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Using art to disrupt systems of oppression

In today's social climate, which is often characterized by polarization and intolerance, visiting artist B. Stephen Carpenter II believes that art can enable people to have civil conversations about difficult topics such as race, segregation, and poverty in the U.S. During the fall semester, Carpenter, the Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST), was invited to MIT by Ford Professor of Environmental and Urban Planning Lawrence Susskind, to explore different …

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How to float your coffee creamer

A drop or two of cold cream in hot coffee can go a long way toward improving one's morning. But what if the two liquids didn't mix? MIT scientists have now explained why under certain conditions a droplet of liquid should not coalesce with the liquid surface below. If the droplet is very cold, and the bath sufficiently hot, then the droplet should “levitate” on the bath's surface, as a result of the flows induced by the temperature difference. The team's results, published today in the Journal of Fluid …

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Germany’s Greens Will Only Join Coalition Government If Auto Manufacturers Agree To Cut Emissions With Mechanical Changes To Engines & Exhaust Systems

As part of the ongoing coalition government formation talks in Germany, it has been revealed that the Greens will reportedly only join if the local auto manufacturers agree to introduce mechanical changes to their vehicles to reduce emissions

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World’s 250 Largest Firms Account For 1/3 Of All Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Few Have Real Emissions Reduction Goals

The 250 largest listed companies in the world account for around one-third of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and yet despite this reality, these firms generally don't have serious goals as regards greenhouse gas emissions reductions, according to the new Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk white paper

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Portugal Aiming To Introduce “Free Zones” For Self-Driving Vehicles & Drones

The government of Portugal is now planning to introduce "free zones" in certain parts of the country where self-driving vehicle and drone tech can be deployed and tested more easily through the use of special regulations and investment incentives, Portugal's industry secretary has revealed

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Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre Switches to Solar

Shopping centres around Australia set to benefit from solar power now that more and more major precincts make the switch to solar. Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre the latest to install a commercial solar system, with 1.6 MG set to be installed. This post was originally published on Australian Solar Quotes by

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Tesla Model 3 Photos Flooding Instagram — Florida, Texas, New York, Ohio (+ Interesting Employee Car Agreement Details Leaked)

In the past month, we've gotten multiple reports of Tesla Model 3s rolling around the streets of Florida, Texas, New York, and even Canada. Tesla staff, SpaceX staff, and reportedly Tesla engineers at certain stores needing to get familiar with the cars have been receiving early units. I finally decided to go grab some Model 3 spy shots from Instagram and Twitter in order to share the excitement here ... and I discovered that numerous new Model 3 photos have been hitting instagram in the past several hours

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Tryin’ To Make The World A Better Place — Help Us

We sometimes get carried away just covering what interests us, following our passions, and pursuing our obsessions. I think that's often quite useful — the stuff that interests us often interests you. However, the core aim of the site and one of my core life goals has long been to help make the world a better place, or "help society help itself" as I often put it Tryin' To Make The World A Better Place — …

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Keith Nelson awarded the Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids

The American Physical Society has selected Haslam and Dewey Professor of Chemistry Keith A. Nelson as the recipient of the 2018 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids. Nelson was chosen by the award's selection committee for pioneering contributions to the development and application of ultra-fast optical spectroscopy to condensed matter systems, and providing insight into lattice dynamics, structural phase transitions, and the non-equilibrium control of …

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Julie Soriero named president of the Women Leaders in College Sports

MIT Director of Athletics Julie Soriero has been named the new president of the Women Leaders in College Sports, as announced at the organization's recent convention held in Dallas, Texas. “I feel privileged, honored and humbled to step into the presidency of this organization,” said Soriero. “Over the course of my administrative career, this organization has played an impactful role in my professional growth and opportunities. I value being engaged as a leader and being able to give back. Representing MIT at a …

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Here’s Why The Middle East Leads In Lowest Solar Tariffs

We have seen solar power tariffs in competitive auctions crash to unprecedented levels across the world over the last few months. These have been mostly led by companies bidding for projects in the Middle East, with some also involved in projects in South America, particularly Chile. So what are the possible reasons that made the Middle East a leader in low-cost solar power? Here's Why The Middle …

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Fortum Looking To Sell Equity Stake In India’s Solar Assets

One of the leading foreign solar power developers active in India – Fortum – is planning to sell equity stake in its solar power projects, media outlets have reported. Fortum Looking To Sell Equity Stake In India's Solar Assets was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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Remote Burrito Delivery On Offer From Alphabet’s Project Wing

What if you could just whip out your phone, order a burrito on an app, and have it delivered to your location via a drone? Wouldn't that be awesome? Well, now you can! Sort of… Remote Burrito Delivery On Offer From Alphabet's Project Wing was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over …

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India To Auction 4.5 Gigawatts Of Wind Power Projects By February 2018

Sticking to its announced road map to expedite wind energy auctions, India will put 4.5 gigawatts of capacity on the block by February 2018. India To Auction 4.5 Gigawatts Of Wind Power Projects By February 2018 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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Azure Power Wins 250 Megawatt Solar Project In India At Record Tariff

An auctioned organized by India's largest power generating company, NTPC Limited, yielded the lowest-ever tariff for a solar project obligated to use Indian-made solar modules. Azure Power Wins 250 Megawatt Solar Project In India At Record Tariff was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Engie’s Fenix Acquisition Gives a Major Boost to Energy Access Efforts

French multinational Engie announced Thursday that it plans to acquire Fenix International, a pioneering company in Africa's home solar market. The acquisition accelerates Engie's entry into the off-grid energy market and shows progress toward the utility's goal of providing 20 million people around the world with access to decarbonized, decentralized energy by 2020. It's also a major development for the broader energy access market, where players have struggled to access capital. “This is a big deal for …

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Renewables to match coal generation by 2040

Renewable energy production is expected to rise by an average of 2.8 percent annually to 31 percent. Solar and wind energy are projected to form two-thirds of all renewable additions in 2040. This post was originally published on Australian Solar Quotes by Darryn Van Hout. Share the love!

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Dyson Aiming For EV Launch By 2020, James Dyson Says

The UK-based firm Dyson is aiming for the launch of an electric vehicle by 2020, the company's head James Dyson revealed in a recent interview with Reuters. The billionaire inventor stated that he was putting roughly £2 billion into the venture, and that the plans still involved solid-state battery tech. Before going any further, and [&hellip Dyson Aiming For EV Launch By 2020, James Dyson Says …

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Biologists identify possible new strategy for halting brain tumors

MIT biologists have discovered a fundamental mechanism that helps brain tumors called glioblastomas grow aggressively. After blocking this mechanism in mice, the researchers were able to halt tumor growth. The researchers also identified a genetic marker that could be used to predict which patients would most likely benefit from this type of treatment. Glioblastoma is usually treated with radiation and the chemotherapy drug temozolamide, which may extend patients' lifespans but in most cases do not offer a …

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ChargePoint Customers Can Now Start Charging With Just A Smartphone Or Smartwatch

ChargePoint has announced new functionality that allows customers to start a charging session from a smartphone or smartwatch with a new feature called "Tap to Charge." ChargePoint Customers Can Now Start Charging With Just A Smartphone Or Smartwatch was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …