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NASA, NOAA to announce 2017 global temperatures, climate conditions

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2017 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 18. The teleconference panelists are: Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York Deke Arndt, chief of the global monitoring branch of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information in …

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Pic + Video Of Inside Of Fully Autonomous GM/Cruise Taxi

GM has released pictures of the inside of a fully autonomous, driverless taxi design that the company is currently trying to get approved by US regulators. The inside of the GM/Cruise self-driving car is about what you'd expect from such a vehicle — there's no steering wheel and no pedals of any kind

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Tax Equity Investors Break Their Silence on Congressional Tax Bill

Tax equity investors have mostly kept quiet on how the Republican tax bill, which President Trump signed into law in December, may impact their participation in the clean energy market. During a Thursday webinar from law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, investors emphasized that the market remains in limbo. However, big financial entities are getting clarity about the …

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Electric-car vs gas costs, self-driving Bolt, more 2018 diesels, Workhorse orders open: Today’s Car News

Today, TKTKTKTKTK. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The next wave of long-distance electric cars will arrive from European luxury makers, with the Audi e-tron electric SUV due this fall in at least some countries' driveways. Every wondered what a Chevy Bolt EV would look like sans steering wheel? That is called the Chevrolet Cruise AV...

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You Can Now Legally Ride Your UBCO 2×2 Utility Electric Bike On Streets

There are a lot of electric bicycles (e-bikes) on the market today — from off-road adventure beasts to fat-tire bikes with folding frames. Some can't even be legally ridden on streets. If you own a UBCO 2x2 e-bike, you know what we're talking about, but here's some good news: the new UBCO 2x2 utility e-bike solves that problem

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Electric cars are cheapest to drive against gas cars in these states: new report

Electric cars still cost significantly more to buy than gasoline-powered vehicles of the same size and capabilities. But cars that plug in are almost always cheaper to run per mile, often by a significant multiple. A study released Thursday has quantified those differences, comparing the cost-per-mile of gasoline versus electricity in different...

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Parallel programming made easy

Computer chips have stopped getting faster. For the past 10 years, chips' performance improvements have come from the addition of processing units known as cores. In theory, a program on a 64-core machine would be 64 times as fast as it would be on a single-core machine. But it rarely works out that way. Most computer programs are sequential, and splitting them up so that chunks of them can run in parallel causes all kinds of complications. In the May/June issue of the Institute of Electrical and …

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MIT on Climate = Science + Action

The MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), together with the Lorenz Center and the MIT Alumni Association, are hosting a climate symposium on Jan. 27 in the Kirsch Auditorium of the Stata Center (Room 32-123). While this event is now fully subscribed, the day's proceedings will be available via a live webcast. (Register …