William Morin

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A Material That Throws Heat into Space Could Soon Reinvent Air-Conditioning - MIT Technology Review

Eli Goldstein, a fresh-faced cofounder of SkyCool Systems, pulled open the garage door on the side of the Stanford spinout's cramped workspace in …

Scotland will begin funding Universal Basic Income experiments

Expanding the Experiment<p>Scotland is about to join the slowly expanding list of countries that are experimenting with Universal Basic Income (UBI). …

Hawaii Will Explore the Idea of Basic Income So 'Everyone Benefits'

The state's economy is especially vulnerable to automation.<p>Hawaii’s tourism industry keeps the island state’s economic engines humming along, but …

Researchers devise a new way of producing hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen can be produced from water using solar power. The process requires special compounds called photocatalysts. Titanium dioxide is one of the …

As robots edge into workplace, free money idea takes hold

HONOLULU (AP) — Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants.<p>As technological innovations increasingly edge into …

Only Solution, Says McKibben, 100% Renewables 'As Fast as Humanly Possible'

"Given the state of the planet," writes 350.org founder Bill McKibben in his new feature piece for <i>In These Times</i>, it would have been ideal for the …

Jesse Jackson: Electoral college must be abolished

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Sunday gave a strong endorsement to the movement for removing monuments to leaders of the Confederacy and called for the electoral college to be abolished.<p>Speaking at the Islamic Center of Southern California, Jackson blamed the electoral college system, giving …

Civil Rights

Russian Cyberattack Targeted Elections Vendor Tied To Voting Day Disruptions

When people in several North Carolina precincts showed up to vote last November, weird things started to happen with the electronic systems used to check them in.<p>"Voters were going in and being told that they had already voted — and they hadn't," recalls Allison Riggs, an attorney with the Southern …

Climate Change Is Real and Americans Are Feeling It Now

Every four years, federal climate scientists are required by Congress to produce a report called the National Climate Assessment. In the past, it has …

Science report: Who gets hotter, wetter with climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft federal science report on the effects of global warming breaks down how climate change has already hit different regions of …

Ikea launches home battery for solar panels in the U.K.

Watch out Tesla!<p>The market for residential solar energy is hot and now Ikea has stepped into the ring. The Swedish retailer has just announced that it will begin selling home batteries, in addition to rooftop solar panels, in the U.K.<p>Like Tesla’s in-demand Powerwall home battery, Ikea’s offering …

Solar Power

Utilities companies won't let you sell your own solar power. Why not?

The electric utility sector is broken – but the transformation we need will be virtually impossible so long as a handful of wealthy elites are calling the shots<p>A new report from the US-based Energy and Policy Institute last week found that investor-owned utilities have known about climate change …

Utilities

Tesla's Model 3 is More Than a Car. It's a Revolution.

The Lucky 30<p>On Friday night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk held a special event to hand over the keys for Tesla’s new Model 3 to the EV’s first 30 customers. …

Electric Vehicles

Sono Motors unveils the $18,000 SION solar-powered car

The dream of being able to commute to work in a solar-powered car is finally becoming a reality. Sono Motors just unveiled the SION solar-powered …

Electric Vehicles

Al Gore talks about unfriending Trump and the state of his green crusade in 'An Inconvenient Sequel'

If you went to visit Al Gore at his farm in Tennessee, you might find him monitoring the 33-panel solar array on his 100-percent renewable-energy …

Climate

We are all made of stars: half our bodies' atoms 'formed beyond the Milky Way'

Simulations reveal that up to half the material in our galaxy arrived from smaller galactic neighbours, as a result of powerful supernova explosions<p>Nearly half of the atoms that make up our bodies may have formed beyond the Milky Way and travelled to the solar system on intergalactic winds driven …

Universe

Scientists produce robust catalyst to split water into hydrogen, oxygen

"The standard for hydrogen evolution is platinum," Whitmire said. "We're using Earth-abundant materials—iron, manganese and phosphorus—as opposed to …

GE, Invenergy build wind farm in Oklahoma, biggest in the U.S. | Reuters

(Reuters) - Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region.<p>The logo of General Electric …

Hydroelectric Power