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Tesla's 3-Minute Battery-Swapping Begins Next Week

A pilot program will be available to an unspecified number of Model S electric-car owners, who will be invited to take part in the test.

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Intelligent fašades generating electricity, heat and algae biomass

Windows that change their light permeability at the touch of a button, fašades, whose color can be changed according to the sunlight, fašades and window parts in which transparent photovoltaic ...

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California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" ...

Sun 21 Dec 14 from

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S.Korea nuclear plants stage drill against cyber attack

South Korea's nuclear power plant operator launched a two-day drill Monday to test its ability to thwart a cyber attack, after a series of online information leaks by a suspected hacker.

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Researchers open possible avenue to better electrolyte for lithium ion batteries

The lithium-ion batteries that mobilize our electronic devices need to be improved if they are to power electric vehicles or store electrical energy for the grid. Berkeley Lab researchers looking ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from

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Biodiesel byproduct rejuvenated into plastic feedstock

Cascade process generates lactic acid from waste glycerol

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Chemistry World

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Don't be tempted to buy your teen a cheap (old) car, parents warned

Almost half of teen drivers killed on US roads in the past few years were driving vehicles that were 11 or more years old, and often lacking key safety features, reveals research published online ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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What we could eat in a post-apocalypse world

Imagine this: an apocalyptic event strikes the planet—say, a super-volcano, asteroid, or nuclear winter.

3 hours ago from FOXNews

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Science in the spotlight as New York state bans fracking

Concerns about human health impacts loom large

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Science Now

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The state of shale

University of Pittsburgh researchers have shared their findings from three studies related to shale gas in a recent special issue of the journal Energy Technology, edited by G÷tz Veser, the ...

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