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EU Pours Millions Into Circular, Low-carbon Economy

BIPVFrance

Integrating solar panels into the glass facades of buildings could improve their energy performance to meet EU targets, as the buildings become a whole new source of renewable energy. This is just one of 139 projects soon to be funded by the European Commission.

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Automated Cars Are Coming, Ready or Not

Waymo

Deep learning, an advanced form of artificial intelligence, and a dynamic way of computerized decision-making, are driving change for autonomous cars and for the entire automotive and transportation industry, finds a report published by the international professional services company KMPG.

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The Cancer Risk of Carbon Capture

SmokestacksChina

China has decided to develop and implement carbon capture and storage (CCS) on a massive scale. But there is a problem. The process of capturing carbon can lead to the formation of carcinogenic chemicals.

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Record Year Ahead for Consumer Tech Industry

Record Year Ahead for Consumer Tech Industry

White-hot consumer enthusiasm for the Internet of Things and quick adoption of emerging technologies will drive the U.S. consumer tech industry to $292 billion in retail revenues in 2017, finds new research from the Consumer Technology Association.

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Africa Investment Forum Debuts at GITEX

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The African Development Bank has launched an Africa Investment Forum as a meeting place for social impact investors. The Forum will showcase bankable projects, attract financing, and provide platforms for investing across multiple countries.

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Sustainability Takes Flight

Sustainability Takes Flight

Every day around the world, more than 100,000 civil aviation flights take off and land – safely for the most part. Now, the global agency responsible for overseeing civil aviation is working to improve the industry’s sustainability.

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Events: Women in Technology

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Though the number of companies and advancements in technology and clean technologies are increasing rapidly, the same can not be said for the number of women in technology fields.

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Always On: Living with the Internet of Things

Always On- Living with the Internet of Things

Billions of physical objects – devices, vehicles, buildings – embedded with electronics, software and sensors and connected to the Internet, are continuously and automatically collecting and exchanging information about human activities right now. It’s the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).

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WEF16: Promises and Perils of the Hi-Tech Revolution

WEF16

At the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, 2,500 business, government and civil society leaders from over 100 countries visualized a future rich with technological advances as they addressed the forum’s theme, “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

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