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255Tbps: World's fastest network could carry all of the internet's traffic on a single fiber - ExtremeTech

255Tbps: World’s fastest network could carry all of the internet’s traffic on a single fiber<p>By on October 27, 2014 at 9:04 am<p>This site may earn …

43Tbps over a single fiber: World's fastest network would let you download a movie in 0.2 seconds - ExtremeTech

43Tbps over a single fiber: World’s fastest network would let you download a movie in 0.2 seconds<p>By on July 31, 2014 at 8:49 am<p>This site may earn …

World's first superconducting power line paves the way for billions of dollars in savings, more nuclear power stations - ExtremeTech

World’s first superconducting power line paves the way for billions of dollars in savings, more nuclear power stations<p>By on May 14, 2014 at 10:20 …

Germany Sets New Record, Generating 74 Percent Of Power Needs From Renewable Energy

On Sunday, Germany’s impressive streak of renewable energy milestones continued, with renewable energy generation surging to a record …

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

The UK will be the first to break even with fusion power, leading us towards a future of clean, infinite energy - ExtremeTech

By on April 24, 2014 at 1:27 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The world’s best fusion reactor, …

Can't Put Solar On Your House? Four Ways To Invest In Solar Leases

<i>Disclosure: I and my clients have long positions in HASI. I have sold NYLD $40 and $45 calls short.</i><p>The secret sauce for bringing residential solar into the mainstream is the solar lease. With the simple value proposition of little or no money down and cost savings from day one, a homeowner does not …

Falling Solar Energy Costs Are Poised To Reshape The World's Economy

Jeremy Rifkin recently published a book called <i>The Zero Marginal Cost Society.</i> <i></i>As an industry analyst it is my job to stay on top of technologies that have the chance to transform industry. Indeed, when MHI went through a very throrough research project to identify megatrends that will reshape …

Climate Change: Who Will Lead?

With the latest warnings delivered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) over the past few weeks, no world leader will ever be able to claim that they were caught off-guard by climate change.<p>As former heads of state ourselves, we've experienced global crises from within the …

How Engineers Kept the Camaro Z/28's Obscenely Grunty V8 from Slipping the Wheels Inside the Tires

When an unstoppable force like a 505 horsepower, 7-liter V8 meets immovable objects like rear wheels wrapped in gummy Pirelli P Zero Trofeo <i>R</i> rubber, the challenge to maximize every ounce of performance can be immense. In the case of the LS7-powered Camaro Z/28, the torque running through the wheels …

Star Citizen Surpasses $40 Million in Funding

The latest stretch goal has been reached.<p>The massive crowdfunding campaign for Star Citizen, the upcoming space simulator from Wing Commander creator …

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Jackdaw Edition coming to EMEA, UK this month

Ubisoft will release <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Jackdaw Edition</i>, which includes seven downloadable content packs, in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) territories March 27 and the U.K. March 28, the company announced today.<p>In addition to the full game, the <i>Jackdaw Edition</i> will include the</i> …

Climate engineering ideas no longer considered pie in the sky

WASHINGTON — As international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions stall, schemes to slow global warming using fantastical technologies once dismissed as a sideshow are getting serious consideration in Washington.<p>Ships that spew salt into the air to block sunlight. Mirrored satellites …

A Waterwheel That Picks Up Floating Trash

Down, dirty, and wet<p>This spring, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will become home to the first permanent waterwheel-powered trash interceptor. With energy from the Jones Falls River current and solar panels, the floating device sweeps litter up a conveyor belt and straight into a Dumpster for easy …

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Video: A Winter Tire With Retractable Studs

With the push of a button, a new concept from Nokian Tyres changes from a regular treaded winter tire to a studded one.<p>Modern technology can make some of James Bond's gadgets from just a decade ago look distinctly old-hat. But one Q-brand trick we've not seen yet is winter tires with retractable …

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