How off-grid solar energy could connect sub-Saharan Africa

March 28, 2017 by  
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Governments in Tanzania, Rwanda and Sierra Leone are studying “minigrids” enabled by solar and battery advances. But generating costs must become much more competitive for them to become truly viable.

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Yoga pants, fleece jackets and the microplastics dilemma

March 28, 2017 by  
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No clothing brand intended for their synthetic products to be discharged into the environment in the former of tiny bits of plastic. Now that they know, they must step up and tackle the problem.

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Aviation’s evolution: Fuel cells, 3D-printed planes and beyond

March 28, 2017 by  
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Companies such as Airbus, Boeing and easyJet rethink air travel’s environmental impacts.

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Off-grid Njoro Children’s Library in Tanzania keeps naturally cool with compressed earth

April 15, 2016 by  
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Solar Impulse 2 is ready to take to the skies again

April 15, 2016 by  
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As planned , the record-breaking solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 is ready to launch and continue its flight around the globe. After weathering the winter in Hawaii and receiving upgrades, the plane is once again ready to travel longer distances. Pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard will announce today when the Solar Impulse 2 will soar to North America, dependent on weather conditions. Read the rest of Solar Impulse 2 is ready to take to the skies again

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Faraday Future breaks ground on $1B electric car factory outside Las Vegas

April 15, 2016 by  
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Earlier this year at CES, mysterious startup Faraday Future unveiled a downright unbelievable Batmobile-like concept car that brought all the automotive aficionados to the yard. But the company doesn’t even have a manufacturing plant, yet. That could change in as little as two years, as fast-moving FF broke ground this week on the massive $1 billion factory they have been talking about for months. Read the rest of Faraday Future breaks ground on $1B electric car factory outside Las Vegas

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The DigiTruck is a solar-powered cargo container classroom for rural areas

December 2, 2015 by  
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The DigiTruck is a solar-powered repurposed cargo container that serves as mobile health clinic and digital classrooms for communities that currently lack these resources. Through a partnership between Arrow Electronics , a Fortune 500 company, and non-profit organizations  Close the Gap  and  Hoops of Hope , the DigiTruck is being deployed in Tanzania to provide communities with the 21st century learning tools and advanced healthcare equipment that they need to thrive. Read the rest of The DigiTruck is a solar-powered cargo container classroom for rural areas

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Five Tanzanian gold miners rescued after 41 days trapped underground

November 20, 2015 by  
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Being buried alive is a nightmare scenario for many people, and few lucky souls live to tell after such an experience. This story, out of Tanzania, is one of the rare gems. Ending a 41-day saga that you probably haven’t even heard about, five trapped workers have been rescued from a gold mine 100 meters (328 feet) below the surface. They were trapped while trying to rescue another group of miners, who had become stuck in the mine after a shaft collapsed. Read the rest of Five Tanzanian gold miners rescued after 41 days trapped underground

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Ultra-twisty wooden and steel staircase seems to ‘breathe’ as you walk by

November 20, 2015 by  
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Copenhagen is building the craziest bike lane… ever

November 20, 2015 by  
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Copenhagen is known for its bike-friendly culture, but the Copenhagen Gate project is going to take bike lanes to a whole new level – literally. Work is finally set to start on Steven Holl Architect’s project in Copenhagen , which will consist of two skyscrapers joined by a bike lane 213 feet in the air. The architect announced that construction could finally begin as early as 2016 and, once completed, the skyscrapers will act as a gate into the city with a bike lane and pedestrian bridge that will make the ones in your town look like child’s play. Read the rest of Copenhagen is building the craziest bike lane… ever

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