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For its next trick, SpaceX will launch two rockets in 48 hours from opposite sides of the US

Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has a busy weekend ahead, with two launches on opposite sides of the US scheduled for June 23 and June 25.<p>If successful, the two missions—the eighth and ninth Falcon 9 launches of 2017—will show off SpaceX’s ability to launch more frequently than its competitors …

Goodbye Planet Nine, Hello Planet Ten

There are eight known planets in our solar system. Beyond the orbit of Neptune, there are small icy worlds like Pluto and Eris, but none that rival the planets in size. But could there be a planet lurking in the depths of our solar system?<p>It’s possible that there is a planet in the outer solar …

AngelList Acquires Product Hunt to Form a Startup Discovery Powerhouse

Product Hunt, an online community of tech product enthusiasts, is no longer going at it alone.<p>On Thursday, the three-year-old San Francisco startup …

The “Internet Of Food,” DNA Testing, And The Quest For The Perfect Diet

You are what you eat. But everybody’s different, and everybody should eat differently. Technology can help.<p>“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”<p>Hippocrates may not have actually put it in quite those words, but that slogan summarizes his brand of doctoring. Just eat healthy food, …

Is dark energy a real thing? Maybe not, new study suggests.

A new study from researchers at Oxford may indicate that the universe is expanding at a constant rate, which means there is no need to posit a 'dark …

Dark Matter

Google’s newest tool could be especially helpful to start-ups

Companies looking for their first round of venture capital frequently put together what's called a "pitch deck," or a 10-15 slide presentation that convinces investors to commit money to the project.<p>But most companies — especially ones that are successful at raising venture capital — keep their …

Venture Capital

She's recycling carbon dioxide with hopes of reducing oil dependence

Carbon dioxide gets a bad rap.<p>Out of all the waste gases produced by human activity -- manufacturing, agriculture, electricity production, transportation -- carbon dioxide is the biggest byproduct and is fingered as the leading culprit behind global warming.<p>In fact, it accounts for 76% of all …

The Model X has a crucial role to play for Tesla's future

Elon Musk's startup electric-car maker threw a very big, very Tesla party in Fremont, California, where Tesla is headquartered and operates its main factory.<p>Tesla is now a two-car company, as the Model X joins the Model S sedan in the lineup.<p>We already knew pretty much everything about the Model X, …

Tesla

Why Jet.com says it's got a 'smarter way' for you to shop online

"He's a smart guy and he knows Amazon's playbook...but he's signing up for a difficult objective."<p>Sucharita Mulpuru, Forrester analyst<p>"We're basically transparently showing customers how much they can save by shopping in a smarter way."<p>Marc Lore

The Booming Pot Industry Is Draining the U.S. Energy Supply

As the legal marijuana market expands, so grows the energy consumption associated with an industry that depends on growing facilities with …

Tesla Motors Has More Than 1,600 Jobs Open, Many For Engineers

As it works to increase sales volumes, Tesla has some ambitious plans for the next few years.<p>The carmaker has several large projects in the works, …

If There Are Aliens In That Megastructure, They Aren't Pointing Lasers At Us

Another study fails to find evidence for E.T. around star KIC 8462852<p>A mystery is circling around the star KIC 846285. Hundreds of light-years away, the star's light dims by as much as 22 percent, and in erratic patterns. It can't be a planet, so astronomers' best guess is that a messy family of …

Aliens

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Happiness

A Memory Champ's Trick For Remembering Almost Anything

No flashcards required.<p>Can you remember what you had for dinner on Monday? Journalist and writer Joshua Foer, a former USA Memory Champion, can remember lists of hundreds of random words, poems in their entirety, and the first 100 digits of Pi.<p>You might think his spooky ability is inherent, but …

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg launch clean energy research fund

Breakthrough Energy Coalition aims to spur private sector research ahead of Paris climate change conference<p>Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have launched a new global initiative aimed at spurring private sector investment in clean energy. Zuckerberg announced the launch of the Breakthrough Energy …

Bill Gates

Gates, Zuckerberg join tech moguls to fund clean energy tech

A number of the world’s most powerful figures in tech have come together to invest in technologies aimed at bringing affordable and reliable clean energy to the planet.<p>The Breakthrough Energy Coalition, comprised of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Amazon CEO Jeff …

Mogul Skiing

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Business (Canada)

Opinion: World at tipping point for renewable energy

<i>Adnan Z. Amin is director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency.</i> <i>Fatih Birol</i> <i>is executive director of the International Energy Agency. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the authors.</i><p>The world has reached a tipping point: Energy efficiency and renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

GM, US Army extreme testing hydrogen fuel cell Colorado

General Motors and the US Army are joining forces to put hydrogen fuel cell technology to the test in extreme military environments. The project will …

Could Hydro Flood America With New Power?

There is a lot of new hydroelectric power that could be installed in America without building a single new dam, I learned at the All Energy Forum at last week’s American Nuclear Society Meeting in Washington, D.C.<p>Almost 90% of America’s low-carbon energy sources come from hydropower (21%) and …

Republicans make second bid to weaken Obama's hand at Paris climate talks

COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,US news,Climate change,Greenhouse gas emissions,Republicans,Barack Obama,Environment,World news,Aid,Global development,Global climate talks,Climate change scepticism<p>White House regards moves to oppose the US deal and block $3bn in climate aid for …

The World Could Run Entirely On Wind, Solar, And Hydro Power By 2050

We can fully get rid of fossil fuels quickly, if countries can just find the political will.<p>In a few decades, the world could be powered by nothing but wind, water, and sunlight. That’s the conclusion of a new study released just before world leaders head to Paris to strike a climate deal.<p>“These …

This giant straw is actually a vertical bladeless wind turbine

<b>At the risk of getting slammed with comments claiming that small wind turbines aren't viable, here's a look at another bladeless wind generator</b> …

Germany 2014 Report Card Is In! Its 25,000 Wind Turbines Get An “F-“…Averaged Only 14.8% Of Rated Capacity!

Resistance to wind power in Germany is snowballing. And it needs to be noted that this resistance is grass roots and sustained almost entirely by …

Stanford researchers find a cheaper, better way to make hydrogen gas

A team of researchers from Stanford University unveiled an easier and more efficient way to strip hydrogen atoms from water molecules on Thursday. It's still the same electrolysis method that's been in use for years. But instead of using two different kinds of material for the cathode and anode, …

Tesla Motors Talking To German Government About Battery Factory: UPDATED

Well, here's one that ought to irk the German automakers.<p>Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors is reportedly in talks with the German …

Microsoft's Huge Update Could Bring Artificial Intelligence To Your Apps

One new program can identify human feelings<p>This has been a good week for artificial intelligence: On Monday, Google publicly released TensorFlow, a powerful machine learning platform that researchers can use to create their own artificial intelligence programs. On Tuesday Nvidia announced a sizable …

Artificial Intelligence