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Breakthrough solar cell that works like a plant 29.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 29 : Researchers have developed a potentially game-changing solar cell that essentially does the work of plants -- converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable hydrocarbon fuel using only sunlight for energy.
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Day 3 at the Democratic Convention 28.7.2016 FactCheck
The president and other top Democrats stretch the facts on budgets, energy and foreign policy.
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Talk about town: Solar car to be on display 28.7.2016 Durango Herald
Freshly back from competing in the Solar Car Challenge, recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes are going to be at the Powerhouse Science Center on Saturday to show off the solar car they designed and built.The car, named Solis, drove about 216 miles of the route from Fort Worth, Texas,...
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Fact checking the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention 28.7.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Here's our roundup of claims made on the third day of the Democratic National Convention.
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Why Jupiter's atmosphere is hotter than lava 28.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the humungous storm that has roiled the gas giant for up to 300 years, also heats the planet's atmosphere to scorching temperatures, new findings show.
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Why is Jupiter extra-hot over the Great Red Spot? Scientists puzzle over superstorm 28.7.2016 LA Times: Science

Scientists scanning Jupiter’s atmosphere have found a mysterious spike in temperature high above the Great Red Spot — that massive, swirling storm that has graced the planet’s face for centuries.

The discovery, described in the journal Nature, may hint at a deeper connection between the dynamics...

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The Rosetta probe has officially stopped listening for Philae, its little lost comet lander 27.7.2016 Washington Post
The Rosetta probe has officially stopped listening for Philae, its little lost comet lander
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Whoa. Big grid project moving too fast for comfort 27.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t shy away from big solutions to the problems that ail California. A multibillion-dollar bullet train to transport Californians from north to south.  Two giant tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San-Joaquin Delta to help move precious water around the state. The most aggressive...

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Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet 27.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet
What happens when the legendary German director is hired to make a promotional film about the Internet? You get a true document of the modern age. The post Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet appeared first on WIRED.
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Tesla slams the accelerator on Gigafactory 27.7.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
SPARKS, NEVADA — Elon Musk’s ambitious plans to power cars, homes, trucks and buses with renewable energy all hinge on an immense battery factory taking shape in the Nevada desert. [...] as his electric car company, Tesla Motors, ratchets up its ambitions — recently unveiling plans to tackle trucks, buses and solar power — construction of a facility to realize them has sped up to match. When done, it will be a factory like no other, processing lithium ore into finished battery packs ready to run cars, businesses or homes. Tesla’s goal of building 1 million vehicles per year by the end of 2020 also depends on a fast-rising flow of batteries from the Gigafactory, which started assembling battery packs last October using premade cells supplied by Panasonic. The plant’s batteries even form the linchpin of Tesla’s proposed merger with SolarCity, potentially transforming Tesla from an upstart automaker into an integrated energy company powering vehicles, houses and businesses with stored solar electricity. ...
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Tesla Gigafactory to expand battery sales 27.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Sparks, Nev. • It’s Tesla Motors’ biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world’s production of lithium-ion batteries. Tesla officially opened its Gigafactory on Tuesday, a little more than two years after construction began. The factory is about 14 percent complete but when it’s finished, it will be about 10 million square feet, or about the size of 262 NFL football fields. That will make it one of the largest buildings in the world. The ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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With Model 3 orders looming, Elon Musk is racing to get Tesla gigafactory completed early 27.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

SPARKS, NEV. — On a lonely mountain plain half an hour east of Reno, off a street named Electric Avenue, Tesla Motors Co. is building a massive battery plant called Gigafactory 1.

It's a huge bet for a company known for taking risks: When it’s fully up and running, the $5-billion plant will almost...

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Tesla opens Gigafactory to expand battery production, sales 27.7.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — It’s Tesla Motors’ biggest bet yet: A massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world’s production of lithium-ion batteries. Tesla officially opened its Gigafactory Tuesday, a little more than two years after construction began. The factory is currently about 14 percent complete; when it’s finished, […]
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Business Highlights 27.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

___ $15 billion Volkswagen emissions deal clears 1st hurdle SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to the deal. The German carmaker has agreed to spend up to $10 billion buying back or repairing about 475,000 […]
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Tesla opens Gigafactory to expand battery production, sales 27.7.2016 AP Business
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- It&apos;s Tesla Motors&apos; biggest bet yet: A massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world&apos;s production of lithium-ion batteries....
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Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push 26.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates • The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy. It is OPEC’s fourth biggest oil producer, after all, where gas guzzlers rule the road and the air conditioning is always on — not just at its indoor ski slope. Its oil output and fossil fuel-burning airlines are growing, and its per-capita carbon emissions rank among the world’s highest. Yet this federation of sheikhdoms on the Persia...
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Rotating 'solar power tree' to catch maximum sunlight 26.7.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Kolkata, July 26 : A 'solar power tree' that takes up only four square feet of space and generates enough power to run about five households is being upgraded to include a rotating motor to help it align with changing sunlight, its designer said on Tuesday.
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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World 26.7.2016 NPR Health Science
"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.
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Solar-powered aeroplane scripts history, completes round-the-world trip 26.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, July 26 : Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aeroplane completed the first, round-the-world flight after touching down in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
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Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push 26.7.2016 AP Business
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy....
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