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Orbital Marine Power O2 begins grid-connected power generation

Orbital Marine Power O2 begins grid-connected power generation

Orbital Marine Power has announced that the world's most powerful tidal turbine has begun grid-connected power generation at the European Marine Energy Center. O2 is a floating turbine anchored off the Fall of Warness and connected via a subsea cable to the local onshore electricity network. O2 is a 2MW offshore power generation unit.

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Joby Aero full-sized prototype air taxi flies more than 150 miles on a charge

Joby Aero full-sized prototype air taxi flies more than 150 miles on a charge

Joby Aero Inc. has announced that its prototype all-electric air taxi has reached an important milestone in its development. The aircraft is designed for commercial passenger service and is called an air taxi. Recently, Joby flew a full-size prototype vehicle for over 150 miles on a single charge, including vertical takeoff and landing.

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Da Vinci DC100 electric motorcycle can follow you like a puppy

Da Vinci DC100 electric motorcycle can follow you like a puppy

Anyone who has spent the day riding a motorcycle knows that often there comes a time when you just have to get off the motorcycle and walk around. A Chinese company called Da Vinci Dynamics has revealed a new electric motorcycle called the DC100. The motorcycle is a high-performance electric street bike promising 250 miles of riding range per charge.

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UAE manipulates weather to trigger huge rainstorms in hot coastal cities

UAE manipulates weather to trigger huge rainstorms in hot coastal cities

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a region that's home to hot temperatures and three deserts, has experienced heavy rainfall in multiple places over recent hours due to deliberate manipulation of the weather. The effort involved drones and a technology called cloud seeding, which disperses substances in the air that alter clouds' properties, increasing the likelihood of rain.

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Impossible Foods preps plant-based chicken nuggets with first taste next week

Impossible Foods preps plant-based chicken nuggets with first taste next week

Next week, Impossible Foods -- the company behind the 'bleeding' plant-based burger -- will introduce its next big product: faux chicken nuggets. The unveiling will take place at a trade show next week, according to a new report, though the wider premiere won't happen until later this year. The company promises a plant-based nugget product with the same texture as actual chicken.

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US gov removes major residential solar power hurdle in green tech push

US gov removes major residential solar power hurdle in green tech push

Climate change concerns combined with the growing availability and affordability of green tech have driven many consumers to explore solar-powered home energy systems, including solar panels that can be installed on one's roof. The Department of Energy has announced a new fast-track tool that is designed to help get consumers automatic permits to install residential solar panels, making the entire process easier.

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MIT researchers develop a method to make biofuels from nonfood feedstocks

MIT researchers develop a method to make biofuels from nonfood feedstocks

One alternative biofuel that's been around for a long time is ethanol. It is often made from corn and is mixed into gasoline in most gas stations all around the country. The problem with using ethanol to make fuel is that corn is a feedstock. Researchers at MIT have now discovered a way of boosting the production of biofuels like ethanol using nonfood feedstocks.

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VW says no more combustion engine cars in Europe by 2035

VW says no more combustion engine cars in Europe by 2035

Regulators worldwide are pushing automakers to eliminate vehicles powered by traditional combustion engines in favor of electric vehicles. With regulations tightening so much, many automakers are transitioning to all-electric vehicles. Recently, automaker Volkswagen announced the date when it would stop selling vehicles powered by internal combustion engines in Europe. VW says it will end production for its combustion engine cars in Europe will be 2035.

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World’s first lab-grown meat facility pumps out 5,000 burgers per day

World’s first lab-grown meat facility pumps out 5,000 burgers per day

Israel is now home to the world's first lab-grown meat production facility, a plant that is able to produce the equivalent of up to 5,000 burgers every single day. Called Future Meat Technologies, the company has ushered in the era of industrial-tier cultured meat production -- and it's already eyeing a big expansion into the US.

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CFM RISE open fan architecture jet engine could reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent

CFM RISE open fan architecture jet engine could reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent

GE Aviation and Safran announced a new technology development program that aims to reduce fuel consumption for jet aircraft by 20 percent while reducing CO2 emissions at the same time. The program is called CFM RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) and will demonstrate a mature range of new, disruptive technologies for future commercial aircraft engines that have the potential to enter service by the mid-2030.

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Volvo looks to transition to fossil-free steel as part of its green efforts

Volvo looks to transition to fossil-free steel as part of its green efforts

Volvo confirmed in March that it was committed to producing only electric vehicles by 2030 and to move to an online-only sales strategy in the same timeframe. The automaker is now doubling down on going green with the announcement that it is the first automaker to explore fossil-free steel with a Swedish steel manufacturer called SSAB. Volvo is the first automaker to work with SSAB and its HYBRIT initiative.

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Single-use plastics could be replaced by “vegan spider silk”

Single-use plastics could be replaced by “vegan spider silk”

Single-use plastics are common pollutants that end up in the oceans and landfills all around the world. A group of researchers from the University of Cambridge has created a polymer film that mimics the properties of spider silk, which is one of the strongest materials in nature. The creation is plant-based, sustainable, and scalable and could replace single-use plastics in many consumer products.

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