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President Trump: Republican Senators 'Look Like Fools' for Losing Health Care Vote

President Donald Trump slammed the Republican faction of the Senate Saturday morning, tweeting that their failure to get the 51 votes needed to pass …

Mitch McConnell

Broad Coalition Coalesces For Clean Energy Jobs In Illinois

Labor, business, and environmental leaders have formed a unique coalition that will urge Illinois lawmakers to pass new standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy, leading to tens of thousands of new, local jobs.<p>Members of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, including Environmental Defense …

Clean Power Plan

Solar power drives renewable energy investment boom in 2014

Global clean energy investment leapt 16% in 2014 led by solar power surge in US and China - but Europe lags behind<p>Global investment in clean energy jumped 16% in 2014, boosted by fast-growing solar power in the US and China. Solar, whose costs have plummeted in recent years, attracted over half the …

Renewable Energy

U.S.-China solar trade war: SolarWorld case is bad for green jobs.

Solar power is an environmentalist’s dream, but for decades it was too expensive to be practical. In the past few years, that has finally been …

‘Green Tea Coalition’: Strange bedfellows fight for solar power in Sunshine State

In the science fiction series "Star Trek," if matter and anti-matter ever came together, there would be a huge explosion and the universe would cease to exist. In Florida, a diverse coalition of groups will put that theory to the test, all in the name of expanding the use of solar power.<p>The strange …

Getting Paid To Wait: Increase Your Social Security Benefits

Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to retirement planning. Far too many people act impatiently when making retirement planning decisions. One area of retirement planning where there can be a clear economic gain by being patient is with claiming Social Security benefits. Social Security …

Retirement

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

Advertisement<p>38 Comments<p>Credit: Jon Callas/Flickr<p>The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in …

4K, quantum dots and more: see the TV technology of CES 2015

Every year at CES, some of the most stunning visuals to be seen come from the TV manufacturers, and 2015 is no exception. Sure, 4K was the name of the game at this year's show, but there were also displays with four times that resolution on offer, too. And while most of the TVs were of the LCD …

4K movies are coming to Blu-ray discs and hard drives

Sure, there are plenty of Ultra HD televisions floating around the Las Vegas Convention Center, but how will you find anything suitably super high-res to play on them? Netflix, Amazon and a few others have started 4K internet delivery, while DirecTV and Comcast also have limited approaches, but …

Solar Plus Batteries Unlikely To Threaten Utilities Anytime Soon, Study Says

More than a few utility customers have considered defecting from the electric power grid. The technology exists for going off the grid. The price tag is the problem. It is too steep for the vast majority of utility customers to stomach.<p>Over the past year or so, several studies have concluded that …

Solar Power

You can play nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games for free right now

From Wolfenstein 3D to Prince of Persia, all in your browser<p>The Internet Archive is turning into one hell of an arcade. After releasing emulators so that you could play hundreds of Atari and arcade games right in your browser, the site has made its gaming library even bigger: starting now you can …

Retrogaming

CES 2015 TV Technology Preview: What's Hot, What's Not

With Christmas done and the new year upon us, technology fans will be starting to feel that familiar quickening of the pulse that heralds the arrival of the vast Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>The CES has become arguably the single most important technology showcase in the electronics …

New Galaxy S6 Leak Promises Radical Samsung U-Turn

Samsung smartphones are known for two things: 1. Selling millions, and 2. Being jammed full of TouchWiz bloatware. But apparently Samsung is about to rethink the second of these with its upcoming radical Galaxy S6.<p>The news comes from an interesting source. Reddit user ‘SamsungRep2015’, whose …

Phones

The Return Of The American Midsize Truck

Versatile. Efficient. Now Made In The U.S.A.<p>Detroit automakers have always dominated the full-size pickup market, but they’ve more or less ceded the midsize one to Japanese automakers Nissan and Toyota. General Motors plans to reclaim it with all-new versions of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, …

South-east Asia

Comcast and Time Warner Cable hike modem fees as much as 33%. Time to buy your own.

Comcast and Time Warner Cable have just raised fees for renting a modem so high that it now makes sense to buy your own. Even if it's a headache installing it.<p>The cable companies just hiked the monthly rates they charge customers for leasing their modems -- a somewhat hidden charge that most people …

Time Warner
Mobile

Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Spurs New German Tank Design

Filling a Fulda Gap in future defenses<p>Germany’s parliament just submitted a budget request to develop a new tank. Nestled inside the budget committee report is the call for a Leopard III development program, to create a new “Kampfpanzer” or battle tank. Spotted at Defence Blog, the proposal to …

7 top stocks to buy for 2015

Need a reason to invest in stocks? How about the beginning of a new year.<p>To help you find solid stock ideas we asked Motley Fool contributors covering technology and consumer goods stocks to talk about top stocks for 2015.<p><b>1. Ashraf Eassa likes Qualcomm</b>: It's hard not to be pleased with the …

Graphene May Double Solar Cell Power, Harvest Hydrogen From Air

As tough global emissions standards put more pressure on carmakers to produce larger numbers of zero-emission vehicles, the race is on to improve …

Clean Energy

How Solar Power Could Slay the Fossil Fuel Empire by 2030

A Stanford business professor predicts that today’s energy and automobile industries will be swept away in just over a decade by solar and wind power, and electric cars.<p>​In just 15 years, the world as we know it will have transformed forever. The ​age of oil, gas, coal and nuclear will be over. A …

Renewable Energy

Nvidia Shield Tablet Gets Android 5.0.1 Update

If you’re in possession of the gaming-oriented Nvidia Shield Tablet, you may want to check for updates as the company is rolling out the Android …

Android News

2015 Chrysler 300 V-6 RWD/AWD

Suffice it to say, it suffices.<p>In 2005, the Chrysler 300 put Chrysler cars back on the map. With brazen, bargain-Bentley styling, full-size dimensions, rear-wheel drive, and a choice of V-6 and Hemi V-8 powertrains, the 300 was the real, big, ’Murican deal. But by Chrysler’s own admission, the …

Chrysler

MSI GT72 Dominator review: a worthy successor to a great gaming notebook

The last time I saw MSI's Dominator laptop, I was sick of it. There wasn't anything wrong with it, but at the time, the product name belonged to the GT70: a powerhouse gaming machine that hasn't evolved much since its introduction in 2012. Back then, I loved the machine's heavy chassis, superb …

NASA's Incredible, Futuristic, And Totally Real Plan To Establish A Human Colony On Venus

In fact, up in the clouds above its scorching surface, Venus is "probably the most Earth-like environment that's out there," Chris Jones of NASA told Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum.<p>Forget Mars and its frigid temperatures and thin atmosphere when we can live like gods, afloat in the clouds of …

Astronomy

2015 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost 4x4 SuperCrew

Ford's big aluminum gamble pays off.<p>Examples of real courage in the auto industry are rare, as the astronomical stakes involved with any new vehicle program tend to produce conservative, play-it-safe thinking. Ford, which has a long history of building cars and trucks to the penny, has consistently …

Fish

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Large Hadron Collider

Google Glass goes to work

A nervous new doctor performing a procedure for the first time puts on a pair of Google Glass and scrubs in. From the moment she makes her first incision, a live video feed of the operation is streamed from her glasses to a surgeon outside the operating room who gives live feedback over …

Solar FAQ – The Top Questions People Have About Solar

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?Here is where most people would like a cut-and-dried answer. However, it’s a bit like buying a house, the price varies …

Solar Power