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Mercedes is mimicking Tesla

That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with its recently-announced plans to sell standalone battery packs for home and commercial energy storage.<p>Yet that seems to be an idea the world's oldest car manufacturer is pursuing as well.<p>Mercedes-Benz now plans to enter the energy-storage …

Energy Storage

The 'Wild' effect: Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail

The ‘Wild’ effect<p>Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail<p>The ‘Wild’ effect<p>Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail<p>CAMPO, California — Sixteen …

Wind Power Without The Mills

Vortex Bladeless is a radical company. It wants to completely change the way we get energy from the wind. Think wind stick instead of a massive tower with blades that capture blowing winds.<p>Wind stick. Really. Lest you think I’m mad, I’ve included a picture of this bladeless generator that helps …

The Energy Collective

Since 1995, Energy Central has been a hub for news and content for electric power industry professionals. With more than 200,000 registered members, …

Here's What NASA Plans to Do if an Astronaut Dies in Space

Step one: Don't panic.<p>President Nixon was prepared for Neil Armstrong and the other Apollo 11 astronauts to die on the moon in 1969. Written in an …

Russian rocket mishap lengthens ISS crew's stay

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will have to hang out there a little longer. Last month's failed resupply mission raised concerns that the problem might also affect spacecrafts carrying people. The three ISS crew members scheduled to return this week — NASA's Terry Virts, ESA's …

Space Exploration

SpaceX's Mars travel posters make us want to explore the red planet

SpaceX has released a few Mars travel posters in the same vein as NASA's vintage exoplanet ones, and they're making us sad we were born too early for space exploration. Valles Marineris the "land of Martian chasms and craters," as the poster says, is an enormous series of canyons. Olympus Mons is …

Best American beach campsites | CNN Travel

Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Was Never Authorized By Congress

As Americans wait for Congress to decide next month whether to renew the Patriot Act and the vast NSA metadata surveillance program it's made …

4 things you should know about Freightliner's self-driving truck

This week, at a dramatic event atop the Hoover Dam, Freightliner and Daimler pulled the wraps off of their Inspiration truck, the first self-driving commercial truck in the world to receive a full license to operate on public roads. The autonomous truck is here, at least in the State of Nevada it …

NASA's Radar Found 4 Men Trapped in Rubble in Nepal By Their Heartbeats

A couple years ago, NASA and DHS unveiled a portable radar unit based on technology used to monitor spacecraft. This radar unit, though, would be …

TraveleZe

Climbing high into the Swiss Alps you can often feel as though you are entering a different world – the villages and steep and pointy mountains are …

Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth 'Crying In Rage'

<i>Editor's Note, Updated April 24, 2012: We received many comments and questions on this post, which you can read here. Robert later wrote this update to this story with more details and amendments.</i><p>So there's a cosmonaut up in space, circling the globe, convinced he will never make it back to Earth; …

Top 10 Maui travel experiences

Admit it – you’re grinning already, even before you step on the plane. It starts with the idea of Maui… the anticipation. With the abundance of white beaches, waterfalls, and waves, what is there not to love? With all this island has to offer, you may be wondering where to start – never fear we got …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

National Geographic Travel

Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar

Three years ago, the nation’s top utility executives gathered at a Colorado resort to hear warnings about a grave new threat to operators of America’s electric grid: not superstorms or cyberattacks, but rooftop solar panels.<p>If demand for residential solar continued to soar, traditional utilities …

This Power Plant In Australia Is The First Ever To Send Energy From Waves Into The Grid

Waves are reliable and powerful. But only now is the world beginning to look at their true potential as a source for renewable energy.<p>Looking off the coast of Garden Island in Western Australia, all you’ll see is the ocean. But under the waves, the world’s first grid-connected power plant is …

The 40 best mountain restaurants in the world

Environment News - ABC News

Items made of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn are regularly, and legally, sold in Australia, but the Government is considering a change to the …

Grenada, The Caribbean's Prettiest Place

It isn't warming up anytime soon, which means we’re still in need of a mid-winter Caribbean vacation to keep us sane. Barbados, Barbuda, the Bahamas -- there are too many beautiful places to choose from!<p>So why not pick a wild card and head to Grenada?<p>Grenada is an island country in the Caribbean …

Caribbean

Cute Bunny Jumping Competition!

Tesla To Offer Batteries To Consumers For Home Energy Storage

It was just a couple of sentences during Wednesday's 2014 earnings call by Tesla Motors executives.<p>But in it, CEO Elon Musk apparently revealed a new …

Solar Panels

This Is The Closest, Undiscovered Tropical Island You Should Be On Right Now

Are you dreaming of sipping daiquiris on a tropical island far, far away?<p>Us, too.<p>But while you may not have the luxury of escaping to an exotic paradise on the other side of the world, we do have some good news for you: There's a tropical island near you -- it's just waiting for you to notice …

The World's 5 Best Heli-Skiing Trips

For ski enthusiasts, there is no better way to enjoy the sport than with untouched terrain and a helicopter to give you a lift there. It’s that simple: Heli-skiing offers better snow, challenging topography, and throws in the thrills and stunning beauty of repeated helicopter rides, something …

The Big Problem With the Latest Plan to Build EV Chargers in California

One of the biggest obstacles to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles is the lack of on-the-go charging. It's easy enough to charge at home if …

Apple Inks 130MW Solar Power Contract With First Solar

First Solar said Tuesday it’s signed a 25-year contract with Apple to deliver solar electricity from a yet-to-be-built project in central California.<p>Apple expects to pay $84 million for 130 megawatts of energy from California Flats Solar Project in southeast Monterey County over the contract’s …