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Is Salt Water the Next Source of Renewable Energy?

Gregory

From solar panels to wind farms, green and renewable energy is ever-growing as we find a solution to traditional and harmful methods like coal and oil. But, are we about to take hydro-power to the next level?   This new discovery, called blue energy, is a potential way to harvest energy f…

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Solar Powered Device Cleans Water and Produces Energy

Gregory

When in doubt, try something new! That's what a group of engineers did when it came to combining solar energy with clean water.   A team of engineers installed a water distillation system on the back of a solar power cell, thus creating a device that doubles as both an energy generator …

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Weird History: Fourth of July Plumbing and Heating Facts

Gregory

Happy Independence Day! To celebrate the holiday today, here are four weird history facts about our nation's history with heating, plumbing, and HVAC that you may not have known!   Benjamin Franklin invented the Franklin stove in 1741. It was a metal-lined fireplace with a hollow baffle n…

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New ‘Super-Wood’ Becomes Cooler in Sunlight

Gregory

New research shows that you might be able to cool your home with ‘super-wood.’ By stripping the wood of its lignin before densification, it actually allows the densified wood to cool in bright sunlight.   By doing this, buildings that are constructed using this material would have a s…

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Ball Pit or Reservoir in Los Angeles?

Gregory

Did you ever think it would hard to tell a ball pit from a water reservoir? Well, in Los Angeles it is.   The L.A. Water Reservoir is now home to 96,000,000 (yes, 96 million!) black balls that look like they belong in a ball pit at a kid's birthday party. But actually, they fit perfectly …

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