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Electric car market jumpstarts cobalt prices

Cobalt is hitting historically high prices fuelled by the automobile industry, which needs the rare metal to make light and durable electric batteries.

22 hours ago from

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Self-heating jacket uses machine learning to keep its owner comfy

We've seen a number of smart home thermostats over the past few years that learn just how toasty you like your living room, but these won't do much good when you venture out the front ...

12 minutes ago from Gizmag

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Porsche is letting its diesel past die, killing it even - Roadshow

The German manufacturer is saying goodbye to its oil-burners and hello to electrons.

6 hours ago from CNET

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Scientists test world's first solar fuels reactor for night

International solar thermal energy researchers have successfully tested CONTISOL, a solar reactor that runs on air, able to make any solar fuel like hydrogen and to run day or night - because ...

23 hours ago from

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Renault Group uses old batteries and new cars to power a 'smart island' - Roadshow

The small Atlantic island of Porto Santo is getting a big technological leg up, thanks to a pilot program by the Renault Group.

9 hours ago from CNET

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Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production

Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said Wednesday they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Elon Musk's Company Gets OK to Dig Washington, D.C. Hyperloop Tunnel

The preliminary permit issued by the district's Department of Transportation is still vague on details.

Tue 20 Feb 18 from Livescience

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Aspark Owl electric supercar records blistering 1.89-second 0-62 sprint

How much does a couple of hundredths of a second cost? Somewhere in excess of US$4 million, it would seem, as this Japanese supercapacitor supercar fractionally out-accelerates an upcoming ...

21 hours ago from Gizmag

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Yes, Volvo will do a new V60 Cross Country - Roadshow

Volvo tells us there will absolutely be a Cross Country version of the new V60.

13 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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