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How Many American Cities Are Preparing For The Arrival of Self-Driving Autos? Now not Many.

Only about 6 percent of the country’s biggest cities are planning for or thinking about autonomous vehicles or self-driving cars in their long-range transportation plans, according to the National League of Cities. What’s even more surprising is that only 3 percent of these cities’ transit plans are even taking into account the impact of ride-hailing companies like

Oakland Startup, The History Project, Raises $2M To Fabricate Digital Time Capsules of Household, Private Histories

After years of working in mobile advertising, founder Niles Lichtenstein discovered a box of records from his late father. That compelled him to start putting together memories and online histories earlier, by documenting his mother’s life history and how he first met his wife. That developed into an interactive timeline where he collected songs from

A worldwide experiment in Chase co-living

Kim-Mai Cutler Contributor Kim-Mai Cutler is an operating partner for Initialized Capital, an early-stage venture firm and was previously a journalist covering technology, finance and policy issues at TechCrunch — best-known for her long-form work on the Bay Area. More posts from Kim-Mai Cutler Update: I decided to leave this company and am no longer affiliated with

AngelList Raised $163M For Startups in 2015, Up 56% Year-Over-Year

AngelList, the online platform that had made itself indispensable to early-stage startups for fundraising and recruiting, said it closed out last year having raised $163 million online on behalf of 441 companies. That’s about 56 percent higher than the year before in 2014. About 40 percent of the deals were private rounds and institutional funds were in about 40

Nothing Treasure This Has Ever Occurred Before

“Capitalists both in the Old World and the States, even now, have but little faith in California. They regard this country and everything relating to it as one grand bubble, liable to burst at any moment…. This is how it should be. The wealth of California is thereby passing into the hands of young, active

Rwanda’s Not-So-Unimaginable Ambition To Be A Startup Hub of Africa

It’s an odd feeling to come from California, one of the world’s most prodigious economies where the infrastructure and public systems are simultaneously falling apart in plain view, and arrive in the tiny, landlocked East African country of Rwanda. The first thing you notice is how exceptionally clean the streets of Kigali appear. That’s because of a ban on non-biodegradable

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Hubble House Telescope Spots Triple-Star Arrangement in Taurus

The Hubble team has released a stunning image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the triple-star star system HP Tau. HP Tau, a trio of dazzling stars some 550 light-years away in the constellation of Taurus, blaze brilliantly from the hollowed-out cavity of a reflection nebula in the new Hubble image. Image credit:

Killer Whales Take Single Breath between Dives, Marine Scientists Verify

To gather information on the animals’ habits, University of British Columbia’s Professor Andrew Trites and his colleagues used drone footage and biological data from tags suction-cupped to 11 northern and southern resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) off the coast of British Columbia in Queen Charlotte Sound, Queen Charlotte Strait, Johnstone Strait, and Juan de Fuca

Webb Detects Ongoing Merger of Two Supermassive Unlit Holes in Early Universe

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope have found evidence for an ongoing merger of two galaxies and their central black holes — a galaxy system dubbed ZS7 — when the Universe was just 740 million years old. This image shows the location of the galaxy system ZS7. Image credit: NASA / ESA /

The Hydrogen Stream: Adnoc delivers low-carbon ammonia to Japan

Adnoc has delivered the world’s first certified bulk commercial shipment of low-carbon ammonia to a client in Japan, while Plug Power has agreed to supply a 3 GW electrolyzer in Australia. May 17, 2024 Sergio Matalucci Image: Adnoc Adnoc has delivered what it claims is the world's first certified bulk commercial shipment of “low-carbon ammonia

Researchers Point out Thermal Trapping of Solar Radiation at 1,922 Levels Fahrenheit

With the world focusing on decarbonizing electricity and transportation, abating emissions from industrial process heat remain the elephant in the room. Using solar energy is an attractive alternative, but current solar converters show poor performance and high costs when process temperatures above 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,832 degrees Fahrenheit) are required. In a new work, scientists

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