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Google Lunar XPrize will not be claimed

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2018 10:29 PM
by Alex Muller
None of the five finalist Google Lunar XPRIZE teams will make a launch attempt to reach the Moon by the March 31st, 2018 deadline.
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+38

5 things to expect from VR headsets in 2019

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2018 02:22 AM
by Alex Muller
At CES we saw a collection of next-generation technologies. Wireless, super high resolutions and eye-tracking all showed potential to dramatically improve future VR headsets.
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+32

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2018 02:17 AM
by Alex Muller
Chinese government vows to spend at least $360 billion on clean energy projects and create 13 million new renewable energy jobs by 2020.
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Apple chip maker TSMC plans 5-nanometer chips for 2020, 3-nanometer in 2022

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jan, 2018 03:01 AM
by Alex Muller
The new processors mean future smartphones will offer superior performance and battery life to today’s models.
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Trump's new solar tariff to protect US manufacturers will hurt installers

Posted in Hardware on 25th Jan, 2018 07:05 PM
by Alex Muller
The 30 percent duty will undermine the business case for new solar power development in the United States.
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UK PM seeks 'safe and ethical' artificial intelligence

Posted in Hardware on 25th Jan, 2018 01:30 AM
by Alex Muller
The prime minister is to say she wants the UK to lead the world in deciding how artificial intelligence can be deployed in a safe and ethical manner.
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Crypto-cash boom prompts graphics card rationing

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jan, 2018 04:03 AM
by Alex Muller
Booming interest in crypto-currencies has been blamed for pushing up the prices of graphics cards.
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China plans for 40 rocket launches in 2018

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jan, 2018 03:53 AM
by Alex Muller
China plans to land a robot on the far side of the moon which has not yet been explored from the lunar surface.
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RocketLab reaches orbit and will charge less than $5 million per launch

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jan, 2018 05:37 AM
by Alex Muller
Following successful first and second stage burns, Electron reached orbit and deployed customer payloads.
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+34

Solar developer proposes new uses for old landfills

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jan, 2018 09:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'One good thing about landfills is we don’t have to dig', Meima said. 'We’re not going to have to penetrate frozen grounds. We’re basically laying rows of panels with bollards.'
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European Union moves to strengthen renewable-energy goals

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jan, 2018 10:02 PM
by Alex Muller
European Parliament says that 35% of energy should be clean by 2030, but target is not yet legally binding.
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+37

SpaceX crushing ULA in terms of value for US taxpayer dollars

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jan, 2018 09:36 PM
by Alex Muller
The Falcon Heavy development has taken four years longer than originally planned but the Falcon Heavy will easily beat the Space Launch System to reach operational capability.
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+21

Can Molten Salt Make 24-Hour Solar Energy Possible?

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jan, 2018 09:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Clean energy companies like SolarReserve want to prove molten salt can aid solar power electricity any time of day.
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Renewable energy set to be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jan, 2018 07:21 PM
by Alex Muller
Turning to renewables for new power generation is not simply an environmentally conscious decision, it is now, overwhelmingly – a smart economic one
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More than 94% of net new electricity capacity in the USA from renewables in 2017

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jan, 2018 05:14 PM
by Alex Muller
In 2017, the United States built about 28.5GW of electricity generating infrastructure.
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Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 launched and deployed

Posted in Hardware on 13th Jan, 2018 09:13 AM
by Alex Muller
The Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 spacecraft was launched and deployed in space. This 6U cubesat is packed with power including 17 computing elements.
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