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This Orb-Shaped Solar Power Device Works On The Cloudiest Days


Science & Tech  (tags: environment, science, NewTechnology )

Marty
- 190 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
Nearly six years ago, futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted that, within 20 years, solar power technology would advance to the point where it would be able to supply all of the world's energy needs. His optimistic forecast wasn't too far-fetched considering



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Justin Vale (17)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 9:07 am
thanks
 

Maria A. (12)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 9:10 am
Interesting project!
 

Kamia T. (66)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:24 pm
Yes, please, because the main thing holding solar back right now is its very low efficiency, making the cost of materials to generate an equivalent amount of Kwh too high for most people. I'd love to see every science club in the U.S. focusing on improving efficiency of renewable energy and someone making a MAJOR breakthrough. Then we could let the oil & coal companies all crash.
 

Alan Lambert (84)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:28 am
Kurzweil's a World Class Genius, on the order of an Edison or Tesla.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday January 13, 2014, 7:07 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Monday January 13, 2014, 7:24 am
Sounds promising! Thanks, Marty.
 

Thomas M. (4)
Monday January 13, 2014, 8:40 am
Great, how long before we see this for real? 14 years from now? Great work with promise.
 

Aileen P. (30)
Monday January 13, 2014, 2:15 pm
Thank you for sharing.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Monday January 13, 2014, 2:57 pm
noted, thanks
 
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