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Set the mood with these LED light bulbs that look like real flickering flames

LED bulbs that look like real flickering flames seem like the sort of thing that might be cheesy, but they’re actually awesome. I mean, I wouldn’t …

Light Bulbs

Device goes up the nose to permanently improve breathing

If you have chronic nasal congestion, it could be due to an obstruction caused by the shape of your internal nasal valve. A new device is designed to …

Medicine

HTC is launching a blockchain-powered phone

HTC is developing a new Android phone that will be powered by blockchain technology.<p>The phone, named Exodus, will feature a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications.<p>HTC has roped back the creator of its virtual reality …

Blockchain

Almost half of Australian big business moving to renewables

Climate Council says capacity of firms to generate solar power has doubled in less than two years<p>Sign up to receive the top stories every morning<p>Almost half of Australia’s large businesses are actively transitioning to cheaper renewable energy, including many going off the grid by building their …

Renewable Energy

Google's Top 5 Artificial Intelligence Enhancement's Announced This Week

The commercialization of these ideas show just how far along AI has traveled and points to what is to come.<p>There's always a gap to be filled between the capabilities of an emerging and evolving technology and the commercialization of the products that exploit those capabilities. Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple will reportedly launch a credit card with Goldman Sachs

Apple is preparing to release a credit card in partnership with investment bank Goldman Sachs, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The new credit card — which marks the end of Apple’s credit card partnership with Barclays — would use the Apple Pay branding, and it’s expected to …

Goldman Sachs

Calorie counts are now required at every chain restaurant in America

All chain restaurants in the United States are required to publish calorie counts on their menus as of Monday. The push for nutritional transparency …

Nutrition

Blockchain Powered AI Doctors to Revolutionize Medicine

Doc.ai is hoping to revolutionize the medical industry by bringing AI doctors to all through their smartphones. Using Blockchain technology, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Green building isn't enough; we need green zoning.

<b>How can cities that have green building codes have zoning bylaws that protect low-density single family housing?</b><p>These days it seems that everyone is …

Urban Design

Earth's carbon dioxide levels continue to soar, at highest point in 800,000 years

Carbon dioxide — the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming — reached its highest level in recorded history last month, at 410 parts per million.<p>This amount is highest in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Prior to the onset of …

Climate Change

Ford is getting out of the car business

<b>They are going to just make SUVs and pickups because that's what Americans seem to want.</b><p>After a long run, the Ford Motor Company is getting out of …

Wall Street

Bottle Service: This Water Container Decomposes in Weeks

For all the cheap convenience it affords us in day-to-day life, the long-term cost of using plastic is staggering. More than 165 million tons of …

Sustainability

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: the 10 best new features

Lots of hidden features<p>Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update is arriving for PCs and tablets today. Like the previous Fall Creators Update, it’s full of small features that improve Windows 10 without dramatically changing the platform. Microsoft is only adding one major feature with this update, and …

Apps

Baskin-Robbins is making a Dunkin' Donuts flavored ice cream — and it sounds absolutely delicious

• <b>Baskin-Robbins has announced that it's making three new ice cream flavors based on Dunkin' Donuts coffee.</b>• <b><br>You can try either Coffee, Coffee Chocolate</b> …

Coffee

Solar-Powered Rock Out 2 Bluetooth Speaker for the Adventurous Audiophile

The solar-powered <b>Rock Out 2</b> <b>($99.95)</b> from Goal Zero is the flagship Bluetooth speaker from a company perhaps better known around the world for providing sustainable and efficient energy options to both intrepid adventurers and also to many impoverished people living without reliable or clean energy …

Off-grid

Now you can see China's solar power boom from space

China is the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, but it's also leading the world in clean energy investment and deployment. The growth in …

Renewable Energy

Snapchat's new Spectacles: Everything you need to know

The sunglasses with a camera inside are back. Let's take a look.<p>Snap's back with Spectacles, round two.<p>Designed for use exclusively with Snapchat, the $150 Spectacles are sunglasses with a camera. They record circular video you can view in Snapchat.<p>How do they work?<p>With a single button on the …

Mobile Photography

World's largest wind turbine to be built in the UK

When it comes to wind power, the British Isles have stolen the spotlight completely. The UK has more offshore wind power than the rest of the world …

Renewable Energy

Say hello to the new Gmail with self-destructing messages, email snoozing and more

Today, Google is launching the biggest revamp of Gmail in years. The company is bringing to the flagship Gmail service many (but not all) of the features it trialed in Inbox for Gmail, and adding a few new ones, too. With those new features, which we first reported earlier this month, the company …

Apps

Singapore’s first zero-waste grocery store is opening

UnPackt will encourage Singaporeans to bring their own containers in a country that produced 800 million kg of plastic waste last year, only six per …

Sustainability

Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car

New service in collaboration with GM and Volvo will launch in 37 cities in the US<p>Last year, Amazon asked for permission to unlock your front door so it could leave packages inside your home, and a certain number of extremely trusting Amazon Prime subscribers (Amazon won’t say how many) said okay. …

Car Tech

New nanoparticle could help solar panels convert unseen light into energy

Scientists have developed a new nanoparticle that can absorb near-infrared light and reemit it as visible light, boosting the efficiency of solar …

Near-Infrared

Amazon is said to be building home robots

The firm may be developing autonomous machines to help out around the house—think of them as Alexa on the move.<p><b>The news:</b> <i>Bloomberg</i> says an Amazon …

Robotics

Scientists create innovative new 'green' concrete using graphene

A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction industry.

Engineering

The Green Initiative Fund: Granting environmentally friendly projects funds

The ASUC’s Sustainability Commission, or STeam, is working on a project to create a mobile hydroponic garden, which is a garden grown in liquid …

Introducing Greeneum: A blockchain powered, decentralized platform built to incentivize green energy production

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, April 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Greeneum is pleased to announce that it has created the world's first blockchain-powered sustainable, scalable and secure energy and data trading platform; which we believe is the first major step towards ending a global reliance on toxic and …

How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets

You're probably used to sorting your garbage into bins: green for paper or blue for plastic and glass. But when it comes to electronics, we're still used to selling those off or tossing them into the trash heap. Unfortunately, our gadget addiction has real consequences for the planet, making it …

Sustainability

Industry News: SmugMug Acquires Flickr

From SmugMug: We’re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers. …

Cedar Rapids nature center achieves 'net-zero' status

CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia. — Indian Creek Nature Center in eastern Iowa's Cedar Rapids has announced that its Amazing Space facility has achieved Net Zero …