Elon Musk Tells National Governors Association How We Could Power The U.S. With Solar

By: Dom Galeon/Futurism  At present, about 10 percent of the U.S. is powered by renewable energy sources. To achieve complete renewable energy power, Musk told the National Governors Association he thinks solar is the way to go. ONE SQUARE MILE Speaking on Saturday at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Rhode Island, Elon Musk told his audience —…

The First Fully Automated Toothbrush Is Here. And It Cleans Your Teeth In 10 Seconds.

By: Karla Lant/Futurism  The world’s first automated toothbrush is here, and it can brush your teeth perfectly in 10 seconds. This is just one more example of the ways that automation can relieve us of everyday, mundane tasks so we can do what we really want to do instead. Say hello to Amabrush, the world’s first automatic…

Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City

By: Christianna Reedy/Futurism  This year, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter leased 10 acres of land to build a solar farm with the capacity to meet more than 50 percent of the energy needs of his hometown, and he also installed 324 solar panels on his presidential library. STEADY SOLAR SUPPORTER In 1979, in the throes of the U.S….

NASA Is Going To Test A Mini Fission Reactor That Might One Day Be Used On Mars

By: Jonathan Callaghan/IFL Science  NASA is investigating an intriguing new method to power future space missions, which may help humans live on the surface of Mars. As reported by Irene Klotz over at Space.com, the $15 million project is known as Kilopower. From September of this year until January 2018, they’re going to start testing the system. Nuclear…

Here’s A First-Ever Look At The New Electric Vehicle That Charges In 9 Minutes

By: Tom Ward/Futurism  Henrik Fisker has given us a sneak peak of his luxury EV with an official reveal of the prototype scheduled for later today, and pre-orders of the car are available to the public. His company’s statements about the car’s potential are staggering and establish it as fierce competition for Tesla. FISKER’S COMING SOON Fisker CEO…

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