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Plug-in electric car sales for Oct: new Bolt EV record, Prime and Volt tied

Chevy did it again. More specifically, GM delivered 2,781 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to buyers during October, a new high for its 238-mile electric car, and the highest reported sales of any plug-in electric vehicle last month. That brings the total number of Bolt EVs sold in 11 months to 17,083 (plus an additional 579 in the last two weeks of last...

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A new way to mix oil and water

The reluctance of oil and water to mix together and stay that way is so well-known that it has become a cliché for describing any two things that do not go together well. Now, a new finding from researchers at MIT might turn that expression on its head, providing a way to get the two substances to mix and remain stable for long periods — no shaking required. The process may find applications in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and processed foods, among other areas. The new process involves cooling a bath of oil …

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Helping NGOs make impacts across China

MIT's motto, "mens et manus" — "mind and hand" — is more than a slogan to MIT Professor Jing Wang. It's the reason she came to the Institute 16 years ago. Already an accomplished scholar of Chinese cultural studies, Wang wanted to do more than think about problems — she wanted to help solve them. Today, Wang is not only a professor with joint appointments in global studies and languages and comparative media studies, she is also the director of the MIT New Media Action Lab and the head of an influential nonprofit, …

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MIT researchers discuss the new “multi-messenger” era of astrophysics research

On Monday, Oct. 16, scientists from the National Science Foundation (NSF), representatives from the Laser Interferoment Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, and other researchers from ground-based and space-based observatories around the world announced the detection of GW170817 — gravitational waves resulting from the merger of two neutron stars. This detection was the first correlation between gravitational waves and electromagnetic signals in the form of gamma ray bursts and X-ray, …

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The Long Term Obligations of (DIY) IoT

This video from Xively walks us through the obligations and issues associated with a DIY approach to Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure that problems don't arrive in the future. The Long Term Obligations of (DIY) IoT was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Landmark PACE Consumer Protection Framework

California Governor Jerry Brown signed two landmark companion pieces of legislation into law last week which serve to create a comprehensive consumer protection, underwriting, and regulatory framework for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing. California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Landmark PACE Consumer Protection Framework was originally published …

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Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tract

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have built a flexible sensor that can be rolled up and swallowed. Upon ingestion, the sensor adheres to the stomach wall or intestinal lining, where it can measure the rhythmic contractions of the digestive tract. Such sensors could help doctors to diagnose gastrointestinal disorders that slow down the passage of food through the digestive tract. They could also be used to detect food pressing on the stomach, helping doctors to monitor food intake by patients being …

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime real-world gas mileage, electric range review

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is an automotive enigma. It proudly flaunts its eco-friendly credentials, yet its factory-rated 25 miles of electric range simply pales in comparison to the 53 miles advertised by the Chevrolet Volt. I hopped into a Titanium Glow (think beige) 2017 Prius Prime for a three-day visit to Dallas for the State Fair of Texas...

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Microsoft Signs New Wind PPA With GE In Ireland

Microsoft has continued its commitment to renewable energy this week announcing a new wind energy Power Purchase Agreement with GE in Ireland for the electricity generated from the 37 MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry. Microsoft Signs New Wind PPA With GE In Ireland was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Old Nissan Leaf vs new Chevrolet Bolt EV: owners weigh in

Sometimes, the best information comes straight from the horseless carriage-owner's mouth. If you want to learn just how good or bad an electric vehicle is, it makes sense to ask people who live with and drive them every day. READ THIS: 2018 Nissan Leaf squares off against 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV In the case of the first-gen Nissan Leaf and...

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Gigantic Wind Farm? No Problem! IRENA Says Low Cost Energy Storage Can Handle It

IRENA projects that the cost of batteries for stationary energy storage systems could drop by as much as two-thirds by 2030, and if the global share of renewables doubles by 2030, energy storage capacity could triple. Gigantic Wind Farm? No Problem! IRENA Says Low Cost Energy Storage Can Handle It was originally published on

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ACT-America aims to tell four-season greenhouse gas story

NASA scientists are once again on the hunt for greenhouse gases in the sky. Researchers for the Atmospheric Carbon and Transport-America, or ACT-America, study returned to the field last week to measure how weather systems transport carbon dioxide and methane through the atmosphere over the eastern part of the United States. By measuring those greenhouse gases, they hope to improve our understanding of where they originate. And in the case of carbon dioxide, they hope to learn more about where it's being …

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World Solar Challenge In Australia Now Under Way — Transcontinental 3,000 Kilometer Solar Car Race

The transcontinental World Solar Challenge race in Australia kicked off on Sunday, sending 42 solar-powered cars on a 3,000 kilometer (1,864 mile) race from the north coast of Australia to the south through the outback World Solar Challenge In Australia Now Under Way — Transcontinental 3,000 Kilometer Solar Car Race was originally published on

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Graph Of The Day: How Wind Energy Trumped Liddell In September

Originally published on RenewEconomy This graph caught our eye. Posted on Twitter on Monday by Tristan Edis, from Green Energy Markets, it shows the big month that wind energy enjoyed in September across the National Electricity Market. According to Edis, the wind farms in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and NSW achieved a new output record in [&hellip Graph Of The Day: How Wind Energy …

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Seven Western states sign deal to expand electric-car charging networks

The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network covering 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he and six other governors in western states have agreed to develop a network of fast-charge stations in the region. The announcement expands upon Colorado, Nevada, and Utah's previous...

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The Spectacular Success of the German Energiewende, and What Needs To Be Done Next

While a government is being formed in Berlin, which will have important implications for the future of the Energiewende, author and scholar Professor John Mathews of Macquarie University in Australia, looks back on what Germany has achieved so far with its unique energy policy and concludes that it has been a spectacular success, whatever its […] The post The Spectacular Success of the German Energiewende, and What Needs To Be Done Next appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Bacon Has Vitamins Too: Why Rick Perry Failed Econ 101, Again

Economics humbly suggests addressing all externalities from coal combustion. The Trump administration just dropped a pro-coal bombshell which could have legs. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has asked federal regulators to subsidize coal and nuclear plants (and send the bill to ratepayers). Under the proposed regulation, “fuel secure” plants supplying deregulated electricity markets would be guaranteed […] The post Bacon Has Vitamins Too: Why Rick Perry Failed Econ 101, Again appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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Perry Acts To Prevent Predatory Pricing From Pushing Nuclear And Coal Competition Out Of Market. FERC To Value Resiliency And Pipeline Independence

One of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. electricity supply market in the past two decades may be implemented before the coming winter heating season. The brief bottom line of the change is that eligible power sources will be able to participate in a details-to-be-determined rate structure that allows the owner to recover its “fully allocated costs” […] The post Perry Acts To Prevent Predatory Pricing From Pushing Nuclear And Coal Competition Out Of Market. FERC To Value Resiliency And Pipeline Independence appeared first on …

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A New Era for Aviation?

The pressure to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the prospect of a world running largely on renewable electricity has sent research and development teams in every sector back to their respective drawing boards to look at options that might exist for electrification. Perhaps the most challenging sector is aviation, where liquid hydrocarbon fuels are the […] The post A New Era for Aviation? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The “Amazon Effect” Is Coming To Oil Markets

While OPEC mulls over further steps to once again support falling oil prices, tech startups are quietly ushering in a new era in oil and gas: the era of the digital oil field. The post, The “Amazon Effect” Is Coming To Oil Markets, was first published on OilPrice.com. By Irina Slav Much talk has revolved around how […] The post The “Amazon Effect” Is Coming To Oil Markets appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article