Darwin Perrier

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Offshore wind energy in U.K. far ahead of lower-cost target

The winds of change are blowing harder in the U.K.<p>The price of energy generated by offshore wind farms has been falling steadily, and ahead of …

There’s an Electricity Revolution and It’s Happening Right Now

It’s not really a secret that there’s an electricity revolution going on, and of no real surprise to many either. With the diminishing levels of …

Solar Panels

3 Startups That May Benefit from the Tesla PowerWall

In October, serial entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the Tesla PowerWall 2, an update on the home mounted battery system launched in 2015 designed to wean our independence on fossil fuels and shift our power grid to a combination of renewable energy sources.<p>The PowerWall is essentially …

Tiny backpack puts dragonflies under remote control

With the ability to hover and zip along at high speeds, the dragonfly has inspired robots and micro UAVs in the past – but why reinvent the wheel …

Tesla is working on opening up its service tools and helping owners repair their own cars with replacement parts

The “Right to Repair”, which primarily aims to force electronic manufacturers to sell replacement parts and make their diagnostic and service manuals available to independent repair shops and consumers, is gaining some traction.<p>It is currently only in place in Massachusetts, which is why it’s the …

Googlers just walked out of work in protest of Trump's immigration ban

Google employees from eight campuses today staged a work stoppage and walked out in protest of President Trump’s immigration ban. Google, and tech companies in general, stand to be among the most affected should Trump’s seven country immigration ban — and the hazy status on existing visa holders — …

Immigration

How solar may save Ukraine's nuclear wasteland

The Ukrainian government wants to turn part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone into a solar farm. Could the site of the world's worst nuclear accident get a new lease of life?<p>In April 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown. The resulting explosion released some of the …

New vaccine developed for dog flu

Influenza is a serious disease and human beings aren't the only ones who suffer – dogs are susceptible to their own strains of flu. Scientists at the …

​Smart home, smart lock, smart deals

<i>Welcome to Home Deals, where we pick out the best deals on things you need for your home, garden and beyond. Like our cousin,</i> the Cheapskate<i>, we'll give you a regular selection of smoking-hot deals, but for house and home. This time, we look for smart deals on smart locks.</i><p>Most people's first …

NASA's twin study throws up an early genetic curveball

Scientists have begun poring over some of the preliminary data from NASA's landmark twin-study, which looks at the genetic differences between …

Genetics

E-boat puts BMW i3 battery power to use on the high seas

We've seen BMW i3 battery power used for four-wheel, two-wheel and home power applications, and now it makes a move off land. BMW i has teamed with …

Solar-powered tiny house sleeps a family of four

The Brown Bear measures 28 x 8 x 13.6 ft (8.5 x 2.4 x 4.14 m) and is clad in tongue and groove, with metal roof and detailing.<p>Inside, the majority of …

Human antibody trial adds new hope for HIV vaccine

A human trial has shown tentative but significant progress towards a vaccine for HIV.<p>An HIV cure has eluded the scientific community for decades. …

Immune System

Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass

Tesla Motors Inc. is making a huge bet that millions of small batteries can be strung together to help kick fossil fuels off the grid. The idea is a …

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NASA develops supersensitive test to seek out life on ocean worlds

Life isn't just where you find it, but how you find it. Because any extraterrestrial life in the Solar System may be very rare, NASA's Jet Propulsion …

Get over it: Madrid gets world's first 3D-printed footbridge

Developed in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of architects and engineers, the bridge is constructed out of a fused concrete powder …

Gargantuan offshore wind turbine crushes record for most energy produced in 24 hours

There’s a massive offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark breaking energy generation records left and right.<p>MHI Vestas Offshore Wind — a joint …

Lightweight tiny house provides a towable home for two

The Escapade sits on a 5.5 m (18 ft)-long double axle trailer and measures a total floorspace of 17.2 sq m (185 sq ft), including loft. Weight comes …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …