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Pipe Dreams: Spinning Water Into Watts

XPRIZE | Posted 04.24.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

When it comes to pushing lots of water through lots of pipes over long distances, nothing works better than old-fashioned gravity, something the Romans figured out and carved into stone more than 2,000 years ago. Might there be a way to tap into those rushing underground rivers and generate some sustainable hydroelectric power without slowing down the streams?

Celebrity Collector: Richard Gunn

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

Actor Richard Gunn showed me that the interest is still there. When he's not filming television series, Granite Flats, or wrapping his latest film, Dark Places with Charlize Theron, he is enjoying a "pipe dream" of his own.

Finally, A Ford Fiesta Is Put To Good Use

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology

What do you get when you put a Ford Fiesta and some PVC pipes together? Well, probably a big mess, unless you happen to be Joe Penna (a.k.a. MysteryG...

9 Things to Think About When Thinking About Cigars -- Little or Big

Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D.

Cigars can be as deadly as cigarettes -- especially for former cigarette smokers, for those who smoke smaller cigars, for those who inhale and for those who smoke several times a day.

The Need for a National Conversation about Water Infrastructure

Michael Deane | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Michael Deane

Drought is once again becoming part of our daily vocabulary. The U.S. Government Accountability Office reports at least 36 states are expected to face water shortages by the end of this year.

Predictive Maintenance: Don’t Wonder ‘What Might Have Been?’ (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 09.16.2012 | Technology

For each roadblock of construction that slows down traffic and for most every subway route change that adds a couple minutes to your commute, there’...

"Sink or Swim"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

As Harry spun the contraption's long cable through the pipe next to the washer, he spun tales of his many plumbing and heating adventures.

Sarah Palin Kidnapped By Neocons!

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

I don't believe Sarah Palin will become president but if, God forbid, she does, I expect that the neocons would be disappointed. As untutored as she is, she is no dummy. And she does not like being handled.

Tobacco Companies Using Loophole To Avoid Hundreds Of Millions In Taxes

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama signed a law expanding children's health insurance this spring, he slapped tobacco companies with huge ...

Tribecastan In Manhattan Unleashes Uzbek Lutes, Pakistani Taxi Horns, And Six Foot Shepherd's Pipes

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Welcome to Tribecastan, a country without borders tucked away in a corner of downtown Manhattan.

Let It Flow: Save Animals And Crops From A Water Crisis

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This game was made for free to support UK's Red Nose Day. Rotate the pipes by clicking on them so that they connect from the pump to the crops and animals before the time runs out. Watch out for spillages, and don't forget to pump the water to get it moving. One of the most popular flash games ever. It's had millions of plays worldwide.

Michael Phelps Apologizes to Bong For Hitting It So Hard

Rip Empson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rip Empson

"We should really be congratulating the bong. I really hit that thing hard, and it responded," Mr. Phelps said in subsequent statements.