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MIT Researchers Propose an Ancient Technology to Store Clean Energy

What's old may become new again.<p>A new proposal from MIT researchers looks at how firebricks, clay bricks used in ovens as far back as 3,000 years …

Clean Energy

The Amazing Ways Google Uses Deep Learning AI

Deep learning is the area of artificial intelligence where the real magic is happening right now. Traditionally computers, while being very fast, have not been very smart – they have no ability to learn from their mistakes and have to be given precise instructions in order to carry out any …

Artificial Intelligence

"Artificial blowhole" generates electricity from ocean waves

With the Paris Agreement coming into force last November, almost 200 countries around the world pledged to fight to keep global temperatures from …

Renewable Energy

An Old Rock Could Lead to Next-Generation Solar Cells

After a 170-year delay, the discovery of a strange, metallic-looking rock found in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1839 has ignited a global …

Clean Energy

Nuclear war has become thinkable again – we need a reminder of what it means

As Trump faces down North Korea, it’s alarming to think that most of the world’s nuclear warheads are now in the hands of men who are prepared to use them<p>Last week, Donald Trump deployed his superweapon Moab, the “mother of all bombs” – 10 tonnes of high explosive detonated in mid-air in such a way …

North Korea
North Korea

N. Korea Calls U.S. Strikes on Syria Unforgivable

North Korea said on Saturday U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Friday were "an unforgivable act of aggression" that showed its decision to develop nuclear weapons was "the right choice a million times over".<p>The response by North Korea's foreign ministry, carried by the official KCNA …

German ‘Largest Artificial Sun’ To Generate Climate Friendly Fuel

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe. But here on Earth, it’s rather rare. That’s unfortunate, because in our warming world, its …

Clean Energy

What If There Were a Moore’s Law for Reducing Carbon Emissions? - MIT Technology Review

A streamlined set of goals for reducing carbon emissions could simplify the way nations approach the quest to reduce human impact on the …

Carbon Emissions

German coal mine set to become "giant battery" for storing renewable energy

A German coal mine is about to become a massive battery for storing electricity from renewable energy sources. The Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine in …

Xperia Touch – Make surfaces come to life

Elon Musk makes a bet to fix a state's energy woes in 100 days, or it's free

Now we <i>know</i> Elon Musk is a betting man.<p>Yesterday, Tesla's Vice President for energy products Lyndon Rive (who is Musk's cousin) said the company could …

Google's Jamboard, the digital whiteboard, will be available this May for a hefty sum

Back in October, Google announced the Jamboard, which is a digital whiteboard for G Suite customers. At the Google Cloud Next event today, pricing …

Customers

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

15 minutes ago<p>Fans and media react as big changes are coming to the Kansas City Chiefs.<p>26 minutes ago<p>Smith will sign a four-year contract with the …

Are US And North Korea Preparing For War? China Politician Wang Yi Says 'Neither Side Willing To Give Way'

If the rhetoric and military posturing keeps up, the U.S. and North Korea are destined to collide, a senior Chinese politician reportedly said …

NVIDIA launches Jetson TX2 platform for drones and robots

NVIDIA has launched Jetson TX1's successor at an event today, and it was designed to run twice as fast while drawing less than 7.5 watts of power. The product aptly called Jetson TX2 is an AI platform for drones, robots, smart cameras and other embedded devices. It can be used for navigation, image …

NKorea: US-SKorea exercises leading to 'nuclear disaster'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which it called "the most undisguised nuclear war maneuvers," are driving the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia toward "nuclear disaster."<p>The North Korean ambassador to the United Nations, Ja Song Nam, said …

North Korea

North Korea launches more missiles, Japan and US seek UN meeting

Washington and Tokyo sought Monday an emergency UN Security Council meeting after nuclear-armed North Korea fired a defiant salvo of ballistic missiles toward Japan.<p>The call came after Pyongyang had earlier launched at least four missiles, with three splashing down in the sea close to key US ally …

North Korea

The US is considering a direct strike against North Korea — here’s how it would go down

Just after North Korea carried out a missile test and a high-profile assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother in Malyasia, the Wall Street Journal reported that the US was considering direct military action against the Kim regime.<p>US President Donald Trump has apparently honed in on North Korea …

North Korea

Amper is a music-creating AI that doesn’t suck

Ever wanted to see what a computer would come up with if it could compose a symphony? A start-up in New York has created an AI that create original, license-free music on demand.<p>Amper is the brainchild of composers Drew Silverstein, Sam Estes, and Michael Hobe, who have collectively worked on …

The Largest Coal Plant In The Western U.S. Is Closing Decades Ahead Of Schedule

The Navajo Generating Station is the seventh largest source of climate pollution in the country. When it closes in 2019, it will be because of economics–not regulation.<p>Three years ago, the EPA struck a deal with the owners of the largest coal plant in the Western U.S. to close the plant by 2044. …

Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever …

Watson helps treat heart disease by looking at medical images

IBM's Watson technology has helped doctors before, but usually by poring through databases before offering its advice. Now, it's ready to look at the patients themselves -- or rather, their body scans. It's following up on past promises by launching Watson Clinical Imaging Review, its first …

Forget “bad hombres,” President Trump is headed for a war with China

The Trump administration has already drawn a red line and disaster might follow<p>Forget those “bad hombres down there” in Mexico that U.S. troops might take out. Ignore the way National Security Adviser Michael Flynn put Iran “on notice” and the new president insisted, that, when it comes to that …

China

Harvard has created a 'liquid' battery that could last for more than a decade

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from phones to electricity grids but their lifespan is incredibly short, plus they're difficult to recycle. …

Clean Energy

What Trump Doesn’t Get About Nukes

Will Trump come to his senses in time to avert an arms race and a nuclear war?<p>Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet premier, warned in an extraordinary article late last month that the “increasingly belligerent” tone of geopolitical debates looked to him “as if the world is preparing for war.” He …

Ronald Reagan

Stanford researchers use a compound in fertilizer to create inexpensive battery

Ever the incubator for innovative ideas, Stanford University announced this week its engineers successfully developed a new type of low-cost battery …

Clean Energy

Jimmy Carter Continues His Green Energy Legacy With 10-Acre Solar Farm

Former President Jimmy Carter leased 10 acres of his land to Atlanta-based SolAmerica to develop a 1.3-megawatt solar farm in his hometown of Plains, …