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Sustainable Energy

China is creating a huge carbon market—but not a particularly aggressive one

The biggest test of cap-and-trade to date may be too timid to make much of a difference for the world’s largest carbon polluter.

Intelligent Machines

This company tames killer robots

Artificial intelligence can turn the most dangerous industrial robots into helpful coworkers, and that could transform manufacturing.


EOS’s $4 billion crypto-democracy has just launched—and it’s probably going to be ruled by fat cats

A new blockchain aims to vastly speed up transactions, but it was incredibly slow in getting off the ground.

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