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MIT scientists borrow from fireflies to make glowing plants

The humble house plant could soon start earning its keep by lighting up a room, if new research from MIT pans out. Engineers have hacked watercress plants to make them glow for a few ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Gizmag

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Engineers develop floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis

In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind in an entire year. Imagine if the sun's energy could be harnessed to power energy needs on Earth, ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from

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Laser-driven technique for creating fusion is now within reach, say researchers

A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need for radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, say researchers.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from

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Alibaba to sell cars "like cans of coke" through a giant cat-themed vending machine

China's Alibaba sure knows how to move product (it is one of the world's biggest e-commerce companies, after all), and for its move into the automotive space it is pulling out all the ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from Gizmag

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Electric eel inspires bio-friendly power source, what happens next may shock you

Scientists are always on the lookout for safer, more natural ways to power devices that go into our bodies. After all, who really needs toxic battery elements and replacement surgeries? ...

Thu 14 Dec 17 from Gizmag

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New technique could make captured carbon more valuable

Carbon capture could help the nation's coal plants reduce greenhouse gas emissions, yet economic challenges are part of the reason the technology isn't widely used today. That could change if ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from

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Thor Trucks launches Tesla Semi rival

The Tesla Semi electric truck is officially in for some competition. This week, Los Angeles-based Thor Trucks announced its ET-One. Capable of hauling 80,000 lb (36,287 kg) with instant ...

Thu 14 Dec 17 from Gizmag

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Residential, utility solar installation falls due to investment trends, Tesla

Commercial installations didn't slow, but there's a lot of uncertainty in the market.

Fri 15 Dec 17 from Arstechnica

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Used EVs cost a lot less than you think, study says - Roadshow

A new survey could flip consumer perceptions of used electric vehicles.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from CNET

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JRE Completes 10MW Solar Plant in Kochi

Japan Renewable Energy Corp (JRE) had a ceremony to celebrate the completion of a 9.772MW solar power plant in Kami City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan, Oct 17, 2017.

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