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Tesla gearing up for release of batteries for the home

The same lithium-ion battery technology that powers Tesla's electric vehicles will be used to develop a battery for the home, according to a statement by CEO Elon Musk during a recent conference ...

23 hours ago from Gizmag

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California is getting a Hyperloop, but not where you think

Elon Musk's Hyperloop is going to become a reality, but not quite on the grand scale it was originally conceived for just yet. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has reached an agreement ...

13 hours ago from Gizmag

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Europe's electricity operators prepare for March solar eclipse

Imagine: An entire UK plunged into darkness. Narrative for a science fiction trailer? Not at all. In parts of Europe, said Mirror Online, almost 90 per cent of the sun's rays will be blocked.

Wed 25 Feb 15 from

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Lithium from the coal in China: Extracting lithium metal from Chinese coal

Coal from China could become a major source of the metal lithium, according to a review of the geochemistry by scientists published in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology.

15 hours ago from

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Windwheel concept combines tourist attraction with "silent turbine"

The Dutch have long used windmills to harness wind energy. A new concept proposed for city of Rotterdam, however, is surely one of the most elaborate windmills ever conceived. The Dutch Windwheel ...

Wed 25 Feb 15 from Gizmag

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In quest for better lithium-air batteries, chemists boost carbon's stability

To power a car so it can travel hundreds of miles at a time, lithium-ion batteries of the future are going to have to hold more energy without growing too big in size.

Wed 25 Feb 15 from

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Eiffel Tower's green makeover continues with wind turbine addition

Last year we reported on the ongoing sustainable makeover of the Eiffel Tower's first-floor. Work continues on turning the tower green, and as part of this process, New York's Urban Green Energy ...

Wed 25 Feb 15 from Gizmag

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Technology could make treatment and reuse of oil and gas wastewater simpler, cheaper

Oil and gas operations in the United States produce about 21 billion barrels of wastewater per year. The saltiness of the water and the organic contaminants it contains have traditionally made ...

Wed 25 Feb 15 from

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Lexus tops auto dependability survey

(AP)—Lexus is the most dependable car brand for the fourth consecutive year in rankings that increasingly hinge on high-tech features.

Wed 25 Feb 15 from

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Eight teams will compete in Formula E's second season

The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) has announced that a total of eight teams will compete in the second year of Formula E racing, down from the 10 taking part in the first season. ...

Wed 25 Feb 15 from Gizmag

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