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George Hotz is a 26-year-old hacker who says he built a self-driving car in a month. Sounds absurd, right? Bloomberg's Ashlee Vance was skeptical too, so he went to test drive the 2016 Acura that Hotz retrofitted in his garage. (video by David Nicholson)

Pinterest Hires Former Facebooker Scott

Pinterest Hires Former Facebooker Scott Goodson As Head Of Core Experience | @pinterest @TechCrunch

According to preliminary data from NASA along with information from the Japan Meteorological Administration, July 2015 was the warmest month on record since instrument temperature records began in the late 1800s. NOAA: El Niño is ‘significant and strengthening,’ could rival strongest on record. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6124/1198.abstract

Human-caused climate change has been happening for a lot longer than we thought, scientists say

Weekend Actions in Canada Herald 'New Kind of Climate Movement' | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The Nobel Prize in physics goes to three men who gave us blue light-emitting diodes, used daily in your smartphone screen

Nobel Prize in physics goes to three men who gave us blue light-emitting diodes by @rachelfeltman via @washingtonpost

The future of solar energy, often envisioned as an island of reflective panels amid an ecologically sensitive desert outpost, may have a more simple, and more local solution. A Stanford University study published earlier this week found that utility-scale solar development built alongside existing infrastructure, on rooftops or in backyards, may be more than enough to power whole communities.