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Tesla's CTO Wants To Take Batteries To A New Dimension

And inside, instead of multiple dials and switches, a large touchscreen dominates the centre console. Established carmakers have tended to make modest electric vehicles, usually small ones to eke out the range available from their pricey batteries. But it was Tesla, a Silicon Valley startup, which …

Why Google Stopped Trying To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal

In 2007, Google, the internet search giant based in Mountain View, CA, made a media splash by investing big-time dollars in an effort to develop a renewable energy technology that could compete economically with coal.<p>The project was called RE<C and it ended only four years after it began.<p>During its …

3D print your own robot using Harvard's open-source soft robotics 'toolkit'

Oct. 7, 2014 | By Alec<p>Anyone who visits our website with any regularity will have noticed that 3D printing is being more and more used by hobbyists …

Company Claims it Can 3D Print Fully Natural Wood

It’s 2014 and we have welcomed new 3D printing techniques, such as bioprinting and food printing. A new participant on this list is the technique of</i> …

How is 3D Printing Filament Made? A Fabulous Tour at ColorFabb

In The Creative’s Guide to 3D Printing Filament I wrote that, in my opinion, the next wave of prosumer 3D printing evolution isn’t about the printers …

In praise of celestial mechanics

THE launch on March 1st of the Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a <i>Dragon</i> cargo capsule (pictured) to the International Space Station, went perfectly. But …

Space Exploration

UK Solar PV Strategy

The Solar PV roadmap and strategy set out the guiding principles for deployment of solar in the UK.<p>Published 8 October 2013<br>Last updated 4 April 2014 …

Irish Brothers’ Startup Makes 3D Printers Fed By Office Paper

Irish brothers Conor and Fintan MacCormack were into 3D printing before it was cool.<p>In fact, Conor first discovered the concept in 1986, when he was …

How You Can Fight Climate Change and Make Money Doing It

The debate about global warming -- or as it's better known now, climate change -- has consumed everything from political theater, to corporate board …

The First Fully 3-D Printed LEDs Are Here

And they come in orange and green<p>3-D printing has been touted as the most amazing thing to happen to manufacturing since the assembly line. The idea is that, someday, every home could be a mini-factory, downloading CAD templates online and printing off eyeglasses, coffee mugs, shoes, and whatever …

Don't buy the fuel-cell hype -- electric cars hold the most promise

<b>To the editor:</b> I have been driving electric cars for 24 years, and contrary to what a Toyota Motor Corp. official said, I am knocking on the company's door for another one. ("Carmakers prepare to shift to hydrogen fuel cells," Oct. 26)<p>Here is why I am not knocking on anyone's door for a hydrogen …

Wind Turbines versus Solar Panels | Prep

This prepping and survival blog post compares wind turbines to solar panels — the two most common off-grid power sources.<p>A 100-watt solar panel sells …

HP 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion™ technology | HP® Official Site

“<p>[HP] is going to rewrite the rules of 3D printing. I can envision companies purchasing expensive equipment and then putting it in moth balls when …

Why HP’s 3D Printing Technology is Amazing, What the Future Holds, and Where Their Competitors Stand

Over the past year or so, the tech geeks of the world have been pondering exactly what Hewlett Packard had up their sleeves in the development of …

In The Near Future, Solar Will Be Spray Painted On Everything

Lucelo Technologies, in Texas provides a glimpse of that future. Though at an early stage, it’s developing a solar paint that can be spread on more …

Carmakers prepare to shift to hydrogen fuel cells

Concerned about slow sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, automakers are increasingly betting the future of green cars on hydrogen fuel cell technology.<p>Even Toyota Motor Corp., maker of the popular Prius gas-electric hybrid, will use hydrogen instead of batteries to power its next generation …

Minecraft Map Making - Planetary Destruction [1]

Magnetic fluid mimics biological pattern formation

Video: Ferrofluid drop splits into symmetrical patterns<p>How do you get a bunch of ferrofluid blobs to dance? Place them above a wobbling magnet on a …

Chemistry