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5 reclaimed pallet wood coffee tables

Great furniture can be created from unlikely raw materials – in this case the recycled remains of wooden shipping pallets. Why not utilize the character and hidden charm of this woo...


Official: 2015 Nissan Leaf gets B mode standard, new MorningSky Blue color

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Nissan The Nissan Leaf is getting a few updates for the 2015 model year, some functional, some purely aesthetic. The appearance options will be made available la...


The biggest city you've never heard of

Mega-cities are usually quite famous. Iconic New York City, sprawling Los Angeles, teeming Mexico City and modern Tokyo are well-known to everyone.


If your fridge dies, should you put frogs in your milk?

Milk can go bad four hours into a blackout, even if it's kept in a closed refrigerator. But rather than letting a power outage make us feel powerless to store food, or otherwise live our ...


Ode to Trailblazers — A New Sense of Respect from Mountain Climbing

I haven’t been mountain climbing for a long time, but if there is a recurring thought every time I hike up a new vertical challenge, it’s that I have a new respect for the wor...



Report: Will the Mazda2 be offered as a PHEV with a rotary engine range extender?

Filed under: Hybrid, Hatchback, Mazda Every few months, it seems a rumor crops up about plans from Mazda to revive the rotary engine. Last November, its CEO said the only way another one...


Whimsical garden art shines in the world's largest flower show

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Artist Tony Smith stands with his beautiful turf sculpture on July 7 at the Hampton Court Flower Show in London. With more than 600 exhibitors spread ...



How to treat a bee sting naturally

Summer is upon us, and that means the bees are plentiful.   Isn’t it the worst when you have a beautiful summer Sunday planned with family and friends only to have the day ruined by a pai...


Toronto Public Health Reveals Local Air Pollution Sources

Local air pollution from small sources like autobody shops and corner laundries cause the deaths of at least 120 city residents each year, according to the Toronto Star  citing a Toronto ...


The most famous Duke v. Duke since Trading Places

Not the Onion: The estate of the actor John Wayne, who was known as “The Duke,” has asked a California court to affirm that it can use the word “Duke” without causing confusion. Duke Univ...


10 things to do with a lidless teapot

A teapot is a sad sight without a lid, whether lost, stolen or smashed. There is a certain element of frustration – the pot itself is perfectly sound, yet perfectly useless without its to...


Researchers observe hydrogen-oxygen reaction in ceria fuel cell; insights may improve efficiency

Researchers at Stanford, working with colleagues at SLAC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, have observed the hydrogen-oxygen reaction in a cerium ox...


Southeastern U.S. Jealous of Brazil’s Solar-Powered Sports

This post was written by SACE Communications Intern, Taylor Lyon. Watching the 2014 World Cup makes us wonder: Would solar sports arenas work here too? On June 14th, the first ever World ...


5 incomparable outsider art environments to visit around the world

The Louvre. The Uffizi. The Tate Modern. The National Palace Museum. For most foreign travelers, art museums rank at the very top of must-visit lists and for good reason: they’re safe. Th...


Link Love: ‘Game of Thrones’ Wine + Fatima Olive Beauty + Apple and Female Anatomy

This week’s Link Love we get a taste of craft beers from around the world, local goes up against organic, now you can drink “Game of Thrones” wine, EcoSalon’s own ...


Calysta reports 8-fold improvement in gas fermentation in ARPA-E program; BioGTL

Calysta, Inc. reported that it has achieved 8-fold improved performance over traditional fermentation technologies in a high mass transfer bioreactor. The bioreactor technology is under d...


Jaguar Land Rover developing self-learning car

Researchers at Jaguar Land Rover are developing an intelligent self-learning vehicle intended to offer a completely personalized driving experience and help prevent accidents by reducing ...


July 10

July 10, 1970: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon proposes two new Federal agencies to consolidate U.S. work on environmental regulation as well as on oceans, atmosphere, and weather. Within...


Jaguar shares details about new Ingenium family of efficient gasoline and diesel engines

Ingenium engine. Click to enlarge. Jaguar Land Rover has revealed some details about its new Ingenium family of efficient diesel and gasoline engines. The powerplants—designed, engineered...


Happy Birthday, Mr. Tesla!

Take a moment today in front of one of your home electrical outlets and pause in grateful reflection. Nikola Tesla was born on this date 158 years ago in Smiljan, Croatia. Not only was Te...


Honda “open sourcing” plans for Smart Home

Honda has decided to publicly post the building plans, architectural and mechanical drawings, furniture specs and materials associated with its Smart Home project (earlier post), includin...


Mercedes-Benz outlines synergies between F1 motorsport and production car engineering

Mercedes-Benz has outlined areas of actual synergies between its F1 motorsport activities with Mercedes AMG Petronas and Mercedes-Benz Cars. While there is definitely a technology transfe...


Rossby waves and surface weather extremes

A new study by Screen and Simmonds demonstrates the statistical connection between high-amplitude planetary waves in the atmosphere and extreme weather events on the ground. Guest post by...