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Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth (Jessica Shankleman)

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere. 65 more words

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Solar was the cheapest source of electricity in 2016, and it will further undercut fossil fuels in 2017 (Michael J. Coren)

The renewable energy future will arrive when installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas or other options. If you ask the World Economic Forum (WEF), the day has arrived. 73 more words

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Printable Organs Are Closer Than Ever Thanks to Three Bioprinting Breakthroughs (Sveta McShane)

Over the next few weeks, while browsing cuties on the dating app, Tinder, you may find an image of a celebrity with an ‘organ donor’ icon next to their photo. 63 more words

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Solar power becoming world's cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say (Ian Johnston)

Solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, according to leading analysts.Data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) showed the cost of solar in 58 lower-income countries – including China, Brazil and India – had fallen to about a third of levels in 2010 and was now slightly cheaper than wind energy. 45 more words

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3D Printed Organs and the Super-Fast Hyperloop: Dubai is Accelerating the Future (Jolene Creighton)

In the 1960s, humanity was largely confined to planet Earth. In fact, most people were confined to their own home cities—even just communicating with someone on the other side of the globe was a trial, say nothing about traversing the distance yourself. 96 more words

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Big Push for Virtual World Creation: Google's Improbable Deal to Recreate the Real World in VR (Cade Metz)

Let a thousand virtual worlds rain down from the clouds. Or rather, the cloud. That’s the call from Google as it gets behind a tiny British startup called Improbable. 98 more words

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Google, HTC, Oculus, Samsung, Sony join forces to create Global VR Association (Lucas Matney)

After a couple years of being driven primarily by the startups, the virtual reality industry is growing to be one increasingly dominated by the big dogs.There’s still a sizable amount of fragmentation in the industry as well a high chance of failure for many of the efforts currently being undertaken. 63 more words

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