Sunday, July 28, 2013

World’s Largest Solar Plant Ready to Shine   

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Josie Garthwaite writing for National Geographic: More than six years in the making, the Ivanpah plant is now slated to begin generating power before summer’s end. It was designed by BrightSource Energy to use more than 170,000 mirrors to focus … Continue reading →

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Chocolate craving comes from total sensory pleasure   

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Philippa Roxby writing for BBC News: “It’s difficult to tease apart which chemicals may be contributing to which psychological functions. There are over 500 chemicals in consumer chocolate products, so there’s a lifetime of chemical analysis still to be done,” … Continue reading →