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MIT is taking on fusion power. Could this be the time it actually works?

We may be one large step closer to a future driven by fusion power — the elusive, limitless, and zero-carbon energy source that’s even a step-up from …


Elon Musk drops epic Falcon Heavy launch trailers made by 'Westworld' co-creator

Attendees of the the <i>Westworld</i> panel at SXSW got a surprise visit from Elon Musk.<p>The Tesla and SpaceX CEO used the panel to not only inspire a new …

Falcon Heavy

Website follows journey of Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster through space

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster may have slipped the surly bonds of Earth, but you can still follow its path through the Solar System. Satellite guru Ben Pearson's unofficial Whereisroadster.com website is tracking the EV based on NASA data and his own flight modeling (which, it turns out, is more …


Solar panel efficiency ‘research race’ ongoing as technology dashes toward records

The solar panel industry is fighting physics’ stubborn hold on the secrets of photons exciting electrons – and the results of this atomic level focus are showing up for regular people.<p>A trio of solar efficiency records have been brought forward recently: Hanergy’s thin film unit developed a 25% …

Solar Power

A Tesla employee who builds robots told us why production hell is actually a good thing

<i>Editor's note: Business Insider had the chance to speak with four Tesla employees from different parts of the company to learn more about their work. And what we discovered were some of the coolest jobs at Tesla. This is the fourth in the series. You can read the other profiles here.</i><p>Engineers are …


Elon Musk's Tesla and SA Labor reach deal to give solar panels and batteries to 50,000 homes

At least 50,000 homes in SA will be given solar panels and batteries in a scheme by Elon Musk's Tesla and the SA Government to build the world's …

Jay Weatherill

New ship with rigid solar sails harnesses the power of sun and wind at the same time

Solar Powered Sails<p>In 2019 the world’s first solar energy sails will be put to the test. Called EnergySails, the technology should enable ships to …

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

SpaceX's 'monster' Falcon Heavy rocket is set to launch this week — but Elon Musk has said there's a good chance it could blow up

"Space is hard," goes a favorite saying of rocket scientists. That's also true for SpaceX founder Elon Musk as he prepares to launch what is currently the world's most powerful rocket.<p>SpaceX successfully test-fired its first Falcon Heavy rocket on January 24. The 230-foot-tall launcher belched fire …

Space Travel

Here's What Will Happen 10,000 Years From Now, According to Science

We come from the far future.<p>Imagining the future of humanity, our planet, and everything we hold dear in our corner of the cold dark Universe is …

Boeing unveils prototype refueling tanker drone for aircraft carrier operations

On December 19, Boeing released the first photo of its MQ-25 “Stingray” prototype entrant, an unmanned aircraft for the new century designed to …


Tesla big battery outsmarts lumbering coal units after Loy Yang trips

Tesla big battery steps in after big Loy Yang coal unit trips, and arrests and reverses a dramatic fall in frequency - before the contracted coal …

South Australia

AT&T beaming AirGig broadband from power lines

Two official trials have begun for AirGig, technology to send internet data along power lines and into your home.<p>Sure, you can dig trenches across the land and fill them up with fiber-optic cables, but AT&T has begun testing what it says is a promising alternative called AirGig that relies on radio …

Georgia Power

Your Amazing Molecular Machines

World's First Car!

RLC circuit

An <b>RLC circuit</b> is an electrical circuit consisting of a resistor (R), an inductor (L), and a capacitor (C), connected in series or in parallel. The …

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can backflip now

Boston Dynamics released a video of its humanoid robot Atlas hopping and doing backflips. It's the second time this week the company has teased an updated robot.


Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence: Crash Course Computer Science #34

Machine Learning

Computer Vision: Crash Course Computer Science #35

Machine Perception

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Arc Flash Hazard Calculation In 9 Steps Using IEEE 1584

Arc Flash Hazard – Safe practices The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) published the IEEE 1584 “Guide for Performing Arc Flash …


Practical Basics Of Synchronous Motors That Every Electrical Engineer Should Know

Like the asynchronous motor, the synchronous motor consists of a stator and a rotor separated by the air gap. It differs from the asynchronous motor …


Inverters, How do they work ?

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

Quantum Observation Can Make Energy Flow Against The Current, New Study Shows

This shouldn't be possible.<p>One of the most peculiar aspects of quantum theory is the observer effect, the idea that the very act of observing and …

Quantum Mechanics

How does a Refrigerator work ?

Google Cloud IoT Core Focuses On Simplicity And Scale

Google announced the availability of the beta of Cloud IoT Core, its enterprise IoT platform offering. The service has been in the private preview for select customers and partners. Let’s take a closer look at Google’s IoT platform as a service in its current form.<p>Technically speaking, Google had …

Cloud Computing

Super-thin semiconductors delay the 'death' of silicon

Silicon has been the backbone of processors for decades, but it's rapidly approaching its physical limits: making a chip on a process smaller than 5 nanometers is usually impossible without introducing problems. How is Moore's Law for chip complexity going to survive? Stanford researchers have a …


Electric cars vs Petrol cars

DC Motor - 3 Coil, How it works ?