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Solar cells implanted under the skin can power pacemakers

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jan, 2017 06:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A flat battery is an even bigger hassle in implanted electronic medical devices, such as pacemakers. It often means invasive surgery to replace the battery or the entire unit.
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SpaceX Falcon 9 cleared for flight after investigation

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
After four months of intensive investigation, SpaceX says its Falcon 9 booster has been cleared for flight and will return to service on January 8.
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The Technologies We’re Most Fired Up to Watch in 2017

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Moving into the new year, these are some of the technologies we’ll be eagerly watching in 2017 and beyond.
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+42

The World's First 'Artificial Pancreas' Will Be Hitting the Market in 2017

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:19 PM
by AlexMuller
It could help the more than 1.25 million American children and adults with type 1 diabetes manage their disease.
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+35

NASA EmDrive Tests

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jan, 2017 03:02 PM
by AlexMuller
If the Chinese space authorities, as Popular Science reports, are already seeing successful Emdrive test results in space, NASA might want to fast-track its own research.
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+46

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to replace almost every human worker with robots

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jan, 2017 02:54 PM
by AlexMuller
China's iPhone factories are being automated
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+32

Solar Panels Now So Cheap Manufacturers Probably Selling at Loss

Posted in Hardware on 1st Jan, 2017 07:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The current price is also lower than cost estimates.
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+36

How Artificial Intelligence will help knowledge workers

Posted in Hardware on 1st Jan, 2017 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Will you still be doing your job in 5-10 years or will a robot do it for you?
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+25

Portable vision testing kit puts an eye doctor in your smartphone

Posted in Hardware on 1st Jan, 2017 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Attach the mini microscope to your smartphone to take the test.
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+21

Emerging Markets Lead the Way to Cheapest-Ever Solar Energy

Posted in Hardware on 31st Dec, 2016 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The shift is happening faster than anyone thought it would, particularly in solar energy.
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+28

Will Solar and Wind Surpass Hydro by early 2020s?

Posted in Hardware on 30th Dec, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The pro-solar case is based upon massive scaling of lower cost solar and low cost batteries.
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+23

Drone-based blood deliveries in Tanzania to be funded by UK government

Posted in Hardware on 29th Dec, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK government is to fund a trial of drone-based deliveries of blood and other medical supplies in Tanzania.
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+41

Fully transparent solar cell could make every window in your house a power source

Posted in Hardware on 28th Dec, 2016 10:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Soon windows, panes of glass, and even entire buildings could be used to generate solar energy.
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+39

Why Google Daydream might beat the Samsung Gear VR in 2017

Posted in Hardware on 28th Dec, 2016 10:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Gaps between these rivals should tighten over the next year and Daydream could even come out on top, thanks to a few key advantages.
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Progress towards next-generation solar cells

Posted in Hardware on 26th Dec, 2016 09:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have identified an unexpected cause of poor performance in a new class of flexible and cheap solar cells, bringing them closer to market.
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+26

Nobel economist: 'I don't think globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are'

Posted in Hardware on 24th Dec, 2016 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Obama's White House warned on Thursday that advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have the potential to wipe out millions of job.
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