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Commentary: Photo Ops with Coal Miners Offer No Substitute for Fact-based Climate Policy

The sweeping attack on climate action that President Trump demanded in his executive order is likely to prove but short-lived relief for coal miners who cheered him at the EPA

5 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Electric wind takes truck aerodynamics from brick to slick

Researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology are developing a device that increases the fuel efficiency of trucks by cloaking them in electric wind. Using plasma actuators ...

Tue 28 Mar 17 from Gizmag

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Air could be the world's next battery

Wind and sun, two unpredictable resources, are becoming ever more important as sources of energy in Europe. This means that we face a growing need for energy storage facilities, because if energy ...

Tue 28 Mar 17 from

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Japan scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'

Most people look for a place to hide when a typhoon is on the horizon, but Atsushi Shimizu hopes that the fury of nature may one day help resource-poor Japan tackle its energy woes.

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Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the lack of state oversight of autonomous vehicles in Arizona.

Tue 28 Mar 17 from

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2017s Top Ten Tech Cars: Chevrolet Bolt

This EV is fast, long range, and affordable

6 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Mustard seeds without mustard flavor: New robust oilseed crop can resist global warming

University of Copenhagen and the global player Bayer CropScience have successfully developed a new oilseed crop that is much more resistant to heat, drought and diseases than oilseed rape. The ...

Tue 28 Mar 17 from

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Mercedes steps up its electric car production plans

When Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler unveiled plans to have at least six electric cars on the market within a decade, it was clearly being conservative. The automaker has announced that ...

3 hours ago from Engadget

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Clarifying how lithium ions ferry around in rechargeable batteries

Although most of our electronic devices, like mobile phones, laptops and electric vehicles use lithium rechargeable batteries, what is going on inside them is not fully understood. Researchers ...

Tue 28 Mar 17 from

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How does oxygen get into a fuel cell?

In order for a fuel cell to work, it needs an oxidizing agent. TU Wien has now found a way to explain why oxygen does not always enter fuel cells effectively, rendering them unusable.

Tue 28 Mar 17 from

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