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[VIDEO] Amory Lovins: A 50-year plan for energy

In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening -- like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks -- but some require a bigger vision.


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[VIDEO] A really smart home

On an off-grid property in Philo, California (Mendocino County), Loren Amelang built a home that would help him generate "free hot water, free power and a decent chunk of free heat". Putting his technical skills to use (he's a pioneer in C++ programming), Amelang wrote over 10,000 lines of code so that his home's water and electric systems could be operated more efficiently and automatically. An added benefit is the ability to control everything remotely, by even just a smartphone


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How to turn caves into giant batteries

How to turn caves into giant batteries | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
How do we build a world that's less dependent on fossil fuels? One solution is right under your feet. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) is a very boring name for a very awesome system that turns the Earth itself into a giant battery.

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The Energy Lie (Suppression of Technological Evolution)

The Energy Lie (Suppression of Technological Evolution) | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
The Energy Lie...

We as a society can no longer focus our entire efforts into what is profitable, because what is profitable is not always right, and what is right is not always profitable.

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[VIDEO] Narrowing the Search for Dark Matter

Scientists have further narrowed the search for a hypothetical particle that could be dark matter, the mysterious stuff that makes up 80 percent of all the mass in the universe. This video from NASA Astrophysics presents the new results, compiled from two years' worth of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

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Painting roofs white is as green as taking cars off the roads for 50 years, says study

Painting roofs white is as green as taking cars off the roads for 50 years, says study | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Painting roofs white and using light-coloured materials to surface roads and pavements would not only make cities cooler in summer, it would save the same amount of carbon as taking all the cars in the world off the roads for 50 years.


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Bio battery turns paper to power

Bio battery turns paper to power | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Sony shows off a prototype battery that converts waste paper into enough electricity to power a small fan.

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