Google Wants to Remix News Radio Just for You

Google Wants to Remix News Radio Just for You

Google has updated the service to create a more fluid listening experience, so that sitting through an entire session doesn’t feel like you’re just working your way through a hodgepodge of disparate stories.

Alphabet's Dream of an 'Everyday Robot' Is Just Out of Reach

Alphabet's Dream of an 'Everyday Robot' Is Just Out of Reach

The robots can reduce that down to less than 4 percent, helping Alphabet meet city of Mountain View recycling goals.“We haven't solved the whole problem, but we've made enough progress that we have high confidence that we're onto something,” says Brondmo.

Now It’s a Snap to Donate Your Old Lego Bricks

Now It’s a Snap to Donate Your Old Lego Bricks

Today, the Danish company announced Replay, a partnership venture with two nonprofits that will attempt to redistribute donated Lego pieces to classrooms and kids in need.The biggest challenge in the process, says Give Back Box founder Monika Wiela, will be sorting and cleaning all the pieces.

Every State Should Monitor Methane to Meet Climate Goals

Every State Should Monitor Methane to Meet Climate Goals

Last week, Santa Fe-based Descartes Labs (where Mark is a cofounder) announced a bold initiative to utilize satellite mapping and modeling to monitor methane emissions, starting in the world’s highest-producing oilfield, the Permian Basin.

China Trade Spillover, LA’s Pollution by Block, and More News

China Trade Spillover, LA’s Pollution by Block, and More News

Worldwide spillover from US-China trade wars, block by block road emissions in LA, and America's history of wanting to nuke hurricanes.On Sunday, President Trump said he would use emergency powers to force private companies to relocate out of China.

Why the NFL's Field Goal Record Is Waiting to Be Smashed

Why the NFL's Field Goal Record Is Waiting to Be Smashed

Based on his data, Pfeifer says that a record-breaking 70-yard field goal kicked at sea level, with no wind, would require a foot speed of around 49 miles per hour delivered right to the ball’s sweet spot, while an 80-yarder would take a foot speed of about 56 mph.

Ride With the Guy Who Builds Roller Coasters in His Yard

Ride With the Guy Who Builds Roller Coasters in His Yard

“A lot of people would build a swimming pool in a yard like this,” Pemble says, motioning around the sparse outdoor space behind his home “I didn’t want that. I didn’t think my kids would learn a lot from that.

German Car Industry Warns CO2 Targets Risk Jobs

German Car Industry Warns CO2 Targets Risk Jobs

European targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions threaten jobs in the bloc, Germany's powerful car industry federation said on Oct. 10 after ministers set new goals. European ministers reached a hard-fought deal on Oct. 9 to reduce CO2 emitted from new cars by 35% by 2030.

US ‘roadblocking’ climate change negotiations amid warnings the world is failing to hit emissions targets

US ‘roadblocking’ climate change negotiations amid warnings the world is failing to hit emissions targets

ActionAid International, which is monitoring the Bangkok talks said: “With a little over 48 hours remaining, developed countries, led by the US have road blocked negotiations on financing.”

Governments 'not on track' to meet greenhouse gas targets, says top UN official ahead of major climate talks

Governments 'not on track' to meet greenhouse gas targets, says top UN official ahead of major climate talks

Countries must decide the rules that will govern the Paris climate agreement, and without this “negotiating text” the UN climate change conference held in Poland at the end of the year will have no basis.

From Rooftops to Algae Pools: Orlando’s Vision for Carbon-Free Energy

From Rooftops to Algae Pools: Orlando’s Vision for Carbon-Free Energy

“You would have expected the federal government to be taking the lead, but the federal government seems to be backing away every day from the commitments they’ve made.”“The biggest risk for us is not changing,” said Clint Bullock, chief executive of the Orlando Utilities Commission, the municipally owned power company.CreditEdward Linsmier for The New York TimesOrlando has set a goal of generating all of its energy from carbon-free sources by 2050.