An artificial photosynthesis can produce clean fuel for the Cars of tomorrow

Photosynthesis is an essential natural process that keeps not just plants, but just about everything else on Earth alive including us. When plants convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, they feed themselves and emit oxygen for us to breathe. But what if we took a page out of nature’s book, and figured out how to use… Lire la suite An artificial photosynthesis can produce clean fuel for the Cars of tomorrow

Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City

In 1979, in the throes of the U.S. energy crisis, then President Jimmy Carter addressed the nation as he installed 32 solar panels designed to use the Sun’s energy to heat water. He told the country, “A generation from now, this solar heater can either be a curiosity, a museum piece, an example of a… Lire la suite Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City

New test allows for easier and earlier detection of Alzheimer’s

A new blood test has been found to be able to detect buildups of beta-amyloid in the brain, the cause of the plaques that characterize the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Although the role that these clumps of beta-amyloid play in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients is unknown, monitoring their presence has been a reliable way… Lire la suite New test allows for easier and earlier detection of Alzheimer’s

An app that’s bringing solar power to Yemen

When civil war began in Yemen in 2015, so did the growth of solar power. The crisis took out the already unreliable electric grid and made fuel for generators both scarce and expensive. Solar panels, though also expensive, became a better deal. As people started to turn to solar power, one Yemeni man decided to… Lire la suite An app that’s bringing solar power to Yemen

The UK’s oldest postal service is now using all -electric vans

While some are working towards perfecting modern communications through quantum technologies, there are still companies doing it the old-fashion way. In the United Kingdom, however, the Royal Mail is blending the old with the new with a technological makeover. The tried and true postal service has decided that its time to turn one of the longest-running services… Lire la suite The UK’s oldest postal service is now using all -electric vans

Syria opens its first solar powered hospital

Solar energy is helping to save lives in Syria by providing a more reliable power supply A hospital in Syria can run for up to 24 hours on renewable power, thanks to the installation of 480 solar panels. Six years of civil war has destroyed many of the country’s hospital buildings and decimated the electricity… Lire la suite Syria opens its first solar powered hospital

Volkswagen’s new electric minibus will hit the road in 2022

On August 19, Volkswagen announced at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California that its electric microbus, the I.D. BUZZ concept car, will go into production. The new microbus will debut in dealerships throughout China, Europe, and North America in 2022, after the compact four-door version arrives. “After the presentations at the global motor shows… Lire la suite Volkswagen’s new electric minibus will hit the road in 2022

This salad-making machine will make you the perfect salad in 60 seconds

The Sally robot wants to find a place in corporate offices next to the junk-food filled vending machine. If you want a salad from the market at the Calafia Cafe in Palo Alto, a restaurant, and market run by the ex-Google chef Charlie Ayers, you can pick a pre-packaged salad from a case or visit… Lire la suite This salad-making machine will make you the perfect salad in 60 seconds

MIT is developing color-changing tattoos that can monitor your diabetes in real time

Your future tattoo design might be good for more than just personal style , they might be able to monitor our body’s health in real time. Earlier last month, researchers at MIT announced the development of the Dermal Abyss: a biosensing tattoo that changes color according to the levels of your interstitial fluid. Instead of using… Lire la suite MIT is developing color-changing tattoos that can monitor your diabetes in real time

Has this Sillicon Valley startup finally nailed the indoor farming model

Indoor farming is a trendy startup space, but many of those ventures have recently failed. Plenty thinks its technology, model, and timing mean it’s the place that will finally turn greens into green. The company isn’t the first to build an indoor urban farm in a warehouse. Aerofarms, for example, grows greens in a 70,000-square… Lire la suite Has this Sillicon Valley startup finally nailed the indoor farming model