Recycling old batteries into solar cells | MIT News Office.
These two are pretty useful: A teenager uses coding to fight corruption: http://www.vice.com/read/greenhouse-app-hannah-ewens-nick-rubin-201?utm_source=vicefbus http://thisbigcity.net/infographic-cheating-your-way-to-successful-urban-farming/ Utilities working against distributed solar: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/08/florida-utilities-working-crush-nascent-solar-industry/
Maine Gov. Paul LePage Vetoes Popular, Bipartisan Solar Energy Bill | ThinkProgress.
http://www.futuristech.info/4/post/2014/01/video-solar-energy-efficiency-to-be-improved-by-harvesting-heat-energy.html Researchers at MIT have developed a solar thermophotovoltaic device that experimentally demonstrates a three-fold increase in energy conversion efficiency. Their device builds upon solar thermophotovoltaic technologies, adding a nanophotonic absorber-emitter that is tuned for optimal collection of sunlight and thermal emission above the photovoltaic band gap. Cabin fever: Are tiny houses the new American […]
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/scientists-unlock-mystery-of-woman-who-sees-herself-out-1538196076/ Scientists unlock mystery of out-of-body experiences (aka astral trips) http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/08/new-artificial-leaf-solves-solar-energy-storage-problem/ New Bionic Leaf Could Solve Solar Energy Storage Problem Quadcopter HD video of dolphin stampede and whales – shows how drones can be used for good things http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/hackingteam-uses-us-servers-to-enable-governments-to-target-dissidents-and-journ HackingTeam Used US Servers To Enable Other Governments’ Sketchy Spying
http://www.forumforthefuture.org/greenfutures/articles/energy-economics-if-thermodynamics-mattered This article describes how the cost of different energy sources changes if we factor in thermodynamics – solar becomes much cheaper.