January 2012

Preheat the Car or Not?

When it starts getting cold out, there is nothing quite like hopping in a car that has been preheated to be all cozy and warm.  For some reason, warm in a car seems to get into you more than warm in a house, so I love jumping in after preheating.  When you are trying to conserve energy and be more environmentally conscious, however, preheating your car seems like it would be a bad idea.

New Planets Discovered

NASA has discovered even more planets that resemble Earth, it announced on Thursday.  The Kepler space telescope, which has been responsible for many of the recent planet discoveries, picked up these three planets in addition to thousands of other possible planets.  Scientists are still confirming the other possible planets, but these three have been studied and appear to be similar to Earth though not habitable.