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The innovators: cheaper batteries could help electric cars hit the mainstream

Sheffield-based Faradion has developed a sodium-ion battery that looks and performs in the same way as a regular lithium-ion battery but is 30% cheaper<p>There was a surge in the sale of electric cars last year but the number leaving the forecourts is still dwarfed by traditional gas-guzzlers at a …

Clean Energy

The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time

From the well-known to the unexpected, these 99 LPs span five decades and countless BPMs in the name of dancefloor greatness.<p>In the world of dance music, the single is the thing. Still, not everyone is a DJ and sometimes a playlist just won't do. Even in a time when the record industry is satiating …

The Pluto Encounter Means More Than You Think

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The best 10 pizza places in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor

It's hot, delicious and cheesy. It brings people together. Americans have adopted the Italian delicacy as their own.<p>You might have your favorite …

Why It's Getting Harder to Comparison Shop for Flights

As airlines adopt policies that make it harder to list their fares on sites like Expedia or Orbitz, the practice of comparison-shopping for flights has gotten harder. Here's why.<p>Travelers already frustrated by the complexity of booking air travel could soon find it harder to bargain shop for …

3 Startups Racing to Disrupt the Bicycle Industry

These fast-growing e-commerce companies are gaining traction with bike lovers.<p>The leisure bike market is leaving high-speed bikes in the dust.<p>Total U.S. sales of leisure bikes shot up nearly 20 percent during the 12 months ending March 31, 2014, while racing bike sales fell 3 percent during the …

Startups

Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook

Create a social network or risk everything.<p>That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the …

Nissan will produce 17 examples of its 600hp Juke-R 2.0 for the world’s richest princes

Nissan has announced that it will build 17 examples of the second-generation crazy-pill known as the Juke-R 2.0. The blend of Juke crossover and GT-R …

Swincar's All-Terrain Spider Electric Car

Sometimes a working concept vehicle really advances the way we perceive automotive capabilities. This much—and more—can be said about the newly announced Swincar, a four-wheel ATV (expected to hit the market in October 2015) that can tackle just about everything. This is due to each wheel being …

How Much Could an Electric Vehicle Save You?

Buying an electric vehicle has become something of an aspirational purchase for those looking to go green, but it's no longer only feasible for those …