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  • Rain could make your solar panels dirtier, not cleaner

    On a second-floor rooftop at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Abraham Ishihara opens an electrical cabinet bursting with hundreds of wires. Each wire feeds data from an adjacent array of solar panels, helping him collect detailed information about their performance and, perhaps, figure out how solar panels age.

    Written by Martyn Williams15 Aug. 15 09:03
  • Go on, bend, punch and step on this transistor

    Japanese researchers have developed stretchable, tough electronics that could be incorporated into clothing, transforming wearable technology.

    Written by Tim Hornyak13 Aug. 15 22:27
  • Rogue drones found flying close to aircraft on the upswing

    Sightings of drones flying around helicopters and airplanes have surged this year, and are likely to further fuel concerns about the possible impact on public safety and privacy of the unmanned aircraft.

    Written by John Ribeiro13 Aug. 15 16:10
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  • 5 ways to use virtual reality in the enterprise

    With Facebook executives focusing so much of their annual F8 developers conference on virtual reality, people are wondering how the technology will affect gaming and social networking.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin28 March 15 06:04
  • HP turns to 3D printing to revive flagging fortunes

    On top of its decision to split into two companies, Hewlett-Packard's move into 3D printing appears to be an attempt to spur revenues and rekindle a culture of innovation within the company.

    Written by Lucas Mearian10 Dec. 14 08:47
  • Airbnb, Uber and problems with the digital-sharing economy

    If I have an apartment in San Francisco, and I'm going to be away for a week, and you want to stay in my apartment, I should be able to charge you for the privilege. You get a furnished room for less than the cost of a hotel, and I get to put my apartment to work making money back when it would otherwise be empty.

    Written by Matt Weinberger06 Nov. 14 04:21