‘World’s first’ solar-powered rail line opens in the UK

Some trains in the UK are now running on a rail line powered entirely by a solar farm in what's said to be a world first. Around 100 panels are keeping the signaling and lights up and running on the track near Aldershot in Hampshire, and the project...

Volocopter reveals its first commercial autonomous flying taxi

Just yesterday we said flying taxis may be a reality in the not-too-distant future. Today, Volocopter revealed its first commercial air taxi, the VoloCity. Designed to serve as an on-demand, inner-city vehicle, it can carry two passengers and their h...

Researchers discover climate-friendly way of extracting hydrogen from oil

Scientists have discovered a way to extract hydrogen from oil without releasing greenhouse gases -- a move they've hailed as a "silver bullet" for the climate. Hydrogen is already used by some car manufacturers to power vehicles and is also burned to...

Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

So much for Tesla's renewed solar power efforts getting off to a good start. Walmart has sued Tesla after rooftop solar panels on seven of the retailer's stores caught fire, allegedly due to poor safety practices. Tesla supposedly didn't ground its...

Mercedes-Benz likely to agree to California’s tougher emissions rules

Mercedes-Benz may be the next company to agree to California's voluntary emissions rules, The New York Times reports. Ford, BMW, Volkswagen and Honda have already pledged to meet California's standards and make their engines more efficient every year...