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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Solar-powered Africa “never more possible and less expensive:" energy chief

quote [ A “solar revolution” is coming to Africa, comparable in scale and importance to the rapid surge in mobile phone use on the continent two decades ago, predicts the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency. ]
[SFW] [environment]
[by XregnaR@1:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

We're Halfway to Encrypting the Entire Web

quote [ The movement to encrypt the web has reached a milestone. As of earlier this month, approximately half of Internet traffic is now protected by HTTPS. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Good]
[by XregnaR@1:02pmGMT] [2 comments]

Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

quote [ Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", a conservationist group warns. ]

More from this front

[SFW] [environment]
[by XregnaR@1:01pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Giant 'Rivers in the Sky' Are Causing Widespread Chaos in California

quote [ This month, the percentage of California still stuck in a drought dropped by 22 percent in a single week, as the wettest winter in decades saw an onslaught of storms deliver record-breaking rains across the state. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Good]
[by XregnaR@8:37pmGMT] [6 comments]

These photos of Botswanan metalheads are pretty mind-blowing

quote [ In the middle of Africa's Kalahari Desert, a thriving "hellbanger" scene. ]
[SFW] [music] [+8 Interesting]
[by XregnaR@7:14pmGMT] [5 comments]

Star Wars: First picture of Han Solo film team released

quote [ Han Solo is back in the cockpit in the first official snap from the next Star Wars spin-off film. ]

I wonder if they will cover the Kessel Run...
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Hot Pr0n]
[by XregnaR@7:09pmGMT] [10 comments]

Study of fracking in four states uncovers over 6,600 spills

quote [ Many spills could be prevented if states released standardized data. A new study investigating spills from hydraulically fractured oil and gas uncovered... ]

Frack those fracking frackers.

Also, can we get an "Environment" category, or is this fine?
[SFW] [environment] [+3]
[by XregnaR@6:50pmGMT] [9 comments]

NASA Scientists Have a Plan to Make Pluto a Planet Again

quote [ “It’s bullshit,” Alan Stern, principle investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, has said about the demotion of Pluto from the ranks of official planet status. Now Stern is heading up a team of NASA scientists who have proposed a new definition of planets that would do more than just reinstate the icy dwarf planet with the big heart to its former glory. ]

Quasi followup to this post.
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by XregnaR@2:20pmGMT] [11 comments]

Heterosexual couple lose civil partnership challenge

quote [ They want to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage and vow to fight the decision. ]

In the UK marriage has been on the decline for a number of years, with more people opting to become "partners".
[SFW] [people]
[by XregnaR@2:15pmGMT] [15 comments]

Robert Mugabe: Give Donald Trump a chance

quote [ Donald Trump is right that America is for the Americans,says Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe. ]

The most ringing endorsement yet.
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Funny]
[by XregnaR@1:01amGMT] [4 comments]

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