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BMW and Volkswagen Try to Beat Apple and Google at Their Own Game

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen is delving into quantum computing. BMW is building a giant new data center. And Bosch this week announced plans to construct a factory to build chips for self-driving cars.<p>The moves are part of an expanding effort by European carmakers and suppliers to build the computing …

Quantum Computing

Airbus CEO sees 'flying car' prototype ready by end of year | Reuters

MUNICH (Reuters) - Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said on Monday.<p>Airbus Group Chief Executive Tom Enders speaks during a news conference on the aerospace …

Flying Car

Dutch parliament votes to close down country's coal industry

Non-binding vote for 55% cut in CO2 emissions will require closure of remaining five plants and ensure country meets its Paris climate commitments<p>The Dutch parliament has voted for a 55% cut in CO2 emissions by 2030, which would require the closure of all the country’s coal-fired power plants.<p>The …

Wind Power

Ex-Googler Sebastian Thrun says the going rate for self-driving talent is $10 million per person

Now he wants to train more engineers for the fast-growing industry, since there are simply not enough.<p>When Sebastian Thrun started working on self-driving cars at Google in 2007, few people outside of the company took him seriously.<p>“I can tell you very senior CEOs of major American car companies …

Autonomous Cars

IBM wants a piece of the drone development industry

IBM sees a huge opportunity in the drone industry, and it wants to be a part of it. While the company and its software development services aren’t …


Why developers should care about the drone industry

The drone industry is emerging in every sector of the economy. Drones are being used to help agriculture, videography, journalism, building …


Google Embeds AI in New Products to Make Search Ubiquitous

Google is turning to artificial intelligence to make sure people keep using its search engine, even if they’re not spending as much time on the Web …

Artificial Intelligence

Argos Challenge

Welcome to the <b>ARGOS Challenge website</b><p><b>Exploration & Production activities are often carried out in extreme conditions with many constraints: extreme</b> …

15 interesting startups to watch in 2016

As we usher in another year, we brace for the next wave of innovation, disruption, consolidation, and dissolution. What will be the next big thing that everyone talks about? I’ve been asking around and looking at companies, trends, and what else is going on to put together the following list of …

Enterprise Tech

PwC to deploy drone army

PwC, the professional services firm, is joining the ranks of companies turning to drones and other new technologies to upgrade their business …


Smartphone makers lean on services to woo consumers

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The Uncertain Future of Residential PV Monitoring Software

The market for residential PV monitoring software has grown tremendously in the past few years, reaching a total monitored capacity of 11.6 gigawatts …

Solar Power

A world where everyone has a robot: why 2040 could blow your mind

Technological change is accelerating today at an unprecedented speed and could create a world we can barely begin to imagine.<p>In March 2001, futurist …

Artificial Intelligence

Siri’s creators say they’ve made something better that will take care of everything for you

SAN JOSE — In an ordinary conference room in this city of start-ups, a group of engineers sat down to order pizza in an entirely new way.<p>“Get me a pizza from Pizz’a Chicago near my office,” one of the engineers said into his smartphone. It was their first real test of Viv, the …


Robot to sit the national college entrance exam in 2017

An interactive robot named Jiajia, who looks very much like a real woman, is unveiled by the University of Science and Techonology of China in Hefei, …

Artificial Intelligence

Driverless cars: when robots rule the road

Last year, California set out to draw up new rules of the road for the driverless car era. As the state’s motoring regulator released its proposals, …

Autonomous Cars

Paper disc can quickly detect Zika virus in the field

Researchers have developed a system that can quickly diagnose a patient with Zika, according to synthetic biologist James Collins of the Wyss …


Inside the Gigafactory That Will Decide Tesla’s Fate

Elon Musk’s enormous, $5 billion factory is seriously ramping up production.<p>By Dana Hull | May 6, 2016<p>To get to Tesla’s Gigafactory, you drive east …

Saudi Arabia

The price of solar power just fell 50% in 16 months – Dubai at $.0299/kWh!

Dubai received bid of $.0299/kWh for 800MW of solar power. This price represents the lowest yet recorded for solar power (and might not represent the end of the price drops…).<p>Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received 5 bids from international organisations for the third phase of the …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Accidentally Create a Battery That Can Outlast Your Device

Over the last decade or so it’s become increasingly obvious that the <b>limits of battery technology</b> are a <b>pothole</b> on our road to the future. It’s not …

Clean Energy