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Scientists Use Solar Energy To Make Chemical Building Blocks For Manufacturing

Researchers believe a newly developed system could substitute solar energy for fossil fuels in a variety of industrial processes.<p>The study, …

Tesla home batteries could boost rooftop solar

When Tesla founder Elon Musk said last week that his electric car company would move into the home energy business, no one was surprised. Analysts had predicted the announcement for months, especially as Tesla ramped up construction on a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada.<p>But that didn't …

Solar Power

Why a Five-Day Solar Flight Over the Ocean Is So Challenging and Dangerous

Five days, 4,000 miles, no fuel<p>Next week, pilot André Borschberg will take off in the solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2. After he does, he'll be in the air for five days, traversing the Pacific Ocean on his way from Nanjing, China, to Honolulu, Hawaii alone. It only gets crazier from there.<p>This …

Hawaii Will Soon Get All Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

Hawaii is on its way to having the greenest grid in the nation.<p>The state legislature sent a bill to the governor’s desk this week that moves the …

Solar Power

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Who Knows What Glows?

Check out this chart of bioluminescent creatures<p>On warm evenings in late summer, some of us may recall quaint memories of catching lightning bugs, rushing to put them in hole-riddled jars. What our childhood selves may not have known is that fireflies glow at night because they are bioluminescent, …

Nature

Mars or bust: the new space race to put humans on the red planet

Two years ago tomorrow, a nuclear-powered rover, the size of an SUV and weighing almost a tonne, was lowered onto the surface of Mars. Touching down ever so gently, Nasa’s Curiosity landed with an almighty roar.<p>It sent a message to the world that a new space race – a race to eventually set foot on …

Robotic exosuit gives shipbuilders a strength boost

Shipyard workers in South Korea have been testing prototype exosuits to aid construction.<p>It seems like it's only a matter of time until the industrial robotic exosuit appears, with first Panasonic and now Daewoo prototypes in development. In fact, Daewoo looks to be a step ahead, having already …

South Korea

Hubble sees ancient galaxy that acts as enormous magnifying glass

It was a dumbfounding discovery. Using Hubble telescope data, a scientist spotted a "lensing" galaxy that was enormous, extremely distant and acting as a magnifying glass to another ancient galaxy behind it.<p>Kim-Vy Tran was sure she'd flubbed.<p>The Texas A&M scientific researcher was working late, …

Universe

The beauty of mathematics – in pictures

The book 50 Visions of Mathematics is a collection of 50 short essays by 50 maths writers and a foreword by Dara O Briain. Launched on Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, it also contains 50 images supplied in response to an open call …

SolTech's Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy

SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles …

Mini Longneck Dinosaur Discovered in South America

A long-neck relative of <i>Apatosaurus</i> and <i>Diplodocus</i> has been discovered in South America, becoming the first of its kind ever found on that continent.<p>Discovered in rock from the Early Cretaceous Period about 140 million years ago, the new dinosaur lived later than its relatives found in Africa, Europe …

Paleontology

Smog-Sucking Electrostatic Vacuum Cleaners May Scrub Polluted Air

The murky brown smoke that hangs over Beijing and other industrial cities has long presented a health challenge to China. Unwilling to shut the …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Forestry

Scientists unearth unique long-necked dinosaur in Argentina | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It’s not exactly small at 30 feet long (9 meters), but you might want to call this newly identified dinosaur the littlest giant.<p>Scientists in Argentina on Wednesday announced the discovery of the fossilized remains of a unique member of the famous long-necked, plant-munching …

Study: Pesticides Cause Colony Collapse Disorder in Honeybees

Pesticides are the probable cause of massive colony collapse disorder (CCD), a new study from Harvard’s School of Public Health claims.<p>On the rise …