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Beyond Rooftops: States Move to Encourage Community Solar

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Aug, 2017 06:43 PM
by Alex Muller
The industry’s focus is shifting to the huge swath of customers who can’t put panels on their own roofs.
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Study: Korea leading the way in robot density in manufacturing

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Aug, 2017 06:36 PM
by Alex Muller
The global robotics market, pegged as a key industry in the fourth industrial revolution, is showing signs of enormous growth following the financial crisis.
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+7

$30 billion Small Satellite market from 2017 to 2026

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Aug, 2017 06:31 PM
by Alex Muller
More than 6,200 smallsats are to be launched in the next 10 years, with the market value expected to reach up to $30.1 billion.
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Researchers use polystyrene to make next-generation of solar panels even cheaper

Posted in Hardware on 20th Aug, 2017 04:51 PM
by Alex Muller
The move could significantly reduce the cost of production and manufacturing of the solar cells.
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+24

NASA completes space communications network

Posted in Hardware on 20th Aug, 2017 04:46 PM
by Alex Muller
NASA's next-generation orbital tracking and communications network has been completed.
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+25

Lunar XPrize extends mission deadline and adds extra milestone prizes

Posted in Hardware on 19th Aug, 2017 05:58 PM
by Alex Muller
As well as an extended deadline, two new milestone prizes have been announced for the Lunar XPrize.
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+39

There’s a lot of money up for grabs if you can land (softly) on the moon

Posted in Hardware on 16th Aug, 2017 11:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Google’s Lunar XPrize just announced new prizes.
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+34

Why GE's use of Google Glass marks a turning point for AR

Posted in Hardware on 15th Aug, 2017 05:48 PM
by Alex Muller
By exploiting the new enterprise edition of Google Glass and AR software from Upskill, GE Aviation shows how AR is changing the factory floor.
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China installed record 24.4GW of solar in first-half of 2017

Posted in Hardware on 14th Aug, 2017 03:12 PM
by Alex Muller
CPIA also reported that solar cell production in China in the first half of 2017 had reached around 32GW, up 28% from the prior year period.
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SpaceX’s next launch will send an HPE supercomputer to the ISS

Posted in Hardware on 14th Aug, 2017 03:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Because the ISS sits outside the majority of Earth’s protective atmosphere, it’s exposed to more radiation, from solar flares and cosmic rays.
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+47

One Small Step for 3D Printing Satellites in the Vacuum of Space

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2017 05:08 PM
by Alex Muller
Made In Space, which already has two 3D printers installed on the International Space Station (ISS), is looking to help humanity begin building structures in space.
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+23

Neurable ushers in age of hands-free gaming with brain-controlled VR

Posted in Hardware on 10th Aug, 2017 12:41 PM
by Alex Muller
VR has been accelerating rapidly, but there are still questions surrounding the most effective ways for us to interact with virtual spaces.
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+27

VR can be a mainstream tech; but it’s not ready yet

Posted in Hardware on 10th Aug, 2017 12:33 PM
by Alex Muller
With giants like Facebook, Google, HTC, Samsung and Sony leading the HMD charge, it’s hard to ignore the din around immersive technologies.
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SpaceX and Boeing are both on track for 2018 manned flights

Posted in Hardware on 8th Aug, 2017 04:07 PM
by Alex Muller
A July 20 report released by NASA shows that SpaceX is still targeting an unmanned test flight in February 2018 and a crewed flight in June 2018.
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Africa has entered the space race, with Ghana’s first satellite now orbiting earth

Posted in Hardware on 7th Aug, 2017 06:09 PM
by Alex Muller
The satellite has cameras on board for detailed monitoring of the coastlines of Ghana.
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The renewable energy revolution in India

Posted in Hardware on 7th Aug, 2017 06:01 PM
by Alex Muller
India has launched the world’s largest renewable energy expansion programme and aims to achieve 175 GW capacity of energy by 2022.
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