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Facebook and OPower Team Up to Save Energy Socially

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Being energy efficient becomes more important to the world every day. In efforts to make the world an even greener place, Facebook has partnered with energy software start-up Opower and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The goal is to launch a Facebook application next year that promotes energy saving by making it a social [&hellip

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Amazon In Talks to Offer Subscription-Based Book Library

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WSJ is reporting that Amazon is in talks of offering a subscription-based book library that is similar to the way Netflix works. According to sources close to the matter, Amazon would offer the books to annually paying customers — possibly Amazon Prime customers. The initial offering would be of older books and would grant the [&hellip

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‘Natural’ Preservative Bisin Makes Food Last for Years

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A new naturally occurring preservative called bisin was discovered accidentally by microbiologists at the University of Minnesota. I don’t know about you, but every time I hear or think of “preservatives” I get kinda nauseous. It makes me think of all the chemicals used to make stuff look better than what it really is. After [&hellip

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Google Builds 100.8 Megawatt Power Facility in Oklahoma

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Google is not only celebrating Earth Day today, but everyday with their plans to build a renewable power facility that runs off wind. Google Energy LLC is the name in which they will be doing this under as this allows them to participate in the wholesale energy market. The plan is to purchase all the [&hellip

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Kindergarten gets iPad 2

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Grow up with the iPad In this fast paced global society we have a need to be connected, and many would say with learning tech that the earlier the better. Maine’s Auburn school district shares this sentiment strongly. Over the past years they have equipped 50% of their student body with laptops, but now they [&hellip

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