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Amazon shipping robots help prepare customer orders - Dec. 1, 2014. The online mega-retailer on Monday unveiled its next-generation fulfillment centers, complete with gigantic robotic arms and machines to help prepare customer orders.

Amazon shipping robots help prepare customer orders - Dec. 1, 2014

Back-end improvements may never be seen by customers, but will reduce the time between when an order is placed and when it arrives on a doorstep, Amazon said. It may also help prevent the kind of fiasco Amazon suffered last year when many orders weren't delivered in time for Christmas. The 10 higher-tech fulfillment centers will "increase speed of delivery while enabling greater local selection at lower costs for our customers," Amazon senior vice president Dave Clark said in a statement. Powermat Pioneers Wireless Cell Phone Charger. Elon Musk is terrified of this supercomputer - Video - Technology. Elon Musk is terrified of this supercomputer - Video - Technology. Water Storage Tank Thermal Energy Storage. There are numerous examples of water storage tank being built into home interiors to form a solar thermal energy storage unit.

Water Storage Tank Thermal Energy Storage

Primary role of such unit is to act a as a buffer to the daily-nightly swings in temperature. By storing excess solar energy using water filled tanks, it is possible to control indoor air temperature and minimize huge temperature swings in hallways, living rooms or even greenhouses. Solar storage tanks placed near the south side window can provide not only a cool, sculptural centerpiece for your home but can also drastically cut down on your heating bills and save both electrical energy and money. Plug It On The Window - AC Solar Panels with 110/220V Plug. Have you ever wondered how to turn your windows into solar electricity source with AC power plug?

Plug It On The Window - AC Solar Panels with 110/220V Plug

Solar panel portable 220V / 110V is the perfect answer how to do this. Just to mention, this invention has nothing to do with Microsoft company, design is completely done by Korean tandem Boa Oh&Kyuho Song! Simple in design, yet very effective, this unique product offers a cool way to collect sun energy and use it instantly, or use it later (there is a battery inside) as a regular mains socket, supplying any small electrical device with needed power (US 110V / Europe 220-230V).

The plug attaches easily to any window. No, the robots are not about to rise up and destroy us all. Hollywood loves to give us stories of super-intelligent robots running wild with their orders.

No, the robots are not about to rise up and destroy us all

And we love to watch these stories. If artificial intelligence (AI) worked like it does in the popular imagination, a robot who was asked to dry up some spilled water would not stop until all the world’s oceans were dried up. The spherical genius of the Hüttlin Kugelmotor. The car is not going to disappear anytime soon and neither is the combustion engine, despite the inevitable rise in fuel prices.

The spherical genius of the Hüttlin Kugelmotor

We have said it before, electrical motors are an energy-efficient method for driving vehicles but battery technology is simply not going to advance quickly enough for all-electric vehicles to be a practical reality for most uses anytime soon. The near and mid-term future is undoubtedly a combination of compact combustion engine generators charging dense battery packs that drive electric motors - the "range extender" option.

We reported on one possible candidate, the disc motor, a couple of months ago. Transparent Armor from NRL; Spinel Could Also Ruggedize Your Smart Phone. Imagine a glass window that's tough like armor, a camera lens that doesn't get scratched in a sand storm, or a smart phone that doesn't break when dropped.

Transparent Armor from NRL; Spinel Could Also Ruggedize Your Smart Phone

Except it's not glass, it's a special ceramic called spinel {spin-ELL} that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been researching over the last 10 years. Dr. Jas Sanghera and colleagues at the U.S. Home Solar Panels, Commercial & Utility-Scale Solar Solutions. SunPower Seeks to Drive Down Commercial Solar Costs With New Integrated Platform. In 2010, SunPower launched Oasis, a preconfigured solar power block for utility-scale projects.

SunPower Seeks to Drive Down Commercial Solar Costs With New Integrated Platform

The modular systems are made up of standardized components designed to streamline project development and, ultimately, cut costs. Five years later, after three product updates and several gigawatts' worth of solar array deployments, SunPower is bringing the modular concept to the commercial market. On Monday, SunPower launched Helix, a fully integrated commercial solar solution that combines solar power production and energy management. The platform covers all major application types for solar across roof, carport and ground installations. 10 Future Energy Sources. Eco Friendly Living Tips from Green House.

Wind turbines sit atop new houses that utilize 20% renewable energy on Nov. 25, 2009, in Croydon, England.

Eco Friendly Living Tips from Green House

The United Kingdom ranked first among 12 large economies for energy efficiency, according to a scorecard released Thursday by the private American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The United States ranked ninth, right behind China. By Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images Americans have long been known as the world's energy guzzlers for their supersized lifestyles. Their energy use per capita, however, has fallen in recent years as homes, appliances and cars become more efficient.

The United States placed ninth out of 12 large economies, outranked by the top-scoring United Kingdom and also by Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Australia, the European Union and China, according to the report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy, a Washington-based research group. FOLLOW: Green House on Twitter. Green Energy Products and Solutions. Smart cities are crucial to kick starting the UK economy.

By Daniel Hunter Cities are complicated, interdependent ecosystems that are being targeted by national governments as the crucible for reanimation of the economy.

Smart cities are crucial to kick starting the UK economy

With such a focus on what areas the government should prioritise to kick start the UK economy Joe Dignan, Chief Public Sector Technology Analyst at Ovum points to developers as the key catalyst in taking smart cities to the next level and driving the market. “The smart city market is at a tipping point,” says Joe Dignan. “Having been led by IT industry stalwarts such as IBM and Cisco for the last five years, it needs a fresh injection of ideas to take it to the next level. We believe the developer community will add the required impetus. “Developers are key actors in the smart city debate for three main reasons. American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Effortless Energy. What is Ayla’s IoT Cloud Fabric? - Ayla Networks IoT Cloud Platform.

Ayla Partners - Ayla Networks IoT Cloud Platform. Ayla Networks - Cloud Connectivity Solutions for Internet of Things.