Juhani Ijäs

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Scientists find clue to why mitochondrial DNA comes only from mom

Scientists have found a clue to why one type of DNA is passed down to children by their mothers — but not their fathers.<p>DNA inside energy-producing …

Genetics

A Huge, Floating Screen Will Sift Plastic out of the Ocean

A nonprofit foundation based in the Netherlands has launched a prototype for one of the most ambitious sea-cleaning projects yet. The innovative idea …

Pollution

Driverless car safety revolution could be scuppered by moral dilemma

Driverless vehicles could theoretically reduce the number of accidents by as much as 90 per cent.<p>But this bright vision of the future – in which the …

Next Nissan Leaf confirmed for 60-kwh battery, 200 miles of range

The second-generation Nissan Leaf will have a range of at least 200 miles, provided by a new battery pack with a capacity of 60 kilowatt-hours.<p>This …

Kia breaks premium brands' 27-year run atop J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Chrysler and Jeep earn honors for best improvement, and seven General Motors vehicles rest atop their respective segments.<p>J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study (IQS) might not be perfect, for reasons I'll get into below, but it still stands as one of the industry's markers of out-the-door quality. The …

General Motors

Tesla's Done Being an Automaker—It's Now an Energy Company

Elon Musk, never a cook to stay out of the kitchen, isn't content with selling you an electric car—he wants to control how you power it too. The …

Uber partners with Hertz to expand short-term car rental program

?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?<p>Uber Technologiespartnered this week with Hertz, one of the world’s largest car rental companies, to offer short-term auto rentals to ride-hailing drivers -- a move intended to court new drivers and keep current ones on the road.<p>The partnership, …

This Crazy Chameleon Car Is Coming Soon to an Ad Near You

And you won't even know it's there.<p>So here's the annoying thing about shooting an ad for a car: You have to have the car. That sounds like a pretty basic requirement sure, but starts turning into a real hassle when it comes to minor model revisions and, suddenly, all those big pretty clips you shot …

Soon, You’ll Be Able to Make Money Owning an Electric Car

EV owners could earn cash while they sleep<p>First, they said electric cars didn’t go far enough. Now, they reach hundreds of miles. Then, they said electric cars were too expensive. Soon, owners will be able to make money while they sleep.<p>Electric cars are starting to generate income by storing power …