Liquid Carbon Dioxide! (Really)

I got something awesome in the mail today- liquid carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a gas at room temperature and sublimates at atmospheric pressures, skipping the liquid phase altogether. However, when put under several atmospheres of pressure, one can observe liquid carbon dioxide at room temperature, though much above that, it passes its critical point … Read more

Watchdog group tracks what really happens to your ‘recycled’ e-waste

The U.S. leads the world in e-waste, and while electronic recycling is increasingly popular, what happens after consumers drop off their computers, phones and other products is less clear. A watchdog group has found a lot of tossed junk, with its toxic components, winds up in poorer nations — and that very little recycling is … Read more

How much does solar REALLY cost?

From the most basic starter kit to a whole home solution, this video goes over the real world costs in 2016 for solar panel systems. This video only covers off grid systems so if you are considering a grid tied system you will need to consider other costs such as professional installation, grid tie inverter(s), … Read more