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Scientists Are on the Cusp of These 15 Discoveries That Will Transform the World
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, power, energy, robots, robotics, food production, agriculture, disease, cybercrime, cybersecurity, space exploration )

Freya
- 419 days ago - msn.com
Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.
This Machine You Use Every Day Is Surprisingly Vulnerable to Terrorists and Hackers
Science & Tech  (tags: electricity, power, blackouts, solar storms, hackers, terrorists, terrorism )

Freya
- 527 days ago - motherjones.com
Throughout history, inexplicable natural phenomena have tended to instill an understandable fear in people. Accounts of the solar storm of August and September 1859 stand out for their tendency toward the whimsical and delighted.
10 Green Technologies That Could Help Revolutionize Our Changing Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: farming, batteries, power, technology, cars, energy, crops )

Freya
- 654 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
In an era of drought, climate change and food shortages, environmental pioneers have joined forces to help tackle some of the world's most pressing issues through technological advancement.
The Grid Reliability Myth
Science & Tech  (tags: power, electricity, grid, renewable energy )

Freya
- 782 days ago - ecowatch.com
On Aug. 1, 2011, a feral heat wave grasped Texas by its drought-parched throat. Temperatures remained over 100 degrees for 40 days--dozens of people died. Air conditioners all over the state struggled valiantly to cool buildings--much of their effort leaked
Space-Based Solar Power: The Energy of the Future?
Science & Tech  (tags: power, energy, solar, space, NASA )

Freya
- 788 days ago - cnn.com
In space there's no atmosphere, it's never cloudy, and in geosynchronous orbits it's never night: a perfect place for a solar power station to harvest uninterrupted power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Artificial Leaf That Could Power the World
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, breakthroughs, power, renewable energy )

Freya
- 911 days ago - edition.cnn.com
As Daniel Nocera gazed down on one of his experiments in what has come to be known as the "holy grail" of energy research, his response was to shrug: "Oh, that can't be right."
Electric Bacteria Could Be Used for Bio-Battery
Science & Tech  (tags: batteries, power, bacteria, energy )

Freya
- 1427 days ago - news.yahoo.com
In an important step toward the creation of "bio-batteries," a new study reveals how bacteria produce electricity when proteins in their cell membranes come into contact with a mineral surface.
New Power Source Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, batteries, power, MIT )

Freya
- 1786 days ago - unisaustralia.com
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and RMIT University have made a breakthrough in energy storage and power generation.
Sahara Solar Power Plans Could Suck Up 20% of Region's Water - Tech Change Needed
Science & Tech  (tags: Sahara, Solar, Power, Plans, Could, Suck, Up, 20% of, Region's, Water, Tech, Change, Needed )

Agnes
- 1933 days ago - treehugger.com
Tapping into the Sahara Desert's vast solar power potential (not to mention wind power) seems like a great idea -- and the first solar power project of the massive Desertec project is scheduled to start construction soon. But should concentrating solar
Solar Power Prices Falling Quickly, Cheaper Than The Grid By 2015 in Places
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar, Power, Prices, Falling, Quickly, Cheaper, Than, The Grid, by 2015, in Places )

Agnes
- 1935 days ago - treehugger.com
Two timely examples of how solar power is becoming increasingly affordable: Forecasts show that by 2015 in India the solar power industry will be able to compete without subsidy against natural gas and oil; and, in Los Angeles, group
IBM Brings Solar Power to Data Centers
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, energy, IBM, brings, solar, power, to, data, centers )

Agnes
- 1936 days ago - news.cnet.com
IBM is bringing electric power--in the form of solar panels--to data centers with trouble getting power in the first place. The company tomorrow will detail a pilot project that couples solar power with water-cooled
How Solar Power Is Spreading in Africa and Asia (Video)
Science & Tech  (tags: How, Solar, Power, is, Spreading, in, Africa, Asia, (Video) )

Agnes
- 1948 days ago - treehugger.com
While friends of coal and oil continue to try and scupper the renewable energy revolution that's underway, the fact is that whole communities in poor, rural areas are getting their first taste of electricity--and they are doing so without ever having to us
Windstalk Concept Removes Blades From Wind Power!
Science & Tech  (tags: Windstalk, Concept, Removes, Blades, from, Wind, Power )

Agnes
- 1950 days ago - treehugger.com
Like Awesome-Looking Giant Blades of Grass Wind turbines are probably here to stay. Over time they'll become more efficient by moving offshore, where the wind blows stronger and more constantly, and by becoming bigger and more sophisticated (special blad
Top 5 Places to Harvest Energy From Action
Science & Tech  (tags: Harvest Energy, science, power, electrical engineering, technology )

Nancy
- 2139 days ago - news.discovery.com
The unscientific term is "mooching." Scientists and engineers want to capture movement from cars, speeding trains, liquid in pipes and even a human heartbeat to generate power.
Wind Farms Extend Growing Season in Certain Regions
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, climate change, clean energy, agriculture, wind, power, turbines, growing season, sustainable energy, research )

Mary
- 2328 days ago - sciencedaily.com
ScienceDaily (Oct. 5, 2010) -- Wind power is likely to play a large role in the future of sustainable, clean energy, but wide-scale adoption has remained elusive. Now, researchers have found wind farms' effects on local temperatures and proposed strategie
 

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