Anto Mohsin

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Inside the Effort to Fight Climate Change Beyond the Power Sector

The transportation, manufacturing and agriculture industries have received a fraction of the attention of the power sector in the fight against …

This electric car took almost a decade to build

We drive the Arcimoto SRK from Mark Frohnmayer's Oregon-based electric carmaker to see how the eighth-generation concept stacks up against previous prototypes.The last time we checked in with Arcimoto, the Oregon-based electric carmaker was on the fifth version of its "everyday electric" SRK …

Climate apocalypse is here, now: Science fiction has become our new reality

Climatologists dismissed the science behind “The Day After Tomorrow.” Eleven years later, it’s not so improbable<p>Michael T. Klare<p>October 9, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science -- and that should frighten us …

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …

How Edward Snowden Inadvertently Helped Vladimir Putin's Internet Crackdown

<i>What follows is an edited excerpt from Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan's new book,</i> The Red Web<i>, which hits bookstores Sept. 8.</i><p>In the 1990s the global nature of the Internet meant wires. When a user got connected, he could send his e-mail or visit a website anywhere in the world. In the 2000s the …

Surveillance

This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea

This is what climate change looks like, up close and personal.<p>In this town of 403 residents 83 miles above the Arctic Circle, beaches are disappearing, ice is melting, temperatures are rising, and the barrier reef Kivalina calls home gets smaller and smaller with every storm.<p>There is no space left …

2015 August 30 - M31: The Andromeda Galaxy

<b>M31: The Andromeda Galaxy</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Robert Gendler<p><b>Explanation:</b> What is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy? …

Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now

New Orleans

Dark side of the moon captured by Nasa satellite a million miles from Earth

The US space agency has released a picture taken from its Deep Space Climate Observatory showing the moon as it moves in front of the sunlit side of Earth<p>In an unusual treat for astronomers, and perhaps Pink Floyd fans, what is often known as the dark side of the moon has been captured, fully …

Pink Floyd

Planet Smaller than Earth Located Over 200 Light Years Away

We think that most of the exoplanets out there in the universe are likely to be smaller than Earth. However, existing data doesn't support this. …

Long before Tesla made grid batteries cool, there was AES

Tesla has brought an unprecedented level of attention to the somewhat dry topic of using batteries to manage energy for utilities. But if there was a …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

The Inside Story of the Civil War for the Soul of NBC News

Brian Williams’s fabrication was just the latest, and worst, of the debacles that have plagued NBC News since NBCUniversal was bought by Comcast in 2011. Who is to blame?<p>On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 4, the beleaguered head of NBC News, 47-year-old Deborah Turness, dropped into a chair in …

Nissan turns old electric car batteries into fixed energy storage

Mercedes and Tesla aren't the only electric car makers giving their batteries something to do besides getting you from A to B. Nissan is teaming up with Green Charge Networks to repurpose "second-life" (read: used) batteries from Leaf EVs as commercial energy storage. Much like the batteries you …

See Why NASA Is Dying to Visit Jupiter's Moon Europa

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Tesla And Energy Storage: The Race To Power The Future

What if there were a way to modernize the nation’s energy grid while also helping bolster renewable energy production? According to Tesla’s innovative mastermind, Elon Musk, the development of massive batteries, which store energy produced from renewable resources, could become a reality within the …

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Did Dog-Human Alliance Drive Out the Neanderthals?

Book Talk<p>With the help of wolf dogs, early humans out-hunted—and outlasted—Neanderthals.<p>In popular culture, they're often portrayed like members of a heavy-metal band: fur clad, shaggy haired, ape-like. But in most ways they were like you and me. They used fire and made tools, lived in social …

General Relativity at 100: Einstein's Famous Theory Has Aged Well

Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity has held up pretty well after a century out in the world.<p>The famous theory, which Einstein published …

Fastest Star in the Milky Way Found Zipping Out of Galaxy

It’s blasting away at astonishing speed—and it could help solve a cosmic mystery.<p>This animation shows how one star in a pair could get revved up to high speed when its partner goes supernova. NASA, ESA, and P. Ruiz Lapuente (University of Barcelona); Cut and colored by S. Geier.<p>A star is racing out …

Startup selling solar panels ‘in the cloud,’ not on your roof

If anyone seems likely to put solar panels on his roof, it’s Michael Sun. Besides the tailor-made name, he’s spent the past five years researching …

Does The God Particle Decay Into Dark Matter?

The scientists who discovered the Higgs boson, the so-called God Particle, have set their sights on even bigger prey – dark matter.<p>The Atlas and CMS teams at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are investigating a hypothesis that the Higgs boson itself might decay into the mysterious particles …

Wet Planet: NASA Says Mars Once Held More Water Than Arctic Ocean

Space<p>New maps of water in the atmosphere of Mars reveal that the Red Planet might once have had enough to cover up to a fifth of the planet, researchers say.<p>Further research to refine these maps could help guide the quest to identify underground reservoirs on Mars, the scientists added. A new NASA …

What MOOCs Have and Haven't Done for Education

When I began writing about MOOCs a couple of years ago, much of the furor revolved around the imminent demise of classroom education. That hasn’t happened. For example, they are a valid, complementary offering at institutions of higher education like Pennsylvania State University. For businesses …

Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani: 'the human brain is not designed for maths'

The flamboyant mathematician, whose semi-autobiographical book is published this week, reveals his pet dinosaur, teaching methods and mysterious love of spiders<p>Professor Cédric Villani, 41, is a French mathematician who focuses chiefly on the theory of partial differential equations and …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal

Hello Ceres! NASA spacecraft on first visit to dwarf planet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a …

Why Tesla's battery for your home should terrify utilities

Elon Musk's electricity empire could mean a new type of power grid<p>Earlier this week, during a disappointing Tesla earnings call, Elon Musk mentioned in passing that he’d be producing a stationary battery for powering the home in the next few months. It sounded like a throwaway side project from …

Electricity: A smart grid, simply self-organized, decentralized, and hack resistant

Electrical supply and demand can be coordinated in an entirely decentralized way with the help of a new type of smart grid control.