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Proposed Self-Driving Car Rules Would Bar US States From Setting Own Rules

The set of self-driving vehicle rules now being proposed by a group of US House Representatives would bar individual states from putting their own testing and design regulations in place, going by the contents of a draft proposal that was obtained by Reuters Proposed Self-Driving Car …

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CleanTechnica Begins Jetson Electric Bicycle Review, Stay Tuned

When I first saw the electric bicycle (e-bike) Jetson, I stopped to look again. Where is the obvious battery sticking out? Where is the obvious electric motor? Where is the obvious gearing system limiting these e-bikes to a handful of gears? What is this twelve speed bike doing here in the middle of the e-bike section

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Sweden’s Largest Pension Fund Sells Off ExxonMobil & TransCanada Stock

AP7, Sweden's largest pension plan, announced this week it is continuing with its fossil fuel divestment strategy by selling its shares in ExxonMobil and TransCanada. Sweden's Largest Pension Fund Sells Off ExxonMobil & TransCanada Stock was originally published on

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The US Senate once had its own electric cars: two Studebakers that ran underground

One advantage of electric cars is that unlike gasoline or steam cars, they have no emissions. More than a century ago, that was why the U.S. Capitol acquired two custom-built electric cars, nicknamed "Tommy" and "Peggy." They were built by Studebaker, an early and hallowed U.S. car brand that finally folded up shop in 1965. DON'T MISS: Electric...

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Dynamic Growth In Sustainable Investments Driven By Greater Interest From Institutional Investors

As their importance for asset owners has steadily risen, assets from institutional investors now account for 82% of the Swiss sustainable investment market. Sustainable investment funds are gaining ground and currently account for 7% of the total fund market Dynamic Growth In …

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Toward optical quantum computing

Ordinarily, light particles — photons — don't interact. If two photons collide in a vacuum, they simply pass through each other. An efficient way to make photons interact could open new prospects for both classical optics and quantum computing, an experimental technology that promises large speedups on some types of calculations. In recent years, physicists have enabled photon-photon interactions using atoms of rare elements …

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Shrinking data for surgical training

Laparoscopy is a surgical technique in which a fiber-optic camera is inserted into a patient's abdominal cavity to provide a video feed that guides the surgeon through a minimally invasive procedure. Laparoscopic surgeries can take hours, and the video generated by the camera — the laparoscope — is often recorded. Those recordings contain a wealth of information that could be useful for training both medical providers and computer systems that would aid with surgery, but because reviewing them is so time consuming, …

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Residential Solar Installers Can’t—And Shouldn’t—Scale Nationally

Three years ago, I posed the question: Is the SolarCity model the only way to scale residential solar? Based on the way the industry has progressed since then, the answer is a resounding no. While the vertically-integrated models of SolarCity and Vivint once seemed like they would forever dominate the residential solar market, the events of the past few years point to a very …

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Stimulating EV Awareness, Experience, & Adoption — Afeez Alade-Kolawole

One of the wonderful things about working in the cleantech industry is, sappy as it sounds, the people. We aren't at the early, early phases of industry growth, but we're at an early enough stage that many of the leaders in the industry are still adventurous, compassionate people who are striving to help society

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How Does The Chevy Bolt Compare To The Tesla Model 3?

The reality of electric vehicles is that there are many more people who would love to drive an electric vehicle (EV) but aren't doing so today for a number of reasons. Cost and range are the top 2 reasons, with charging being an issue for some buyers as well. The Chevy Bolt was the first mass-produced, widely available, affordable, long-range EV in the US that also happened to offer fast charging. Right on its heels is the Model

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For A Sustainable Design Of Digital Services

Writing and sending an email. Booking a train ticket. Finding an address in an online directory. Streaming a video. Chatting on a social network. Shopping from a drive-in. Sending a package from your home: digital services have invaded our daily life For A Sustainable Design Of Digital Services was originally published on …

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Car Buyers In France Continuing To Back Away From Diesels, May 2017 Sales Figures Show

The release of May 2017 sales figures for France's auto market has revealed that diesel car sales there are continuing their slow decline, with the diesel share of the total "car" market in France falling to a two-decade low of 47.7% Car Buyers In France Continuing To Back Away …

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Russian Tech Giant Yandex Shows Off Self-Driving Vehicle Prototype

The Russia-based tech giant Yandex recently showed off a self-driving vehicle prototype from its "Yandex.Taxi" on-demand taxi service ("on-demand rideshare service") to media Russian Tech Giant Yandex Shows Off Self-Driving Vehicle Prototype was originally published on

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Study: Persistent, Highly Acidified Water All Along US West Coast; Some Hot Spots With pH As Low As Any Oceanic Surface Waters In World

There are now persistent, highly acidified stretches of water found all throughout the California Current System along the West Coast of the US, a 3-year survey of the region has found Study: Persistent, Highly Acidified Water All Along US West Coast; …

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QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2017-18

MIT has been ranked as the top university in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings. This marks the sixth straight year in which the Institute has been ranked in the No. 1 position. The full 2017-18 rankings — published by Quacquarelli Symonds, an organization specializing in education and study abroad — can be found at topuniversities.com. The QS rankings were based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, …