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China beats U.S. in gov. Smart Grid funding with $7.3B

Posted by on January 30, 2010 in Green/Sustainability |

With Japan and South Korea coming in third and fourth place (according to a ranking by research firm Zpryme), respectively, when it comes to federal stimulus money for grid improvements, it looks like Asia is poised to become the powerhouse in this area of the green sector.

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Lab remains favorite dog in Seattle, U.S. – Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle):

Posted by on January 27, 2010 in Uncategorized |

I will always remain partial to beagles personally!!! The Labrador retriever remains the most popular dog in both Seattle and the United States, the American Kennel Club (AKC) said Wednesday. In Seattle, the golden retriever remained the No. 2 most popular breed in 2009, followed by the German shepherd, poodle and bulldog. The pug, 2008’s […]

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Why the NFL is truly America’s favorite professional sport

Posted by on January 27, 2010 in Showcase, Sports |

This is a couple of days late following the conclusion of the NFL conference championship games but it’s something I thought about Sunday evening as I watched the wrap up coverage from the Colts compelling victory over the impressive Jets and the Saints thrilling overtime win over Brett Favre and the Vikings. There is no […]

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Watergate Redeaux??

Posted by on January 27, 2010 in Politics |

Well the fun never stops in the political world, does it? It’s being reported today that 4 men have been arrested in Louisiana after posing as telephone repair men and entering Democratic Senator Landrieu’s office. The attorney initially representing 3 of the 4 men involved isn’t saying how he got pulled into the case or […]

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Trapped man in Haiti saved by iPhone app

Posted by on January 25, 2010 in Social Media |

From VentureBeat When the Haitian earthquake hit on January 12th, it trapped American documentary filmmaker Dan Woolley among the collapsed walls of the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince. One of his legs was badly hurt. Luckily, Woolley was packing his iPhone. At first, Woolley used the phone’s camera flash to illuminate the space in which he […]

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Economy starting to stir a bit? Starbucks Q1 earnings exceed expectations

Posted by on January 20, 2010 in Uncategorized |

Starbucks Corp. reported first-quarter net earnings of $241.5 million, or 32 cents per share, which compares with $64.3 million, or 9 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenues at the Seattle coffee giant (NASDAQ: SBUX) rose to $2.7 billion from $2.6 billion a year earlier. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters First Call expected first-quarter earnings […]

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Toyota locks down lithium for hybrid batteries with new mining deal

Posted by on January 20, 2010 in Uncategorized |

About 75 percent of the hybrid cars on the road are built by Toyota, and it plans to double their production in 2010. In 2012, when it debuts its new plug-in Prius, it expects to be churning out a million of them. Just one problem: the lithium needed for its hybrid battery packs (pictured) is […]

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Mixed economic news for Puget Sound: Seattle is nation’s 14th best job market

Posted by on January 19, 2010 in Uncategorized |

Seattle is the nation’s 14th-easiest city in which to land a job, out of the nation’s top 50 cities, according to a new study. According to job search engine JuJu.com, Washington, D.C. is the easiest big city for finding a job, with 1.93 unemployed individuals per advertised job. Seattle has 5.10 unemployed individuals per advertised […]

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Cyclone Power to turn waste motor oil into clean electricity

Posted by on January 18, 2010 in News |

Cyclone Power Technologies, maker of electric generator systems, has just received a tall order. As part of a new contract with the Phoenix Power Group, it will be building a prototype of a generator powered by the external combustion of waste motor oil (PDF) — a ubiquitous, renewable source of energy. The first of these […]

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Thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day…

Posted by on January 18, 2010 in Uncategorized |

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”Martin Luther King, Jr., speech, Detroit, Michigan, June 23, 1963. Posted via web from davidkaufer’s posterous

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