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The Kauffman Foundation's Mission: Helping people attain economic independence through education and entrepreneurship, which Ewing Kauffman saw as two ends of a continuum.

...if you give those kids hope for the future, if you let them know that somebody cares about them, you'll be surprised at what they can achieve. ~Ewing Marion Kauffman

The trailer for the film based on the book Solar Revolution is now out!

The construction of the photovoltaic power industry since 2000 has required an enormous amount of energy, mostly from fossil fuels. The good news is that the clean electricity from all the installed solar panels has likely just surpassed the energy going into the industry's continued growth, Stanford researchers find.

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In profile: Seeing the light

In profile: Seeing the light - MIT News Office

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10 Most Amazing Mushrooms

"These neon green mushrooms, or Mycena chlorophos, to use the technical term, emerge during the rainy season in Japanese and Brazilian forests, scattering the floor with glowing spores. The bases of tree trunks, fallen branches, leaf litter and moist soil provide perfect breeding grounds for the mushrooms. Found mostly on Mesameyama island in Ugui, Japan and Ribeira Valley Tourist State Park, Brazil, the appearance of these garish looking fungi is due to bioluminescence."

Heinrich Hertz (1857–1894) was a German physicist who expanded Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light, which was 1st demonstrated by Hughes using non-rigorous procedures. Hertz is distinguished from Maxwell & Hughes because he was the 1st to conclusively prove the existence of electromagnetic waves by engineering instruments to transmit & receive radio pulses using procedures that ruled out all other wireless phenomena. The unit of frequency (cycles/second) was named the "hertz."

This common sense wisdom is a #quotation from a 2010 Vote Solar Initiative (Adam Browning, Executive Director) billboard. To learn the history of the billboard (and to see a picture of it) check here: #solar

Strawberry Tree is a solar charger for mobile devices. It enables passersby to charge their mobile phones, tablets and multimedia players with the energy of the sun.