Tag: technology

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SPACE CLEAN-UP

Five decades worth of space junk (amounting to around 100 million pieces of steel and aluminium waste of various sizes) are in orbit around our globe, In a huge experimental effort, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) recently attempted to…

Floating City

yeezy 350 boost The Seasteading Institute in San Francisco has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the French Polynesian government that could bring the world closer to its first floating city. The Seasteading Institute has been trying to…

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Team GB Solar

The UK’s first family-sized solar-powered car has been created by Solar Team Great Britain (STGB) via Kickstarter support. At the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge later this year in Australia, they intend to build the world’s fastest solar-powered car. Spanning between…

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MIT researchers have discovered how to make one of our existing materials stronger than ever before! Recently discovered ‘Graphene’ (isolated from graphite in 2004 by two Manchester University researchers Prof. Andre Geim and Prof. Kostya Novoselov) is a form of…

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Dutch Bioluminescence Pavilion

At this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival the info booth pavilion involves an intriguing play of light. Known as the ‘Eye  Beacon’, the architectural office of UNStudio designed the Pavilion in a joint collaboration with MDT-tex. Together they have created a…

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A Living Brick

The Living Architecture (LIAR) project is developing a building ‘unit’ blocks that is able to covert sunlight, waste water and air into clean energy. The collaboration between Newcastle University and experts from the universities of the West of England (UWE…

Lens for the Atmosphere

Who better than NASA to release a new 3D visualization showing how carbon-dioxide moves around and is retained in our planet’s atmosphere. Drawing on data from the satellite Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office has generated extremely sophisticated renderings of…

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WIND-HYDRO COMBO

What do wind farms do when there is no wind…? Exactly! Now, in the Swabian-Franconian Forest in Germany, Max Bögl (Wind AG) and GE Renewable energy are pioneering new technology to address that issue. In recent work, they are combining…

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STICK AROUND FOR THE SUN

Instead of rigid, cumbersome flat solar panels, we could all soon be powering our homes and electronics via stickers. Currently, engineers at Stanford have successfully developed thin, flexible, peel-able solar-cells which can then be attached to just about any surface….

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