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Flat Earth vs SpaceX & Tesla … Solar Panel Prices Fall Fast … 1st Tesla Hearse (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

The most popular CleanTechnica articles of the past week somehow included discussion of "flat earthers." Actually, they led the pack! To be honest, though, it was a really interesting and thought-provoking piece. A CleanTechnica exclusive on quickly dropping solar panel prices also exploded this weekend, followed closely by my exclusive coverage of the world's first Tesla hearse

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Reading and writing DNA

Thanks to the invention of genome sequencing technology more than three decades ago, we can now read the genetic blueprint of virtually any organism. After the ability to read came the ability to edit — adding, subtracting, and eventually altering DNA wherever we saw fit. And yet, for George Church, a professor at Harvard Medical School, associate member of the Broad Institute, and founding core faculty and lead for synthetic biology at the Wyss Institute — who co-pioneered direct genome sequencing in 1984 — the ultimate goal …

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10 Trends That Will Shape the Global Solar Market in 2018

It's going to be a big year for solar around the world. The global solar market grew by 26 percent last year, with 99 gigawatts of grid-connected PV capacity installed. According to GTM Research's new Global Solar Data Hub, 2018 will be the first-ever triple-digit year for the global solar market, with an anticipated 106 gigawatts of PV coming online. Amid all of that growth, several …

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Over 100,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs Have Now Been Sold In Europe

More than 100,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) have now been sold in Europe — as of the end of 2017. Very interestingly, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now accounts for over 10% of the company's sales in the European market

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Jaguar I-Pace intro, used Fiat 500e service, 2018 Kia Niro preview, electric cars crucial: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got a rundown of the 2018 Kia Niro lineup, a date for the Jaguar I-Pace unveiling, some advice on servicing a used Fiat 500e bought outside California, and why electric cars are more important than ever. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In the array of U.S. climate-action tools, electric cars are more important than ever...

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China's new engagement with the developing world

Beijing's strategy toward developing countries is the focus of “China Steps Out: Beijing's Major Power Engagement with the Developing World,” a new book co-edited by Eric Heginbotham PhD '04, principal research scientist at the MIT Center for International Studies and Joshua Eisenman, an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. The book features contributions by a diverse group of experts who independently analyze and explain China's engagement practices in Southeast …