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Solar power just hit one of its biggest milestones, in more ways than one. First Solar recently finished building Topaz, a 550-megawatt plant that represents the largest active solar farm on the planet. And we do mean large — the installation’s nine…
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Well, here’s something cosmic to be thankful for this weekend. A NASA-led study of the Van Allen radiation belts has uncovered new information about the invisible "shield" that keeps harmful ultrarelativistic electrons from the Earth.
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The FCC has told T-Mobile that it has to start being more upfront about the data speeds its customers are receiving. From now on, the carrier will have to send texts explaining the speeds that users will actually have to put up with when they hit their data cap.
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Much of the country has been enjoying low gas prices lately, some states more than others. There are several factors contributing to this year’s dip, but gas prices are typically lower during the winter. If you ask your know-it-all uncle, he will probably tell you that gas prices drop when it gets cold because people are driving less, thus decreasing the demand for gasoline. To a certain extent, he’s right. People do most of their road trips during the spring and summer months. But that’s not the real reason gas is cheaper in the winter.
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21 days. That’s the time it will take to complete the largest train journey in the world. 6,200 miles (9977 kilometers) from Yiwu, China, to Madrid, Spain. It’s part of the New Silk Road, a Chinese project to gain control over transcontinental cargo transportation between Asia and Europe.
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He crossed him over in the name of the Father, Son, & the Holy Spirit.
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What a long, strange trip it’s been. Microsoft’s effort to document the excavation of all those fabled E.T. The Extraterrestrial game cartridges from a New Mexico landfill — and Atari’s downfall — is finally watchable on Xbox Video. As Variety reports, you can check out Atari: Game Over on your Xbox One, Xbox 360 or even on the web and see where those carts came from before they hit eBay. Perhaps most notable is that it’s one of Xbox Entertainment Studios‘ scant few projects to actually see the light of day, getting a release a few months removed from Redmond shuttering its original-TV-programming experiment. So there’s that, too. Need a refresher on Atari’s Spielberg-infused saga before turning on your flatscreen? We’ve got you covered.
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Hydrogen fuel cells are a cool technology that were perfected to enable humans to go to the moon. Now that they’re perfected even more, they’re enabling humans to go to work or the liquor store, and, incredibly, this is progress. The Toyota Mirai is an example of this remarkable progress. Funny looking, maybe, but it works.
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Leather is beautiful and luxurious and natural and one of the great materials of the world. However, it’s absolutely gross to make. Here’s the process of tanning raw hide into high quality leather. You’ll see gray goops, a lot of residue, dumps of bizarre liquids and more. Worth it? I guess.
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On November 6, the Associated Press interviewed Bill Cosby and his wife Camille about an art exhibit in D.C. When the reporter asked Cosby about the multiple rape accusations against him (brought up onstage by comedian Hannibal Buress), Cosby issued a "no comment" and tried to bully the reporter into "scuttling" the footage.
The AP chose to release the video now in the wake of the news that Cosby’s career is crumbling. The way Cosby acts towards the reporter in the video gives you some idea why his lawyers think they can bully reporters into suppressing Janice Dickinson’s claim that Cosby raped her.
When the AP reporter asks about the accusations and comedian Hannibal Burress’s recent comments about them, Cosby responds: "No, no, we don’t answer that." The reporter pushes him, and he says, "There is no comment about that and I’ll tell you why. I think you were told, I don’t want to compromise your integrity, but I don’t talk about it."
After the interview wraps up, Cosby brings up the issue again: "Now can I get something from you, that none of that will be shown?" The reporter says he’ll check with his boss, but notes, "you didn’t say anything." Cosby responds:
I know I didn’t say anything, but I’m asking your integrity that since I didn’t want to say anything, but I did answer you in terms of I didn’t want to say anything, what value would it have? I would appreciate it if it was scuttled. I think if you want to consider yourself to be serious, that it will not appear anywhere.
It’s not clear why the AP originally left this footage out of the interview.
This isn’t the only damning Cosby recording released today. Radar Online released a snippet from a 2005 interview with the National Enquirer where Cosby reportedly explains why he doesn’t want rape accusations in the press. (This was around the time attorney Tamara Green accused him of sexual assault). In Radar’s recording, Cosby tells the Enquirer‘s Barry Levine:
Nobody ever wishes for a situation [like this]. Nobody ever really wishes for that. Who really wants to put his or her family in a position of information coming out publicly that will cause great emotional stress, challenge? The choices that the family, friends have made in looking at him or her as a good person, a wonderful person, a person to be trusted?
Cosby also says that media reports about him obtaining lawyers in the midst of the scandal are "unfair."
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Two more women came forward with Bill Cosby stories Thursday, adding to the growing chorus of alleged victims who claim they were drugged or raped by the once-beloved television dad.
One Florida woman, Therese Serignese, told local NBC affiliate WPTV that she met Cosby as a teenager when he approached her in a Las Vegas gift shop and pretended to propose.
"He asked me, ‘would you like to come see my show?’ Of course I would." said Serignese.
She said she ended up at an after party.
Therese said hours later it was just her and Cosby and that’s when she says he offered her some pills.
She said, "I took them, didn’t know what they were didn’t even ask. I just was intimidated I guess and I took them. Then my next memory is feeling drugged and him having sex with me."
Therese said she didn’t know how she got home but remembers telling her mother the next day.
"She just looked at me and said ‘maybe he’ll take care of you,’ " Sherignese said.
Serignese told the station she lived with Cosby for several weeks until he kicked her out during a pregnancy scare. He eventually sent her $10,000, but she decided to go public with her story in 2005 when she discovered another woman was suing Cosby, alleging a similar attack. The case was ultimately settled out of court and Serignese never got to testify as a witness.
Lou Ferrigno’s wife, Carla, also told a disquieting Cosby story Thursday. Ferrigno said Cosby attacked her in 1967 while his wife, Camille, was home. She said she ended up at Cosby’s home after going on a date with a friend of his.
She and her date and Bill started to play pool and in the middle of the game, she looks up and asked where Camille [Cosby’s wife] was.
She’s probably gone to bed,’ Cosby told her.
‘Things are starting to feel odd now. I’m from the South and you always say good night to your guests so I asked, "Why didn’t she say goodnight?"’
‘He said she was probably tired so I kept watching them play. And then Bill won, so Bill and I played. And pretty soon I noticed that the guy disappeared and I asked where he went,
‘He told me ‘probably to the bathroom’.
‘Things really seemed odder now. We kept playing. Bill beat me. And just as I was ready to put the pool cue down he came forward at me. I thought he was reaching for the pool cue. But he came at me and grabbed me in such a powerful way. Grabbing me.
‘He was much bigger than me. Much bigger and he pulled me so hard and so rough. I had never been treated so roughly and he pulled me hard to him so hard.
‘And then kissed me so hard, right in the mouth. No one has ever been that physically violent with me.
‘I was stunned. I was frozen. I took all my body strength and used both of my arms to stop him and push him away from me. He was so forceful.
Ferrigno told the Daily Mail that Cosby offered her multiple drinks but she didn’t accept.
"I feel so bad for these women. I was the lucky one," she said Thursday. "I mean ‘lucky’ in that he didn’t harm me. It harmed me emotionally all my life but he didn’t physically harm me."
Both women say they have nothing to gain from their stories and only came forward because they were disgusted with Cosby’s lack of remorse.
"He changed the course of my life. Instead of empowering me like he says he does to people, he made me a victim. And all my life I’ve been a victim because of this. And that doesn’t go away," Serignese said.
Ferrigno told her interviewer she wants her story to be "one more nail in his coffin."
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The Court hereby DECLARES that Montana’s laws that ban same-sex marriage, including Article XIII, section 7 of the Montana Constitution, and Montana Code Annotated section 40-1-103 and section 40-1-401, violate Plaintiffs’ rights to equal protection of the laws as guaranteed by the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Court PERMANENTLY ENJOINS the State of Montana and its officers, employees, agents, and political subdivisions from enforcing Article XIII, section 7 of the Montana Constitution, Montana Code Annotated section 40-1-103 and section 40-1-401, and any other laws or regulations, to the extent that they prohibit otherwise qualified same-sex couples from marrying in Montana, and to the extent that they do not recognize same-sex marriages validly contracted outside Montana. This injunction shall take effect immediately.
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