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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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Tesla Model 3 drive reports, reviews: raves for sporty electric car

The first, earliest production versions of the Tesla Model 3 electric car were delivered to their owners in a splashy "Handover Party" late last week. A few journalists got short drives at the event, but only one outlet was granted a Model 3 before the party to enable a more comprehensive review. That means lots of "Tesla Model 3 review" articles...

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Shell Seeks a Greener Path Amid ‘Lower Forever’ Oil Prices

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell thinks oil prices will be "lower forever." And it's looking to transform itself to meet the challenge by investing further in renewables. According to Reuters, Shell and Japanese telecom giant SoftBank were among potential bidders for Asia's largest …

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Sono Motors Unveils The Sion Prototype

Here it is, the long-anticipated first real-life look at the prototype of the Sion, a battery- and solar-powered vehicle from German startup Sono Motors. Financed by a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo, the project has now taken its next step on the path to full realisation Sono Motors Unveils The Sion …

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Tesla Model 3 vs Gasmobiles … Model 3 vs BMW i3 … Super 73 Scout Electric Bike (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

For a while, I thought the hottest CleanTechnica article of the past week was going to be an electric bike article, shockingly, but then a Tesla Model 3 story came in and stole the show. A BMW i3 vs Model 3 article also surprised and slipped into the #2 spot. Well, there were a few Model 3 articles on the list

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Why Court Victories for New York, Illinois Nuclear Subsidies Are a Big Win for Renewables

A federal judge in New York ruled last week that the Empire State's plan to subsidize nuclear power plants “is constitutional” and “of legitimate state concern.” It's a significant win for the nation's largest nuclear fleet owner Exelon, which has been struggling to keep its money-losing power plants operational amid weak electricity demand and low energy prices. But the ramifications of last Tuesday's decision go well beyond the legality of New York's nuclear program. The ruling marks the third time in …

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Tesla’s Highly Anticipated Model 3 Just Entered ‘Production Hell’

Electric car company Tesla, and its billionaire entrepreneurial leader Elon Musk, know how to dazzle an audience. At the back of Tesla's Fremont, Calif. factory last Friday night -- surrounded by thousands of Tesla employees and under the spotlight of cameras and a video live stream -- Musk showed off the first thirty of the company's new Model 3 electric cars, awaiting pick up by customers, including many employees. It's a car intended for a more mainstream customer with a base price of $35,000, and it …

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Underground magma pulse triggered end-Permian extinction

Geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey and MIT have homed in on the precise event that set off the end-Permian extinction, Earth's most devastating mass extinction, which killed off 90 percent of marine organisms and 75 percent of life on land approximately 252 million years ago. In a paper published today in Nature Communications, the team reports that about 251.9 million years ago, a huge pulse of magma rose up through the Earth, in a region that today is known as the Siberian Traps. Some of this …

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2017 Tesla Model 3 prices, features, details, specifications from Handover Party

Thirty of the earliest Tesla Model 3 buyers took delivery of their electric cars last night in a gala event for owners, investors, and friends the company had dubbed the Handover Party. The highly anticipated Model 3, the vehicle Tesla hopes will boost its production to hundreds of thousands of electric cars a year, will initially come in two...

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Hyundai Ioniq Chosen As “Best Green Technology” For Businesses

The Hyundai Ioniq was recently named as the "Best Green Technology" for businesses by judges at the 2017 BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards in the UK. The fact that the Ioniq is available as either an all-electric car, a plug-in hybrid, or a conventional hybrid was a primary factor in the decision

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Daimler Begins Fuso eCanter Light-Duty Truck Production In Portugal

Daimler has begun producing its first all-electric light-duty Fuso eCanter trucks at the company's Tramagal facility in Portugal, going by a new press release from the firm. The Fuso eCanter represents the world's first production all‑electric light-duty truck Daimler Begins …

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Super 73 Scout Electric Bicycle From Lithium Cycles Is The King Of Urban Cool

The Super 73 Scout electric bike from Lithium Cycles is the coolest urban personal transportation module for the money available. Priced from $995 for a limited time. Super 73 Scout Electric Bicycle From Lithium Cycles Is The King Of Urban Cool was originally published on