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Tesla Motors Opens Cross-Country EV Charging Network, Opens Patents

A 2015 roadmap for Supercharger Networks in the US, courtesy of Space Industry News

A 2015 roadmap for Supercharger Networks in the US, courtesy of Space Industry News

Tesla Motors has not just revolutionized the electric car industry with it’s Model S, it has also shocked motor companies with it’s decision to open up free licensing for it’s supercharger technology. This charging format is meant to quickly charge electric vehicles, and Tesla hopes that opening up it’s patents would allow for the chargers to work across multiple car brands. Tesla Motors has a strong stake in the electric car industry, with a cross-country network of chargers that allow for Tesla owners to drive coast-to-coast relatively emissions free.

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Largest Photovoltaic Farm in the World goes Online in California

Topaz solar farm, courtesy of First Solar

Topaz solar farm, courtesy of First Solar

The world’s largest solar photovoltaic farm has gone online in California, expected to power over 160,ooo homes. This is a new milestone for the United States, who is catching up with the rest of the world in terms of energy generating capacity in renewables. This solar farm encompasses over 2 square miles, and is set to expand in the near future. Alongside the Tesla battery plant, the Topaz solar farm is a significant addition to the US’s renewable energy initiative.

Possible Life Could Exist on Titan

Artist's impression of the Cassini Orbiter, courtesy of UniverseToday

Artist’s impression of the Cassini Orbiter, courtesy of UniverseToday

NASA has made a great discovery with it’s Cassini mission to study the moons of Saturn. Hydrocarbon lakes have been discovered to exist in liquid form on the surface of the rocky moon. THere is also an atmosphere of hydrogen and methane, which scientists claim could be breathing material for life that functions quite differently than that of Earth. Life on the moon could breathe this different atmosphere, and probably exists in primitive microbial forms. New discoveries are expected as the Cassini satellite continues to take images of the moon’s surface.

Artist’s Music Interest in Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center

Jean-Claude with a Revolution sign, taken from his Facebook page

Jean-Claude with a Revolution sign, taken from his Facebook page

A new up and coming pop artist named Misfit Dior has expressed interest in using the vacant Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center as a venue for a new music video. My good friend Jean-Claude who works for her explored the site, and upon sharing pictures he took at the site with Misfit Dior has decided to collaborate with her on contacting the owner of the site for possible permission to bring along her production crew and electrical equipment, as well as offering to clean up key locations at the site for her music video. The vacant property is infamous for it’s urban decay and history of crimes at the site. It is well-known for containing works by popular underground “taggers”, such as EVAK and MOMO, and is a popular site for urban explorers.