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The Verdict

Jetty Road is the new kid on the Mornington Peninsula block, and they're already making a name for themselves. As local boys with “a passion for all …

Victoria (Australia)

SpaceX gets set to launch first prototype Starlink satellites for global internet access

The first test satellites for SpaceX’s global internet constellation are being prepped for launch as early as this week — three years after SpaceX …

Space Travel

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.<p>In …

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's Tesla and SA Labor reach deal to give solar panels and batteries to 50,000 homes

At least 50,000 homes in SA will be given solar panels and batteries in a scheme by Elon Musk's Tesla and the SA Government to build the world's …

Jay Weatherill

SpaceX confirms it will try to land all of Falcon Heavy's boosters

SpaceX hasn't been shy about wanting to land Falcon Heavy's three booster rockets (it formally proposed its plans a year ago), but will it try now that the launch has finally been nailed down? Yes. Elon Musk's outfit has confirmed that it will attempt to land all three boosters on Falcon Heavy's …

Space Travel

All-electric ferry cuts emission by 95% and costs by 80%, brings in 53 additional orders

The operators of the first all-electric ferry in Norway are starting to get some good data on the vehicle and it’s nothing short of impressive.<p>They claim that the all-electric ferry cuts emission by 95% and costs by 80% compared to fuel-powered counterparts and the results are attracting …

Alternative Fuel

Harley-Davidson Announces Release Date for Long-Awaited Electric Motorcycle

Filed Under Innovation & Transportation<p>The world’s most famous motorcycle manufacturer just revealed exactly when it plans to get into the electric …

Motorcycles

15 Things To Do When It's Sunny In Melbourne (That Aren't The Beach)

Let's get the most out of the remaining sunny days before winter.

St Kilda

Beautiful Small Towns in Europe More Americans Should Visit

So you’ve gone and booked a big ol’ flight across the pond. The siren call of wildly cheap airfares to Europe proved too strong to resist -- you may …

European Travel

Meet Chronicle: Alphabet's New Cybersecurity Business

Google parent company Alphabet introduces Chronicle, which will combine a security analytics platform and VirusTotal.<p>Alphabet, parent company of …

Dogs

SoftBank Leads $865 Million Investment in Construction Tech Startup Katerra

SoftBank Group Corp. led an $865 million investment in Katerra Inc., a little-known construction-technology startup seeking to shake up the building …

Venture Capital

Trump's Tariffs on Solar Mark Biggest Blow to Renewables Yet

President Donald Trump dealt his biggest blow to the renewable energy industry yet.<p>On Monday, Trump approved duties of as much as 30 percent on solar …

Solar Power

Jupiter's south pole: Nasa's latest release shows breathtaking images of the planet captured by Juno

The images were captured by Juno as the spacecraft completed its tenth close flyby of the planet.<p>Juno is orbiting Jupiter right now and Nasa has just …

Astronomy

A local’s guide to Sydney

Ringed by national parks and blessed with more than 100 beaches, the best bits of Sydney are outdoors, active and (mostly) free. Here’s how to enjoy it like a local<p>‘The best things about Sydney are free,” resident Russell Crowe has said. It is arguably the top metropolis on the planet for soaking …

Australia

'Space is open for business': NZ start-up successfully launches rocket

New Zealand has trumped Australia in the space race, with a spaceflight start-up successfully launching a rocket from its own launch pad on the North …

Exploration

Amazon's first automated store opens to public on Monday

Using checkout-free technology to end shopping queues, Amazon Go fires a warning to high street retail<p>Amazon will open its first checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday, moving forward with an experiment that could dramatically alter bricks-and-mortar retail.<p>The Seattle shop, known as …

eCommerce

Rocket Lab delivers nanosatellites to orbit on first successful test launch

Space Exploration

Drone comes to the rescue of two swimmers in Australia

One day, they may yet turn against us, but for now, they’re still our allies: A drone rescued two teenage swimmers in distress off the course of New South Wales in Australia, according to a new report. The drone spotted two teenagers in trouble around a half-a-mile out from shore, and then dropped …

22 Attorneys General Sue to Block Net Neutrality Repeal

WASHINGTON — The attorneys general of 22 states filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of regulations that ensure an equal and open internet.<p>Led by Eric T. Schneiderman of New York, the attorneys general said the rollback of so-called net neutrality rules …

Ten of Melbourne's Most Indulgent Spa Experiences

It's good to treat yourself every now and then.<p>It's good to treat yourself every now and then.<p>Think about luxury. The image of kicking back at a day …

Fort Collins, Colorado moves ahead with civic broadband after net neutrality repeal

The Federal Communications Commission may have voted in December to repeal net neutrality rules, but some U.S. municipalities are still eager to find ways to enshrine net neutrality principles within city limits.<p>This week, the Fort Collins City Council voted to move ahead with a ballot measure …

Net Neutrality

Velodyne Cuts Price Of VLP-16 (Most Popular LiDAR Model) In Half

<b>Published on</b> January 4th, 2018 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>0<p>January 4th, 2018 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>Arguably the top LiDAR producer in the world, Velodyne LiDAR, has just …

China halts production of 553 car models over fuel efficiency

The new year is proving to be a headache for some car makers in China. As of January 1st, the country has suspended production of 553 car models that didn't meet its fuel efficiency standards. Some of these come from partnerships with foreign heavyweights, including Beijing Benz Automotive, Chery …

Solar freakin' roadway opens in China

We are positive and forward-looking on TreeHugger, we are all happy techno-optimists who always look on the bright side of life. But there is one …

The Ten Best Beach Camping Spots in Australia

Wake up to the sound of waves at these little beauties.<p>Wake up to the sound of waves at these little beauties.<p>Australia has more than 47,000 …

32 Highly Awesome Ways to Splash Around In Melbourne

It's not hard to take a dip in this town.<p>It's not hard to take a dip in this town.<p>It's not hard to take a dip in this town.<p>For diversity of beach …

Watch a mesmerizing timelapse of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch

Photographer Jesse Watson has been following the SpaceX launches for quite some time. Fascinated by the footage he has seen, he wanted to make a …

“There will be a [Senate] vote” to reinstate net neutrality, Schumer says | Ars Technica

Congress could block net neutrality repeal, but Democrats face tough odds.<p>US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he will force a vote on …

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Infographic: Visualizing the Race for Clean Energy

The Race for Clean Energy<p><i>To see the full resolution version of this infographic that has higher legibility, click here.</i><p>Last year, on a global basis, …