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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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The Evernote Devcup Congrats to this year's winners, and thank you to all who submitted! The Evernote Devcup is our annual developer competition for designers and software developers. With the help of our online community, we will award prizes to the best products that integrate with the Evernote API. 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. Solar future Displaying results 1 to 10 out of 405 The European Commission is expected to revise its minimum import price for Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) modules shortly, which has already affected the shipments and prices of major PV manufacturers. Martin Schachinger of pvXchange GmbH (Cologne, Germany) predicts that this price will be EUR 0.53-0.54 (USD 0.73-0.75) per watt, and expects an official announcement in the near future. Read more... Ib vogt GmbH (Berlin) reports that it commissioned six solar photovoltaic (PV) plants totaling 80 MW in England during the first quarter of 2014.

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. Booting and Installing Windows 7 from a USB memory stick In this blog post I am documenting the procedure of how to install Windows 7 on a PC that doesn’t have a DVD drive, but a USB port using a USB memory stick. The blog post describes how to prepare the USB stick and boot from it. Once booted from the USB stick, the procedure of installing Windows 7 is exactly the same as installing it from DVD. You need a Windows 7 installation DVD for copying files onto the memory stick. You will also need a USB drive that is at least 4 GB big.

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.

s WMAP Science Team Awarded 2012 Gruber Cosmology Prize NASA's WMAP Science Team Awarded 2012 Gruber Cosmology Prize NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, known as WMAP, transformed the science of cosmology by establishing the age, geometry, and contents of the universe to astonishing precision. On June 20, the Gruber Foundation recognized this accomplishment by awarding its 2012 Cosmology Prize to WMAP principal investigator Charles L.