You have baked me for the last time, warns giant 4-foot tall gingerbread Darth Vader

December 24, 2015 by  
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A most impressive Darth Vader statue has Star Wars fans flocking to the sweet side. Oslo baker and 3D artist Caroline Eriksson took three weeks to create a gingerbread replica of Darth Vader that stands almost four feet tall. The sweet and crunchy version of the dark lord currently stands in the Ringen Cinema in Oslo, Norway. Read the rest of You have baked me for the last time, warns giant 4-foot tall gingerbread Darth Vader

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With a special glass coating, these solar panels can capture sunlight from almost any angle

December 24, 2015 by  
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When it comes to boosting efficiency in solar panels—that is, increasing the amount of the sun’s energy each photovoltaic cell can harness—researchers have tried a lot of tricks. Many solar power systems are equipped with tracking devices that enable the solar panels to follow the sun , changing their angle so they are always attracting a maximum amount of solar energy. Now, researchers have developed a special glass coating for solar cells that capture sunlight from almost any direction and increase efficiency by as much as 46 percent. As an added bonus, the coating also repels dust, meaning the solar panels stay cleaner much longer than traditional panels. Read the rest of With a special glass coating, these solar panels can capture sunlight from almost any angle

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7 tips for celebrating a greener and more budget-friendly holiday

December 10, 2014 by  
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“It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year ,” sings Andy Williams in my head, usually when I’m looking for a parking space at the grocery store, way in the back. But the singing is not always sarcastic in my head and I know that for my young children, each day of December holds the promise of something holiday related. Unfortunately, while Christmas can bring out the best in our giving spirits , it can also be a nightmare of consumerism at its worst and the packaging, wrappings, and trappings of holiday celebrations both small and large make it even worse. Fighting the “gimmes” with children at this time of year can be hard, especially when Santa is supposedly able to bring anything your child’s heart desires. Read on to learn how you can you make the holidays a little greener for the planet, a little kinder for everyone, and little lighter on your wallet. Read the rest of 7 tips for celebrating a greener and more budget-friendly holiday Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: angel tree , budget , budget christmas , budget holiday , Chanukah , Charity , charity gifts , Christmas , christmas holiday , christmas holidays , decoration , decorations , diy decorations , gift giving , gifts , gingerbread , gingerbread houses , green christmas , green holiday , green xmas , hanukkah , Holiday , holiday on a budget , holiday season , holidays , kindness , Kwanzaa , lights , outdoor lights , patience , presents , solstice , time with family , winter solstice , Xmas , xmas holidays , Yule

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Architects and Chefs Team Up To Build Fairytale Gingerbread Castles in Seattle

December 24, 2012 by  
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