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Internet of Things

How It Works: Project Loon's Global Internet

Google wants to bring 4G signals to even the most remote locales<p>Pervasive as the Internet seems, less than half of the world’s population has access to it, leaving some four billion people unconnected. This spring, engineers at Google’s Project Loon will shift to the next phase in a grand plan to …

Orion's 'Picture Perfect' Splashdown Marks New Era in Spaceflight

NASA celebrates a successful test of its capsule designed to carry astronauts into deep space.<p>NASA's newest spacecraft successfully splashed down on Friday, opening a new era in deep-space exploration.<p>Unmanned for this test flight, the Orion space capsule successfully splashed down in the Pacific …

How Tesla got Nevada to give it $1.4B in exchange for a giant battery factory

Elon Musk is riding high.<p>He’s running two acclaimed companies, SpaceX and Tesla. The former recently scored a multi-billion-dollar contract with NASA to shuttle supplies and astronauts to the International Space Station. The latter is building one of the most highly acclaimed cars ever, …

Solar energy technology for those with no access to electricity

Around the world approximately 1.7 billion people still live off the grid, with no access to mains electricity. This comes with numerous problems, with lighting and access to income among the most pressing.<p>Once the sun goes does down those off the grid are reliant on kerosene, which is not only …

Sustainable Development Goals

Solar Power Tool Charger

Solar power is a great way to get electricity out to a remote project site. One simple way to do this is to use a solar panel to charge the batteries of your cordless power tools. In this project, I am going to show you several ways you can do that.<p><b>Safety Note:</b> Any time you use a DIY battery …

Self-Charging Solar Cells: Better Than Batteries?

A research team at the University of Wisconsin in Madison has demonstrated the viability of a design for solar panels that can simultaneously generate and store electrons harvested from sunlight in a single device.<p>Like other solar panels, the new solar cells would use some electrons from light …

This Startup Is Replacing Phone And Tablet Batteries With Invisible Solar Panels

The company is developing transparent solar panels that will sit directly on top of your phone, totally replacing the need for a battery and taking chargers out of the equation.<p>Ubiquitous Energy's ClearView Power technology can convert ambient light into electricity without distorting the display …

Solar Energy Revolution: A Massive Opportunity

My friend Ray Kurzweil projects the U.S. will meet 100 percent of its electrical energy needs from solar in 20 years. Elon Musk is a bit more conservative, pegging it at 50 percent in that timeframe. While the growth of solar may seem slow to some, it’s fair to say it’s in the midst of its …

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Batteries included: A solar cell that stores its own power

Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device is both: the world’s first solar battery. Scientists have …

Ohio Scientists Invent World's First Rechargeable Solar Battery

A team of Ohio State University scientists have invented what they claim is the world’s first rechargeable solar battery. The team observed the …

Researchers create first solar battery that runs on light and air

Current solar cells lose energy when they transmit electrons to an external battery, making solar power less efficient than other forms of renewable …

Clean Energy

Ohio Scientists Invent World's First Rechargeable Solar Battery

1/3<p>Rechargeable solar battery<p>A team of Ohio State University scientists have invented what they claim is the world’s first rechargeable solar …

Solar companies look to batteries, financing and “soft costs” as the future

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>A few years ago the biggest influence on the solar industry was the falling prices of solar cells, leading to some of the …

Startup Aquion Energy shows off the next generation of its battery for solar and the grid

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Katie Fehrenbacher, Gigaom.<p>Battery startup Aquion Energy has unveiled the second generation of its …

Compile and install InfluxDB on Raspberry Pi

<b>When talking about databases, maybe you're like me, you immediately think about SQLite, MySQL or even MariaDB. But there are other tools that might</b> …

People are already making awesome fan art for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Whether or not you were in a theater, we all got our first glimpse of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> today. The long-awaited teaser showed off some familiar settings, briefly introduced us to a few new characters, and debuted a cross-shaped lightsaber that has already become both a meme and a source …

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Intel Edison Lands and Does Not Disappoint<p><b>A closer look at the postage stamp-sized platform for plumbing the Internet of Things.</b><p>When the Intel Edison …

Here Are Microsoft's New Robot Security Guards

Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There's also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when …

Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it …

Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma

A team of archeologists led by Professor Kutalmis Grkay of Ankara University recently unearthed three ancient Greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma near the border of Syria. The excavation project, which began in 2007, was spurred on by flooding in the area due to the construction of a dam. …

South Africa's First 3D Printer, The Netram Nano is Unveiled

The wave of 3D printing is sweeping the globe. Manufacturers are now based in dozens of countries, selling 3D printers built on a number of different …

Polyes Q1, the Next Generation of 3D Pens Is Using Resin-based Ink

For video games – one sector where evolution happens by generations – new consoles comes out every five to ten years, after selling millions of …

Hands on: HP’s Sprout wants to be your 3D creation station

<b>If 3D printing is the future, HP’s Sprout might be the master tool that finally makes them easy enough for everyone to create with.</b><p>First we had our …

Intel Corporation

3D Systems Releases Geomagic Sculpt 3D Modeling Software with Touch Haptic Stylus

The latest announcement from 3D Systems should be garnering substantial excitement from 3D designers. Today, they released their new Geomagic Sculpt …

3D Modeling

Unique Ways Small Businesses Utilize 3D Printing Technology - 3D Printing

Shares 148<p>When Charles Hull unveiled the first 3D printer in 1984, there was no doubt that this new technology was going places. However, it remained …

Samsung unveils Project Beyond, a 3D-capturing camera for Gear VR

Samsung has just unveiled a sneak preview of a new camera called Project Beyond, which is a 3D-capturing 360-degree camera designed to capture videos and stream them on the Gear VR. Pranav Mistry, Samsung's VP of Research, says that Beyond is a "new kind of camera that gives a new kind of immersive …