World’s First Solar Road Opens in France

A small village in France is now home to the world’s first solar road, aka Wattway. French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal officially inaugurated the 1 kilometer-long road covered with 2,800-square-meters of resin-encased panels in Tourouvre-au-Perche in Normandy on Thursday.   The French Ministry of the Environment invested €5 million ($5.2 million) to build the project…

Bassweight: a dubstep documentary that looks to the future

Plenty of music docs turn to the past to tell their story. But Bassweight, which charts the rise of dubstep as it gains momentum, could be about to change all that The annals of music history are full of weighty documentaries, from Ages of Rock to Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey. But what if you want…

Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish

Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has to import rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. What lessons can we learn, asks Hazel Sheffield http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/sweden-s-recycling-is-so-revolutionary-the-country-has-run-out-of-rubbish-a7462976.html?cmpid=facebook-post Sweden is so good at recycling that, for several years, it has imported rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. Less than 1…

The Best and Worst Times to Share on Facebook, Twitter

Want your link to get the most traction on Twitter? Post it on a Monday between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET. Link shortening and tracking service bit.ly has released new data on the best and worst times to share links on popular social networks, from Facebook and Twitter to blogging site Tumblr. The company…