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Minneapolis Apartment Buildings: One is Green and One is Not, a Comparison.

Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency. Apartment project in Mpls. features two buildings: One built with an emphasis on going green, another…

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The Safety of Your Drinking Water

A recent report suggests that millions of Americans have good reason to worry about drinking water pollution. America’s drinking water infrastructure is aging and in serious need of modernization….

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Windows that can generate electricity

“Smart windows” with the ability to generate electricity are the way of the future, and scientists are another step closer to making it a widespread reality. Dye-sensitized solar cells—which are…

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Colonizing the Moon has New Hopes

Moon Cave Colonization In October 2017, Japan’s Selenological and Engineering Explorer probe discovered a massive underground cave on the Moon. The space, which is 100 meters (328 feet) wide and 50…

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Utah Citizens are Signing up for Solar Power in droves.

More than 4,000 Utahns signed up to install solar panels in the 10 days before Tuesday’s deadline, becoming the last residents who will get credit under Rocky Mountain Power’s current — and more…

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How to Colonize Mars Succesfully, A Primer

Humanity will colonize Mars. It is inevitable. We cannot wait for everything to be perfect on Earth before we go to Mars (or the Moon). Colonizing Mars will unify Humanity in a way in which nothing…

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St. Louis to Get all of Its power from Clean Sources

St. Louis became the 47th American city to set a goal of getting all of its electricity from clean, noncarbon sources with a vote by local lawmakers Friday — a significant watershed given its…

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Japan Just Discovered the Perfect Spot to Build a Moonbase

The Japanese satellite Kaguya has been gone a long time — it crashed into the surface of the moon in June 2009. But the data it collected nearly a decade ago is still revealing incredible lunar…

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Designing Martian Cities

The deserts of the United Arab Emirates bear more than a little resemblance to the barren wastelands of Mars. Besides the red sand, there are no rivers or flowing water, little to no arable land, and…

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Penn is improving the sustainability of older college houses

Initiatives include a motion sensor operated air conditioning system. Penn’s newest college houses, Hill College House and New College House, are frequently recognized for their environmentally…

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