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The Big Texas Freeze Doesn’t Bode Well For EV Infrastructure

When Winter Storm Uri swept through Texas, the whole state shut down. Electricity was hit-or-miss for several days, with certain areas of the state (read: lower-income areas) hit the hardest. And that doesn’t bode well for introducing electric vehicles on a wider scale.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What to Do if a Late Frost Damages Your Plants

Spring weather can be pretty fickle in many parts of the country. One day it’s sunny and in the 60s, and the next there’s a blizzard. If you decide to take advantage of one of those nice days and prep or plant a spring garden, then wake up the next morning to find to a […]

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What to Do if a Late Frost Damages Your Plants

Spring weather can be pretty fickle in many parts of the country. One day it’s sunny and in the 60s, and the next there’s a blizzard. If you decide to take advantage of one of those nice days and prep or plant a spring garden, then wake up the next morning to find to a […]

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AMG’s First Road Car With F1 Hybrid Tech Is The Long-Winded Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door E Performance

The future of Mercedes-Benz’s performance lineup will be hybrid-powered and the German company is claiming that technology is pulled straight from the record-winning Formula One racing team. The first of these new electrified German bruisers will be the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door E Performance, which debuts the “E…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How NASA’s Perseverance Landed On Mars: An Aerospace Engineer Breaks It Down In Fascinating Detail

The world rightfully gawked at the engineering prowess of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as it successfully landed the car-sized rover named Perseverance on the surface of Mars. You might think that I, an engineer with experience working on a deep space mission, would be less impressed than most. But trust me: The…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Prepare for (And Survive) a Flood

Startling images of the massive floods inundating Kentucky illustrate the scale of damage that can result from immense rainfall, which has caused rivers throughout the Bluegrass state to massively overflow their banks. On Monday, Governor Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency, announcing in a statement that the … Read more…

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Our Roads And Bridges Still Suck

The infrastructure in this country just earned a grade only slightly worse than mine in 11th-grade calculus, Jaguar Land Rover has put a dollar amount to its perception of poor quality and all the phone companies want to be car companies. All that and more in The Morning Shift for March 3, 2021. Read more… […]

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How and When to Plant a Spring Garden

At this time last year, you may not have given any thought to planting calendars, prepping soil, or growing seasonal vegetables. But a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of at-home gardeners has spiked, and now that we’ve made it back to March, those looking to plant their first spring garden may have a […]

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How and When to Plant a Spring Garden

At this time last year, you may not have given any thought to planting calendars, prepping soil, or growing seasonal vegetables. But a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of at-home gardeners has spiked, and now that we’ve made it back to March, those looking to plant their first spring garden may have a […]

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Valheim Player Turns Ocean Into Giant Trampoline

Can we ever truly know the nature of the sea? Primordial creatures lurk in its depths. It’s powered by outer space. We still don’t understand how eels reproduce. In Valheim, however, it’s a bit simpler: The ocean is a trampoline.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Valheim Player Turns Ocean Into Giant Trampoline

Can we ever truly know the nature of the sea? Primordial creatures lurk in its depths. It’s powered by outer space. We still don’t understand how eels reproduce. In Valheim, however, it’s a bit simpler: The ocean is a trampoline.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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California City Becomes First in the U.S. to Ban New Gas Stations

Officials from Petaluma, California have decided their city has enough places to fill up gas-powered cars. Last week, the local city council unanimously voted to ban new gas stations, building on a two-year moratorium passed in early 2019. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How to Stop Birds From Pecking at Your Windows

Sometimes birds fly into windows. Other times, they might perch on the outside of your windowsill and peck a little. It might look like they’re trying to get your attention, and if you’ve been stuck inside for the past year, you might even be tempted to let it in for a quick chat. (But don’t.) […]

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Big Three Bailout Governor Confirmed To New Role As Energy Secretary

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm served as Michigan’s 47th governor from 2003 to 2011, perhaps the most tumultuous time to have been a Michigander. The Canadian-born Democrat governor has been a vocal member of the political process, well outside of the borders of her adopted home state. Not only has she been integral…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Big Three Bailout Governor Confirmed To New Role As Energy Secretary

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm served as Michigan’s 47th governor from 2003 to 2011, perhaps the most tumultuous time to have been a Michigander. The Canadian-born Democrat governor has been a vocal member of the political process, well outside of the borders of her adopted home state. Not only has she been integral…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Big Three Bailout Governor Confirmed To New Role As Energy Secretary

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm served as Michigan’s 47th governor from 2003 to 2011, perhaps the most tumultuous time to have been a Michigander. The Canadian-born Democrat governor has been a vocal member of the political process, well outside of the borders of her adopted home state. Not only has she been integral…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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EV’s Or Alternative Fuel? You Decided

As we head into a future that’s sure to be full of electric vehicles, some have started to wonder if EVs are actually the way forward. Many automakers seem to be diving head first into EVs and nothing else. So we asked readers if we should continue on with EVs or invest in alternative fuel sources. […]

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How to Clean Your Air Vents

Although Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, spring will come faster than we think. And since it’s been a long, quarantined winter with most of us staying indoors longer than ever before, it’s likely past time we deep clean things like the air vents of our homes. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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