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The end game to run away Global Warming is an Earth which cannot support human civilization.  This is the path we are on today because most of our governments have not been aggressive enough about phasing out fossil fuels. Here is a short video of the physics of "how" this is going to unfold - if we keep doing nothing 
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This wind turbine has no blades - and that’s why it’s better
 
What do you get if you take the blades off a wind turbine? A better wind turbine.
That sounds like a joke, but that’s actually more or less the model of a new wind turbine prototype. Instead of blades that turn in the breeze, the turbine is just a hollow straw that sticks up 40 feet from the ground and vibrates like a guitar string when the wind thrums by.
 
http://grist.org/news/this-wind-turbine-has-no-blades-and-thats-why-its-better/
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New microfiber emitters boost production of versatile fibers fourfold, cut energy consumption by 92 percent http://ow.ly/2Zw64L
Nanofibers—polymer filaments only a couple of hundred nanometers in diameter—have a huge range of potential applications, from solar cells to water filtration to fuel cells. But so far, their high cost of manufacture has relegated them to just a few niche industries.
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Metal with Memory

What if you could fold metal 10 million times and it just bounced back? Well, this is now possible. I can't begin to tell you the changes crystalline structures like this will being, never mind our understanding of crystals. This is a rocking start to the Monday.
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"First, it helps to know a little bit about the structure of neural networks. Google succinctly explains how they’re made up of layers of artificial neurons, as many as 30 at once. When you run a photo through the network, the first layer detects low-level information, like the edges in the picture. The next layer might fill in some information about the shapes themselves, getting closer to figuring out what’s depicted. “The final few layers assemble those into complete interpretations—these neurons activate in response to very complex things such as entire buildings or trees,” Google’s engineers explain."
When you look for shapes in the clouds, you’ll often find things you see every day: Dogs, people, cars. It turns out that artificial “brains” do the same thing. Google calls this phenomenon “Inceptionism,” and it’s a shocking look into how advanced artificial neural networks really are.
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OK, that's pretty impressive. Driving from Chicago to Boston and back in two days in a Tesla P85D. And with all those people in the car, too!
Four scientists (and one lawyer) pushed the electric car to its limit—attempting to drive from Chicago to Boston and back in just two days.
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147°F. !!!
Scientists need to learn how to communicate with stupid people. Fast.
 
The public doesn't really know how hot it is going to get if we don't solve the climate crisis ASAP.  It is time for Climate Hawks to tell them. 
The most commonly asked question about global warming is, “How hot is it going get?”  This important question deserves a clear and simple answer.  But the science of climate change is complicated a...
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Yes, that's right ! Communication doesn't seem to be a scientific skill !
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Actually, #9 is only true on newer Model S cars. On mine (July 2013 delivery), the charge port door is spring-actuated open and must be manually closed. #firstworldproblems  
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