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Sphere surrounding sun is an awesome but probably unachievable project


  • Popular Mechanics

A Dyson sphere around the sun with a radius the length of Earth's orbit would capture all the sun's energy, which would be many times what we're likely to need anytime soon. But the engineering of suc… Read More

Housing starts, building-permit applications rise


  • Forbes
  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Builders began constructing 15.7% more U.S. homes last month compared with June, according to the Commerce Department. The increase reverses a two-month drop in housing starts. Permit applications cli… Read More