Brad Kemp

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The Distinct Personality of Entrepreneurial Cities

Great universities, venture capital, and talented people are necessary, but insufficient.<p>Mayors, economic developers, and business leaders alike all say they want one thing: more entrepreneurship. Across the country and the world, there’s been no shortage of efforts to clone the “next Silicon …

Passenger drones are a better kind of flying car

TRAVELLERS have long envied the birds. In 1842 William Henson, a British lacemaker, somewhat optimistically filed a patent for an “aerial steam …

The Four Problems Of Urban Transportation And The Four Separate Solutions

There are four main problems in urban transportation that require four separate solutions, transit guru Jarrett Walker said in Chicago in March, urging people to be wary of tech companies that claim to solve more than one problem at a time.<p>Walker is a transit consultant for many cities who earned …

Transportation

7 ways cities are transforming urban rooftops

With street-level space at a premium, urban rooftops are underused spaces ripe with potential<p>Over the past few years, a sweeping construction boom has rendered U.S. cities ever denser, but there’s one type of urban space that’s still an untapped resource: rooftops.<p>Sure, every city lover can name a …

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

'No longer kill animals': Bill Gates, Richard Branson back 'clean meat' start-up

"I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same …

Banks pilot blockchain to simplify trade

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC have teamed up with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) to test blockchain applications for global business-to-business (B2B) transactions, according to the International Business Times.<p>The firms have designed a proof of concept, using …

FinTech

Audi electric cars will come with solar roofs

Audi has inked a deal with solar panel expert Alta Devices to fit the energy-generating panels to the roofs of its future cars.<p>Alta Devices, based in California, is renowned for its highly efficient solar panels. It will work with Audi to develop thin, lightweight solar cells that can be integrated …

Urban Dirt Biking Gets a Home in Cleveland

The sport is growing in popularity, but illegal on many city streets. Can the country’s first urban dirt bike park overcome prejudice and become a model for building community?<p>For more than three decades, Johnnie Burton has ridden dirt bike in Cleveland. For him, it’s a family sport. His father …

Sustainable Danish school is covered in 12,000 solar panels

The panels generate over half of the school’s electricity<p>A number of companies have been working to disguise solar panels as roofs, roads, and even window blinds. But one Danish school is taking a different approach, using custom-built solar panels as a featured architectural element. Almost the …

The hip-hop architect on how music and the environment can influence one another

By looking at how architecture changes the community, Michael Ford want us to consider how community can shape architecture<p>From its early roots in the Bronx to its current status as a worldwide cultural movement, hip-hop has never lost its street-level sensibility. When writing songs, rappers and …

Nissan won't build its own electric car batteries anymore

Balancing every single task by oneself, instead of getting some help, can break a person down in record time. That's likely why Nissan has decided to step away from manufacturing batteries for its electric vehicles.<p>Nissan announced on Tuesday that it would sell its battery-manufacturing subsidiary, …

Berlin could build a 6-mile greenery-lined bike path under its U1 subway

A community-led proposal envisions converting the abandoned space beneath Berlin’s elevated U1 subway line into a “grand boulevard for bike traffic” …

To keep cities cool, we need to green them right

With temperatures rising due to climate change, making our cities greener might seem to be an obvious solution. But without knowing what, where and …

Toyota claims a leap that would vastly increase electric-car range

In an unusual statement, Toyota says it is nearing a breakthrough in a type of lithium-ion battery system that has vexed researchers for decades, and …

Electric Vehicles

4 income shares with yields over 4.75%

Australian fully franked dividends are the best source of income in the world in my opinion.<p>Lots of Australian companies pay generous dividends out …

Telstra giveth and Telstra taketh away under its new global roaming deals

This means that roaming from dinnertime Monday to dinnertime Thursday will definitely be counted as four days, costing you $40 rather than $30 when …

Jeff Bezos and other investors raise $200 million for vertical farming startup Plenty

After announcing Amazon’s plans to gobble up Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, CEO Jeff Bezos is stepping further into the fresh foods market by …

29 minutes from New York to Washington? Elon Musk plans world's longest tunnel

It prompted a bombardment of follow-up questions and a great deal of skepticism. Who would pay for it? How long would it take to build? How would it …

Solar powered air conditioning is finally here, and it's totally boring

<b>Instead of fancy new technology, it's all about combining improved efficiency with low cost solar panels.</b><p>For over a decade we have been writing about …

Remodeling 101: Solar Paneling Primer

If you’re looking to reduce your utility bills and your carbon footprint, solar power could be the way to go. The big question: Will the savings in …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Climate Change

This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze

The first time you see a Nemoi wind turbine, you may not realize it’s a turbine at all. A white and silver metallic structure about the size of a …

These Architects Want To Make Algae Farming Just Another Part Of Urban Infrastructure

Will future office buildings harvest algae in their lobbies?<p>If you buy algae supplements–or foods with microalgae as an ingredient, like a brownie mix that includes “algal protein” to make the dessert slightly healthier–it’s likely that the algae may have come from large, industrial-scale …

Why Telstra Corporation Ltd could be about to slash its dividends

Speculation that <b>Telstra Corporation Ltd</b> (ASX: TLS) will cut its dividends from 31 cents per share last financial year to around 25 cents per share …

Statoil to Develop Carbon Capture and Storage System Off Norway

Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has been assigned the task of developing a carbon storage facility offshore Norway, in what could be the …

Carbon Capture and Storage

Forget DryShips, Here Are 4 Other Shipping Companies

Investors following DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) have seen an eventful few months. While I doubt there are any bulls left, in the past month alone, DRYS …

Volkswagen’s EV Will Sell for $7-8K Cheaper Than the Tesla Model 3

Volkswagen chief strategist Thomas Sedran announced at the Automobil Forum that the I.D. Concept will sell for $7,000 to $8,000 less than Tesla’s …

Euro zone trade booms in May, EU-Russia commerce surges

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone’s trade boomed in May with both exports and imports of goods to the rest of the world growing markedly, in a new sign that global commerce was in good health.<p>Containers are pictured at a loading terminal in the port of Kiel, Germany, January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Fabian …

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First

by nbcmach July 14, 2017 Earth & Energy 26104<p>Tereza Pultarova, Live Science Contributor<p>Energy-Neutral<p>A tech startup on a mission to make modern …