Volvo says no more diesel engines, the future is electric

Volvo Cars has come down with a case of electric fever, and the cure is “no more diesel engines.” The company’s CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, recently told German publication Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that Volvo’s current diesel engines may well be the last of thei...

Volvo says no more diesel engines, the future is electric

Volvo Cars has come down with a case of electric fever, and the cure is “no more diesel engines.” The company’s CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, recently told German publication Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that Volvo’s current diesel engines may well be the last of thei...

Check out how much quicker Formula E has gotten in just three years

Formula E is a rather divisive racing series. Some people—including us here at Ars—love the fact that there’s some fresh thinking in motorsport. Others find the idea of electric racing cars stupid. These critics think they’re too slow, complain about the lack of noise, hate ...

Check out how much quicker Formula E has gotten in just three years

Formula E is a rather divisive racing series. Some people—including us here at Ars—love the fact that there’s some fresh thinking in motorsport. Others find the idea of electric racing cars stupid. These critics think they’re too slow, complain about the lack of noise, hate ...

Mercedes-Benz Energy pairs with solar company to sell batteries, rooftop panels

Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler is evidently planning for a future where luxury cars refuel in their own garages. The German automaker is announcing a partnership with Vivint Solar, an American solar panel installer, to sell residential solar panels with modular, stationary storage batterie...

Top stories: Immigrant bloodlines analyzed, illegal petunias destroyed, and superstar surgeon fired…

(Left to right): AKG-IMAGES/NEWSCOM; ESO/M. Kornmesser; Sukho Song Top stories: Immigrant bloodlines analyzed, illegal petunias destroyed, and superstar surgeon fired again There’s no such thing as a ‘pure’ European—or anyone else New studies sho...

People on the move: The science of migrations

People on the move: The science of migrations Today, more people live outside the country of their birth than ever before—nearly 250 million, or 3% of the world’s population. That’s up from 79 million in 1960, and the rising tide is a challenge for locals as well as for migrants thems...

Chemists may be zeroing in on chemical reactions that sparked the first life

Chemical reactions on early Earth could have created all four building blocks of RNA molecules, triggering the beginning of life. BSIP SA/Alamy Stock Photo Chemists may be zeroing in on chemical reactions that sparked the first life DNA is better known, but m...

Creationist geologist sues U.S. park service after it rejects request to collect samples in Grand C…

Creationist geologist sues U.S. park service after it rejects request to collect samples in Grand Canyon A portion of the Grand Canyon. Zubair Khan/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) Originally published by E&E News The Interior Department is facing a lawsuit from a Christia...

DOE ends freeze on several ARPA-E grants

Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D–TX) says the Department of Energy is flaunting a 1974 budget law. NASA/Joel Kowsky DOE ends freeze on several ARPA-E grants UPDATE: Three stalled research projects received word yesterday from the U.S. Department of Energy (DO...
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