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The year business steps up on climate action

The transition to a zero carbon economy is inevitable. Now is the time for companies to start preparing for a zero carbon future.<p>Jill Duggan, …

Sustainability

It's Official: The World Bank Will Stop Fossil Fuel Financing After 2019

This is HUGE.<p>In a move sure to be celebrated by opponents of fossil fuel-based energy, the World Bank has just made a huge announcement at the One …

Fossil Fuels

餐巾紙上的一道公式 挽救了NBA的命運

美國NBA職籃,如今是風行全球的美國文化象徵。不過,草創時期也曾經票房不佳比賽歉缺號召力,差點面臨破產倒閉的命運。<p>這一期美國《運動畫刊》有篇有趣的報導,回顧了當初讓這項職業運動起死回生的關鍵,原來是三個人湊在一起腦力激盪,在餐巾紙背面寫下的一道公式。<p>這是NBA史上最重要的一個公式。<br>如果它沒被發明出來 …

紀念碑谷2 遊戲初玩心得:難以超越與模仿的經典創意關卡

2014 年,有一款非常不符合手機遊戲潮流,只有一部電影時間長短,一次性玩完就等於玩到所有遊戲內容,而且必須付費購買的遊戲誕生了,但是這款遊戲吸引了無數玩家的眼球,所有人都樂於收藏他,並且愛上它精巧的機關,還被他充滿寓意的故事感動,這款遊戲,就叫做「紀念碑谷」。<br>在「紀念碑谷(Monument …

離線即時翻譯機「ili 」,4 月底前將可在日本各地租借

鑒於日本已經成為台灣人最愛旅行的國家,光是 2016 年一整年,台灣人赴日觀光的人數就逼近 500 萬人次的情況下,相關企業就嗅到了其中的商機。一款曾經在 2016 年 CES 展上發表的離線即時翻譯機,在日前於日本正式公開發表之後,預計在 2017 年 4 月下旬在日本當地提供租借服務。這對於喜愛 …

Blackouts? What blackouts? How National Grid keeps the lights on

A visit to the chief control centre in Berkshire reveals how solar and wind are keeping blackouts at bay … for now<p>Despite claims that Britain is on the brink of blackouts and amid forecasts of a looming cold snap, all is calm inside the room where a score of engineers and analysts work to ensure …

Renewable Energy

Historic New Sustainable Development Agenda Unanimously Adopted by 193 UN Members

[tweetthis url=”http://wp.me/p5Mdaw-2By”]New Sustainable Development Agenda adopted by 193 UN Members #<i>Global Goals</i>[/tweetthis]<p><i>Broad, universal</i> …

Why collaboration will be key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Since 2015, when the United Nations established a set of shared goals and targets for achieving sustainable development around the world, the …

World Economy

Today’s Legislation for Tomorrow

A few years ago it would have been impossible for many to imagine that renewables would be in the position they are in today. Dramatic price drops …

推倒知識高牆!Sci-Hub 免費下載千萬篇期刊論文電子全文

記得研究所寫論文時,需要閱讀許多相關議題的期刊論文,才知道取得一篇論文真的是困難重重,費盡千辛萬苦,還因此去到其他學校上了一堂如何使用這些圖書館資源的課程。如果你懂得善加利用,大學圖書館是個非常棒的資源,無論是搜尋論文或下載國際期刊,通常學校都有支付費用來購買並提供教職員或學生免費使用國內外線上資料 …

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How Corporates are Taking the Lead in Renewable Energy

Over the last few years there has been a significant increase in the voluntary demand for renewable energy sourced by large corporations to supply …

比 Google 地圖更偉大,七萬多幅百年地圖數位版收藏免費下載

Google 之前將全世界博物館裡的大量美術畫作、藝術雕塑數位化的計畫,曾讓我很讚嘆:「Google 文化藝術中心與歷史博物館,數位典藏跨界策展」。但原來我是井底之蛙,其實這樣龐大的數位典藏工作,更早之前就有人開始進行,而且他還只是私人收藏家,這就是今天要介紹的「 David Rumsey Map …

台灣故宮博物院開放高解析文物照片直接下載!教學免費使用

博物館開放數位典藏資料下載,在這幾年蔚為風潮,像是 Flickr 跟世界各大博物館合作建立「公眾相簿」,裡面包含像是大英博物館典藏資料照片提供全世界的人免費下載使用。又或者我之前介紹過的「老師與設計者必備!四萬亞洲藝術品照片開放下載使用」,弗瑞爾藝廊將館內典藏的 40000 …

Proposed solar-powered skyscraper would generate half of its power

Wrapped in solar panels, the Sol Invictus sustainable skyscraper concept in Melbourne would present a fundamental rethinking of how high-rises are built.<p>One of the most recognizable features of skyscrapers—their thin, steel-and-glass-frames—often becomes an enemy of efficiency. These building’s …

Vibrant Photos Capture the Underappreciated Beauty of International Subway Systems

For most of us, the subway is a mundane milieu, a tedious transit network that’s <i>under</i>ground and <i>over</i>looked. Photographer Chris Forsyth, however, finds fascination in the winding underpasses and platforms that comprise the modern-day city dweller’s daily commute, using his lens to capture fresh …

Homebase

Chemists create vitamin-driven battery: Environmentally friendly battery is long-lasting and high voltage

Environmentally friendly battery is long-lasting and high voltage<p>A team chemists has created a battery that stores energy in a biologically derived …

Clean Energy

The new green grid: utilities deploy ‘virtual power plants’

Yale Environment 360: By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the US and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity<p>The tens of …

Energy

NASA's Mars Recruitment Posters Will Convince You to Go Die in Space

Okay, poster. You make a compelling argument—sign us up!<p>True, there will be obstacles: For one, the Martian corps that these recruitment posters from …

真人為你朗讀全球經典著作 LibriVox 免費有聲書下載

最近看到一個有意思的網站叫做「 LibriVox 」,乍看之下是一個有聲書下載網站,但背後卻有不簡單的故事,他創立於 2005 年,<b>「 LibriVox …

Clean energy can upset global water supplies

Although the move from fossil fuels to renewables is accelerating, recent research out of Austria warns energy production that reduces greenhouse gas …

South-east Asia

New Year’s Eve Around the World: Pictures

Scotland

Why 2015 may be remembered as a transformative year for how we get energy

The United States is on track to shut down a record amount of coal-fired power plants in 2015. At the same time, it has installed a record amount of new solar energy capacity.<p>The past year, in other words, hints at a historic transition for the U.S. energy sector. From dramatic price plunges for …

Fossil Fuels

The Investor’s Guide to Climate Change

Divestment isn't the only option.<p>PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK<p>It’s an approach that leaders from the Beltway to Wall Street have been offering more and more loudly in recent years. Dominic Barton of McKinsey & Co. advocated in a 2011 op-ed1 that the investment community “fight the tyranny of short-termism.” …

Fossil Fuels

Sanyo announces world's most efficient solar module

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sanyo has announced its development of the world's most energy efficient solar module, the HIT-N230. The module was unveiled at a …

Renewable Energy