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Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the world’s largest solar power plant.  300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, all at 7ft high and 10ft wide, are focused at the top of a 450ft tall tower.  The tower then turns water into steam to power turbines which produce energy. This enormous solar plant, which...
For new power plants built from scratch, solar is rapidly becoming the cheapest energy source in many parts of the world, according to data collected by the global research organization Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The BNEF report looks at the costs of new energy capacity in 58 emerging-market economies in...
Artificial intelligence and robotics are coming into our lives more than ever before and have the potential to transform healthcare, transport, manufacturing, even our domestic chores. Mary “Missy” Cummings, Director of the Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL) at Duke University, and co-chair of the Global Future Council on Artificial Intelligence...
 Here is a scientific video explaining why do we remember some things and others Not, and why our memory fades away. Check it out and tell us what do you think. Hope you don't forget about it :)
The chameleon's uncanny ability to change color has long mystified people, but now the lizard's secret is out: Chameleons can rapidly change color by adjusting a layer of special cells nestled within their skin, a new study finds. Unlike other animals that change color, such as the squid and octopus, chameleons do...
A team of researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing has announced that it has broken a record set just last month by a team at the University of Zurich in Switzerland—they have created the largest-ever virtual universe. An announcement regarding the record breaking feat, was made via Science and Technology Daily,...
As society becomes increasingly automated by robots and artificial intelligence systems, one of the ways forward for humanity will be to physically merge with machines, Elon Musk said this week. In comments made at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX said...
Finnish researchers have created a batch of single-cell protein that is nutritious enough to serve for dinner using a system powered by renewable energy. The entire process requires only electricity, water, carbon dioxide, and microbes.The synthetic food was created as part of the Food From Electricity project, which is a collaboration between...
A New Device Uses Sunlight to Create Drinking Water From Air
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 663 million people — one in ten — lack access to safe water. Fully one-third of the world’s population lacks plumbing enough to have access to a toilet—that’s more than 2.4 billion people. A 2016 report found that water shortages affect two-thirds of...
Dreams are one of the most popular research topics among scientists. The study of dreams is called oneirology and every year many academic papers are published in the field regarding many topics, including the content and purpose of our dreams. Yet, we still have a long way to go in...

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