There’s enough wind energy over the oceans to power human civilization, scientists say

New research published on Monday finds there is so much wind energy potential over oceans that it could theoretically be used to generate “civilization scale power” — assuming, that is, that we are willing to cover enormous stretches of the sea with turbines, and can come up with ways to install and maintain them in often extreme…

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Walmart’s E-Commerce Business Is Battling Target and Costco as Much as Amazon

Much of Walmart’s recent e-commerce growth involves online purchases of items that are picked up at its stores, and would have otherwise been bought offline. Is Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT – Get Report) a tougher rival to Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN – Get Report)  than it was 18 months ago? Without a doubt. But that doesn’t mean all, or even…

U.S.-Turkey tensions boil over after arrest of consulate employee

When they met last month in New York, President Trump hailed what he called his “personal relationship” with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and said the United States and Turkey were “as close as we have ever been.” Erdogan called Trump “my dear friend Donald.” Close observers of Ankara and Washington would have been ­forgiven…

Wildfires in Northern California Kill at Least 10 and Destroy 1,500 Buildings

Northern California is being hit by ferocious wildfires, leading to at least 10 deaths and some 20,000 evacuees. By ROBIN LINDSAY on Publish Date October 9, 2017. Photo by Jim Wilson/The New York Times. SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Fast-moving wildfires raged across Northern California on Monday, killing at least 10 people, sending well over 100 to hospitals, forcing…

Against Mars-a-Lago: Why SpaceX’s Mars colonization plan should terrify you

Elon Musk wants to colonize the red planet, rich people first. Don’t confuse SpaceX with NASA — this will end badly When CEO Elon Musk announced last month that his aerospace company SpaceX would be sending cargo missions to Mars by 2022 — the first step in his tourism-driven colonization plan — a small cheer went up among space and…

Windows 10 Mobile gets its final death sentence

No more new features, no more hardware — the head of Microsoft’s Windows division says Windows 10 Mobile will no longer be “a focus” for the company. Bill Gates has given up his Windows phone. HP is pulling production of its flagship Windows handset. Now Microsoft has finally seen the writing on the wall — there aren’t enough…

All-touchscreen BlackBerry Motion officially announced

New handset sports a 5.5-inch HD display, 4GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery. The all-touchscreen BlackBerry Motion made its debut Sunday at an electronics trade show in Dubai, just days after images of the new phone leaked online. The new handset features a 5.5-inch HD display, 4GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery with…

Dove Apologizes After Body Wash Ad Is Slammed For Being Racist

Dove apologized Saturday following outcry over an advert it published to Facebook that many considered to be racist. The ad is a three second GIF that promotes Dove’s body wash and shows a black woman peeling off a dark shirt and transforming into a white woman in a beige shirt. The white woman peels off her shirt to reveal…

Trump administration releases hard-line immigration principles, threatening deal on ‘dreamers’

The Trump administration released a list of hard-line immigration principles late Sunday that threaten to derail a deal in Congress to allow hundreds of thousands of younger undocumented immigrants to remain in the country legally. The administration’s wish list includes the funding of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a crackdown on the influx of…

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