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Navy ladies share groundbreaking first kiss

Article: Navy ladies share groundbreaking first kiss

Meet Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and her girlfriend Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell. They’ve just made history with a kiss.

Designer Q&A: Killspencer bags by Spencer Nikosey

Article: Designer Q&A: Killspencer bags by Spencer Nikosey

Ben Kaufman’s company Quirky is all about finding great ideas from regular people and turning them into real, marketable products. Throughout the Quirky series, we’ll be bringing you stories from designers, inventors and entrepreneurs who’ve either already brought their product from concept to completion or are right in the middle of that process – and all without the help of a company like Ben’s, like Spencer Nikosey and his Killspencer line of bags made from repurposed military truck tarp.

Green tech finds (12/9/10)

Article: Green tech finds (12/9/10)

Fuel cells, iPhone apps, and chicken coops… this week’s green tech finds.

The fuel cell that does… everything: Think fuel cells are just for energy? Think again… researchers at the University of Colorado, Denver, are working on a microbial fuel cell that desalinates and cleans wastewater… in addition to producing electricity. (via Cleantechnica)
Border checkpoint to feature Living Machine: The US General Services Administration has approved a Living Machine wastewater treatment system for the border crossing point at Otay Mesa, California. That’s an artist’s rendering above… (via Water and Waste Water)

Rainwater harvesting: another step towards Army sustainability

Article: Rainwater harvesting: another step towards Army sustainability

As we’ve noted before, the US military has been at the forefront of sustainability efforts for some time now… from green building to renewable energy, all branches of the armed forces see effective resource management as a top priority for security and readiness.

Energy’s been the top focus here, but now a new project at the Army’s Schofield Barracks in Hawaii experiments with another critical resource: water. The Army’s building a rainwater harvesting system for the building designed not only to save water and energy, but also to demonstrate how installation readiness goals can be met by taking the local resource base into account.

Lady Gaga asks for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Article: Lady Gaga asks for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

In the clip, Gaga addresses several senators by name — including Republicans John McCain, Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell and Oklahoma’s James Inhofe — and asks them to vote in favor of the Defense Authorization Bill, which includes language that would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” She says: “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” is a law that was…

Military meals from around the world

Article: Military meals from around the world

There are currently 48 different countries with troops in Afghanistan and each country adds their own unique flavor to the combat meals that are served to their troops. Some include branded comfort foods — Australians get a dark-brown spreadable yeast-paste treat called Vegemite, for example — while others get national staples like liverwurst (Germany), or…

House votes to allow repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Article: House votes to allow repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Just in case you missed it over this long holiday weekend, at the end of last week the House voted to allow the repeal of the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy against gays, as did the Senate Armed Services Committee. It’s…

Jeff Sheng, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Article: Jeff Sheng, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Jeff Sheng’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is ongoing photo project which is a “series of portraits of closeted men and women currently serving in the United States military. [The artist] purposely shot each image in a way that obscures to some degree the identity of the individuals, and the final image that is released to…

Army sustainability efforts highlighted at Fort Bragg

Article: Army sustainability efforts highlighted at Fort Bragg

The phrase “military sustainability” may strike you as an oxymoron: these guys are known for tanks, not treehugging. Over the past decade, though, the US armed forces have recognized the necessity of resource management to military readiness: various branches have tested out renewable energy, and the Army even released a sustainability report in 2007.