Heat-rejecting film could reduce air conditioning costs

Climate change can be a vicious cycle when folks crank up the air conditioning during heat waves and add even more CO2 to the atmosphere. Scientists from MIT and the University of Hong Kong have developed a new type of window coating that could curb that trend. It remains highly transparent up to 89 degrees […]

The social costs of ride-hailing may be larger than previously thought

ECONOMISTS HAVE always been fond of Uber. Its willingness to battle incumbents, use of technology to match buyers and sellers, and embrace of “surge” pricing to balance supply and demand make the ride-hailing giant a dismal scientist’s dream. Steven Levitt, the author of the bestselling “Freakonomics”, called it “the embodiment of what the economists would […]

Own original 16 Hot Wheels in replica store display — here's what it costs

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Toys/Games It’s highly limited production, and really expensive. Continue reading Own original 16 Hot Wheels in replica store display — here’s what it costs Own original 16 Hot Wheels in replica store display — here’s what it costs originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 27 Oct 2018 08:00:00 […]

The US would suffer some of the biggest costs of climate change

Enlarge / Hurricane Florence the morning of Sept. 12 as it churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles an hour. (credit: NASA Johnson) Climate change is a classic tragedy of the commons: every country acting in its own self-interest contributes to depleting a joint resource, making the world worse […]

BMW drives to cut battery costs, share costs on autonomous vehicles

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Green,BMW,Electric,Future,Hybrid,Luxury,Performance Securing cobalt from mines that don’t exploit workers or employ children is key. Continue reading BMW drives to cut battery costs, share costs on autonomous vehicles BMW drives to cut battery costs, share costs on autonomous vehicles originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 16 Sep 2018 11:30:00 […]

AAA Study: Depreciation Costs Rising Among Smaller Vehicles; Your Beautiful Truck Has It Made

Not to hammer too obvious a point here, but the decreasing popularity of a certain car model, combined with increasing incentivization, can seriously influence that model’s depreciation. Ask Cadillac about that. While a boon for savvy used car buyers a few years down the road, it doesn’t help anyone’s lease payment and can leave you […]

Target just launched a new line of clothes that look way more expensive than they are — nothing costs over $50

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Let’s go over the classic Target run; we all know the drill. It begins with necessity (ex: ran out of toilet paper) but somehow always ends with a cart filled […]

Selena Gomez wore a turtleneck sweater that probably costs more than your rent

Michael Buckner/Getty Images On Saturday, artist Petra Collins posted a photo of her close friend Selena Gomez to her Instagram Story. In the photo, Gomez is seen sitting on the sidewalk wearing a casual gray hoodie and denim shorts. Though her outfit looks simple, Gomez’s clothing is actually very pricey — her sweater, sunglasses, and […]