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Tesla Just Started Selling Ultra Stylish Solar Roof Tiles That Can Power Your Entire Home

Is Tesla's new Solar Roof system as practical as it is pretty?<p>The latest innovation in solar energy is…ridiculously good looking. Nope, it’s not …

A warning from Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking

“The automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend …

Revealed: London's secret underground railway system - CNN Style

Railroads

Microsoft is partnering with Elon Musk's $1 billion AI research company to help it battle Amazon and Google

Under the terms of the partnership, OpenAI will use the Microsoft Azure cloud computing service as the "preferred" place to do its AI experiments. In return, Microsoft gets increased access to OpenAI's deep bench of robotics and experts, making Azure a better place for building AI-powered …

World's first typhoon turbine could power all of Japan for 50 years

An engineer in Japan is looking for a silver lining in the destructive typhoons that regularly drench the island nation. Atsushi Shimizu has invented …

A SOLAR POWERTED WINDOW CHARGER : That Sticks To Any Window • World News

<b>Solar energy isn’t really the newest or latest technology, but using it to charge your phone is a new concept.</b><p>You may think that exposing your phone …

How the UK's Incoming Female Prime Minister Voted on Women's Issues

Conservative MP Theresa May is set to become the UK's second female Prime Minister—but does she really have women's best interests in mind? We looked back over her voting record to find out.<p>After a summer of chaos, there is finally something certain in British politics: there's going to be a female …

United Kingdom

They're The Invisible Ones: Refugees Who Aren't Officially Refugees

The image of refugees crammed in a boat crossing the Mediterranean was one of the iconic pictures of 2015. Some 13 million people were tallied as refugees last year by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, fleeing violence or disaster in their home countries.<p>But another 27.8 million …

Refugees

After 30 years in Thailand, a glimmer of hope for refugees from Myanmar | Reuters

MAE SOT, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ta Mla Saw was about seven when she and her family fled from Myanmar troops attacking her village in the country’s ethnic Karen region, and crossed the river into Thailand to the safety of refugee camps dotted along the border.<p>A primary school …

North Africa

Transhumanism and Our Outdated Biology

<i>Biohackers and reporters gather to watch Zoltan Istvan undergo a chip implant -- Photo by Roen Horn</i><p>This essay below is adapted from the philosophical Libertarian book <i>The Transhumanist Wager</i>, which is increasingly being used in colleges and high schools around the world to teach about the …

San Francisco mandates rooftop solar panels starting in 2017

San Francisco has been pushing toward 100 percent of its energy to come from renewable resources for a while now. And to further that, the city recently passed legislation that would require new construction to install solar panels on building roofs -- an extension of existing legislation that …

San Francisco

Can you power a business on 100% renewable energy? Ikea wants to try

An increasing number of big businesses including Google and Mars are opting to get their power from renewables – helping the planet and their profit margins<p>In 2012, Ikea made headlines with its pledge to completely power its stores with renewable energy by 2020. Last week, HP, the US-based …

Renewable Energy

Solar cell generates power from raindrops

Rain is normally a solar energy cell's worst nightmare, but a team of Chinese scientists could make it a tremendous ally. They've developed a solar cell with an atom-thick graphene layer that harvests energy from raindrops, making it useful even on the gloomiest days. Water actually sticks to the …

Clean Energy

People Still Don't Get the Link between Meat Consumption and Climate Change

Over the last decade or so, the media have slowly but steadily fed the public information about the staggering impact of our meat-eating habits on …

Barclays backs 'social payments app' Circle as it launches in UK | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays has become the first big British bank to form a partnership with a digital currency firm, social payments app Circle, which runs partly on bitcoin’s blockchain network and launched in the UK on Wednesday.<p>The logo of Barclays is seen on the top of one of its branch in …

Goldman Sachs

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Pigeons wearing tiny backpacks tweet about air pollution

Equipped with little backpack sensors, a group of London pigeons are flying around the city measuring and live-tweeting air pollution levels. Because birds of a feather...tweet together? (Sorry, we had to.)<p>Tweeting has returned to its rightful owners: the birds. These birds come with a cause, too, …

Pollution

13 automation apps and tools to streamline your whole life

In today's age of automation, there's simply no reason you should spend precious seconds every morning brewing coffee when you could be catching an …

YouTube co-founder launches a livestreaming platform for foodies

If you’re like me and often find yourself scouring through YouTube for food videos before, during and after meals, you’ll want to check out Nom. It’s a new livestreaming platform for gourmands, home cooks, professional chefs and anyone interested in the culinary arts to share their kitchen …

Livestreaming

Jeremy Corbyn Facing Leadership Challenge This Summer, Labour Sources Tell HuffPostUK

Jeremy Corbyn is facing a possible leadership challenge this summer if Labour goes ‘backwards’ in May’s elections, HuffPostUK has learned.<p>‘Moderate’ …

Dan Jarvis sets out his vision for Labour as leadership talk mounts

Dan Jarvis, the Labour backbencher widely touted as a potential challenger to Jeremy Corbyn, will lay out his vision for the future of Britain’s economy on Thursday, in a move that will be regarded as firing the starting gun on a bid for the leadership.<p>Jarvis, the former paratrooper who is known to …

United Kingdom

Stephen Hawking leads 150 Royal Society scientists against Brexit

The group say leaving the EU could be a 'disaster for science'<p>Stephen Hawking is the latest high-profile name to come out in favour of staying in the European Union, arguing that Brexit could be a “disaster for science”.<p>Hawking is joined by more than 150 fellows of the Royal Society, including …

For Chennai, with love: diaspora raises millions in relief

The floods in Chennai have touched a chord among the Indian diaspora in the U.S. Over the weekend, Silicon Valley saw at least six events and Chicago …

Gujarat to start 5 foreign desks for attracting investment from diaspora

While stressing its pre-eminence in the industrial scenario of the country, Gujarat is planning to tap into the massive Gujarati diaspora by starting …

India

Early human habitat, recreated for first time, shows life was no picnic

Pioneering Rutgers scientist helps reconstruct an ancient East African landscape where human ancestors lived 1.8 million years ago<p>Scientists have …

Solar power is on a roll, literally and figuratively

The Guardian has a series on innovators, and has picked up the story of John Hingley and Renovagen that Derek covered a few years ago on TreeHugger. …

Meat Eating -- What Should We Do?

<i>Photo Credit: Richard Dunn</i><p>The global population of farm animals is growing twice as fast as the human population, creating "the other population crisis." How big is this problem? About 10 times as many animals as there are people in the world are now raised for food each year.<p>Controversy swirls …

Meat eating accelerated face evolution

<b>Eating raw meat and making stone tools may be behind the smaller teeth and faces of humans compared with their ancient relatives.</b><p>Meat and tools, not the advent of cooking, was the trigger that freed early humans to develop a smaller chewing apparatus, a study suggests.<p>This in turn may have allowed …

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

Clean Energy