Jorge Aizcorbe

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Silicon-perovskite solar cell cracks new efficiency record

Silicon has long been the go-to material for solar cell technology, and for good reason: It's inexpensive, it's stable and it's efficient. …

Chemical Engineering

Breakthrough solar panel can harvest power from raindrops — day or night

In another advance, Chinese deploy two-sided solar panels to boost efficiency.<p>In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out …

Clean Energy

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Unveils Common Blockchain Standards

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance announced the release of a common technical specification on Wednesday, fulfilling a pledge the group made less than …

9 Facts You Didn't Know About Blockchain

It's already improving scientific research, it's likely to revolutionize the shipping industry, and it could be used to digitally identify billions …

Hong Kong and Singapore Welcome Chinese ICOs

As China continues on the path of restrictive and ambiguous regulation over their growing fintech industry, tech companies are leaving in droves for …

Hong Kong

Explainer: What is a blockchain?

Where it came from, what it does, and how you make one.<p>What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical …

Peer-to-peer

Tiny dents in solar cells could make them more efficient than ever

Looking for a way to make solar panels more efficient? Why not try putting a dent in them? No, it’s not a “fix the TV by banging your hand on it” …

Solar Panels

Blockchainpreneur: ‘I don’t know any good Ethereum developer that isn’t a millionaire’

The initial coin offering (ICO) market has grown rapidly over the past year, specifically since mid-2017. Several successful ICOs, including Bancor, EOS, and Tezos have raised billions of dollars through bitcoin and Ether (the native cryptocurrency of Ethereum). ICO tokens are particularly …

'Water-in-salt' electrolyte yields stable cathode for lithium-air battery operations

Harnessing the full electrochemical power of lithium-oxygen batteries requires an efficient, more stable electrolyte. Researchers from Boston College …

Coinbase launches early-stage venture funding firm for cryptocurrency startups

Looking to transform the cryptocurrency ecosystem, popular bitcoin wallet and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Inc. announced Thursday the formation …

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

KEFLAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland is expected to use more energy "mining" bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its …

The Development Team of the new "Crypto Craze" Has Huge New Announcement Creating Passive Income Stream For Players

Introducing Interest Airdrops!<p>The development team has launched a sustainable rev-share plan in the form of continuous ETH airdrops for the 50 …

Cryptocurrency

A Marriage of IoT with Blockchain for Improved Security

<b>Two of the hottest trends in technology today could be even more influential if they were combined. Blockchain has applications that stretch way</b> …

Italy's Enel not interested in powering cryptocurrency miners

MILAN (Reuters) - Europe’s biggest power utility Enel has taken a stand against the energy-hungry industry of mining cryptocurrencies, saying it has “no interest whatsoever in selling power” for the purpose.<p>FILE PHOTO: The logo of Italy's biggest utility Enel is seen at the Rome headquarters, …

Bitcoin Mining

UK’s Royal Mint Launches Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

The UK’s Royal Mint, the institution responsible for producing all the physical money the country has for circulation, has announced the launch of …

Why you want blockchain-based AI, even if you don’t know it yet

The other night, my nine-year-old daughter (who is, of course, the most tech-savvy person in the house), introduced me to a new Amazon Alexa skill.<p>“Alexa, start a conversation,” she said.<p>We were immediately drawn into an experience with new bot, or, as the technologists would say, “conversational …

Florida company using ‘solar cell of the future’ to develop 500W, ~24% efficient panel

Solartech Universal is a South Florida solar panel manufacturer that started with a family discussion in the kitchen in 2012. Sometime in 2018 or 2019, if all goes well, they’re going to launch a ~24% efficient, 480-500W glass on glass bifacial heterojunction solar panel for the commercial and …

Solar Panels

Goldman's Green Inspiration? The Marketplace

When Goldman Sachs decided in 2012 to begin developing a 68-megawatt wind project in Pennsylvania to cut 200,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its annual energy use, it was part of a plan the 148-year old investment bank devised to run entirely on renewable sources of energy by the end of …

Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse.<p>In a hectic day on Thursday, bitcoin leapt from below $16,000 to $19,500 in less than an hour on the U.S.-based …

The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market

On Nov. 12, someone moved almost 25,000 bitcoins, worth about $159 million at the time, to an online exchange. The news soon rippled through online …

4 Revolutions Made Possible by the Blockchain Economy

These 4 revolutions could only be made possible by the ever expanding blockchain economy. After 2018, business as we know it will forever be changed (and hopefully for the better).<p>Blockchain has quickly become a polarizing figurehead for a new generation of optimistic innovators. And though much of …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

Scientists Discover 'Miracle' Mineral That Could Make Internet 1,000-times Faster

A rare mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830′s could hold the key to boosting internet speeds 1,000 times faster than today. The mineral, perovskite, has a number of incredible properties, many of which scientists are now realizing.<p>Perovskite (CaTiO3) is a calcium titanium oxide mineral, but the …

Perovskite

Odd Lots: This Is the Biggest Lesson Investors Should Have Learned From the Crisis

Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics.<p>It's been 10 …

Stock Markets