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Future Planes Might Run On Just Sunshine, Water, And CO2 Sucked From The Air

A solar fuel that could change the aviation industry’s greenhouse gas footprint is in development. But it’s got a long way to go before it can fly.<p>In the future, airplanes might start running on CO2 that is sucked from the air and transformed into jet fuel using nothing but sunshine and …

Natural Gas

Six Radical Trends Redefining the Hotel of the Future

A few nights ago, I arrived at a very nice Radisson Blu Hotel in Minneapolis for my talk on the “hotel of the future.”<p>My client was the good people …

New nano-dots could mean cheap, paint-on solar cells

Colloidal quantum dots sound like something that young Jedi might use for training in a starfighter flight simulator, but they're actually a new form of solid nanoparticles that could lead to the creation of cheaper, lighter, and more flexible solar cells.<p>The new material could also be used to make …

Solar Panels

Time travel could soon become a reality claim physicists

Could time travel soon become a reality? Physicists simulate sending quantum light particles into the past<p><b>University of Queensland scientists</b> …

Sending Robots To Print Infrastructure On Mars, So It’s Ready When We Get There

A two-year NASA grant is funding the creation of robots that will build landing pads, hangars, and roads in space before humans get there.<p>Where we’re going, we’ll need roads. But before long-term settlers arrive on Mars or the moon, one engineer is working under a NASA grant to make sure that the …

LG has a very flexible 18-inch display, promises 60-inch rollable TVs

It's been a while since we've seen any new curved or flexible displays following LG's G Flex and Samsung's Galaxy Round smartphones. LG Display is thinking bigger now. It's announced that it's been able to create an 18-inch OLED panel that has enough give and flexibility to roll into a tube that's …

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

2050 and the Future of Infrastructure

Much of the world around us has been formed around key pieces of infrastructure. Most see this as a testament to who we are as a society, and part of …

Luna Washing Ball Cleans Your Clothes from Laundry Basket

<b>Luna Washing Ball</b> transforms your laundry basket into a washing machine, well, that’s the dream, more space and less effort to fabric care. It’s a …

Particles

Big on blue? Microsoft expands palette with new Xbox 360 bundle

Microsoft's Xbox 360 is entering its ninth holiday season with a splash.<p>Starting on October 7, customers who head to Walmart will find a Special Edition Blue Xbox 360 Bundle for $249. While the bundle includes two games -- Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II -- along with a free …

Call of Duty