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US 'deeply concerned' after Turkey bombs allies in Iraq and Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> US officials said they were "deeply concerned" after Turkey carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday against US allies fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq.<p>A senior US defense official told CNN that the US was given about one hour's advance notice of the strikes by the Turkish …

Middle East

Can Tesla go from sexy car company to clean energy empire?

If you're wondering about Elon Musk's latest vision for Tesla, think Apple.<p>Apple succeeded in turning a bland market for electronic devices into a coveted and connected lifestyle where your phone, your tablet, your computer, your watch and your television can all be bought in one place and work …

A piece of a SpaceX rocket just washed ashore after spending over a year at sea, and the pictures are incredible

While some of us were busy munching on turkey this Thanksgiving, a crew of men off the coast of the Isles of Scilly were busy retrieving a piece of SpaceX history. Here's a man on the Lyonesse Lady freight boat hoisting a piece from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that's been floating in the ocean for …

Elon Musk Powers Up: Inside Tesla’s $5 Billion Gigafactory

Elon Musk is venturing headfirst into the battery business. Here’s why it might be his boldest bet yet.<p>Elon Musk walks briskly onto the stage as hard rock blasts in the background. The guitar riff, which sounds like entrance music suitable for a professional wrestler or a minor-league cleanup …

Tesla

Elon Musk explains why he is so confident Tesla's batteries are the future

Tesla Club Belgium / Flickr<p>Tesla is making a huge bet that lithium-ion batteries will be a major source of power for some time to come.<p>The electric …

The government seems intent on ending the solar power industry. It’s madness | Howard Johns

My company was left untenable by cuts to subsidies, so I had to close it. The ‘greenest government ever’ needs to act fast before it destroys the sector<p>It was with great sadness last week that I announced the closure of Southern Solar – a firm I set up in 2002, which I grew for the first 10 years, …

Renewable Energy

The US Supreme Court could ruin Elon Musk's plan for Tesla

A few days later, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear a case during its fall term that could determine whether Tesla's technology gamble succeeds or fails. Justices will hear arguments October 14 to address questions having to do with federal jurisdiction over the fast-changing …

Why Tesla employees fear Elon Musk, as told by one of the company's cofounders

In his new book, "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," Bloomberg's Ashlee Vance paints a thorough portrait of Musk and what it was like to work alongside him — illustrating both the upsides and downsides that come with it.<p>J.B. Straubel, Tesla's chief technology officer …

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point

Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, according to a new analysis by …

Trump's opinions on Syria are making Russian media love him

But the loudmouthed billionaire and former reality-television star isn't just popular with the GOP. His appeal extends across oceans, making him, arguably, Russian President Vladimir Putin's favorite GOP contender.<p>Nearly all Russian media these days is controlled directly or indirectly by the …

CHANOS: SolarCity's new, world's most efficient solar panel 'sounds nice until ...'

The stock was up over 6% around 3 p.m. EST.<p>The new rooftop solar panel generates more power per square foot and harvests more energy than any other rooftop panel in production, according the company.<p>By 2017, the cost of its new panel should be $0.55 per watt.<p>Short-seller Jim Chanos, who announced …

Here's how much of the world would need to be covered in solar panels to power Earth

Solar energy is a seriously underrated resource.<p>More power from the sun hits the Earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year, yet …

There's a $1.5 trillion question weighing on oil and gas companies

$1.5 trillion -- that's the sort of number that can begin to reverse even a powerful trend like the collapse in the price of oil. According to energy industry consultancy Wood Mackenzie, that's the total value of potential energy investments worldwide that are uneconomic below $50 per barrel. The …

Stanford researchers 'cool' sunlight to improve solar cell efficiency

A team of researchers from Stanford University have devised an ingenious means of boosting the efficiency of solar panels by exploiting a fundamental physics phenomenon. Solar panels lose efficiency as they heat up. Just as the top of your head radiates excess body heat as infrared light, the …

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Carly Fiorina's corporate speak brings potential problems to GOP 2016 race

As the surging candidate and former tech CEO talks circles around opponents and rises in debates and polls, critics warn against boardroom jargon<p>The word landed at the end of the first sentence Carly Fiorina spoke at the Republican presidential debate last week: “My story, from secretary to CEO, is …

25 insane military training exercises from around the world

Jumping through a ring of fire. Breaking bricks with your head. Drinking cobra blood.<p>Those are some examples of the insane exercises many troops from around the world have to go through as part of military training.<p>Some are actually meant to train troops, but many are just a show of force meant to …

GOP Debate: Who Won and Everything Else to Know

6 takeaways from the Republican presidential debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump finally took some punches, Carly Fiorina grabbed control, Jeb Bush woke up and Marco Rubio and Chris Christie elbowed their way into the fray on a crowded stage. Everyone else just tried to crash the party.<p>The CNN Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on …

Government

Piecing Together the Tesla Strategy Puzzle

These days, Tesla is the darling of the automotive world. But many of its strategic moves — A factory in Nevada that will crank out many times more batteries than the company can use? Turning over its patents to competitors? — can still seem quixotic, if not self-destructive.<p>As a former owner of …

Tesla

Trump: 'It's disgusting what's happening to our country

DALLAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is renewing his campaign against illegal immigration, telling a cheering crowd of …

Why Are Women Ditching Hillary?

Earlier this year Hillary Clinton seemed to have the female vote locked down, so why is she now having to work so hard to convince them to support …