Are Renewable resources enough or do we need natural gas?
Jan22

Are Renewable resources enough or do we need natural gas?

Katie Fehrenbacher over at GIGAom wrote an interesting article highlighting the struggle of striking a balance of natural gas and renewable energy to replace coal.  In a perfect world it would be nice to go 100% Renewable in an instant, however reality dictates that natural gas could help ease us into 100% renewable in the future. Read the article at...

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UC Davis Makes Fuel From Sunlight & Bacteria
Feb10

UC Davis Makes Fuel From Sunlight & Bacteria

At UC Davis, researchers have engineered blue-green algae that could help replace fossil fuels as raw materials for the chemical industry. In a quest to go along with  the U.S. Department of Energy’s recent  2025 goal to obtain one quarter of all industrial chemicals from biological processes, UC Davis has stepped up to plate. Currently most chemical feedstocks come from petroleum and natural gas. “We need other...

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Modern Moonshine Fireplaces: Ventless & Fueled with Alcohol
Aug21

Modern Moonshine Fireplaces: Ventless & Fueled with Alcohol

Modern Moonshine’s long and thin ventless fireplaces set the mood with their magical line of linear fire. The Gwenyth collection is composed of 39-inches of metal and hand-crafted wood. The marriage of polished steel set against the natural wood create that warm and cozy feeling from the flames of this ventless fireplace. Say goodbye to gas lines and refillable tanks because Modern Moonshine uses ‘moonshine’ aka alcohol. Simply fill...

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Nahuel Matias Vega’s LightToMe Lamp: Salt & LEDs
Feb23

Nahuel Matias Vega’s LightToMe Lamp: Salt & LEDs

Nahuel Matias Vega’s LightToMe Table Lamp uses a traditional shape with a not so traditional interior medium. Coarse salt is the primary agent in this LED lighting design in which salt acts as a natural reflection of the LED light. Fresh and innovative, LightToMe’s 600 lumens, 9 watt  very cold LED light refracts upon its salt crystals, filling the closest salt portions with natural reflections and glares. This natural...

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New York Times Winter Gift List
Feb20

New York Times Winter Gift List

New York Times has created the perfect list for warming up on those cold winter days. Tea pots, towel warmers and even indoor fireplaces….. toasty. Well here are a few of our favorites from their “The Gift of Winter Comfort” list out of their Fashion & Style section. #4 on their  list is Brookstone’s Towel Warmer, no it’s not a necessity but it sure would be nice to wrap up in a toasty warm towel...

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