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Gordon Gekko was innocent.

A very insightful review of the 1980s movie Wall Street. “But what I would like to do is make the following case; very few of the actions which bring down the whole house of cards on Bud Fox and Gordon […]

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The Phoenix burns trash down to ash.

“The Phoenix can thermally reduce 4-8 tons of unsorted municipal solid waste – plastic, Styrofoam, food waste – into 3% ash every 24 hours. It operates without using fuel or producing toxic emissions, and at less than half the cost […]

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California’s giant redwoods thriving in the UK.

“The trees, which were first brought to the UK about 160 years ago, are growing at a similar rate to those found in their native range in California. The scientists believe the UK trees are also outnumbering the ones in […]

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How America lost its mojo.

“U.S. dynamism is in the dumps: Americans are less likely to switch jobs, move to another state, or create new companies than they were 30 years ago (or 100 years ago). What’s going on?” ~ learn more

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Desalination or desalinization?

“I suppose the test would be: what are you hoping to end up making? If it’s a puddle of water: you are desalinating. If it’s a pile of salt: you are desalinizing.” ~ learn more

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How to build the ideal sauna.

It turns out that most saunas in the U.S. have shortcomings. “This thing that people in Finland (and Germany, Sweden, Austria, etc.) call a sauna is all about the specific, unique and quite wonderful bather experience it provides – even […]