Monthly Archives: July 2014

CONCEPT: Envitro MILK | Daily Mail

Would YOU drink a pint of man-made cows’ milk? Scientists are developing artificial beverage that could spell the end of dairies Start-up company Muufri is planning to produce cow-free milk soon The team will create the proof-of-concept at University College … Continue reading

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Peter Diamandis…”Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK” | Wall Street Journal

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Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials | Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible. This … Continue reading

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Multilayer, microscale solar cells enable ultrahigh efficiency power generation | PhysOrg

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign use a printing process to assemble tiny cells into multilayer stacks for extraordinary levels of photovoltaic conversion efficiency. As an energy source, the Sun has always been a dependable provider. Although it … Continue reading

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Exotic, Highly Efficient Solar Cells May Soon Get Cheaper | MIT Technology Review

The world’s most efficient solar cells are twice as efficient as the ones people put on their roofs, but hardly anyone uses them because the semiconductor materials they’re made of are so expensive. That could be about to change. Ali … Continue reading

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Optimism about Solar 2.0 and the Success of Solar Power International 2013 | Renewable Energy World

The solar industry has made a strong transition into its next phase — aptly dubbed Solar 2.0 — as it makes its comeback faster than technology companies were able to recover from the dot-com bubble in the late ‘90s. Since … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing for robots | KurzweilAI

Crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks, University of Washington computer scientists have shown. Learning by imitating a human is a proven approach to teach a robot to perform tasks, but it … Continue reading

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