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  • Energy, the repressed

    In envisioning future technologies, Cobb writes that we often ignore a crucial question: How will we power tomorrow's heavily automated world without ruining the planet? 

  • Cheap oil helps India phase out fuel subsidies

    The big question is whether that modest progress on removing fossil fuel subsidies can be locked in. If oil prices rise, there will be a lot of pressure to reinstitute support.

  • The coming lithium rush

    Smart phones, tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronics demand more lithium. But the largest driver for future lithium use will be in electric vehicles and home batteries for solar panels. That has lithium on the verge a boom for which supply can no longer be taken for granted.

  • Low oil prices unnerve global markets

    A renewed downturn in oil prices is sparking pessimism among traders. In recent weeks speculators have taken the most bearish position on oil in years.

October 3, 2015

Photos of the Day 10/03

BASE jumper Mael-Baguet of France dives in the air from the Kuala Lumpur Tower during the KL Tower International Jump in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday. BASE stands for the places such jumpers usually jump from: buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs).

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