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IOTA launches $5 million Coordicide research grant program

IOTA announced a $5 million grant program to contribute to “Coordicide”-related research, the elimination of the project’s centralized coordinating node. IOTA is a cryptocurrency that aims to facilitate IoT transactions by creating a fee-less, highly scalable, asset transfer network …


FUTURE PROOF: Biotech for smart buildings

WHEN you hear the word “biotech”, it normally conjures up images of agriculture, food production, and medicine. You don’t normally think of buildings. Yet biotech is something that can help enhance buildings of the future. We’re not talking about plants that help to green up a building but…


US DOE Dedicates $1.05 Mil to Blockchain Energy Management Platform

The news comes from an August 9 press release shared by energy company ComEd, one of the grant’s four reported recipient organizations. The others are the University of Denver, Virginia Tech and BEM Controls, a company specializing in energy management software. The new project is reportedly…


New Michael Moore-Backed Documentary Tackles Alternative Energy

What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative question explored in the documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his Traverse…


The Renewable Energy Quote That Investors Can’t Afford to Miss

One of the biggest issues holding back the renewable energy industry’s full potential is intermittency. Since the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t move at a steady speed, renewables don’t generate a consistent stream of electricity. As a result, utilities either need to build supplemental…


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