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Scientists create first solar cell with over 100 percent quantum efficiency. How You Can Make Good Use Of Your Old Machines. Almost everyone reading the articles on this site will have spare computers languishing about.

How You Can Make Good Use Of Your Old Machines

The rapid growth and improvements in hardware means that we cycle through a whole machine in only a few years. Space Shuttle Discovery - 360VR Images. Seismic Monitor. Fibonacci's Fractals.

DaylightMap. World's largest solar plant powers up - Green Living - Environment. Big almost beyond belief, it is powerful, clean and looks unlike any power station you could ever imagine.

World's largest solar plant powers up - Green Living - Environment

Best Chrome Extensions. On this page, you will find the best Chrome extensions for all your browsing needs.

Best Chrome Extensions

Using the right Chrome extensions can completely transform your online experience, and make your time on the Internet much more productive and interesting. 'Wikipedia of Maps' Challenges Google. OpenStreetMap is exactly what its name implies—a wiki of maps and location data to which anyone can contribute, just like Wikipedia.

'Wikipedia of Maps' Challenges Google

The Data-Crunching Powerhouse Behind 'Avatar' A look at some of the high-density server and networking gear inside the Weta Digital data center used to render the animation for the new James Cameron movie "Avatar.

The Data-Crunching Powerhouse Behind 'Avatar'

" (Photo: Foundry Networks Inc.) It takes a lot of data center horsepower to create the stunning visual effects behind blockbuster movies such as King Kong, X-Men, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and most recently, James Cameron’s $230 million Avatar. Projects - mini-itx cluster. The "Mini-Cluster"By Glen Gardner, USA - Posted on 25 February, 2004 Introduction Early supercomputers used parallel processing and distributed computing and to link processors together in a single machine.

projects - mini-itx cluster

Using freely available tools, it is possible to do the same today using inexpensive PCs - a cluster. Glen Gardner liked the idea, so he built himself a massively parallel Mini-ITX cluster using 12 x 800Mhz nodes.

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Debris Field The Size Of California From Japanese Tsunami Begins To Litter West Coast. National Geographic Magazine - Radiation Dosage Chart. Astrodigital: Home of Explore Mars, Space Exploration, Astronomical Adventures, Digital Excursions, and the Chicago area chapters of the National Space Society and Mars Society. Finally! A Low Cost Solar Panel that Can See in the Dark. Clean Power Published on January 26th, 2011 | by Tina Casey.

Finally! A Low Cost Solar Panel that Can See in the Dark

'Sunbelievable' Solar Paint Could Power Home Appliances, Scientists Say. Green homeowners may soon be able to say goodbye to unwieldy solar panels thanks to a new paint that generates electricity by harnessing energy from "power-producing nanoparticles, researchers have announced.

'Sunbelievable' Solar Paint Could Power Home Appliances, Scientists Say

The paint, dubbed "Sunbelievable" by developers at the University of Notre Dame, looks no different from any other paint used to coat home exteriors and other surfaces. But when hit by light, the semiconducting particles within Sunbelievable produce small amounts of electricity that researchers hope they can magnify in great enough amounts to power home appliances, Science Daily reported. "We want to do something transformative, to move beyond current silicon-based solar technology," research leader and Notre Dame professor Prashant Kamat said. Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News.

Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe. Technology Review: The Authority on the Future of Technology. Seven Amazing New Animals Discovered in 2011. 2011 was an exciting year for animal discovery.

Seven Amazing New Animals Discovered in 2011

Scientists make solar cycle, stratosphere and ocean connections. BOULDER-Subtle connections between the 11-year solar cycle, the stratosphere, and the tropical Pacific Ocean work in sync to generate periodic weather patterns that affect much of the globe, according to research appearing this week in the journal Science.

Scientists make solar cycle, stratosphere and ocean connections

The study can help scientists get an edge on eventually predicting the intensity of certain climate phenomena, such as the Indian monsoon and tropical Pacific rainfall, years in advance. An international team of scientists led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) used more than a century of weather observations and three powerful computer models to tackle one of the more difficult questions in meteorology: if the total energy that reaches Earth from the Sun varies by only 0.1 percent across the approximately 11-year solar cycle, how can such a small variation drive major changes in weather patterns on Earth?

Shock as retreat of Arctic sea ice releases deadly greenhouse gas. Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane – a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region. The scale and volume of the methane release has astonished the head of the Russian research team who has been surveying the seabed of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf off northern Russia for nearly 20 years. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Igor Semiletov, of the Far Eastern branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that he has never before witnessed the scale and force of the methane being released from beneath the Arctic seabed. “Earlier we found torch-like structures like this but they were only tens of metres in diameter. This is the first time that we’ve found continuous, powerful and impressive seeping structures, more than 1,000 metres in diameter.

It’s amazing,” Dr Semiletov said. Source. German village generates 321 percent more renewable energy than it needs, earns millions selling it back to national power grid. (NaturalNews) Developing a renewable energy system that creates energy independence and even a considerable new source of revenue is not some sort of sci-fi pipe dream. BioCycle reports that the German village of Wildpoldsried, population 2,600, has had such incredible success in building its renewable energy system. Wildpoldsried generates 321 percent more renewable energy than it uses, and it now sells the excess back to the national power grid for roughly $5.7 million in additional revenue every single year. By utilizing a unique combination of solar panels, "biogas" generators, natural wastewater treatment plants, and wind turbines, Wildpoldsried has effectively eliminated its need to be attached to a centralized power grid, and created a thriving renewable energy sector in the town that is self-sustaining and abundantly beneficial for the local economy, the environment, and the public.

Somebody’s hijacked Project Tiger! Renewable Power Trumps Fossils for First Time as UN Talks Stall. Renewable energy is surpassing fossil fuels for the first time in new power-plant investments, shaking off setbacks from the financial crisis and an impasse at the United Nations global warming talks. Electricity from the wind, sun, waves and biomass drew $187 billion last year compared with $157 billion for natural gas, oil and coal, according to calculations by Bloomberg New Energy Finance using the latest data. Accelerating installations of solar- and wind-power plants led to lower equipment prices, making clean energy more competitive with coal. “The progress of renewables has been nothing short of remarkable,” United Nations Environment Program Executive Secretary Achim Steiner said in an interview.

“You have record investment in the midst of an economic and financial crisis.” The findings indicate the world is shifting toward consuming more renewable energy even without a global agreement on limiting greenhouse gases. Man arrested at Large Hadron Collider claims he's from the future. A would-be saboteur arrested today at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland made the bizarre claim that he was from the future. Eloi Cole, a strangely dressed young man, said that he had travelled back in time to prevent the LHC from destroying the world. The LHC successfully collided particles at record force earlier this week, a milestone Mr Cole was attempting to disrupt by stopping supplies of Mountain Dew to the experiment's vending machines. He also claimed responsibility for the infamous baguette sabotage in November last year. Mr Cole was seized by Swiss police after CERN security guards spotted him rooting around in bins.

He explained that he was looking for fuel for his 'time machine power unit', a device that resembled a kitchen blender. Police said Mr Cole, who was wearing a bow tie and rather too much tweed for his age, would not reveal his country of origin. Dimensional Bliss » Follow Your Heart, it is Smarter Than You Think. Sustainable Fertilizer: Urine And Wood Ash Produce Large Harvest. Artificial Sweetener Disease; a new breed of sickness. Imprisoned and Poisoned at SNBL: A Whistleblower Case. A distraught whistleblower from Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), a notorious Everett, Washington-based animal testing conglomerate, contacted PETA to reveal shocking allegations of mistreatment of animals used in painful and lethal experiments.

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