Tesla built a huge solar energy plant on the island of Kauai

Islands in the Pacific Ocean are some of the most practical places to install solar panels. Since there’s no natural gas pipeline or rail line to haul in coal, islands like Kauai in Hawaii have traditionally generated electricity by shipping in many barrels of diesel fuel. These days, because so …

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Uber will stop ‘greyballing’ government regulators

Uber announced this evening that it will stop using it’s “greyballing” tool to prevent local regulators and law enforcement from catching the company violating local taxi regulations. Earlier this week, The New York Times revealed that the company was using its “Greyball” program around the world to stop a variety …

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Science fiction would be unrecognizable without women

Fantasy author Mary Robinette Kowal has been running an informal experiment over the course of her travels. Whenever she stops by an airport bookstore, she counts the books in the science fiction and fantasy sections. A year ago, she tallied up her informal survey: around 18% of the books featured …

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