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Google countdown teases Android O reveal during solar eclipse.

Google is capitalizing on the solar eclipse hype to tease out the latest version of Android. On Monday at 2:40 PM Eastern, the internet juggernaut says we'll "meet the next release of Android and all of its super new powers." Given that the f...

- Engadget - US

The Hong Kong teenager behind China's panda-shaped solar farms being built around the world.

When Hong Kong teenager Ada Li Yan-tung came up with the idea of building a solar farm shaped like a panda, she hoped merely to draw people’s attention to sustainable energy options. To her amazement, her proposal became a reality, not just once, but a hundred times, going by an ambitious plan drawn up by a green ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

New solar forecasting tool could help increase efficiency and reduce energy costs.

A research group at the University of Sheffield has developed a solar forecasting service, helping to increase the efficiency of the electricity system and reduce energy costs.

- PhysOrg - NL

Engineers deliver new key components to help power a fusion energy experiment.

Fusion power, which lights the sun and stars, requires temperatures of millions of degrees to fuse the particles inside plasma, a soup of charged gas that fuels fusion reactions. Here on Earth, scientists developing fusion as a safe, clean and abundant source of energy must produce temperatures hotter than the core of the ...

- PhysOrg - NL

When the sun disappears Monday, your electricity won't.

The last time the United States witnessed a full solar eclipse was 1979. America's electricity picture has changed dramatically since then , states now rely more heavily on solar energy, and that trend is prompting questions and concerns regarding how the nation's electric grid will handle Monday's full solar eclipse. ...

- ThinkProgress - US

NASA watches the Sun put a stop to its own eruption.

Greenbelt MD Aug 14, 2017 On Sept. 30, 2014, multiple NASA observatories watched what appeared to be the beginnings of a solar eruption. A filament - a serpentine structure consisting of dense solar material and often associated with solar eruptions - rose from the surface, gaining energy and speed as it soared. But instead ...

- - US

Ditumbuk anak sendiri, bapa terima tujuh jahitan.

YAN, 18 Ogos — Seorang warga emas berusia 71 tahun menerima tujuh jahitan pada keningnya selepas ditumbuk anaknya dalam kejadian di sebuah kampung di Sungai Limau di sini tiga hari lalu. Ketua Polis Daerah Yan, DSP Muhamad Halim Yatim berkata...

- The Malay Mail - MY

California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power.

On a sunny day, California gets up to 40 percent of its energy from solar power, so Monday's total eclipse isn't just a scientific spectacle, it's a major concern for the state's power grid.

- NPR - US

SPOILER ALERT: Computer Simulations Provide Preview of Upcoming Eclipse.

A research team from Predictive Science Inc. used the Stampede2supercomputer at The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center  to forecast the corona of the sun during the upcoming eclipse. The findings shed light on what the eclipse of the sun might look like Aug. 21 when it will be visible across ...

- ENN - US

10 spacecrafts hit by solar flare.

Experts warned that powerful geomagnetic storm could result in trillions of dollars worth of damage The post 10 spacecrafts hit by solar flare appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Scientists improve brown dwarf weather forecasts.

Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds–specifically, hot patchy clouds made of iron droplets and silicate dust. Scientists recently realized these giant clouds can move and thicken or thin surprisingly rapidly, in less than an Earth day, ...

- PhysOrg - NL

We need this more than ever: Bonnie Tyler to sing Total Eclipse on cruise ship during eclipse

For Bonnie Tyler, sun, moon, Earth and ubiquitous power ballad are all set to align perfectly.

- Stuff - NZ

Approaching eclipse sheds light on US solar energy expansion

Need for replacement power sources as skies darken highlights the sector's growth

- Financial Times - US

2017 Inventors | Innovators Under 35

Creating the breakthroughs that will make everything from AI to solar power to heart valves more practical and essential.

- Technology Review - US

Renewable Energy Prevented 12,700 Premature Deaths Over Nine-Year Period, Study Says

The expansion of wind and solar energy, and the resulting avoided emissions from fossil fuels, helped prevent up to 12,700 premature deaths in the U.S. from 2007 to 2015, according a new study in the journal Nature Energy.

- ENN - US

As Eclipse Looms, Georgia AG Warns of Counterfeit Glasses and Some Courts Close

As Georgians prepare to watch the moon block the sun totally over the northeast corner of the state Monday afternoon?and 97 percent in the Atlanta area?Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr offered some advice Thursday.

- Atlanta Daily Report - US

Cardston goes green with installation of 500 solar panels at civic centre and arena

The town, along with ENMAX Energy Corp., has installed 546 solar modules, which cover nearly 13,000 square feet, onto the rooftops of the civic centre and arena.

- Global News - CA

Nokia's New Phone Replaces the Selfie With the Bothie

If we're being honest, the selfie is passé. Today's discerning Instagrammers require a new way to document their every waking moment. Enter the Nokia 8 and its "bothie." Nokia's attempt to compete with Samsung and Apple in the high-end smartphone market hits stores in Europe in September. Wired reports the...

- Newser - US

Eclipse sheds light on growth in US solar energy

Need for replacement power sources as the skies darken highlights the sector's growth

- Financial Times - US

Health benefits of wind and solar power offset all subsidies

Estimated economic benefits of renewables in the US is $87 billion.

- Ars Technica UK - US

Wind and solar energy could actually save lives

Mark Kolbe/Getty ImagesThe increasing presence of wind and solar in the United States helped prevent the premature deaths of up to 12,700 people between 2007 and 2015, according to a new study from Nature Energy. How’s that? Well, with the rise of clean energy, there’s a reduced risk of exposure to harmful ...

- Business Insider - US

Llama on the lam saves family of ducks from scary bear

We believe humans and animals alike know that when confronted by a bear, it's best to just chill and not mess with it. But one brave llama became a hero when it stared fear directly in the face, and protected its fellow fuzzy friends from a scary bear. The llama, named Noir , was found on Eagle Mountain Golf Course in ...

- Mashable! - US

No power supply today

There will be no power supply from 10 am to 4 pm on August 18 due to the oil leakage in the 31.5 MVA Transformer-2 of the 66/11 KV Kanteerava GIS Muss.The areas to be affected are - Cubbonpet, Chowlagalli, Nrupathunga Road, University of Agricultural Sciences office, Sunkalpet, Nagrathpet, PRS Lane, OTC Road, SP Road, SJP ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Politicians Can't Get Enough Energy Cronyism: New at Reason

From solar to coal, politicians love to subsidize power production.

- - US

Floating solar power: new frontier for green-leaning water utilities

Solar panel installations have primarily been installed on land. Now two California water utilities are building floating solar-power projects at reservoirs.

- UPI - US

What post-ISIS Iraq can do for peace

The collapse of Islamic State strongholds in Iraq is proving to be more than a military victory over terrorists. The two-year battle against the militant sectarian group has also awakened Iraqi leaders to the need to mend relations between Sunnis and Shiites – and not only in Iraq. With a renewed drive for national unity, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

A Swedish company has developed a device that washes clothes without any laundry detergent

Scandinavian Water Technology/FacebookAs global warming intensifies, the world is turning to large-scale environmental technologies like electric cars and solar power. But so far, innovations that transform resource use inside people's homes have been few and far between. Swedish startup Scandinavian Water Technologies, or ...

- Business Insider - US

Here it is: the worst Tinder name pun you've ever seen

Just when you thought you'd seen it all, the Tinder name punning trend has sunk to an even deeper level of shame. This one is really so bad that you almost have to give its creator credit. It comes from Redditor Cigzilla, who added, “Well, I thought it was clever.” We'll give you a second to stop groaning. ...

- Mashable! - US

Interdimensional creatures, aliens and Earth's destruction: Solar eclipse generates wild theories

A few times a year the veil separating realities becomes so thin it opens up portals to other realities, according to a paranormal researcher.         


Ray of hope for more abundant wheat crops

Crops such as wheat could be up to 21% more efficient at turning the sun's energy into food, according to new research by Lancaster University.

- PhysOrg - NL

Tesla and GE are installing solar rooftop systems on 50 Home Depots

Tesla's energy unit is working with GE's Current to install solar systems on 50 Home Depot locations in the U.S. The installation is part of a plan on Home Depot's part to move more of its stores to clean power, with a goal of generating 135 megawatts of clean energy from its locations by 2020, Bloomberg reports. The power ...

- TechCrunch - US

How Will California's Solar Grid React to the Eclipse?

Making up the difference will be a balancing act of high-tension electricity choreography.

- Wired Magazine - US

Banks are cutting back on lending to the riskiest borrowers

John Moore/GettyBanks are scaling back on lending to Americans with the lowest credit scores, according to a study from TransUnion. Lenders processed fewer new personal loans, auto loans, and credit cards for subprime borrowers year-on-year in Q2 for the first time since 2012. Lenders tightened their standards after the ...

- Business Insider - US

NASA Protects Its Super Heroes From Space Weather

It's not a bird or a plane but it might be a solar storm. We like to think of astronauts as our super heroes, but the reality is astronauts are not built like Superman who gains strength from the sun. In fact, much of the energy radiating from the sun is harmful to us mere mortals.

- ENN - US

Investigating the Enigma of Clouds and Climate Change

Clouds perform an important function in cooling the planet as they reflect solar energy back into space. Yet clouds also intensify warming by trapping the planet's heat and radiating it back to earth. As fossil fuel emissions continue to warm the planet, how will this dual role played by clouds change, and will clouds ...

- ENN - US

Millions of renters, unit owners locked out of solar savings

A growing number of Australians can't lower their power bills by accessing solar energy due to red tape and the rise in apartment living and rentals.

- ABC News - AU

NASA protects its super heroes from space weather

It's not a bird or a plane but it might be a solar storm. We like to think of astronauts as our super heroes, but the reality is astronauts are not built like Superman who gains strength from the sun. In fact, much of the energy radiating from the sun is harmful to us mere mortals.

- PhysOrg - NL

Wind and solar energy are literally saving lives.

Decreased emissions are responsible for preventing up to 12,700 death in the United States.

- Grist Magazine - US

Tariffs would put US solar power in the shade

Cheap imported panels have created a vibrant industry in America

- Financial Times - US

Moving back into European equities

We are now beyond the middle of summer and having anticipated a difficult time for the European equity market beyond May, time may now be ripe to reconsider additional investments in the region. The summer holiday period is always one of reflection, as trading slows until important market players return from the sand and ...

- - MT

Samsung tops global market in Q2, followed by rival Apple

Samsung tops global market in Q2, followed by rival Apple...


Samsung, Foxconn to back cable-free phone tech

- A startup backed by Tony Fadell, one of the fathers of the Apple iPod, plans to announce Wednesday it is working with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd , Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd and others on a new way for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using wires or WiFi connections.

- Reuters - US

Kendall Jenner Looks to Sell Wilshire Corridor Condo and Sunset Strip Contemporary

SELLER: Kendall Jenner LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $1,600,000 SIZE: 2,068 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Though there have been unconfirmed reports she's made an off-market deal to sell her glassy, celeb-pedigreed contemporary residence above L.A.'s Sunset Strip — a bit more on that in ...

- Variety - US

Amazon will pay developers with the most engaging Alexa skills

Amazon today announced a new program to bring revenue to developers of Alexa skills based on how much engagement their voice app is able to generate among users of Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon appears to be the first of the major tech companies with AI assistants and third-party integrations , like Google, Samsung, Apple, ...

- VentureBeat - US

Future Mobility raises $200 million for electric car development

, Chinese electric-car venture Future Mobility Corp, co-founded by former BMW and Nissan Motor executives, has raised $200 million from investors including China's Suning and Fullshare Holdings in its latest round of financing. Most of the money will be used for product development, said Daniel Kirchert, Future ...

- VentureBeat - US

Scotland's largest solar farm gets green light

Elgin Energy is granted planning permission for a 20MW project near Urquhart in Moray

- BBC - UK

Politicians Can't Get Enough Energy Cronyism

From solar to coal, politicians love to subsidize power production.

- - US

Don't give up on ambitious green architecture – despite London's Garden Bridge folly

Martchan / ShutterstockLondon's proposed Garden Bridge' is no more. After years of controversy, the city's mayor has finally sunk the idea into the Thames. The notion of a bridge covered in plants and trees spanning the river did have some merit. But it needed to be in the right place, with the right design, and the project ...

- The Conversation - UK

Rototom Sunsplash Festival events cancelled until Thursday after tourist's death

BENICÀSSIM'S world-famous Rototom Sunsplash Festival has been called off for all of today and tonight after a tourist drowned ...

- thinkSPAIN - ES

Going 'green' with plant-based resins

Airplanes, electronics and solar cells are all in demand, but the materials holding these items together -- epoxy thermosets -- are not environmentally friendly. Now, a group reports that they have created a plant-based thermoset that could make devices 'greener.'

- ScienceDaily - US