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30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

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Look After My Bills wants to cut your energy costs by sourcing the best deals

Look After My Bills wants to take the hassle out of finding the best energy provider by sourcing the cheapest deals on the market. The London-based startup launched today and will be graduating from Y Combinator’s (YC) Winter 2018 batch in March.<p>Users sign up on the startup’s website and provide …

Working with React, Express, and GraphQL Part 3 (P5D28) - Live Coding with Jesse

Meet the microgrid, the technology poised to transform electricity - Vox

This is the path to a cleaner, more reliable, more resilient energy grid.<p>If we want a livable climate for future generations, we need to slow, stop, and reverse the rise in global temperatures. To do that, we need to stop burning fossil fuels for energy.<p>To do <i>that</i>, we need to generate lots of …

Clean Energy

Any Startup Can Blow Up Their Website Traffic for Free With a Single Blog Post. Here’s Exactly How To Do It

Here’s the situation. You run a startup. You have a website. And your website has basically no traffic. Except your mom. (Thanks, mom.) Like any …

The Exciting Art Trend That's All Over Pinterest Right Now

Gallery walls were the talk of 2017 (and well, quite a bit of time before that), but we (and evidently the design-loving community on Pinterest) are …

16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity advising that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet.<p>In 1992, 1,700 independent scientists signed the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity." The letter warned that "human beings and …

Climate Change

Donald Trump's Defenders on the Left

Why some progressives are minimizing Russia’s election meddling<p>When it comes to possible collusion with Russia, Donald Trump’s most interesting defenders don’t reside on the political right. They reside on the political left.<p>Sean Hannity and Newt Gingrich aren’t defending a principle. They’re …

5 maps that explain the new Middle East

Nation-states are the defining feature of the modern political era. They give people a collective identity and a pride of place… even when their borders are artificially drawn, as they were in the Middle East.<p>However, transnational issues like religion and ethnicity often get in the way of the …

Deep Learning Is About to Revolutionize Sports Analytics. Here’s How

Imagine being able to model your opponents’ defense to optimize your attack in soccer, or to determine the best placement of players for grabbing …

Innovation under the hood will rev the engines of a fintech revolution

Matt Heiman Contributor<p>Matt Heiman is an investor at Greylock Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Predicting success in startup consumer brands<br>• Why ‘TAM’ doesn’t matter to me<p>When the internet was first created in the 1970’s and 1980’s with the introduction of the ARPANET its early years were …

3 Things You Should Know About the Solar Sector

The solar sector can be an enticing and risky space for investors. There's tremendous growth in the industry and trillions of dollars in potential revenue, but companies come and go rapidly as the landscape changes. Before jumping in, here are three things every investor should keep in mind.<p>Image …

The Blockchain Energy System Is Going To Be Great For Consumers

Make your own power, sell your own power–at prices you decide.<p>Traditionally, energy systems flowed in one direction: from big power producers to consumers. Now, with more people getting rooftop solar panels, they’re increasingly two-way: homes send excess power back to utilities, reducing their …

Plunging solar equipment prices fuel trade complaints

Use of solar power is soaring, but Europe's biggest solar panel manufacturer, SolarWorld, took the surprise step last month of cutting 500 jobs from its workforce of 3,000.<p>The reason? Global sales are on track for a record year but prices are plunging due to a glut of supply. That is encouraging …

New York City construction spending forecast to hit record: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Construction spending in New York City is on track this year to surpass the record set just before the financial crisis as an all-time high in city jobs drives strong demand for new housing and office space, an industry association said on Tuesday.<p>A full moon rises behind the …

New York City

Economists never imagined negative interest rates — now they're rewriting textbooks

In 1983, when Frederic Mishkin started writing "The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets," his seminal textbook on macroeconomics, he never thought he'd devote much space to the idea of negative interest rates.<p>"A million years no," Mishkin told Business Insider.<p>Negative rates were seen …

The solar panels and inverter we'd buy

<i>By Mark Smirniotis</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.</i><p>With solar power, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. If buying a home is the largest financial investment most people will make, installing solar …

Find Out How Much Power You'd Get From Solar Panels on Your Roof

Or from a wind turbine in your backyard.<p>One of the problems with setting up renewable power sources—like solar panels or wind turbines—is that it can be difficult to predict just how much power they will generate once they're built.<p>Say you're considering installing some solar panels on the roof of …

The 10 Cities Where Solar Is Going Viral

There are plenty of logical reasons to get solar panels on your home, including saving money in the long term, reducing your carbon footprint, and helping homes break free from the electric grid. But one of the biggest motivating factors? Whether your friends and neighbors are doing it.<p>In the …

10 Buildings That Prove Solar Can Be Beautiful

These structures generate their own power and incorporate photovoltaic arrays in creative ways.<p>The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed new legislation that makes San Francisco the first major U.S. city to mandate solar panels (or solar-heating units) on all new residential and …

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Hardscaping 101: Solar Panels Pros and Cons

If you want to reduce your utility bills—and your carbon footprint—solar power could be the answer. The initial investment can be expensive, but …

An Indie, Off-the-Grid, Blockchain-Traded Solar Power Market Comes to Brooklyn

From Gowanus to Park Slope, this company is empowering solar panel owners to lease their extra energy.<p>A new small-scale power grid project is looking to make it easy for a small number of Brooklyn residents to trade and sell their own solar energy using existing power lines and blockchain …

The world's first solar airport no longer pays for electricity

Fed up with their hefty electricity bill, managers at Cochin International Airport in southern India took matters into their own hands.<p>Three years ago, they began adding solar panels -- first on the roof of the arrivals terminal, then on and around an aircraft hangar. The success of those initial …

Renewable Energy

Neighbors Got Solar Panels? Buy Power from Them

A community microgrid in Brooklyn lets residents buy and sell energy over a peer-to-peer network. Continue reading →

Four Reasons Why Sports Startups Are Scoring Big

Smita Saxena Contributor<p>Smita Saxena is founder and CEO of Stanza.<p>When a professional sports team wins a title, it makes the front page of The New York Times. When Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, controversially may (or may not) have deflated some footballs during a crucial …

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