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He Did It Again – Vitalik Buterin Introduces DAICO, A new Fundraising Model. So what is DAICO?

• <i>What is DAICO?</i>• <i><br>The Difference between ICO and DAICO</i>• <i><br>DAICO – A Democratise ICO</i><p>As the cryptocurrency continues to grow, with 1,465 cryptocurrencies now …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

A catalytic balancing act ; a better catalyst that supports one of the reactions involved in splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen

Balance forms the foundation for a happy life or a healthy diet. For scientists working to design new catalysts to create renewable energy, balancing …

Chemistry

Why we should build our homes the way we build cars

<b>It's almost 2018 and we are still building our homes like it's 1918. It's time to fix this.</b><p>It's hard, finding a good contractor. The Washington Post …

Online Lender LexinFintech Jumps on U.S. Debut

Shares of LexinFintech Holdings Ltd., the latest Chinese online lender to tap the U.S. capital market, jumped on their debut Thursday following a …

The State of Energy Storage in America

Energy storage has arrived. This year brought numerous record-breaking battery projects, dozens of acquisitions and partnerships, and over a dozen …

Solar Power

Blockchain and smart contracts: Pioneers of the energy frontier

Digital payments, smart contracts, and data-backed task automation technologies are driving Germany's energy transformation.<p>Blockchain is a …

Forget Bitcoins; invest in green renewable energy with WePower tokens

<b>They are a new way to raise money and build green power.</b><p>In the middle of the Bitcoin speculative orgy that is happening right now, it's important not …

Scalable solar-powered desal system could supply water to homes and towns

The majority of the planet's surface may be water, but unfortunately a heaping pile of salt makes most of that undrinkable. Desalination makes …

Electric time machine: VW ID Buzz concept gets production green light

Volkswagen created the ID Buzz concept to show off just how many different body styles could be adapted to its new electric platform. The platform was already confirmed for production, but now, the ID Buzz's body is, too.<p>Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess told AutoExpress that the ID Buzz will join …

GM lists the price of the Chevy Bolt EV’s battery pack at $15,734.29 – $262/kWh

The cost of battery packs is still believed to be the main barrier in bringing down the overall price of electric vehicles.<p>GM managed to bring to market the first electric car with a reasonable price (<$38,000 before incentives) with a large battery pack (60 kWh), but it’s not yet making a profit …

India’s electric vehicle revolution will begin with auto-rickshaws running on swappable batteries

India has floated an audacious plan to turn every car, bus, truck, and everything in between, into an electric vehicle (EV) by 2030.<p>To get there, according to a recent report (PDF) by India’s NITI Aayog and the Rocky Mountain Institute in the US, between six and seven million EVs will have to ply …

Forward Labs solar roof promises higher production, lower cost than Tesla's

<b>The unicorn of cheap clean home energy will most likely be found in an affordable solar roof that doesn't look like a solar roof, and that can pay</b> …

How Australia can use hydrogen to export its solar power around the world

Recent innovations in hydrogen generation, storage, transport and use could transform it into the ultimate source of clean energy<p>Nearly a century ago, British scientist JB Haldane saw an energy future in which wind power would be used to generate hydrogen; a fuel he described as, weight-for-weight, …

Has This Silicon Valley Startup Finally Nailed The Indoor Farming Model?

Indoor farming is a trendy startup space, but many of those ventures have recently failed. Plenty thinks its technology, model, and timing mean it’s the place that will finally turn greens into green.<p>“I like to call this the cathedral.” So says Matt Barnard, CEO and cofounder of the vertical …

PH may just have its first ‘unicorn’

Revolution Precrafted CEO Robbie Antonio—Arnold Almacen<p>To be the “Ikea of homebuilding.”<p>That, in a nutshell, is the mission of Filipino real-estate …

This MIT Robot Could Build Your Next House Completely Out Of Local Materials

Amazing new technology could revolutionize design and construction–with not much more than sunlight and dirt.<p>If you want to see the perfect building, don’t look to the nearest skyscraper. Look to the nearest tree.<p>I was skeptical, too, until Steven Keating, of MIT’s Mediated Matter Group, convinced …

Engineering

Cash cows: Why investors are buying pregnant cattle

<b>(CNN) —</b> For $1,000 you can be the proud owner of a pregnant cow in South Africa, and track her through a mobile app as she grazes, grows, and gives birth.<p>Once your calf reaches seven months of age, it is sold to a feedlot or slaughterhouse and the return for the beef is divided among the …

Powerhouse: the startup making solar the most accessible energy in the world

It’s one of the only incubators focused on solar companies – but Powerhouse is part of a larger movement to nurture new companies in the low-carbon future<p>It started with a crowdfunding startup, an investment from Prince, and the idea to help new solar companies tackle business challenges that can …

Startups

How Leading Solar Panels Stack Up Against the Competition

In the battle to win business in the solar industry, solar manufacturers have to find a way to differentiate themselves. Cost and efficiency are two of the biggest differentiators, and in the utility segment, a larger panel size can make installation more efficient as well.<p>Below, I've pulled the …

This Startup’s Plasma Reactors Create Conflict-Free Diamonds For The Millennial Market

While filming “Blood Diamond,” Leo DiCaprio says he was horrified to learn the brutality mining funded in Africa—so he invested in Diamond Foundry.<p>How was that made? What’s in it? Where’s it from? Were the workers exploited? Were the cows pumped with antibiotics? Is it gluten-free?<p>Consumers …

The Most Dangerous Thing About Being a Missionary in a Hostile Country

It all depends on how you understand ‘safety.’ The obvious meaning of the title of Amy Peterson’s memoir, Dangerous Territory, is that she lived in a …

Faith

A $150 million fund, The Engine, will back startups others find ‘too hard’

A fund and accelerator for advanced technology startups, The Engine, closed its debut fund at a robust $150 million this week, according to its president, CEO and managing partner, Katie Rae. Last year, TechCrunch reported that MIT was investing $25 million into The Engine, becoming the anchor LP …

China Investigates Regulator of Fast-Moving Insurance Industry

SHANGHAI — China’s anti-corruption investigators are targeting the country’s top insurance regulator, throwing doubt over an industry that has been behind a wave of blockbuster global deals but has raised concerns about financial risk in the world’s second-largest economy.<p>The Chinese Communist …

FundersClub, Where Folks Can Back Startups Online, Says It's Beating the Pros

The 2012 Jobs Act let regular Americans invest in startups, spawning a glut of crowdfunding sites offering real ownership stakes in return for cash, …

6 Real Estate Startups Poised To Disrupt The Industry

Silicon Valley may be the technology hub of the United States, but there are exciting things happening in tech around the country as well, including several real estate startups cropping up in New York that could have national implications.<p>With CBRE’s acquisition of Floored in January, I noted that …

Real Estate

Blockchain Is Helping Us Feed the World's Hungriest Families

A Different Way to Help<p>Blockchain is making headlines everywhere — from the trading markets to even the arena of universal basic income. Now, this …

New Startup UrbanX Revolutionizes the World of Cycling

This month a new startup makes the headlines as its Kickstarter campaign goes underway. UrbanX is the company, and it’s claiming to have created the …

Eight Steps to Christian Maturity

Church-movers are focused on making a difference in society — a real difference. We believe that if we move our church, we change the world. Why? …

Solar-powered aquaponic greenhouses grow up to 880 lbs of produce each year

Fresh produce – ideally grown locally right in your backyard – is essential to a healthy diet, but with scores of people either lacking the space, …

Aquaponics