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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 15:14 Source

IEA report says energy efficiency a huge investment opportunity, and growing rapidly, but must be ramped up to avoid dangerous climate change.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 15:12 Source

September proved a bumpy month for the Victorian energy efficiency market, but ultimately it marked the first significant monthly recovery this year.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 15:12 Source

September proved a bumpy month for the Victorian energy efficiency market, but ultimately it marked the first significant monthly recovery this year.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 15:04 Source

$1 million per megawatt hour? That's the cost imposed on the market when a gas generator slightly increased its output for 15 minutes during a recent high price event in South Australia. It's hard to imagine a better case for battery storage.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 15:02 Source

Queensland energy minister says federal Coalition has been solar scare mongering and will be out of a job if it continues to keep its head in the sand on renewables. But mainstream media has a long way to come as well.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 14:50 Source

Queensland panel says 50% renewables by 2030 not just doable, it will be "cost neutral" to consumers and won't affect reliability. It maps out three scenarios that will add more than 6,000 jobs, more than $5bn to state economy and cost a fraction of Coalition forecasts.

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The Political Sword Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 14:00 Source

It was Karl Marx who said History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Malcolm Turnbull gives contemporary credence to these words.

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:37 Source

Plutonium-239 doesn't have to be used in weapons, but after converting it to fuel, there aren't many other practical options.

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:37 Source

Is it worth the convenience for a machine to recognize your face? Submit a selfie, and you don't need to carry a ticket into a concert, promises Moscow's NTechLab, which used face-scanning technology to let people into a electronic music festival this summer. Of course, the selfies, once submitted, stay with NTechLab, which is free to sell its face database and facial recognition tool to anyone, from concerts to police departments to authoritarian governments.

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:37 Source

The Galaxy Note 7 was meant to serve as Samsung's best 5.7-inch, stylus-wielding smartphone. Introduced in August to great fanfare, the new Note device not only offered Samsung users an updated smartphone option, it also served as a way to tide over customers until the presumed Galaxy S8 in March 2017. At least that was the plan, until Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 began to catch fire while plugged in to charge. Now Samsung has chosen to cease production on the Note 7 line until further notice.

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:37 Source

On October 2nd, in Irbil, Iraq, a drone flown by ISIS killed two Peshmerga, or Kurdish soldiers, and injured two French paratroopers, who were supporting Kurdish force, according to French newspaper Le Monde. The attack is possibly the first where a drone fitted with an improvised explosive device has inflicted casualties on troops from a Western nation.

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:37 Source

From tracking migrating birds to monitoring changes in weather and climate, there are only so many data points a scientist can collect. To boost their reach, many researchers are reaching out to all of us, private citizens, to be citizen scientists, to accurately record observations and dramatically expand the impact of scientific studies.

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:37 Source

There's little doubt that Australia and the US have an obesity problem. At the moment, over one-third of Americans are considered to be obese and the numbers continue to rise. Public health officials have been trying to figure out how to combat this growing concern yet there appears to be few answers.

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:37 Source

We know that there are multitudes of exoplanets scattered throughout the universe, but to date the only planets that we have been able to take a picture of are in our own cozy solar system. That might be about to change with a new initiative launched today that aims to send a telescope into low Earth orbit to take a picture of the binary Alpha Centauri system, which houses the two closest sun-like stars to our solar system

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:37 Source

“The first true internal combustion engine was undoubtedly the cannon,” Popular Science declared in October 1904, citing the work of Christiaan Huygens in the 1680s, before plotting a history of the engine through the gas engines of the 1860s.

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:37 Source

Last month, Popular Science discussed the state of gut microbiome research and the often overgeneralized claims of many probiotics. As we concluded, the field is still in its infancy and one of the main challenges to creating effective prescription probiotics is that it's extremely difficult to culture a lasting population of specific bacteria in the gut. But in a paper out last week in the journal Cell Host and Microbe, researchers at the University of Alberta showed that they were able to culture a strain of bacteria in the gut for at least six months.

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:37 Source

Adding more cars to the roads makes traveling by car a worse experience for everyone. There are many ways for cities to get around this: improved transit systems, support for carpooling, and bike paths are just the start, but what about a city that already has existing waterways? Isn't there something they could do with rivers or canals instead?

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:37 Source

Its no news that bumble bees, or the "humble-bee," as Charles Darwin first deemed them in Origins of the Species, are in danger. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed putting the rusty-patched variety of these fuzzy buzzers on the endangered species list last month, after years of incredibly rapid population decline.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:22 Source

Most Australian households looking at battery storage just want to make the most of their solar investment and use as little grid supplied energy as possible. But what should they look to buy?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:22 Source

Most Australian households looking at battery storage just want to make the most of their solar investment and use as little grid supplied energy as possible. But what should they look to buy?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:21 Source

With space heating beginning to look like a high carbon option, can ‘person’ heating make a comeback? Developments in radiant heating technology suggest it can.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:21 Source

With space heating beginning to look like a high carbon option, can ‘person’ heating make a comeback? Developments in radiant heating technology suggest it can.

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:14 Source

Solar shading are dirty words to the solar industry. Is it possible to beat shading and boost the output of a solar system?

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Renew Economy Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:09 Source

AGL chief says 1.4MW solar PV array across Yalumba wineries in SA shows how distributed energy empowers business, offering greater control of energy use and costs, resilience during system failures.

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Popular Science Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:07 Source

Sediment-rich floodwaters pour from rivers in North and South Carolina.

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Cheeseburger Gothic Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:29 Source

I'm guessing that most people will have their copy by now, and that most of you will have read it. It should be safe to open the sluice gates on the spoilers. We can start with a general discussion below, but I'll add specific topics as people suggest them, or they occur to me.

Before we start, I'd like to thank the Beta readers again. They are a large part of the reason you get such a polished product for an independently published book. The do get early access to the story, but what they read is raw copy, not the highly polished article everyone else receives.

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xkcd.com Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:00 Source

The 78-rpm era was closer to the Civil War than to today.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 09:52 Source

Wednesday 12 October 1 Sometime in September, I cannot remember the date, Social Services Minister Christian Porter, was addressing the National Press Club. He was talking about ‘welfare dependency’ and as is the conservative way, the speech was an announcement around the Government’s concern about ending ‘welfare dependency’ and the urgent need to cut ‘social…

The post Day to Day Politics: 19 Applicants for every job. appeared first on The AIM Network.

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The Melbourne Urbanist Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 09:21 Source

Instead of cyclists and walkers sharing paths, Infrastructure Victoria reckons they should be separated. That’d be money well spent to avoid making enemies cycling doesn’t need Should cyclists and walkers be separated?

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The Australian Independent Media Network Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:30 Source

This is the first part in a series where I will discuss how the One Nation Party leaders promote their party compared to who they really are. This article will discuss Patriotism versus Nationalism and the ABCC. …

The post One Nation Voters – Nationalism, Patriotism and the ABCC appeared first on The AIM Network.

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