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Jaunumi, 14. November 2018

PAR IECAVAS NOVADA «GADA UZŅĒMĒJU» KĻŪST SIA «VIZULO»

8. decembrī Iecavas kultūras namā notiks konkursa «Iecavas novada uzņēmēju gada balva» uzvarētāju sumināšana. Par titula »Gada uzņēmējs» īpašnieku šogad kļūst LED gaismekļu ražotājs SIA «Vizulo». Pilnu rakstu skatīt ŠEIT
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Enerģētika, 02. November 2018

Iecavas 'Vizulo' – ražotne, kur top gaismekļi Brīvības piemineklim un Kurševelas kūrortam

Iecavas SIA “Vizulo” ražo iekštelpu un ārtelpu gaismekļus, uzņēmuma inženieri izstrādā jaunus gaismekļus, veic dažādus pētījumus. Ar tā gaismekļiem ir izgaismota “Porsche” ēka Nīderlandē, Māstrihtā, Brīvības piemineklis Rīgā, tie ir izmantoti Francijā, Kurševelas[...]
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Jaunumi, 26. October 2018

‘Delfi’ no Strasbūras: Pāreja uz elektromobiļiem Eiropā buksē

Jau pirms četriem gadiem Eiropas Savienības (ES) varas gaiteņos tika pieņemta direktīva par alternatīvo degvielu infrastruktūras ieviešanu, taču ar tās izpildi dalībvalstīm veicies visai švaki – direktīvā nospraustos mērķus līdz šim pilnībā[...]
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Jaunumi, 26. October 2018

Viedās pilsētas klasteris piedalās starptautiskajā izstādē "Vide un Enerģija 2018"

Viedās pilsētas klasteris un tā biedri piedalījās izstādē ar elektromobilitātes stendu „Elektriskie transportlīdzekļi izstādē „Vide un Enerģija 2018”” Šā gada 19.–21.oktobrī Starptautiskajā izstāžu centrā Rīgā tika organizēts e-mobilitātes stends „Viedais[...]
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Bez kategorijas, 19. October 2018

Viedās pilsētas klasteris piedalās starptautiskā diskusijā Mobilitāte un Aprites ekonomika

Ziemeļvalstu Ministru padomes birojs Latvijā sadarbībā ar izstādi “Vide un enerģija” rīkoja starptautisku konferenci “Ziemeļvalstu un Baltijas valstu enerģētikas un klimata izaicinājumi”, kas 2018.gada 18.oktobrī notika “Altum” konferenču zālē Rīgā. Konferencei[...]
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Jaunumi, 19. October 2018

Stambulas transportā par braucienu var norēķināties ar plastmasas pudelēm un skārdenēm

Vienā no Stambulas metro stacijām sācis darboties automāts, ar kura palīdzību par braucienu pilsētas sabiedriskajā transportā var norēķināties, nododot tukšas plastmasas pudeles un skārdenes. Automātā jāievieto pilsētas sabiedriskā transporta viedkarte[...]
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Jaunumi, 15. October 2018

Viedās pilsētas klastera biedri tiekas ikgadējā sanāksmē

Viedās pilsētas klasteris šā gada 11. oktobrī organizēja ikgadējo biedru sanāksmi Birojnīcas telpās Rīgā, lai informētu biedrus par projekta progresu un šajā laikā paveikto. Kopīgi pārskatītu turpmākās plānotās aktivitātes, apspriestu[...]
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Jaunumi, 12. October 2018

EP: Līdz 2030. gadam jaunu automobiļu CO2 izmeši jāsamazina par 40%

Līdz 2030. gadam jaunu automobiļu CO2 izmeši jāsamazina par 40%, vienlaikus veicinot elektrisko un zemu emisiju auto nonākšanu tirgū, uzskata Eiropas Parlamenta deputāti. Trešdien atbalstītā likumprojektā EP deputāti aicina ES[...]
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Jaunumi, 28. September 2018

No Tallinas uz Rīgu automašīnā bez vadītāja. Vai Latvija kļūs par 5G lielvalsti?

Tuvākās desmitgades laikā ievērojami pieaugs datu apjoms, kuru radīs dažādas ikdienā izmantotās ierīces un jaunie pakalpojumi. Nepārtrauktai to darbībai būs nepieciešams daudz ātrāks internets, nekā tas ir pieejams pašlaik. Sagaidāms, ka[...]
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Jaunumi, 25. September 2018

Kā top? Cewood plātnes

Biznesa portāls Db.lv viesojas pie ēveļskaidu produktu ražotājas SIA Cewood. Investējot 5 miljonus eiro, SIA Cewood Jaunlaicenē izveidojusi Baltijā vienīgo cementēto koka ēveļskaidu plātņu ražotni. Plātnes sastāv no 100% dabīgiem[...]
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Jaunumi, 19. September 2018

Satiksmes plūsmas mērīšanai Rīgas centrā projektēs 16 uzraudzības punktus

Rīgas domes Satiksmes departaments (RDSD) izsludinājis konkursu par satiksmes infrastruktūras uzraudzības punktu ierīkošanu 16 Rīgas centra vietās, lai veiktu satiksmes situācijas novērtēšanu, informē RDSD pārstāve Una Ahuna – Ozola. Iepirkuma[...]
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Jaunumi, 17. September 2018

Aicinām apmeklēt konferenci - ZIEMEĻVALSTU UN BALTIJAS VALSTU ENERĢĒTIKAS UN KLIMATA IZAICINĀJUMI

Ziemeļvalstu Ministru padomes birojas Latvijā sadarbībā ar izstādi “Vide un enerģija” rīko starptautisku konferenci “Ziemeļvalstu un Baltijas valstu enerģētikas un klimata izaicinājumi”, kas 2018.gada 18.oktobrī notiks “Altum” konferenču zālē Rīgā. Konferences[...]
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Jaunumi, 17. September 2018

Latvijas uzņēmums uzvar konkursā par ielu apgaismošanu Nīderlandē

Nīderlandes pilsētā Zvollē, kas ir Overeiselas provinces galvaspilsēta, uzstādīs 5000 Latvijas uzņēmuma “Vizulo” izstrādātos “VIZULO Mini Martin” gaismekļus, portālu “LA.lv” informēja “Vizulo” pārstāvji. Jau šobrīd pilsētu izgaismo 2500 gaismekļu, bet[...]
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Jaunumi, 17. September 2018

Preiļos par teju pusmiljonu eiro plāno atjaunot apgaismojumu

Preiļu novada pašvaldība startēs Emisijas kvotu izsolīšanas instrumenta (EKII) finansēto projektu iesniegumu konkursā “Siltumnīcefekta gāzu emisiju samazināšana ar viedajām pilsētvides tehnoloģijām” ar ieceri atjaunot pilsētā apgaismojumu, kas varētu izmaksāt 451 947[...]
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Jaunumi, 29. August 2018

"Volkswagen" nākamgad Berlīnē sāks piedāvāt elektroauto koplietošanas pakalpojumu

Vācijas autobūves koncerns “Volkswagen” ceturtdien paziņoja, ka nākamgad Berlīnē ieviesīs pilnībā elektrisku automobiļu koplietošanas pakalpojumu, tādējādi cerot sabiedrību iepazīstināt ar jauniem automašīnu modeļiem un ielauzties šajā strauju izaugsmi piedzīvojošajā tirgū.[...]
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Jaunumi, 29. August 2018

Latvijā arvien lielāka interese par elektriskajiem un hibrīdauto

Līdz ar iedzīvotāju pirktspējas palielināšanos, auto cienītāji vairāk interesējas par elektriskajiem un hibrīdauto un iespējām tos iegādāties līzingā, TVNET pavēstīja AS “PrivatBank” Preses centrā. PrivatBank pēdējā gada laikā ir palīdzējusi piepildīt daudzu[...]
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Jaunumi, 22. August 2018

Viesi no Ukrainas iepazīstas ar salaspiliešu pieredzi ēku atjaunošanā

Piektdien Salaspilī viesojās viesi no Ukrainas, lai iepazītos ar mūsu pieredzi daudzdzīvokļu dzīvojamo ēku atjaunošanā. Daļa delegācijas pārstāvju savā valstī strādā ANO Attīstības programmā, kas vairāk fokusējas uz ēku, īpaši[...]
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Jaunumi, 22. August 2018

'Vizulo' iegūst lielu eksporta pasūtījumu un izgaismos Budapeštas ielas

LED gaismekļu ražotājs “Vizulo” ierindojies starp uzvarētājiem Ungārijas pašvaldības izsludinātā iepirkumā, kā rezultātā Budapeštā līdz 2019. gada maijam plānots nomainīt un uzstādīt 2500 jaunus uzņēmuma ražotus gaismekļus, portālu “Delfi” informēja[...]
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Jaunumi, 20. August 2018

Lietuvā ienāk Eiropas elektromobiļu uzlādes tīkls 'Ionity'

Lietuvā šonedēļ reģistrēts uzņēmums “Ionity GmbH Lietuvos filialas”, kas būs Eiropas elektroautomobiļu uzlādes tīkla “Ionity” vietējā struktūrvienība, raksta Lietuvas biznesa ziņu avīze “Verslo žinios”. Uzņēmumu vadīs visa “Ionity” tīkla izpilddirektors Markuss Grolls.[...]
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Jaunumi, 18. July 2018

LMT iestājas starptautiskajā 5G Automotive asociācijā

2018. gada jūlijā LMT ir uzņemts starptautiskajā 5G Automotive asociācijā (5GAA). Iestāšanās asociācijā ir stratēģisks Latvijas Mobilā Telefona (LMT) solis, jo 5G balstītas savienoto auto tehnoloģiju inovācijas ir viena no[...]
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Jaunumi, 17. July 2018

Kopbraukšanas fenomens strauji pieņemas spēkā

Kopbraukšana kā fenomens pēdējā dekādē ir pieņēmies spēkā ļoti strauji un daudzos tirgos kļūst par alternatīvu privātajam auto, otrdien vēsta laikraksts Dienas Bizness. «Baltijas valstis ir starp līderiem Eiropā ar savu[...]
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Jaunumi, 17. July 2018

Gerhards aicina lielās pilsētas klimata pārmaiņu ierobežošanu izvirzīt par prioritāti

Vides aizsardzības un reģionālās attīstības ministrs Kaspars Gerhards (NA) aicina Latvijas Lielo pilsētu asociāciju (LLPA) klimata pārmaiņu ierobežošanu izvirzīt par prioritāti, aģentūru LETA informēja Vides aizsardzības un reģionālās attīstības ministrijā[...]
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Jaunumi, 17. July 2018

Sākam biznesu: Palīdz gudri plānot pilsētas satiksmi

SIA 4SmartStreets izstrādājis vairākus produktus, kas palīdz analizēt satiksmi pilsētā, lai noskaidrotu, kādi uzlabojumi ir nepieciešami. Uzņēmums izaudzis KleinTech services paspārnē, kura viens no zināmākajiem produktiem ir VAS Latvijas dzelzceļa uzskaites[...]
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Jaunumi, 03. July 2018

ALTUM «zaļo» obligāciju pirmais miljons tiek RCG Lighthouse

Attīstības finanšu institūcija «ALTUM» un energoservisa kompānija «RCG Lighthouse» noslēgušas sadarbības līgumu par «apgaismojuma kā ārpakalpojuma» energoefektivitātes projektu finansēšanu 1 miljona eiro apmērā. Finansējums uzņēmumam «RCG Lighthouse» piešķirts valsts atbalsta[...]
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Jaunumi, 19. June 2018

Jauna uzņēmējdarbības tendence Latvijā - elektrotransporta uzlāde par maksu

Aktīvi strādājot un izvērtējot tirgus pieprasījumu un potenciālu, «e-mobility Network» savu turpmāko biznesu ir nolēmis attīstīt arī Rietumeiropā, Latvijā fokusējoties galvenokārt uz uzņēmumu apkalpošanas (B2B) segmentu. Elektrotransporta uzlāde kā biznesa[...]
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Jaunumi, 12. June 2018

Elektrotransportlīdzekļu uzlādes pakalpojuma maksa uzlādes staciju tīklā būs 15 centi minūtē

Elektrotransportlīdzekļu uzlādes pakalpojuma maksa ātrās uzlādes staciju tīklā būs 15 centi minūtē ar pievienotās vērtības nodokli (PVN), otrdien lēma valdība. To paredz Satiksmes ministrijas (SM) sagatavotie grozījumi Ministru kabineta 2013.[...]
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Jaunumi, 11. June 2018

Nīderlandē top pirmās 3D drukātās dzīvojamās mājas

Nīderlandes pilsēta Eindhovena varētu kļūt par pirmo pilsētu pasaulē, kurā dzīvojamās mājas tiks būvētas ar 3D printera palīdzību. Sadarbībā ar Eindhovenas Tehnoloģiju universitāti tiek īstenots projekts Milestone, kura ietvaros eksperimentālā kārtā[...]
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Jaunumi, 11. June 2018

LMT un VARAM kopā ar 'Nokia' virza autonomo auto attīstību Latvijā

Vienā no lielākajām mobilo sakaru tehnoloģiju izstādēm pasaulē – “Mobile World Congress” – Barselonā, noritējusi “Nokia” tikšanās ar Latvijas vadošo mobilo sakaru operatoru LMT un Vides aizsardzības un reģionālās attīstības ministriju. Tās laikā[...]
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Jaunumi, 07. June 2018

Ar tehnoloģijām piesātināto Gudro māju izmēģina dažādās Latvijas vietās

Mobilo sakaru operatora «Tele2» inženieri tā sauktās gudrās tehnoloģijas uzstādījuši mājā uz riteņiem, lai varētu tās izaicināt dabā − gan pilsētās un ciematos, gan mežā un pie jūras. Gudro māju,[...]
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Jaunumi, 07. June 2018

Uzņēmumi Latvijā kūtri ievieš automatizācijas risinājumus

Lai arī procesu automatizācija un robotizācija, īpaši augošajā darba spēka trūkumā, ir viens no visaktuālākajiem problēmjautājumiem, reti kurš uzņēmums steidz ieviest augsti attīstītus risinājumus procesu automatizēšanai, secināts KPMG Latvijā veiktajā[...]
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Jaunumi, 05. June 2018

Viedā pilsēta – vīzija, kas pārtop par realitāti

Jau pavisam drīz, 31. maijā un 1. jūnijā, Rīgā norisināsies starptautisks pasākums ar visai avangardiski pretenciozu nosaukumu – Mad City jeb Trakā pilsēta. Šķiet, kārtējais reklāmistu untums, no zila gaisa[...]
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Jaunumi, 25. May 2018

Pilsēta, jaunākās tehnoloģijas un nauda - kāda būs Rīgas nākotne?

Šā gada 31. maijā – 1. jūnijā Rīgā notiks starptautisks pilsētplānošanas pasākums «Mad City Happening 2018». Pasākums veltīts viedo pilsētu koncepta attīstībai, fokusējoties uz jaunākajām un neparastākajām idejām tehnoloģiju jomā,[...]
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Jaunumi, 17. May 2018

ANO: 2050. gadā pilsētās dzīvos 68% pasaules iedzīvotāju

68% pasaules iedzīvotāju 2050.gadā dzīvos pilsētās, salīdzinot ar 55% šobrīd, trešdien paziņoja ANO. Kā prognozēts ANO ziņojumā, nākamajos 30 gados arvien plašākajās pilsētās iedzīvotāju skaits pieaugs par vēl 2,5 miljardiem[...]
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Jaunumi, 16. May 2018

Nākamnedēļ Rīgā notiks elektrisko transportlīdzekļu saiets

Nākamnedēļ Rīgā notiks elektrisko transportlīdzekļu saiets un elektromobiļu maratona starts, informēja biedrības “Bezizmešu mobilitātes atbalsta biedrība” pārstāvis Arnis Bergs. Lai salidojuma norises laikā autostāvvieta būtu pieejama bez maksas, dalībniekam līdz[...]
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Jaunumi, 01. May 2018

Elektrisko autobusu «uzbrukums» naftas industrijai

Pirms aptuveni septiņiem gadiem, kad Ķīnas autobūves un akumulatoru uzņēmums «BYD Co.» nozares konferencē Beļģijā prezentēja vienu no pirmajiem elektrisko autobusu modeļiem, elektriskie autobusi tika uzskatīti par ko līdzīgu jokam.[...]
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Jaunumi, 23. April 2018

Fiskālā padome: Valdībai daudz nopietnāk jādomā par risku izvērtēšanu PPP projektos, lai neradītu zaudējumus valsts budžetam

Pieaugot interesei par publiskās un privātās partnerības (PPP) projektiem, kas efektīvi ļauj attīstīt nozīmīgus infrastruktūras objektus un pakalpojumus, valdībai daudz nopietnāk jādomā par PPP risku izvērtēšanu, lai nākotnē neradītu būtiskus zaudējumus valsts[...]
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Jaunumi, 18. April 2018

Plašas autostāvvietas pie ēkām būs jāaprīko ar elektromobiļu uzlādes punktu

Jaunām un renovētām ēkām, kurās ir vismaz desmit autostāvvietas, būs nepieciešams izveidot elektromobiļu uzlādes punktu, paredz jaunie noteikumi, kurus otrdien apstiprināja Eiropas Parlamenta (EP) deputāti. Jaunie noteikumi valstīm liks izstrādāt[...]
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Jaunumi, 18. April 2018

Hygen ar ALTUM garantiju un Citadeles kredītlīniju ražos iekārtu dabasgāzes automašīnu uzpildei mājas apstākļos

Latvijas uzņēmums Hygen ar ALTUM garantiju un bankas Citadelekredītlīniju šogad sāks ražot inovatīvu iekārtu dabasgāzes automašīnu uzpildei mājas apstākļos. Hygen, kas darbojas alternatīvās enerģētikas jomā, izstrādājis inovatīvu ierīci, ar kuras palīdzību pieslēgties mājas gāzes vadam[...]
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Jaunumi, 13. April 2018

UPB saņem balvu par labāko stikla ēku Zviedrijā

Prestižajā Zviedrijas būvniecības konkursā Glaspriset 2018 biroja ēka Umestan atzīta par labāko stikla ēku. UPB šajā projektā veica fasādes projektēšanu, ražošanu un montāžu. Umestan ir sešus stāvus augsta biroja ēka ar skaistu 3300 kvadrātmetru lielu[...]
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Jaunumi, 10. April 2018

Miljardu vērtais nulles enerģijas patēriņa projekts Helsinkos

Somijas galvaspilsētas Pasila rajonā top miljardu eiro vērts daudzfunkcionāls projekts; plānots, ka ēkas atbildīs gandrīz nulles enerģijas patēriņam. Nākamā gada rudenī Helsinkos durvis vērs lielākais iepirkšanās centrs Somijā (pēc veikalu[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Tesla has transformed the car industry — but its biggest strength could become its greatest liability

Despite being younger than many of its competitors, Tesla has had a significant impact on the auto industry. It has influenced what kinds of cars its competitors make, what they[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Batteries, Not The Model 3, Are The Real Keys To Tesla’s Future Success

Batteries are really what Tesla is all about — not the media-loving, mass market Model 3, not Roadsters, not falcon-wing doors, and certainly not the hyperloop. Batteries are the keys to completing a worldwide[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Do Tesla Vehicles Work In The Snow?

Tesla Fun In The Snow Don’t try this in your Tesla. It’s definitely not advised — but it sure looks like fun. According to AutoEvolution, in Moscow, “one could grab an American electric[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Automakers are betting big on electric cars — but there's a lingering problem with EVs no one is talking about

Even in California, where electric-car sales are far higher than in the rest of the US, consumers are unaware of the vehicles. Overall awareness hasn’t budged since 2014, researchers at[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Sondors' three-wheeled EV is affordable and stylish

Now the company just has to make more than one. Starting a new car company is tough. In fact, it’s nearly impossible. Then Tesla pulled it off. As we transition[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Compression ignition engines are a big breakthrough—we got to try one

It’s called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition, and Mazda made it work. IRVINE, Calif.—Despite rumors to the contrary, the internal combustion engine is far from dead. Recently we’ve seen several technological[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Harley-Davidson says it will launch an electric motorcycle in 2019

Harley-Davidson’s CEO said Tuesday that an electric motorcycle will be arriving in 18 months. The announcement happened after poor Q4 2017 earnings. Harley rolled out an electric concept bike four[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Jaguar’s I-Pace electric SUV gets ready to take on Tesla

Jaguar’s first production electric car is almost here. The Jaguar I-Pace will be revealed online on March 1, followed by a debut in the physical world at the 2018 Geneva[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

German Luxury Carmakers May Be Looking to Reverse Engineer Tesla’s Model 3

IN BRIEF Photos posted to a closed Facebook group show a pair of Tesla Model 3s on their way to Germany. Many speculate that German companies could be looking to[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Your new car will have apps instead of options

It may be easier to pick and choose optional services, but at what cost? The idea of being able to update your car’s infotainment system may have sounded like a[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

A Tale of Two Teslas

It seems there have always been two general views of Tesla — 1) disruptor ready to take over the world and 2) clueless startup on the verge of a dramatic[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

BMW to challenge Tesla with super long-range electric SUV

BMW plans to produce a futuristic electric vehicle with a whopping 435 miles of range. That’s enough to drive from Los Angeles to Phoenix and still have 60 miles to[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

The Biggest Electric Vehicle Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Shenzhen’s BYD, which started as a battery company, is a giant in China—and its ambitions are increasingly global. BYD isn’t well-known outside of its home market, China. But it’s the world’s[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Ferrari will make an electric supercar (and an SUV)

Giving Tesla a run for its money Ferrari will build a battery-electric supercar in a bid to challenge Tesla for a piece of the high-end, eco-conscious luxury market. CEO Sergio[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Tesla, Apple aren't self-driving leaders, study argues

The 2018 Navigant Autonomous Driving Leaderboard shows a major gap between public perception and capability when it comes to autonomous-drive research. The self-driving status quo has been upended, according to[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

The Nissan Xmotion SUV is more screen than car

Seven (!) digital touchscreens, and a virtual personal assistant that’s a fish The Nissan Xmotion may look like an SUV on the surface, but to take a step inside is[...]
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Battery That Charges in One Minute Could Beat Tesla in the Race for Tomorrow’s Clean Car

IN BRIEF A former chief designer for Aston Martin is working on a new solid-state battery design that could be vastly superior to the currently available lithium-ion batteries used in[...]
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Fisker's luxury electric car hits Tesla where it hurts

Picture the Distracted Boyfriend internet meme, where the boyfriend is a Tesla owner and the girlfriend is the Model S. The other woman? That’s gotta be the Fisker EMotion. The all-new Fisker Inc.[...]
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Kia Niro EV is a thinly disguised concept with 238 miles of range

Automaker introduces new infotainment system with 5G, promises all models connected by 2030 The Kia Niro EV Concept is just that: a not-quite-production version of what an all-electric version of[...]
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All-Electric Vehicles For Sale In USA (2017 & 2018 Model Years)

With the intent being to educate those in the USA who are now in the market for an all-electric vehicle, I’m going to provide an overview here of the widely[...]
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Shimano STEPS is the ultimate electric bike system suited to every lifestyle

As cycling gains popularity around the globe, electric bikes are emerging in a corresponding fashion. Shimano is one of the most renowned bike part production companies in the world —[...]
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Does a lower “total cost of ownership” boost electric car sales?

How car buyers respond to economics can help craft policy. In 2015, battery-electric vehicles in Japan, the UK, California, and Texas were slightly cheaper than traditional gas or diesel vehicles—as[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Electric and plug-in hybrid cars whiz past 3m mark worldwide

Rapid growth is due to falling battery costs, government incentives and car makers competing to build new models The number of fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads has[...]
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Audi will release a high-performance electric car in 2020

Audi Sport will release an electric vehicle in 2020. Outgoing managing director Stephan Winkelmann revealed the news at a launch event for the RS4 Avant. But Winkelmann added that Audi[...]
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This New Tiny Electric Car Comes With Five Years Of Free Solar Charging

The Uniti is a small electric car designed for city driving–and its deal with a solar company makes charging it emissions- and cost-free. Most electric cars look essentially the same[...]
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It’s not self-driving, but this electric VW six-seater is a smart solution for urban mobility

Autonomy has been heralded as the future of the ridesharing model, but Volkswagenis offering a different (but no less high-tech) solution. While these new VW buses can’t drive themselves, they’re unique[...]
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Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study

Exclusive: Pure electric cars cost less over four years than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan, researchers say, but China is set to lead the market[...]
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We compared 3 self-driving systems in cars — and the winner is clear

We’ve tried Tesla Autopilot, Cadillac Super Cruise, and Mercedes Drive Pilot. Each has its own pros and cons. Super Cruise is, in our view, worth the extra cost. These are[...]
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Volvo is reportedly scaling back its ambitious self-driving car experiment

The automaker had planned to deliver 100 autonomous SUVs to families in Sweden, China, and the UK It’s been awhile since we heard anything about Volvo’s audacious experiment to deliver[...]
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Not all of our self-driving cars will be electrically powered — here’s why

The hybrid-or-electric debate is on Hybrid or electric? That’s the big question in current self-driving car development. Do you build your autonomous vehicles to run purely on battery technology, or[...]
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Honda is working with Chinese AI unicorn SenseTime on self-driving car tech

Honda  is putting the focus on artificial intelligence after it announced a partnership with SenseTime, a Chinese startup valued at over $1 billion, that will power its autonomous cars of the future. SenseTime,  which[...]
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Honda just unveiled a motorcycle that’s sorta powered by wind

Honda is experimenting with wind energy to power motorcycle information amenities. At the recent EICMA in Milan, the Honda CB4 Interceptor concept platform bore a headlight nacelle-mounted wind tunnel. An automotive concept platform[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Germany's plan to downshift auto emissions

Germans like to think of themselves as the most environmentally friendly people on earth. They see their sophisticated recycling programs, their love of forests and, most recently, the country’s drive[...]
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California Is Working to Ban Gas-Powered Cars by 2040

IN BRIEF All around the world, countries are beginning to phase out fossil fuel-powered cars. Now, a California lawmaker is proposing a bill that would ban gas-powered cars in the[...]
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Porsche’s 670-hp Mission E prepares to wrestle Tesla for EV dominance

With the Mission E, Porsche wants to solve problems we haven’t thought of yet Porsche won applause when it confirmed plans to make the all-electric Mission E concept a reality. The Tesla-baiting sedan was[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Jaguar is releasing its stunning Tesla rival in 2018 — here's a closer look at the SUV

Jaguar is releasing its first fully-electric vehicle, the I-Pace, in 2018. The SUV is expected to start at $76,400. Audi and Mercedes are also releasing electric SUVs in the next[...]
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Chinese Nio ES8 electric SUV takes aim at Tesla with optional battery swapping

Chinese startup Nio (formerly known as NextEV) has made a big splash in a short period of time. Founded in 2014, after spending a couple of years under the radar,[...]
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The most impressive things Tesla's cars can do in Autopilot

Tesla’s Autopilot feature came under fire after a Model S crashed into a fire truck while possibly using Autopilot. Tesla‘s Autopilot feature gives its cars semi-autonomous capabilities. While driving with[...]
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Electric Car Range May Soon Triple, Thanks to New Research

IN BRIEF A major difficulty in electric vehicle adoption is their battery capacity and range. One new study could help us potentially triple electric car range, hopefully supporting the global[...]
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PepsiCo reserves 100 Tesla Semis, likely at $20,000 a pop

Big manufacturers, distributors in the US look to slash emissions profiles. Reuters reported on Tuesday that PepsiCo had recently placed 100 reservations for Tesla Semis. The order is the largest public one[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

‘Silver bullet’ to suck CO2 from air and halt climate change ruled out

Scientists say climate targets cannot be met using the technologies, which either risk huge damage to the environment or are very costly Ways of sucking carbon dioxide from the air[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

In A Race To Beat Climate Change, Scientists Are Speed-Breeding Plants

Some years ago, NASA bred wheat in space with the goal of providing an unending food supply for astronauts. To help the plant along, astronauts shined light on the plant[...]
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What Cape Town can learn from Australia’s millennium drought

As Day Zero looms and the South African city gets set to run out of water, experts say lessons learned during Melbourne’s brush with a similar fate may help avert[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

The Ozone Layer is Not Recovering and We Don’t Know Why

IN BRIEF Ozone levels in lower altitudes may not be healing as expected. In fact, they’ve actually decreased, according to a new study. What’s more concerning, scientists are not sure[...]
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Climate change is increasing flood risks in Europe

A new study finds strong agreement that flood risks in central and western Europe are rising due to global warming. As humans continue to emit greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide,[...]
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Another Victim of Climate Change: Ubiquitous Canola Oil

IN BRIEF Prolonged heat waves are causing canola seed pods to disintegrate, rendering the plants unusable by farmers. Now, researchers have isolated the gene causing this phenomenon, and they may[...]
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Intel’s ‘Vaunt’ smartglasses could be the iPhone of augmented reality

Google Glass was awful. It never quite took off — and for good reason. It was bulky, unintuitive, and it made you look like a Glasshole. It gave AR glasses[...]
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It's misleading to ask what Earth's 'ideal temperature' is. Here's what's really important

The most commonly asked questions about climate change, particularly from those who doubt the mainstream findings showing that greenhouse gases are warming the planet, tend to be zombies. They rear[...]
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Microsoft’s HoloLens is now available to rent

Microsoft has spent much of the past couple of years arguing its vision of an augmented reality future with the HoloLens. Now, it’s realizing that for potential buyers of the[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Climate change spells turbulent times ahead for air travel

From rising temperatures preventing take-off to rising seas flooding runways, aviation needs to adapt to changes already grounding flights around the world Phoenix gets hot. But not usually as hot[...]
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Controller? What controller? You fly this drone with your facial expressions

VIDEO Whether it’s first-person controls that place you in the virtual cockpit of your drone or experiments using brain control interfaces, engineers are exploring all kinds of ways of controlling unmanned aerial vehicles.[...]
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A Tax Incentive Might Finally Make Carbon Capture a Thing

IN BRIEF New U.S. tax credits could increase the nation’s use of carbon capture and storage systems. While carbon capture tech could help in humanity’s fight to stop climate change,[...]
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Amazon’s delivery drones could hitch rides on trucks to save power

Amazon’s drone delivery plans have been well documented, and while the company might argue that it now has the technology in place to launch such a system, safety concerns about autonomous[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Met Office warns of global temperature rise exceeding 1.5C limit

In next five years greenhouse gases may push global warming past threshold set by Paris deal Global temperatures could break through the internationally agreed upper 1.5C limit within the next[...]
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Climate change threatens half of US bases worldwide, Pentagon report finds

Defense department says wild weather could endanger 1,700 sites Findings run counter to White House views on climate Nearly half of US military sites are threatened by wild weather linked to climate[...]
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The DJI Mavic Air Wins

In the past couple years, you could ask a drone to be two things: good or small. But never both. The Mavic Air changes the game. In fact, I’d go[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

The list of cities that can host the Winter Games is getting shorter. (Thanks, climate change)

In the next few weeks, the world will turn its attention to Pyeongchang, South Korea, where athletes from 89 countries will go for the gold in the 15 sports that[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Renewable Energy Is Critical To Stopping Global Warming

Myth: renewable energy isn’t helpful or important for stopping global warming. Short answer: Fast and society-threatening global warming is being caused by several large-scale human activities. Aside from burning fossil fuels for[...]
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This ‘drone gun’ can down rogue quadcopters with the pull of a trigger

With drone ownership continuing to rise, it’s little wonder you get the occasional oaf flying their bird in places they shouldn’t. Think airports, sports stadiums, government facilities, and the like. Rogue[...]
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The best Alexa-compatible smart-home devices for Amazon Echo

Everything from doorbells to sprinkler controllers. Imagine walking into your home at night, arms overflowing with groceries. To turn your smart lights on, you’d need to put the bags down,[...]
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17 of the coolest things your Google Home can do

Since last October, many millions of people have purchased a Google Home device. Google sells three Home devices right now: The $50 Google Home Mini, the $130 Google Home, and[...]
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Doctors Can Now Use Augmented Reality to Peek Under a Patient’s Skin

IN BRIEF A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has created a medical imaging system that projects scans onto a patient’s body, adjusting to their underlying anatomy even[...]
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DJI Mavic Air is its smallest, smartest foldable drone yet

DJI reminded everyone once again why it’s the best drone maker in the world. On Tuesday, DJI unveiled its newest foldable drone, the Mavic Air, and it might be the company’s most[...]
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Drones Are Diving Under Antarctic Ice to Map Unseen Portions of Our World

IN BRIEF In Antarctica, a fleet of seven drones will embark on a year-long mission under the ice. If they survive, the data they collect could drastically improve predictions of[...]
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Reversing Climate Change With Geoengineering Could Leave the Planet Worse Off

IN BRIEF Solar geoengineering could buy us some extra time to address carbon levels in our atmosphere. But it could also have grave consequences for the planet’s regional climates and[...]
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I spent an hour with Apple's new HomePod smart speaker — here's what it's like

I got a chance to demo Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker. The $350 device went on sale Friday and will begin shipping February 9. In a short demo, HomePod sounds[...]
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Devastating climate change could lead to 1m migrants a year entering EU by 2100

Researchers plotted temperature rises against the number of asylum applications and are predicting that as the southern hemisphere heats up the number of people migrating to the EU each year[...]
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Scientists Are Engineering Carbon-Storing Plants to Fight Climate Change

IN BRIEF One of the biggest environmental challenges we face is the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Now, scientists have established a method of engineering plants to address[...]
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Let it go: The Arctic will never be frozen again

Last week, at a New Orleans conference center that once doubled as a storm shelter for thousands during Hurricane Katrina, a group of polar scientists made a startling declaration: The[...]
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The best smart locks you can buy

The best smart locks turn your phone into a key The lock on your front door probably isn’t the flashiest aspect of your house. In fact, you probably use it[...]
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Microsoft is Expanding “AI for Earth” Program to Fight Climate Change

IN BRIEF Microsoft is expanding its “AI for Earth” program with a $50 million investment over the next five years. This could yield new artificial intelligence applications to enable scientists,[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

TVs want to be the center of your smart home, but does that really make sense?

It’s certainly exciting to wander the CES show floor, eyes peeled for crazy new technologies that you couldn’t possibly have imagined. What’s more exciting, though — at least for us — are the technologies[...]
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Global warming made Hurricane Harvey deadly rains three times more likely, research reveals

The unprecedented downpour and severe flooding was also 15% more intense due to climate change, which is making weather more violent around the world Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented deluge, which caused[...]
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Honeywell Smart Home Security System combines four devices into just one

It’s 2018, and everything is connected. From your ceiling fan to your cooktop, it feels as though it would be easier to make a list of appliances that don’t have smart capabilities[...]
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The winners and losers of CES 2018

CES is the best place to get a sense of what’s hot and not in technology. As gadget-packed as this year’s show was — we crowned our favorite tech from CES here —[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Recent Arctic warming and ice melt are 'unprecedented' in human history

Each year for the past 12 years, an international team of scientists have issued a “report card” on the Arctic climate system. The report amounts to a physical exam of[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Germans most worried about climate change, analysis shows

People living in Germany are the most worried about climate change, according to new analysis of 18 countries published this week. The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) examined data collected by the European Social[...]
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Smell of the future: Moodo creator shows off his smart aroma machine

If you love smart home devices and live or work in a place that is in dire need of an aromatic upgrade, your interest it probably heavily piqued by Indiegogo-funded smart smell[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE COULD TAKE THE AIR OUT OF WIND FARMS

BIG OFFSHORE WIND farms power Europe’s drive for a carbon-free society, while rows of spinning turbines across America’s heartland churn enough energy to power 25 million US homes. But a new study predicts[...]
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Kevin is a smart speaker that’s supposed to make it seem like you’re always home

If you’re worried about leaving your house or apartment unattended for long stretches of time, you might set your lights on a timer or leave your TV on. But now[...]
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Bad news: Warmest climate models might also be most accurate

Uncertainty cuts both ways, y’all. Some people who reject the conclusions of climate science claim that the existence of anyremaining uncertainty means few or no actions need be taken to reduce[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Water costs in Australia to double within 20 years, report claims

Infrastructure Australia says governments should privatise state-owned metropolitan water utility businesses Australians can expect to pay double for their water supply within 20 years unless there are big reforms, a[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Climate change is the story you missed in 2017. And the media is to blame

Some of Trump’s tweets generate more national coverage than devastating disasters. As the weather gets worse, we need journalism to get better Which story did you hear more about this year –[...]
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Half of firms are braced for climate change impact

Almost half of firms expect climate change to impact on their value chain within next five years — but only a quarter are preparing for it, according to DNV GL survey. Nearly[...]
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Climate change already costs us all money, and it’s going to get worse

When it comes to floods and wildfires, the damage is shared with the public. Tuesday evening, Columbia University’s Earth Institute hosted a panel that was meant to focus on an[...]
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Lab Report: With 'Chicago Charter,' Dozens of Cities Defy Trump on Climate

”Forget Paris”: Countering President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, at least 36 U.S. cities today are poised to sign on to their own accord for reducing greenhouse gas emissions—“The Chicago[...]
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China's great green wall grows in climate fight

China is speeding ahead with its massive tree-planting project to combat climate change – but questions still remain over the great green wall’s effectiveness Dubbed “The Great Green Wall,” a[...]
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Nokia’s sleep sensor controls your smart home

It’ll monitor how well you’re resting, and turn on the heating when you’re about to rise. Nokia has announced the Nokia Sleep, a bed sensor that sits under your mattress[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough

Blue Planet 2 producers say final episode lays bare shocking damage humanity is wreaking in the seas, from climate change to plastic pollution to noise The world’s oceans are under[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

The west can’t fix the climate crisis. Asia will have to do it

The future is about resources, not technology. The planet really needs developing nations to get it right The climate change talks in Bonn have now wrapped up with little firm action. Next year[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Can McDonald's help solve climate change?

For more than four years, McDonald’s has been traversing a long and arduous path to produce “sustainable beef” in its sprawling global supply chain. Now, it’s looking for solutions right[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

$405 Million To Protect Water Infrastructure Against Extreme Weather Events In Fiji

“Small island states are vulnerable to a changing climate as witnessed by the devastation caused by Cyclone Winston in Fiji last year.” –  Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Why Al Gore isn't giving up the climate change fight

We’re in the early stages of a global sustainability revolution that has the magnitude of the Industrial Revolution but the speed of the Digital Revolution.’ The Trump Administration doesn’t believe[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 07. April 2018

Cities and states could see their credit ratings crash if they don't start preparing for climate change

A new report from Moody’s outlines how the credit rating agency will evaluate the impact of climate change in its ratings for state and local bond issuers. The report emphasizes[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

The UK Will Soon Be Home to the World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

IN BRIEF The UK’s London Array may currently be the world’s largest wind farm, but power company Ørsted has recently announced that construction has begun on an even bigger wind[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Want a World Without Blackouts? Power the Future With Renewable Energy.

Renewable and Sustainable Whether at the national or corporate level, an integral part of most plans to combat climate change is making the shift to renewable energy sources. With solar and[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

The Growing Energy Storage Market

The InterSolar North American exhibit kicks off in San Francisco on July 10 this year. InterSolar is the global organization that brings everyone interested in solar power together to network and learn[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Electricity Generated From Renewables Surpassed Coal Power in Europe Last Year

IN BRIEF For the first time, the amount of annual electricity produced from renewable sources surpassed the amount produced from coal in Europe. RENEWABLE EUROPE Europe is making impressive strides[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Record-Low Solar Bid From ACWA Power For 1st Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Project In Saudi Arabia

Leading Saudi developer and operator ACWA Power has announced it has won the right to develop the first utility-scale renewable energy project in Saudi Arabia, the 300 megawatt Skaka IPP PV solar project,[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Why The World Envies This US Wave Energy Test Site — Even Before It’s Built

The US Department of Energy is out with an interesting piece on wave energy that puts a new twist on the “American Energy Dominance” theme. In a recent interview, the[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide Is A New Cost-Effective Reality

By Hans-Josef Fell, Energy Watch Group, and Prof. Dr. Christian Breyer, Lappeenranta University of Technology Last year, Costa Rica beat its own record. The Central American country ran 300 days[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Next-gen smart home gear with Z-Wave 700 Series chips could squeeze 10 years from tiny batteries

Sigma Designs at CES 2018 says the latest Z-Wave connected home gadgets could run a decade off one coin cell. Chipmaker Sigma Designs just announced new hardware for smart home[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

A solar panel on every roof in the US? Here are the numbers

Estimate shows rooftop solar could produce almost 40 percent of our electricity. When you’re scoping out possible futures, it’s useful to ask a lot of “what if?” questions. For example,[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Scotland Has a Plan to Become a World Leader in Renewable Energy

IN BRIEF A new paper outlines objectives Scotland should strive to meet if it wants to emerge a world leader in renewable energy. The nation is already making progress toward[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Ikea joins Big Clean Switch to offer 100% renewable energy tariff

Joint venture claims cheaper green power could save UK households £300 a year Ikea is calling for households to join its latest joint venture – a collective energy switch that promises[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Wind and solar could supply 80 percent of U.S. energy needs

If the United States were to focus its energy on renewable sources, it could reliably supply 80 percent of its electricity demand through solar panels and wind turbines. That is the result of[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Energy guarantee protects coal sector from renewable competition – analysis

Report says Neg will also undermine efficiency of renewable investment The Turnbull government’s proposed national energy guarantee will protect coal generators from competition provided by renewables and batteries and undermine[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Trump Expected to Propose Severe Budget Cuts to Renewable Energy

IN BRIEF Following a failed attempt to slash funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Trump administration is now renewing its efforts to cut costs. This[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

LG’s new appliances may make your home even smarter than its owner

It’s 2018, and we appear to be marching ever closer to having a smart house that does everything from cook to clean on our behalf. Bringing us one step closer to this dream is[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Analysis: BP significantly upgrades its global outlook for wind and solar – again

BP, the oil and gas major, has significantly increased its global outlook for wind and solar energy. The main scenario in the company’s latest annual “Energy Outlook”, released yesterday, shows[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

New Energy Storage Breakthroughs Sweeten Outlook For EV Market

A new survey of automakers from the leading research group KPMG points to a gloomy future ahead for the electric vehicle market, but the naysayers don’t appear to be taking[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Expect strong growth this year for commercial energy storage

Renewable generation deployments (primarily solar photovoltaic and wind farms) have grown substantially over the last decade and are forecast to continue growing well into the future. That’s thanks to lower[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

EIA Expects Wind Energy To Surpass Hydro In 2019

The US Energy Information Administration has this week predicted that electricity generated from wind energy will surpass that from hydroelectricity, the previously-dominant renewable energy source in the US.
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Samsung’s The Wall TV is a modular 146-inch monster that uses MicroLED

Unlike many wacky CES TV concepts, it may actually hit the market this year. We noted when LG teased its 88-inch 8K OLED TV last week that CES is a haven for[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

The Chinese province of Anhui built a massive floating solar farm on top of an abandoned coal mine. An even larger floating solar plant will come online by May 2018.[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Ring is getting into smart home lighting

And introducing new cameras, too Ring started out with video doorbells and lots and lots of security cameras, but now the company is expanding into a related but less obviously[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

When it comes to Alexa, Amazon is treating its rivals in a surprising way: with open arms

Amazon’s Alexa is the early leader in voice-based computing, and if the trends continue, it could dominate the market. With that potential dominance comes a responsibility to treat competitors and[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

The 21 cities with the best quality of life in the world

Every year Mercer, one of the world’s largest HR consultancy firms, releases its Quality of Living Index, which looks at which cities provide the best quality of life. The ranking[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Vestas Secures First Wind Order In Kazakhstan

Vestas Wind Systems announced Monday that it has secured its first wind turbine order in Kazakhstan, from one of the country’s leading renewable energy developers, CAPEC Green Energy, for the 52[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Europe Dramatically Accelerates Plans to Create a Coal-Free Continent

IN BRIEF In December 2017, the European Union approved a target for member states to supply 27 percent of energy via wind, solar, and biomass by 2030. Now, there are[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

7 Emerging Materials That Will Change Architecture

In a time that is so buzzing with technological development, the material prospects for architecture are truly fascinating. Find innovative materials for your next project through Architizer’s new community marketplace for[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Nearly all new US electricity capacity was renewable in 2017

However, that’s partly because fossil fuel plants are dying. Renewable energy played an important role in the US last year… although you might not want to cheer too loudly. Data[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Siemens Invests in LO3 Energy, Making Blockchain a Piece of Its Microgrid Strategy

An industrial giant expands a partnership with a blockchain microgrid startup. Blockchain is having a moment. Seemingly every week, a new partnership or platform is announced in the energy sector.[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

Passivhaus 101 — Passive House Definition, Explanation, & Examples

You’ve probably heard the phrase Passivhaus (which is German for “passive house”), and you have perhaps wondered what it meant exactly. So, what does the phrase actually refer to? Passivhaus/Passive[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

12 Gigawatts Of Battery Storage In UK Is Possible By 2022

A new report published last week by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Storage concludes that installing 12 gigawatts of battery storage is achievable in the United Kingdom by the[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

India Plans World’s Largest Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Project

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy in India plans to add yet another record-breaking project in its portfolio and it has chosen the district of Anantapur in the state[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

Sustainable Proposal Envisions Krakow's New Science Center as a Tiered Garden

OVO Grąbczewscy Architekci’s stacked garden-like proposal has been awarded third place in a competition for the new Małopolska Science Center in Krakow, Poland. The competition brief asked for the design of an innovative cultural institution with an iconic architectural[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

India Announces EOI For 10 Gigawatt Floating Solar Power Program

The Indian government has expressed intentions to launch another highly ambitious solar power program. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy is exploring the appetite for setting up floating solar[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

A New Solar Plant Will Provide Power to 13,000 Homes for an Entire Year

Renewables in Chile Chile is fast establishing itself as a renewable energy leader in Latin America. In fact, it’s establishing itself as a world leader in the cause. Case in point,[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Solar Panels Are Replacing Diesel Fuel in Canada’s Far North

IN BRIEF A pilot project in one of the biggest Indigenous communities in Canada replaces expensive and polluting diesel with solar power. It could be the first of many. The[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Selected in Competition for Redevelopment of Riga Historic Quarter

Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has been selected to design the redevelopment of Kimmel Quarter, a historic district in the heart of the Latvian capital of Riga, after an international competition. The 19th-century Kimmel Brewery complex, now mostly[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Can renewable power offset bitcoin's massive energy demands?

Some miners are going green, but will that be enough? Up in the Austrian Alps, inside two hydropower mills, a start-up called HydroMiner keeps high-power computers, CPUs, and servers running around the[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

Futuristic Illustrations Show What Architecture and Construction Will Look Like in 2030

In a world where technology is at the forefront of our lives, it’s hard to imagine that many of the jobs that are available now did not exist 10 years ago; uber[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

The Sharing Economy Needs to Be Better Partners With Cities

Most municipalities have abandoned their efforts to resist the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world. But there’s a lot both sides can do to heal the rift. In the course[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Germany Predicted To Set Renewable Energy Record In 2017

Clean Energy Wire is reporting that renewables will account for 33% of Germany’s total electricity usage once all the numbers for 2017 are in. That’s up from 29% last year. The[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

Paris Plans a Suburban Forest Five Times the Size of Central Park

A green lung in the city’s northeastern suburbs. With its car bans, huge transit expansion, and radical pedestrianization plans, Paris has been developing quite a name for itself recently as an aggressive fighter[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Looking past the horizon of renewable energy

Many utilities and investors still view wide deployment of renewable-energy technologies with caution. But conversations at the 2017 Harvard Business School Energy Symposium on Oct. 21 indicated markets have reached an inflection[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and the Changing Role of Building Managers

A follow-up to the question: Will increasing automation destroy jobs in facilities management? Building automation systems have been common for decades, providing comfort and achieving energy efficiency by managing HVAC,[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Toyota’s New Power Plant Will Create Clean Energy from Manure

IN BRIEF Toyota is opening a megawatt-capacity power plant in California that uses cow manure to make electricity and hydrogen fuel. The plant is expected to open sometime around 2020.[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

National governments neglecting development needs of cities: report

Only one quarter of the world’s governments have urban development policies and most are not enough to make cities sustainable National governments around the world are neglecting the needs of[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Siemens Gamesa Starts Construction Of Heat Rock-Fill Storage For Wind Energy

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been researching and developing the concept of converting energy to heat in rock-fill for energy storage to combine with wind energy, and the company has[...]
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Enerģētika, 07. April 2018

Europe’s Power Suppliers Plan to Go Carbon-Neutral “Well Before” 2050

IN BRIEF A major European power trade group has updated the calls for the continent to be carbon-neutral by 2050, saying this goal is achievable “well before” the middle of[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Apple is an exception to nearly every rule

The world’s most valuable company isn’t the best example for how you should build your startup. Walking into my first ever meeting with a structural packaging designer, I started rooting around[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

How ExxonMobil Could Drown Coal In A Sea Of Renewable Energy

ExxonMobil has much to answer for when the topic is climate change, environmental destruction, and the creation of the global refugee crisis, but it is finally waking up to the[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Bosch has made two key moves to boost its mobility services

German auto supplier Bosch made a pair of major moves earlier this week that will help it ramp up efforts to offer its own mobility services: Bosch purchased SPLT, a[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

BP Just Invested $5 Million in a Company That Builds EV Charging Systems

Slow Transition BP, one of the world’s largest oil companies, is slowly inching their way into the clean energy business. The company announced on Monday, January 30, that they are[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

4 Questions About Tesla’s New ‘Gigafactory’

IN BRIEF Tesla is finally building the rooftop solar panel array for Gigafactory 1. The project has us asking: When will the array be completed? How much money has Tesla[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

How oil and gas companies can prepare for a low-carbon world

Europe’s largest oil company, Royal Dutch Shell, surprised the world late last year when it announced an ambition to slash its carbon footprint by 20 percent per unit of energy[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Rethinking carbon for the new economy

The following is adapted from State of Green Business 2018, published by GreenBiz in partnership with Trucost. As the world moves toward a low-carbon economy, a fourth industrial revolution is taking place where[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Tesla just made a big change to how it sells its at-home batteries — and it could be great for business

Tesla will set up designated spaces in over 800 Home Depot stores that will highlight its renewable energy products, like its solar panels and at-home batteries. Tesla is also reportedly[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Nest is rejoining Google to better compete with Amazon and Apple

The smart home appliance maker is being folded back into the search giant’s hardware group after three years as an Alphabet subsidiary Smart home appliance maker Nest, which for three[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

With smart TVs and devices, Enseo wants hotels to feel like a home away from home

If you have your smart home synced to all your preferences — say a thermostat that’s always the right temperature, lights that turn on at dusk, and a playlist you[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Microsoft and Xiaomi will pair up on AI-powered speakers and hardware

They signed a non-binding memorandum to team up, though new products aren’t guaranteed. In July, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi jumped into the smart speaker race with its answer to Amazon’s Alexa and[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

Tesla's electric trucks may be more cost-effective than expected

DHL thinks it could recoup the money in just a year and a half. When Tesla unveiled its Semi electric truck, it made audacious claims about the big rig’s value — namely, that[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

The $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy has turned the world against Amazon — and we'll see the sparks fly next year

The big theme in tech this year was consolidation — not in terms of mergers and acquisitions but in the big companies extending their reach and trying to conquer new[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

The Great Retail Retrofit

The “retail apocalypse” affords a unique opportunity to turn retail stores and malls into more productive community spaces. In late October of this year, the office-sharing startup WeWork announced that[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

Once upon a time, a startup worth $1 billion or more was considered to be a rare, almost mythical thing — a unicorn. But in the past few years, unicorns[...]
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Bizness, 07. April 2018

The world's largest oil and gas companies are getting greener after fighting with shareholders for months

Exxon, Shell, and BP have announced initiatives to report the risks climate change pose to their business, bowing to shareholder pressure. The oil-and-gas giants have also rolled out investments in[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Boeing unveils prototype refueling tanker drone for aircraft carrier operations

On December 19, Boeing released the first photo of its MQ-25 “Stingray” prototype entrant, an unmanned aircraft for the new century designed to refuel Navy jets flying from carriers. Developed at the secretive “Phantom[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Fat Shark looks to bring drone racing to the masses with its first drone

The top first-person goggle company is getting into drone building If you’re someone who uses a first person view (FPV) headset for drone racing, chances are you’re using a Fat Shark[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Amazon patents self-destructing drone that falls apart in an emergency

You and me both, drone One of the big worries about delivery drones is what happens if something goes wrong mid-delivery? We don’t want people’s parcels (or the drones carrying[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

A Robot Can Print This $64,000 House in as Little as Eight Hours

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and expensive. Some homebuilders have chosen to automate part of the construction instead. A new Ukrainian homebuilding startup called PassivDom uses a 3D[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

CES 2018 preview: The smart home gets smarter

We take a look at the smart home and appliance trends that might show up at CES 2018. CES 2018 kicks off in early January and CNET will be there in force,[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

LEDVANCE Introduces New HomeKit-Enabled Sylvania Smart+ Filament Light Bulb

In a major step forward for smart home-enabled consumer electronics, LED manufacturer Ledvance is furthering its long-standing Sylvania brand by launching the Sylvania Smart+ Soft White A19 filament bulb, which lands in markets[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Blink announces a 'cheap' video doorbell

Not bad considering the competition Blink now has a video doorbell to go along with its lineup of smart cameras and home security devices. Best of all is the price: $99 for[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Amazon's Echo Spot is the blueprint for all future smart speakers

Amazon’s not declaring it a redo, but the Echo Spot, the company’s latest Alexa-powered smart speaker — smart alarm clock is probably more accurate — might as well be one. The Spot[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

The best smart thermostats you can buy

Our favorite smart thermostats let you stay warm without burning money The Nest Learning Thermostat jump-started the smart thermostat market over a half decade ago. These days however, Nest isn’t the only game in[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 07. April 2018

Roomba to Rule the Smart Home

iRobot CEO Colin Angle says mapping data generated by the company’s robotic cleaners will finally make our homes intelligent. Smart homes are one of those technology ideas that never seem[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

The Future of Housing: Drones, Automation and Co-Habitation

Humphreys and Partners, a Dallas-based architecture firm, presented a vision of future residential living at the 2018 International Builders’ Show earlier this year. Tackling current issues of affordable housing, sustainable design and how technology is changing the[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

How to Design Cities for Children

A billion kids are now growing up in urban areas. But not all cities are planned with their needs in mind. There’s a device called the Mosquito that emits an annoying sound[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

Urban Farming Is the Future of Agriculture

Surplus and Scarcity The planet is growing more food than ever, and yet millions of people continue to starve worldwide. People are hungry everywhere — in the country, in the suburbs. But increasingly, one[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

How Drones Can Be Used in Architecture (And How To Use Them Without Breaking the Law)

Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones, are gaining in popularity not only among the general public and consumers, but also among professionals working in the AEC industry. We’ve[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

Massive Urban Growth Will Challenge Smart City Design

The World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi this week presented with some dizzying facts and figures that highlighted the challenge facing those who plan and build the smart cities of today and the[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

The state of smart city development in 7 charts

The hype around smart cities is significant and growing. As evidenced by consumer-facing exhibits like those found at CES 2018, terms such as “5G,” “autonomous vehicles” and “blockchain” have garnered[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

Störmer Murphy and Partners Will Design Germany’s First Wooden High-Rise

Germany’s first wooden high-rise, the “Wildspitze,” is being designed by Störmer Murphy and Partners. At 18 stories and 64 meters high, this residential tower will be one of Europe’s largest urban development projects. Located in Elbbrücken, a peninsula[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

8 remarkable skyscrapers and mega-projects that will debut in American cities in 2018

Across the United States, cities are in the middle of a construction boom. And several projects are nearly complete — from a skyscraper dubbed the “Jenga Tower” in Austin, Texas[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

Life At Sea? Six Futuristic Homes That Will Protect You From Climate Change

Flooding, drought, hurricanes, wildfires — extreme weather events, once infrequent, are becoming more common and powerful due to climate change. At the same time, growing numbers of people worldwide are moving[...]
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Pilsētvide, 07. April 2018

How Manufacturers Can Unite With Architects to Create Healthier Buildings

LTL Architects designed a new healthy home for the Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center. One of the most important ways architects can ensure the longevity and sustainability of a[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Express delivery: use drones not trucks to cut carbon emissions, experts say

Research shows drones can deliver certain items faster and with less environmental impact than trucks – but there are drawbacks Drones invoke varying perceptions, from fun gadget to fly in[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Watch Airbus' drone taxi take to the skies for the first time

It just hovered above the ground for a few seconds, but it was a huge milestone for the company. Back in late January, Airbus’ Vahana team successfully flew their autonomous air taxi[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

The coolest thing about the Gain is that it doesn’t look like an ebike

If there is one thing an ebike doesn’t want, it’s to look like an ebike. Needless to say, that is a pretty tough task to complete — after all, the battery[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

I spent several hours testing Tesla's all-electric Model 3 — here's what it's like to drive

We spent several hours taking the Tesla Model 3 on a first drive. Ben Zhang, Business Insider’s senior transportation reporter, and I each took a turn at the wheel and[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

VW’s new concept is a fully self-driving car with no steering wheel

The I.D. Vizzion will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show   Volkswagen is adding a fourth car to its futuristic I.D. lineup of concepts, and it will show it[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

US-Based Startup Aurora To Provide China-Based Byton With Self-Driving Car Systems

In a fairly interesting bit of news, it seems that the relatively new US-based startup Aurora will be providing the China-based electric vehicle startup Byton with self-driving car systems —[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Energy storage leap could slash electric car charging times

Development of new material for supercapacitors has potential to raise range to that of petrol cars Researchers have claimed a breakthrough in energy storage technology that could enable electric cars[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Lack of models, not charging points, 'holding back electric car market'

Analysis shows just 20 battery models on sale in Europe against more than 400 conventional ones The rise of electric cars in Europe is being hampered by a lack of models for[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

For the first time, Tesla outsells European luxury brands in Europe

The Model S sold better in 2017 than the S-Class or 7-Series.  For the first time in Europe, Tesla’s Model S has outsold traditional high-end models from established European brands. In 2017,[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Volkswagen’s I.D. Vizzion concept is a lounge, office, and theater on wheels

Volkswagen stopped selling a flagship sedan in 2016 when it ended production of the Phaeton, the luxurious model famously built in a glass-walled factory in Germany. The brand still has[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

How Tesla Redefines The Auto Business

Tesla’s original mission was to electrify the world’s transportation system. Along the way, that expanded into a reboot of the entire automotive industry. By the time it’s all over, Tesla[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Tesla Model 3 delays, tax credit concerns spur sales of Chevy Bolts

Tesla told some reservation holders not to expect their Model 3 until 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Some potential buyers of Tesla’s long-delayed Model 3 sedan are concerned that they will[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

Three Problems Tesla Has to Face Down Before Becoming the Company of the Future

IN BRIEF Tesla may seem like the company of the future, but between production delays, worker unrest, and financial problems, the company could fail sooner than you might think. Compared[...]
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Mobilitāte, 07. April 2018

This is the world's most advanced self-driving car

This is the world’s most advanced self-driving car. The SYMBIOZ is a concept car by Renault. It embodies what they believe cars will be like in 2030. The concept car[...]
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Vide, 02. April 2018

Adidas has sold 1 million pairs of sneakers made from ocean trash — and reveals a new normal in footwear

Adidas recently revealed it has sold more than one million pairs of sneakers made ocean plastic with its partnership with Parley. Footwear made from sustainable sources is starting to gain[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. April 2018

Bose is developing augmented reality glasses with a focus on sound

‘The world’s first audio augmented reality platform’ Bose has announced at SXSW that it’s working on its own pair of augmented reality glasses, but not in the way that you’d think.[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. April 2018

Philips introduces its first outdoor Hue lights (updated)

The lights will be available in the US this summer. Philips Hue is a popular smart home lighting system, so it was only a matter of time before the company extended[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. April 2018

LightCam is a smart light bulb that is also a security camera

Why install two smart home devices when you can just install one? Here to help you reduce clutter in perhaps a rather surprising way is the new LightCam, a smart light[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. April 2018

The all-hearing Hive Hub 360 hits shelves

Hive’s network of interconnected smart home devices, from Yves Béhar-designed Hive View, to lightbulbs, plugs and smart thermostats, have a new grand master – and it’s got built in WiFi. Like the existing Hive[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. April 2018

Samsung’s 2018 QLED 4K TVs can blend into your wall and control your smart home

And yes, of course they’ve got Bixby built in Samsung just unveiled its 2018 lineup of QLED 4K TVs at an event in New York City. The company remains the[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. April 2018

From planning to partnerships: What's driving smart city initiatives around the world

While there is growing global interest in smart city applications, there are also significant challenges in scaling implementation and impact. Building on the success of its annual Energy Efficiency Indicator[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. April 2018

Norway Plans a Sustainable “City of the Future”

IN BRIEF Oslo could soon be home to the most sustainable city in the world. This prospective city next to Oslo Airport will utilize green technologies and produce all of[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. April 2018

Can London Become a People-Centric Smart City?

“That’s no easy step—it involves investment in human beings, not just systems,” says the city’s newly-appointed chief digital officer. In his speech at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, London Mayor[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. April 2018

Why building a dynamic smart city requires an equally-dynamic network

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, said it best during a commencement address at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) last year when he proclaimed science and technology are worthless, if they aren’t[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. April 2018

Temperature Rise Over 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit) Possible In 13 Global Cities In 2020s, Study Finds

Over just the next decade or so, 13 large global cities are facing temperature rises that could exceed 2° degrees Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit), according to a new report from the[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. April 2018

It's 50 years since climate change was first seen. Now time is running out

Making up for years of delay and denial will not be easy, nor will it be cheap. Climate polluters must be held accountable Fifty years ago, the Stanford Research Institute[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. April 2018

Climate change soon to cause movement of 140m people, World Bank warns

Tens of millions in three regions of the developing world expected to migrate before 2050 unless environment is improved Climate change will result in a massive movement of people inside countries[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. April 2018

To Save Polar Glaciers, Scientists Recommend Ludicrous Schemes

Some reasons you should be worried about the planet’s glaciers: The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, melting the glaciers and ice abundant there. At the[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. April 2018

Guest post: Why India’s CO2 emissions grew strongly in 2017

India’s CO2 emissions grew by an estimated 4.6% in 2017, despite a turbulent year for its economy. Measured per person, India’s emissions are still very low – at only 1.8[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. April 2018

IoT attacks are getting worse -- and no one's listening

If there was one theme at this year’s Kaspersky conference, it was the constant reminder that many connected devices have potentially serious gaps in security. There’s a running joke regarding[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. April 2018

Is Business Headed for a Cognitive-First Future?

As the world generates more and more data — at a clip of 2.5 quintillion bytes each day — it simultaneously struggles to manage it. With humans unable to manually process such[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. April 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT): Is your future secure?

We’re currently on the verge of the greatest human evolution possible. Where the shift is from Information Age to the Digital Age. Where intelligent devices can feel the presence of[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. April 2018

Big Data Can Help Solve Big City Problems, but Watch for the Potholes

Panelists at the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo discuss the many ways cities are using data. Evaluating how well a parking meter is operating in San Diego may be[...]
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Bizness, 02. April 2018

Global energy giants forced to adapt to rise of renewables

Companies face world where falling cost of solar and wind power pushes down prices Seven years after an earthquake off Japan’s eastern coast led to three meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi[...]
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Bizness, 02. April 2018

Google, Apple, and Amazon are in a war that no one will win

Google, Amazon, and Apple are all fighting to dominate your living room, media, and home. But their fight is making the consumer experience a lot worse. Following is a transcript[...]
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Bizness, 02. April 2018

Smart thermostat Ecobee banks $61M Series C growth capital

Home automation company Ecobee and the maker of Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat raised a $61M Series C round led by Energy Impact Partners. Other investors include Amazon Alexa Fund, Relay Ventures,[...]
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Bizness, 02. April 2018

The Tesla story is under pressure — and it should worry investors

Tesla boosters are seeing their story tested by a deluge of negative news about the company. This distracts from what Tesla has actually achieved. The company doesn’t need to take[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. April 2018

Electric Cars May Be Cheaper Than Gas Guzzlers in 7 Years — If People Actually Buy Them

We may soon be in the era of the electric car. Today, they’re around of course, but they’re not yet ubiquitous. That may soon change, Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts — by[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. April 2018

Geneva Motor Show will be Europe’s chance to show off its Tesla killers

VW, Audi, and Mercedes are all planning on unveiling electric car concepts This year’s Geneva Auto Show is shaping up to be a blockbuster event, with a whole slate of[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. April 2018

Jaguar’s electric SUV is cheaper than a Tesla Model X or S

The I-Pace starts at $69,500 We’ve learned a lot about Jaguar’s first all-electric SUV, the I-Pace, during the company’s slow-drip rollout of information before its full reveal at this week’s Geneva Motor[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. April 2018

Rimac's new supercar is an absolute monster with 1,914 horsepower

Remember Rimac Automobili’s Concept_One, the electric supercar with 1,224 horsepower? The car that regularly leaves Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and the like in the dust? The car that The Grand Tour‘s Richard Hammond crashed,[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. April 2018

Polestar Wants to Challenge Tesla to Make the Supreme Electric Luxury Vehicle

IN BRIEF Volvo’s foray into the luxury EV market debuted this week at the Geneva Motor Show. With 600 horsepower, an average 90-mile range on a single charge, and a[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. April 2018

Tesla's newest rival has highlighted a big problem that no one is talking about

The new Jaguar I-Pace all-electric crossover is cheaper than the Tesla Model X and slots into a different segment. Tesla can’t compete in new EV segments until it introduces different[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. April 2018

Which Electric Sports Car Is Right for You, Porsche or Tesla?

Electric, Expensive, and Really Fast Electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer a niche interest. Some of the world’s biggest vehicle manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon, anticipating that gas- and diesel-powered cars, semi[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

India’s Largest Solar Tender Of 3 Gigawatts Launched

Late last month, the Solar Energy Corporation of India launched a Request for Proposal (RfP) document for what will be the single largest solar power auction in the country’s history.[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

Feed-in tariffs could be cut back due to high take-up of solar power

Experts warn the grid could be over-supplied during low demand periods Governments should change the way feed-in tariffs are paid to homeowners or the high take-up of solar power might[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

GE Announces World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine, The Haliade-X

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, the 12 megawatt Haliade-X which measures in at 260 meters in height and boasting a 220-meter rotor, and is[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

No Huge Energy Storage Breakthrough Needed For Renewable Energy To Flourish

In the last couple of years, there has been a growing a number of news articles and blog posts published about energy storage, particularly in the form of battery systems.[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. April 2018

Vestas To Test Solar & Wind Hybrid System In Spain

In a press release today the renewable energy companies Vestas and Energias de Portugal Renováveis (EDPR) describe a hybrid demonstration setup based on wind and solar photovoltaics to be installed at an EDPR wind farm in Cádiz,[...]
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Vide, 02. April 2018

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is 16 Times Bigger Than We Thought

Before starting its enormously ambitious mission, an organization devoted to cleaning ocean plastic first had to understand the problem–and it’s bigger than anticipated. The world’s most famous garbage dump is[...]
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Vide, 02. April 2018

Texas sinkholes: oil and gas drilling increases threat, scientists warn

Ground rising and falling in region that has been ‘punctured like a pin cushion’ since the 1940s, new study finds Oil and gas activity is contributing to alarming land movements[...]
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Vide, 02. April 2018

Green power and water recycling: be switched on by switching off

Each Australian uses an average of 100,000 litres of water a year, and our electricity use is extreme. Our series Life Swaps looks at ways to reduce the load Despite living on[...]
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Jaunumi, 24. March 2018

Viedās pilsētas klastera Vadošais partneris Auto asociācijas valdes loceklis Ingus Rūtiņš - Eiropas valstu pilsētu tiesības aizliegt dīzeļdzinējus var veicināt to nonākšanu Latvijā

Vācijas un, iespējams, arī citu Eiropas valstu pilsētu tiesības aizliegt automobiļus ar dīzeļdzinējiem var veicināt ar šiem dzinējiem aprīkotu auto nonākšanu Latvijā, atzina Auto asociācijas valdes loceklis Ingus Rūtiņš. Tiesa,[...]
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Jaunumi, 23. March 2018

Veiksmīgi aizvadīta Viedās pilsētas konference - Lattelecom Open city

2018. gada 22. martā Rīgā, RISEBA Arhitektūras un mediju centrā H2O6 projekts Viedās pilsētas klasteris sadarbībā ar izdevniecību Dienas Bizness organizēja konferenci – Lattelecom Open City. Konference pulcēja vairāk kā 280 apmeklētāju un augsta līmeņa[...]
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Jaunumi, 23. March 2018

Digitalizācijas aktivitātes šogad plāno tikai 8% mazo un vidējo uzņēmumu

Tikai 8% Latvijas mazo un vidēja izmēra uzņēmumu plānos 2018. gadam ar digitalizācijas saistītās aktivitātes ieņem nozīmīgu lomu, liecina SEB bankas veiktās uzņēmēju aptaujas rezultāti. Savukārt 44% uzņēmumu atbildējuši, ka[...]
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Jaunumi, 20. March 2018

Ārlietu ministrija šogad divpusējās attīstības sadarbības īstenošanai piešķīrusi 463 813 eiro

Valdība otrdien apstiprināja Ārlietu ministrijas (ĀM) sagatavoto Attīstības sadarbības plānu 2018.gadam, kas paredz 463 813 eiro piešķirt divpusējās sadarbības īstenošanai, informēja ĀM. Vairāk nekā puse no šiem līdzekļiem tiks izmantota granta projektu[...]
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Jaunumi, 20. March 2018

7 galvenie pasīvās ēkas parametri

Nebūvēt pasīvu nav jēgas. KOMPAKTAS ĒKAS AR ĻOTI LABU SILTUMIZOLĀCIJU Visām ēkas ārējām norobežojošajām konstrukcijām ir jābūt labi siltinātām. Sadurvietām, stūriem, savienojumiem un konstrukcijām ir jābūt izplānotām ar īpašu rūpību,[...]
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Jaunumi, 13. March 2018

Viedās pilsētas klasteris ar biedriem piedalās 22.Starptautiskajā pasīvo ēku konferencē Minhenē, Vācijā

Viedās pilsētas klasteris kopā ar biedriem piedalījās 22.Starptautiskajā pasīvo ēku konferencē Minhenē, lai kopā ar speciālistiem no visas pasaules iepazītos ar jaunākajām pasīvo ēku būvniecības tendencēm, tehnoloģijām un būvmateriāliem, kā[...]
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Jaunumi, 09. March 2018

Konference Lattelecom Open City

2018. gada 22. martā Rīgā, RISEBA Arhitektūras un mediju centrā H2O6 projekts Viedās pilsētas klasteris sadarbībā ar izdevniecību Dienas Bizness organizē konferenci – Lattelecom Open City. Mūsdienu tehnoloģijas un inovācijas palīdz radīt[...]
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Jaunumi, 07. March 2018

Lielākās investīcijas Latvijas jaunuzņēmumos - klastera biedrs SIA Alina ieņem 8. vietu

Lielākās invetsīcijas Latvijas jaunuzņēmumos skatī ŠEIT
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. March 2018

Climate change: 70% of king penguins could ‘abruptly relocate or disappear’ by 2100

The arduous journey that king penguins must make in order to hunt fish to bring back to their young could become even longer as the climate warms, research suggests. The[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. March 2018

Threat of Climate Change Is Forcing Norway to Drop Millions on Its Doomsday Vault

Today’s addition of 70,000 new seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault brings the total number of crops stored at the Arctic facility to over one million. It’s an important[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. March 2018

Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises

Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. March 2018

Climate Change — The Earth Is Screaming For Help. Is Anyone Listening?

At CleanTechnica, our main mission is to bring our readers news about how to decarbonize the economy so average global temperatures don’t rise high enough to roast us and every other[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. March 2018

Qualcomm launches its premium 820E embedded platform for IoT developers

When you think of Qualcomm these days, chances are you are either thinking about Broadcom’s hostile attempts to buy the company or its mobile chips, which power most Android-based smartphones. Chances are[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. March 2018

Google's Cloud IoT Core is now generally available

Cloud IoT Core, Google’s fully managed service for connecting, managing and ingesting data from IoT devices, is now out of beta and generally available. Google envisions the service, which launched in public[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. March 2018

How You Can Build Your Smart Home With The Help of AI and IoT

If we talk about the current world and its housing aspects, the home automation criteria are on a high scale of changing and converging. As of now, most people are aware of[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. March 2018

How to Build a Smart Home That's Actually Secure

The number of smart connected devices in our homes is growing at a rapid rate, and that means more opportunities for unwelcome visitors to access your devices and your network. Whether you’ve got[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. March 2018

As Drones Become Tools of War, Companies Turn to Hacking Them

IN BRIEF Drones are ending up in places where people might not want them. So companies are developing ways to hijack the drones’ software, forcing them to land. It’s no[...]
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Bizness, 02. March 2018

What Honda’s Success Can Teach Us About Tesla

“To the more established brands, it is a young upstart company with performance claims that seem unreasonably optimistic. Instead of being rooted in reality, its new sporty two-door appears to[...]
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Bizness, 02. March 2018

Tesla wants to install charging stations at your office

The Workplace Charging program will put chargers in employers’ parking lots for free. Tesla has a pretty good track record when it comes to making its chargers more accessible, but it needs[...]
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Bizness, 02. March 2018

The man who trains Tesla's workforce reveals how his job goes beyond staffing production lines

Andre Rivera is a 20-year veteran of the auto industry who now oversees training for Tesla. He got his start in the business when General Motors and Toyota owned what’s[...]
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Bizness, 02. March 2018

A Tesla exec is leaving to be COO of Lyft

John McNeill is leaving Tesla to join Lyft as COO, Bloomberg reported. He was head of sales and service at Tesla. The news broke as Tesla was conducting a Q4[...]
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Bizness, 02. March 2018

Tesla earnings: Elon Musk wows investors with more promises he may not keep

Tesla delivered $3.28 billion in revenue and losses of $4.01 per share in its fourth-quarter earnings report this afternoon. Analysts, on average, expected a loss of $3.12 per share. The[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. March 2018

Driverless Electric Trucks To Enter Sweden’s Roads Later This Year

Swedish tech startup Einride does not have the fame Tesla has, nor the experience in car manufacturing of established automobile brands like Volvo. Yet, if the company succeeds in carrying out its[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. March 2018

Porsche is making a $7.4 billion bet on electric cars — and Tesla should be nervous

Porsche is going to spend €6 billion ($7.4 billion) on electric mobility by 2022. The investment doubles the company’s previously announced €3 billion ($3.7 billion) investment. The money will go[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. March 2018

Electric Vehicles Have Lowest Total Cost Of Ownership, Study Finds

It’s no secret that electric vehicles carry higher sticker prices than comparable legacy vehicles (although, it’s debatable whether any gas-burner is truly “comparable” to an EV, especially a Tesla). Of[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. March 2018

Tesla is making a mistake with its Model Y SUV — and it could spell trouble for the company

Tesla has always tried to sell sedans when the market wants SUVs. The Model 3 is a four-door, and we’ll have to wait until at least 2020 for the Model[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. March 2018

How Tesla Semi's first truck charging stations will be built

Companies who reserved the big truck are preparing the infrastructure now SEATTLE — Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, has said little about how he plans to turn his[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Why Solar Is on a Path to Dominance

Yuri Horwitz details the investment, cost and technology trends driving solar forward in 2018 and beyond. Despite the Trump administration’s recent decision to levy a 30 percent tariff onsolar we see[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Renault's 'smart island' runs on wind power and recycled batteries

The experiment in Portugal aims to prove you can live without fossil fuels. Renault has launched a “smart island” in Portugal that uses its Zoe electric vehicle, home batteries, smart charging[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Residential solar is cheap, but can it get cheaper? Paths to $0.05 per kWh

NREL releases a paper similar to Tesla’s stated solar roof business plan. The price of solar panels has fallen far and fast. But the Energy Department (DOE) wants to bring those[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. March 2018

Tesla To Construct Virtual Solar Power Plant Using 50,000 Homes In South Australia

When Elon Musk offered to build what would be the largest grid storage battery installation in the world in South Australia last year, he set off a chain of events[...]
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Vide, 02. March 2018

This Brewery Is Designed As A Model For The Circular Economy

At Heineken’s new Mexican brewery, every piece of waste is repurposed or recycled. At a massive new Heineken brewery in Northern Mexico–the place where your six-pack of Tecate might come[...]
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Vide, 02. March 2018

Queen Elizabeth has no patience for plastic

Her Majesty officially bannedplastic straws and bottles from all cafés, dining halls, and catered events on royal estates. Like many of us, she was influenced by the soothing voice of David[...]
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Vide, 02. March 2018

China Tells Manufacturers They Are Responsible For EV Battery Recycling

The difference between a managed economy — i.e. China — and a free market economy — i.e. the US — is that a managed economy can eliminate untaxed externalities that[...]
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Vide, 02. March 2018

Dubai Has the World’s Most Ambitious Plan to Turn Waste into Energy

IN BRIEF The world’s largest waste-to-energy plant is going to be fully operational in 2020 in the city of Dubai. While it will generate electricity from solid waste that would[...]
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Vide, 02. March 2018

Acidification could leave oceans ‘uninhabitable’ for cold-water corals

The world’s oceans could become “uninhabitable” for cold-water corals by the end of the century as a result of ocean acidification, research suggests. Ocean acidification, which occurs as seawater takes[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. March 2018

These are the best smart light switches you can buy in 2018

The ability to control the lighting in your home can have a big effect on your living space. Just think about it: With smart lighting, you can program lights to[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. March 2018

Beyond Nest: The best smart home thermostats to keep you comfy all year

When hunting for the best smart thermostat for your home, it’s probably because you’ve encountered an all too familiar problem. (Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.) You’re either[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. March 2018

The best smart speakers for music fans

Choosing between Apple’s HomePod, Google’s Home Max and the Sonos One is no small task. If you’re a music fan, the first wave of smart speakers was probably a disappointment.[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. March 2018

Control your whole house with one remote using the Beak by ControlAny

If your home were Middle Earth, the Beak would be the One Ring. Of the many smart home innovations now on the market, this may be one of the more[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. March 2018

The top 10 breakthrough technologies and the key players leading the charge, according to MIT Technology Review

Every fall, MIT Technology Review’s editors get together to begin the months-long process of reviewing their coverage. The goal? To create a list of the top ten technological advances from[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. March 2018

This egg-shaped capsule is actually a smart, self-sustaining home

Slovak studio NICE&WISE just launched the production of Ecocapsule, a portable, wind and solar-powered pod that can be transferred almost anywhere in the world and be used like a pop-up hotel room. Each[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. March 2018

Modular Eco-Housing Pushing Boundaries With Cardboard

Designed and developed by Fiction Factory, a company of creative makers from Amsterdam, Wikkelhouse loosely translates to ‘wrapped house.’ This sustainable modular house is uniquely created with cardboardas its main building material and is customizable[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. March 2018

Density's Next Frontier: The Suburbs

According to a new study, the continuing low density of inner suburbs is a major cause of the housing crisis—and a potential solution. In a recent survey, America’s mayors named housing,[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. March 2018

Here’s How Much Money Green Design Could Save Cities

It’s no secret that green design features like living roofs, reflective pavements and urban tree cover are good for public health. But they’re also good for cities’ bottom lines — especially as climate change exacerbates[...]
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Jaunumi, 27. February 2018

Pirmais gads Viedās pilsētas klastera projektā

Ir pagājis gads kopš tika parakstīts līgums starp projekta vadošo partneri – biedrību Auto Asociācija un Centrālo finanšu un līguma aģentūru, uzsākot projekta Viedās pilsētas klasteris ieviešanu. Gada laikā klastera[...]
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Jaunumi, 06. February 2018

Jūrmalā testē lietu interneta risinājumu stāvvietās

Telekomunikāciju uzņēmums Lattelecom uzsācis autostāvvietu monitoringa risinājumu testēšanu Jūrmalā, kas nākotnē dotu iespēju viedtālruņa aplikācijā atrast brīvu vietu automašīnas novietošanai, informē uzņēmumā. Pilnu rakstu lašit ŠEIT
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

China on track to lead in renewables as US retreats, report says

IEEFA report says China will dominate international investment in renewable technology over the next several decades China is moving towards becoming a global leader in renewable technology as the US pulls[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

The Dutch plan to build the world's biggest wind farm, complete with a large floating island

A Dutch company aims to construct the world’s largest wind farm to deliver power to the Netherlands and United Kingdom, and later Belgium, Germany, and Denmark. A 2.3-square-mile artificial island[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

France Is Officially Shutting All Coal-Fired Power Plants in Three Years

IN BRIEF The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has accelerated the timetable for the country to shut down all coal-fired power plants. The move helps to solidify the country’s leadership[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Copenhagen's new $640 million power plant will have a ski slope on its roof — take a look

Power and waste management plants are usually kept outside major cities so that residents don’t have to see the plumes of smoke or smell burning trash. Copenhagen’s new energy plant[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. February 2018

Global warming is real, according to NASA, which actually knows this stuff

Last year was the second hottest since 1880, according to a new reportfrom NASA. That means the planet’s long-term warming trend is continuing, with average global temperatures in 2017 climbing 1.62 degrees[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. February 2018

Extreme Weather Is the Biggest Risk for Humanity in 2018, Say World Leaders

IN BRIEF The World Economic Forum has released The Global Risks Report 2018. According to the experts surveyed, environmental factors ranging from extreme weather to failure to adapt to climate[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Is Audi Giving Competition To The Tesla Powerwall With Its Virtual Power Plant Battery Grid?

Oh, we can just hear the heated comments as this is YATK claim from a supposed CTK. Don’t know the new acronyms? Full English: Yet Another Tesla Killer claim from[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. February 2018

Disaster Resilience Saves Six Times as Much as It Costs

A new report finds that federal disaster-mitigation grants produce an average of $6 in societal savings for every dollar spent. In financial terms, 2017 was the worst year for natural disasters in[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Nissan Energy Solar plugs into home green-energy business

Japanese car company’s solar and energy storage solution follows Tesla and Mercedes-Benz into the residential market. Nissan is joining the residential green-energy movement. Following on the heels of Tesla and Mercedes-Benz, the Japanese[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. February 2018

Remember solar roof? Tesla’s making tiles in New York, installing them

Tesla employees got first solar roof installations, now reservation holders get theirs. Tesla began manufacturing solar tiles for solar roof installations in December at the Buffalo, New York, factory that[...]
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Vide, 02. February 2018

The Guardian view on recycling: throwaway economy is not cost-free

Use less, re-use, recycle. Three steps to saving the planet Take-out coffee and bottled water symbolise both the luxury and the waste of the early 21st century. They represent the[...]
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Vide, 02. February 2018

'Like thunder in the ground': Texans fear link between quakes and fracking waste

Wastewater injection, a byproduct of fracking, is the likely culprit behind a surge of earthquakes in northern Texas – and residents want accountability An earthquake, Cathy Wallace says, feels like[...]
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Vide, 02. February 2018

UK opposes strong EU recycling targets despite plastics pledge

Exclusive: government accused of hypocrisy as documents show opposition to urban waste plan The UK government is opposing strong new recycling targets across the EU despite its recent pledge to[...]
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Vide, 02. February 2018

Cape Town Is Set to Run Out of Water in Less Than One Hundred Days

Dwindling Supplies Over the past three years, a lot has changed for the city of Cape Town. Seated in a geologic bowl beneath Table Mountain and historically fed by heavy[...]
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Vide, 02. February 2018

McDonald's is falling short on recycling in one massive way — here's how it's changing that fact

McDonald’s plans to add recycling to its more than 36,000 locations around the world by 2025. Customers today can recycle at only about 10% of the fast-food chain’s locations. McDonald’s[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

Alexa is coming to wearable devices, including headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers

Amazon  wants to bring Alexa to more devices than smart speakers, Fire TV and various other consumer electronics for the home, like alarm clocks. The company yesterday announced developer tools that[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. February 2018

GLOBAL WARMING PREDICTIONS MAY NOW BE A LOT LESS UNCERTAIN

IF ONE IS the loneliest number, two is the most terrifying. Humanity must not pass a rise of 2 degrees Celsius in global temperature from pre-industrial levels, so says the Paris climate[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. February 2018

Google is launching a new digital store to sell cloud-based software

Google  is launching a digital store that will offer cloud-based software to companies and other organizations. Bloomberg, which reported the news a bit earlier, notes the move is just the juggernaut’s latest effort[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

Sens8 smart security system protects your home without costly subscription fees

Keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe is certainly priceless, but that doesn’t mean that we’re looking for solutions to be pricey. Alas, even if a smart security system doesn’t have a[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. February 2018

Google Is Bringing Augmented Reality Functionality to Chrome

IN BRIEF Google is poised to introduce Article, an AR interface that will allow AR integration into browsers. The new tech could help to promote new applications for AR. IN-BROWSER[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

Never mind the gadgets, here's what to look for at CES

CES is usually full of boring announcements about products that fail to catch on with the public after the show ends. But the giant tech-industry confab will highlight several key[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

Roku to power smart speakers, sound bars and whole-home audio

The streaming specialist debuts a licensing program for smart audio devices and expects the first to ship this fall. The first partner will be TCL. Unlike its streaming devices, however, Roku[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

GE is making a smart ceiling light and light switch with Alexa and Google Assistant

GE is previewing two new entries to its C by GE line of smart lighting products today that are slated to arrive later this year: a ceiling light and a light switch.[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. February 2018

Augmented reality windows are here to turn you into a life-sized hologram

Augmented reality doesn’t need to be confined to your phone screen or a pair of glasses — it can be life-sized. That’s what one company is proving with its massive augmented[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

Now perfectly tuned, our smart home is a symphony of devices in perfect concert

We made it! After months of re-wiring, thousands of pounds of recycled electronics, and who knows how many pounds of drywall dust, our smart home renovation project is complete. We[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. February 2018

What We’ve Seen So Far at CES 2018

IN BRIEF With CES 2018 now in full swing, it’s time to explore what Intel, Samsung, Toyota, and other companies have in store for the future of consumer electronics. CES[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. February 2018

Panasonic is building a 'smart city' in Colorado with high-tech highways, autonomous vehicles, and free WiFi

The electronics company Panasonic is building “smart city” infrastructure in a remote area near the Denver airport. The project, called CityNow, is laying the groundwork for high-tech highways and autonomous[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. February 2018

CES 2018: Making Smart Cities Responsive

During the Smart Cities: Thriving in the Future track at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, public- and private-sector officials said municipalities may be shifting their focus in smart city efforts[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. February 2018

Ford and Autonomic are building a smart city cloud platform

Ford  and Silicon Valley-based Autonomic will work together to build a new open platform upon which cities can build out infrastructure communications, including connected traffic lights and parking spots, called the[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. February 2018

Bosch is using cameras, streetlights, and sensors to make cities more livable

Living in a big city comes with a long list of advantages and an equally long catalog of disadvantages. Gridlock, pollution, and the never-ending search for a parking spot are[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. February 2018

Nvidia software platform will bring augmented reality to future autonomous cars

A long list of companies including Uber, Volvo, Volkswagen, Toyota, and Roborace will soon be using Nvidia computers in self-driving cars — if they aren’t already. Nvidia is snagging all of those[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. February 2018

Amazon has created a computing platform that will future-proof your home

Amazon is in a better position than any other company to dominate ambient computing, the concept that everything in your life is computerized and intelligent. Amazon’s Alexa platform continues to[...]
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Bizness, 02. February 2018

Google is well-positioned to crush its competition in 4 big areas in 2018 (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google had an impressive 2017 and its momentum could push it even higher in 2018, a UBS analyst notes. The company’s plays in mobile computing, AI and its cloud services[...]
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Bizness, 02. February 2018

Mercedes just revealed how it plans to conquer electric cars — and Tesla should be nervous

A map of Mercedes-Benz’s production network. The facilities that will be used to make electric vehicles are highlighted in blue. Mercedes-Benz outlined how it plans to challenge Tesla as the[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. February 2018

EV Revolution In China — Next Stop: Delivery & Freight Vehicles

China’s King of the electric vehicle world. It has more electric car sales than the rest of the world combined. One city now has over 16,000 electric buses in service — 100% of its[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. February 2018

Nissan’s Brain-To-Vehicle Interface Could Make Driving Safer by Scanning Your Brain

IN BRIEF Nissan revealed it’s been developing a brain-to-vehicle interface that could predict a driver’s actions and start performing them 0.2 to 0.5 seconds sooner. BRAIN-TO-VEHICLE Self-driving cars are already driving[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. February 2018

2017 was the best year ever for electric vehicle sales in the US

Electric vehicle sales were up more than 25 percent compared to 2016. The good people over at Inside EVs have done their tabulating, and the numbers are in: in 2017, very nearly[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. February 2018

AMERICA'S HOTTEST SELF-DRIVING STARTUP HOOKS UP WITH VW AND HYUNDAI

LESS THAN A decade after Google launched the age of the self-driving car, most of the main players have made some long-term commitments—not in the name of love, but to ensure[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. February 2018

The auto industry saw some big changes in 2017 — but electric cars and autonomous vehicles were just hype

Industry execs agree the car business is undergoing unprecedented change. But some of that change is more meaningful than others. Several much-discussed “disruptions” are more speculative than for-real. Auto industry[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. February 2018

Norway Reaches Carbon Emissions Goal From Transportation 3 Years Early, Thanks To Tesla Twitter

In 2012, Norway set a goal for transportation-related emissions. It decided that 85 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer would be the official target for the year 2020. The latest[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. February 2018

220 Mile Tesla Model 3 vs 225 Mile Nissan LEAF — Who Will Win?

Some quietly broken news this past week was that the 2019 Nissan LEAF is expected to have 225 miles of range, potentially trolling the base Tesla Model 3 by 5 miles.[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. February 2018

Volkswagen e-Golf Production Capacity To Double Next Year

Volkswagen will begin increasing the production capacity of the e-Golf at its facilities in Europe starting in March 2018, company spokespersons recently revealed. The plan is reportedly for the daily[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. February 2018

Who Owns Urban Mobility Data?

Policymakers need it; private transportation companies have it. Here’s one way to broker a solution. How, exactly, should policymakers respond to the rapid rise of new private mobility services such[...]
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Jaunumi, 31. January 2018

Viedās pilsētas klasteris paraksta sadarbības memorandu ar Fizikālās enerģētikas institūtu

Globālā urbanizācija pieprasa arvien jaunas metodes pilsētvides plānošanā un inovatīvu risinājumu īstenošanu infrastruktūras uzlabošanai. Efektīvi un inovatīvi risinājumi būs galvenais priekšnosacījums, lai palielinātu pilsētu konkurētspēju globālajā ekonomikā. Viedās pilsētas koncepts[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

The Long, Slow Death Of Carbon Capture & Sequestration (Hello, Carbon Recycling!)

Carbon capture and sequestration always seemed like a dumb idea. Leaving the next generation with yet another massive mess to clean up isn’t the first thing that comes to mind[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

Burning wood for power is ‘misguided’ say climate experts

Using biomass instead of fossil fuels may not be the answer to averting global warming Policies aimed at limiting climate change by boosting the burning of biomass contain critical flaws[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

Here's what the US actually agreed to in the Paris climate deal

In December 2015, nearly every country, including all of the world’s biggest polluters, came together in Paris and agreed to limit carbon emissions. The Paris Agreement was designed to keep[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

How Corporations ‘Bypassed the Politics’ to Lead on Clean Energy in 2017

From mega wind purchases to rooftop solar arrays to electric truck orders, companies of all sizes are stepping up to act on climate. When President Trump announced plans to withdraw from the[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions highest on record

Exclusive: Renewable energy and proper climate policy are key to dropping emissions, carbon consultancy chief says Australia’s emissions over the past year were the highest on record, when relatively unreliable emissions[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

In 2017, climate change vanished from a ridiculous number of government websites

Moments after President Donald Trump took the oath of office last January, nearly all references to climate change disappeared from the White House official website. A page detailing former President Barack Obama’s[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

UK wind power potential could fall by 10% by 2100 because of climate change

Climate change could reduce the amount of wind available for power production in both the UK and the US, new research suggests. The arrival of weaker winds in the northern[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

Solar, wind and nuclear have ‘amazingly low’ carbon footprints, study finds

Building solar, wind or nuclear plants creates an insignificant carbon footprint compared with savings from avoiding fossil fuels, a new study suggests. The research, published in Nature Energy, measures the full[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 02. January 2018

UK could cut food emissions by 17% by sticking to a healthy diet

The UK could shed close to a fifth of its greenhouse gas emissions from food production if every Briton stuck to a healthy diet based on government guidelines, a new[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. January 2018

Cybersecurity in IoT: Achieving Digital Security in an Age of Surveillance

In the 2006 science fiction thriller Déjá Vu, Denzel Washington plays a government agent who uses novel government technology to fold time and space back onto itself so that he can[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. January 2018

DON'T GET YOUR KID AN INTERNET-CONNECTED TOY

FOR LAST-MINUTE SHOPPERS, tech toys hold a special appeal. They’re crowdpleasers, and generally available with two-day shipping—or faster—from any number of online retailers. Stapling on internet connectivity also might make these[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. January 2018

How IBM Watson is powering every other business with AI

As the growing temptation for automated processes covers the varied industrial spectrum, Machine Learning is emerging into an ocean of possibilities while IBM’s Watson leads the marathon. From acting as a virtual[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. January 2018

This was Bitcoin's big year, but where does it go from here?

Sizing up Bitcoin is a tall order. Even as the price of one bitcoin soared above $10,000, a debate raged over what, exactly, Bitcoin is: A digital store of value, a revolutionary[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. January 2018

Companies waste $62 billion on the cloud by paying for capacity they don't need, according to a report

Most companies think moving to the cloud will save them money on IT costs, but that’s not the always case, according to researcher Jonathan Koomey. More than 80% of on-premise[...]
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Bizness, 02. January 2018

Missing From Amazon's HQ2 Search: Climate

Amazon made no mention of climate change in its HQ2 request for proposals, and most of the public city bids don’t address it, either. This story was originally published by the Huffington Post and[...]
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Bizness, 02. January 2018

Google Expands Its Commitment To Renewable Energy

Google already purchases more renewable energy than any other corporation, but now it has agreed to 4 new contracts that will add 536 megawatts of wind power to its energy[...]
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Bizness, 02. January 2018

China Reveals Ambitious Plan to Create World’s Largest Carbon Market

IN BRIEF The world’s biggest polluter is rolling out the world’s most ambitious plan to reduce emissions. Starting from the power sector, the Chinese carbon market will progressively cover other[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. January 2018

Saudi Aramco execs see Uber as a bigger threat to oil demand than Tesla

Saudi Arabian state oil giant Saudi Aramco said ride-sharing apps like Uber were of greater immediate concern than the rise of electric vehicles. Two senior executives at Saudi Aramco told[...]
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Bizness, 02. January 2018

Alphabet, Intel and Walmart: Low-carbon products make business sense

Investing in low-carbon technologies can make good business sense, especially if the technology solves multiple problems, say executives at Intel, Walmart and Alphabet. Intel has invested in renewable energy and[...]
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Bizness, 02. January 2018

Amazon’s new headquarters promises 50,000 jobs — but the corporate jobs of the future may not last forever

Cities, states, and regions across North America are vying to become the home of Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters, a development that the company says will bring 50,000 jobs. At[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. January 2018

Aston Martin's $255,000 electric car arrives in 2019 and will be better than anything Tesla has to offer, CEO says

Aston Martin’s first electric car, the RapidE, is expected to arrive in 2019. The vehicle will reportedly cost $255,000, and only 155 will be sold. Aston Martin’s CEO says that[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. January 2018

Tesla just received its largest preorder of Semi trucks yet

Anheuser-Busch says it reserved 40 electric big rigs Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser beer, announced today that it had placed an order for 40 Tesla Semi trucks, even though the truck won’t[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. January 2018

AN INSIDE LOOK AT JAGUAR'S BOLD, ALL-ELECTRIC I-PACE

JAGUAR HAS WORKED hard over the last decade to build cars that buyers lust over, reinvent itself as a modern auto maker, and finally shake off its “old man sedan” image.[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. January 2018

Tesla, Siemens and the race to map the future of fleets

When was the last time people got all fired up about a tractor trailer? I’m referring, of course, to the headline-grabbing rollout in mid-November of Tesla’s semi-autonomous, electric tractor trailer.[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. January 2018

Tesla disqualified from German EV subsidy program

Electric carmaker disputes that its Model S is not eligible for the incentive. Tesla’s Model S has been removed from a list of cars eligible for a German subsidy program designed[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. January 2018

China is preparing for a trillion-dollar autonomous-driving revolution

Chinese internet company LeEco Holdings Ltd unveils its internet electric battery driverless concept car ‘LeSEE’ during a launch event in Beijing. Chinese manufacturers and internet giants are in hot pursuit[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. January 2018

California Cities to Launch Biggest Electric Bike-Share System in U.S.

Davis, California, has long held a special place among U.S. bicycle cities. In 1967, it was the first to paint official bike lanes. It has since built bike infrastructure on 76[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. January 2018

Legendary car designer Henrik Fisker is working on self-driving bus that looks straight from the future

The designer will join with a Chinese firm to develop a bus for smart cities. It’s the latest effort in a wide-ranging comeback for Fisker. He is also rolling out[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Macro Grids May Be the Future of Renewable Energy

IN BRIEF An increasing number of countries are employing direct current lines to move energy across continents. This could deliver clean energy where it’s most needed at any time, helping[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

We May Be Able to Use Waves to Power Our World

About a mile offshore from Kaneohe Bay on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, a yellow, doughnut-shaped contraption bobs up and down with the motion of the ocean. The hulking device,[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Can California Achieve 100% Renewable Electricity by 2040? Jerry Brown Thinks So

But it will take some major breakthroughs in energy storage and grid regionalization. Plus, some crafty resource planning amid the rise of community-choice aggregation. As 2017 comes to an end,[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales: report

An analysis of home solar installations by GTM Research has found that the residential solar market is expected to fall 13% this year–its first drops after increasing YOY for years, reports Reuters.[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been ignoring the bitcoin phenomenon for years — because it seemed too complex, far-fetched, or maybe even too libertarian. But if you have any[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. January 2018

Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

The world’s largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia. The 100-megawatt battery, built by Tesla, was officially activated on Friday. It had[...]
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Vide, 02. January 2018

Global E-Waste Increased by Eight Percent since 2014

IN BRIEF The amount of e-waste the world generates has increased to 44.7 million metric tonnes as of 2016. Cameras, microwaves, washing machines, refrigerators, and other similar electronics are among[...]
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Vide, 02. January 2018

China Is Officially Enacting a Plastic Waste Import Ban

IN BRIEF For years, the world has imported plastic waste to China and Hong Kong. In a recent development, China will ban the import of this waste starting in 2018.[...]
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Vide, 02. January 2018

Fixing The World’s Sanitation Is A Big Business Opportunity

From building toilets to recycling waste, there are many ways to serve the 2 billion around the world without toilets. In the world of impact capitalism, opportunities don’t come much[...]
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Vide, 02. January 2018

Cremona, Italy, makes the circular economy real for cities

On Saturday mornings, residents of Cremona, a tidy city of 72,000 crowd into a former market for fruit and vegetables in order to donate old clothes and housewares or pick[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. January 2018

Samsung's first smart speaker will reportedly arrive in early 2018

Months ago, DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile division, confirmed that his company was working on a smart speaker. Today, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that the speaker is targeted for release within the first[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. January 2018

Canary’s home cameras can now detect people and send more useful notifications

More AI-powered features are coming soon Both the Canary and Canary Flex home security cameras are being updated with a new, AI-driven feature today: person detection. Now, users will receive notifications[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. January 2018

How to Create the Ultimate Smart Home

Many smart technologies are genuinely making home life easier, safer and more comfortable. These days, if a product has an on and off switch, chances are it also has the[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. January 2018

Hilton is adding smart home features to its hotel rooms

With voice commands planned for the future Hilton is planning to roll out a connected room experience to its hotels beginning in 2018. Currently in beta testing in only one[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. January 2018

IKEA and Sonos will collaborate on 'home sound experiences' in 2019

IKEA’s furniture might bring you to the verge of tears and obscenity while you attempt to put it together — but in the future, the retailer could allow you to[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. January 2018

Tree Skyscrapers and Underwater Restaurants: See the Most Futuristic Designs of the Year

IN BRIEF Human landscapes are ever-changing. In 2017, the most remarkable building designs hinted at a newfound peaceful relationship with nature and proposed solutions for overcrowded mega cities.
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Pilsētvide, 02. January 2018

Visionary Master Plan Wins Smart City Prize At World Architecture Festival

Due to rapid population and economic growth, Indonesia is facing issues such as land subsidence and rising sea levels. To combat these problems and more, SHAU Architects created a master plan for the Jakarta[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. January 2018

Smart City Pioneers: Where Are They Now?

Smart city projects in Atlanta, Chicago and Kansas City, Mo., were early efforts at the Internet of Things, analytics and other connected tech. Here’s what they’re up to today.
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Pilsētvide, 02. January 2018

San Diego to Cover Half the City with Intelligent Streetlights

San Diego launches an ambitious $30 million smart city project to outfit 3,200 streetlights with sensors.
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Hydrogen-Powered Trains Are Coming to Germany in 2021

IN BRIEF Germany and French company Alstom have signed an agreement that will see 14 hydrogen-powered trains built and used in the country by 2021. On a single hydrogen tank,[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

BMW proposes elevated e-bike cycleways to ease congestion & speed commutes

Instead of banning cars from city centers, this automaker recommends elevated roads for electric bikes & scooters to ease congestion and emissions. In true car company fashion, BMW has come up with[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

Apple's Reportedly Shooting to Have its AR Headset Ready For Manufacture By 2019

The iPhone X is selling well, and Apple profits are just fine, but Tim Cook has been explicit in saying that augmented reality is the next big thing. And now we have a load of[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Pedal to the metal: three electric bikes getting us in a spin

Alongside the automotive industry, the competitive world of cycling is undergoing a similar technological transformation in the form of electrification. Featuring pedals and rechargeable battery-powered electric motors, electric bicycles – also[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Are Electric-Hybrid Trucks the Answer to California Port Pollution Problem?

An eHighway test site in California has electric-hybrid trucks connecting to overhead power lines. The sound — and smell — of thousands of idling trucks at the ports of Los[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

Hundreds of Perfectly-Choreographed Printers Are the Real Stars of This Fun Music Video

By now the band OK Go is better known for its over-the-top, impossibly choreographed music videos than its actual music. So much so that you can enjoy the music video for its[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Renault Zoe EV Named “Best Used Green Car” At What Car? Used Car Awards 2018

The all-electric Renault Zoe was named the “Best Used Green Car” by judges at the What Car? Used Car Awards 2018, according to a new press release. This award follows[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

The Next Volkswagen Beetle Could Go Electric And Rear-Wheel Drive Again

The case could be made that the original Volkswagen Beetle is the most iconic car ever made. Its modern versions, well… not so much. But as part of its big diesel emissions cheating[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

UK bill would give police the power to seize drones

It might also enshrine rules requiring tests and registration. The UK doesn’t just want to institute rules governing how you fly your drone — it wants to give police more power to[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Shared self-driving cars could slash demand for U.S. sedans: study

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ride services using self-driving vehicles could slash by more than half demand for owner-driven sedans in the United States by 2030, according to a study released Monday[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

What lies on the road ahead for Daimler and autonomous driving

The 2017 Tokyo Motor Show was notable for the increasing number of autonomous car concepts emerging from the lab into what manufacturers expect to be an almost completely computer-controlled future. Most of[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Global Wind Turbine Orders Reach 11.6 Gigawatts In 1H’17, Vestas Still Leads

A total of 11,570.9 megawatts worth of wind turbine orders were announced through the first half of 2017, a nearly 2 gigawatt decline on the same time a year ago[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Self-driving buses will soon make their way to Singapore

Self-driving buses are quickly making their way around the world, and now, they’re landing in Singapore. The Asian island nation announced that it would see self-driving buses and shuttles transporting citizens and tourists alike by[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

An inside look at Jaguar’s goals and directions

Like a Formula One race car tearing through turns, Jaguar Land Rover has been flying. The company has brought out a new vehicle every few months this year. We’ve seen[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

DARPA Wants to Use Genetic Modification to Turn Plants into Spy Tech

IN BRIEF DARPA has a new surveillance program in the works, and it doesn’t involve training human agents or AI operators. Instead, the research arm of the U.S. Department of[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Apple Self-Driving Cars Are Back In The News

Remember the days when Apple was designing a self-driving electric vehicle? And remember how we haven’t heard much from Apple in a while about this? Now, the company is back[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Why Uber Just Ordered a Buttload of Volvos

Things seem to be looking up at Uber’s embattled self-driving car unit. The company just made a deal with Volvo for as many as 24,000 XC90 sport utility vehicles to be delivered between 2019[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. December 2017

Mining Bitcoin Costs More Energy Than What 159 Countries Consume in a Year

IN BRIEF A new study shows the energy spent on mining Bitcoin this year alone has surpassed the average electricity consumed yearly by 159 nations. The high electricity demand in[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Waymo Announces 'Fully Self-Driving Cars Are Here,' Taxi Service Coming

We are in the midst of a pretty historic moment. Leaping ahead of the competition, Waymo has announced that its self-driving cars will no longer use a human safety driver[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

We May Not Have Enough Minerals To Even Meet Electric Car Demand

Global demand for cobalt and nickel, two of the essential elements in electric car batteries, has never been higher. But where do all those metals come from? And do we[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Tesla's 'Hell' Threatens Its Future

In August, after Tesla got production underway for the Model 3 and made first deliveries of the new mass-market electric sedan to employees, CEO Elon Musk said there should “absolutely” be “zero concern” about[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

Robotics startup could fight Zika by dumping mosquitoes from a drone

When it comes to solving the problem of Zika virus, we previously covered possible solutions ranging from experimental vaccines to more unorthodox approaches based on turning 100 percent of the mosquito population male.[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

THIS IS THE TESLA SEMI TRUCK

500 miles of range and more aerodynamic than a supercar The Tesla Semi truck is a hulking and menacing hauler, with the presence of Darth Vader lurking from above when[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

German Onshore Wind Auction Awards 1 Gigawatt Capacity As Costs Fall Again

Onshore wind energy costs have fallen again in Germany’s latest onshore wind auction, with 1 GW worth of capacity awarded at an average support price of €38/MWh, and with a lowest[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Tesla unveils the new Roadster

Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made, according to Elon Musk, with speeds of just 1.9 seconds[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. December 2017

4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professional Sports

Whether from home, in the stands, or over the radio—Americans love their sports. Today, part of that All-American sports experience involves big data and new immersive technology like virtual reality[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Here's What A Battery Researcher Told Us About The Tesla Roadster's Crazy Performance Claims

Skepticism abounds when someone makes a claim as outlandish as Elon Musk’s assertion that the new Tesla Roadster will scoot to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and manage a range[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

The World’s Cheapest Solar Bid Is Actually for Wind

Enel—and GTM—set the record straight following the release of Mexico’s official auction results. PV watchers are in for a disappointment after it emerged that an auction result reported as the[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Solar Power vs. Wind Power Showdown: Which Is Better?

Is solar power or wind power a more viable energy resource for smart homes? With consumers adopting greener lifestyles, there is a major showdown brewing between the two top renewable[...]
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Vide, 02. December 2017

Here's What Happens To Your Used Oil Filters

Oil filters are an often overlooked car component, but our own David Tracy has established that they can actually be quite interesting. One thing you may not know is that when[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

In preparation for this week’s UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing sci-fi short that shows what might happen if we fail to place[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Mercedes-Benz Just Unveiled New All Electric Plans

IN BRIEF Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to make all of their commercial vans electric. To facilitate this change, the company is also launching a new electric van called the eVito[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Orsted Green Bond Bets on the Future of the Planet

Orsted A/S, the Danish company built on oil and gas extraction, will issue its first green bonds as it moves toward completing a transition to renewable energy. Orsted, which sold its oil division[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. December 2017

Internet of Warnings: How Smart Technology Can Threaten Your Business’s Security

Science fiction technology may not be as far off as we believe. The Internet of Things (IoT) uses the powerful combination of Wi-Fi and cloud technology to send information and[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. December 2017

China’s New AI Police Station Won’t Have Humans

IN BRIEF On November 7, China announced plans to build an unmanned, AI-powered police station in one of its capital cities. The move is in keeping with China’s goal of[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. December 2017

Internet of Things in Retail: What’s in it for Retailers

Internet of Things is transforming and revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. Be it leisure, business, retail or healthcare, almost every industry is settling to adopt new technologies and IoT[...]
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Bizness, 02. December 2017

4 Public Companies Investing Large Sums in IoT

The advent of fast and reliable Internet paved the way for a more interconnected world. People now have the ability to interact with one another, no matter where they are[...]
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Bizness, 02. December 2017

The Model 3 is putting Tesla in dangerous territory

Suddenly, everyone is fixated on Tesla’s cash burn. Bloomberg recently crunched the numbersand concluded that at its current pace of monetary incineration, Tesla will tap out next August. The numbers are[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Tesla Semi's price is surprisingly competitive

Starting at $150,000 with a 300-mile range. When Tesla unveiled its Semi electric truck last week, everyone agreed that it looked cool, but some actual truckers weren’t necessarily sold on its functionality. Most observers[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Porsche Cayman e-volution Catching Up With The EV Startup Competition

One thing startups such as Lucid and XING Mobility and more established young companies like Tesla do to traditional carmakers is light some fire under their feet. The Porsche Cayman[...]
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Mobilitāte, 02. December 2017

Honda Claims Its 2022 Electric Vehicles Can Charge in 15 Minutes

IN BRIEF Honda is planning to enter the electric vehicle market with revolutionary technologies that could potentially usher in EV mass adoption. The plan includes a new line of EVs[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Global Energy Storage to Double 6 Times by 2030, Matching Solar’s Spectacular Rise

BNEF and IEA forecasts find renewable energy’s continued growth will accelerate demand for grid-scale batteries. The energystorageindustry is set to rise dramatically — for those companies that can play the[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

In-depth: IEA predicts rise of cheap renewables and China’s move away from coal

The global energy system is in a state of flux. Renewables are experiencing rapid deployment and steep pricefalls. A growing portion of global energy is provided by electricity. There’s a[...]
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Enerģētika, 02. December 2017

Elon Musk has finished building the biggest battery in the world

Elon Musk made a bet to build the world’s biggest battery in 100 days or he’d pay for it. And he’s done. Tesla has completed installing its colossal lithium ion[...]
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Vide, 02. December 2017

Google Is Mapping California's Air Pollution in Mesmerizing Detail

Residents across the country sometimes see Google Street Cars driving down their blocks. In California, these vehicles are gathering air quality data block by block, which could ultimately help shape[...]
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Vide, 02. December 2017

Amazon and the Future of Food

A few months ago, Amazon (AMZN) bought Whole Foods at a whopping $13.4 billion, with a promise to bring cheap, organic, nutritious, low carbon*, and pesticide-free food to the masses.[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

REVIEW Amazon's Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Despite what you may have read, the Amazon Echo was never a do-anything smart home device. Sure it could tell you about the weather and maybe control your lights, but[...]
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Tehnoloģijas, 02. December 2017

Self-driving robots will keep Walmart store floors squeaky-clean

Cleaning the floors at Walmart isn’t exactly an enviable job — and now it’s one humans no longer have to do. As originally reported by LinkedIn, the retail giant is currently[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. December 2017

Paris Mayor Wants to Build Car-Free Density Over the Seine River

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is becoming famous for her outside-the-box strategies in battling climate change. Her administration made headlines earlier this month for an initiative installing sparking water fountains throughout the city[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. December 2017

Sea-Green Solar Glass Covers 25,000-Square-Meter School In Denmark — 12,000 Solar Panels

Sea Green is possibly the most soothing calm color of the entire color spectrum. Imagine how wonderful it must be to be encompassed and surrounded by 1,200 sea green solar[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. December 2017

HOK's Mercedes-Benz Stadium Will Be the First LEED Platinum-Certified Pro Sports Stadium in the US

HOK’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium is officially the first LEED Platinum certified professional sports stadium in the United States. The new home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons boasts the highest sports venue LEED score at 88 total points. There[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. December 2017

Planned Community On Boston South Shore Will Be Laboratory For Sustainable Cities

Sustainable cities are a hot topic among government leaders and policymakers worldwide. Cities everywhere are struggling with exploding populations as more and more people move to urban settings. The United[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. December 2017

New Bronx passive house rental will debut in 2018

The highly energy-efficient building will hold 10 apartments The Queens-based development firm Propco Holdings has jumped on the passive house bandwagon. The firm just announced plans for a new ground-up passive[...]
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Pilsētvide, 02. December 2017

Amid tech enthusiasm, we may miss an opportunity to humanize smart cities

Watching the enthusiasm around Bill Gates’ plans to invest $80 million to build a smart city on the outskirts of Phoenix, I couldn’t help but wonder: Is the way we’re talking about[...]
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Jaunumi, 01. December 2017

Viedās pilsētas izmēģina jau tagad

Pašbraucošiem auto luksoforus nevajadzēs Tā kā 2050. gadā satiksme pilsētās trīskāršosies, jau šodien jārisina rītdien gaidāmās problēmas. Ja vēl ņem vērā, ka Vācijā gadā satiksmes negadījumos mirst 3300 cilvēku, bet[...]
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Jaunumi, 29. November 2017

Jelgavā un Aizkrauklē testēs bezpilota autobusus

Popularizējot autonomus bezpilota transportlīdzekļus un piedāvājot risinājumus to izmantošanai sabiedriskajā transportā ikdienā, Zemgales Plānošanas reģions (ZPR) sācis jauna projekta īstenošanu, kurā šādu transporta veidu izmēģinās Jelgavā un Aizkrauklē, informē ZPR[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty by Gethin Chamberlain (words and photographs) It was[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Should homeowners give in to climate change?

When deciding whether to rebuild homes destroyed by fire or floods, some homeowners are throwing in the towel. After a big storm damages or destroys coastal homes, it’s easy for[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Australia facing climate disaster on its doorstep, government's white paper warns

Foreign policy paper says climate-related conflict and migration could put Australia’s economic interests under pressure Climate change is creating a disaster on Australia’s doorstep, with environmental degradation and the demand for[...]
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Bez kategorijas, 28. November 2017

‘Planet at a crossroads’: climate summit makes progress but leaves much to do

The UN negotiations in Bonn lay the groundwork for implementing the landmark Paris deal, but tough decisions lay ahead The world’s nations were confident they were making important progress in[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Shifting storms under climate change could bring wilder winters to the UK

The UK could face harsher and more frequent winter storms if global greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed, a new study says. The research uses modelling to investigate how rising global[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

A Swiss System Is Capturing Carbon Dioxide from the Air and Reselling It

IN BRIEF Concentrations of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are reaching levels that haven’t been recorded in human history. This direct-air capture system by Swiss company Climeworks might help address[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Global CO2 Levels Surged to a Disturbing, Record High in 2016

Last year’s powerful El Niño left meteorologists expecting a major surge in atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions. A World Meteorological Organization report released on Monday confirms these projections, showing that CO2 concentrations “surged at[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Study Predicts That After 2030, Every Other Year Will Bring Record-Hot Summers

Record-Hot Summers Ahead Remember those historically hot months we’ve had recently? Well, those might soon be the norm in the United States, Canada, the Mediterranean, and pretty much all of Asia. In[...]
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Klimata pārmaiņas, 28. November 2017

Ice Apocalypse

Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century. In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, 2,500 miles from the[...]
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Jaunumi, 14. November 2017

CEWOOD: Vidzemē ir, kas strādā!

Par spīti viedoklim, ka ārpus Rīgas ir grūti atrast darbiniekus, attālajā Jaunlaicenes novadā, kas atrodas 190 kilometru attālumā no Rīgas uz Alūksnes pusi, pavisam tuvu Igaunijas pierobežas zonai, problēmu ar[...]
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Jaunumi, 09. November 2017

Viedās pilsētas aizvien vairāk ienāk arī Latvijā

Latvijā virzība uz dažādu viedo tehnoloģiju un risinājumu ieviešanu ikdienā patlaban vērojama vairākās pašvaldībās, kurās notiek tā dēvēto viedo pilsētu (no jēdziena “smart cities” angļu valodā) veidošana. “Latvijā vairākas pilsētas[...]
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Jaunumi, 06. November 2017

VIEDĀS PILSĒTAS LATVIJĀ - JELGAVA, SIGULDA UN VALMIERA

Tehnoloģiju attīstība un dzīvesstila izmaiņas veicinājušas nepieciešamību mainīt pastāvošo uztveri par klasisku pilsētu, tās nozīmi, sniegtajiem ieguvumiem ikviena indivīda dzīvē. Šī iemesla dēļ arvien plašāku ievērību guvusi ideja par viedu pilsētu –[...]
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Bez kategorijas, 01. November 2017

Gudra un droša pilsēta – Jelgava

Jelgava ir gudra pilsēta (Smart city), kas nozīmē gan viedumu, gan drošības aspektus. Augot pilsētai, aug arī tās iedzīvotāju prasības pret dzīves kvalitāti. Pilsētas 24 stundu videonovērošana ļauj sekot līdzi[...]
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Jaunumi, 15. September 2017

ViP klasteris organizē augsta līmeņa darba sanāksmi Jelgavā

2017.gada 14.septembrī Viedās pilsētas klastera komanda organizēja darba sanāksmi Jelgavā, Jelgavas pašvaldības operatīvās informācijas centrā, kurā piedalījās pārstāvji no Vides aizsardzības un reģionālās attīstības ministrijas, Ekonomikas ministrijas, Latvia Cleantech klastera,[...]
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Jaunumi, 13. September 2017

Klastera biedrs “Cewood”: ar lieliem mērķiem – pasaulē

Šopavasar Jaunlaicenē atklātā cementēto koka ēveļskaidas plātņu ražotne “Cewood” ir lielisks piemērs, kā gudri un efektīvi izmantojot vietējos dabas resursus, vairāk nekā pusgadsimta laikā uzkrātu pieredzi un pieejamo finansējumu, attīstīt[...]
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Jaunumi, 09. September 2017

ViP projekts organizē ekskursiju vizītes uz viedo risinājumu labās prakses piemēriem Latvijā

2017.gada gada 7. un 8.septembrī Rīgā notika starptautiska konference “Ziemeļvalstu-Baltijas valstu risinājumi viedākām reģiona pilsētām. Energoefektivitāte: Ceļā uz kompleks klimata un enerģētikas plānu.” Konferenci organizēja Ziemeļvalstu Ministru padomes birojs Latvijā sadarbībā[...]
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Jaunumi, 17. July 2017

Klastera biedrs - Latvijas IT uzņēmums SQUALIO saņem gada partnera titulu trīs valstīs

Microsoft Vašingtonā gadskārtējā partneru konference Microsoft Inspire godināja gada partnerus – šogad īpašu atzinību guva Latvijas IT uzņēmums SQUALIO, kas saņēma gada partnera titulu ne tikai Latvijā, bet arī Lietuvā[...]
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Jaunumi, 12. July 2017

Lietuvas jaunuzņēmums Trafi palīdz saprast, kā kustas pilsēta

Viens no zināmākajiem Lietuvas jaunuzņēmumiem Trafi palīdz plānot pārvietošanos ar sabiedrisko transportu un kapitalizēt laiku. «Mūsu misija ir parādīt alternatīvos maršrutus, ko pats varbūt neizvēlētos, bet kas, balstoties uz reālā laika situāciju,[...]
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Jaunumi, 11. July 2017

7 fakti par automašīnu koplietošanu

Pavisam nesen Latvijā radīts pakalpojums Carguru, piedāvājot mašīnu koplietošanu (car sharing) un īslaicīgo nomu. Būtība tas nozīmē, ka cilvēkiem jebkurā laikā ir pieejamas automašīnas, bet nav jāuztraucas par izdevumiem, kas[...]
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Jaunumi, 10. July 2017

Klastera biedrs uzņēmums Squalio piedalās EXPO 2017 Astanā

Nacionālās dienas ietvaros Astanas EXPO 2017 izstādē norisinājās The Red Jackets seminārs, kurā ar prezentācijām uzstājās vairāki Latvijas uzņēmum vadītāji un stāstīja par eksporta būtisko nozīmi uzņēmējdarbībā. Pilnu rakstu skatīt[...]
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Jaunumi, 08. July 2017

Andris Aizpurietis: Prognozējošā analītika – vai efektīva digitālā atbilde sastrēgumiem, iekārtu dīkstāvei, izvēļu pārbagātībai

Cilvēki vienmēr ir centušies prognozēt, ietekmēt un mainīt iespējamos nākotnes notikumus sev vēlamā virzienā. Uzņēmēji, politiķi, valstu vadītāji vēsturē nereti ir vērsušies pie ekstrasensiem, pareģiem un cilvēkiem, kam tiek piedēvētas[...]
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Jaunumi, 06. July 2017

Start Tel Aviv 2017 Latvijā uzvar klastera biedrs SIA Alina

Jaunuzņēmumu konkursā Start Tel Aviv 2017 Latvijā uzvar Alina, kam būs iespēja sevi parādīt inovāciju festivālā DLD Telavivā un iepazīties ar Izraēlas jaunuzņēmumu ekosistēmu šī gada septembrī. DB jau rakstīja,[...]
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Jaunumi, 21. June 2017

Projekta Viedās pilsētas klasteris uzsākšanas sanāksme

2017.gada 20.jūnijā Rīgas Motormuzeja mazajā konferenču zāle tika organizēta projekta “Viedās pilsētas klasteris” (projekta Nr. 3.2.1.1/16/A/017) uzsākšanas sanāksme, uz kuru tika aicināti visi klastera biedri. Sapulce tika organizēta ar mērķi,lai[...]
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Vide, 18. May 2017

Food packaging gets smart – and poses a recycling nightmare

Use of electronics in packaging is on the rise, raising questions about the recyclability of everyday products
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Enerģētika, 18. May 2017

A future after oil and gas? Norway's fossil-free energy startups

Petrochemicals are still king in Norway, but the country has a growing renewables sector
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Mobilitāte, 18. May 2017

Dyson could become next Tesla with its electric car, says expert

Filed patents show the British engineering firm may use solid-state batteries that could stretch electric car’s range to hundreds of miles and increase safety
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Tehnoloģijas, 18. May 2017

Six of the best gadgets for cats: goodbye analogue mog, hello cyber hepcat

Forget clockwork mice. There’s a new range of gadgets for your cat to get its paws on, including ones to track it, feed it and even scoop up after it
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IT Risinājumi, 18. May 2017

Cybersecurity: is the office coffee machine watching you?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can identify threats to an organisation – but at what cost to privacy and whistleblowers?
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Bizness, 18. May 2017

Fourth industrial revolution. Seventeen jobs, five careers: learning in the age of automation

Online courses will help employees to upskill as redundancies sweep away jobs – but will universities be able to keep up?
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Mobilitāte, 18. May 2017

When cars fly? Uber wants to test on-demand air transport by 2020

Embattled ride-sharing company is partnering with aircraft manufacturers to develop an ‘on-demand’ network of ‘vertical takeoff and landing vehicles’
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Enerģētika, 18. May 2017

Full tilt: giant offshore wind farm opens in North Sea

Gemini windpark off the coast of the Netherlands will eventually meet the energy needs of about 1.5 million people, according to its owners
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Vide, 18. May 2017

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air
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IT Risinājumi, 18. May 2017

A hospital with a brain: how big data is changing healthcare

The NHS holds a wealth of data about how patients are diagnosed and treated. Unlocking its secrets could be key to improving patient care
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Bizness, 18. May 2017

'There's a reason it's called a disruptive business. It's not easy'

Disruptors don’t just need a great idea, they have to turn business models on their heads. Three disruptive entrepreneurs reveal how they did it
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Mobilitāte, 18. May 2017

Samsung self-driving cars take fight to Apple, Uber and Google's Waymo

Korean electronics firm granted permission to test autonomous cars on public roads using Hyundai vehicles, following rival Apple’s California testing
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Enerģētika, 18. May 2017

Sunshine state shuns solar as overcast New York basks in clean energy boom

Despite its natural advantages, disincentives mean Florida has few solar panels but the Empire state’s policies have boosted installed solar capacity by 800%
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Vide, 18. May 2017

Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant

Furniture giant commits to reducing use of virgin raw materials but experts raise concerns about supply chain domination. Are companies ready to rethink the way they do business?
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Tehnoloģijas, 18. May 2017

Robots may change the sex industry but could they replace intimacy?

With ‘perfect’ sex robots not far away, experts warn they could lead to ‘ethical and emotional de-skilling’
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Tehnoloģijas, 18. May 2017

Nissan launches British-made home battery to rival Tesla's Powerwall

Sunderland plant to produce new and recycled batteries from electric cars to serve as home energy storage units
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Tehnoloģijas, 18. May 2017

Google Home review: the smart speaker that answers almost any question

Sleek, intelligent and attractive, new Google voice-controlled device can play music, control other connected objects and give you a personalised briefing on your day
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Tehnoloģijas, 18. May 2017

Amazon launches Echo Show smart speaker with touchscreen and video calling

New voice-controlled speaker with a 7in screen hopes to keep Amazon ahead of Google and Microsoft in fight for home assistant supremacy
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Pilsētvide, 18. May 2017

Office envy: are these the world's most sustainable workplaces? – in pictures

From treadmill desks and foam flushing toilets to solar powered offices and apps allowing employees to control temperature and light – a selection of the world’s most sustainable workplaces
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Pilsētvide, 18. May 2017

Dutch companies pioneer 'healing office' to cut staff sick days

In the Netherlands, one in 17 people suffers from burnout. A state of the art office in Amsterdam promises to keep staff happy, healthy and productive
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Pilsētvide, 16. May 2017

Buildings that inspire category: award winner and runners up

Nottingham Trent University’s Pavilion building is designed to generate more energy than it consumes – it also provides vital space for collaborative study
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Pilsētvide, 16. May 2017

Newcastle: a 'living lab' to test driverless cars, parking sensors and lockout laws

Twenty years after BHP left town, one of the largest cities in New South Wales has reinvented itself as a smart city and a home for innovation
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Jaunumi, 22. March 2017

Klastera biedrs 4smartstreets uzvar starptautiskā konkursā

World Summit Award konkursā izvēlēti 40 izcili mobilie risinājumi no visām ANO valstīm, kas atlasīti no 451 nominētā darba; uzvarētāju vidū ir inovatīvi risinājumi no dažādām valstīm, tostarp divi no[...]
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