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US Solar Market Experiences Record Quarter, Installing 2 Megawatts Per Hour

Posted in Business on 14th Dec, 2016 03:33 PM
by AlexMuller
US solar shattered all records this past quarter, installing a massive 4.1 gigawatts (GW) at an average of 2 megawatts of solar PV per hour.
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+42

Google reportedly shelves plans for its own self-driving car, instead to focus on integration

Posted in Business on 14th Dec, 2016 03:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The Alphabet-owned firm will apparently focus on integrations with existing vehicle manufacturers.
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+21

Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Posted in Business on 12th Dec, 2016 02:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A fund led by Microsoft-co-founder Bill Gates that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by financing emerging clean energy.
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+33

Cray and Microsoft accelerate deep learning training to minutes instead of weeks

Posted in Business on 12th Dec, 2016 02:35 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers have been working on a project to speed up the use of deep learning algorithms on supercomputers.
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+24

Canada sets its first national carbon price at C$10 a tonne

Posted in Business on 10th Dec, 2016 12:02 PM
by AlexMuller
8 of 10 provinces have signed deal to implement carbon tax or cap-and-trade markets
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+28

HTC shows off 20 virtual reality startups at its Vive X accelerator

Posted in Business on 9th Dec, 2016 03:28 PM
by AlexMuller
HTC has committed to investing more than $100 million in Vive X companies.
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+21

Oculus, Sony, Google, and more launch virtual reality advocacy group

Posted in Business on 8th Dec, 2016 12:10 PM
by AlexMuller
The GVRA will focus on creating an environment where hardware and software meets guidelines in an effort to increase adoption of VR.
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+21

Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017

Posted in Business on 7th Dec, 2016 03:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has confirmed it will hit its target of offsetting 100% of the energy used at its data centres and offices against power from renewable sources.
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+23

Germany's Aggressive Switch to Renewables Will Save €149 Billion

Posted in Business on 6th Dec, 2016 02:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Germany’s goal is to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020.
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+41

Moon Express targets trips to the moon at $10,000 per person by 2026

Posted in Business on 5th Dec, 2016 03:35 PM
by AlexMuller
If all goes well in the space tourism economy, tourists will be able to book a flight to the moon within the next decade.
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+38

Elon Musk’s OpenAI is Using Reddit to Teach An Artificial Intelligence How to Speak

Posted in Business on 5th Dec, 2016 03:28 PM
by AlexMuller
The supercomputer will tackle the most difficult challenges facing the artificial intelligence industry.
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+24

Nations vow to move forward with the Paris Agreement, with or without the US

Posted in Business on 5th Dec, 2016 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Other nations expressed their determination to implement the deal and to continue their work on climate protection, even if the US withdraws.
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+46

Most US manufacturing jobs lost to technology, not trade

Posted in Business on 4th Dec, 2016 11:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Increasing protectionism is unlikely to override forces of automation.
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+21

The UK is ill-prepared for the fourth industrial revolution, manufacturers warn

Posted in Business on 1st Dec, 2016 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK is ill-prepared for the next industrial revolution, in which robots and artificial intelligence will make millions of jobs obsolete.
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+45

SpaceX Satellite net could start gigabit per second operation in 2020

Posted in Business on 30th Nov, 2016 07:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Initial prototype satellites are expected to be flown in 2017, and initial operation of the constellation could begin in 2020.
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Solar Capacity In India Tops 10 Gigawatts

Posted in Business on 29th Nov, 2016 04:23 PM
by AlexMuller
India will soon become the third-largest solar power market in the world, after China and the United States.
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