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"Now, Ta‘ū is completely self-sustained thanks to the combined efforts and tech of Tesla and SolarCity. A 1.4-megawatt solar array is more than enough to meet the islanders’ energy requirements and 60 Tesla Powerpacks amounting to 6-megawatt hour store enough energy to power the island for up to three days if the solar panels are cut off."
The island used to import 100,000 gallons of diesel each year from overseas. Now renewable energy meets all its needs!
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All island nations should do this
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Although the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition is focused on renewable energy, one of the teams chosen to build a house for this fall's event will take resource conservation a step further.The University of Texas at Austin, partnering with Germany's Technische Universitat Munchen, will construct a home that is net zero usage for energy as well as water. The team's NexusHaus, which will be on display during the competition held Oc...
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The golden retriever was euthanized Monday in Cypress, Texas, near Houston. Searching through the rubble of ground zero was her very first deployment as a search and rescue dog.
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#WorldWaterDay2016  ...12. The amount of safe water could drop by 40 percent in 15 years if people do not change the way they use water.
March 22 is World Water Day, part of a United Nations campaign to raise awareness about water scarcity and safety around the globe.
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MIT researchers have created 3D solar tower modules that are capable of achieving a power output that is up to 20 times greater than traditional fixed flat solar panels with same base area.
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Really insightful read...
"It’s absolutely racist to think that black people don’t work as hard as white people. So what? We write off a huge chunk of the population as racist and therefore their concerns aren’t worth attending to?”
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+Stephen Ellis it seems pretty methodical and reasonable to me, what's the big deal?
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Please reshare. It might save a life.
Drowning doesn't look like drowning. It's time for the annual re-post of maritime safety expert and former USCG rescue swimmer +Mario Vittone 's article.

What's happening physiologically when someone is drowning -- why it doesn't look like on TV:

1. Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled before speech occurs.

2. Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale, and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water.

3. Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe.

4. Throughout the Instinctive Drowning Response, drowning people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer, or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment.

5. From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response people’s bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick. Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs.”

This doesn’t mean that a person that is yelling for help and thrashing isn’t in real trouble—they are experiencing aquatic distress. Not always present before the Instinctive Drowning Response, aquatic distress doesn’t last long—but unlike true drowning, these victims can still assist in their own rescue. They can grab lifelines, throw rings, etc.

Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water:

Head low in the water, mouth at water level
Head tilted back with mouth open
Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus
Eyes closed
Hair over forehead or eyes
Not using legs—vertical
Hyperventilating or gasping
Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway
Trying to roll over on the back
Appear to be climbing an invisible ladder

More on the topic at +Mario Vittone's website:
http://mariovittone.com/?s=drowning+doesn%27t+look+like+drowning

(The article is available in several publications, not just Slate, but this version of the article includes short videos.)
The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed st ...
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RIP Malik :( 
Malik Isaac Taylor aka Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest has passed away at the age of 45.
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Cute! And they donate 10% of profits to the Wildlife Waystation in Los Angeles, CA. The Wildlife Waystation is an exotic animal sanctuary which rescues animals from all around the world from a variety of unfortunate situations: circus performers, abandoned pets, members of animal exhibits, research labs, anywhere animals are in dire need of help. :) 
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Started out in Mechanical Engineering studying biomechanics and in particular joint replacements (think the Bionic Woman.. j/k!), but moved on to IT after graduation and caught the start-up bug (loved the fast pace and close knit atmosphere).  After joining and leaving several start ups, I joined Aardvark which was acquired by Google and I've been here ever since. :)
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