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Seeing no end to power crisis, Gazans turn to the sun

GAZA (Reuters) - Faced with power blackouts lasting anything from eight to 12 hours a day, residents and businesses in Gaza are increasingly turning to the sun to supply their energy needs.<p>A Palestinian worker installs solar panels atop the roof of a medical centre in Gaza City March 1, 2016. …

Expect a Major Spike in U.S. Solar Growth

Get ready to see a lot more solar panels.<p>U.S. solar installations will more than double in 2016, increasing by 119%, says the Solar Energy Industries …

Solar power is on a roll, literally and figuratively

The Guardian has a series on innovators, and has picked up the story of John Hingley and Renovagen that Derek covered a few years ago on TreeHugger. …

Solar Panels

GE Is Working On A Way To Turn CO2 Pollution Into Solar Batteries

The storage device would be small enough to fit on a shelf, yet power 100,000 homes.<p>GE has announced it is working on a way to use CO2 pollution to make new types of solar batteries that could each power up to 100,000 homes. CO2 is the main contributor to climate change, and is released into the …

Power Play: Now Your Jacket Charges Your Mobile Devices

So many of the technologies we dreamed of as kids have come to fruition. Not only can I call and text my friends and family members from my watch, but now I can plug my devices into my solar powered jacket to recharge them while on the go.<p>Last year, Google joined the battery arms race in an effort …

Vivint Solar terminates $2.2 billion merger with SunEdison

(Reuters) - Solar panel installer Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR.N) said on Tuesday it had terminated a deal to be taken over by solar energy company SunEdison Inc SUNE.N after SunEdison failed to close on the planned acquisition.<p>Vivint Solar technicians install solar panels on the roof of a house in …

Turning Windows into Solar Panels

National Labs are taking a fresh approach to solar power by harnessing the power of quantum dots.

20 worst tech prediction fails

SOMETIMES predictions about technology prove to be remarkably prescient. Sometimes they are downright embarrassing.

NASA spaceman back from record year flight; gives thumbs up

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented year in space for NASA, landing in barren Kazakhstan with a Russian cosmonaut who shared his whole space station journey.<p>Their Soyuz capsule parachuted onto the central Asian steppes and ended a …

NSA and DARPA using patented brain-computer interface technologies that can read your thoughts!

(INTELLIHUB) — An article I wrote several days ago referenced a 1974 patent for technology created by an individual named Robert G. Malech who …

How much sleep do you really need, and what happens when you don’t get enough?

Every March, we are all faced with the arrival of Daylight Saving Time and its impact on our circadian rhythms, our sleep-wake pattern. The 1-hour …

Scientists develop Matrix-style technology capable of 'uploading knowledge' to your brain

Scientists believe they may have taken the first steps towards making <i>Matrix</i>-style 'instant learning' a reality.<p>A team of researchers from HRL …

Brainwaves

Exercise Is Really, Really Good For Your Brain

“From a metabolic standpoint, vigorous exercise is the most demanding activity the brain encounters, much more intense than calculus or chess, but …

Most Drivers Say They Wouldn't Feel Safe in a Self-Driving Car

Though companies continue to invest millions in self-driving cars, most drivers are saying they wouldn’t feel comfortable in one. At least, according …

Fifty shades of gray (or more): gene for graying hair identified

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They may not have settled the enduring debate over whether gray hair makes a person look distinguished or just plain old, but scientists have identified for the first time a gene behind graying hair.<p>Researchers said on Tuesday an analysis of DNA from more than 6,300 people …

Half the price in half the time: solar storage innovation harnesses new energy frontier

Brisbane company Redback Technologies, backed by researchers from the University of Queensland, says it has cracked the formula for the most cost-effective solar storage system on the Australian market<p>If Tesla’s Powerwall is the “Lamborghini” of the solar storage industry, a small Brisbane company …

University of Queensland

There's Now Even More Evidence That Alzheimer's Could Be Transmitted Through Medical Procedures

Yikes.<p>Last September, a study by UK researchers suggested amyloid pathology, one of the root causes of Alzheimer's, could be transferrable between …

Humans have made so much plastic it will probably show up in future fossils

Future archeologists aren’t just going to be digging up old bones: Looks like they’re also going to be sifting though old fossilized plastics.<p>A review published (paywall) in the journal Anthropocene this month finds plastic has discernibly changed the surface of the planet since humans began using …