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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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+25

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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+29

Laser-Based Propulsion System Could Get Us to Mars in Record Time; Just Three Days

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Dec, 2016 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
With conventional rocketry, we can make it to the red planet in five months’ time, at its closest point to Earth.
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+40

Trump's coal revival plan probably won’t work; clean energy tech is already cheaper

Posted in Hardware on 20th Dec, 2016 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The cost of solar power systems has dropped 30% this year alone.
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+54

Lumus raises $45 million to make wearable augmented reality displays

Posted in Hardware on 20th Dec, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Lumus has completed a $45 million funding round for its augmented reality displays for smartglasses.
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+36

OneWeb raises $1.2 billion to launch a 'constellation' of satellites for high-speed internet access

Posted in Hardware on 20th Dec, 2016 05:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Founded out of London in 2012, OneWeb is planning to bring high-speed affordable internet access to everyone around the world.
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+45

Sony Patents Contact Lens That 'Records What You See'

Posted in Hardware on 18th Dec, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A new patent, awarded to the company in April, describes a contact lens that can be controlled by the user’s deliberate blinks, recording video on request.
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+21

Europe’s new GPS system Galileo goes live in bid to end dependence on U.S. network

Posted in Hardware on 18th Dec, 2016 06:00 PM
by AlexMuller
By 2020, the EU hopes for Galileo to be completely self-reliant. And it claims that the new system is far more precise.
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+30

Solar Power Is Now The World's Cheapest Energy

Posted in Hardware on 18th Dec, 2016 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The drop in price is driven by investments from developing nations.
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+51

US Solar Market Experiences Record Quarter, Installing 2 Megawatts Per Hour

Posted in Hardware on 14th Dec, 2016 03:33 PM
by AlexMuller
US solar shattered all records this past quarter, installing a massive 4.1 gigawatts (GW) at an average of 2 megawatts of solar PV per hour.
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+42

Google reportedly shelves plans for its own self-driving car, instead to focus on integration

Posted in Hardware on 14th Dec, 2016 03:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The Alphabet-owned firm will apparently focus on integrations with existing vehicle manufacturers.
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