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China Hastens the World Toward an Electric-Car Future

SHENZHEN, China — There is a powerful reason that automakers worldwide are speeding up their efforts to develop electric vehicles — and that reason is China. Propelled by vast amounts of government money and visions of dominating next-generation technologies, China has become the world’s biggest supporter of electric cars. That ...

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First Human-Pig Chimera Is a Step Toward Custom Organs

Every day, 22 people in America die while waiting for an organ transplant. But when scientists can grow replacement livers or kidneys or pancreases inside of animal hosts, medicine’s organ shortage may end. That’s the hope anyway—and this week there’s more reason to hope than ever that it might become ...

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Chasing Pokémon, a Baby Step Toward Virtual Reality

SAN FRANCISCO — In this season of random assassinations and political uproar, who could resist the temptation to supplement a high-strung and frightening reality with some gentle make-believe? In a few years, Silicon Valley assures us, we will have virtual reality, an all-encompassing escape into fantasy and illusion. In the ...

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Toward artificial photosynthesis: Mimicking the ingenuity of nature

A clean, climate-friendly energy source that is virtually inexhaustible: This is the promise artificial photosynthesis holds. Chemists from the University of Würzburg have now got one step closer to reaching this goal. The scientists present their work in the journal Nature Chemistry. Nature shows how to do it: Photosynthesis is ...

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Renewable Energy Stumbles Toward the Future

It was just last summer that SunEdison was a Wall Street darling, the very air around the fast-growing company seeming to shimmer with potential. SunEdison was, after all, a red-hot company in a red-hot space — renewable energy. Its market capitalization reached nearly $ 10 billion, putting it on a ...

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