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Record low auction prices indicate an unsustainable solar rush is accelerating.
Giving up on climate change means giving up on being human.
Applying the theory of disruptive innovation to Tesla is not as simple as it seems.
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How smart energy policy can ease conflicts.
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Relativistic spacecraft must interact with the cosmic microwave background in a way that produces a unique light signature. And that means we should be able to spot any nearby, according to a new analysis.