In the United States, buildings are responsible for 39% of carbon dioxide emissions, 65% of waste and 70% of electricity consumption. This data is applicable to many countries around the world and seriously affects the environment as well as some of the population’s access to natural
On 20th March there was a solar eclipse, visible to a greater or lesser extent in all European countries (and in the north of Africa as well as in the north and west of Asia and the Middle East). Before this event, those responsible for the European power network spent months preparin
Jibo is the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign. Now finished, it collected 2.5 million dollars on Indiegogo, a sum which exceeded all the creators’ expectations. The design team includes Cynthia Breazeal, a pioneer in robotics and professor at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of
The system could provide up to 20% of global electricity consumption, producing clean, renewable energy with no carbon dioxide emissions. Each buoy will generate between 0.5 and 1 MW/hour, a production level which makes this technology a competitive power generation system.
In many companies nowadays, mobile telephones and Internet connections have replaced almost all the functions of the old fixed networks. Moreover, some organisations have even dispensed with them completely, considering them obsolete, meaning that the smooth running of their communica
About a year ago a group of researchers at the Barcelona Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) showed indirectly that graphene is capable of transforming a single photon into multiple electrons. In other words, the material could be highly effective at transforming light into electric
For the first time in history a solar-powered plane will attempt to fly around the world without using a single drop of fossil fuel. Solar Impulse 2 will take off from Abu Dhabi on 1st March 2015. The aircraft is the result of 12 years of research and development.
Our civilisation would not exist without the light from the Sun. Moreover, without light-based technologies we would live in a very different world to the one we know: the Internet would not exist nor, as a consequence, would the possibility of sending documents, images, videos and e-