Solar City’s acquisition of a solar-panel startup could help it lower installation costs and produce inexpensive solar power, but it’ll need more production capacity.
Its 100-kilowatt modules have been sold to Google, eBay, and Walmart.
An arctic nation looks to large-scale computing for an economic boost.
Electrodialysis has the potential to desalinate seawater quickly and cheaply but does not remove other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria. Now chemical engineers have worked out how to do that too.
A bold experiment by the One Laptop Per Child organization has shown “encouraging” results.
Even though Google’s head-worn computer is going nowhere, the technology is sure to march on.
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
Investor Peter Thiel has inspiring advice for wanna-be entrepreneurs, but he is unrealistic about where technology really comes from.