Category Archives: Technology & Solutions

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Solar3D Announces Patent Protection For Concept

  Solar3D, the developer of a 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity, has announced that the company has filed a patent application to protect…

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Quantum computing taps nucleus of single atom

A team of Australian engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has demonstrated a quantum bit based on the nucleus of a single atom in silicon, promising dramatic…

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Powerpot Turns Heat and Water Into Electricity

Power Practical, a student startup that sprang from research at the University of Utah, is selling a portable cook pot that transforms heat and water into a power source. Imagine…

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Geneticists Discover a Way to Extend Lifespans to 800 Years

There is now a way to extend the lifespan of organisms so that humans could conceivably live to be 800 years old. In an amazing development, scientists at the University…

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Nanocellulose: The Next World-Changing Supermaterial Is Grown, Not Made

Watch out graphene; something’s coming to eat your supermaterial lunch. Nanocellulose is poised to be the kevlar-strength, super-light, greenhouse gas-eating nanomaterial of the future. And the best part? It’s made by…

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Scientists reprogram body’s own cells to kill cancer, HIV

In a pair of papers published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, researchers from two separate Japanese universities have successfully used a new technique to reprogram the body’s own immune…

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An Internet for Robots

Researchers of five European universities have developed a cloud-computing platform for robots. The platform allows robots connected to the Internet to directly access the powerful computational, storage, and communications infrastructure…

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Man has 75% of skull replaced with 3-D printed implant

Some are fascinated with 3-D printing. One man can’t get it out of his head. An unidentified man had 75% of his skull replaced with a 3-D printed implant made…

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Space-Based Solar Farms Power Up

It would solve our energy needs overnight. But with huge technological and financial challenges, can space-based solar power ever take off? “Ex-Nasa scientist seeks visionary billionaire to help change the…

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World’s First Bitcoin ATM

  Need Bitcoins? This ATM takes dollars and funds your account New Hampshire entrepreneurs have created a dollar-converting anonymous Bitcoin ATM, which they hope to sell to bars, restaurants, and…

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FDA Approves World’s First Bionic Eye: The Second Sight Argus II

  The FDA just gave official approval to the world’s first bionic eye! Developed by Second Sight Medical Products, the Argus II is a bionic eye that bypasses damaged rods and cones in the retina….

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World’s first 3D printing pen smashes Kickstarter goal in a few hours

3D printers are getting smaller and cheaper all the time, but they’re still not exactly mainstream. The 3Doodler is an attempt to change that — it’s a small pen-style device…

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Estonia launches national car-charging network

165 charging points around the country will use direct current to charge cars in less than 30 minutes Estonia’s reputation as one of the most wired-up countries in Europe has been boosted…

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A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel

The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation…

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US takes India to WTO over solar cell imports

The US has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against India’s national solar policy saying it “discriminates” against US products. The US has alleged that India requires…