Bookmarks for July 20th
When I'm not blogging, I'm browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on July 20th:
DOE Announces Nearly $14 Million to go to 28 New Wind Energy Projects: U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selection of 28 new wind energy projects for up to $13.8 million in funding—including $12.8 million in Recovery Act funds.
DOE Hands Out $47M for Smart Grid Demos: The Department of Energy has picked eight projects on the cutting edge of electricity grid technology to get $47 million in grants – the first funding from a $3.9 billion pool of stimulus package grants for smart grid deployments.
Hydrogen power plant proposed for Molokai: A New Mexico-based energy technology company has chosen Molokai for one of four sites on which it plans to build what it calls the world's first utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plants.
Jupiter sports new 'bruise' from impact: Something has smashed into Jupiter, leaving behind a black spot in the planet's atmosphere, scientists confirmed on Monday. This is only the second time such an impact has been observed. The first was almost exactly 15 years ago, when more than 20 fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with the gas giant.
University Release Misleads Media on Climate: The attention-grabbing headline strongly implied that the consensus view of climate scientists -- that increasing amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are the main culprit for the planet's warming trend -- is wrong. In fact, the study says no such thing.
Global warming: Our best guess is likely wrong: No one knows exactly how much Earth's climate will warm due to carbon emissions, but a new study this week suggests scientists' best predictions about global warming might be incorrect. It suggests cClimate models explain only about half of the heating that occurred during a well-documented period of rapid global warming in Earth's ancient past.
Atlantis Adventures and AudioConexus Launch Underwater Adventure Audio Tours in Waikiki: Atlantis Adventures introduces “Let Us Show You Our Hawaii”, where underwater reefs and ocean life become the backdrop for submarine audio tours that provide passengers with entertaining and educational stories in English, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin.
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