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Currently, Alpha Centauri is the closest star to our Sun, at a distance of four light-years. But about 70,000 years ago, an interstellar interloper brushed past less than a light-year from us, making it the closest recorded pass of another star. A new study has found that the effects of this close encounter are still felt today, as the orbits of hundreds of comets and asteroids still bear the
A night of stunning Northern Lights dancing above Haukland Beach, the Lofoten Islands, Arctic Norway, on a moonless evening.The serene stream that flows from the surrounding mountains and pours into the Norwegian Sea curved into a beautiful shape, paralleling the curves of the Auroral display. Haukland is a very good location for shooting Aurora, since it has numerous interesting features (such a
with a mission to bring solar energy to vulnerable, off-grid communities, the organization seeks to support children by providing them with light to study, play, and socialize after dark.The post olafur eliasson launches little sun foundation, bringing thousands solar light in rural rwanda appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
As useful and ubiquitous as solar energy is becoming, it still has one major Kryptonite: gloomy weather. Now, a team of Chinese engineers has developed a hybrid solar cell that can produce electricity come rain or shine, using the triboelectric effect to harvest energy from the movement of raindrops on its surface...Continue Reading Hybrid solar cell captures energy from the sun and raindrops
kvaern's BMX-influenced electric bicycle is missing a seatpost, and features a solar-powered charging pack so riders can stay pedal-free. The post kvaern’s BMX styled electric bike runs on solar power appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Over the last few years, perovskite has proven itself to be a promising material for photovoltaic solar cells, but it's not without its problems. Now, a team from Brown University and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) has found a way to helps solve at least one of those issues, removing toxic lead from the device by substituting in titanium...Continue Reading Titanium helps perovskite
Electric power is a big part of the modern automaker's MO, and more and more are looking to flex these muscles when it comes to the home. The newly announced Nissan Energy Solar is the Japanese firm's take on a complete home energy management system, making use of old Leaf batteries and rooftop solar to ween homeowners off the grid...Continue Reading Nissan moves into home solar energy storag
Our visual perception of the Solar System has changed a lot since any of use here at New Atlas last sat in a high school science class. Hell, it has changed a lot in the last few years alone. Intrepid space probes keep hurtling through unexplored corridors of space, bringing the planets, their moons and other rocky inhabitants of the system into sharper focus than ever before. Let's take a wa
It looks as if the interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua isn't an alien space probe after all – not even a dormant one. An international team of researchers led by Queen's University Belfast (QUB) has confirmed that the 400-meter-long (1,300 ft) spindle is a rocky object containing water ice that is coated with organic-rich substances coming from a planetary system similar to ours and it has been fl
a super-green smart home, entirely powered by solar energy, ready to revolutionize the idea of housing at the university olympics of sustainable architecture.The post sapienza university unveils the smartest house designed for solar decathlon middle east appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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