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)
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
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.