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Driverless cars could be on UK streets in six months

Business secretary Vince Cable announced today that the law is to be changed to allow self-piloting cars, like Google's, on Britain's roads by January 2015

8 hours ago from Newscientist

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Adaptive Material Could Cut the Cost of Solar in Half

A new material, combined with a cheap tracking system, could unleash the promise of concentrated solar power.A material with optical properties that change to help it capture more incoming sunlight ...

20 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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All-in-one energy system offers greener power for off-grid homes

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad.

14 hours ago from

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US spy agency patents car seat for kids

Electronic eavesdropping is the National Security Agency's forte, but it seems it also has a special interest in children's car seats, Foreign Policy magazine reported Wednesday.

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Worldwide water shortage by 2040

Two new reports that focus on the global electricity water nexus have just been published. Three years of research show that by the year 2040 there will not be enough water in the world to quench ...

Tue 29 Jul 14 from

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World's Appetite for Palm Oil Threatens Great Apes

The growing push to clear forests for palm oil cultivation in Africa may spell doom for that continent's great apes. Continue reading ?

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London mulls pollution charge on diesel vehicles

London may introduce a charge on polluting diesel vehicles that enter the centre of the British capital, in a bid to meet EU rules, mayor Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

Tue 29 Jul 14 from

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Stable lithium anode may triple battery efficiency

Stanford University researchers claim to have created the first stable pure lithium anode in a working battery by using carbon nanospheres as a protective sheath to guard against degradation. ...

Tue 29 Jul 14 from Gizmag

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Retrofitting showcase on a Belgian high-school

12 hours ago from (news wire)

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How sweet it is: New tool for characterizing plant sugar transporters

A powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of "fuel" crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy ...

Mon 28 Jul 14 from

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