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New type of solar concentrator desn't block the view

( A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually ...

Tue 19 Aug 14 from

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Toyota's New Cars Will Have A Nexus 7 Built Right Into The Dashboard

Having a 7-inch tablet slotted into your car's dashboard just makes so much sense. It would be an elegant solution to craptastic GPS systems and clunky entertainment options. Toyota thinks ...

21 minutes ago from Gizmodo

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Study investigates power generation from the meeting of river water and seawater

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT.

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Water leads to chemical that gunks up biofuels production

Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process ...

13 hours ago from

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DARPA seeks high-tech alternatives to armor

As a quick visit to any armored division will make obvious, tanks are big ... really big. A Challenger 2 main battle tank, for example, weighs 62.5 tonnes (68.9 tons) and costs about 4.2 million ...

Wed 20 Aug 14 from Gizmag

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MIT Researchers Turn Used Car Batteries into Solar Cells

Lead acid battery electrodes are chemically converted into perovskite solar cells with good efficiency

Tue 19 Aug 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Ivanpah Solar Power Tower Is Burning Birds

A federal lab tallies the dead and makes recommendations for future solar power towers

21 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Nano 'yarn' next step in biomedical implants

BIOFUEL CELLS: Imagine a pacemaker or bionic ear that doesn't require batteries but is powered by your very own cells.

Tue 19 Aug 14 from ABC Science

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New Lego Minecraft Sets Spotted

It goes without saying that the partnership of Lego and Minecraft is all too natural – after all, the two of these worlds do deal with blocks, building blocks, that is. While the ...

Wed 20 Aug 14 from Ubergizmo

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Exporting US coal to Asia could drop emissions 21 percent

Under the right scenario, exporting U.S. coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a 21 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions compared to burning the fossil fuel at plants in the ...

Tue 19 Aug 14 from

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