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Spill Clean Up En Route to Mars
Tweet Space exploration offers thrilling possibilities, says theoretical physicist and author Michio Kaku. In his latest book, The Future of Humanity, the celebrated co-founder of string theory talks about “terraforming Mars” in such lush detail that one can envision booking passage on a SpaceX rocket within the next decade. Perhaps. Even SpaceX founder Elon Musk agrees [...]..

Spill Clean Up for Entrepreneurs
Tweet Millennials are passionate about finding their passion. And they’re expressing this desire by starting their own businesses, in record numbers: a scant two years from now, half the U.S. workforce is expected to be freelancing either full- or part-time (so maybe it’s not just Millennials, after all). All these entrepreneurs need a place to work. Home [...]..

Safety

Hospitals: Keeping You Safe Behind the Scenes
Tweet There are some businesses that everyone appreciates, but nobody wants to use. Yet they stay in business because people require their services regularly — even if it’s not by choice. Tow trucks, for instance. You may ..
Safe Waters: Teaching Kids About Oil Spills
Tweet Teaching the next generation about oil spills and safety isn’t for the faint of heart. Children’s attention spans are generally focused on right now, which was true even before the Age of Screens. But one ecologi..

Environment

Behaving As If Nature Were A Business
Tweet Speaker, naturalist and photographer Steve Kaye poses the intriguing inquiry: Suppose you were hired to be CEO of Nature. How would you run this business? Obviously it will need to be both economically andecologically prof..
Block That Spill!
Tweet In football, cheerleaders sometimes chant, “Block that kick!” Other sports use similar lingo to keep the spectators enthused and the team amped up for a win. The spill containment field doesn’t employ a che..

Pollution

Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 2: Coconut Husk
Tweet Nutritionists have been singing the praises of coconut for years. Touted benefits of coconut oil, for instance, include everything from boosting immunity to balancing hormones, aiding digestion to beautifying skin and hair. ..
Ready to Run Off?
Tweet With spring in the air, you may be getting ready to don your sneakers and start running to get in shape. But before you run off, consider the runoff you might need to attend to first: the overland flow from snow melt and win..

Residential

Smart Summer Home Maintenance
Tweet Everything about our lives is smart these days. Smartphones. Smart cars. Smart health (think fitness trackers, life alerts…). And yes, our homes are smart too, with coffee makers that turn on without our intervention, allo..
House Sale Spruce Up
Tweet Thinking about putting your home on the market this spring? If so, you’ll want to put its “best face forward” to attract potential buyers. And that probably means a paint job. In your enthusiasm, however, y..