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Tesla likely to add solar power roofs to cars

Tesla likely to add solar power roofs to cars | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will probably add photovoltaic charging technology on its future cars.
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Tesla and SolarCity's New Solar Roof

Tesla and SolarCity's New Solar Roof | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it

Tesla/SolarCity unveiled a solar roof that's attractive, affordable, and integrated with batteries and the grid. 

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No need to shoot down drones! Many of them can now be hijacked

No need to shoot down drones! Many of them can now be hijacked | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
A security researcher has devised a method of hijacking a wide variety of radio controlled airplanes, helicopters, cars, boats and other devices that use a popular wireless transmission technology.
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Research offers faster way to confirm safety of oil and gas pipelines

Research offers faster way to confirm safety of oil and gas pipelines | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
A simple vibration test can help oil and gas companies prevent pipeline spills in a way that is faster and cheaper than conventional methods, a UBC study shows.
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Would You Risk Your Life To Travel To Mars? Elon Musk Offers The Chance -- & Many Are Ready

Would You Risk Your Life To Travel To Mars? Elon Musk Offers The Chance -- & Many Are Ready | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Dying to go?
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We Could Power The Entire World By Harnessing Solar Energy From 1% Of The Sahara

We Could Power The Entire World By Harnessing Solar Energy From 1% Of The Sahara | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Could the world feasibly switch to all-nuclear power generation? If so, would that be a good counter to global warming? This question was originally answered on Quora by Mehran Moalem.
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'We can't replace nature:' Oilsands wetland reclamation a mixed success

'We can't replace nature:' Oilsands wetland reclamation a mixed success | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it


EDMONTON - The challenge makes turning bitumen into oil seem like the easy part. Faced with reclaiming open-pit mines that were once thriving wetlands, Suncor...

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Canada’s mining industry faces workers shortage of up to 127,000 — report

Canada’s mining industry faces workers shortage of up to 127,000 — report | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Experts warn Canada's mining industry faces a looming risk it's not ready to deal with — lack of access to workers with the skills needed in an upswing.
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SolarCity CEO Will Now Make Only $1 a Year

SolarCity CEO Will Now Make Only $1 a Year | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
The solar energy outfit is engaged in cost-cutting amid Tesla's acquisition of the company.
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Elon Musk is working on a roof made of solar panels

Elon Musk is working on a roof made of solar panels | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it

Elon Musk's fondness for ambitious, out-of-left-field ideas isn't restricted to electric cars or rockets. During SolarCity's latest earnings call...

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Researchers develop solar cell that captures CO2, converts it to burnable fuel

Researchers develop solar cell that captures CO2, converts it to burnable fuel | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Essentially an artificial leaf, device could make fossil fuels obsolete by generating synthetic fuel from air using only energy from the sun
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Around the world in 505 days; solar-powered plane completes historic flight

Around the world in 505 days; solar-powered plane completes historic flight | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Solar Impulse 2 returns to Abu Dhabi, becomes first plane to circle globe fuel-free. But the historic flight did not come easy, or cheap
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Cyborg locusts with tattooed wings can sniff out bombs

Cyborg locusts with tattooed wings can sniff out bombs | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
"Men, bring out the sniffer locusts." That's something a bomb squad chief could say in the future, thanks to a team of engineers working to turn the insect
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This Navy-funded drone is at home in sea and sky

This Navy-funded drone is at home in sea and sky | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have developed a drone that's capable of seamlessly transitioning from flying through the air to navigating in the water.
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Robotics, driverless tech are taking over mining jobs

Robotics, driverless tech are taking over mining jobs | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
The mining industry is primed for automation. It's capital intensive, buys expensive equipment and pays relatively well.
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Elon Musk Finally Reveals What He Thinks a Mars Civilization Will Look Like

Elon Musk Finally Reveals What He Thinks a Mars Civilization Will Look Like | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it

He offered some insight during an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit.

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Enthusiasm For Solar Micro-Grids In Developing World Gets A Sobering Reality Check In India

Enthusiasm For Solar Micro-Grids In Developing World Gets A Sobering Reality Check In India | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Solar micro-grids are popping up in villages from Africa to Bangladesh, seemingly offering a clean solution to a crippling energy access problem that condemns rural areas of these countries to low growth. But in one of the poorest regions of India, the vast majority of potential customers are opting not to join micro-grids. Here's how a mix of inefficient policy, conflicting incentives and unreliable operations have led to a product that consumers do not want.
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Ontario suspends program for large renewable energy projects

Ontario suspends program for large renewable energy projects | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it

Ontario has called an immediate halt to its procurement of large renewable energy and energy-from-waste programs.

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Renewable energy makes up almost one-third of the world's electrical capacity

Renewable energy makes up almost one-third of the world's electrical capacity | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
A new report from the World Energy Council has revealed 30% of installed power generating equipment is made up by renewable technology and it is responsible for 23% of total global electricity production.
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Tesla's next Autopilot update will rely more on radar

Tesla's next Autopilot update will rely more on radar | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it

Today Tesla announced that its upcoming Autopilot 8.0 update will rely more on radar than previous versions of the semi-autonomous feature. 

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Gold mining back to Nova Scotia with imminent Moose River mine construction

Gold mining back to Nova Scotia with imminent Moose River mine construction | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Project consists of two open-pit mines forecast to produce 87,000 ounces of the yellow metal a year during their eight to nine years of mine life.
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US solar industry hailed as ‘light at end of tunnel’ for jobless coal miners

US solar industry hailed as ‘light at end of tunnel’ for jobless coal miners | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Study argues it would be cheap and simple to retrain coal workers for solar jobs.
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Lithium could be the new gasoline as Tesla stokes demand

Lithium could be the new gasoline as Tesla stokes demand | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
It's being called 'Silver Petroleum' and car manufacturers are scrambling to get hold of it.
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SolarCity agrees to $2.6B buyout by Tesla

SolarCity agrees to $2.6B buyout by Tesla | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Tesla and SolarCity shook hands today on what would be the first integrated solar energy and battery storage company through a $2.6 billion all-stock deal.
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Scientists extract uranium from seawater

Scientists extract uranium from seawater | SWGi Engineering News | Scoop.it
Testing of absorbent materials show capacity to hold 5.2 grams of uranium per kilogram, after 49 days exposure to seawater.
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