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29Apr Oriental Hornet: Expert Solar Power Harvester Do you know who is the most competent solar power expert, according to a research team from Tel Aviv University? It is the humble common Oriental hornet found in our gardens! Much to the astonishment of the scientists and researchers, the hornet utilizes solar power much like a plant and it produces electricity. Think how much easier it would be if only we could unravel how the hornet manages it.

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NV Renewable Energy NV Energy Surpasses 1 Gigawatt of Renewable Energy Renewable energy is not a new phenomenon for NV Energy. The company signed its first contract for geothermal power in 1983, and just this past year, we surpassed the renewable energy threshold of one gigawatt (1,000,000,000 watts) under contract. T2o by Antoine Fritsch The ‘T20 by french designer antoine fritsch is is a beautiful two wheeled vehicle, a fusion between a bicycle and a electric kick scooter. The small motor hidden under the footrest allows the t20 to reach a cruising speed of 35 km/hr (21.7 mph) for a range of about 40 km (24.8 miles). via

Energy Tribune- Ethanol Insanity Obama’s Alcohol Problem Barack Obama doesn’t want to talk about corn ethanol. And it’s no wonder. In early August, his campaign Web site purged several sections of his energy plan that talked about corn ethanol. CosIng - Cosmetics - Health and Consumers Important notice Please note that ingredients assigned with an INCI name which appear in CosIng (Inventory Section) are not necessarily actually used in cosmetic products nor are they approved for such use. For ingredients used in cosmetic products as colorants, preservatives and UV filters, only those authorized in Annexes IV, VI, respectively VII to Directive 76/768/EEC are listed in CosIng.

Cost of fuel is major expense for U.S. military Newport, R.I. - When Adm. Gary Roughead sees the price of oil rise by $1 per barrel, he knows it will cost the Navy an additional $33 million for fuel. Roughead, chief of naval operations, and other speakers at the U.S. Naval War College's forum on energy and national security Tuesday, agreed that the nation's dependence on oil is untenable, given the cost, demand and finite supply. They differed, however, on what should be done and how soon. Top 100 Urban Thinkers The poll was active for one month, from August 7th to September 7th, 2009. We would never claim that this is a definitive list; voters were given free reign to submit and vote for whomever they liked. Our only caveat is that we cleared out a couple of submissions that were clearly in jest, such as "Jesus" (although I'm sure someone could make a legitimate argument for his influence on urban planning).

MIT Creates New Energy Source This is some pretty exciting news. It seems that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the most prestigious science and engineering schools in the United States, has created a new energy source -- and it's clean and renewable. The odd thing is that the only way you can see this energy source is with a very powerful microscope, because it is created by using nanotechnology. For a few years now, we have been hearing about the possibilities offered by the new field of nanotechnology. Now it looks like the first usable breakthrough has been accomplished. Pharyngula Probably not. But the New York Times reports: A review of studies has found that the health benefits of infant male circumcision vastly outweigh the risks involved in the procedure. Actually, it doesn’t. Not at all.

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