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Smart mat detects early warning signs of foot ulcers

While completing his residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the mid-2000s, Jon Bloom saw his fair share of foot amputations among patients with diabetes. The culprit: infected foot ulcers. “Some days, I would spend the entire day doing nothing but amputations,” Bloom says. “It's a major problem we haven't really moved forward on.” Now Bloom's startup, Podimetrics, has developed a smart mat that can detect early warning signs before foot ulcers form, which may drastically reduce …

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The Toyota Prius Prime Hints At The Electric Future Of Toyota (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

As the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime rolled up, I was skeptical. I had owned a Prius for 6 years, and this was just a newer Prius with fancier screens, cleaner carpets, and no melted crayons in the back seat. Boy, was I wrong The Toyota Prius Prime Hints At The Electric Future Of …

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India Motors Toward Electrifying Transport on Two Wheels

India is motoring toward an electric vehicle revolution -- on two wheels. That's what figures from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers show. Of the 22,000 electric vehicles sold across the country in 2016, just 2,000, or 9 percent, were four-wheeled automobiles. The trend mirrors a fondness for two wheelers in general, with motorbikes and scooters making up 80 percent of total vehicle sales in the …

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Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Still Total More Than $5 Trillion Annually

Direct and indirect fossil fuel subsidies worldwide total $5 trillion according to a new study, Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Still Total More Than $5 Trillion Annually was originally published on CleanTechnica. To …

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Americans Are Using Less Electricity Today Than A Decade Ago

The US Energy Information Agency says Americans are using 7% electricity per capita in their homes than a decade ago, thanks to more efficient digital devices and appliances. Americans Are Using Less Electricity Today Than A Decade Ago was originally published on

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Greenland Experiencing An “Exceptional Number” Of Wildfires This Year

Parts of Greenland are on fire right now. Which is impressive when you consider that almost all of the massive body of land is covered by an enormous ice sheet. Apparently, wildfires aren't unknown in Greenland, but they are very rare Greenland Experiencing An “Exceptional Number” Of Wildfires This …

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Massachusetts Considering Plan To Classify Wood Pellets As Renewable Energy

In order to more easily "achieve" its renewable energy goals (formally, at least), the state of Massachusetts may implement a plan that would see the burning of wood pellets classified as renewable energy Massachusetts Considering Plan To Classify Wood Pellets As Renewable Energy was …

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2/3 Of Europeans Will Be Affected By Extreme Weather Every Year By 2100, Study Projects

Roughly two out of every three people living in Europe will be affected yearly by extreme weather by the year 2100, according to a new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health. These findings are based on a scenario where greenhouse gas emissions aren't reduced from current levels, and where policies that would help to reduce the impacts of extreme weather aren't put into action

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Suniva and SolarWorld Claim Their Trade Case Will Create More Than 114,800 Jobs

A game of dueling numbers is playing out over the market impacts of a pending U.S. solar trade case. An economic analysis released yesterday by law firm Mayer Brown, on behalf of trade case petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld Americas, finds that imposing new tariffs on solar products made outside of America will result in a net increase of at least 114,800 new jobs, and potentially as …

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Kreisel Electric Wins Frost & Sullivan EV Award For “Lightest” Battery

Kreisel Electric recently won the 2017 European Electric Vehicle Technology Leadership Awards from Frost & Sullivan for having the "lightest" battery on the market. This is a high honor. This also confirms that although breakthroughs and innovations are great, squeezing more performance and efficiency out of what we have today (lithium-ion batteries) is key to a wide and mass …

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Climate Change Challenges Post-US Exit From Paris Climate Agreement

The inherently global aspect of climate as a common good and the externalities associated with carbon emission requires government intervention and international collaboration to address climate change. Climate Change Challenges Post-US Exit From Paris Climate Agreement was originally published on …