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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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In Rotterdam, Nissan e-NV200 = €5,000

GAS2. We already know that generous tax benefits and access to bus and HOV lanes can help make electric cars the best-selling vehicles in a region. In Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, the combined local and national incentives for EVs allow business owners to buy a Nissan e-NV200 electric van for €5,000, In Rotterdam, Nissan e-NV200 = €5,000 was originally published on

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Altaeros BAT airborne wind generation: behind the hype

Altaeros and their airborne blimp wind generator have benefited from a reasonable amount of press over the past few weeks. They had asked CleanTechnica to provide coverage as well, but when pressed for more details on the technology, were unwilling to provide them. The airborne wind energy space was given overview coverage in CleanTechnica a …

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Envisioning An Innovative Local Electric Utility

Laboring to keep more of its energy dollars at home, community members in Boulder, CO, decided that they needed some numbers behind their vision of a cleaner energy utility. Listen in to hear Ken Regelson describe how the remarkable results of Boulder's citizen-driven energy model have given them power to stand up to the incumbent electric monopoly with a vision for a 21st century clean energy system. ILSR's Director of Democratic Energy, John Farrell, interviewed Ken via Skype (apologies for the random construction …

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The DELIVER Electric Van Is A Sci-Fi Package Shipper

Editor's Note: Sports cars and crossovers are what tend to excite normal people, but I know that many of our readers are more excited by practical vehicles such as electric buses and electric vans. Here's an interesting one that looks to me as if it's out of Robocop. With more capacity than a comparable gasoline- or diesel-powered van, innovative driver features, and big fuel cost savings certain, it seems like this electric van could be a winner. Let's hope it gets manufactured and there aren't any significant issues …