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Volvo's electric car brand Polestar unveils first model

Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact.

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Scientists create most powerful micro-scale bio-solar cell yet

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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2018 Porsche 714 Boxster GTS And Cayman GTS Debut With 365 Horsepower Turbo Fours

If you are among the Porsche purists still unhappy that the company is cramming smaller displacement turbocharged inline-4 engines under the hoods of some cars and are hoping for a return to ...

2 minutes ago from HotHardware

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Amazon patents a drone that delivers a charge to power up EVs on the go

 A recent Amazon patent could be an answer to range anxiety, albeit one that sounds a bit more sci-fi than practical solution at the moment: the newly granted patent (via Roadshow) describes ...

18 hours ago from TechCrunch

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A new way to harness wasted methane

Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas for use as fuel or a chemical feedstock.

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Loops of liquid metal can improve future fusion power plants, scientists say

Researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have proposed an innovative design to improve the ability of future fusion power plants to ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Lucrative change from oil to clean energy

When Ole-Erik Vestøl Endrerud started his PhD, he didn't anticipate that his research would result in a lucrative business.

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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US nuke waste repository in New Mexico will get more space

Workers are expected to begin mining operations at the U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico for the first time in three years following a radiation release that contaminated part of the underground ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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