Owens Corning of Toledo, OH has introduced EnergyComplete™, a home insulation and air sealing system designed to combine savings, safety and affordability. "Buildings are the number one user of energy in the United States, consuming 40 percent of the country's energy resources — more energy than industry, more energy than transportation," says Karel Czanderna, group president of Owens Corning Building Materials.
EnergyComplete is designed to meet this challenge by providing consistent room-to-room temperature. The sealing aspects of the system are also designed to reduce the conditions that can lead to mold growth and provide a first line of defense against pests and insects.
For existing homes, the EnergyComplete system can be installed in attics, basements, crawl spaces, or during a home addition or remodeling project. Homeowners are also eligible for a 30-percent tax credit on the cost of the system for a maximum credit of $1,500 under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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