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Asimov’s Predictions Vs. Reality Today

Isaac Asimov, an author and professor of biochemistry at Boston U., wrote of the 1964 World’s Fair — which looked ahead to a world without thermonuclear war — and guessed what the world would be […]

01/17/2014

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Great Green Inventions From The Past 10 Years

The popularity of the green movement seems to be growing and with so many people becoming involved, new inventions are consistently being developed to promote sustainable living. Learn about the latest inventions from the past decade that are helping to promote green living.

12/26/2013

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Green House: Stevens Students Work Together To Build Solar Powered Home

Students at Stevens Tech were working on a high-tech living space dubbed “Eco-Habit” as part of a competition sponsored by the Department of Energy.

08/17/2013

Ben Hirschfeld, the 19-year-old founder of Lit Solar Lantern Project, gives the gift of light around the world. (Photo: CBS 2)

Local Teenager’s Personal Calling Lights Up Lives Around The Globe

When the sun goes down in Kenya, there is only darkness, many people have no electricity and are forced to light their homes with kerosene lanterns, conditions are smokey, dim, and dangerous.

08/01/2013

Gary Minnick, a 66-year-old from Long Island, will attempt to circumnavigate Long Island is solar-powered 29-foot boat. (Photo: CBS 2)

Man Sets Out To Circumnavigate Long Island In Solar-Powered Boat

Gary Minnick’s 29-foot hand-crafted hybrid started out as a sail boat. The flat canopy of solar panels generate 28,000 watts of electricity to quietly power an electric outboard motor, equivalent to a nine horsepower gasoline engine.

06/25/2013

AT&T solar-powered charging station. (credit: Handout)

Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Stations Pop Up Across NYC

Each station can accommodate up to six mobile devices or tablets at a time and work regardless of wireless carrier.

06/18/2013

Candy Crowley moderates the debate between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island - Oct. 16, 2012 (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Fact Check Wednesday: Romney Vs. Obama – Round Two

The post-debate headline from factcheck.org was “Obama And Romney Continue False, Misleading Attacks In Second Debate.”

10/17/2012

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The Basics About Solar Power In Your New York Home

Embracing solar is easier than you think.

02/08/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Proposes Alternative To Solar Energy Legislation In N.J.

The bill, which passed committee but failed to come to a vote before the end of the legislative term, would more than double the solar output from utilities by 2014.

01/14/2012

Solar-powered carport outside the H. Lee Dennison Building - Hauppauge, NY - Oct 13, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Opens Solar Carport In Hauppauge

Suffolk County is continuing to try and lead the way in renewable energy with the opening of a new solar energy project in the county seat.

10/13/2011

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NYC To Build Solar Power Plants On Capped Landfills

This is part of PlaNYC, which Mayor Bloomberg launched four years ago, on Earth Day 2007.

04/21/2011