SMARTPLANET DAILY: Solar Roadways funding nears $2 million

 

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June 06, 2014

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Halfway through their crowdfunding campaign, Solar Roadways has already doubled their funding goal and broken the Indiegogo record for most individual contributions to a single campaign.

— Aly Windsor, News Editor

Solar Roadways funding nears $2 million

At the very least, solar roads are a really popular idea. But can the company convince local governments its tech is worth the investment?

By Tyler Falk

The U.S. is building a $914 million ‘space fence’

The point: tracking space junk.

By Tyler Falk

FEATURE: Next-generation high-rises offer glimpses of our urban skyline future

The world’s cities are sprouting with plans for new towers and skyscrapers, a sign of twin booms in creativity and wealth.

By C.C. Sullivan

Private search engine gets boost from Apple

DuckDuckGo could grab some market share from Google and Bing.

By Tyler Falk

ICYMI: Survive a tsunami in this metal pod

These watertight, steel and aluminum capsules keep you and up to nine other people safe during the post-disaster period.

By Janet Fang

 

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