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Cheap and Abundant Solar Energy is Coming

In the next 20 years, between 50 percent to 100 percent of the world’s energy production could come from solar.<p><b>✍️ by</b> <b>Peter Diamandis</b><p>Today, the global …

4 Business Lessons From A 26-Year-Old Millionaire Entrepreneur

Sam Ovens isn’t your typical entrepreneur. He doesn’t have decades of experience in Corporate America and certainly didn’t strike it rich right out of the gates. He’s only 26 years old and has experienced enough failure to last a lifetime – but he’s also experienced more success than most people …

Geeky Gadgets Deals – Headphones Gift Guide 2016

If you are looking for Christmas gifts for gamers, we have put together a small selection of gadgets, controllers, virtual reality headsets and …

13 handy car gadgets that cost less than $100

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 13 car gadgets that will not only improve your overall driving experience, but will also help you be ready for the unexpected.

Nest app now works with Android TVs to show home camera feeds

The Nest connected home hardware company, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, is making an effort to link to more of its big brother’s products. The Nest app for Android now allows people who own its camera products to view their feeds on the big screen, assuming it runs Android TV.<p>That …

Alphabet's autofocusing contact lens won't be tested in 2016

Bad news if you were hoping that Google's (now Alphabet's) smart contact lenses would be available relatively soon: they're running into some hurdles. Novartis, which is partnering with Alphabet's Verily Life Sciences on an autofocusing lens that addresses farsightedness, says it won't make its …

Big leap for tidal energy in Scotland as turbine begins to produce power

One of the world's most ambitious tidal energy projects has started to generate power for the first time.<p>In a news release on Tuesday, Atlantis …

For the First Time in History, We Are Seeing Alien Worlds

Analyzing light<p>A team of scientists and engineers at Princeton University just gave exoplanet research a long-needed boost. Using a new Earth-bound …

Astronomy

Scientists Discover New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

The new material could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and improve their efficiency.<p>A group of researchers have developed a new material that can be used to turn waste heat into electricity. This technology could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and save money, while …

William McDonough Wants To Change The Way We Talk About Carbon

What do “carbon neutral,” “carbon negative,” and “carbon positive” even mean? The sustainability leader wants to make it more clear.<p>“Carbon is not the enemy.” So says designer William McDonough, the author and architect and inventor of the concept of “cradle-to-cradle,” who wants to change how we …

How to enable Windows 10 to sideload apps

However, there is number of good reasons to install apps outside the Store. Perhaps you're a developer, or you have a friend who is a developer and …

Mini solar panel is actually a socket for the window

Simply called “Window Socket”<p>If the idea of outfitting your roof with solar panels—whether with Tesla’s more aesthetically pleasing version or not—is too daunting, then perhaps you can embark on your green energy campaign by starting small.<p>Showing at Dubai Design Week during the Global Grad Show …

You no longer need to own a solar panel to reap the financial benefits of solar energy

For Americans, solar power can now come without the panel.<p>Solar energy isn’t an option for millions of people living in cities—who have no rooftop to call their own—or without reasonable solar prices. There are 113 million homeowners in markets with competitively-priced solar power—but because of …

Solar Power

A New DNA Sequencing Startup Wants to Pay You For Your Genetic Data

Sequencing Startups<p>The Human Genome Project was a huge milestone of scientific discovery. The project aimed to map the uncharted world of the genome …

Genetics

New Solar Panels Get Clean Water From Thin Air

We all know now how good solar panels can be in terms of harvesting natural energy from the sun and saving us money in the process. Now, a company …

Floating wave-powered desalination buoy cuts price of clean water production in half

While still in university, Chris and Justin were determined to find an alternative to existing desalination plants that devour energy and spit …

Pacific Islanders Appear to Be Carrying The DNA of an Unknown Human Species

A third extinct human relative.<p>Hints of an unidentified, extinct human species have been found in the DNA of modern Melanesians - those living in a …

Solar Panels Are Moving from Rooftops to Cars

Electric cars are breaking free of rooftop charging, but Tesla's SolarCity buy is still a good idea.<p>The first time Robert Bruninga put solar panels …

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Admits ‘We clearly missed mobile’ With Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft took at shot at competing in the mobile space where Android and iOS enjoy the lion's share of the market, and "clearly missed," as company …

Satya Nadella: Microsoft "clearly missed the mobile phone"

Company's efforts were not responsive enough to customer demands, admits Microsoft CEO<p>Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has acknowledged the company …

Improved water splitting advances renewable energy conversion

The researchers used both theoretical modeling and experimental assessments to demonstrate and fine tune their catalyst's effectiveness.<p>"The modeling …

Chemistry

Plunging solar equipment prices fuel trade complaints

Use of solar power is soaring, but Europe's biggest solar panel manufacturer, SolarWorld, took the surprise step last month of cutting 500 jobs from its workforce of 3,000.<p>The reason? Global sales are on track for a record year but prices are plunging due to a glut of supply. That is encouraging …

Keep it in the ground: renewable energy breaks new records

Last year renewable energy accounted for more than half of new power generation worldwide, for the first time<p>Think of China and energy today, and you probably think of coal. But as the chief of the International Energy Agency told me recently, that’s changing. In years to come, wind turbines and …

Renewable Energy

Perovskite : Game changer for solar energy?

Sponsored Content By<p>The solar industry is currently going through a time of great change. Consider that during the oil crises in the 1970s, …

Clean Energy

Let’s go fly a kite: new technology to capture wind energy

Could a small-scale and portable new method of generating renewable power from the wind revolutionise the energy industry?Think of ‘wind energy’ and …

How small-scale wind turbines are made

Recently, Robert Llewellyn took his Fully Charged show to visit a wind farm and discuss large-scale wind. But large-scale wind isn't the only game in …

These Solar Panels Generate Clean Drinking Water

Your future house will have solar panels; that you knew. But you might not have guessed that your future house may also have different panels that …

Solar Panels

US energy shakeup continues as solar capacity set to triple

Solar expected to almost triple in less than three years by 2017 as coal continues to fall, solidifying gas as country’s chief electricity source, reports Climate Central<p>Solar power capacity in the US will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017 amid an energy shakeup that has …

Iceland Is Drilling a 3-Mile Hole to Tap Magma Power

The project could increase the output of geothermal wells by a factor of 10.<p>In the world of clean energy plants, geothermal is not as well known or as widely used as solar or wind. Geothermal heat pumps use hot rocks deep in the ground as a heat source to generate electricity. But if you could …

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …