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Would you buy a car programmed to kill you for the greater good?

Should a self-driving car kill its passengers for the greater good for instance, by swerving into a wall to avoid hitting a large number of pedestrians? Surveys of nearly 2,000 US ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Electric racing car breaks world record

The Formula Student team at the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) accomplished its mission today: the grimsel electric racing car accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in just 1.513 seconds and ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce

As more coal-fired power plants are retired, industry workers are left without many options. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, though.

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Sweden cuts the ribbon on electric highway for trucks

Integrating carbon-friendly power supplies into roadways is an idea loaded with merit, as the considerable global interest in this technology seems to indicate. Working to rid its independent ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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Energy from sunlight: Further steps towards artificial photosynthesis

Chemists from the Universities of Basel and Zurich have come one step closer to generating energy from sunlight: for the first time, they were able to reproduce one of the crucial phases of ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Xiaomi unveils a $450 bicycle that's electric, smart, and foldable

Xiaomi may be known as company that produces phones, but it’s also responsible for a number of other technologies. Joining its list of drones, rice cookers, and air purifiers is the Chinese ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Techspot

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VW to pay near $10.2B to settle emissions claims

Volkswagen will spend about $10.2 billion to settle an emissions cheating scandal in the U.S. that has turned into one of the largest cases of corporate deception in the nation's history.

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Pilot Piccard says solar flight is dream come true

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, 58, has just realised his dream of crossing the Atlantic ocean solo aboard the Solar Impulse 2 plane, with the Sun as his only source of power.

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Columbus wins the White House's 'Smart City' challenge

Columbus, Ohio, is the winner of the US Department of Transportation's "Smart City" challenge, a competition for mid-sized cities to rethink urban transportation using technology ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from The Verge

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Tesla dangles $2.8B to bring SolarCity into its orbit

Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to buy solar panel maker SolarCity for up to $2.8 billion in an attempt to create a one-stop shop for cleaner energy as consumers become more concerned ...

Wed 22 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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