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10

Nov

How Hyundai is making a car that helps grow fish and produce
Hyundai provided its ix35 fuel-cell car as part of a unique and sustainable city garden in London.

 Steve Jobs’ childhood Los Altos home designated as historic siteYet another unassuming home in the Silicon Valley burg of Los Altos, Calif. gets historic designation thanks to world-changing, non-automative activities that went on in its garage.

Steve Jobs’ childhood Los Altos home designated as historic site
Yet another unassuming home in the Silicon Valley burg of Los Altos, Calif. gets historic designation thanks to world-changing, non-automative activities that went on in its garage.

08

Nov

 Jetman ascendant: How Yves Rossy learned to fly with four jet engines strapped to his backThe human plane just made a series of amazing flights around Mount Fuji in Japan.

Jetman ascendant: How Yves Rossy learned to fly with four jet engines strapped to his back
The human plane just made a series of amazing flights around Mount Fuji in Japan.

01

Jul

Researchers see through walls with ‘Wi-Vi’The device is intended to be portable so a person worried that someone was hiding in the bushes could do a quick scan of their surroundings.

Researchers see through walls with ‘Wi-Vi’
The device is intended to be portable so a person worried that someone was hiding in the bushes could do a quick scan of their surroundings.

28

Nov

The case against robots with license to killAutonomous robots capable of choosing targets and firing weapons on their own may come online within the next 20 or 30 years, if not sooner.

The case against robots with license to kill
Autonomous robots capable of choosing targets and firing weapons on their own may come online within the next 20 or 30 years, if not sooner.

23

Jul

'Minority Report' software in the real worldThe interface developed by scientist John Underkoffler has been commercialized to sift through massive amounts of video and other data.

'Minority Report' software in the real world
The interface developed by scientist John Underkoffler has been commercialized to sift through massive amounts of video and other data.

29

May

4 cool tech ideas for green cars and renewable energyMaybe tech won’t save the world, but these innovative concepts will make it just a little bit better: River power, pedal power, battery power and iPhone app power.

4 cool tech ideas for green cars and renewable energy
Maybe tech won’t save the world, but these innovative concepts will make it just a little bit better: River power, pedal power, battery power and iPhone app power.

23

Apr

8bitfuture:

Printable solar cells could turn anything into an energy source.
A team at MIT has developed a process to ‘print’ solar cells onto almost any surface. Using chemical vapour deposition, the process uses “abundant organic molecules” to convert about 2 percent of the available energy into light. Typical solar panels are around 12-17% efficient, but the team thinks 10% efficiency is achievable.

The cost of installing panels keeps many people from adopting solar power, Barr says. By integrating it into ordinary materials, he thinks he can clear that hurdle. “You’re already hanging a curtain in your house,” he says. “Why not add some energy to that?”

8bitfuture:

Printable solar cells could turn anything into an energy source.

A team at MIT has developed a process to ‘print’ solar cells onto almost any surface. Using chemical vapour deposition, the process uses “abundant organic molecules” to convert about 2 percent of the available energy into light. Typical solar panels are around 12-17% efficient, but the team thinks 10% efficiency is achievable.

The cost of installing panels keeps many people from adopting solar power, Barr says. By integrating it into ordinary materials, he thinks he can clear that hurdle. “You’re already hanging a curtain in your house,” he says. “Why not add some energy to that?”

09

Apr

6 of the latest advances in oil spill cleanupExperts hope these advances in cleanup technology will help make the next oil spill less tragic.

6 of the latest advances in oil spill cleanup
Experts hope these advances in cleanup technology will help make the next oil spill less tragic.

05

Apr

Scientists develop ultra-thin solar cellsResearchers unveiled solar cells thinner than a thread of spider silk that are flexible enough to be wrapped around a single human hair.

Scientists develop ultra-thin solar cells
Researchers unveiled solar cells thinner than a thread of spider silk that are flexible enough to be wrapped around a single human hair.