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Solar Panels Will Be Your New Roof says Elon Musk

August 23rd, 2016 at 6:18 am » Comments Off

Eon Musk has confirmed the next step in the evolution of sustainable energy: Rather than adding solar panels to an existing roof, the panels will BE the roof. What seems like an obvious progression for this technology is actually a unique move in the market.



Chinese Electric Car Sales Up 162% So Far This Year

August 11th, 2016 at 7:48 am » Comments Off

The spectacular growth of the New Energy Vehicle (NEV) market in China continues; state media reports that sales were up a massive 162% to 170,000 units in the first half of the year. NEVs include pure-electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). The 170,000 NEVs were divided by 134,000 EVs and 36,000 PHEVs.



Electric cars could eclipse fossil fuels by 2027

August 8th, 2016 at 6:03 am » Comments Off

Electric power could be the dominant form of propulsion for all new cars sold in the UK as early as 2027, with more than 1.3 million electric cars registered each year, according to forecast analysis by Go Ultra Low, the government and industry-backed campaign. This means that, according to Go Ultra Low, the UK is on […]



Self-driving ‘cognitive’ vehicle uses IBM Watson IoT

July 5th, 2016 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Creator of the world’s first 3D-printed cars, Local Motors, has developed the first self-driving “cognitive” vehicle, using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive. It’s set to debut later this year in Washington DC.



Scientists create nanorods that harvest water from the air

July 1st, 2016 at 2:14 pm » Comments Off

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn’t go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of science a closer look.



Virtual power plants

June 29th, 2016 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

By using software to unify solar panels and battery storage, we can create a single, flexible resource that utilities can use to supply the grid. Look and see what New York utility Consolidated Edison is launching this summer.



IKEA wants to help restaurants build their own indoor farms

June 27th, 2016 at 3:35 pm » Comments Off

The furniture chain is getting into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at a time. Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA is known for its simple, affordable furniture that populates dorm rooms and studio apartments across the country. Now, the furniture chain is hoping to get into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at […]



Electric truck maker Nikola raises $2.3 billion in first month

June 24th, 2016 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

Nikola Motor Company is an American manufacturer that wants to build electric semis. They recently announced that they raised $2.3 billion in the first month since they opened their pre-sales.



Is the future of farming in shipping containers ?

June 20th, 2016 at 4:06 pm » Comments Off

Refrigerated shipping containers used to transport cold goods. Inside the 320-square-foot boxes, it’s a relatively balmy 63 degrees, and the humid air is heavy with the earthy smell of greens. Filling each box are 256 neat vertical towers of plants, bathed in a noonday-intense pink light.



Robots could be the future of mail

June 17th, 2016 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

Despite the hype, drones may be only one small part of the future of post. It’s expected that not only drones but self-driving trucks may be the next big thing in mail delivery.



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