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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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Bosch Going Forward With $1.1 Billion Facility For Self-Driving Vehicle Semiconductors

The prominent auto industry supply firm Bosch is planning to invest ~$1.1 billion into a new facility to manufacture semiconductors for use in self-driving vehicles, "smart city" infrastructure, and "smart homes." Bosch Going Forward With $1.1 Billion Facility For Self-Driving Vehicle …

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MINI Countryman ALL4 PHEV Produces 221 Horsepower

The new MINI Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid is a car that's probably worth keeping an eye on, if one is in the market for a sporty car with a plug that doesn't cost too much. That said, the model clearly has some limitations that are worth highlighting right off the bat (before getting into the positives)

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EV Annex Puts The Tesla Model 3 In Your Pocket (4 Videos)

The folks over at EV Annex just can't stop innovating. We usually find them with new products popping out of their shop in Florida, but this time they are going virtual with the release of their new Augmented Reality (AR) smartphone app. The app lets users get up close and personal with their very own Tesla Model 3 right now

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VW Exec Oliver Schmidt To Plead Guilty In US

The Volkswagen AG exec arrested last year in the US in relation to his part in defrauding diesel vehicle emissions regulators, Oliver Schmidt, will be pleading guilty on August 4 in US District Court in Detroit, a court spokesperson has revealed VW Exec Oliver Schmidt To Plead Guilty In US was originally published on …

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Why China’s Solar Market Won’t Have Another Year Like 2016

Chinese solar demand peaked last year and is likely to decline from now until 2022. A new research note from GTM Research shows annual Chinese demand for solar PV dropping from 34.2 gigawatts in 2016 to 31.5 gigawatts this year, then falling steadily down to 21.4 gigawatts by 2022. The makeup of the Chinese PV market is set to change significantly as the government bolsters support …

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New York Attorney General Accuses Exxon, Rex Tillerson Of Misleading Investors

Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General for the state of New York, has filed a statement with a New York court alleging that Exxon has materially misrepresented key information to investors since 2010. The company vigorously denies the claim. New York Attorney General Accuses Exxon, Rex Tillerson Of Misleading Investors was originally published on

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Study Trump cited in Paris pullout speech can’t be taken seriously

In his speech on Thursday announcing that the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate treaty it signed last fall, President Donald Trump cited a number of statistics of the dire effects that treaty would supposedly have on the U.S. economy. In general, data, statistics, and analysis are good—if properly constructed, with assumptions that...

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Even Newer Air Quality Models Underestimate Traffic Related Nitrogen Oxide Pollution By Up To A Factor Of 4

A new study from the University of Innsbruck has found that even newer air quality models vastly underestimate real-world traffic-related nitrogen oxide pollution, by up to a factor of 4 according to the new work Even Newer Air Quality Models Underestimate Traffic Related Nitrogen Oxide Pollution By Up To A Factor Of 4 was originally published on …

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Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf Rift Grew 17 Kilometers In Last Few Days, Only A 13 Km Tether Left

The rift in Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf grew by around 17 kilometers over just the last week, leaving only a 13 kilometer tether keeping the enormous soon-to-be-iceberg from being set loose, according to researchers with the UK's Project Midas Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf Rift Grew 17 Kilometers In Last Few Days, Only A 13 Km Tether Left was …

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Tesla Model 3 vs BMW … Tesla Model S P100D Gas Killers … Tesla Model 3 vs Audi (Top 20 Stories of the Week)

The top 20 CleanTechnica stories of the week are an interesting bunch. Check them out below to see if you read them all! Tesla Model 3 vs BMW … Tesla Model S P100D Gas Killers … Tesla Model 3 vs Audi (Top 20 Stories of the Week) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more …

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Nevada Bill to Restore Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Passes the Senate

The Nevada State Senate voted unanimously in favor of legislation Sunday that's expected to revive the state's ailing rooftop solar market. The bill (AB 405) would reinstate net energy metering for residential solar projects, but at a discounted compensation rate. AB 405 would immediately allow rooftop solar customers to be reimbursed for excess generation from a solar system at 95 percent of the retail electricity …

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Volkswagen Promises 20 Green Cars For China By 2018

China has launched an all-out incentive assault to get electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on its roads. Volkswagen plans to be a top contender for Chinese EV incentives with the launch of 20 different battery-powered vehicles by 2018, according to a report from Reuters. “In the near future, Volkswagen will be offering Chinese drivers over Volkswagen Promises 20 Green Cars For China By 2018 was originally …

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2015 Mazda2 revealed ahead of Paris debut [w/videos]

Filed under: Small cars may be big business, but the world's automakers don't seem to be in any particular rush to keep them fresh. The new Smart Fortwo unveiled yesterday replaces a model that's already been around for seven years, one based on a structure dating back to the late '90s. The new Opel Corsa revealed just last week replaces a model that had been around for eight …