Blake Horwitz

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Nano-sized 'yolks' should lead to longer-lasting batteries

Those eggs you might have had for breakfast? They're not just food -- they may be the key to longer-running batteries in your devices. Scientists at MIT and Tsinghua University have developed a nanoparticle battery electrode whose egg-like design is built to last. Their invention, which houses a …

Microsoft's New Fuel Cell Partner is Ready to Blow Away the Bloom Box

(Source: Redox Power)<p>Microsoft plans to test the fuel cells as a means of providing more efficient power to data centers<p>Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), Redox …

Solar Gets a Credit Check

With truSolar, RMI and partners make the “FICO score of solar” ready for show time<p>Imagine a mortgage market where 90 percent of eligible homeowners …

Solar Financing: Options for Homeowners Infographic

This article is from the Summer 2014 issue of Rocky Mountain Institute’s <i>Solution Journal.</i> To read more from back issues of <i>Solutions Journal</i>, please …

Researchers Develop Transparent Solar Concentrator That Could Cover Windows, Electronics

Scientists at Michigan State University announced this week the creation of a “transparent luminescent solar concentrator” that could turn windows and even cellphone screens into solar-power generators.<p>This technology could mean that one day entire skyscrapers might be able to generate solar power …

Look: America Is Only 39% Efficient

An updated analysis published last month by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory suggests that the U.S. is just 39 percent energy efficient.<p>Put …

Energy

Closing The Deal: The Value Of A Sales Specialist

Many large companies in business-to-business (B2B) markets struggle to contain the cost and complexity of their sales teams. As customers increasingly demand deeper expertise, and B2B companies add more offerings and pursue new markets, these companies have been augmenting sales teams with industry …

USA TODAY

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Robert Shiller, Nobel-Winning Economist, Warns Of U.S. Stock Market Bubble

BERLIN, Dec 1 (Reuters) - An American who won this year's Nobel Prize for economics believes sharp rises in equity and property prices could lead to a dangerous financial bubble and may end badly, he told a German magazine.<p>Robert Shiller, who won the esteemed award with two other Americans for …

Stock Markets

Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions

Chevron, Exxon and BP among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show<p>• Interactive - which fossil fuel companies are most responsible?<p>The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced …

Silicon Valley Tech Award Winner Talks Water Filter That Could Help Millions

Lieselotte Heederik will use the $75,000 she won in the health category of the Silicon Valley Tech Awards last week to help 150 to 250 million …

Silicon Valley

Europe 'stigmatising' Canada by labelling tar sands oil highly polluting

Minister calls EU's fuel quality directive unscientific, discriminatory and opaque<p>Canada's oil from tar sands would be "stigmatised" by EU regulations labelling it as highly polluting, the country's natural resources minister said on Tuesday. Joe Oliver also said a new study ranking Canada last …

Somalia arrests woman over rape allegations

Police in Somalia have arrested a 19-year-old alleged rape victim and a journalist who interviewed her about the attack, a government official told Al Jazeera.<p>Both the victim and Mohamed Bashir, a reporter for Radio Shabelle, were arrested for defamation, government spokesman Abdirahman Omar Osman …

Iran won't back down in nuclear talks, supreme leader vows

TEHRAN — As Iran and world powers sat down Wednesday for a fresh round of nuclear talks in Geneva, Iran's supreme leader warned that the Islamic Republic would not back down on its resolve to pursue nuclear energy.<p>“We do insist that we will not step back one iota from our rights,”<p>Ayatollah Ali …

South Asia

Dropbox Could Be A Bargain At An $8 Billion Valuation

According to BloombergBusinessWeek, cloud file storage firm Dropbox is looking to raise an additional $250 million at a valuation of around $8 billion.<p>The news comes on the heels of Pinterest’s massive $225 million round that valued it at $3.8 billion, and endless hype that Snapchat is raising some …

Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.<p>Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the mobile messaging service that is all the rage with teens.<p>The …

Venture Capital

5 Things I've Learned From Entrepreneurs

In the last five years working for the Cleveland-based nonprofit development organization JumpStart, I've traveled all over the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio and worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs. I've advised and mentored young companies; advocated for much-needed resources; been a judge for …

Entrepreneurship

Belief in Something Better Is a Key to Success

I'm a proponent of positive thinking--not merely because it feels good, but because it weakens and rewires negative thought patterns in our brain that lead to emotions such as hopelessness, defeat, and depression. For leaders and entrepreneurs, learning how to overcome negative thinking is as …

Brazil

World's Largest Solar Plant Slated for Western India

India will soon be home to the largest solar plant in the world! Developed in partnership between government and state-owned companies, the new plant …

Renewable Energy

Japan’s Solar Market Surge Blows Away Earlier Forecasts

The newly projected 350 percent growth of Japan’s solar market from 2012 to 2013 dwarfs estimates made earlier this year.<p>“The Japanese feed-in tariff …

Solar Power

How To Ensure Your Brand Story Stands The Test Of Time

It’s hard enough to survive the stress of building a company. It’s an even bigger challenge to make that company a leading brand within your industry. Becoming known locally, nationally, or even internationally as a trusted resource takes years of dedication, great press, and very few — if any — …

Results Mixed on Colorado and Ohio Fracking Ban Initiatives

Recount is likely ahead for Broomfield, as moratorium fails by 13 votes.<p><b>Voters in three Colorado cities and one in Ohio on Tuesday passed ballot measures banning or temporarily halting fracking within their borders.</b><p><b>But in the Denver suburb of Broomfield—a location viewed as an active prospect for</b> …

European Union