IBM Scientists have announced on Earth Day, a collaboration to develop an affordable photovoltaic system capable of concentrating solar radiation 2,000 times and converting 80 percent of the incoming radiation into useful energy. Image © IBM
On October 27th 2011, Facebook announced the establishment of their first datacenter outside the US – in the City of Lulea, close to the Arctic Circle. One year after Northern Sweden experiencing a Facebook Effect, as the datacenter is taking shape and is getting closer to being operational. Image credit: Gunnar Svedenbäck
A very simple explanation to understand how Oil prices affect the Economy. Why are oil prices rising and costs going through the roof? Seems like every time the economy starts to get stronger, oil prices go way up, and then the economy crashes again.
The USS Enterprise in 1964 (pre Zefram Cochrane era), during Operation Sea Orbit when it sailed around the world in 65 days without refuelling – demonstrating the capability of nuclear-powered ships. Credit: US Navy.
Some say that the reason you can’t travel faster than light is that your mass will increase as your speed approaches light speed – so, regardless of how much energy your star drive can generate, you reach a point where no amount of energy can further accelerate your spacecraft because its mass is approaching infinite.
A solar energy project on a massive scale is about to get underway in the Arizona desert. The 800-plus meter (2625 ft) tall tower will instantly become one of the world’s tallest buildings. EnviroMission is preparing to build its first full-scale solar tower.