Snow-powered nanogenerator works where solar panels don't

Posted in Hardware, Science on 16th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Snowy places aren't ideal for harvesting solar energy – panels can't do much if they're buried under blankets of snow, of course. Now a team from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed a new device that can produce electricity from snow itself.

Israel SpaceIL Has Funding for Second Moon Landing Attempt

Posted in Business, Science on 14th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The team has already been appointed and will be led by Kahn. They will already begin working on Sunday.

Privately-owned Moon lander crashes in historic attempt

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Unfortunately in the last moments, there were issues with the main engine and they lost communications with the spacecraft, which impacted the Moon.

Future iPhones and Apple Watches May Warn You if You Need a Shower

Posted in Business, Hardware on 5th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

What if your gadgets could warn you if you've been spending a bit too much time away from the shower?

Solar panels of Swiss Insolight achieve efficiency of 29%

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2019
by Alex Muller

While today’s rooftop standard modules typically show an efficiency of 17-19%, Insolight’s pre-production module has been validated at an impressive 29% by IES-UPM