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Lunar Eclipse 2010 to Happen on Winter Solstice


The moon is expected to go into total eclipse Tuesday morning, making the moon appear brown or maybe deep redwhich happens to be winter solstice. NASA says the moon will begin its move into Earth’s shadow at about 1 a.m., but the best view won’t happen until about 1:30 a.m. Then, for around one hours and […]

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Globama Campaign for Solar White House Heats Up


After Jimmy Carter installed 32 solar panels in the White House – only to be uninstalled by Ronald Regan in the 1980s, Ecorazzi is reporting that the Globama campaign is urging Obama to undo Regan’s handy work. And talk about recycling! Obama could haul the solar panels out of storage and just reinstall them. Moreover, […]

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Solar Plane Completes Overnight Flight


A Swiss research group landed their solar powered aircraft successfully after completing an overnight flight Thursday. The plane was able to fly at night as it was able to store energy it was able to gather during the day. The Solar Impulse, a four-engine plane, took off from Switzerland’s Payerne airbase early Wednesday and returned […]

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The Gyre Seascraper


Created for the Evolo Skyscraper Design Competition, the Gyre Seascraper is a floating zero emissions eco-development from Zigloo Design, a Canadian based company. Only at the conception stages this underwater skyscraper was created to bring both scientists and tourists together to better understand the ocean. The multi-level design spanning 52.3 acres, uses wind, solar, and […]

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Solar Power Contributing to Haiti Relief


Although, Haiti is looking at a long road to recovery due to the recent earthquakes there, the abundance of sun the country gets makes solar power a viable option to restoring their power infrastructure. Many non profits as well as solar power companies are facing on binging solar-powered equipment capable of providing essential needs like […]

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Solar Power Roads


The global engineering company Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr (IAV) has a plan to get crafty with our roadways. This company is working on a way to refuel electric cars while they are both driving and parked via road embedded solar panels and piezoelectric generators. In execution, the transfer of energy from the solar track to […]

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Keep Warm with Solar Powered Hat and Gloves


Burr. It’s getting chilly out there, but thanks to the German designer Yiran Qian’s dream of an “Endless Warm: you will never have to have frozen fingers again. Yiran conceptualized the integration of solar panels into winter hats and gloves for Design Boom’s Green Life Design Competition. And even though this is still just in […]

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Google Earth Releases Climate Change Mapping Program


Google Earth has unveiled a crystal-ball like feature that will predict what planet will look like up to the year 2100. Using data provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Google has created a new 3D mapping program that will show the range of expected climate change under different global emissions scenarios that could […]

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Scientists Discover New Planet WASP 17


The Wide Area Search for Planets, a consortium of British universities, discovered a new planet they have dubbed WASP-17. The planet orbits in the reverse direction as the star it revolves around, which is the opposite of every other known planet in the universe. “Newly formed solar systems can be violent places,” Astronomer David Anderson […]

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Meteor Shower August 2009


Stargazers will be treated to the most spectacular part of an ongoing meteor shower on Tuesday night. The Perseid meteor shower, a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, occurs every August and this year, the show begins after sunset on Tuesday, August 11th, and will continue until dawn on Wednesday. During the long […]

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