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600 MW Perovskite Solar Cell Facility Slated For Turkey

Turkey, for one, has had enough of this fossil fuel nonsense. The country is moving forward with plans for a 600 MW perovskite solar cell facility600 …

Solar Power

NASA Says Electric Aircraft Are the Wave of the Future

Personal aircraft of the future will use electric propulsion, according to NASA’s Mark Moore—and that future might be here sooner than you think. …


Vibrating pen aims to help people with Parkinson's write more easily

Still in the testing phase, the ARC pen stimulates the muscles in the hand, making it easier for someone to move the pen and write more legibly.

A new …


Quantum teleportation on a chip: Significant step towards ultra-high speed quantum computers

Apr. 1, 2015 — New research reveals a surprising insight: publicly-traded firms die off at the same rate regardless of their age or economic ... full

Quantum Computing

At Madrid gallery, blind visitors can touch masterpieces

Despite their intriguing surfaces, painted masterpieces are usually consigned to the realm of the visual, excluding blind visitors from experiencing …


No more math and history: Finland is abandoning subjects at school

Consistently ranking near the top in mathematics, reading, and science in the prestigious PISA rankings (the 2012 list, pdf) by the Organisation for …


BSXinsight's calf-worn workout intensity sensor is now available

When you're doing an exercise upon yourself, your body generates lactic acid, the levels of which are considered to be the most accurate way to measure your performance during a workout. Unfortunately, you can only test lactate levels with a blood test and some heavy duty equipment, at least, that …


Genome Study Predicts DNA of the Whole of Iceland

Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical health information—even about people who have not contributed their DNA. Maps show how common …


Google Moves to the Operating Room in Robotics Deal With J&J

Google search for big new industries for its technology has led it to the operating room.

The search giant is pooling resources and intellectual property with Johnson & Johnson to develop robots to assist surgeons. No financial terms were disclosed. J&J said in a statement that the deal is expected …


Meet Budii, Rinspeed's Cuddly, Collaborative Robocar Concept

Autonomous cars can conjure anxious thoughts of HAL, the runamok computer in “2001: A Space Odyssey” – all-seeing and all-knowing, but neither cuddly …


These electric bikes recharge wirelessly at unmanned docks

In order for eco-friendly forms of transport such as EVs to become a truly viable alternative, they need to be as convenient and accessible as their …


Shape-shifting magnetic nanoprobes peer deep inside the body

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Before you sign on for a permanent metal-containing implant, or even metal-based inks for tattoos, you may want to ask yourself a …


The Jet Maker Airbus Announces a Plug-In All-Electric Airplane

Electric power is the future of flight, according to Airbus, which has teamed up with Daher-Socata to start production of small, battery-powered …


This Wind-Powered Commuter Ferry Is Built Like A Racing Boat

Its high-tech wings cut dirty diesel consumption by 40 percent

For all their convenience, most commuter ferries are dirty machines. A high-speed one burns 6,600 gallons of fuel a day, on average. Multiply that by the number of passenger boats on a busy waterway, like San Francisco Bay, and you’ve …


Smog-Eating Buildings Battle Air Pollution

Architects and environmental scientists have been teaming up to address an interesting question: is it possible—and economically feasible—to design …


New Entanglement Technique Could Make Atomic Clocks More Accurate

This image illustrates the entanglement of a large number of atoms. The atoms, shown in purple, are shown mutually entangled with one …


DARPA to re-invent GPS navigation without the use of satellites

DARPA has unveiled its plan for the future, and it includes a brand new global positioning, navigation, and timing system (GPS) that doesn't depend …