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Titan's unmanned solar tropopause vehicle (Titan Aerospace)

Google Engages Facebook With Nonstop Solar Drones

Originally published on Planetsave. Drones are no longer known as mere weapons of war. At least, that’s how Google, Facebook, and other online giants like Amazon appear to be thinking. Google has just acquired Titan Aerospace, a promising solar-powered drone maker, as part of its plans to globalize wireless internet. … [continued]

Win-Win-Win For Electric Cars, Nissan, Bhutan

Photo of a Leaf negotiating Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan, released by Nissan 2/21/14. A new agreement between leading EV manufacturer Renault-Nissan and the Asian mountain nation of Bhutan looks like a win for both parties, and a great development for electric vehicles in general. Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s chief executive … [continued]

Using Sunlight to Dry Clothes – Indoors

Solar energy is a common method of clothes-drying in many parts of the world. However, hanging clothes on a line costs time, rather than money, and depends on the weather. The German company Miele has removed the weather and the extra time from the equation altogether by designing the world’s first solar-heated dryer.

Not Cold Everywhere

There’s a bit of news coverage right now about the cold weather that’s hitting certain parts of the world, but don’t jump into the idea that we’ve entered global cooling. Take a look at the rest of the world and a little historical perspective, as well as the reason why … [continued]