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19 Apr 2014

I analyzed more than a million bitcoin tweets. Here’s what that looks like

I recently got my hands on more than 1.3 million tweets, all mentioning bitcoin or creator Satoshi Nakamoto, spanning the entire month of February 2014. My goal was to get a sense of who’s actually interested in bitcoin (enough
17 Apr 2014

Danish Project to Make Polymer Solar Cells More Profitable

Project Megawatt intends to make polymer solar cells profitable enough to allow power generation from polymer solar cells to compete on market terms with traditional coal-fired power plants. Read more » The Daily Fusion
17 Apr 2014

South Africa Moves To Add More Renewable Energy

South Africa occupies an interesting place in the world these days — one part Westernised country, one part African nation. A report from earlier this year identified the country as one of the top 10 countries likely
17 Apr 2014

More Renewable Energy Needed To Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change

Originally published on IRENA’s website. IRENA’s Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin, urged the international community to fast-track renewable energy in the fight against climate change at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai today. Abu Dhabi, UAE: The International
17 Apr 2014

They may be filled with trolls, but comments still have value — and they could have even more

Every now and then, the war that traditional media entities seem to be continuously fighting over reader comments — where they should be placed, how they should be managed and even whether they should exist at all
15 Apr 2014

Toyota Says Its New Gasoline Engines Will Be 10% More Efficient

Toyota Motor Corporation aims to increase the environmental performance of its vehicles with a series of newly-developed fuel-efficient gasoline engines. Read more » The Daily Fusion
15 Apr 2014

If you want more news from First Look Media’s The Intercept, you’re going to have to wait

As the eagle-eyed investigative journalists at Pando Daily recently noted, there hasn’t exactly been an outpouring of new material from The Intercept — the high-profile First Look Media property that includes newly-crowned Pulitzer Prize winners Glenn Greenwald
14 Apr 2014

Solar Impulse 2 — More Details

Editor’s Note: as a follow-up from my coverage of the Solar Impulse 2 unveiling, which included exclusive videos and an interview with co-founder Bertrand Piccard, below is a Gas2 post with some more technical details. A slideshow from
10 Apr 2014

Samsung takes one more step towards making music subscriptions free

European music service Deezer announced a partnership with Samsung Thursday that amounts to another step towards free music subscriptions. European consumers who buy a newly introduced Samsung Galaxy S5 will get access to six months of Deezer’s
9 Apr 2014

IEA: Solar PV Meets More Than 1% Of Electric Demand In 15 Nations

A report released by the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS) finds that PV is now providing more than 1% of electricity demand in 15 nations. PV represents 0.85% of electricity production and is