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China Activates the World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

Despite China’s reputation for polluted cities, they sure are making up for it with green energy!

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We all know that China is one of the biggest exporters of goods in the world. The country is filled with factories that rely heavily on fossil fuels to be able to produce their products. In fact, China is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.

But despite this, China, for all its imperfections, knows that it’s about time they started moving towards a cleaner source of energy – one that won’t run out and won’t pollute the planet any further.

China is currently the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world.

China is known for being in the lead when it comes to their climate change advocacy. Aside from investing in using nuclear and wind energy, they’re now making a huge leap in terms of solar power usage.

Sungrow Power Supply announced they have finally finished building a 40-megawatt solar power plant in what was once a coal mining town. The giant powerplant can be found offshore in Huainan. At full capacity, the giant solar power plant can provide electricity to up to 15,000 homes.

China is now home to the world's biggest solar power plant.

Its offshore location means it doesn’t take up a lot of land area, and its strategic location in the water means that it’s able to keep itself cool naturally.


According to studies, solar farms are the 8th best way to cut greenhouse gases. Solar power may only be responsible for 0.4% of the world’s electricity production, but it’s slowly growing as a primary source of power.

The floating power plant is China's next big move towards clean energy.

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In fact, if reliance on solar power grows to 10% by 2050, 43.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide would be prevented from escaping into the atmosphere. On top of that, there will be new jobs and less damage from climate change, alongside bigger savings on operational costs.

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A Couple of Inventors Are Trying to Make LED Eyelashes Happen

Do you think it’s going to happen?

Tech and fashion/beauty come together in this new invention by Tien Pham and Davey Taylor - F.lashes. The 'fun, interactive LED eyelashes' is not commercially available yet, but a Kickstarter campaign is set to begin around mid-July.

The wearable tech is powered by a watch battery and can last up to four hours. They are put on with regular eyelash glue and are relatively sweat-proof. F.lashes react to movements, so the light patterns/modes will change as you dance, tilt your head, jump, and twist. They also come in different colors: pink, red, blue, light blue, white, yellow, and green.

See the F.lashes at work below.

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Meet the Man Responsible for 5 Billion Orgasms

We ran the numbers to see how much bed-rattling and moaning this guy has caused.

On March 27, 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially approved the use of Viagra, an oral medication that treats impotence, invented by British scientist Dr. Nicholas Terrett. Since then, men and women have turned to the drug to keep their sex lives, well, alive.

Viagra, with the chemical name Sildenafil, was originally intended to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina pectoris (a form of cardiovascular disease). But chemists at the Pfizer pharmaceutical company found that the drug can induce penile erections typically within 30 to 60 minutes. Seeing the potential to market the drug as a cure for impotence, Sildenafil was patented in 1996 and was approved by the FDA two years later as treatment for "erectile dysfunction," the then new clinical name for impotence.

Dr. Nicholas Terrett has been regarded as the 'Father of Viagra.'

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Canadian Truck Driver Invents New Tires That Will End Your Parallel Parking Woes

These revolutionary tires allow sideways travel at the flip of a switch.

If you’ve always had problems with parallel parking, you’d surely be interested with this revolutionary invention. Apparently, this one could potentially end your woes for good.

William Liddiard, a commercial truck driver from Ontario, Canada, created unique omnidirectional tires that can “glide sideways” and can “roll inward upon themselves,” according to a report by the CNBC.

The tires operate via an external motor powered by the car's battery.

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