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Renewable energy investment heats up worldwide

From China to Mexico, renewable energy investments are hot.

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Toyota cuts price of automatic braking safety devices

Those pricey high-tech systems that automatically stop or slow your car if it's about to run into something are getting a lot cheaper.

Mon 30 Mar 15 from

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Tesla shares jump on Musk 'tease' in tweet

Tesla Motors shares jumped Monday after co-founder Elon Musk tweeted that the company would unveil as "major" new product line next month, leaving analysts guessing.

Mon 30 Mar 15 from

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Reliable systems for recharging electric vehicles

The success of electric vehicle networks depends on economical vehicles and efficient power grids. Existing power lines were not designed for the loads generated by electric vehicles. Fraunhofer ...

5 hours ago from

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Modeling platform shows environmental impact of retrofitted buildings

A new modelling platform can create scenarios designed to show the environmental impact of retrofitted buildings. It also helps calculate the expected reductions in energy consumption and the ...

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Gogoro's battery-swapping Smartscooter ready to roll in Taiwan

Taiwan-based startup Gogoro drew plenty of attention when it unveiled its Smartscooter at CES earlier this year. The thinking is that these electric two-wheelers will be ridden around future ...

Tue 31 Mar 15 from Gizmag

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Solar Impulse lands in China after 22-hour flight from Myanmar

Solar Impulse 2 landed early Tuesday in China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, as it completed the fifth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.

Mon 30 Mar 15 from

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3 Ways To Make A Star On Earth

Last fall, Lockheed Martin divulged a new fusion reactor design--one it claimed could power homes and cars in a decade. The wildly optimistic claim is reminiscent of that old trope: ...

19 hours ago from Popular Science

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How to make a profit from rotting garbage

Landfills can make a profit from all their rotting waste and a new patent explains exactly how to make the most out of the stinky garbage sites.

Tue 31 Mar 15 from

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