Technology – GBRI
 

The students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a new way to make concrete (the second most widely used material on the planet after water) stronger and more flexible– by adding junk plastic bottles to it! These discarded plastic bottles would otherwise end up in landfills. MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing […]

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A new research undertaken by scientists working on transparent solar panels has shown that if all of America’s glass surfaces- which include windows on homes, cars and buildings- are replaced with transparent solar panels, the electricity generated could easily power all of America. “Highly transparent solar cells represent the wave of the future for new […]

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The capital city of India faces lethal heat wave in summers. To combat the sweltering heat, New Delhi based Ant Studio has designed an innovative, honey-comb resembling, zero-energy air conditioner. This low-tech, energy efficient and artistic structure harnesses the power of evaporative cooling. Built as part of a larger beautification project for DEKI Electronics, the innovative […]

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A team of scientists at Stanford University has developed a unique rooftop cooling system that helps cool buildings without using power and beams the excess heat to outer space. This system, known as radiative sky cooling, is seen as an early step to developing a full strength system to cool buildings without the need for an […]

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Hundreds of people around the globe are actually using recycled laptop batteries to power their homes. It basically means people are creating their own DIY Powerwalls from recycled batteries that are capable of storing far more energy than the Tesla version, at one fourth the cost! People are learning how to safely create their own Powerwalls […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes that artificially intelligent “killer robots” are “morally wrong” and a potential threat to humanity. He, along with 115 other experts in robotics, has sent a petition to the UN demanding killer robot technology to be added to the list of weapons banned under the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. The letter […]

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It is estimated that about 1.2 million metric tonnes of cigarette butts end up as waste annually, with no thought given to recycle them. But an enterprising engineering researcher from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia- Abbas Mohajerani- has found an interesting way to turn them into something useful. Over the past five years, Abbas has been leading […]

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All over the world, scientists and researchers are looking for environment-friendly sources of energy that can be used even in the remotest of locations. Researchers at Binghamton University have developed a unique battery that is powered by a drop of saliva! Professor Seokheun Choi, one of the researchers said: “On-demand micro-power generation is required especially […]

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