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IBM Solar Collector Harnesses the Power of 2,000 Suns

IBM Solar Collector Harnesses the Power of 2,000 Suns

A team of IBM researchers is working on a solar concentrating dish that will be able to collect 80% of incoming sunlight and convert it to useful energy. The High Concentration Photovoltaic Thermal system

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IBM and DARPA’s Ultra-High-Speed Digital Data Link Sets Energy Efficiency Record

IBM and DARPA’s Ultra-High-Speed Digital Data Link Sets Energy Efficiency Record

The supercomputers of the future will be capable of amazing feats such as modeling global climate scenarios, running molecular-level simulations of cells, and designing nanostructures. In order to for

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IBM’s Drew Clark on the Future of Smart Meters

IBM’s Drew Clark on the Future of Smart Meters

In our last Energy 101 column, we looked at some of the home energy monitoring devices currently available and explored the ways that they can help us live more efficient, eco-conscious lives. But with

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University Of Texas to Use Carbon Nanotubes to Create Super-Strong Artificial Muscles

University Of Texas to Use Carbon Nanotubes to Create Super-Strong Artificial Muscles

Photo from Shutterstock Carbon nanotubes are a ground-breaking material that have been proposed for use in everything from solar paint to the construction of space elevators. Now the University of

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Scientists Developing Next-Gen Carbon Nanotube Microchips

Scientists Developing Next-Gen Carbon Nanotube Microchips

Carbon nanotube image from Shutterstock Carbon nanotubes are heralded as a next-gen wonder material capable of creating everything from space elevators to better batteries, and now a team of

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IBM Creates The World’s Smallest Storage Device (And It’s 12 Atoms In Size!)

IBM Creates The World’s Smallest Storage Device (And It’s 12 Atoms In Size!)

Many of us use memory sticks and portable hard drives to carry data around with us - they have become a part of every day life and, like all devices, they're getting smaller and smaller. However

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IBM’s Traffic Lights Can Remotely Halt Your Car Engine

IBM’s Traffic Lights Can Remotely Halt Your Car Engine

Thinking about zipping through that red light? Well, you won’t physically be able to if IBM has anything to say about it. The technology giant’s recent patent application for  “A System

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Game Teaches City Planners to Tackle Water, Energy Problems

Game Teaches City Planners to Tackle Water, Energy Problems

If you want city planners to learn how to handle the serious problems metropolises face, let them play games. IBM’s CityOne is kind of like a SimCity for urban planners and city officials. The

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IBM’s New Solar Desalination Tech Could Create Rivers in the Desert

IBM’s New Solar Desalination Tech Could Create Rivers in the Desert

Living in the desert comes with major advantages and disadvantages -- excess solar power and not enough water, to be more specific. Now IBM and Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz City for Science and

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IBM Creates Plant-Based, Highly Recyclable Plastics

IBM Creates Plant-Based, Highly Recyclable Plastics

IBM researchers announced yesterday that they discovered a method of creating highly recyclable plastics from one of the most eco-friendly materials around - plants. Not only are the material's components

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IBM Developing Chips That Carry Information Using Pulses of Light

IBM Developing Chips That Carry Information Using Pulses of Light

At the moment, electrical signals transfer information between computer chips using copper wires--a process that sucks up a lot of energy. But now researchers from IBM have developed a process that scraps

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IBM Releases Cheaper, 40% More Efficient Thin-Film Solar Cell

IBM Releases Cheaper, 40% More Efficient Thin-Film Solar Cell

IBM has announced the development of a thin film solar cell with an efficiency of 9.6% - a whopping 40% increase from its previous prototypes. An efficiency of 9.6% isn't terribly impressive compared to

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New Process Turns Silicon Chips into Solar Panels

New Process Turns Silicon Chips into Solar Panels

There is plenty of waste in industrial processes, and the world of computer manufacturing is no exception. A prime example of this are the silicon wafers used as starting materials for the production of

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