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An aircraft powered by solar energy left Egypt on Sunday on the last leg of the first ever fuel-free flight around the globe.
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A few days ago I wrote about discovering the battery on my Acer C720 had gone puffy. I've now replaced it, and written up the experience.
I have owned an Acer C720 Chromebook for a couple years now and in many ways it's the best computer I've ever owned. It's small and light and is easy to carry around anywhere. The keyboard and trackpad are excellent. The screen field-of-view leaves something to be desired, but when viewed head-on the screen looks good and the sound quality is acceptible. I do a lot of writing and software development and web browsing and image editing and related...
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The aftermath of the failed coup swirls with possible explanations of who tried to topple the president — who, in the meantime, is purging thousands of people.
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Heat is the No.1 weather-related killer, and as carbon pollution continues, global temperatures will keep climbing
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By 2040, fossil fuels will still have a grip on a staggering 78 percent of the world energy market
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The Solar Impulse is on its final flight of the round-the-world-with-no-fuel journey. As the name implies, the Solar Impulse 2 is a solar powered electric airplane. It is capable of flying non-stop for several days at a time because the solar panels generate enough electricity for flying all night and all day.

Bertrand Piccard took off from Cairo at about 2am local time and the flight to Abu Dhabi is expected to take about 50 hours.

As of right now, the airplane is flying south from Cairo. According to the website they will shortly make a turn, fly across the Red Sea, then cross the Arabian Peninsula.

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A few months ago Donald Trump said he'd "renegotiate" the US debt, which sounds nice from a business standpoint but would crash the world economy because of the number of calculations dependent on the US Government always paying off its debt in full.

With this - Trump is looking to destroy the system that's meant to prevent future world wars. NATO's purpose is a united defense of Europe, with Europe/USA/etc working together on that project. Oh, and to defend Europe from Russia. The key is that all countries in NATO defend all other countries in NATO. But to renege on that promise would... uh...

This guy is dangerous and must be stopped.
Reiterating a hard-line nationalist approach, Mr. Trump raised new questions about his commitment to automatically defend NATO allies.
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David. Your not a Vet. Nato drains US funds. As far as Trump failing? You leave moms basement and vote for a liar. The Bengazhi Bitch. 
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In 2015 the Indiana governor told Obama in no uncertain terms that his state would not be complying with the Clean Power Plan.
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Incirlik Airbase houses NATO’s largest nuclear-weapons cache. But, as Turkey grapples with ISIS and a coup attempt, how secure are the American H-bombs stored there?
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Acer C720 battery ... I just opened my C720 because the trackpad doesn't quite click right, and thought there might be something to adjust. BUT, upon opening it up, I saw the battery was puffed up. Oops... that's not a good thing, it's actually dangerous. Checking further, I discovered the laptop only runs when plugged into the power adapter. So.. $17 or so on eBay and I have a new battery on its way.
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Uh... I'm not using an aftermarket charger ....
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    Owner of online discussion forum focusing on electric bicycles, electric scooters, electric motorcycles, electric cars, etc
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    Written Node Web Development, an introductory guide to software development with Node.js. First version was in 2011, second version was in 2013.
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Blogging about Sustainability issues, Green Transportation, the full-life-cycle of the transportation system, and technology and other stuff

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