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The world's largest solar farm can fit 60 Taj Mahals

The farm is located in Tamil Nadu, India and is capable of producing 648 megawatts of electricity.

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Tim Cook, Apple’s next five years in quotes

Joining the dots on Apple’s future plans

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IBM found a way to turn toxic old phones into medical-grade plastic

The technology industry's e-waste problem isn't expected to go away anytime soon, but IBM just made a discovery that could help.

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Microsoft to boost renewable energy use in its data centers

It's goal is to use 50 percent wind, solar, and hydropower by the end of 2018

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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Silicon Valley

Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft that's circumnavigating the globe without using a single drop of fuel, arrived in Silicon Valley on Saturday evening.

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Solar Impulse 2 arrives in California

The solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft arrived in Silicon Valley late Saturday night. It was the ninth leg on its trip around the world.

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Apple's Liam, a robot that recycles iPhones

Apple is working on developing a robot that can strip iPhones so their components can be more easily sorted and reused

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Buying a surge protector remains hard

A recent article on surge protectors just adds to the difficulty.

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10 TED Talks for techies

These inspiring, sometimes frightening presentations detail how technologies from bionics to big data to machine learning will change our world for good or ill -- and sooner than you might think.

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Volkswagen said to use software to fudge emissions tests

Volkswagen is being investigated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board for allegedly using software to mislead emissions tests.

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Volkswagen accused of using software to fudge emissions tests

Volkswagen is being investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board for allegedly using software to mislead emissions tests.

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As energy push accelerates, battery costs set to plunge 60%

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency foresees up to a 60% price plunge for certain battery technologies by 2020 that will enable renewable energy storage.

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Rain could make your solar panels dirtier, not cleaner

Researchers are trying to figure out factors that affect the life of solar panels.

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