Stories by Lucas Mearian

With APFS, Apple focuses on storage efficiency in its OSes

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a file system that will span all of its products, include several encryption methods to guard data and allow old or unused files to be moved to the cloud. Analysts wondered whether users would need or want the features.

Renewable energy will overtake natural gas by 2027

Wind and solar will account for almost two-thirds of the 8.6 trillion watts of new power capacity added worldwide over the next 25 years -- and the popularity of electric vehicles will boost electricity demand by 8% in 2040.

Cause of blaze at solar power plant under investigation

The cause of a fire that shut down part of the world’s largest solar power plant on Friday is still under investigation, as plant operator NRG Energy looks for the reason its mirrors became misaligned and set pipes on fire.

Mirrors start fire at world's largest solar plant

Firefighters were forced to climb 300 feet up a tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California to reach a water boiler damaged after mirrors focusing the sun’s rays on it set it on fire.

How 4D printing is now saving lives

Physicians and 3D printing manufacturers are successfully using biomaterials to print splints, tissue scaffolds and other devices that grow and bend with a patient, and in some cases are even saving lives.

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