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These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon

February 28th, 2019 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes actually installing solar cells are stuck with years-old tech that’s not half as good as what they’re seeing. This new design from Insolight could be the one that changes […]



Airlander 10: prototype of world’s longest aircraft retired

January 29th, 2019 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

The Airlander 10 in flight at Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire in 2016. UK firm behind plane-airship hybrid says it will ‘rethink the skies’ to build new model. A prototype of the world’s longest aircraft, the Airlander 10, will not be rebuilt but engineers are set to “rethink the skies” with a production-ready model. Hybrid Air […]



A Chinese company said it created a photo with such a high resolution that you can zoom from thousands of meters away to see people’s facial expressions

December 24th, 2018 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

You might call this the pinnacle of high-resolution images. The image, the brainchild of a company called Jingkun Technology, or BigPixel, was taken from atop the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, China. The company said the photo’s resolution is a mind-blowing 195 gigapixels. The resolution of digital cameras and smartphones is often measured in megapixels, […]



MIT team develops 3D printer that’s 10x faster than comparable 3D printers

December 15th, 2018 at 7:05 pm » Comments Off

Professors Jamison Go and John Hart of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Mechanosynthesis Group have developed new hardware that enables what they call FastFFF (fast fused filament fabrication). And it’s fast, see for yourself. Desktop 3D printers are fantastic at creating high-quality and complex parts on demand, but their greatest weakness has always been […]



‘Human brain’ supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time

November 9th, 2018 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer designed and built to work in the same way a human brain does has been fitted with its landmark one-millionth processor core and is being switched on for the first time. The newly formed million-processor-core Spiking Neural Network Architecture (SpiNNaker) machine is capable of completing more than 200 million million […]



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