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Electric Mobility & Decentralized Purchasing Of Electricity With Ubitricity

Frank Pawlitschek and Knut Hechtfischer co-founded ubitricity in 2008 with the vision of smart and sustainable charging of electric vehicles (EVs) everywhere EV-users go. Both attorneys at trade, the two founders decided to joined forces and combine Knut's passion for renewables and Frank's experience in the startup industry to build something together.

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Industry is Betting Big on CCS as a ‘Shield’ for Fossil Fuels at Bonn Climate Talks

Bonn, Germany – Each day at the international climate talks, dozens of side events take place on a wide range of topics: from phasing out coal to the role of music in the climate action movement. Those looking for the particular thrill of learning about carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology have been spoilt for choice. […] The post Industry is Betting Big on CCS as a ‘Shield' for Fossil Fuels at Bonn Climate Talks appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Small European nation becomes a “living lab” for urban innovation researchers

When you think of innovation hubs around the world, Andorra, a tiny country tucked between Spain and France, may not come to mind. But, for several years, the 180-square-mile nation of 77,000 people has served as a “living lab” for researchers from MIT Media Lab's City Science Initiative to prototype, deploy, and test urban innovation. The researchers have, for example, developed CityScope Andorra, a 3-D augmented-reality …

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New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conduct

Just as drivers observe the rules of the road, most pedestrians follow certain social codes when navigating a hallway or a crowded thoroughfare: Keep to the right, pass on the left, maintain a respectable berth, and be ready to weave or change course to avoid oncoming obstacles while keeping up a steady walking pace. Now engineers at MIT have designed an autonomous robot with “socially aware navigation,” that can keep pace with foot traffic while observing these general codes of pedestrian conduct. In drive …