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Toshiba says use your solar panels to charge your EV

Got a bunch of photovoltaic cells and a vehicle that requires electricity? Toshiba's thought up a process dubbed "Charge Grid" by which you can juice the latter efficiently. When the sun's out and the electrons are flowing, it doesn't pay to put them into the grid, so this system stores them in a rechargeable battery ready to rapidly charge your EV. It's a few years away so you have time to get those solar panels on your roof..

June and the powder is up at Timberline Lodge

Mt Hood Powder June Timberline

Yes it's June 16 and it's still dumping pow on Mt Hood... pic of Timberline by @peterfoleyusa found on Twitpic.

Album Review: Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer Of The Void (Sub Pop)

Blitzen Trapper
By Robert Ham: On the one hand, it is disappointing to hear how sedate Blitzen Trapper has become relative to the eclectic start that sparked the band's recent successes. Their first batch of albums found this sextet jumping joyfully all over the map from blues-y acoustic breakdowns to trudging T.

Abby Sunderland sixteen year old round the world sailor found alive

Abby Sunderland Sailor Found Alive

16 year old Abby Sunderland is attempting to be the world's youngest person to sail solo around the globe. A couple of days ago she lost contact with her handlers as she was battling rough seas in the Indian Ocean and it was feared that her boat, Wild Eyes, had capsized, as a transmitter on her wet suit was activated suggesting she had fallen overboard.

Video - Arcade Fire at the Notman House

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An exhibition of nineteen century hand-colored Japanese photographs - June show

The Ampersand Gallery & Bookshop, at 2916 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR., has a June show featuring these amazing hand-colored Japanese photographs.

Portland Mayor gets a painting of Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse

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