Sunlight

This Thiel Fellow thinks he can help scooters, drones and delivery robots charge themselves with sunlight
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From the time he was a high school student, Rohit Kalyanpur thought it was peculiar that although it’s possible to create energy from a solar panel, the panels have long been used almost exclusively on rooftops and as part of industrial-scale solar grids. “I hadn’t seen [anything solar-powered] in the things people use every day […]

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Cutting-edge NASA thrusters fight back against sunlight – CNET
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The just-launched LISA Pathfinder spacecraft has a new type of thruster on board to protect an experiment that requires “the purest free-fall ever produced in space.”

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Reflecting sunlight into space has terrifying consequences, say scientists
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The recent landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), signed off by 194 governments, placed strong emphasis on a potential technology called bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) as a way to pull CO2 from …

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These Sun-Tracking Devices Pipe Real Sunlight Into Shadowy Buildings
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It’s a necessary evil of designing in cities: Only the tallest or most perfectly situated buildings get much sunlight. A company called Sun Central thinks it has a solution—in the form of an autonomous sun-tracking mechanism that sucks up sunlight and pipes it into dark buildings. Read more…

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EFF and Sunlight Foundation come together to build Contact-Congress
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If you’ve never contacted your congress person then you might not realize how difficult our politicians have made it to get a hold of them. There are 535 members of the House and Senate all whom have some arcane contact form on their websites that…

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