Clean Energy
Despite declines for the quarter, Tesla is bullish on its overall energy business  TechCrunch · 4 hours
Even as its solar business declined in step with its overall earnings, Tesla is bullish on the prospects for the energy side... more
AutoComplete: Ford invests $500M in EV maker Rivian video - Roadshow  CNET · 8 hours
Plus, Tesla juices up Models S and X, and Hyundai develops an app for tuning its EVs. more
Ford will build an electric pickup truck using EV startup Rivian’s tech  THE VERGE · 14 hours
The Ford Motor Company has announced a $500 million investment in EV startup Rivian, and it will build an electric pickup truck using Rivian’s... more
Is the Surface Pro (2017) or Surface Go better for you?  Windows Central · 17 hours
Here at Windows Central we test and review every Surface device released by Microsoft, so we're comfortable comparing products and making recommendations based on what you... more
We compare Lenovo's ThinkPad P52 and P72, two powerful workstations  Windows Central · 18 hours
We test and review a lot of laptops here at Windows Central, including some of Lenovo's most powerful workstations in its P-series lineup. If you can't make a... more
Add Windows Hello to your PC with one of these simple finger scanners  Windows Central · 2 days
We're fans of security and love Windows Hello, but not all Windows PCs support the use of it. Here's what we recommend... more
Reducing energy required to convert CO2 waste into valuable resources  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Surplus industrial carbon dioxide creates an opportunity to convert waste into a valuable commodity. Excess CO2 can be a feedstock for chemicals typically derived from fossil fuels, but... more
New technique produces longer-lasting lithium batteries  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The grand challenge to improve energy storage and increase battery life, while ensuring safe operation, is becoming evermore critical as we become increasingly reliant on this energy source for everything from portable devices to electric vehicles.... more
Scientists identify a novel target for corn straw utilization  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Plant cell walls, as repositories of fixed carbon, are an important source of biomass, which is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. However, the complex lignin structure makes it... more
These Surface Studio 2 alternatives are all WAY more affordable  Windows Central · 6 days
Interested in the Surface Studio 2 but can't lay down $3,500 for one? Perhaps you should consider some alternatives built by Microsoft's partners, the best of which we... more
Electric skyrmions charge ahead for next-generation data storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of researchers has observed chirality for the first time in polar skyrmions, in a material with reversible electrical properties -- a combination that could lead to more powerful data storage... more
Building a better turbine  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Imagine a world in which half of our electricity is generated renewably by offshore wind farms. Now imagine a powerful hurricane hitting the coast where that farm is located. If developers, engineers and policy makers haven't prepared for this event... more
New research exposes extent of mineral demand for renewable energy technologies  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The growing demand for minerals and metals to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet the ambitious... more
Infiniti debuts Qs Inspiration concept EV in Shanghai - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
The tallish sedan features electric all-wheel drive and a clean, muscular design inspired by folded paper. more
Watch the final trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix  THE VERGE · 1 week
20th Century Fox has released the final trailer for the upcoming (and likely final) installment of its X-Men franchise, Dark... more
Nikola’s off-road EV is a high-tech speed demon  THE VERGE · 1 week
Nikola Motors is a startup that’s developing electric big rigs, but it’s also funneling some of that knowledge into a... more
Electric sedans are winning the Shanghai Auto Show  THE VERGE · 1 week
Sedan sales may be collapsing in the United States, but some of China’s highest-profile automakers have announced all-electric cars —... more
Three things to know as Germany opens massive ocean wind park  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined by French and Norwegian ministers Tuesday to officially open a massive wind farm in the Baltic Sea, a key... more
Aston Martin’s first electric car is finally here  THE VERGE · 1 week
The first all-electric Aston Martin has finally been revealed, nearly four years after it was originally announced. Based on the... more
Vermont's largest utility wants 100% renewable power by 2030  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Vermont's largest electric utility is upping the ante and setting a goal of getting all of its power from renewable sources in just over a decade. more
Vermont's largest utility wants 100% renewable power by 2030  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Vermont's largest electric utility is upping the ante on its commitment to getting its power from renewable sources more
Researchers look in detail at the interfaces in perovskite solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A collaboration led by ICIQ's Palomares group deepens the understanding of the impact that changing the materials in a perovskite solar cell has on its performance.... more
AI:Me concept is Audi's autonomous, electric answer to rush hour traffic - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
From the compact dimension to the VR-powered cabin tech, the AI:Me concept is designed around the idea of urban autonomous driving. more
VW I.D. Roomzz concept previews an electric, 3-row SUV for 2021 - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Volkswagen's EV concept brings 280 miles of all-electric range and "completely new seating configurations" to the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show. more
First Results from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
New evidence of the impact of the recent planet-encompassing dust storm on water in the atmosphere, and a surprising lack... more
This CPU will go great with a game of Apex Legends  Windows Central · 2 weeks
At Windows Central, we specialize in all things tech, especially hardware, and that includes PC gaming products like CPUs. When we recommend a processor for a... more
Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. The researchers found that even when their electricity is generated from combustion... more
Say hello to Geometry A, the first EV from Geely's new brand - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
With two different batteries and three trim levels on offer, it packs six different configurations. more
Electric vehicle adoption improves air quality and climate outlook  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If you have ever wondered how much electric vehicle (EV) adoption actually matters for the environment, a new study provides evidence that making this switch would improve overall air quality... more
The right polymers for the job  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
One of the most promising clean energy technologies just got even better. Researchers have developed the most powerful, durable hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell components on record. more
Tesla still isn’t getting enough batteries from Panasonic  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The supply of batteries made by Panasonic is still the “fundamental constraint” on the production of Tesla products, the company... more
New research adds to work of Prandtl, father of modern aerodynamics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers used both linear stability theory and direct numerical simulations to uncover, for the first time, fluid instabilities in the Prandtl model for katabatic slope flows.... more
Acer’s new, wood-patterned ConceptD PC looks like a humidifier  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Acer announced two desktops in its new ConceptD lineup, a series that’s targeted toward professional creators who have... more
Scientists improve cycling performance of Al-based batteries with high areal density cathode  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are the dominant power source for portable electronics and electric vehicles. However, the relatively low theoretical capacity of the graphite anode... more
Apple shares progress report on supplier usage of clean energy  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Apple announced that there are now 44 suppliers that have committed to use clean energy for Apple production. It doesn’t mean all suppliers are using renewable energy, it... more
Apple Adds Foxconn, Chip Suppliers to Clean Energy Programme  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Apple said it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers using only clean energy for production work, including two that assemble and make the processor chips for the iPhone. more
Apple doubles the suppliers committed to 100% clean energy - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
With 44 signed up, it still has a long way to go to get its nearly 800 suppliers on board. more
Upgrading the SSD in your Dell XPS 15 can get you more storage  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Dell's XPS 15 features several upgradeable components, and but swapping in a new SSD could add a few years to your laptop.... more
Driving America Forward Act seeks to juice up EV tax incentives - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Tesla and GM will see their incentives boosted, too, even though they're already in the phase-out period. more
Solar-powered cup brews better brine treatments  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new distillation device can better recycle contaminants produced by a desalination plant to dramatically reduce waste. more
Anthem is demanding, so you'll need a great CPU  Windows Central · 2 weeks
At Windows Central, we specialize in all things tech, especially hardware, and that includes PC gaming products like CPUs. When we recommend a processor for a specific game, you can... more
Keeping nuclear power safe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nuclear energy is clean, powerful, affordable, and zero-emission. A new study uses the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to help ensure that waste from nuclear power plants remains safe and secure for thousands of years to... more
At the 2-D scale, isotopic composition has unforeseen effects on light emission  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Compared to bulk materials, atomically thin materials like transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) offer size and tunability advantages over traditional materials in developing miniature electronic... more
Creating sustainable bioplastics from electricity-eating microbes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Electricity harvested from the sun or wind can be used interchangeably with power from coal or petroleum sources. Or sustainably produced electricity can be turned into something physical and useful. Researchers in Arts & Sciences at... more
NASA's OCO-3 measures how plants grow—and glow  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When plants take in too much energy, they don't get fat—they lighten up. They absorb more sunlight than they need to power photosynthesis, and they get rid of the excess solar energy by emitting... more
How the Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update puts new wind in the game's sails  Windows Central · 2 weeks
We went hands-on with Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update and got a glimpse of the game's raw untapped potential. Sea... more
ShopBack, a cashback startup in Asia Pacific, raises $45M from Rakuten and others  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
ShopBack, a Singapore-based startup that offers cashback and consumer rewards in Asia Pacific, has closed a $45 million round led by new... more
Fuel cell advance a breath of fresh air for  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In an advance that could help lead the way toward longer-lived green energy devices, engineers have revealed new insights about the chemical reactions that power fuel cells. more
Graphene coating could help prevent lithium battery fires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lithium batteries are what allow electric vehicles to travel several hundred miles on one charge. Their capacity for energy storage is well known, but so is their tendency to occasionally catch on... more
Researchers provide new method to boost clean energy research  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Electrochemical energy systems—processes by which electrical energy is converted to chemical energy—are at the heart of establishing more efficient generation and storage of intermittent energy from renewable sources in fuel... more
Carbon-negative power generation for China  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have analyzed technical and economic viability for China to move towards carbon-negative electric power generation. more
Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil... more
Earth Day 2019: Go greener with these cool eco-friendly products - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Make Earth Day an everyday event with reusable sandwich bags, solar-powered gadgets and shoes made from water bottles. more
Carbon-negative power generation for China  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If we're going to limit global temperature increases to 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, as laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement, it's going to take a lot more than a transition to carbon-neutral energy sources such as... more
Looking for a versatile vertical mouse? Look no further.  Windows Central · 2 weeks
At Windows Central, we specialize in all things tech, especially hardware — it's our bread and butter. When we say that a vertical mouse is the best on the market,... more
Windows 10's new Edge with Chromium browser preview builds drop today  Windows Central · 2 weeks
It's finally here. Previews for the new Microsoft Edge powered by Chromium are going live for developers and fans right now. The first previews of the... more
Air pollution causes chronic health problems – will London's new charge on drivers help?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) is being introduced in London, to reduce harmful emissions from traffic and improve air... more
Renewable technology prices and decarbonization  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The great advantage of fossil fuels over renewable energy is that the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow and these "intermittent" sources of energy may not be reliable enough to power our economy. This... more
TrickBot malware attacks are ramping up ahead of Tax Day  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A powerful data-stealing malware campaign with a tax theme is on the rise to target unsuspecting filers ahead of Tax Day. TrickBot, a financially motivated trojan, infects Windows... more
TrickerBot malware attacks are ramping up ahead of Tax Day  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A powerful data-stealing malware campaign with a tax theme is on the rise to target unsuspecting filers ahead of Tax Day. TrickBot, a financially motivated trojan, infects Windows... more
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Are more power and more range enough to keep the Leaf relevant amid a segment that's heating up? more
Fastest Electric Car Chargers Are Waiting for Batteries to Catch Up  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Automakers and energy companies are spearheading the global rollout of these ultrafast charging pumps to lure consumers away from gas guzzlers and toward vehicles powered by... more
Make your home efficient with this massive Philips LED bulb sale  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Amazon has a variety of Philips LED Bulbs on sale. Whether you're just starting to add LED bulbs to your home, or you want to expand... more
Make your home efficient with this massive Philips Hue LED bulb sale  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Amazon has a variety of Philips Hue LED Bulbs on sale. Whether you're just starting to add LED bulbs to your home, or you... more
Technology turns municipal wastewater algae into specialty chemicals for biofuels, bioplastics  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A startup is advancing a unique way to transform algae used to purify municipal wastewater into specialty bio-based chemicals such as biofuels or bioplastics that could... more
Durability vs. recyclability: Dueling goals in making electronics more sustainable  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The falling cost of solar power has led to a boom in recent years, with more and more photovoltaic panels popping up on rooftops and backyard solar farms... more
Mining sewage for fertilisers and energy to prevent water shortages  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Transforming the dirty water we flush down the drain into new products, such as clean energy and fertilisers, can help prevent reservoirs from running dry and change the... more
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NASA's OCO-3 measures how plants grow—and glow
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