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World's largest artificial Sun rises in Germany

Germany isn't exactly famous for its sunshine, so to help with the country's commitment to investigating renewable energy, the German Space Center (DLR) has constructed the world's largest ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Gizmag

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Tesla starts taking solar roof orders next month

Compared to successfully launching a private rocketry business and an electric vehicle brand, Elon Musk's quest to line your roof with solar cells is a less flashy endeavor. He ...

15 hours ago from Engadget

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California air regulators vote to keep tough fuel standards

California air regulators voted Friday to keep the state's tough vehicle emissions standards through 2025.

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Virtual lemonade sends colour and taste to a glass of water

A tumbler that makes water look and taste like lemonade using LED lights and electrodes could allow people to share drinks on social media

16 hours ago from Newscientist

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Novel oil spill cleanup technology successfully tested

Tests conducted last week of a novel technology that can greatly accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool for minimizing ...

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MovieBob Reviews: POWER RANGERS (2017)

Full disclosure: I was about 5 or 6 years too old when Mighty Morphin Power Rangers first hit to have any kind of real nostalgic appreciation for it. Outside of remembering my kid […] The ...

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Chance find has big implications for water treatment's costs and carbon footprint

A type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) could fundamentally re-shape efforts to cut the huge amount ...

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Study: Coal plant development in "freefall"

Worldwide changes have prompted a big drop in the development of coal-fired power plants, a new study from several environmental groups has found. Shifts in policy and economic conditions ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Gizmag

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Efficiency of silicon solar cells climbs past 26 percent

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers working at Kaneka Corporation has broken the record for silicon-based solar cell efficiency by producing a cell that was tested to be 26.3-percent efficient—an ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from TechXplore

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Energy Startup Vandebron Bids €1 Million On Dutch Coal Power Plant To Turn It Into Theme Park

The small Dutch energy company Vandebron, which allows consumers to buy their renewable energy directly from local producers on an online marketplace, has offered utility Nuon €1 million for ...

15 hours ago from CleanTechnica

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