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The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. …

Renewable Energy

How Data And Machine Learning Are Changing The Solar Industry

Like most sectors, the solar industry is rapidly embracing ways to analyze and crunch data in order to lower the cost of solar energy and to open up …

Machine Learning

Speed limit signs are now showing for some in Google Maps for Android & Android Auto

As first noticed by one user on Reddit, it seems that Google Maps has begun showing the current speed limit while using navigation. It’s something that has long been live in the Google-owned Waze navigation app, so it should be no surprise that it has made its way into Maps…<p>Based on the picture …

Android Auto

Adblock Plus is going to start selling 'acceptable' ads. But you can still block them

One of the leading ad blockers is about to start selling adverts – but only ones it believes are acceptable.<p>Adblock Plus has announced an "acceptable …

Dutch police starts using eagles to take down rogue drones

Not long ago we reported that the Dutch national police was training birds in its efforts to take down drones that are being operated illegally.<p>After a seven-month-long trial, the force is now certain that well-trained birds will be able to help them with its tasks involving tackling rogue …

Facebook isn’t just fighting ad blockers, it’s fighting the underlying causes of blocking

Roy Rosenfeld Contributor<p>Roy Rosenfeld is the CEO of Fair Ad Blocker.<p>Independent publishers are terrified of platform dependency these days, and for good reason: According to Parse.ly, Facebook is the No. 1 source of traffic to their sites.<p>Facebook and Google together account for 65 percent of …

World's Smallest Camera Drone + 2GB Micro SD Card | DT Shop

Details & Requirements<p>Dimensions: 2.44"L x 2.44"W x 0.79"H<br>• Weight: 0.53 oz<br>• Color: orange<br>• Channel: 4CH<br>• Battery: 3.7V 120mAh<br>• Transmitter batter: 2 AAA<br>• Flight …

219 Design creates a 3D printed robot arm that can be controlled using virtual reality

Aug 31, 2016 | By Alec<p>When first announced, the very concept of virtual reality seemed to have little to do with 3D printing. But over the last few …

Virtual Reality

Is blue the new green? Wave power could revolutionize the renewable-energy game

There’s enough wave energy in the oceans to power the world, and scientists are finally close to harnessing it.<p>Unless you’re a surfer, a sailor or the owner of beachfront property during hurricane season, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about the power of waves. That may be changing …

Australian Scientists Just Set a World Record For Solar Thermal Efficiency

97% conversion of sunlight into steam.<p>Scientists at the Australian National University have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal …

CNN just launched a new drone division. Here's what they plan to do with it.

For months, anticipation has been building about the prospect of journalists sending drones skyward to cover the news.<p>At long last, after many months …

Democratic National Convention

Elon Musk leads Tesla effort to build house roofs entirely out of solar panels

A new venture spearheaded by Elon Musk will create house roofs made entirely of solar panels, in a sweeping expansion of Tesla’s clean energy ambitions.<p>Tesla has finalized a $2.6bn deal to buy solar power company SolarCity to produce solar “shingles” – photovoltaic material that would be fashioned …

Clean Energy

California Freeways Will Soon Generate Electricity

By Laura Goldman<p>Energy conservation is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about freeways jammed with idling vehicles.<p>But …

Inside DJI’s first-ever Drone Arena, a massive building where pilots can test their flying skills

Newly released photos taken inside the 1,395-square-meter arena near Seoul, South Korea, reveal an adjustable LED-lit circuit where pilots can test out their flying skills, LCD TVs giving spectators a first-person view from the remotely controlled copters, a space for learning more about drone …

Spanish police try out drones to patrol beaches

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police have started using drones to help patrol some of the country's most popular beaches at a time when tourist arrivals are reaching record highs.<p>Police in Benidorm, on Spain's eastern coast, rolled out the technology in July this year, using the in-built camera on the …

Drones

Baton Rouge Drone Company Films Louisiana Flooding

Saving livelihoods, maybe even lives<p>When the water rises, what can you do? When torrential rains led to massive flooding in Louisiana, the floodwaters displaced thousands of people. Getting to shelter is the most important thing, but for many, the most urgent question on their mind once they found …

This wireless antenna may make cord cutting easier

WatchAir<p>WatchAir is attempting to reinvent the TV antenna for the modern age using a suite of apps that can stream TV to a number of different devices including your smartphone, and adding the ability to record shows. The company says the antenna, which doesn't need to be connected to your TV to …

Nature exists to fill our human phone charging needs

When I look at the sky, I don’t see a sun. I see an opportunity — a chance at making solar power, and then harnessing that solar power to charge my phone. When a breeze brushes my face, I don’t think about how nice it feels. No, I think about how I can take that wind and turn it into energy for my …

Virtual reality video just got much easier with the new GoPro Omni camera (video)

You’ve been able to shoot 360 degree and virtual reality video with GoPro cameras for a little while now, but doing so was very complicated. …

World's largest offshore wind farm given green energy green light

The UK government has signed off on Hornsea Project Two, which will cover an area of the North Sea twice the size of Liverpool.<p>The world's largest offshore wind farm has the wind behind it.<p>The UK government has signed off on the Hornsea Project Two wind farm, which will cover 185 square miles (480 …

Hydroelectric Power

Intel intros a ready-to-fly drone for software developers

Intel has introduced a quadcopter called Aero at its annual developers conference, and we'll bet you can guess its target audience based on the event. That's right, Aero was specifically designed not for hobbyists or for commercial purposes, but for developers who want to create and test apps for …

Elon construction hits milestone — watch this drone video - Greensboro - Triad Business Journal

Construction work took to the skies recently at Elon University as crews lifted into place the cupola that will top this phase of the expanded School …

Is that the sound of 3D printed IP infringement?

477shares<p>I have written and spoken extensively about 3D printing away from control, which means the ability to 3D print a part or product without …

Electric Cars Can Get Your Further Than You Might Think

A new study suggests that electric vehicles can already cover 87 percent of our driving needs.<p>How long does the range on an electric car need to be for you to drive one? It's a question that Jessika Trancik, an energy scientist at MIT, and her colleagues at the Trancik Lab have been studying with …

China's new satellite would create the world's largest quantum network

China’s quantum network could soon span two continents, thanks to a satellite launched earlier today. Launched at 1:40PM ET, the Quantum Science Satellite is designed to distribute quantum-encrypted keys between relay stations in China and Europe. When working as planned, the result could enable …

Five reasons why Switzerland is top in innovation

Switzerland is top in the world when it comes to innovation, according to an index by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It’s the …

Innovation

Green Deals: 4-pack Philips 60W A19 Daylight LED Light Bulbs $9 (Reg. $12+), more

Home Depot offers a 4-pack of Philips 60W Equivalent A19 Daylight LED Light Bulbs for <b>$8.97 with in-store pick up</b>. For comparison, today’s deal is $3 less than Amazon and $1 off our previous low mention. These Philips LED lights consume just 8.5W of energy, which is a 85% savings “over traditional …

What Is The Best Time To Post Content To Social Media? [Infographic]

You’ve just written an amazing content piece for your site and want to share it with the rest of the world… but it’s 4pm in the afternoon and you …

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