In late 2014, a virtually unknown company called Alevo announced it was entering the energy storage market with a new inorganic, sulfur-based lithium ion battery technology that it had acquired from the
Robert Kleinschmidt: Tocqueville Asset Management is an investment advisory firm that is primarily involved in wealth management for individuals and family offices. That’s about two thirds of our business
Why tapping into Earth’s most precious resource could be the next big thing. Ask Eoin Fahy to name the world’s most precious resource and he doesn’t hesitate to answer. “It’s blindingly obvious,” he said.
You might think that your younger years are a great time to roll the dice on "it" stocks like Tesla Motors and Netflix, but that's simply not the case. Instead, here are five stocks our analysts feel provide
Move over, parrots. Here's another bird with some impressive "language" skills: The chestnut-crowned babbler. Scientists studying the social birds have discovered that they can rearrange meaningless sounds
A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists. From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination
Here’s how Bernie Sanders could win: The one issue where Hillary’s vulnerable, and where the Tea Party might be right
(AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Reuters/Carlo Allegri/Photo montage by Salon) If progressives want to retake government, a full-throated war on public corruption is the key to everything Bill Curry June 14, 2015
Fingerprint sensor manufacturing hasn’t exactly been the most exciting market. That’s at least until Apple and Samsung started sticking fingerprint scanners into their smartphones. Research firm IHS expects
The daily input of solar energy to the earth's surface is enough to fulfil our energy needs many times over, but cheap and efficient ways of converting it, especially to electricity, have remained elusive.
Prepare for some close encounters of the bird kind with our field guide to finding (feathered) friends in far-flung places. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventures. Greater
Scientists analysing songbird DNA discovered that the spotted wren-babbler is neither a wren nor a wren-babbler, nor even a babbler. Instead, it represents an old evolutionary family that has no close
The worst part of my job as a materials scientist is going to conferences. They are often turgid affairs conducted in the ballrooms of hotels so identical to one another that you can't tell whether you
Artist Lynne Parks examines the toll urban light pollution takes on migrating birds. Nine years ago, artist Lynne Parks got into birdwatching. The Baltimore-based artist, who has suffered from cancer childhood,
Imagined by Japan, staffed by robots Shimizu, a Japanese architectural and engineering firm, has a solution for the climate crisis: Simply build a band of solar panels 400 kilometers (249 miles) wide running
If it survives an encounter with the sun this week, comet Ison will put on an impressive early morning display in the run-up to Christmas. But anyone hoping for a Bethlehem-style celestial sign on the
An ancient dinosaur-era bird turns out to have two tails, one perhaps for flying and the other for showing off. The early bird gets two tails? A 120-million-year-old bird sported a long tail and a second,
A non-migratory population of songbirds appears to have acquired mitochondria from their close relatives that are migratory, potentially allowing these birds to migrate better A non-migratory population
Changing Planet This week I have returned to Reunion Island in the Mascarene archipelago (Western Indian Ocean) for a regional conference on landscape rat control to save birds at imminent risk of extinction.
We were just beginning to feel the heat of the Great Recession, and journalism jobs were few and far between. The flagship paper in my home state just laid off half its staff, and the entire business like
Think back to your last vacation. I bet your suitcases were so stuffed you had to sit on them just to get the zipper closed, and that was just for one week! Now imagine if you had to pack absolutely everything