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A Spectacle At The Coliseum — US To Hold Public Climate Change Debate As Soon As January, EPA Head Says

The new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, has announced that the EPA may launch a "public climate debate" as soon as January. In other words, rather than dealing with the issue in any real way, the idea is that some monkeys can get together on TV and yell past one another — and that can substitute for an actual discussion of the civilization-wrecking issues now facing the world

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Watch the Live Broadcast From US Energy Storage Summit 2017

GTM Squared will live-stream all panels from U.S. Energy Storage Summit 2017 on December 12 and 13. Squared members get exclusive access to the live broadcast and the video on-demand after the event. See the broadcast agenda below and join today to make sure you don't miss any …

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School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

The School of Engineering has announced the addition of 16 new faculty members to its departments, institutes, labs, and centers during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. With research and teaching activities ranging from personalization in the microbiome to the application of machine learning to naval architecture, they are poised to make vast contributions in new directions across the school and to a range of labs and centers across the Institute. “I am pleased to welcome our exceptional new faculty. Their …

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Nissan LEAF 2.ZERO Launch Edition Now Available From £339 Per Month On 3-Year PCP

If you are in the UK, here's the deal for you. A new electric car is in town. Well, a new old one. You can now put your name down for a Nissan LEAF 2.ZERO — the exclusive launch edition of the next-generation Nissan LEAF. Nissan has just announced the PCP offer for this new

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory earns six R&D 100 Awards for 2017

R&D 100 Awards have been presented to six technologies that were developed either solely by technical staff from MIT Lincoln Laboratory or through their collaborations with researchers from other organizations. These awards, given annually by R&D Magazine, recognize the 100 most significant inventions introduced in the past year. A panel composed of R&D Magazine editors and independent reviewers selects the recipients from hundreds of nominees from industry, government laboratories, and …

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Volkswagen Halts T6 Multivan Deliveries Due To Nitrogen Oxide Emissions Significantly Above Legal Limits

Volkswagen has, for the time being, halted deliveries of its T6 multivan to dealerships after it was detected that the diesel van was emitting nitrogen oxide levels well above legal limits. The company has now reported this fact to Germany's auto industry watchdog,

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Tesla Semi: 500-mile range, lower running costs than diesel… and it’s fast

The long-awaited Tesla Semi electric truck was unveiled Thursday night and it promises to shake up the shipping industry by significantly reducing the cost of transporting goods from point-to-point. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Semi at a private event in California, where he touted a 500-mile range when loaded to 80,000-pound maximum weight...

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Tesla Roadster is back: 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, 620-mile range

What's old is new again. The Tesla Roadster is back, company CEO Elon Musk revealed Thursday night at a special event in California. Forget about the old, Lotus-derived Roadster. This latest 2020 Tesla Roadster is shapely, sprints from 0-60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0-100 mph in 4.2 seconds, and boasts a 620-mile range. MORE: Tesla Model 3 delays...

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3 Questions: Lisa Parks on drones, warfare, and the media

Drones have become a common part of warfare — but their use remains a subject of public contention. Lisa Parks, a professor in MIT's program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing and director of its Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lab, has spent extensive time analyzing this public debate. Now, she has co-edited a new volume examining the subject, while contributing a piece to it herself. The book, “

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A new way to store thermal energy

In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel — such as wood, brush or dung — that is collected with significant time and effort. Now, a new chemical composite developed by researchers at MIT could provide an alternative. It could be used to store heat from the sun or any other source during the day in a kind of thermal battery, and it could release the heat when needed, for example for …

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Tesla Semi Truck — Everything You Need To Know (Hot! From The Unveiling Event!)

We are live updating this post. Bunch of images and specs being added as they come. Extra notes for other vehicles: There's a pickup truck version of the Tesla Semi that can carry a normal pickup itself. Next Tesla Roadster (just the prototype) breaks practically every record for a production vehicle that you can think [&hellip

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Reusing EV Batteries for Household Storage with Australian Company Relectrify

Once EV batteries reach the end of their life, and struggle to provide the driving range and acceleration required of motor transport, there is still 80 per cent of their storage capability. Australian company Relectrify aims to make use of these batteries for homes Reusing EV Batteries for Household Storage with Australian Company Relectrify was originally published on …

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Open-source entrepreneurship

Open-source software is free software whose underlying code, or “source code,” is also freely available. Open-source development projects often involve hundreds or even thousands of volunteer coders scattered around the globe. Some of the best known are the Linux operating system, the Firefox web browser, and the WordPress blogging platform. This past spring, MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science Saman Amarasinghe offered 6S194 (Open-Source Entrepreneurship), a new undergraduate course on …

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700,000 Tesla Model 3s Annually Just About Right, Says Musk

During a conference call on Monday with financial analysts to discuss a new bond offering, CEO Elon Musk let slip that his original estimate of annual Tesla Model 3 totals was about 200,000 short --- now he's saying that the all-electric car company will likely produce 700,000 units of the Model 3 annually one day

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Air Pollution Ranking In 32 Cities — How Does Yours Measure Up?

As we revealed in our previous article, air pollution is a serious problem that costs millions of lives each year and is a drain on the world economy. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) air pollution is now a bigger health threat than HIV and Ebola. You might now be wondering how your own city measures up against others from around the world, where it sits in the rankings, and what the health effects of air pollution might be

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Auto Giants — Behind The Scenes, EV Movement Is Both Slower & Faster Than You Think (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

An alternative title to the above was: "Slow & Steady Is A Recipe For Disruption." But the story is still a little more complicated than that Auto Giants — Behind The Scenes, EV Movement Is Both Slower & Faster Than You Think (CleanTechnica Exclusive) was originally published on