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Obama says shift to green energy is 'irreversible'

Posted in Business on 10th Jan, 2017 05:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Renewable energy sources will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming Trump administration, says President Obama.
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+45

Age of automation: what if more work is the problem, not the solution?

Posted in Business on 10th Jan, 2017 04:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The Green Institute argues that shorter hours and a universal basic income would be better than more jobs.
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+40

Self driving minivans from Google and Tesla has version 2 of autopilot

Posted in Business on 9th Jan, 2017 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's new fully self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans are here. Waymo, Google's self-driving spin-off, says they will be hitting the road at the end of January 2017.
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+22

China kept on smashing renewables records in 2016

Posted in Business on 9th Jan, 2017 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The 2020 solar power capacity installation target is likely to be met next year, two years ahead of schedule.
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+41

The most important iPhone feature Steve Jobs didn't predict 10 years ago today

Posted in Business on 9th Jan, 2017 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day Steve Jobs took to the stage to introduce the world to the iPhone.
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+47

Proof will track your blood alcohol content with a wristband

Posted in Business on 8th Jan, 2017 12:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Milo Sensors is a company built around wearable sensors that detects various chemicals in your body based on perspiration from your skin.
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+52

Elon Musk: 'I think we may see some surprising things from the next administration on renewables'

Posted in Business on 7th Jan, 2017 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Musk described his takeaway from the meeting and it looks encouraging for the clean tech industry.
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+46

China to invest £292bn in renewable power by 2020

Posted in Business on 5th Jan, 2017 06:55 PM
by AlexMuller
World’s largest energy market looks to move from coal towards cleaner fuels.
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+45

SpaceX Falcon 9 cleared for flight after investigation

Posted in Business on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
After four months of intensive investigation, SpaceX says its Falcon 9 booster has been cleared for flight and will return to service on January 8.
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+25

The Technologies We’re Most Fired Up to Watch in 2017

Posted in Business on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Moving into the new year, these are some of the technologies we’ll be eagerly watching in 2017 and beyond.
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+42

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to replace almost every human worker with robots

Posted in Business on 2nd Jan, 2017 02:54 PM
by AlexMuller
China's iPhone factories are being automated
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+32

How Artificial Intelligence will help knowledge workers

Posted in Business on 1st Jan, 2017 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Will you still be doing your job in 5-10 years or will a robot do it for you?
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+25

Emerging Markets Lead the Way to Cheapest-Ever Solar Energy

Posted in Business on 31st Dec, 2016 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The shift is happening faster than anyone thought it would, particularly in solar energy.
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+28

2017 will be big year for AI thanks to tech giants

Posted in Business on 30th Dec, 2016 06:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Leading tech companies drove the evolution of artificial intelligence in 2016, and Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are all expected to push AI much further in 2017.
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+34

Will Solar and Wind Surpass Hydro by early 2020s?

Posted in Business on 30th Dec, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The pro-solar case is based upon massive scaling of lower cost solar and low cost batteries.
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+23

Drone-based blood deliveries in Tanzania to be funded by UK government

Posted in Business on 29th Dec, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK government is to fund a trial of drone-based deliveries of blood and other medical supplies in Tanzania.
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