Energy & Green Tech

Improving solar cell efficiency with a bucket of water

Looking at your cell phone, you realize the battery is low, which means you have to make another long walk into town to pay money to charge the device. By the time you get home, it's getting dark. You light the kerosene lamp ...

Other

Researchers study motivations of open-source programmers

Open source software development is a model that provides free public access to software packages and source code. Since programmers can freely contribute improvements, bug fixes and modifications, open source development ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

The Grid: Artificial intelligence as your personal graphic designer

A preorder campaign has been launched for a web design platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to bring people closer to the quality websites they wish they had without a lot of bother and time. The offer: Any user, ...

Robotics

At IDF: Wake up, spiderbot, the wristband said

There they stood, silent, motionless, a quartet of machine spiders, waiting for their cues, like a dancer troupe waiting for curtains to rise on opening night. At Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China, earlier this week, ...

Hardware

Intel watchers await more details about Skylake chip

Intel watchers have been keeping their eyes and ears open for any definitive news about its new platform Skylake. Flocking to San Francisco for the chip giant's annual IDF developer event on Tuesday, there were expectations ...

Engineering

Snapdragon Flight platform: Qualcomm smartens drones

CES will be the venue for numerous headlines for a while as business after business announces a new concept in smart cars, smart kitchens and smarter robots and as booths keen on attracting business partners tell their stories ...

Energy & Green Tech

UK reaches jolly good milestone in days without coal

The UK has gone more than five days without burning coal, the longest streak without burning the fuel since the Industrial Revolution, said Bloomberg. It breaks the previous record from earlier this year, a total of 90 hours.

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