Vivek R Nair

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These Shape-Shifting Solar Panels Can Be Disguised As Tile Or Shingles

The technology would let historic or protected buildings install “invisible” solar panels.<p>Solar panels can drastically bring down the energy footprint of any building on which they are installed. But existing solar panels can’t be used just anywhere. These flat, fragile, and transparent panels are …

New Chip Material Makes Solar Shine Like A Diamond

Scientists at GE’s Global Research Center have been developing a better material for use in the solar industry. First discovered in attempts to produce artificial diamonds, silicon carbide (SiC) is likely to replace silicon in the semiconductor and solar industries, significantly increasing their …

Clean Energy

August breaks record as 16th straight hottest month

Along with destructive flooding and oppressive heat, the planet had another record-breaking hot month. The Academy of Sciences penned a letter to the …

How smart materials will literally reshape the world around us

Max Moruzzi Contributor<p>Max Moruzzi is the senior principal research scientist at Autodesk.<p>Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been the white-hot center of a flurry of activity. Startups that create embedded sensors for physical things have been snapped up by larger companies …

The Most Practical Big Data Use Cases Of 2016

Big data is sexy. Data scientists are the unicorns of the job market right now. Some days, it feels as though we are living right on the edge of some science fiction utopian future.<p>But unicorns and sci-fi aside, for businesses, implementing something like a big data strategy has to be more than …

Big Data

Hack This: How to Consult Google's Machine Learning Oracle

Artificial intelligence for the masses.<p>Machine learning and its artificial intelligence parent are probably most often regarded by regular-ass people as kind of opaque and esoteric subjects. Or even just tech buzzwords, which is a shame because it doesn't have to be like that. These things are just …

Why Stop At Carbon Capture Storage? Think CO2 Utilization

Japan has come a long way since its self-inflicted environmental disasters of the 1960s when double-digit economic growth rates spawned garbage and pollution challenges of Mount Fuji-sized proportions. Steady progress came after the government finally got serious about dealing with the problems and …

Business Development

Dubai is building the world's first hotel with its own rainforest — here's what it's like inside

Set to open in 2018, the Rosemont Hotel and Residences will boast over 2 million square feet of hotel, residential, and leisure space, an artificial beach, and a glass-bottom pool suspended above the streets of Dubai.<p>The hotel, designed by ZAS Architects, will be accommodated by a 47-storey tower …

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't terribly surprising. Smarter people are probably more likely to go to college and take jobs that …

Exercise