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A cataclysmic collision between the remnants of a pair of dead stars may have seeded our solar system with precious heavy metals including gold and uranium, according to a newly published study. If such a heavyweight clash were to be observed in the present day, it would be the brightest point in the night sky... Continue Reading Nearby collision of two neutron stars sprinkled our solar sy
We first covered California-based Alta Devices' solar cells being used on UAVs in 2013, when they enabled a prototype solar-powered version of AeroVironment's Puma AE small UAV to stay aloft for over nine hours. Looking to give high altitude long endurance (HALE) UAVs the ability to stay in the air for much, much longer – even years at a time – the company has just released its Anylight So
Snowy places aren't ideal for harvesting solar energy – panels can't do much if they're buried under blankets of snow, of course. Now a team from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed a new device that can produce electricity from snow itself... Continue Reading Snow-powered nanogenerator works where solar panels don't Category: Energy Tags: Electricity
No matter how many different teardrop trailers we cover, it seems there is always another startup with its own variation, a unique combination of features and distinctive teardrop styling. British Columbia's Evolve is the latest to mosey across our radar, offering teardrops with a bit of extra curvature, double doors with full-size windows, and off-grid power complete with roof-mounted sol
Scientists have discovered what they believe to be the super-dense, metallic remains of a decimated planet surviving closer to the core of a dying star than had previously been thought possible. The discovery offers a tantalizing glimpse into what may become of our home solar system in the distant future, when our Sun transforms into a white dwarf in five to six billion years... Continue R
Austin Maynard Architects produces some of the most interesting house extensions around, like the Cut Paw Paw House, and Dorman House, for example. Grant House is similarly ambitious and sees the firm upgrade an aging family home by adding more living space, improving its sustainability and creating a couple of hidden rooms. .. Continue Reading Family home upgraded with solar power, extra
the houseboat features a long, slender, rounded shape, reminiscent of nautical designs. The post +31architects’ floating houseboat uses solar power to sail across lakes and rivers appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the vision is to democratize access to renewable energy by creating cooperative micro-grids in local communities. The post SPACE10’s miniature wooden village combines the potential of solar panels and blockchain appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
vik boats has developed a new eco-friendly boat that allows users to take a weekend trip on a single battery charge. The post vik unveils electric boat that can be recharged from solar panels or wind power appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the project, currently under construction adjacent to the high line, is characterized by its gem-like façade. The post studio gang completes ‘solar carving’ glass curtain wall for new york office building appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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