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The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2016

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2016. (Ranked in no particular order.)

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Remote tropical island now completely powered by solar energy in the South Pacific

A remote tropical island in the South Pacific has managed to rid itself of its reliance on diesel and is now completely powered by solar energy.<p>Ta’u …

Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy

The Ta'u microgrid— an energy system with distributed sources, in this case solar and battery — is powered by a 1.4-megawatt solar array, coupled with a six-megawatt hour energy storage system of 60 Tesla Powerpacks. Supposedly, it can continually power the city for three days even when the sun …

An energy first as UK successfully transmits data via national electricity grid

Data has been transmitted across a national electricity grid for the first time, in what could be a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations, where many thousands of homes and businesses combine to manage electricity use more smartly.<p>The new technology could lead to lower …

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Yesterday, Elon Musk lost a rocket and $780 million

Thursday started badly for Elon Musk when one of his SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets exploded on the launchpad, days before it was set to take a payload into …

SpaceX Launch destroys Mark Zuckerberg's wireless internet satellite

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t happy with Elon Musk right now.<p>On Thursday, an explosion destroyed a Space Exploration Technologies Corp. rocket and satellite.</i> …

Tesla fatal crash driver was exceeding the speed limit, official report finds

The driver killed when his electric Tesla ploughed into a lorry in May was using the car’s “autopilot” safety features at the time of the crash, an official report has found.<p>Joshua Brown, 40, a former naval seal turned technology entrepreneur, was also breaking the speed limit driving at 74 mph in …

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