24 Apr 2014

Felix Salmon is leaving Reuters for the Fusion network because the future of media is “post text”

There’s been a lot of movement in media circles of late — what with writers like Ezra Klein, Nate Silver and Jessica Lessin leaving traditional journalism jobs to launch their own standalone news outlets — so it
24 Apr 2014

Electric Light Show — Car Lighting From Drag Race (VIDEO)

Originally published on Gas2. Racing enthusiasts may lament the lack of deafening noise from electric race cars, but sparks still fly when big electric motors are pushed to their limit. Lonestar EV Performance gave us this video
24 Apr 2014

Siem Offshore Contractors wins contract for German offshore wind farm

Siem Offshore Contractors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore, has secured a contract to supply and install the inner array grid cable system for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm in Germany. CTBR – News
24 Apr 2014

Volkswagen to Promote Electric Cars in China

According to Volkswagen CEO Prof. Dr. Winterkorn, the company will be “launching the biggest initiative for e-mobility in China’s automotive history.” Read more » The Daily Fusion
24 Apr 2014

4 AXYZ’s 3D printed wood launches on Indiegogo

4 AXYZ, which plans to use additive manufacturing to make relatively affordable custom furniture and accessories out of high-quality wood, launched a campaign on Indiegogo today. 4 AXYZ hopes to raise $ 1 million to go toward research
24 Apr 2014

Fighting For Science In The Classroom, & America’s Future

By Michael Haas, President & CEO of Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC Knowledge is power. And in the face of climate change, where time is our enemy, we are putting up a weak fight. In stark contrast to
24 Apr 2014

Alstom secures contract to expand and modernize energy management system in India

Alstom T&D India has secured a INR670m ($ 11.02m) contract from Power Grid Corporation Limited (PGCIL) for the expansion and modernization of the energy management system of various control centres in north east India. CTBR – News
24 Apr 2014

Scientists Use Airplane to Detect Methane From Fracking

Using an airplane to detect greenhouse gas emissions from freshly drilled shale gas wells in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus basin, Cornell and Purdue scientists have found that leaked methane from fracking is a tougher problem—between a hundred- and a
23 Apr 2014

Biofuels From Crop Residue May Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change (see footnote). Read more »
23 Apr 2014

FCC revisits the idea of a shared “innovation” band for broadband use

Nearly two years ago, U.S. regulators proposed opening up 100 MHz chunk of federal airwaves for commercial use, creating a shared spectrum band between the government, mobile carriers and the ordinary public. The proposal languished as carriers weren’t