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Meet the desk-sized turbine that can power a small town

December 21st, 2018 at 3:18 am » Comments Off

A desk-sized turbine can power 10,000 homes using carbon dioxide. 10,000 Homes Engineers from GE Global Research unveiled a turbine that could provide power for 10,000 homes. But what’s truly remarkable about this turbine is its potential to solve the world’s energy challenges. Typically, turbines weigh tons and use steam to run—this one is no […]



Battery idea: Hydroelectric pumped storage, but with bricks

December 11th, 2018 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

Company called Energy Vault has an agreement to build a pilot tower in India in 2019. A mock-up of what Energy Vault’s tower looks like. Energy Vault A company called Energy Vault has proposed a new utility-scale battery that is both old and new at the same time. The “battery” is mechanical, rather than chemical, […]



Gamification: The key to making cyber learning addictive

November 30th, 2018 at 5:32 am » Comments Off

How many times have you endured a dry-as-dust PowerPoint presentation or clicked through a tired e-learning course only to realize, despite hours of ‘teaching,’ you remember virtually nothing? It’s easy to blame yourself when this happens; you may feel guilty or even harbor doubts about your ability to retain knowledge. Don’t. There’s a good chance […]



There’s new evidence giving cash to the poor is more transformative than we thought

November 27th, 2018 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

When it comes to poverty alleviation in the developing world, cash transfer schemes have been at the center of a difficult debate. For years, donor agencies and governments were urged to integrate the poor into their economies by providing them with a basic amount of cash. Yet those programs have been dogged by controversies, with […]



Bioprinting: How 3d printing is changing medicine

November 24th, 2018 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off


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