A new way to provide cooling without power

A new way to provide cooling without power

“Device developed at MIT could provide refrigeration for off-grid locations. MIT researchers have devised a new way of providing cooling on a hot sunny day, using inexpensive materials and requiring no fossil fuel-generated power. The passive system, which could be …

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Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power

Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power

“Researchers uncover the factors that have caused photovoltaic module costs to drop by 99 percent. The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted …

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Study opens route to ultra-low-power microchips

Study opens route to ultra-low-power microchips

“Innovative approach to controlling magnetism could lead to next-generation memory and logic devices. A new approach to controlling magnetism in a microchip could open the doors to memory, computing, and sensing devices that consume drastically less power than existing versions …

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Harnessing the power of sustainable energy

Harnessing the power of sustainable energy

“With a love for the environment that took root on his family’s farm, senior Jesse Hinricher aims to put less expensive components into more efficient batteries. Energy production can be expensive, or inefficient, or toxic to the environment — or …

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A step toward personalized, automated smart homes

A step toward personalized, automated smart homes

“System that automatically identifies people moving around indoors could enable self-adjusting homes. Developing automated systems that track occupants and self-adapt to their preferences is a major next step for the future of smart homes. When you walk into a room …

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