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Brain Pickings
I am in no way affiliated with Brain Pickings or its founder, Maria Popova, but I admire both Tremendously.

Mark Mulvey

Energy Internet

04/27/2016

An experimental energy microgrid in Brooklyn, New York, shows how energy-generating homes can become part of a peer-to-peer electricity system, Fast Coexist reports. The project, part of the Brooklyn Microgrid ‒ a distributed energy development group in the Park Slope and Gowanus communities of Brooklyn, creating a connected network for local energy ‒ also shows Read More

A Gas of Light Particles

04/22/2016

Liquid water is a very good heat storage medium – anyone with a Thermos bottle knows that. However, as soon as water boils or freezes, its storage capacity drops precipitously. Physicists at the University of Bonn have now observed very similar behavior in a gas of light particles. Source: Measuring the heat capacity of condensed Read More

Torquigener albomaculosus

04/19/2016

Scientists recently solved a 20-year-old mystery under the sea and discovered a new fish. Intricate ‘crop circles’ with geometric designs about six feet (2 meters) in diameter were found on the seafloor off the coast of Amami-Ōshima Island. They turn out to be the work of this new species of pufferfish. Males construct these circles Read More

Playing A Fool’s Game

02/04/2016

I have this sense (which came upon me when I was young and struggling, and hasn’t left yet) that certain verities (maybe these are especially American verities?) are false and harmful. So: There is no such thing as a “level playing field,” genetics and karma being what they are, and to the extent that we Read More

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