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X-Energy Steps Into The Ring With Its Advanced Pebble Bed Modular Nuclear Reactor

X-energy, LLC has pebbles to burn. Last week, the company announced that it has started the conceptual design phase for its Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled (HTGR) pebble bed modular reactor.<p>The Xe-100 is an innovative advanced nuclear power plant design, that uses its own made-in-the-USA …

Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.

Back in 2015, the world’s governments met in Paris and agreed to keep global warming below 2°C, to avoid the worst risks of a hotter planet. See here for background on why, but that’s the goal. For context, the planet’s warmed ~1°C since the 19th century.<p>One problem with framing the goal this way, …

Electrek green energy brief: Offshore wind survives 70mph, Australia needs 6X Musk’s offer, India’s 15 month doubling, more

India doubling solar capacity in 15 months – From 10GW to 20GW – You know why this solar revolution really could happen, because it seems the revolution slowly moves around the world – Germany, Italy and Spain, then the USA and Japan, then China that leads – and now India stepping onto the big …

Boom Is Another Step Closer to Bringing Back Supersonic Jet Travel

The company completed wind-tunnel testing and recently announced a partnership with Virgin Galactic…<p>A handful of aviation companies are working to …

7 Ways Tesla Is Changing Everything

Rising From the Shadows<p>For much of the 20th century, Telsa was simply the last name of a brilliant man who died penniless after living much of his …

Tesla

Whatever Happened To India’s Thorium Advantage?

To think it has been over ten years since the hard-won July 2005 in-principle accord on civil nuclear cooperation was reached between India and the …

If Thorium Is A Better Alternative To Uranium, Why Don't We Use It?!

Nuclear power generates 5% of the world's energy, and 10% of the world's electricity. Right now, uranium dominates the nuclear power market-but is …

It will take a lot more than cheaper tickets to make Delhi's public ride the bus

The lieutenant governor this month rejected the state government's proposal to slash bus fares to increase ridership, curb air pollution.<p>Public …

The Story Behind Genesis, The New Global Luxury Car Brand

Peter Schreyer is a much-revered figure within the auto design world. A mere mention of his name and colleagues smile with admiration for he is credited for sketching the original TT – the 1998 Audi that turned heads with its formal simplicity, clean aesthetic and cool Bauhaus-inspired …

Political appointees to PSU boards undermines Modi’s push for meritocracy

An `independent’ director from a political party getting on to the board of a company may seem like a bit of a contradiction in terms. But such …

India

IIT-Bombay is finally turning into an innovation powerhouse

India’s startup giants may be raking in the big bucks but true innovation is happening in the dorms and labs of one of India’s top-tier institutes.<p>To get admission into one of the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) through the rigorous entrance exam, students often spend countless days at …

India

From Ferraris to aircraft carriers: Mind-blowing Lego creations

George Bernard Shaw famously said: “We don<i>’</i>t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”For some of us, it feels like …

Lego

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

A video from late May 2018 shows a swarm of 56 small, unmanned boats operating in the South China...<p>Pakistan has been hunting for new attack …

HAKUTO of Japan to Hitch a ride to the Moon Abroad TeamIndus Space craft

TeamIndus is happy to announce a commercial agreement to carry a robotic rover developed by HAKUTO, the Japanese team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE, to …

Space Exploration

The Man Whose Dream Became Israel

Theodor Herzl was a man with an idea that once seen to fruition would change the world dramatically. But his reasons for creating the modern Zionist …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

New Shock Wave Engines Have the Potential to Triple Fuel Efficiency in Hybrid Vehicles

We’ve seen a number of innovations focused on improving the efficiency of hybrid cars. But while most of these new ideas have focused on optimizing …

Enigmatic car maker Faraday Future shows teaser trailer ahead of CES press conference

Faraday Future is a secretive, young, well-founded company that will debut to the world next week at CES. And, like so many other car companies, Faraday is slowly building the hype. Drip... by drip... by drip.<p>The company posted a 10-second teaser video to Twitter that... well, really doesn't show …

Automotive Industry

China Begins Building Second Aircraft Carrier

Announcement comes as maritime tensions simmer on China’s periphery<p>BEIJING—China said Thursday it has started building a second aircraft carrier, signaling Beijing’s ambitions to develop a powerful navy as it asserts itself regionally.<p>The announcement—confirming speculation among defense …

China

This Rolls-Royce "Red Diamond" Ghost Was Created for One Man and One Man Only

And it’s more than just a custom paintjob…<p>Rolls Royce has unveiled a special bespoke model of its “compact” Ghost model in a new “Red …

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Railways hike Tatkal charges

<b>New Delhi:</b>The Railways hiked the Tatkal ticket charges from December 25 with the aim to improve passenger revenue collections.<p>While a passenger has …

Expressive Dog Portraits Capture the Soulful Essence of Man's Best Friend

While many pet photographers take portraits highlighting the outer beauty of canine companions, photographer Anne Geier captures something a little more–the intangible essence of man's best friend. She also showcases the grace of a canine's soul. Amidst the enchanting, Austrian wilderness, the …

Photographer Aaron Huey's Favorite Places to Photograph

Aaron Huey has traveled the world, shooting in some of the planet's most beautiful locations. In his own words, Huey tells us about his favorite places to visit—and photograph.