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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

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Infinite Cooling wins Cleantech University Prize competition

Infinite Cooling, an energy startup founded at MIT, pitched its business plan to a panel of energy experts and won first place at the second annual Cleantech University Prize (UP) national competition in Austin, Texas, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Infinite Cooling researchers, including MIT Associate Professor Kripa Varanasi and graduate students Maher Damak and Karim Khalil, all from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, have been …

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Let’s Get Bankable: Vionx Secures Insurance Product for Its Flow Batteries

Flow battery maker Vionx took a step toward easier sales by releasing an insurance product for its technology. The Massachusetts company teamed up with New Energy Risk to create a performance insurance policy that covers energy, power, round-trip efficiency and availability of the vanadium redox flow systems. This could open a new chapter in the bankability of insurgent battery technologies

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An Hour’s Difference Triggers Pushback Over California’s Time-of-Use Rates

When it comes to California's time-of-use rates and the effect they'll have on solar power, a single hour can make a huge difference -- especially if it doesn't align with data that shows when the state really needs to make electricity more expensive for its customers. That's what the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar are saying about a recent …

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A Tesla Service Experience — The Cool & The Uncool

It's sweet when you buy a car and it immediately needs service — awesome experience. Seemingly out of pure luck, that's what happened with the first Tesla Model S we bought for our new Tesla Shuttle service. Days after picking the Model S up from Germany (used, and not through Tesla), "Acceleration Reduced" appeared on the small screen behind the steering wheel, and underneath that in a bit smaller text, "Contact Tesla Service When …

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Bolt EV sales, Lucid vs Tesla, 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, cleaner diesel trucks: The Week in Reverse

How's the Chevy Bolt EV electric car doing in sales after six months in the market? What was missing from President Trump's speech on U.S. energy policy? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, June 30, 2017. Friday, we had some rare good news on diesel engines: while...

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Switching To Solar From Coal Would Save 52,000 Lives A Year In USA (+ How To Save The Coal Miners)

Researchers from Michigan Technological University (MTU) recently published a study, “Potential Lives Saved by Replacing Coal with Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production in the U.S.” According to the study, ditching coal in favor of solar power would save nearly 52,000 lives in the United States each year. The deaths arise from such medical conditions as asthma, lung cancer, other pulmonary diseases, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, …

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Tesla Autopilot video, 2018 Camry Hybrid, electric-car prices, Model 3 numbers: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got a pair of Tesla stories, a lot about the new 2018 Toyota Camry lineup (hybrid included), and some good news about electric-car prices. All this and more on Green Car Reports. How many Tesla Model 3s do you think the company can deliver by December 31? We polled our Twitter followers on that—and, boy, are they a confident...

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More Oxygen With Go To-U Electric Car Charging Network

Exploring the bright website of the Go To-U network, I wandered into the website of one of its partners, e-space, and read: "More oxygen to the city!" The people and the businesses such as Go To-U and e-space that are working to clean the air in our cities are focused on something completely sensible that we too often overlook. E-space's "More Oxygen to the City" campaign is timely and poignant. Adults need clean air. Children …

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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid first drive

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient version of all-new range of Toyota's popular mid-size sedan, its best-selling vehicle in the U.S. until very recently. The new Camry Hybrid is based on some of the same underpinnings as the 2016 Prius, and uses that car's updated hybrid system and choice of two batteries. In a car we judged...

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5 Oil Majors Risk 30% Of Potential Investments On Unnecessary Projects In A 2⁰C World

Five of the world's six largest listed oil companies, including ExxonMobil and Shell, run the risk of wasting more than 30% of potential investment on high-cost upstream projects that are unnecessary and potentially harmful if we are to ensure the world does not warm beyond 2⁰ Celsius above pre-industrial levels.