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Green EnergyContinuing research into the world of energy hedge funds is revealing evidence of a next wave of interest in Europe as well as an extension of the commodity trading platform into green markets
Specifically, this involves carbon trading, renewable energy credit trading, ethanol trading and emissions trading. The approach, like in all emerging markets with little price discovery, is to find arbitrage opportunities and a mismatch in pricing.
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Wider buffers are betterExcess nitrogen caused by fertilizers, animal waste, leaf litter, sewer lines, and highways is responsible for contaminating groundwater. It can also cause human health risks when found in drinking water and oxygen depleted water bodies endangering animals that drink from them. Establishing Riparian buffers is considered a best management practice (BMP) by State and Federal resource agencies for maintaining water quality, and they may be........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 7/30/2007 8:10:01 PM)
Think Pink To Produce "Green" Solar EnergyWhen it comes to producing earth-friendly solar energy, pink may be the new green, as per Ohio State University researchers.
Researchers here have developed new dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) that get their pink color from a mixture of red dye and white metal oxide powder in materials that capture light.
Currently, the best of these new pink materials convert light to electricity with only half the efficiency of commercially-available........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 7/30/2007 7:33:25 PM)
Sony Network Walkman NWD-B100Sony has had this Network Walkman NWD-B100 in the works for a while, and they've finally released pics of it. As you can see, you could easily mix this guy up with your thumb-drive.
It only plays MP3 and WMA, and as far as other features are concerned, it comes in two models: the 1GB (NWD-B103) and the 2GB (NWD-B105). Each has an FM tuner, 3-color LCD,12 hours of battery life, as well as a mic/voice recorder.
So far, the only........Go to the The-future-blog (Added on 7/28/2007 4:32:04 PM)
Google Tech Talks: Merlin Mann, Inbox ZeroVia Google Video - Quoted - Via Google Video , a well known productivity guru and creator of the popular 43 folders website .... all » will talk about Getting Things Done, the importance of getting your inbox to zero, and strategies for dealing with high volume email.........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 7/26/2007 7:50:12 PM)
M32 Multiple Grenade LauncherVia Military.com - Quoted - The Marines have designated the new weapon the M-32 Multiple shot Grenade Launcher (M-32 MGL, or M-32 MSGL). According to Jane's Defence Weely (January 11, 2006), the U.S. Marine Corps has purchased approx 9,000 units of the new (updated/upgraded) weapon system. Milkor USA could not confirm this number.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/26/2007 7:33:06 PM)
Tiger Beer: Discover the TigerThis controversial poster advertisement was meant for promoting Tiger Beer, which attracted several complaints in Ireland. The advertisement titled, By the neck has shown a man stretched backward and naked from the waist up and a female grasping his neck with one hand and an open blade of a ‘cut throat’, shaving razor to his throat in the other hand. One of the complaints observed that while the woman seems to be shaving the man,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/26/2007 7:16:24 PM)
Are We Heading Towards a Vegetarian Diet?There have been always arguments whether vegetarian or non veg diet is good for human health. Logics come flooding supporting each options almost equally. But a recent study shows somehow vegetarians are doing a favour almost unknowingly towards the reduction of greenhouse effects. Beware meat eaters; may be you are directly contributing towards global warming. In a recent study it is claimed that producing 2.2lb of beef generates as much........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/24/2007 10:14:04 PM)
High Gas Prices Hurt Consumer SpendingReuters reported that the record gas prices currently afflicting the U.S. (and world) consumer is having an impact on consumer spending. With the national average remaining at around $3 per gallon of unleaded, buyers are having to cutback on "personal consumption expenditures" like taking roadtrips or eating out
"When gas prices spike, there seems to be a downturn in other discretionary spending, particularly retail spending," said AAA........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/24/2007 10:13:56 PM)
Laser sets records in power and energy efficiencyThe rise in global terrorism in recent years has brought significant attention to the needs for more advanced sensors and defense technologies to protect civilians and soldiers.
Next-generation laser-based defense systems are now being designed for this need, including the use of infrared countermeasures to protect aircraft from heat-seeking missiles and highly sensitive chemical detectors for reliable early detection of trace explosives and........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 7/23/2007 5:05:41 PM)
Netropa Intellinav 2 and 3 GPS SystemsDigital Trends reports: “The Intellinav 2 and 3 run Windows CE 5.0, feature SiRF STar II GPS receivers, a 3.5-inch 320 by 240 pixel LCD touchscreen interface, and SD/MMC memory cart expansion sloot, and up to three hours of battery life on the rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. The units measure 4 inches wide, 3.2 inches high, and 0.8 inches deep. Each are capable of displaying 2D and 3D views of map data, offer text-to-speech technology........Go to the The-future-blog (Added on 7/18/2007 7:18:45 PM)
Blue leaves.....Who hasn't wondered if there is life elsewhere in the universe? What would it look like? How would it function? Through biology, especially evolutionary biology, we can make educated guesses as to the form and function of the flora and fauna of other worlds. Kiang et al. go a step further, into a realm seldom imagined. They calculated the photosynthetically relevant radiation on earth-like planets orbiting other stars. The results are........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 7/15/2007 9:01:49 PM)
IO2 Technology Releases New HeliodisplayIO2 Technology Releases New Heliodisplay........Go to the The-future-blog (Added on 7/14/2007 6:40:30 PM)
Chinese scientists make remote control pigeonsVia CNN- Scientists in eastern China say they have succeeded in controlling the flight of pigeons with micro electrodes planted in their brains, state media reported on Tuesday.Scientists at the Robot Engineering Technology Research Centre at Shandong University of Science and Technology said their electrodes could command them to fly right or left or up or down, Xinhua news agency said."The implants stimulate different areas of the pigeon's........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 7/14/2007 6:29:01 PM)
For the Global Warming SkepticsGlobal "warming," although a misnomer, is absolutely, categorically, definitely happening. You may not notice a rise in temperature, but that doesn't mean everything is normal.
Global warming doesn't mean more tropical conditions - more like total weather and ecological pandemonium. Recently, over 1,000 African seabirds washed ashore in the southeastern United States, starved to death. Scientists don't know exactly why........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/11/2007 11:20:55 PM)
Six organizational pathologiesWhen organizations go bad, they usually succumb to one of six pathologies.1. Myopic organizations: These are the kinds of places where the leadership is in the grip of a protective stupidity, where they can't see the bleeding obvious. Different parts of the organization stop talking to each other or garble each others' messages and people asking hard questions or pointing out the truth are swept aside, passed over or eliminated. The........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/9/2007 10:49:22 PM)
Daniel Radcliffe Reveals His Horny SideIt seems that Daniel Radcliffe is sexually starved and is looking for girls to satiate his libido. And you better do not take him as a kid anymore as he is behaving like a grown up man, at least sexually. He is keen to hit the bed with those girls, who are taken away by his celebrity fame. His horny side came to fore when 17-year-old star opened his heart and spoke on sex with girls. Considering his statement Daniel looks desperate for more and........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/9/2007 10:25:31 PM)
The water wayWhen it came time to leave Roundrock on our most recent rainy visit, we chose to walk up the creekbed in the Central Valley. Normally, this is a route we avoid this time of the year since the scrub is so thick and tall that we generally are covered with ticks after only a few yards of hiking in it
But not so on our last visit. What you see above is the path we took much of the way up the Valley. We simply walked where the water was flowing.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/9/2007 10:25:27 PM)
Stellar fireworks are ablaze in galaxy NGC 4449Hundreds of thousands of vibrant blue and red stars are visible in this new image of galaxy NGC 4449 taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Hot bluish white clusters of massive stars are scattered throughout the galaxy, interspersed with numerous dustier reddish regions of current star formation. Massive dark clouds of gas and dust are silhouetted against the flaming starlight.
NGC 4449 has been forming stars since several billion........Go to the Astronomy-blog (Added on 7/4/2007 5:05:09 AM)
7.1.2007 - Possibly the only PartCareful readers will know that it had been three weeks since I’d last been to Roundrock. I was suffering, but I bore it well, knowing that sooner or later we would meet again
So it was that we planned to go to the woods on Saturday with the idea that we could drop off some books at the local library (they either add them to their collection, sell them at their fundraiser, or give them to the local used bookstore — all options are........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 8:24:39 PM)
Poland Under Pressure to End Rospuda River Valley Highway WorkEnvironmental groups led by Greenpeace strongly came out against and appealed the Government of Poland to rethink on its proposed plan to build a road through the Rospuda River valley, the home of many rare plant and animal species. The proposed road, part of the Via Baltica highway connecting Poland with Finland, has the potential to disturb a rare peat bog, a rare mating point for birds, protected under the EU habitat laws
The right wing........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/2/2007 11:22:47 PM)
First ALMA Transporter Ready to GoThe first of two spectacular vehicles for the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) Observatory rolled out of its hangar and passed successfully a series of tests. This vehicle, the ALMA antenna transporter, is a rather exceptional 'lorry' driving on 28 tyres. It is 10m wide, 20m long and 6m high, weighs 130 tons and has as much power as two Formula 1 engines. This colossus will be able to transport a 115-ton antenna and set it........Go to the Astronomy-blog (Added on 7/30/2007 9:43:13 PM)
Ford Plans Small Cars for AustraliaThe changing preferences and tastes of Australian buyers have prompted Ford to introduce small cars in the market. Ford will begin the manufacture of Ford Focus in Australia in 2011. Both, the petrol as well as the diesel variant will be available
To gear up for the 40,000 cars that it plans to manufacture annually, approximately 300 jobs will be added to the Campbellfield manufacturing assembly plant. The Focus small car in Australia will........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/28/2007 4:53:08 PM)
Paint-on Solar Cells: Let Walls Power Your HomeGone are the days when we used to paint our walls with glossy paints and then with vinyls. A new technique will change the face of the walls and allow you to beautify your walls with solar cells.
The technique has been developed by researchers at the New Jersey Institute of technology. These researchers claim to have developed a way to create a solar cell that can be painted on flexible plastic sheets. To achieve solar cells these........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 7/28/2007 4:46:23 PM)
Get a Swigz for Best of BOTH WorldsCheck out this super cool new double section/chamber sport bottle that's perfect for athletes looking for using double supplementation or for those who just can't juggle a Jamba and a Starbucks or water at the same time.
SWIGZ DUAL CHAMBER WATER BOTTLE
Introducing SWIGZ, a dual-chamber sports bottle that enables an athlete or anyone to carry two beverages in one easy-to-use container. Each chamber or section of the bottle holds 12oz for........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 7/26/2007 7:51:21 PM)
Microsoft: Expect Windows installed base to hit 1 billionVia ZDNet - Quoted - The Windows installed base will hit the 1 billion mark by the end of Microsoft's fiscal 2008 (which ends on June 30), according to Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO. "There will be more PCs running Windows than automobiles at that point," Ballmer told attendees of the company's annual Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM) in Redmond on July 26.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/26/2007 7:34:51 PM)
GPS-Based Air Traffic ControlVia Slashdot - Quoted - With the growing number of planes in the air setting its archaic radar-based air traffic control on a course toward 'total system collapse,' the FAA has quietly Via Slashdot on Alaska Airlines 737s. While radar can take over half a minute to determine a plane's location, GPS technology known as ADS-B broadcasts an aircraft's position to controllers and nearby pilots essentially in real time.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/24/2007 10:14:14 PM)
00% Water and Sun ProofProckey Pen launched this interesting print advertisement campaign to promote its marker in an unusual manner. The campaign aims at focusing its quality of being complete sun and waterproof as the main strength of the product, at the same time it has attempted to sensationalize the campaign to some extent by publishing these skinny advertisements. A closer look of the advertisements reveals that the models appearing in the campaign are not........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/24/2007 10:14:12 PM)
Unexpected Strength To Nanothin Sheet Of MaterialTightly packed molecules lend unexpected strength to nanothin sheet of material.
Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered the surprising strength of a sheet of nanoparticles that measures just 50 atoms in thickness.
Its an amazing little marvel, said Heinrich Jaeger, Professor in Physics at the University of Chicago. This is not a very fragile layer, but rather a robust, resilient membrane.........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 7/23/2007 7:03:31 PM)
Proteins' Dark EnergyScientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are the first to observe and measure the internal motion inside proteins, or its "dark energy." This research, appearing in the current issue of Nature, has revealed how the internal motion of proteins affects their function and overturns the standard view of protein structure-function relationships, suggesting why rational drug design has been so difficult.
"The situation is........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 7/19/2007 9:52:58 PM)
DreamVision DreamBee HD ProjectorsFor those of you looking to purchase one of those HD projectors, the Dreamvision DreamBee may be the best on the market. Well, maybe not, but it's contrast ratio of 15,000:1 is pretty darn impressive.
Not only does the the DreamVision DreamBee HD Projector comes in a variety of colors, but it has two basic models: the standard and the DreamBee Pro. The Pro model comes with an external video processor plus scaler that gives you quite a........Go to the The-future-blog (Added on 7/18/2007 6:21:43 PM)
Dodge Demon concept
The Dodge Demon concept roadster, to be shown at the Geneva auto show in March 2007........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/14/2007 9:23:00 PM)
LightningTowne Street Cincinnati........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/14/2007 7:45:40 PM)
Maximum Leadership Capacity"In these times of unprecedented opportunity and plentiful resources, the church is actually losing influence. The primary reason is the lack of leadership. Nothing is more important than leadership." (Barna) Lead·er·ship (noun) (Merriam-Webster)1 : the office or position of a leader2 : capacity to lead3 : the act or an instance of leading I have been pondering this word lately, or shall I say “function.” I have........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/14/2007 6:12:19 PM)
MySpace Does TVMySpace has launched a new service they're calling MySpaceTV.com. Similar to their previous MySpace Video this service has more to offer MySpace members and non-members alike. On top of all the user generated videos that are added to the site everyday there will also be professional videos available. In the next couple months you're going to see more features added to MySpaceTV
Tom Anderson, the cofounder and president of MySpace........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/11/2007 11:36:13 PM)
Aston Martin Sees Future In China[Image Source: Serious Wheels
It seems that the parceling out of Aston Martin is set to continue while more parts of the company's infrastructure are sold off to more Arab investors. The reasons behind the new tag sale of Aston equities are to - what else? - raise more money for expansion.
At least it's not for paying off debt
Part of the British marque's mission is to see an enormous growth in the emerging markets........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/9/2007 10:49:29 PM)
Microsoft Rejects GPLv3 TiesMicrosoft Corp. has rejected Thursday the idea that its deal last year with Novell ties it to the new General Public License Version 3 (GPLv3)
The Microsoft-Novell partnership signed in November last year featured promises to make Windows interoperable with SuSE Linux, a pact in which Microsoft vows not to sue Novell for any potential patent infringement, royalty payments on the part of Novell to Microsoft based on Linux sales, or a major........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/9/2007 10:25:34 PM)
Electronic 'crowd behavior' revealedLike crowds of people, microscopic particles can act in concert under the right conditions. By exposing crowd behavior at the atomic scale, researchers discover new states and properties of matter. Now, ultrafast lasers have revealed a previously unseen type of collective electronic behavior in semiconductors, which may help in the design of optoelectronic devices. The work at JILA, a joint venture of the National Institute of Standards and........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 7/8/2007 10:22:47 PM)
Creates Transparent TransistorsThe Viterbi School's Chongwu Zhou and a team of scientists have created the first prototype of a new design for semiconductors, devices in which transparent electronics are built on top of a flexible transparent base. These devices have the potential of serving as new kinds of displays, including "e-paper" and heads-up displays in automobile windshields or even eyeglasses.
The transistor nanowires also provide a way to embed reliable........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 7/5/2007 9:13:45 PM)
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Shed off EverythingWell, people resort to different practices to make the best of their holiday. Some confine themselves to aloofness, some go for a binge and some just bask in the Sun. But American pop singer and actor Nick Lachey and his girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo, an American television personality have gone little beyond my imagination. The couple shed off their clothes and roamed in their birthday suites in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. To make the best of their........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 7/3/2007 8:24:49 PM)