Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Political Scorecard

For those of you -- myself included -- who find it hard to keep up with the level of scandal in are political lives as Americans, Chris Blizzard at The Fix has compiled a sort of scorecard. Well worth a look.

Washington Post: The Fix

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Warming of the Solar System

Solar Eclipse 3
Photo Credit: mmagallan
I have heard of this and have on occasion mentioned this to friends, who then give me strange looks for thinking this. But I was glad to see on Dig, this story: Is The Sun Getting Warmer? An interesting side question to "Global Warming" - that I never hear in the major media outlets or activist groups - is that for the last few years Astronomers have noted an increase in the temperature across the entire solar system. Don't get me wrong I think that we should deal with pollution and energy problems with green solution where ever possible. But it does bother me that most people only think in terms of humans causing of global warming or the head in the sand Republicans who say that they need more to even believe that it is happening at all (see Bush & Company).

Monday, November 14, 2005

Solar-Powered Curtain

Photo Credit: Inhabitat
Here is a novel idea. You live in an apartment but want to cut back on your energy bills and you've already added energy efficient lighting and appliances. Now if you have Southern exposure in one of your rooms you could add a Solar-powered Curtain (PDF file). Design GÅ‘tenborg which explores new technologies has come up with this interesting concept.

Design GÅ‘tenborg
Interactive Institute

Solar-powered Energy Curtain illuminates at night