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Pulse Energy

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Web software tracks buildings’ energy use, enabling instant identification of energy wastage and automatic creation of environmental reports.

Pulse Energy’s flagship product makes finding out who left the lights on as easy as checking your iPhone. The Vancouver, BC company’s easy-to-use software gives building owners, managers and occupants real-time access to energy information on the web. Meanwhile, energy efficiency consultants are wondering all their work went. ...read more

Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar

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Smitten Kitchen combines two fall favorites

If there is any better autumnal comfort food than grilled cheese and tomato soup, we have yet to find it. Now, fantastic NYC food blog Smitten Kitchen has taken a classic comfort meal to the next level, by combining the cheese with the soup in one fell swoop. Read on for Smitten Kitchen's mindblowing-looking Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled Cheddar.  Roasted Tomato Soup with Broiled......read more

A Year on the Road: Cheese Pilgrimage

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Curating a cheese plate on the road through Italy

Many trips to Italy simply begin and end in Rome. Knowing that this would leave me wanting more, I let Rome be my appetizer and ventured into the Italian countryside for the remaining courses. This is the story of my journey to find the perfect cheese plate. Encrusted within the craggy folds of the Gran Sasso Mountains lie the Middle Age stone villages and castles of the province of......read more

Microsoft Inks Wind Energy Deal

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The deal marks Microsoft's first long-term power purchase agreement for wind energy

A 55-turbine wind farm planned for a site in Texas will have at least one very large customer: Microsoft, which announced it has entered a deal to buy 110 MW of the wind energy to power a data center. The wind farm, located about 70 miles outside of Fort Worth, will be owned and operated by RES Americas and will go under construction next year (with power flowing in 2015). The deal is......read more

Soft Focus Oil Paintings by Philip Barlow

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Hazy, washed out works depicting summertime in the city

We see a lot of the blurred, soft focus aesthetic in filmmaking and photography these days, but not so much in painting. Here, South African artist Philip Barlow, whose work we spotted at This Isn't Happiness, pulls it off to incredible effect. In the series, titled simply "The City," Barlow depicts hazy, washed out figures and landmarks in the city, nicely capturing the heat island effect......read more

Photos of Icelandic Volcanoes

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Soft-hued landscape photography by Marcel Musil

One day we'll knock Iceland off of our travel bucket list. Until then, we'll have to make do with these photos, which pretty much fulfill our vision of what it looks like, minus the strangely beautiful, blue-eyed inhabitants. Shot by Czech travel photographer Marcel Musil, the pics capture the island nation's volcanic mountain landscape in all its pastel splendor. Timely too, with Iceland's......read more

Small Victories for Healthy Eating

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Falling obesity rates, curbs on food marketing, and transparency on packaged food give reason for hope

For those of us on the progressive side of eating and health in America, there have been several bits of recent news for which to be thankful. To start, a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that obesity rates in young children have declined sharply. Next, First Lady Michelle Obama announced plans to eliminate junk food marketing in public schools.......read more

Salvaged Wood Reliefs by Ron van der Ende

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Dutch artist creates masterful illusions of three-dimensionality

Ron van der Ende's work begins in the streets of Rotterdam, where collects salvaged pieces of wood like doors and construction materials. This reclaimed wood he strips to create veneer with the paint layers still intact, then, using a mosaic technique, the Dutch artist assembles the small pieces of wood to create super-realistic bas-reliefs that are both painterly and sculptural. His range of......read more

Losing Our Way in the World

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In the wake of tragedy, a Harvard physics professor undertakes to learn navigation through environmental clues

In 2003, John Edward Huth was kayaking off the coast of Maine when a thick fog rolled in and obliterated all sight of land. With no compass, he was forced to use natural clues--wind direction, the sound of waves hitting the shore--to guide himself back to safety. A few months later, he had a similar experience kayaking through fog in Nantucket Sound. The next day, news broke of a......read more

Werner Schroedl's Strange Staged Actions

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Austrian artist asks, "What would happen if..."

Viennese conceptual artist Werner Schroedl, whose work we recently spotted over at Booooooom, dreams up fantastic situations then attempts to recreate them and document what ensues. One Schroedl performance series is concerned with the ways a person can end up falling in water. In a staged action, the artist climbs the mast of a sailboat which capsizes into a frigid lake. In another, he takes a......read more

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