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The Driverless Electric Car from the Future Has Arrived

The future is now, and it comes to us in the form of the Rinspeed XchangE, an autonomous and completely electric concept car that's based on the Tesla Model S. Set to debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show beginning March 6, this incredible feat of automobile engineering pilots itself (but you can …

A sneak peek at tomorrow's automated electric car

How might it be possible to improve upon the already popular, tech heavy Tesla Model S electric sedan? Turn it over to creative auto concept …

Funding the Department of Transportation in a connected-car era

With Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerThe ‘bang for the buck’ theory fueling Trump’s infrastructure plan Kamala Harris endorses Gavin Newsom for …

The Connected Car: 5 things to know about the current hotbed of the auto industry

DETROIT, MI - The “connected car.” It’s a phrase the automotive industry has played around with for years that's now becoming better known to …

Automatic Is the Do-It-All Connected Diagnostic Device of the Future

It was only a matter of time before someone thought of something productive to do with cars’ OBD-II diagnostics ports, and Automatic has a pretty worthwhile new piece of hardware and a corresponding app. While similar to Delphi’s connected diagnostics dongle, Automatic’s piece takes things a step …

Arctic temperatures at 44,000-year high

Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how does it compare to the past, and how serious is it?<p>New research shows that average summer temperatures in the Canadian Arctic over the last century are the highest in the last 44,000 years, and …

Global Warming

September 2012

Confirmed: Fracking practices to blame for Ohio earthquakes

Wastewater from the controversial practice of fracking appears to be linked to all the earthquakes in a town in Ohio that had no known past quakes, research now reveals.<p>The practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves injecting water, sand and other materials under high pressures into a …

Geology

Warm water under Antarctic glacier spurs astonishing rate of melting

A two-month-long expedition to one of the most remote sites on the planet — the sprawling Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica — has revealed that currents of warm water beneath the glacier are melting the ice at a staggering rate of about 2.4 inches (6 centimeters) per day.<p>An international team of …

Global Warming

One-third of food wasted worldwide, U.N. says

The world throws away one-third of food produced yearly, making food waste the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions behind those produced by the U.S. and China, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday.<p>The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization study found 1.3 billion tons of food …

Easy riding: exploring the USA by motorcycle

Maybe the best decision I’ve ever made in my life was to go along with a bunch of friends on a two-week, 3000-mile motorcycle trip from Portland, Oregon, to Knoxville, Tennessee, on tiny vintage bikes and shoestring budgets. We took the smallest roads through the smallest towns, camping most of the …

The Weather Channel, South Florida, Climate Change, and Obama

The best television coverage of President Obama’s climate speech Tuesday wasn’t on Fox, CNN, or even MSNBC. It was on the Weather Channel, the only …

Climate Change

The real threat to our future is peak water

Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is peak water. There are substitutes for oil, but not for water. …

Massive ice sheets melting 'at rate of 300bn tonnes a year', climate satellite shows

A satellite that measures gravity fluctuations on Earth due to changes in the massive ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica has detected a rapid …

Global Warming

Climate change is happening too quickly for species to adapt

Among the many strange mantras repeated by climate change deniers is the claim that even in an overheated, climate-altered planet, animals and plants …