Spurred on by high oil prices and an unreliable grid, Nicaragua attracted $1.5 billion in renewable energy investement between 2006 and 2012. Now it gets about half of its electricity from renewable sources.
Japanese engineers have designed a snake-like robot to help inspect the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The robot will help gather information in preparation of removing the building's radioactive rubble.
Sen. Edward Markey has concluded that 'many in the automotive industry really don't understand what the implications are of moving to this new computer-based era' of the automobile.