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  • Happy Sunday! The BP spill could trigger a methane explosion, mass extinction

    Happy Sunday! The BP spill could trigger a methane explosion, mass extinction

    This is a totes magotes bummer: according to theories posited by the author of this piece, Terrance Aym, and backed up by data from geo-chemists like Northwestern University’s Gregory Ryskin, the BP oil spill could release massive amounts of methane gas and, as an end result, blow out the entire seabed, leading to “massive venting” and large fissures in the sea bottom. This, in… Read More

  • Video: Wind turbine self destructs

    Holy crap this is awesome. A couple wind turbines have self destructed in recent weeks and Denmark’s climate minister wants some answers. Other turbines have had the same fate abroad and chances are it’s the same in Denmark. Wind speed was around 30 m/s when the turbine killed itself. ‘The problems with the turbines abroad have had to do with poor maintenance, and if that’s… Read More

  • Explosion In Mojave Desert Kills Two, Injures Four

    Explosion In Mojave Desert Kills Two, Injures Four

    Sad news today as an explosion in the Mojave desert has claimed two lives and injured four others at the site of Richard Branson’s SpaceShipOne project. Engineers there were testing a spaceship motor when a flow of nitrous oxide was ignited, causing a large explosion. Scaled Composites, LLC, is the company that Branson has contracted with to head up the SpaceShipOne project. The six people… Read More

  • Disaster On the Homefront: Macbook Pro Battery Explosion

    Disaster On the Homefront: Macbook Pro Battery Explosion

    So sitting in the offices today at Next New Networks, we were alerted to a tragedy of epic proportion. As he was charging his battery earlier company founder and creative director, Fred Seibert experienced the unthinkable! The battery for his 17-inch Macbook Pro suffered a rupture due, I think, to previously addressed battery defects. No but seriously, if you haven’t sent in your recalled… Read More