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Bridging the divide with technology

“Teach. Travel. Inspire.” It was the fall of 2006 when first-year electrical engineering and computer science graduate student Ted Golfinopoulos read those words on a poster in the Infinite Corridor, inviting him to learn more about Middle East Education through Technology (MEET). The program, since renamed Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow, seeks to educate and empower promising Palestinian and Israeli high school students to foster relationships and mutual understanding using the study of science, technology, and …

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Electric-bus pledge, why Ioniq and Leaf lost, electric SUVs, climate-deniers embarrassed: Today’s Car News

Today, we explain the reasoning behind our Best Car To Buy 2018 award in more detail, take bets on all-electric SUVs, explain how a group of U.S. governors embarrassed the fossil-fuel-promoting Trump Administration at a climate summit, and hail some good news on electric buses. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The mayors of 12 cities will...

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A Glimpse Into the Future of Electric Cars, 2017 Edition

Highlights: US BEV incentives cover the entire battery pack cost of the Chevy Bolt. As a result, the Bolt helped to increase the market share of affordable BEVs to 0.4%. Norway's very large incentives brings the Bolt's battery cost down to negative $220 per kWh. Affordable BEV market share remains around 15% with a slight […] The post A Glimpse Into the Future of Electric Cars, 2017 Edition appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Another Victory for the Behavioral Economists

A recent working paper shows that insights from behavioral economics help explain consumers' choices in a demand response program. Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize in Economics last month, making him the third behavioral economist to earn this honor in the last 16 years (Daniel Kahneman, of Thinking Fast and Slow fame, won in 2002 and Robert Shiller won […] The post Another Victory for the Behavioral Economists 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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Malls Featuring Tesla Stores Possess Higher Sales Per Square Foot Than Those Without

Malls that are home to a Tesla store are also home to higher sales per square foot, according to a new report from CNBC utilizing data compiled by the shopping research firm Green Street Advisors. The report notes that there are 24 malls in the US featuring Tesla stores and that these malls average $940 [&hellip Malls Featuring Tesla Stores Possess Higher Sales Per Square Foot …

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Faraday Future Lands Another Manufacturing Site

The Californian city of Vallejo has made a deal with the electric vehicle startup Faraday Future that will see the company develop a new 150-acre manufacturing site on Mare Island, according to recent reports. To be more specific, the new facility will be situated near the abandoned former US Navy shipyard, roughly 30 miles to [&hellip Faraday Future Lands Another Manufacturing Site was …