country. A new report by Environment America and a breakdown by Treehugger’s Micheal Graham Richard is putting the final nail in the naysayers coffin. According to the information, the United States could not only power itself on clean solar energy, but it could easily power itself one hundred times over in the not too distant future. Read the rest of The US could power itself with solar 100-times over Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Environment America , Environment America report , generating solar power , rooftop solar , rooftop solar panels , rooftop solar potential , solar capacity , solar panel capacity , Solar Power , solar power potential , Treehugger solar report , US 10 percent solar power , US entirely solar powered , US solar capacity , us solar power

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Did you know that 60 percent of the world’s Christmas decorations are made in one single Chinese village?

December 23, 2014 by  
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Ever wondered where plastic  Christmas decorations come from? Unfortunately they are not made by an army of elves at Santa’s workshop (I wonder their wages are?), but instead, according to an expose by The Guardian , most are produced inside the Chinese village of Yiwu, where 600 factories produce 60 percent of all of the world’s festive decorations. The factory workers in Yiwu put in long hours in less-than-ethical working conditions, often dealing with toxic chemicals that have the potential to cause lasting damage to their health. Read the rest of Did you know that 60 percent of the world’s Christmas decorations are made in one single Chinese village? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , chinese , Chinese Christmas factory , chinese factory workers , Chinese xmas ornaments , Christmas decorations , Christmas decorations China , Christmas Ornaments , decorations , factory , factory workers , festive decurations , ornaments , The Guardian , unethical factory , xmas decorations , xmas ornaments , yimu decorations , yiwu

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Nest built the first tiny mountain home in the sky, and it’s adorable

December 23, 2014 by  
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No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space

December 23, 2014 by  
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Launching anything into space requires a massive amount of time, money and resources. So what if astronauts could just “print out” anything they need? Now they can! Astronauts on the International Space Station recently used a 3D printer to print out a socket wrench, which they then used. Can a Star Trek-style replicator be far behind? Read the rest of No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d print polymers , 3d Printed space station , 3D printing , 3d Technology , 3d technology construction , made in space , nasa , space , space technology

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Kyocera is building the world’s largest floating solar plant

December 23, 2014 by  
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Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation recently  announced plans to build the world’s largest floating solar installation. The massive 13.4 megawatt plant will be located in the Chiba Prefecture in Japan and will provide enough power for 4,700 homes once it is up and running. The announcement follows the recent completion of the current largest floating solar plant , which was built by Kyocera in the Kagoshima Prefecture. Read the rest of Kyocera is building the world’s largest floating solar plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Century Tokyo , Century Tokyo Leasing , floating solar , floating solar plant , Japan solar plant , kyocera , Kyocera floating solar plant , Kyocera solar plant , large solar plant , solar plant , solar plant technology , water solar , worlds largest floating solar plant

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