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Researchers charge phone from across the room using freakin' laser beams

Let’s face it, charging our smartphones hasn’t evolved much over the years. You plug your phone in, or place it on a precise place on a wireless charging pad, and then you wait. 60 more words

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BP's chief economist predicts plastic bans will slash oil demand

Oil giant BP has predicted that increased regulation on plastic pollution around the world will result in decreased demand for petroleum, the key ingredient in most plastic.  48 more words

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Scientists develop the first solar fuels reactor that works at night

Researchers have developed the world’s first solar fuels reactor that is able to function at night. Called CONTISOL, the solar fuels reactor is capable of producing fuel such as hydrogen without the intensive greenhouse gas emissions caused when creating the fuel from burning natural gas. 36 more words

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Elon Musk's brother Kimbal is giving away his personal Tesla Model 3

Kimbal Musk, the brother of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, is giving away his Tesla Model 3 — the sixth one ever made. Why would he do that? 28 more words

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Here's how to turn your kitchen scraps into clean energy

Each year, 1.3 billion tons of food ends up lost or wasted in the world. That makes up 46 percent of the world’s garbage, 59 percent of which ends up in landfills. 51 more words

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What the 'world's loneliest tree' tells us about humanity's impact on Earth

Over 170 miles away from a single other tree, the ‘world’s loneliest tree,’ a Sitka spruce, rests on Campbell Island, around 400 miles south of New Zealand, in the Southern Ocean. 53 more words

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