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The Serious Business of Saving the Planet

A CALIFORNIA WINEMAKER CAME up with an ingenious way to shrink its carbon footprint: Use lighter bottles to reduce the weight of every case it ships. The company now burns less fuel distributing its merlots and chardonnays, cutting greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 3,000 tons annually—the …

Sustainability

Melbourne's "Tesla Town" Project Is a Glimpse into Our Residential Future

We keep talking about cars and vehicles and how they have changed over the past few years with more of the same scheduled for the upcoming period, …

Solar Panels

Elon Musk Indicates Changes Coming For Tesla Autopilot

Elon Musk has so far ignored a call by <i>Consumer Reports</i> to dial back aspects of Tesla’s Autopilot feature following a fatal crash in Florida in which the driver collided with a semi with the system engaged. But the Tesla CEO tweeted last week that the automaker intends to modify the way the …

Tesla

Here's which SpaceX rocket will be reused 1st to make a monumental 2nd trip into space

In June, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that we could see one of the retrieved Falcon 9 rockets be reused as early as September.<p>And now, after months of deliberation, the company has plucked one of its famed Falcon 9 rockets from the pack and is preparing it for a momentous second trip into …

Space Travel

Where Elon Musk Is Hiring: SpaceX, Tesla Jobs in These Cities

Elon Musk’s companies dominate the news like few others in the tech world right now, with technology bets that could revolutionize energy, …

Elon Musk

Graphene Filter Could Change the Game in Nuclear Power Costs

Image: The University of ManchesterEver since Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for their production and study …

Nanotech

How Startups Are Solving A Decades-Old Problem In Education

Roshan Choxi Contributor<p>Roshan Choxi is co-founder and CEO of Bloc.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The World Economic Forum On The Future Of Jobs<p>In 1984, educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom published research on a new method of teaching, commonly called Bloom’s 2 Sigma Problem. Wikipedia …

Pedagogy

Diversity + Startups

The tech startup world has a problem. It’s diversity.<p>Walk into a startup accelerator and you can generally count on one hand the females or …

34 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Imaging
Electric Vehicles
Entrepreneurship

James Long: the Top Secret developer on how video games can change the world

Midway through a university course in theoretical physics, James Long decided that he wanted to make video games for a living. “Video games are just more communicable than theoretical physics,” he says. “They’re more primal, more political.” Long’s realisation came at a key moment, not only in his …

Surveillance

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>. A fire at a hospital in Saudi Arabia on Thursday killed 25 people and injured 107.</b> The fire started on the first floor in the intensive care unit and the maternity ward.<p><b>2. A Thai court sentenced two Myanmar migrant workers to death</b> after finding them guilty of killing two British backpackers on …

Boko Haram

The Top 3 Economic Challenges Facing Entrepreneurs in 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs face constant uncertainty. Starting a new business and carving out innovation are at the core of uncertainty bearing. But 2016 may be a particularly big year for uncertainties, spelling trouble for entrepreneurs who are …

Entrepreneurship

Virgin Galactic Announces New "Cosmic Girl” Mothership That Could Help It Compete With SpaceX

Space cowboy Richard Branson and his company, Virgin Galactic, showed off a 747-400 airplane that could launch rocket payloads from the air straight …

Elon Musk says tax-free carbon is “the dumbest experiment in history”

We know Elon Musk cares about climate change: He’s spent years building up a car company that offers an alternative to gasoline and diesel vehicles; he’s a massive proponent of battery technology; and he’s chairman of a large solar energy company.<p>Now, he’s taken the stage at the Sorbonne, speaking …

Fossil Fuels

Engage! Warp Drive Could Become Reality with Quantum-Thruster Physics

DALLAS — Warp-drive technology, a form of "faster than light" travel popularized by TV's "Star Trek," could be bolstered by the physics of quantum …

Physics

USB-C just took a big step toward becoming the port of the future

The dream of a one-cable future is looking a little more real now that newer, better USB Type-C ports are here.<p>You may remember USB-C — the small, …

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Internet of Things

The dark side of the startup story

In August 2015, real estate portal Housing.com announced its decision to lay off 600 of its 2,251 employees over the next three months. Less than a …

Startups

A New Start-Up Wants to Transfer Your Consciousness to an Artificial Body So You Can Live Forever

Forever young?<p>Death is the one thing that's guaranteed in today's uncertain world, but now a new start-up called Humai thinks it might be able to get …

Singularity

Before we set up colonies on Mars, we need to discuss renaming its moons

Keeping Phobos and Deimos, which means ‘fear’ and ‘terror’, implies it’s totally cool to demonize our neighbor in the sky<p>In the last five months, Mars has become a whole lot more like … us. We have flowing water; Mars has flowing water. We have underground water; Mars has underground water. We have …

Self-sufficiency

Scientists Have Discovered a Material That Could Create Quantum Optical Computers

Just when you thought data couldn't get any faster.<p>When people talk about the next-generation of computers, they're usually referring to one of two …

Why I left the best job in the world

Today was my last day at Andreessen Horowitz.<p>I feel deeply fortunate to have worked with some of the smartest people in technology — people like Marc …

Marc Andreessen

Light-bending microchip could fire up quantum computers

For the first time, scientists have achieved infinite speeds on a microchip. Although this advance will not enable faster-than-light starships, the light-warping technology behind this innovation could lead to new light-based microchips and help enable powerful quantum computers, researchers …

Quantum Mechanics

This is what Elon Musk, Tony Hsieh and other successful business leaders ask job candidates

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest …

Don’t Compare Blue Origin’s Success to SpaceX’s Failures

Emily Calandrelli Contributor<p>Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A brief history of SpaceX<br>• SpaceX’s Next Steps Toward Rocket Reusability<p>Last week the space tourism company Blue Origin became the first company to launch a rocket …

Space Travel

Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race

Blue Origin, the private space firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has just dropped a huge gauntlet in the race to develop a reusable rocket. It just launched its New Shepard space vehicle (video, below), consisting of a BE-3 rocket and crew capsule, to the edge of space at a suborbital altitude of …

Space Travel