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NASA confirms February 2016's shocking global warming temperature record.

<b>Update, March 12, 2016</b>: Data released Saturday from NASA confim that February 2016 was not only the most unusually warm month ever measured globally, …

Global Warming

What is digital transformation?

It's an over-used phrase in the business, but what exactly does digital transformation mean and how do you apply it?<p>Digital transformation, the buzz phrase of the moment, is a term I've heard and used a lot myself in the past couple of years, but I'm still not sure it's clearly understood. This is …

AI robots could be the future of space walks

Russia is developing robots with artificial intelligence to send to the International Space Stations that could take on tasks dangerous for humans, …

Robotics

Is the Sun Setting on Elon Musk’s Solar Empire?

Rooftop solar companies, including Elon Musk’s SolarCity, are facing huge financial hurdles as state governments cut back on lucrative green energy …

Why China's shifting economy could be a boon for climate action

There are many forces at play on both sides of the challenge to rein in carbon emissions before it’s too late. Some of the most important, like the …

Masdar's zero-carbon dream could become world’s first green ghost town

Years from now passing travellers may marvel at the grandeur and the folly of the futuristic landscape on the edges of Abu Dhabi: the barely occupied office blocks, the deserted streets, the vast tracts of undeveloped land and – most of all – the abandoned dream of a zero-carbon city.<p>Masdar City, …

Renewable Energy

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

Oil & Gas Industry
Sustainability

New 1-Terabit internet satellites will deliver high-speed internet to remote areas

ViaSat's next satellite carries triple the network capacity<p>US-based satellite company ViaSat is teaming up with Boeing to create and deliver three new satellites that will deliver high-speed internet to remote areas around the world. The partnership was announced yesterday, months before the …

Mesh Network

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

LIGO

How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation

Much fanfare has been paid to the term “disruptive innovation” over the past few years. Professor Clayton M. Christensen has even re-entered the fold clarifying what he means when he uses the term. Despite the many differences in application, most people agree on the following. Disruptive …

Innovation
Oil & Gas Industry

Digital Transformation Requires Total Organizational Commitment

By now you’ve surely heard that moving forward, every company will be a software company, and that shift is happening now as companies large and small scramble to transform into digitally-driven organizations.<p>Wherever you turn, businesses are facing tremendous disruptive pressure. What’s …

Innovation

As SunEdison Struggles, It Sheds Its Japanese Solar Arm

Thai oil and energy company Bangchak plans to acquire the Japanese solar division of clean energy company SunEdison for about $82 million, according …

Solar Power

Climate change in charts: from record global temperatures to science denial

The world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there haven’t been enough charts and graphs<p>Much has been written about climate change in recent months, what with that record-breaking hot year we just had and the qualified success of the Paris climate talks.<p>But if there’s …

Climate Change

Google plans to beam 5G internet from solar drones

Google has a new top secret project by the same team that brought us Project Loon, according to <i>The Guardian</i>. It's called Project Skybender, and it aims to deliver 5G internet from solar drones. Mountain View has reportedly begun experimenting with millimeter wave-based internet in Virgin Galactic's …

Project Loon

Gartner Predicts Our Digital Future - Smarter With Gartner

Here’s a scene from our digital future: You sit down to dinner at a restaurant where your server was selected by a “robo-boss” based on an optimized …

BLACKROCK: Get ready for a wave of bankruptcies across the global energy sector

Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, has suggested that up to 400 firms many not survive the continuing oil-market rout, as falling revenues ensure that many firms will be unable to meet coming debt obligations.<p>According to Bloomberg, Fink told the New Jersey Pension Investment Council on Wednesday that …

Oil

Hack Your Shower to Reuse Heat and Water

Imagine taking a deliciously long hot shower… Sounds great, except for all that fresh water and heat energy pouring down the drain! Well now you can enjoy long showers without the waste. Recover and recycle the water and heat, cutting your shower’s environmental footprint by about 90% with …

Funding Wind and Solar Energy Is Inefficient

We constantly hear how solar and wind energy is already cheaper than fossil fuels. A few months ago, Bloomberg Business declared that "wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies."<p>If renewable energy is cheaper than dirty …

Renewable Energy
Biofuel

IT Tech Trends 2016

Overview<p>Create a culture with capabilities to envy<p>Winners in the digital age do much more than complete a technology checklist. They know their …

Drones and smartphones are turning California residents into citizen scientists

We’ve been crowd-sourcing the public for everything from news to the newest inventions, and now, the people are adopting a new de facto title — …

El Niño

How Google's robotic cars deal with human stupidity

Like the Terminator T-800, Google's self-driving cars don't feel pity, remorse or fear. But they also never lose their patience or get distracted by smartphones, and Google has revealed data collected by its vehicles showing just how bad we human drivers can get. It said the goal with the <i>Medium</i> …

Businesses can rent a Pepper robot for customer service

Folks in Japan might find themselves chatting with Pepper robots in business establishments these coming years. The enterprise version of the gentle-looking humanoid machine will be available for pre-order starting on October 1st, 2015, and businesses in the country can rent one directly from …

What's powering this epic blizzard on the East Coast

What makes this blizzard to end all blizzards tick? The factors making it so formidable are also helping it to deliver upwards of two feet of snow on …

Weather
Weight Loss

What Will It Take For America To Go 100 Percent Renewable?

In 2013, Greensburg, KS — a town of less than 800 residents about 100 miles from Wichita — became the first city in the United States to go 100 …