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Researchers Develop ‘World’s First Rechargeable Solar Battery’ to Run on Light and Air

Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Researchers Develop ‘World’s First Rechargeable Solar Battery’ to Run on Light and Air

An extraordinary process for transferring electrons between the solar panel and the battery electrode transpires. Inside the device, light and oxygen enable different parts of a set of chemical reactions that then re-charge the battery.

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Scientists Create World’s Thinnest Electrical Generator That’s Only 1 Atom Wide

Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Create World’s Thinnest Electrical Generator That’s Only 1 Atom Wide

A group of engineers and researchers from both Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology revealed that they have made the first thin electric generator, that is remarkably only one atom thick.

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Major Breakthrough Could Help Detoxify Pollutants

Posted by on October 22, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Major Breakthrough Could Help Detoxify Pollutants

A major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins, scientists say. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research. It details how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants

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Lockheed Martin Claims Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

Posted by on October 16, 2014 in Technology with 1 Comment
Lockheed Martin Claims Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

Lockheed Martin announced on Wednesday it has achieved a major breakthrough in developing a nuclear fusion reactor. Although the defense contractor claims it is developing a prototype small enough to fit on the back of a truck, some scientists are skeptical the company is actually on its way to harnessing the elusive energy source. RT’s Ben Swann takes a look.

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Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords.

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Breakthrough Batteries Last 20 Years, Charge 70 Percent In Two Minutes

Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Breakthrough Batteries Last 20 Years, Charge 70 Percent In Two Minutes

Over the years, consumer electronics have improved in almost every way, becoming thinner, lighter, and more pixel-packed, all while increasing exponentially in performance. But beating at the heart of many mobile devices and even electric cars is a technology that hasn’t kept up with the rapid pace of innovation: batteries. Specifically, lithium-ion batteries.

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Harvesting Energy From Walking

Posted by on October 1, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Harvesting Energy From Walking

A device that fits into a shoe harvests the energy made by walking and successfully uses it in watch batteries

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Microsoft Trying to Predict the Future, Succeeding So Far

Posted by on October 1, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Microsoft Trying to Predict the Future, Succeeding So Far

Microsoft is looking to invest more heavily in its ability to predict the future. This week it’s opening the Microsoft Prediction Lab, which includes a website that conducts polling that’s meant to predict the upcoming US congressional and gubernatorial races.

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‘Cloaking’ Device Uses Ordinary Lenses To Hide Objects Across Range Of Angles

Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
‘Cloaking’ Device Uses Ordinary Lenses To Hide Objects Across Range Of Angles

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new technologies—to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed at the University of Rochester, not only overcomes some of the limitations of previous devices, but it uses inexpensive, readily available materials in a novel configuration.

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High-Speed Gondolas Envisioned for NYC

High-Speed Gondolas Envisioned for NYC

A new proposal envisions a high-speed urban gondola that would offer commuters swift transport between Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, reducing travel times.

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Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers

Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers

Wolverine, Ghost Rider, the Incredible Hulk — all of these characters have at least one awesome trait in common: the ability to heal themselves. And now, the Pentagon wants to give ordinary people this superhuman capability.

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Google Acts Like Privatized NSA: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Google Acts Like Privatized NSA: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

In interviews with BBC and Sky News, WikiLeaks founder explains how Google’s behavior, though legal, is like that of surveillance agencies.

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Aquapol Dehydration System Proves “Free Energy” is Real

Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Aquapol Dehydration System Proves “Free Energy” is Real

A new dehydration system uses Earth’s energy field to solve rising damp problems, because it addresses the root cause by neutralizing the capillary forces. Besides drying walls of buildings, this system can also be used to dry out underground walls, basements, and cellars.

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Buddhist Singing Bowls Inspire New Tandem Solar Cell Design

Buddhist Singing Bowls Inspire New Tandem Solar Cell Design

The shape of a centuries-old Buddhist singing bowl has inspired a Canberra scientist to re-think the way that solar cells are designed to maximize their efficiency.

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Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program

Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program

Google doesn’t just want to organize all the world’s information. Google wants to organize all the world.

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