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Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

A pretty useful trick.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using electronics like most solar cells, this particular invention relies on bacteria.<p>Many bacteria are already capable of …

Clean Energy

China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem

Few people consider used plastic to be a valuable global commodity. Yet China has imported 106 million tons of old bags, bottles, wrappers and …

Pollution

Breakthrough solar panel can harvest power from raindrops — day or night

In another advance, Chinese deploy two-sided solar panels to boost efficiency.<p>In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out …

Graphene: the wonder material that could solve the world's water crisis

Graphene, the much-hailed wonder material, may be the solution to the world’s water crisis.<p>One in nine people around the world do not have access to clean, safe water close to their homes and at least 2 billion people are forced to use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces.<p>Dirty water is …

The world’s first floating wind farm has already exceeded expectations

Hywind is the first commercial floating wind farm, located more than 15 miles off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland in the North Sea. Built by …

Hydroelectric Power

Energy Storage Wars: 3 Products Going Head to Head With Tesla's Powerwall

Three of the biggest residential solar companies in the U.S. are adding energy storage to the mix.<p>When <b>Tesla</b>'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Powerwall was introduced …

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

Alternative to silicon offers cheaper solar power | Financial Times

The ability to transform the energy of the sun into electricity has already changed energy markets around the world. Last year more than 90 gigawatts …

Clean Energy

The Best Anime of 2017

<b>All caught up? Read our list of The Best Anime of 2018.</b><p>Anime is a rich creative medium that's constantly yielding unique experiences. It's a blessing …

To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

Those Jews and evangelical Christians who say an undivided Jerusalem should be the eternal capital of Israel have a ready answer for anyone who questions that claim: The Bible says so.<p>The most often-cited text is 2 Chronicles 6:5-6, wherein King Solomon quotes God as saying, "Since the day that I …

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

21 Side Projects That Became Million-Dollar Startups (and How Yours Can, Too)

Side projects and side hustles can become million-dollar businesses. Just ask these folks.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. Or maybe you want to expand your business into a new area. Or maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job--at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle. Should …

startups

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Inventions

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

How 2 Millennials Are Disrupting the $400 Billion Used Equipment Industry

Dan Pinto and Dmitriy Rokhfeld have been creating businesses together since middle school. Now they lead Machinio.com, the fastest growing global search engine for used equipment.<p>Dan Pinto and Dmitriy Rokhfeld go way back. The duo met in middle school playing video games and the entrepreneurial …

Middle School

The Huge Promise of Transparent Solar Cells—Turning the World’s Glass Surfaces Into Solar Panels

Sunlight is everywhere, but so far our efforts to harvest its energy have been restricted to solar farms and rooftop panels. A new analysis shows …

There's a simple formula that explains how Nike lost its sneaker mojo (NKE)

• <b>Nike has had a problem with its Jordan brand recently.</b>• <b><br>There is a simple formula that explains how Nike came to this problem, and how it can fix it.</b>• <b><br>The problem probably can be traced back to decisions made years ago.</b><p>In 1987, Nike partnered with then-rookie Michael Jordan and released the first Air …

5 Breakthrough Medical Technologies So Crazy They Sound Like Science Fiction

Astounding innovations in medical technology are constantly being researched and developed. From machine learning AI that can predict patient lifespan to devices that can turn your skin cells into any organ — behind laboratory doors lie a breadth of ideas which can expand the limits of medicine and …

The Top Reasons Startups Fail [Infographic]

Down through the years, some startups really struck gold. When Accel Partners invested $14.8 million in a website called “thefacebook.com” back in 2005, they made a return of $5.6 billion – 378 times their original outlay. More often than not, however, startups tend to fail brutally. According to …

Startups

An 87-year-old scientist may have just unlocked the secret to growing rice in saltwater

Yuan Longping, an 87-year-old Chinese scientist, has spent his life working to feed a world hungry for rice. Now he's wading into saltier territory.<p>Longping is developing a new high-yield strain of rice that can grow in saltwater paddies.<p>The traditional process of cultivating rice requires a field …

Papa John's and Pizza Hut have ignited a fierce political war that's polarizing America

The pizza industry has transformed into a battleground for the American culture wars.<p>On Wednesday, Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter slammed NFL leadership and blamed players protesting during the national anthem for dragging down the pizza chain's sales.<p>"We are totally disappointed that …

An argument over dino-history is tearing palaeontology in two

When Steve Brusatte heard that a 26-year-old PhD student had radically redrawn the dinosaur family tree – ripping up 130 years of scientific …

The Chinese blockage in the global waste disposal system

<b>Imagine the world as a global waste disposal system. Now imagine it with a blockage.</b><p>And what if that waste is backing up around the world, reappearing in places where you really don't want it to be.<p>That blockage is about to happen in China and the flood is going to start seeping out into waste …

The Digital Summit SEA to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 8 November 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia and Singapore, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to embrace digital to meet customer demands critical to the digital journey.<p>The Digital Summit SEA looks into the future of business from the perspective of a digitally savvy consumer fully embracing a complete digital …

8 Innovative Industries That Will Really Boom in 2018

Lots of different fields, from medicine to marketing and tech to leisure, are poised to achieve breakthroughs and revolutions next year.<p>The world is constantly in flux, and new developments in the social and technological spheres mean we're about to see a boom in innovation across many different …

Virtual Reality

Digital Solutions Can Help Even the Poorest Nations Prosper

Among the spending choices for governments of poorer nations, kick-starting the technological revolution may at first seem like a low priority. …

Breakthrough Treatment Lets Man With Spinal Cord Injury Stand And Move Legs

It took years of hard work.<p>Through a combination of electrical stimulation and intense physical training, a man with a complete spinal cord injury …

Cognition

4 Technology Companies That Are Breaking Barriers Through Innovation and Creativity

Technological innovations can be so deceptively smart that they become boring. There’s only so much talk about innovation causing another marketing …