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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
  • Here's why Amazon drones may never land at your door

    Amazon's ambitious plan to use flying drones to deliver packages is far-fetched, but not just because of technology limitations or air traffic regulations. Amazon's fulfillment center network, as it stands now, is too limited to serve even a tiny fraction of the U.S. in the method described by CEO Jeff Bezos.

    Written by Nick Barber04 Dec. 13 13:44