Geothermal technology is the ugly duckling of the renewable energy industry–it’s not nearly as flashy as wind or solar, and it deals with the most unsexy of materials: rocks. But Australian company Geodynamics just got a big push to make its geothermal technology a reality, with $90 million from Australia’s Renewable Energy Demonstration program. The company’s Hot Fractured Rock (HFR) technology, which is based on a method previously used by the oil industry, siphons off heat from broken granite three kilometers down into the earth’s crust. Geodynamics plans to pump high-pressure water into a heat exchanger, which sends the water back up to the surface into another heat exchanger once it hits 200 degrees C. Geodynamics’ technology might not be as sexy as a shiny silicon solar panel. But unlike both solar and wind, it can operate 24/7 because rocks are always hot. HFR isn’t suitable for just anywhere, however. Only certain locations (like … [Read more...] about $9M Investment in Heat-Harnessing Geodynamics Project Rocks!
Even among those who aren’t super old there are many people who probably can’t help thinking “junction” when they hear “conjunction.” Such was the cultural impact of Schoolhouse Rock, that musical liberal arts education that included such classics as “I’m Just A Bill,” “3 Is A Magic Number,” and “I Unpacked My Adjectives.” advertisement advertisement Classics all, but Bay Area-based company KlabLab has a whole new curriculum for today’s kids. Spearheaded by musicians at heart Joe O’Loughlin, Dave Haberman, and Doug Allen, KlabLab’s raison d’être is to make educational, music-based content with a contemporary sound–something O’Loughlin, executive producer at KlabLab, feels is lacking in the current market. “The initial question we asked when we started KlabLab was, ‘How are we going to get kids to buy into this?’ because when we started … [Read more...] about “Schoolhouse Rock” For A New Generation
advertisement advertisement For most of us, magnets are those ordinary objects that affix life’s memorabilia to the refrigerator. But according to a study by MIT, Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center scientists reported online at MSNBC, magnets can move our moral compass. Quite simply, the researchers found they could manipulate moral judgments using powerful magnetic fields on the brain. “It’s one thing to ‘know’ that we’ll find morality in the brain,” said Liane Young an MIT researcher and co-author of the study. “It’s another to ‘knock out’ that brain area and change people’s moral judgments.” For the purposes of the study, the scientists used functional magnetic resonance imaging, or a specialized MRI scan, to locate an area of the brain behind and above the ear known as the right temporoparietal junction (RTPJ) where moral judgments reside. The researchers asked 20 study subjects to … [Read more...] about Rock, Paper, Scissors, We Know. But Magnets over Morality? Wow.
Seinfeld famously billed itself as a show about nothing, but keen-eyed viewers could tell what the show was secretly about: fictitious movies. The recently departed and dearly missed 30 Rock referenced more fake TV shows than just about any other show, as we’ve mentioned before. When it comes to fake movies, though, Seinfeld was king of the castle. Now, thanks to the folks at Next Movie, we can get a glimpse at how those films might’ve turned out. The attention to trends in posters here is spot on, with composition that seems ripped right out of today’s theater displays. What’s interesting, though, is that the creators have eschewed casting period-appropriate actors in these films that were all conceived in the 1990s, opting instead for current stars like Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, and Daniel Craig. (Flaming Globes of Sigmund star George Clooney wasn’t even on ER yet when the episode that mentioned that film originally aired.) It’s not just … [Read more...] about What Is The Deal With These Posters of Fake Movies Mentioned On “Seinfeld”?
Tired of listening to the same old Bollywood music? Want to listen to something new, exclusive and original? Then tune into music streaming platforms as they are focusing on original content to break the clutter and offer something new to their listeners.Take the example of Gaana, that launched artist Jas Manak’s track Lehanga which has seen over 50 million streams and is Gaana’s top performing Punjabi original. Another strong performer is Awaara Shaam Hai by Meet Brothers with more than 35 million streams on Gaana.Talking to Moneycontrol, Prashan Agarwal, CEO, Gaana, said, “Originals have the potential to be among the most popular mainstream music sub-genres on streaming platforms. Plus, premium original content is a great way to drive user retention.”Close “Users, who come on the platform to consume originals, stay on the platform longer and engage with a wider content library as well,” Agarwal added. related news With Bala, can … [Read more...] about Music OTTs tune into original content to drive user retention