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Solar Power Works Even When the Sun Doesn’t Shine… Batteries Are a Game-Changer

Changing Planet<p><i>By Lynn Scarlett, Global Managing Director for Public Policy, The Nature Conservancy</i><p>Dr. Robert Ballard, the celebrated explorer most famous for discovering the wreckage of the Titanic, lives for the moments when something critical he thinks he knows about the world is shown to be …

Sandboxes: Noise Or News?

Regulators in many FinTech hubs around the world are racing to amass knowledge and tools to provide regulatory guidance and acceleration to digital innovations that might otherwise struggle to gain market access.<p>This may be one of the biggest global trends in financial services and possibly in the …

Administrative Law

April marked the 388th month in a row that the global temperature was warmer than average

To find a month when the global average temperature over the land and oceans was below average, you have to go all the way back to December 1984, …

Global Warming

Wildlife Conservation: World's Richest Nations Aren't Doing Enough To Save Large Mammals From Extinction

Scientists are now increasingly starting to believe human activities have pushed our planet into a sixth mass extinction event — one whose impact …

Mapping of bike-sharing data will change the way you see these cities

Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular means of urban transport, thanks in part to an explosion in bike-sharing schemes in cities around the …

Bike share mapping creates beautiful portraits of London, NYC and Berlin

Bike sharing programmes have grown from just 24 cities worldwide a decade ago to more than 800 cities today, but how has a 200-year-old device suddenly become the next big thing in urban transport? The key is digital information, the real-time GPS technology that allows the bikes to be tracked and …

New York City

How Komoot Built The Best Bike-Route Mapping App

Komoot’s new Optimap puts rich, crowdsourced topographical data right in your hand.<p>Komoot’s new Optimap is designed for hikers and bikers. It’s the first electronic map that puts rich topographical data on the small screen of your mobile device, tailored for non-car users, while also making it easy …

OpenStreetMap

New Injectable Brain Implants Take Us One Step Closer To A Cyborg Future

Harvard scientists have developed an electrical scaffold that can be injected directly into the brain with a syringe. By using the technique to …

We May Resurrect The Mammoth Sooner Than You Think

The animals could play a key role in slowing climate change.<p>Of all the varied and incredible possibilities presented by the controversial new gene-editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9, perhaps the most intriguing are efforts to bring animals back from extinction. Candidates for de-extinction, as …

Elephants

The biggest scientific breakthrough of the year will reshape life as we know it

Getty Images<p>This wasn't the year the most powerful gene editing technology we've ever known — CRISPR — was discovered, but it was the year the world …

Genetics

Animated map shows how the world's first written languages spread

The introduction of writing systems changed the world. It allowed humans to physically express thoughts and language, as well as record events for …

Princeton University

Asian stock markets weaker as energy prices fall

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Friday as a persistent drop in the price of oil weighed on investor sentiment, eroding gains …

Stock Markets

Billionaire unveils bicycle that generates electricity

Billionaire philanthropist Manoj Bhargava unveiled a bicycle that produces electricity when pedalled and the product, named Free Electric, aims to …

This Is How You Build Products for the New Generation of 'Data Natives'

Imagine a major intersection where all the innovation taking place in data analytics and all the advances in hardware meet. It would look a lot like …

Algorithms

Musk's Tesla faces German battle over battery-powered homes | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - If Elon Musk’s vision of millions of households producing all their own power becomes a reality, it will probably happen first in Germany. But he will face a battle for market share against local firms with years of experience in renewable energy.<p>Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk …

Hydroelectric Power

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Cape's great white sharks head closer to shore

July and the first week of August are often thought of as the dog days of summer, but if last year and this year are any indication, August and …

White Shark

How a new battery revolution will change your life

A new generation of super cells promises to reshape the future of energy.<p>Cambridge, Mass.; and Argonne, Ill. — It’s probably safe to say that …

Home Automation - How to start Your Smart Home - The Easy Way!

<b>Your in depth Guide to Home Automation.<br>Make Your Home a Smart Home!</b><p>So after you read through our intro page -What This Site can co for You!-, you …

Vertical Farming: What Is It, and What's Fueling Its Growth?

Get to know <b>NFIB</b><p>NFIB is America's leading small business association, promoting and protecting the right of our members to own, operate, and grow …

Aquaponics

Urban Farming Is Booming in the US, but What Does It Really Yield?

A child stands in an organic garden on a roof in Brooklyn, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Photo by Flickr user Evan Long. CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0<i>This</i> …

Urban Agriculture

Elon Musk addresses criticism, says Tesla Powerwall home battery getting power boost

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his company is doubling the power output of its new home battery system while it tries to settle some confusion about the use of the system.<p>Tesla is responding to criticism of its Powerwall home battery system after it was announced on April 30.<p>“We did get obviously a fair …

Lights On: Solar Energy Taking Hold In Massachusetts

<b>generic, solar energy</b><i>Solar panels. (WBZ-TV)</i><p>BOSTON (CBS) – It takes research, perseverance and patience, but geothermal homeowners point to the many …

The Ecocapsule, An Amenity-Filled Tiny House Powered by a Built-In Wind Turbine and Solar Cells

Ecocapsule by Nice Visions is a tiny house offering shelter, electricity, a hot shower, and a running toilet while weighing only 1500 kg and standing …

Bill Coperthwaite and the Arts of Culture - Green Homes

<i>My first post here was a short description of</i> How to Build a Low-Cost DIY Yurt. <i>I was a bit surprised when the editor told me it had gotten 423,000</i> …

Mount Holyoke senior invites public to view her 'tiny house on wheels'

SOUTH HADLEY - Mount Holyoke College senior Sarah Hastings, one of five siblings who grew up in Braintree, is inviting you into her home this Friday …

Western Massachusetts