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MIT claims that clean, limitless nuclear fusion energy is just 15 years away

You’ve probably heard about the promise of nuclear fusion before… many times. But when MIT is involved, it’s best to listen up. The university has …

Energy

Renewable Energy Is Now Unstoppable

Wind and solar energy are the lowest cost options in most of the U.S., and that'll make it very hard to stop the renewable energy freight train from …

Diversity, harassment and intersectionality: New insights from ‘Hopper x 1’ on making tech inclusive

Diversity. Inclusion. Intersectionality. There are a lot of code words for having an open and welcoming culture, and we see them in headlines and …

Microsoft reports modest diversity gains, boosted by LinkedIn workforce and hiring initiatives

Microsoft says it’s seeing small but across-the-board increases in the number of women and racial and ethnic minorities working at the company, …

Employment

The mind-blowing wealth of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett now exceeds the bottom half of the entire U.S. population, new report finds

A new report released this week titled <i>Billionaire Bonanza</i> points out the growing divide in the U.S. among the super wealthy and the rest of the …

Electric buses are coming, and they’re going to help fix 4 big urban problems

Urban transit is the EV sweet spot.<p>There is a ton of hype around electric cars right now, for understandable reasons. Several snazzy new models have been released recently, range continues improving, and ambitious cities are pledging to get rid of gas and diesel cars altogether. It’s a heady …

Renewable Energy Isn't Just Cutting Costs, It's Saving Lives

Clean Energy, Clean Air<p>Renewable energy is very much in the limelight these days, as country after country experience how these sources can keep at …

Here's How Tesla Is Bringing an End to Fossil Fuels

Tesla is working hard to decrease Southern California’s dependence on fossil fuels. The company brought a major project online in the region a few …

Electric Cars May Take an OPEC-Sized Bite From Oil Use

A boom in electric vehicles made by the likes of Tesla Motors Inc. could erode as much as 10 percent of global gasoline demand by 2035, according to …

How to Transform Your Stress Into Insane Productivity, According to Harvard Psychologists

Stress is sometimes unavoidable — here’s how to turn it into your best friend.<p>We know that stress is bad for us, and that it causes everything from …

Stephen Hawking

Tesla's Electric Domination Moves Forward With Debut of Beautiful Solar Shingles

In a move that would make Steve Jobs boil over with envy, Elon Musk presented Tesla’s latest product in an over the top presentation at Universal …

This Wheel Turns Any Bike Into An Electric Vehicle In Just 60 Seconds

This Wheel Turns Any Bike Into An Electric Vehicle In Just 60 Seconds<p>Cycling really is the new driving. And because more and more people are opting …

Electric car revolution may drive oil ‘investor death spiral’

The multi-trillion-dollar ‘big crash’ could start as soon as 2023, Bloomberg warns.<p>Advanced batteries could “tip the oil market from growth to …

Rooftop Solar Panels Could Supply A Really Huge Portion Of Our Electricity Needs

The Department of Energy’s renewable energy lab just nearly doubled its estimate of rooftop solar’s potential.<p>If we covered every suitable rooftop in the U.S. with solar panels, how much energy could we generate? The answer is pretty astounding: Enough to meet 39% of total demand, says a U.S. …

Tesla is about to increase its lead in semi-autonomous driving w/ ‘Tesla Vision’: computer vision based on NVIDIA’s parallel computing

It’s arguable, of course, but third-party tests have shown Tesla Autopilot outperforming other semi-autonomous or advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) from Mercedes, Hyundai and Cadillac by a wide margin. That, and the fact that Tesla is gaining more real world data in its vehicles than anyone …

Super cool!

Sundrop Farms, a tomato production facility that is the first agricultural system of its kind in the world, celebrated its grand opening in Port …

Aquaponics

Wireless Power Transmission of Solar Energy from Space

Solar energy from space is the next frontier of energy harvesting. But how do we get the energy from space back down to Earth?<p>In a previous article, …

The First Wave-Powered Generators Are Online Near Hawaii

It could still be five to 10 years before wave energy technology can provide an affordable alternative to fossil fuels, experts say.<p>Off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and fall of the waves to generate electricity.<p>The current travels through an undersea …

Renewable Energy

These $3 million luxury condos could change the way we make buildings

There's no place like home, especially when home is a multi-million dollar urban condominium complex that runs entirely off the grid.<p>Sol-Lux Alpha is an ultra-luxe residence coming to San Francisco that generates its own power via rooftop solar panels and cuts down heating and cooling energy costs …

The 3 Biggest Lessons of Denmark's Clean-Energy Movement

City leaders across the globe would do well to pay attention.<p>To find the world’s most aggressive clean energy targets, look no further than Denmark.<p>The city of Copenhagen is working hard toward meeting a pledge to become carbon-neutral by 2025. A much smaller municipality near the German border, …

Portable smartflower POP solar system produces 40% more energy

Combining smart technology and clean energy generators is easily the next biggest trend in the renewable energy industry, and the developers of …

Clean Energy

The real reason Elon Musk is bringing Tesla and Solar City together

The merger between two of Elon Musk’s corporate bets on futuristic tech—Tesla’s electric cars and Solar City’s solar electricity—has driven anxious musings about whether the combination is wise.<p>That’s especially true after Tesla warned investors of another production hiccup last week—only …