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Tesla's bumpy relationship with Consumer Reports exposes a bigger challenge

How do we judge Tesla’s progress over time? Tesla, unlike other automakers, doesn’t have traditional model years. The predictable schedule of small annual updates between major refreshes ...

9 hours ago from The Verge

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VW "Dieselgate" computer code revealed amid suspicions of fraud at Daimler

After a year-long investigation, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany has uncovered the code used by Volkswagen ...

20 hours ago from Gizmag

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Jump in renewable energy jobs worldwide: agency

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, almost twice as many as in 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said on Wednesday.

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Sorghum: Health food, sweetener and now, clothing dye

Sorghum has long been a staple food in many parts of the world, but in the U.S., it's best known as a sweetener and livestock feed. As demand for the grain soars, so does the amount of waste ...

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Natural gas facilities with no CO2 emissions

How can we burn natural gas without releasing CO2 into the air? This feat is achieved using a special combustion method that TU Wien has been researching for years: chemical looping combustion ...

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Toyota Joins Coalition to Bring Blockchain Networks to Smart Cars

The networking trick made famous by Bitcoin could make car-to-cloud communication easier and more secure

14 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Switching to off-peak delivery times reduces city congestion

In some businesses like supermarkets and restaurants, local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting these ...

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Electric Cars Could Be Cheaper Than Internal Combustion by 2030

Tesla gets the headlines, but big battery factories are being built all over the world, driving down prices.

Tue 23 May 17 from MIT Technology Review

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Nanoalloys 10 times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells

A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results from Chalmers University of Technology and Technical University of Denmark ...

17 hours ago from

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DOJ files suit against Fiat Chrysler for alleged diesel emissions "defeat device"

"Dieselgate" might be winding up for Volkswagen, but investigations into diesel emissions cheating are just getting started elsewhere. Daimler is being investigated for alleged "fraud ...

2 hours ago from Gizmag

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