Colorado Team Find Star Trek-Like Invisible Shield 7,200 Miles Above the Earth

November 28, 2014 by  
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Shields up! A team from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered an “invisible shield” approximately 7,200 miles above Earth. The shield reportedly blocks so-called “killer electrons” that travel around the planet at near-light speed and can potentially threaten astronauts, fry satellites and damage electrical systems during solar storms. Read the rest of Colorado Team Find Star Trek-Like Invisible Shield 7,200 Miles Above the Earth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electrons , killer electrons , light speed , radiation belt , radiation shield , star trek , Star Trek invisible belt , University of Colorado Boulder , Van Allen radiation belt

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Will You Celebrate Buy Nothing Day or Black Friday?

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Thanksgiving is coming up quick this Thursday, and it’s immediately followed by Black Friday – the infamous consumer holiday that drew 138 million shoppers into stores last year. That’s a lot of consumption, and this stressful event also encourages overspending and gas use as shoppers drive from store to store. Fortunately, there’s a more wholesome alternative – why not celebrate Buy Nothing Day instead and spend some quality with your friends and loved ones? Hit the jump for a look at the facts and figures of Black Friday and 20 fun Buy Nothing Day activities that don’t involve shopping! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ban black friday , Black Friday , Buy Nothing Day , eco holiday , family fun , fun family activities , green consumer , green gifts , green holiday , green holiday gifts , peaceful living , thanksgiving

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Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys

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French company Le FabShop has come up with a great way to make fruit and vegetables fun for kids. They have just released 14 3D-printable components that transform potatoes, carrots, eggplants and apples into planes, four-wheelers, helicopters and submarines. These accessories, called Open Toys, are open source and can be downloaded for free, then printed and attached to your kid’s favorite  – or not so favorite — fruit and veggies. Read the rest of Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed toys , 3D printing , 3d printing technology , DIY toys , le Fabshop , makerbot , open source design , Paris , toys , vegetable toys

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200+ Inspiring, Ethical and Eco-Friendly Gifts in Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Gift Guide

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Have you heard that green is the new black? If you don’t particularly feel like having your feet run over numerous times by rabid shopping cart-pushers today, why not skip the Black Friday madness and peruse eco-friendly gifts from the comfort of your own computer screen? Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Gift Guide is full of unique, useful and eco-conscious presents for everyone on your list, from the gals to the guys , the big kids to the wee ones , the green thumbs to the gadget geeks , and everyone in between. We’ve also got affordable offerings under $20 and under $50 , and for those who choose to avoid consumerism altogether, we’ve got clever DIY tutorials for goodies you can make yourself and buy-nothing gifts of time . So get comfy, down some coffee, and get a head start on your holiday shopping here . GREEN GIFTS UNDER $20 > GREEN GIFTS UNDER $50 > MAKE YOUR OWN GIFTS > ECO GIFTS FOR HER > ECO GIFTS FOR HIM > GREEN GIFTS FOR MOM AND DAD > GREEN GIFTS FOR TOTS > ECO GIFTS FOR BIG KIDS > GREEN GIFTS FOR THE HOME > GIFTS FOR THE GREEN THUMB > GREEN GADGET GIFTS > GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK > COZY KNIT GIFTS > GREEN JEWELRY GIFTS > CUSTOMIZED GIFTS > HEIRLOOM GIFTS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cheap green gifts , eco gift guide , eco-gifts , green gift guide , green gifts for dad , green gifts for guys , Green gifts for kids , green gifts for mom , green gifts for pets , green gifts for the family , green gifts for women , inhabitat gift guide , Inhabitat green gift guide , Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Holiday Gift Guide , sustainable gifts

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