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  • Top 10 Climate Discoveries of 2014

    01/04/2015 6:16:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    drroyspencer.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2014 | Dr. Roy Spencer
    Top 10 lists are popular this time of year, so I gave in to the peer pressure. Here’s my Top 10 list of totally true climate stories of 2014. Kind of like that movie “Fargo”, which was not “based on a true story”, but was a totally “true story”. 10. Weather did not even occur before Henry Ford automated the production of the automobile. No, really, look it up. 9. Climate modelers discovered that the Earth is not warming nearly as fast as their models predicted. A multi-billion dollar effort is now underway to make the climate system warm even...
  • Idaho inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    07/11/2014 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 7-11-2014
    The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate electricity. “We need to rebuild our infrastructure,” said Brusaw, the head of Solar Roadways, based in Sandpoint, Idaho, about 90 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington. His idea contains “something for everyone to like.”
  • Why the Solar Roadways Project on Indiegogo is Actually Really Silly

    05/25/2014 11:25:36 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 24 replies
    Equites ^ | 5/23/14 | Joel Anderson
    In the first month since posting their project on Indiegogo, Idaho couple Scott and Julie Brusaw raised over $400,000, and were rapidly approaching half of their $1 million goal in the Friday prior to Memorial Day weekend. Their idea? Solar roadways.
  • ENDLESS ELECTRICITY: Here's A Way Of Turning America's Roads Into Gigantic Solar Panels

    05/14/2014 7:13:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/14/2014 | ROB WILE
    Solar RoadwaysJulie and Scott Brusaw. There are about 31,251 square miles of roads, parking lots, driveways, playgrounds, bike paths, and sidewalks in the lower 48 states. If Julie and Scott Brusaw have their way, they will all someday be replaced with solar panels.For the better part of a decade, the Idaho couple has been working on prototyping an industrial-strength panel that could withstand the weight of even the largest trucks. They now appear to have cracked the formula, developing a specially textured glass coating for the panels that can not only bear tremendous loads but also support standard tire traction. By their...
  • Electric Avenue: Solar Road Panels Offer Asphalt Alternative

    05/26/2013 11:22:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 24, 2013 – 06:14 PM | Sören Harder
    A lot of thought is put into how much energy we use to drive from point A to B. But what if the road itself could generate energy? Julie and Scott Brusaw, a married couple from Sandpoint, Idaho, have taken on just such a concept, which they hope will make the auto transport of the future cleaner and safer. The idea is as simple as it is ingenious. Wherever roads are laid, solar panels could go instead. They would generate electricity, which would in turn be fed into the grid. Thus, oil is conserved twice: Electric cars could be charged...
  • Solar Collector Could Change Asphalt Roads Into Renewable Energy Source

    08/15/2008 12:06:49 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 18 replies · 130+ views
    Science Daily ^ | August 14, 2008 | Staff
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2008) — Anyone who has walked barefoot across a parking lot on a hot summer day knows that blacktop is exceptionally good at soaking up the sun’s warmth. Now, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has found a way to use that heat-soaking property for an alternative energy source. Through asphalt, the researchers are developing a solar collector that could turn roads and parking lots into ubiquitous—and inexpensive–sources of electricity and hot water. The research project, which was undertaken at the request of Michael Hulen, president of Novotech Inc. in Acton, Mass, which holds a...
  • The Left's New Insult: "Go Fund Yourself"

    05/07/2015 2:46:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    A significant number of Americans seem to no longer understand our constitution, our system of government or the structure of our legal system. The outcry over crowdfunding support for litigants is a good example. When Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, was forced to shut down because of threats, supporters rallied to help them, raising over $800,000 on a GoFundMe fundraising page that had been set up for that purpose. The left went ballistic. It wasn't enough that the owners of the misbegotten restaurant had been given a public flogging for an opinion the press had solicited (as opposed to an...
  • SF Crowdfunding Site Indiegogo Raises Money for Cop Who Killed Walter Scott

    San Francisco-based crowdfunding website Indiegogo has allowed a fundraising campaign for the former South Carolina police officer who fatally shot Walter Scott. A campaign called the Michael T. Slager Defense Fund has at press time raised $1,250 of a $5,000 goal with 58 days left. 45 people have contributed money so far. Indiegogo “allows anyone, anywhere to fund ideas that matter to them and just like other open platforms — such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter — we don’t judge the content of campaigns as long as they are in compliance with our Terms of Use," a representative told Mashable....
  • Kermit Gosnell, the one serial killer Hollywood won’t touch

    05/11/2014 6:15:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/11/2014 | Lila Rose
    If what the media publishes daily is any indicator, Americans seem fascinated with killers. We’re confronted with headlines about the likes of Oscar Pistorius, Amanda Knox and Jodi Arias. When the news is slow, Americans can change the channel to procedurals, such as “Law and Order: SVU” and “Criminal Minds.” When the procedurals lag, producers and directors come up with serial-killer-glorifying programs like “Dexter,” which just finished its eighth season last year, or the 2007 mystery thriller, “Zodiac.” It’s strange to see Hollywood refuse to touch the story of the worst serial killer in America’s history — and to see...
  • GOSNELL MOVIE CAMPAIGN MEETS GOAL

    05/09/2014 9:10:56 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 10 replies
    Headline of the Day ^ | FRIDAY 09TH OF MAY 2014 09:09:25 AM
    BREAKS ALL INDIEGOGO RECORDS
  • Filmmaker protests Kickstarter’s ‘censorship’ of abortion film

    05/01/2014 5:18:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 30, 2014 | Danika Fears
    In protest of the crowd-funding site’s “censorship” of his TV movie project about convicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, McAleer commissioned a bold billboard near Kickstarter’s Brooklyn headquarters. Modal Trigger Photo: AP “Kicked out by Kickstarter,” reads the giant sign, which was put up on Tuesday afternoon. “Gosnell movie raises $1 million … and counting! To the public — we say ‘Thank you!’ To Kickstarter — we say … ‘You Stink at Censorship!’” McAleer raised funds for his last film, “FrackNation,” on Kickstarter, so the filmmaker didn’t think twice about turning to the site again for his latest project. But soon...
  • Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming Censorship

    04/02/2014 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Diago · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | April 1, 2014 2:44 PM | Josh Encinias
    --> NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          www.nationalreview.com           April 1, 2014 2:44 PM Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming CensorshipFilmmakers have raised over $195,000 in five days By Josh Encinias Makers of a film on abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell say the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter singled out their project for special objections. They have ankled the massively popular platform in favor of another crowdfunding site. Ann and Phelim Media have  raised nearly $200,000 in five days on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for a planned movie about Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who was convicted in 2013 on a host of charges including multiple illegal...