Maarten Rommerts

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This new solar farm combines clean energy and beehives

Using the space around the solar panels as sites for 48 hives, the Eagle Point solar farm is using its land to save pollinators and help local agriculture.<p>At a solar farm surrounded by orchards near Medford, Oregon, native flowers are beginning to bloom between the solar panels, and 48 beehives sit …

Farming

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

Nawa Technologies' core product is a new type of carbon ultra-capacitor with a set of remarkable advantages over typical lithium-ion battery …

Kweekvlees – van het lab naar het schap?

Nederland is al twintig jaar wereldleider op het gebied van kweekvlees. ’s Werelds eerste gekweekte hamburger groeide hier. Waar we voorloper waren …

Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …

The Brain

Elephant 'smoking' footage baffles experts

Footage of an Asian elephant “smoking” in a forest in southern India has baffled wildlife experts, who say the behaviour has never before been observed.<p>Vinay Kumar, a scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) India programme, captured the puffing pachyderm while visiting camera traps …

Watch a giant industrial drone de-ice a huge wind turbine

We’re still riding a wave of drone innovation as companies dream up new ways to put this cheap flight technology to use. But here’s an application you’ve probably never seen before: using a giant tethered drone to de-ice a wind turbine.<p>The drone itself is built by Latvian firm Aerones, which …

Stephen Hawking died on Einstein's birthday because everything in the cosmos is connected

As the world reels from the death of Stephen Hawking, one of the great science minds in all of history, admirers are taking some solace in a few …

Stephen Hawking

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall , designed to store …

Clean Energy

Jupiter Will Never Stop Surprising Scientists

NASA’s Juno mission keeps churning out stunning images of the gas planet’s clouds—and more mysteries about what lurks underneath.<p>For the last year and a half, the NASA spacecraft Juno has been circling Jupiter and collecting reams of data. Juno spends most of its time a good distance away from …

Astronomy

5 Vacation Homes South of Manila Where You Can Swim Without Crowds

IMAGE Kristoffer Cruz/Airbnb<p>There's no question about it—it is not a vacation when there is no swimming pool. But sometimes, beaches and resorts get …

Scientists Create UV Lamp That Could Kill Flu Germs In Public Places

The ultraviolet light used in the lamp has a very short wavelength, potentially eliminating the risk of skin cancer or cataracts that conventional UV …

Transparent Solar Cells Like This Could Deliver 40% of America's Power

Here's how they work.<p>Solar energy is off the charts. Not only is uptake skyrocketing, but solar is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of …

Clean Energy

A Blueprint for Genetically Engineering a Super Coral

A coral reef takes thousands of years to build, yet can vanish in an instant.<p>The culprit is usually coral bleaching, a disease exacerbated by warming …

The Future of Deep Space Propulsion May Soon Be Radically Altered

According to several experts who testified before Congress this week, we may be on the cusp of advances that could dramatically transform how we fly …

How ISIS Grew in the Philippines

While President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines was bragging about his brutal war on drugs, the Islamic State was consolidating its sway over Islamist rebel groups on the island of Mindanao. The extent to which ISIS has succeeded is now alarmingly evident, as a pitched battle between Philippine …

Breakthrough Research Has Made Synthetic Photosynthesis Possible

The Power of Supramolecules<p>Photosynthesis is one of nature’s most efficient phenomena: aside from providing much of the oxygen human beings need to …

Nieuwe ontdekking lijkt anti-verouderingsmedicijn binnen handbereik te brengen

Volgens onderzoekers zijn we dichter bij een effectief anti-verouderingsmedicijn dan ooit: het kan al binnen vijf jaar op de markt komen. Tot die …

Google's Family Link Helps Parents Give Their Kids A Safe Gateway To The Internet

The Internet is both a wonderful and a terrible aspect of modern life. It’s a gateway to almost anything you want to know about almost anything at all. “How was I supposed to know?” is no longer a valid excuse, and “I’m bored” means you’re doing it wrong. It’s also a gateway to an unending stream …

Apps

NASA's storied Hubble telescope might get one more upgrade thanks to a private spaceship

The shuttle Atlantis completed that mission (STS-125,) and several components were repaired and replaced, including the installation of improved batteries. The HST is expected to function until 2030 - 2040. With the retiring of the shuttle program in 2011, it looked like the Hubble mission was …

Telescopes

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

I Love This Robot That Kills Mosquitos With A Laser

If I don’t think about the implications too hard.<p>Like twice a year I fantasize about buying a Roomba and then end up not going through with it. …

Roomba

EU universal income must be 'seriously considered' as rise of robots threatens mass unemployment, say MEPs

MEPs have warned European countries must “seriously” consider introducing a general basic income to prepare for wide scale unemployment that could …

The Future

Infinite Solar Power Technology Could Completely Change Our Future

The Sun Goes Up, and Oil Goes Down<p>Last 2016, solar power saw a resurgence — from cheaper solar panels to innovative roofing for houses and cars, to …

NASA Awards Fresh Contracts To Boeing, SpaceX To Ferry Astronauts To And From International Space Station

NASA on Wednesday awarded four more contracts each to SpaceX and Boeing for crewed flights to the International Space Station (ISS). The contracts, …

US Marine Corps experimenting with silencing every single gun in an infantry battalion

The commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, Maj. Gen. John Love, described these plans during a speech to Marines at the Marine Corps Association Ground Dinner this month near Washington, D.C.<p>The proof-of-concept tests, he said, included Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, which began an …

Military

Exorcism in Italy a job 'too scary' for young priests

<b>"That is a possessed woman there," says Fr Vincenzo Taraborelli as he points up to an 18th Century fresco in his Roman church. "They're holding her with her mouth open. She has little devils coming out of her body. She's being freed."</b><p>It is a scene the 79-year-old priest says he knows well. For the …

Pope Francis

SeaBubbles wants to be the Uber for waterborne transportation

Future water taxi service may be coming to Paris<p>When our streets become too congested, why not take to the open water to get around? SeaBubbles is a startup that aims to revolutionize waterborne transportation through fleets of sleek, hydrofoil-equipped shuttles designed to make city travel more …

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any .<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

Black Holes

5 Ways To Stay Lean & Strong Without Spending Hours At The Gym

"I can't imagine how much work you put in at the gym to get those arms" someone recently commented while I waited in line for my venti green …

Nutrition