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Energy & Environment

Tesla Branching Out and Applying to Join U.K. Electricity Providers

Could Tesla be the U.K.& 39;s next electricity provider?May 04, 2020Tesla may be providing electricity for the United Kingdom at some point in the future. It wouldn& 39;t be so surprising, given the electric vehicle company& 39;s CEO, Elon Musk, is always keen to expand his businesses.On Saturday, the Telegraph reported that Tesla had applied for a license to become an electricity provider in the U.
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Energy & Environment

9 of the World's Most Unique Eco-Friendly Buildings

With the constant push to drive down costs and reduce a building& 39;s impact on the environment, architects and engineers are coming up with some very interesting building concepts. From using ever more renewable energy sources to improving the way buildings use energy, many unique and eco-friendly solutions are being developed.
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Energy & Environment

The Moon Vanished in 1110, Scientists May Now Know Why

Almost a millennium ago, the night sky turned dark as the Moon completely disappeared from view.May 07, 2020Imagine a night sky without the bright, guiding light of the Moon. Now imagine that lasting for months, perhaps even years. This is what happened almost a millennium ago, in 1110, and now, scientists may have the reasons as to what caused this strange phenomenon.
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Energy & Environment

11 of the Deadliest Earthquakes of All Time

Earthquakes are unfortunate occupational hazards for those living in some of the most tectonically active regions of the world. While the Earth& 39;s crust experiences countless earthquakes all the time, sometimes the released energy causes widespread devastation in lives and human infrastructure.Here we have gathered some of the very, very worst ever recorded in human history.
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Energy & Environment

9 Myths about the Frozen Continent of Antarctica

What are some of the most persistent myths about the frozen continent of Antarctica? As it turns, out there are quite a few.RELATED: DROPPING A PIECE OF ICE DOWN A 90-METER BOREHOLE MAKES AND UNEXPECTED CARTOONISH SOUNDWhat are some myths about the frozen continent of Antarctica?So, without further ado, here are some of the persistent myths about the frozen wasteland that is Antarctica.
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Energy & Environment

New Study Reaffirms Sea-Level Rise Is Linked to Human Activities, Not Changes in Earth's Orbit

The study took into account the history of sea levels and glaciation since the age of the dinosaurs.May 16, 2020Rutgers scientists have produced new research that reaffirms that modern sea-level rises are linked to human activities and not to changes in Earth& 39;s orbit.RELATED: SCIENTISTS PROPOSE RADICAL GLACIER ENGINEERING PROJECTS AS WAY TO STOP SEA LEVEL RISE& 34;Our team showed that the Earth& 39;s history of glaciation was more complex than previously thought,& 34; said in a statement lead author Kenneth G.
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NASA’s ICESat-2 Reveals Arctic Sea Ice Has Thinned by as Much as 20%

Most studies have found that sea ice thickness has remained constant in the last 10 years.May 17, 2020If global warming has got you worried then it might be best you not read this article. NASA has revealed some new data, and it& 39;s troublesome.NASA’s new Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) has found that Arctic sea ice has thinned by as much as 20 since the end of the first ICESat mission in 2003 to 2009.
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Energy & Environment

Researchers Devise a New System That Makes Solar Panels Sweat so They Can Cool Down

The device reported an electricity output increased by an average of 15 .May 16, 2020If it works for humans, why not for solar panels? Researchers have devised a clever plan to make solar panels sweat so that they can cool down and increase their output, according to Science Magazine.RELATED: LARGEST UK SOLAR PANELS STUDY IDENTIFIES ZONES WITH 25 POWER LOSSIt’s “a simple, elegant, and effective way to retrofit existing solar cell panels for an instant efficiency boost,” said Liangbing Hu, a materials scientist at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Energy & Environment

Second-Hand EV Batteries to Benefit Solar Energy Farms

An MIT study shows how electric vehicle batteries could still prove useful in the second half of their lives.May 22, 2020As the electric vehicle (EV) industry keeps growing, a solution for disused EV batteries urgently needs to be put forward. Otherwise the world will end up with a huge number of EV batteries that are no longer sufficient to power vehicles, but sitting around idly still in decent condition.
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Energy & Environment

The History of Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy has had an interesting history, mostly due to the fact that its core technology is inherently dangerous. Although it is still a relatively new energy source in the grand scheme of things, its origins actually date back to the late 1800s.Let& 39;s explore the history of nuclear energy in a little more depth to follow its progress.
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Energy & Environment

Snow Mass Estimates and The Future of Ski Resorts

A report from the European Space Agency& 39;s Climate Change Initiative has unveiled the first reliable estimate of snow mass change. This has helped to identify different continental trends. And new data analysis predicts that the Arctic Ocean could become ice-free by 2050.Human influence on the climate system is evident.
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