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This startup has found a way to remove CO2 from the air and turn it into pellets

An “air capturing” plant is taking in air through giant fans, filtering out the carbon dioxide, absorbing the gas in liquid, and converting it into pellets in a bid to combat climate change.<p>A Canadian start up, backed by Bill Gates, built its first such plant in Squamish, Vancouver, where members …

Bill Gates

Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Hawaii After Flight from Japan

KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.<p>Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside Honolulu. His nearly 118-hour voyage from Nagoya …

Airplanes Next in Line for Carbon Rules?

Efforts to regulate plane emissions have been delayed, but might soon be cleared for takeoff.<p>As the Solar Impulse plane makes a landmark journey powered solely by the sun, thousands of daily flights still burn regular old jet fuel. More people than ever are taking to the skies, and as aviation …

Leading climate change denier was paid by energy companies

Wei-Hock Soon earned more than $1 million publishing erroneous reports<p>Wei-Hock Soon, a leading climate change denier whose work has fortified right-wing political arguments for years, was paid more than $1.2 million by energy companies, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. New documents uncovered by …

Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds

But they aren't the deadliest energy source for our feathered friends<p>The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is set to come online in March. Once completed, it will use thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight on a tower, melting millions of pounds of salt contained inside. The molten salt …

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

The eccentric CEO said the product will be ready for production in a matter of months<p>Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product. According to Musk, the …

GoPro's amazing NHL video shows how cool a first-person hockey game could look

First-person modes are rare in sports games, not least because the much more restrictive viewpoint tends to make it less fun to play the game. (Readers who remember the mode from Sega's NFL 2K games are nodding their heads.) But the imminent arrival of virtual reality technology that actually works …

Futuristic cargo vessel looks to revolutionize shipping

Norwegian ship designer Lade AS has unveiled a futuristic new design for cargo vessels, which uses the ships’ hulls as a sail.<p>Inspired by sailboats and aerospace, the ‘Vindskip,’ with its hull shaped like a symmetrical air foil, is designed to use the wind for propulsion. Lade AS says that the …

Costa Rica Eyes National Parks’ Volcanoes for Energy

The volcanoes of Costa Rica’s lauded national park system have helped make it a tourism favorite for generations. But three bills before the national legislature offer a reminder that volcanoes also make the parks attractive for another use: drilling for geothermal power.<p>Demand for electricity has …

Renewable Energy

Elon Musk wants to build a new Internet from space

The Hyperloop is nothing. Elon Musk, the man behind the high-speed train experiment, now conceives of an interplanetary Internet, according to a new report.<p>Musk is expected to talk tonight about new plans to deploy satellites that could connect lots and lots of people with a low-cost Internet,</i> …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Get Texas Beta Test

Elon Musk wants to sell you an electric car today and build the way you get around without one in the future. The Tesla Motors CEO told an audience in Texas on Thursday that the state was the leading candidate to be the initial testing grounds for Musk’s “Hyperloop” concept that would transport …

Elon Musk

BMW Uses Frickin' Lasers for High Beams That Don't Blind

Conventional wisdom and legally required safety labels have trained us to understand that we shouldn’t look directly at laser lights, lest we become blinded by their eye-searing output. That’s still almost universally true, except when it comes to BMW’s laser-powered headlight concept. These lasers …

Google's Classroom App Opens Its Doors On Android and iOS

Google Classroom launched last summer and has seen over 30 million assignments submitted through it since then. Until today though, it was an entirely web-based offering. Now, Google’s launched Classroom apps for iOS and Android.<p>The Classroom mobile app gives students the ability to snap photos and …

NASA reveals what carbon dioxide looks like from space

SAN FRANCISCO — NASA revealed the first-ever images of the global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the key long-lived global warming gas. …