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California Solar Power Hits New Output Record

Published on August 23rd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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California solar power plants recently hit a new electricity output record for electricity from utility-scale solar power plants. It hit 4.813 gigawatts of output on August 15 at 12:03pm. The data comes from CAISO, which only tracks ... Read More

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Chevy Volt vs Toyota Prius (VIDEO)

Chevy Volt vs Toyota Prius (VIDEO)

Published on August 21st, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


A couple of Via Motors employees decided to have a little fun and see how the two compared on a long commute. They drove 43.3 miles to work, 86.6 miles round trip. While the Volt driver ... Read More



Almonds Can Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol (LDL) Says Research

Published on August 17th, 2014 | by Jake Richardson

This post originally appeared on This interview about the potential health benefits of eating almonds is with Dr. Sujatha Rajaram who worked on the following study: “Serum lipid response to the graduated enrichment of a Step I ... Read More


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World Time Calculator, or “Dial-a-Time”

Published on August 15th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

Here’s one of the funniest ways to tell world time that I have ever seen. I call it “Dial-a-Time,” although that’s not the official name for it. (The official name is “”.) First of all, with ... Read More


Image taken from the Video of Mount Polley Mine Trailings Pond Breach - Courtesy Cariboo Regional District

Mount Polley Disaster: Can BC’s Government be Trusted?

Published on August 13th, 2014 | by Roy L Hales

Originally Published in the ECOreport Questions arising from the Mount Polley tailings pond breach: Is BC’s Liberal government in the pockets of industry? Can large corporations be trusted to place public safety ahead of profits? Does ... Read More


An origami robot begins to self-assemble... (Photo: Seth Kroll)

“Origami Robots” Self-Construct And Start Working

Published on August 10th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

If you haven’t seen the origami robot yet, you’re in for a fantastic surprise! Evoking the potential of an ancient and wonderful Japanese art, these crawling robots can self-assemble from flat-pack designs and autonomously perform. Inspired ... Read More

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