Amanda Johnson

United States 

I have an MA in English Lit, experience raising an autistic kiddo, an unhealthy amount of pop culture knowledge, an uncanny ability to explain things, and a voice that cannot be ignored.

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a geek since Dec 2016

Greentech

PG&E's Vaca-Dixon 2 megawatts (MW) Solar Station, utilizes nearly 9,700 ground mounted solar panels, in Vacaville, California, on April 30 2010. The Vaca-Dixon Solar Station (VDSS) is the first step in a proposed five-year program to develop 500 megawatts (MW) of solar power throughout PG&EÕs service area--250 MW will be built by the utility and 250 MW by independent developers. Will generate enough renewable energy to meet the needs of about 150,000 homes. Photo credit: Bloomberg/Ken James via Getty Images Israel

Australian GreenSync raises $8.7 million to integrate clean energy better

With the new financing, GreenSync will also expand to Southeast Asia
Jan 27, 2017
Netflix. Photo Credit: Netflix

The next environmental threat: video streaming

While Netflix and Amazon scored terribly on Greenpeace's “Clicking Clean” report, they may have something to learn from Microsoft's patented underwater datacenter
Jan 12, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 9: Josh Genderson is a licensed grower of medical marijuana in Washington, DC on September 7, 2016. Genderson, who owns a successful DC liquor store, is a licensed grower in Massachusetts. And recently, he was awarded a license to grow in Maryland. Genderson is marketing his products under the Liberty cannabis label. Photo credit: Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images Israel

10 marijuana startups worth hitting up

Here's another way to bring in the holiday cheer
Dec 17, 2016

Lists

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 9: Josh Genderson is a licensed grower of medical marijuana in Washington, DC on September 7, 2016. Genderson, who owns a successful DC liquor store, is a licensed grower in Massachusetts. And recently, he was awarded a license to grow in Maryland. Genderson is marketing his products under the Liberty cannabis label. Photo credit: Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images Israel

10 marijuana startups worth hitting up

Here's another way to bring in the holiday cheer
Dec 17, 2016

Mobile

Photo credit: Slang N' Friendz Facebook page

Ludacris’ mobile game Slang N’ Friendz uses slang like it’s Scrabble. And it’s not dumb

An app based on using common speech has some uncommonly profound effects
Jan 28, 2017

News

Photo credit: Slang N' Friendz Facebook page

Ludacris’ mobile game Slang N’ Friendz uses slang like it’s Scrabble. And it’s not dumb

An app based on using common speech has some uncommonly profound effects
Jan 28, 2017

Robotics

Mother Nature may not always know best when it comes to robotics

New research reveals that the way an insect walks may not be the best option for insect-inspired robots
Feb 17, 2017