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Sarah Don: Building nuclear connections

Sarah Don says she never expected to land in a management role, but the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) alumna did just that a couple of years ago when she became assistant superintendent of the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory (NRL) and was promoted to superintendent last year. “The MIT reactor kick-started my career in nuclear engineering,” says Don '14, SM '14. “This role was a wonderful opportunity that came up a couple of years ago, and I've really embraced it.” In the demanding, …

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A new perspective on ancient materials inspires future innovation

Contemporary building materials are guaranteed for only about 100 years, yet structures built in Ancient Rome have survived for millennia. Questions about what accounts for this discrepancy in durability and resilience, and what engineers could learn from ancient technologies, are central to the research interests of Admir Masic, the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. “Ancient materials that have resisted degradation over time, …

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Siemens Plans to Cut Nearly 7,000 Jobs in Traditional Power Generation

Siemens announced massive cuts last week that would eliminate 2 percent of the industrial giant's workforce. Nearly all of the layoffs will come from its Power and Gas division, reducing labor on its power plant turbine business. “Renewables are putting other forms of power generation under increasing pressure,” Siemens management board member Lisa Davis

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Volkswagen & Google Work Together On Quantum Computers

We live in a world reliant on cell phone apps and beyond, losing a cell phone now is like losing a part of your mind (a helpful functioning part and the overly plugged in part). Data and data processing become king. All those small apps link to something — perhaps to mysterious and intricate quantum computers

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Which car would you pick as Best Car To Buy 2018? Poll results

As we do every year at this time, our editors have gotten together, analyzed and discussed and argued, and come up with what we think is the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018. We covered our process in a series of articles, including one that lays out the qualifications and rules. To be eligible, a car must be fully or substantially new for...

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Tesla’s odds, crucial climate report, electric-car sales, Best Car To Buy finalists: The Week in Reverse

Which of three finalists will win the Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 award? What two important reports came out this week, and why did one of them embarrass the Trump Administration? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, October 20, 2017. Friday, we broke the...

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ElectricGT 308, Ferrari 308 Electric Conversion (CleanTechnica Review)

If you grew up in the 1980s, you might have fond memories of the Ferrari 308 that Tom Selleck drove in the Magnum P.I. series. And if you also grew up with that generation, you've probably also lusted after one. Would you scream sacrilege if one were converted to electricity? We didn't and we loved the long ride we had in the ElectricGT

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Electric Car Sales Trends, Forecasts, & Insights (CleanTechnica Interview)

If you're a regular CleanTechnica reader, you know EV Volumes well, and you probably also recognize Viktor Irle's face. We've been enjoying and sharing data from EV Volumes on a regular basis for a long time, and Viktor has joined us for most of our Cleantech Revolution Tour conferences

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How Cities Can Stimulate More Electric Car Sales (CleanTechnica Interview)

David Beeton is a leading researcher and policy instigator in the e-mobility world, and more broadly. He founded Urban Foresight in 2011 and has been rolling strong as Managing Director of the company. Here's a quick snippet of what he does there, from his LinkedIn profile: "Working globally on strategies and projects for smart cities. A particular focus on rapidly emerging sectors such as electric vehicles, smart grids, intelligent transport systems and renewable energy."

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Life As A Super Early EV Adopter & Now EV Entrepreneur In Poland (CleanTechnica Interview)

Prepping for our big new EV charging conference — November 6–8 in Warsaw, Poland — I've been interviewing EV charging leaders and general EV leaders coming in to present and participate in panel discussions all about EV charging. You can find all of the interviews here if you're concerned you've missed some

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Report: 1/4 Of World’s Oil Refineries Face Closure By 2035 If Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets Are Met

Roughly a quarter of the world's oil refineries face closure by 2035 if governments around the world manage to actually meet their current greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, according to a new report from the think tank Carbon Tracker, the investment fund AP7, and the Denmark-based pension fund