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Solar Decathlon 2013: Five solar houses to watch | GizMag.com

Solar Decathlon 2013: Five solar houses to watch | GizMag.com | Environmental | Scoop.it

Since its inception back in 2002, the biennial US Department of Energy-sponsored Solar Decathlon has given collegiate teams a chance to show off their best solar powered home designs. Gizmag takes a closer look at five of this year's 20 entrants which will compete in October.

 

As the competition isn't due to run for another few months, some of the details could change. That said, we can still get a good feel for each project's ambitions.

 

Click headline to read more and view pix of the five solar houses--


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Algae Fuel Passes Another Crucial Test | Biomassmagazine.com

Algae Fuel Passes Another Crucial Test | Biomassmagazine.com | Environmental | Scoop.it

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BLC3's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:56 PM

We're biased but we 100% agree with this piece. Even if some people see biofuels as a stopgap alternative or a transition fuel, they are just better. Which is why we need to invest in them. The future's energy outlook is a composite of various sources, not a single source. And although we need to do more, if we could reduce emissions by more than 50 percent now just by using biofuels, that would be a great contribution to the state of things.

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Does PowerPoint Know I Need a Font?

Does PowerPoint Know I Need a Font? | Environmental | Scoop.it

If you use a custom font in a presentation, and that custom font is not installed on the computer that is viewing the presentation, a font default - or substitution - is used. We cannot control which font is used as the default and we cannot guarantee what the slide will look like with the default font in use.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 3, 2013 3:33 PM

You have installed a beautiful new font on your computer. But what to do if the font that you used in your presentation has suddenly changed when you present from another computer? This article suggests what you can do to avoid the problem.

 

In answer to the comments:

The only precaution you can take is to check the fonts on the computer you will be using, as described in the article. If the font is not there, you can try changing the fonts in your presentation by those which are available or accept the default font.

I'd like to add that it is possible to embed your unique font on your presentation and never lose it.

Imno 6812's comment, August 4, 2013 1:04 PM
The article doesn't mention what can be done ...
Ahmed Khabaz's curator insight, August 6, 2013 10:40 AM

If you're a frequent PowerPoint user, you may want to know the answer for this question.

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300,000 mirrors: World's largest thermal solar plant (377MW) under construction in the Mojave

300,000 mirrors: World's largest thermal solar plant (377MW) under construction in the Mojave | Environmental | Scoop.it
The scale of this concentrating solar power plant is awe-inspiring. Hundreds of thousands of mirrors are used to focus solar energy unto giant towers, generating clean electricity via steam turbines.

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BLC3's curator insight, July 25, 2013 7:23 AM

The world's biggest solar power plant is currently in Abu Dhabi but Brightsource Energy is planning to overtake it with a huge solar instalment in the Mojave Desert. The new plant will have 377MW power (vs 100MW in Abu Dhabi) and will be able to power 140,000 houses in California. The environmental and habitat impact is considered to be practically inexistent.

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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | The Thinking Stick | Environmental | Scoop.it

"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "


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carldowse's curator insight, April 3, 2014 6:58 AM

With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 2014 1:13 AM

Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.

Julie Bilz's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:35 AM

I am ready for a world without textbooks in both K-12 and higher ed.  Bring it on!!

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US Energy Department Claims the Cost of Solar Power will Fall 75% by 2020

US Energy Department Claims the Cost of Solar Power will Fall 75% by 2020 | Environmental | Scoop.it
the US Department of Energy expects the cost of solar to fall by 75% by 2020.

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Five solar houses to watch | GizMag.com

Solar Decathlon 2013: Five solar houses to watch | GizMag.com | Environmental | Scoop.it

Since its inception back in 2002, the biennial US Department of Energy-sponsored Solar Decathlon has given collegiate teams a chance to show off their best solar powered home designs. Gizmag takes a closer look at five of this year's 20 entrants which will compete in October.

 

As the competition isn't due to run for another few months, some of the details could change. That said, we can still get a good feel for each project's ambitions.

 

Click headline to read more and view pix of the five solar houses--


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