A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Apr. 26

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Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

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SPOILER WARNING:
We leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience.

And now, without further ado, we give you…

TODAY’S PUZZLE:

Does the gemstone that’s composed of only one chemical element have a high or low refractive index?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [top renewable energy U.S.] to find that hydropower is the leading source. Search [largest hydro facility U.S.] to learn that it’s the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state. Search [Grand Coulee Dam capacity] to discover that it has a total generating capacity of 6,809 megawatts. The power is distributed to the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, as well as Canada.

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