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Jellyfish are the most energy efficient swimmers, new metric confirms

By Akshat Rathi, The Conversation Even though a blue whale is much heavier than a tuna, the mammal consumes less energy per unit weight than the fish when they travel the same distance. For years, these sort of comparisons have dominated our understanding of the energy efficiency of animal movement,…

App makes saving energy social at Facebook

An application released on Tuesday plugs into the power ofFacebook to make saving energy an online community affair. The social networking colossus worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council and energy information software specialty firmOpower to launch the mini-program with an initial reach of more than 20 million US households. The application – available online at…

Who needs money when you could shake a fist at someone?

From Ezra, a story both inspiring and troubling story highlighting how important energy conservation will be to greening America. Refrigerators consume a lot of energy; all alone, they account for almost fifteen per cent of the average home’s electricity use. In the mid nineteen-seventies, California—the state Chu now lives in—set…

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