alex

98 Flips | 13 Magazines | 63 Likes | 9 Following | 2 Followers | @anop123 | Keep up with alex on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “alex”

Diesel Crisis In Europe Threatens Financial Smack For BMW, Mercedes And Audi

Diesel sales in Europe are crumbling, as environmental activists ignite health fears and politicians promise to curb diesel vehicle sales with higher taxes and outright bans of their use in cities.<p>Diesel’s sudden fall from grace is a financial problem for Europe’s car makers generally, but the …

Credit Suisse has its own 'Fear Barometer,' and it's flashing red (VIX)

The Credit Suisse Fear Barometer, which measures the cost of protection against a market crash, is closing in on all time highs.<p>The index now sits just below its peak just before Brexit, and the investment bank has "gotten a lot of questions on what's driving the sharp increase," according to Mandy …

Elon Musk Says Tesla Is About to Overhaul Transportation With an Electric Semi-Trailer | Inc.com

How big is this one going to be?<p>I'm guessing it will weigh 32,000 pounds, haul enough cargo to build part of a house, and glide silently down the road. The only sound you'll hear is the horn blasting.<p>That's right, Elon Musk just dropped the news that Tesla is working on an electric semi-trailer …

Semi-trailer

American energy use, in one diagram

How much energy we use, what kind, and how much is wasted.<p>Spring brings new growth, new possibilities, and, best of all, a new spaghetti diagram from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) at the Department of Energy.<p>Every year, LLNL produces a new energy flow chart showing the sources of US …

Natural Gas

Here's a flying car you will actually be able to buy this year

Flying cars are the future, right? In the 1960s, the world imagined a future in which anyone could afford to take a drive above the scenery, but the …

Flying Car

Foreign hackers 'may have hit voter site days before referendum'

A foreign power may have been behind the crash of a key voter registration website in the run-up to the EU referendum last year, an influential group …

United Kingdom

The United Airlines incident reminded the Chinese of everything they hate about the US

That's not a surprise: Whether you blame the greed of American airlines or late capitalism, the video struck an obvious chord.<p>But less predictable was how massively the news took off in China. Within a few hours, it was all over both Weibo and WeChat, the two most popular social-media services in …

This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A big step towards a carbon-neutral future.<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a human-made …

Carbon Dioxide

AI Startup Logz.io Rides A Perfect Storm Of Technology And Market Trends

90% of startups fail. Those that survive and thrive either capitalize on a new technology or provide a timely response to a new market development. Logz.io does both, combining the power of at least 4 technology trends—open source, cloud computing, big data analytics, and machine learning—while …

Big Data

What Every Business Owner Must Know About SEO

Did you know?<p>Your company is paying to be on the first page of Google search results.<p>Let me explain.<p>You’re either paying up to $65+ a click for AdWords ads (PPC). Or you’re paying someone to create content and optimize your website for search (SEO). Or you’re paying in terms of lost sales to …

SEO

A Price You Pick Gets You 156 Hours of Premium Coding Instruction, From Python to Ruby & Everything In Between

<b>Learn How To Code: Google's Go Programming Language</b><p><b>The Complete Python Course: Beginner to Advanced!</b><p>Get the Complete A to Z Story on Python & Start …

We’re probably underestimating how quickly electric vehicles will disrupt the oil market

Unpredictably rapid growth happens pretty predictably.<p>Just about every analyst agrees that the electric vehicle market is poised for rapid growth. But how rapid?<p>It’s not an idle question. The rate of EV growth will have huge implications for oil markets, auto markets, and electric utilities. Yet it …

Fossil Fuels

Morocco harnesses the power of the sun | Environment

<b>Ouarzazate, Morocco -</b> The southern sun bakes down upon Morocco's 580-megawatt solar plant, in line to be the largest in the world upon its completion in 2018.<p>This $9bn plant, known as Noor - "light" in Arabic - positions Morocco as a global leader in sustainable energy development. Situated in a …

This little electrical gadget is about to be your new best friend

You might think there is nothing exciting about a power cord, nothing that’s worth actually writing an entire article about.<p>You’d be wrong.<p>You see, …

SpaceX is back to launching rockets again, but pressure is still high after last year’s failure

One launch is not enough<p>SpaceX celebrated the first flight of its Falcon 9 rocket in over four and a half months on Saturday, with a remarkably smooth launch of the vehicle from California. The Falcon 9 had previously been grounded since September, after one of the rockets exploded on a launchpad …

These 15 little-known perks show why Amazon Prime is so much more than free shipping

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase</i><p>Jeramey Lende / Shutterstock.com Chances are that if you've made a few purchases through Amazon, you know the basic perks of becoming an …

Low-cost Android One phones are reportedly coming to the US

Google’s Android One platform was originally designed to provide low-cost Android devices to developing markets without the stuff that usually comes with low-cost Android devices: bloatware, competing services, and a crippling lack of software and security updates. Now, according to a report from</i> …

A Japanese drug giant and a tiny New York biotech are teaming up in an unprecedented way

In drug development, the typical trajectory for a small biotech company is to develop a drug, then find a big-pharma partner to help fund trials and get the drug onto the market if it gets approved.<p>But a partnership announced today is bucking that trend.<p>Japan's Takeda Pharmaceuticals is teaming up …

Samsung to blow up the electric vehicle market with powerful new battery

Yesterday, Samsung dropped the bomb at the North American International Auto Show, announcing its energy storage subsidiary SDI is readying a next-gen electric vehicle battery that crams enough oomph to cover distances of up to 372 miles on a single cycle and packs a mighty quick charge feature.<p>In …

14 ways you can control your home with your voice using Amazon's Echo and Alexa

But then what? Adding to your shopping list? Setting timers? Asking about the weather? Great, but it's pretty similar to Siri in what it can do, and using your voice to buy things from Amazon isn't super exciting.<p>Alexa can do so much more than that, especially for your home. With the help from …

640 companies to Trump: Stay the course on clean energy

A total of 640 businesses and investors sent a letter to President-elect Trump and Congress on Tuesday, strongly urging continued investment in the …

Renewable Energy

This Ethanol Stock Had an Epic 98.7% Gain in 2016

Image source: Getty Images.<p>There's no denying it: <b>Pacific Ethanol</b> (NASDAQ: PEIX) had an amazing year in 2016. The stock had brief periods of volatility, but managed to forge its way to gains of nearly 99% -- the third-best annual return since it began trading in 2004. The market handed shareholders …

THE REVERSE LOGISTICS REPORT: How retailers can save money by making returns smoother in the e-commerce age

This multi-billion dollar problem is referred to as reverse logistics and it can cut into retailers profits by 10% to 20% every year.<p>This problem will be even more exacerbated by the rise of e-commerce, as customers increasingly ship back goods to the retailer, who often might pay for the shipping …

3 Strong Stocks to Invest in the Driverless-Car Race

Driverless-car stocks are revving up for a record-breaking year. If you're on the hunt for a pure play on the trend, though, you're out of luck. There are essentially no publicly traded companies dealing exclusively in driverless cars. But at The Motley Fool, we're always on the lookout for …

Turning a Dream into Reality...

Consumers have become accustomed to speed, flexibility and personalization with the delivery of products and services, particularly those purchased …

Incredible new graphic design app now includes photorealistic rendering

Adobe has recently announced a partnership with computer graphics leaders Chaos Group to bring the beta desktop rendering app Project Felix to …

Xiaomi admits growing too fast, no longer sharing yearly sales figures

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi will not reveal last year’s smartphone sales figures, a previous company tradition, according to a report from <i>TechCrunch</i>. The news arrives as Xiaomi’s CEO and co-founder Lei Jung admits the company grew “too fast”.<p>Xiaomi has become one of the largest smartphone …

Exclusive: EPA to accuse Fiat Chrysler of excess diesel emissions - sources

NEW YORK/DETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using hidden software to allow excess diesel emissions to go undetected, the result of a probe that stemmed from regulators' investigation of rival Volkswagen AG.<p>FCA …

Driving Innovation for a Sustainable Marine & Offshore Industry

In a world with a rapidly growing population and where cities are becoming ever more crowded, we need to explore new spaces where we can work and …

As Inflation Rises, Experts Say Companies Should Increase Business Investments

Since the election of President-elect Donald Trump inflation expectations have been steadily rising, and should those expectations near reality experts are encouraging companies to raise their business investments, possibly spending more than they have since the financial crisis.<p>On Election Day the …