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Autodesk University 2017 at The Venetian in Las Vegas is currently in full swing. Dubbed by Autodesk as “The conference for those who design and make …

Construction

China aims to be world-leading space power by 2045

China plans to grow into a global leader in space technology by 2045, according to a route map drawn up by China Aerospace Science and Technology …

News (China)

Tesla's massive Supercharger rest stops come online in California

While we're all waiting for the reveal of Tesla's electric semi this evening, the company's new charging stations are ready for prime time. Well, two of them are at least. According to a report at <i>Electrek</i>, Tesla has two new stations active in California, one between LA and San Francisco in …

Car Tech

A new material could help us use solar energy just as efficiently as plants

Researchers are one step closer to creating glass or textiles from manmade DNA that can absorb light—which could improve our use of solar energy …

Clean Energy

US gives your phone company the OK to block more robocalls

The FCC approves new rules letting phone companies block calls likely to be from fraudsters because they're dialed from certain types of numbers.<p>Soon, your phone company may be blocking more of those obnoxious, automated robocalls pitching you solar panels or pretending to be a tax collection …

Privacy

7 iPhone Apps Killing Your Battery (and How to Stop Them)

While a low battery may be a fact of life for heavy smartphone users, in many cases, a lot of the blame can actually be placed on the apps that are …

iOS

Arkup’s “hurricane-proof” home is designed to withstand Mother Nature’s worst

After a decade of relatively tranquil seas, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was literally one for the books. Nearly two months after Irma ravaged …

Gear & Gadgets

Tesla Ramps Up the Hype During Trying Times

Elon Musk is breaking out his bag of pixie dust this week. Or, wait. Maybe it's a portal gun.<p>At Tesla’s semi-truck unveiling, which will be live …

Elon Musk

Report: Tech giants can do more to keep kids from cobalt mines

Amnesty International says while Apple, Samsung and Dell are making progress, more needs to be done to stop child labor abuses in cobalt mines in the Congo.<p>Tech companies are still not doing enough to stop kids from working in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to …

Technology

Scientists Devise Way to Recharge Smartphones with Light

New printed solar cells get all the juice they need from ambient light.<p><i>In brief: Researchers at Dracula Technologies have devised a method to charge cell phones with ambient light. They have created thin, flexible solar cells that can be printed in any shape or color using an inkjet …

Technology

Pittsburgh's Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way For Green Energy

When President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, he said he represented "Pittsburgh, not Paris."<p>Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto disagreed. He traveled to Germany this week as part of an unofficial delegation of more than 100 Americans, American officials and …

Technology

Quantum tunnelling breakthrough opens new avenues for solar energy

With the confirmation of a 90 year old theory on quantum tunnelling, whole new avenues of energy research have opened up.<p>A team of researchers from …

Clean Energy

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric …

Climate

Is Solar Energy Less Efficient Than Non-Renewables?

<i>If solar energy is inefficient, then how do solar energy organizations sell their products? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Michael Barnard, low-carbon innovation analyst, on …

Renewable Energy

Why the Post-Paris Climate Challenge Is Even Harder Than We Thought

Climate negotiators gathering in Germany this week are still flush with the success of the Paris Agreement two years ago. But as they begin …

Climate

NRmine: Mining Cryptocurrencies with Solar Power

By Leïla Rebbouh, Chief Scientist Officer & Founder, LR Physics<p>I<i>n an effort to reduce losses in solar energy production, the blockchain research team</i> …

Bitcoin

Have we reached the peak of jet-age travel?

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>How will we fly tomorrow? Will it be in a windowless …

Airlines

Five things the new government should do to help Kenya meet its energy needs

Without energy there would be no electricity to support the economic, social or political growth of any country. But to make it a real enabler of …

Renewable Energy

Dozens of Local Groups in Puerto Rico Are Helping Neighbors and Rebuilding Economy After Hurricane Maria

Imagine a Puerto Rico recovery designed by Puerto Ricans—not by Congress, nor the federal government nor disaster capitalists like the Montana firm …

Liberal View

EGEB: It’s too late for 10 million Americans, Chilean solar power at 2.2¢/kWh, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Featured Image Source</i><p>I love that they call it highlights – Highlights of the Findings of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report – <i>Global average sea</i> …

Renewable Energy

Israel to Build World's Largest Solar Power Plant

Israel is poised to build the largest solar power plant in the world. The solar power station is being planned in the Negev and will also be the …

Renewable Energy

Dark Skies For American Solar Power? ITC Recommends Tariffs In Suniva Trade Case

<b>By Allan Marks</b><p>Like a cloud casting a shadow over a solar farm, import tariffs may soon darken the skies for the renewables sector. In weighing remedial alternatives in the Suniva trade case, the Trump Administration may err on the side of protecting a few feeble manufacturers, at the expense of an …

Renewable Energy

Smart greenhouses generate solar power and grow crops at the same time

Tomatoes and cucumbers appear to grow just fine—and just as healthily—in smart, solar-powered greenhouses that capture solar energy for …

Clean Energy

Rick Perry Masks Concentrating Solar Power Plot With More Weird Words

<b>Published on</b> November 5th, 2017 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>0<p>November 5th, 2017 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been in the news — again — for …

Energy

Study aims to promote growth of solar energy

Solar Nova Scotia is leading a study of the growing solar energy industry in Atlantic Canada, with a goal of stimulating business opportunities in …

Canadian News

Britain and India team up for a project to develop next-generation photovoltaics

A team of researchers from Britain and India has kicked off a project to develop the next-generation photovoltaics (PV) in the country with the aim …

Clean Energy

Saskatoon's city power utility seeks land for solar power plant

Saskatoon Light & Power wants city council to set aside land for a solar power plant that could be operating by 2020.<p>The proposed plant would be …

Renewable Energy

Putting More Energy into Solar Power for Africa

Putting More Energy into Solar Power for AfricaAfrica's geographic and resource challenges offer a unique opportunity to shift the thinking on how to …

Renewable Energy

India’s record low solar power deals prompt sustainability fears

in New Delhi<p>The boss of an Indian company that made waves with an offer to build a solar power park for a record low price has said he regrets the …

Renewable Energy

Unbreakable smartphone screens are on their way

Smashed smartphone screens may soon be a thing of the past after scientists developed a cheap and ultra-strong touchscreen display using the “miracle …

Engineering