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First floating wind farm in the world starts production in Scotland

First floating wind farm in the world starts production in Scotland

The world's first floating wind farm started construction back in 2015 off the shore of Scotland. Two years later the plant is now starting production and is the first floating wind farm in the world to do so. The power it creates will be sent to the Scottish electric grid and will power 20,000 households.

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World’s first negative emissions plant turns carbon dioxide into stone

World’s first negative emissions plant turns carbon dioxide into stone

Scientists and people around the world are concerned with the amount of carbon dioxide that we put into the atmosphere globally each year. The fear is that the greenhouse gas could warm the planet enough to cause a catastrophic climate disaster. Work has been ongoing for decades into systems that can capture the CO2 from the air and help the environment.

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Researchers say ocean winds could power all of human civilization

Researchers say ocean winds could power all of human civilization

If you have ever been to a beach anywhere, you know that the wind blows constantly onto the land from the water. Researchers published a report this week that claims there is so much wind energy potential over the oceans that it could be used to generate "civilization scale power." The catch is that we would need to put ugly wind turbines all along the coast over huge areas of the sea.

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Electric “Hope” Vectrix VX-1 motorcycle looks straight out of ’50s scifi

Electric “Hope” Vectrix VX-1 motorcycle looks straight out of ’50s scifi

Motorcycle and automotive enthusiasts have the same trepidation when it comes to an electric future. Both groups fear that batteries might take some of the soul out of their rides. Automotive fans have discovered that while the sweet sounds of a V8 might be going away, the performance of cars like the Tesla P100D is certainly there. Perhaps motorcyclists will find the same thing in bikes like the sexy Vectrix VX-1 electric motorcycle.

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Russian military contractor unveils flying personal transport

Russian military contractor unveils flying personal transport

The world has been taken with the idea of a flying car for decades now. The thought of taking to the air to avoid traffic and go where roads can't take you is undeniably appealing to most. A Russian defense manufacturer called the Kalashnikov Concern has unveiled a new prototype transportation vehicle that has no name.

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Sea Horse project aims to generate huge power using the motion of the ocean

Sea Horse project aims to generate huge power using the motion of the ocean

Professor Tsumoru Shintake and the Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit at OIST are working on a new power generation system that could reap huge benefits. The project is called Sea Horse and it aims to harness energy from the Kuroshio ocean current that flows from the eastern coast of Taiwan to the southeastern parts of Japan. Sea Horse would use submerged turbines that anchor to the sea floor using mooring cables to convert the kinetic energy of sustained natural ocean currents into electricity.

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Aspark Owl Electric hypercar aims for 0-62 mph in under 2 seconds

Aspark Owl Electric hypercar aims for 0-62 mph in under 2 seconds

Aspark is a company that we have never heard of, but it has an electric hypercar that is certainly interesting. The car that Aspark is working on is called the Owl, which is a very weird name for a hypercar powered by electricity. The company has reportedly been working on the Owl since 2014 and the world premier of the car will be at the Frankfurt Auto Show this month.

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Hyundai offers up details on next-gen fuel-cell powered SUV

Hyundai offers up details on next-gen fuel-cell powered SUV

Hyundai has been working a next generation fuel-cell powered SUV for a while now and the last time we talked about that SUV was back in December 2016 when it was tipped to be in development and promising a 348-mile range. Hyundai is offering up some more details on this SUV at a hydrogen vehicle preview event held in Seoul.

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Your furry pet’s meaty diet is helping fuel climate change

Your furry pet’s meaty diet is helping fuel climate change

New research highlights an uncomfortable truth: humanity's favorite pets are contributing greatly to climate change. There's a good chance you have at least one dog or cat; maybe you have one of each or more. Those pets consume diets packed full of meat, and that's a problem for the climate, researchers say. Much like your own diet, the amount of meat your pet eats has a direct impact on our planet.

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Glow in the dark walking trail opens to the public in Singapore

Glow in the dark walking trail opens to the public in Singapore

Remember those glow-in-the-dark roads that began cropping up a few years ago? One in Singapore just opened to the public, and it aims to make the length of space safer for people to use at night. Whereas ordinary road lights are expensive and result in light pollution, glow-in-the-dark materials are energized by the sun during the day and then glow softly at night, improving the quality of life for people who live and work nearby.

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Plastic is clogging Earth and recycling is barely helping

Plastic is clogging Earth and recycling is barely helping

Despite the push to "go green," plastic waste is growing in quantity at an alarming rate, and current recycling efforts simply aren't keeping up. That's the ominous conclusion from a breakthrough study exploring the use - and re-use or disposal - of plastic materials since the 1950s, and published today. In fact, as of 2015, a mere 9-percent of waste plastic had been recycled, the researchers discovered.

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Blame coal mining for Appalachia’s salty rivers

Blame coal mining for Appalachia’s salty rivers

Forget sipping fresh mountain spring water -- Appalachia has a salty river problem and coal mining is to blame. The salt leaches into the streams and rivers from crushed rock and coal that gets deposited in valleys from mountaintop-removal mining. The leeching then causes consistently higher levels of salt in the water, damaging the ecosystems that lie downstream.

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