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German police arrest Porsche manager over diesel scandal

German police have detained a Porsche manager in a probe into the diesel emissions cheating scandal that the luxury car brand's parent company Volkswagen has struggled to shed.

Fri 20 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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VW's electric Pikes Peak racer accelerates faster than an F1 car

After months of promises and teases, VW has formally unveiled its electric Pikes Peak race car... and its performance might be surprising even in light of earlier hype. The I.D. R Pikes ...

5 minutes ago from Engadget

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Hyperloop: The 1,000 kph race to realize Elon Musk's improbable dream heats up in the Middle East

As two companies compete to complete the world's first commercial hyperloop, one stretch of desert holds the key to realising Elon Musk's vision for a new mode of transport

2 hours ago from The Independent

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The UK just went 55 hours without using any coal

Great news from the Brits.

Fri 20 Apr 18 from ZME Science

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Climate change may scuttle Caribbean's post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom

Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island's power grid. For people in some remote rural areas, the blackout was more of ...

Fri 20 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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BYD Steps Up (China Electric Car Sales Report)

After the usual off-season (January and February), March came and electric car sales surged to 59,000 units in China, up 85% year over year (YoY). Quarter 1 2018 sales doubled compared to the ...

10 hours ago from CleanTechnica

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Recommended Reading: Tesla and Waymo's self-driving data quests

How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for self-driving cars: Data Sean O'Kane, The Verge In order for cars to drive themselves, the vehicles and their systems require ...

24 hours ago from Engadget

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Nest To Install Its Smart Thermostats In Homes Of Low-Income Families

Earth Day is coming up soon which means that we’re starting to see various companies tout their energy saving habits and processes, and it looks like Nest wants it to be known as well that ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Ubergizmo

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USGS and DOE release nationwide wind turbine map and database

Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American Wind Energy Association, released ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Using the right plants can reduce indoor pollution and save energy

People in industrialized countries spend more than 80% of their lives indoors, increasingly in air-tight buildings. These structures require less energy for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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