Technology and Energy

Sun’s out, guns out: Plucky Philae probot WAKES UP … hits ‘snooze’
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Historic comet lander finally phones home The Philae lander has woken from hibernation for the first time since its 60-hour, energy-draining mission on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko last November, scientists at the European Space Agency confirmed today.…

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Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy
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 Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily — only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most people aren’t fastidious enough to boil only the quantity of liquid they actually need to fill their cup or teapot. Read More

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The Army's testing clip-on ray gun attachments for its rifles
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The energy-blasting G.I. Joe future that we’ve all been waiting for is steadily getting closer. Not only is the US Army outfitting trucks with increasingly powerful laser systems, it is also looking to provide similar capabilities to its dismounted t…

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Prefab tiny home generates more power than it uses
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The Archiblox Carbon Positive House is a modular prefabricated home designed to give back to the environment — by producing more energy than it uses.

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This is ​How The Trinity Supercomputer Will Keep Its Cool
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We love it when things are organized neatly. This tidy pile of warm-water cooling components is at the Strategic Computing Center of Los Alamos National Laboratory, where installation of an energy-saving cooling infrastructure to support the Trinity Platform is well underway. Read more…

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Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a Dangerous Arctic Warming Feedback Loop
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New research from NASA shows that the Arctic Ocean has been steadily getting more energy from the sun over the past fifteen years. The post Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a Dangerous Arctic Warming Feedback Loop appeared first on WIRED.

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How Much Energy From a Bow Goes Into Kinetic Energy of the Arrow?
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When you pull back on a bow, you do work. How much of this work goes into kinetic energy of the arrow? Here is an experimental method to find out. The post How Much Energy From a Bow Goes Into Kinetic Energy of the Arrow? appeared first on WIRED.

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Zig-a-zig-ah! Solar battery lands to curb costs of renewable energy, claim boffins
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Hybrid device licked by Ohio State University researchers Scientists have cooked up a patent-pending hybrid device that combines a solar cell with a rechargeable battery for the first time.…

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This Cheap, New Solar Cell Doubles As a Battery
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Solar power has an efficiency problem. When the electrons move from the solar panel to the battery that stores them, about 20 percent of the energy is lost. But now, thanks to new type of solar cell, nearly 100 percent of the energy is stored. That’s because the solar cell itself is the battery. Read […]

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