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The kitchen table that uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

May 23rd, 2015 at 9:58 pm » Comments Off

The table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years, consisting simply of a surface and legs.  

Record for black silicon solar cell efficiency now 22.1%

May 23rd, 2015 at 9:56 pm » Comments Off

As certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, researchers have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells.  

Ricoh’s new super-efficient power-producing rubber

May 21st, 2015 at 5:25 pm » Comments Off

No it is not a Fruit Roll-Up, it is actually a new flexible material from Ricoh that creates electricity from pressure and vibration.  

Credit card sized phone that only does phone calls

May 21st, 2015 at 5:19 pm » Comments Off

The Light Phone take away almost every function of a smart phone, except one, making phone calls.  

GE’s 3D printed jet engine at 33,000 RPM

May 21st, 2015 at 5:02 pm » Comments Off

Ge has 3D printed a complete and functioning jet engine.  The engine is small, about the size of a football, and a simplified version of what you might see on a commercial jet.  

Software that can predict when you’ll leave your job

May 20th, 2015 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

Usually attracting little notice, updating your resume is something that could now alert recruiters to keep their eye on you and possibly lead to new jobs you haven’t even applied for.  

Awesome new virtual reality theme park

May 20th, 2015 at 1:25 pm » Comments Off

Oculus Rift virtual-reality headsets may be ready to ship to the general public in early 2016, and could be the beginning of VR technology taking off.  Adding to that, a Utah man is building a series of seven 60×60-foot rooms in which players will wear VR headsets and wander around immersive worlds, wielding powers that would even impress […]

What technologies will be required for the robots of the future?

May 19th, 2015 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

It might sound like science fiction, but someday, thanks to creative scientists and engineers, our world may contain autonomous or semi-autonomous robots working with people, helping us do tasks that are better suited for machines.  

$2.25M prize offered by NASA for 3D printed deep space habitats

May 19th, 2015 at 4:55 pm » Comments Off

NASA is starting a competition to intended to encourage creative thinkers to design and build a 3D printed habitat for deep space exploration, with a $2.25 million prize.  

New large-scale graphene fabrication

May 19th, 2015 at 4:50 pm » Comments Off

One of the barriers to using graphene on a commercial scale – fabrication size limits - could be overcome using a new method developed by researchers at theDepartment of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory(ORNL).  

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