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Researchers at the University of Warwick have demonstrated a new "smart grid" system whereby energy from idle electric vehicle (EV) batteries could by pumped back into the grid to power large buildings, while still having enough power to complete the vehicle's daily journeys. The study also demonstrated that this approach could actually increase the overall longevity of the vehicle's lithium-
When scientists look for extraterrestrial life, they typically turn their focus upwards, to planets like Mars, moons like Enceladus and exoplanets far beyond our own solar system. But for Lara Rowe, an assistant professor of chemistry at Valparaiso University in Indiana, the search begins in the lab...Continue Reading One Big Question: How might we find the building blocks of extraterrestrial
The Nikkei Asian Review published a report today that alleges Konami has been reliably blacklisting, stonewalling, and generally just making things difficult for people who choose to leave. ...
Provided this is just a preview of the upcoming biology digital textbook, you’ll get a sample chapter “Introduction to Ecology” and a glimpse of (maybe) the best iBook around.Sponsored by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and Professor Wilson himself, this iBook is so well done you’ll want to learn everything about Biology!Anyway, besides the topic and content, this
the design is based upon the necessity of an enclosed program, the museum, and the openness of a green recreational area, the garden, that connects the public space from pedieos river to the old city center.The post papalampropoulos’ new museum brings art to life in the cultural district of nicosia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
While the batteries that power modern electric vehicles typically last eight or ten years, after that they still retain a valuable capacity that can be repurposed for other means. One carmaker with a keen interest in the area is Renault, who has just announced a partnership with UK company Powervault that will see batteries from its electric vehicles put to use in energy storage systems for t
A long time ago, on a planet not too far away, there was a lake – and not just any lake, but one that could finally shed some light on that $64 million question: Was there ever life on Mars? New findings based on data from NASA's Curiosity rover mission reveal that the Gale Crater lake not only had properties similar to lakes on Earth, but that it also had all the trappings that would have ma
While it looks like a barren wasteland today, Mars was once much more friendly towards life, and one of the main goals of the Curiosity rover mission was to determine if the Red Planet has ever harbored living organisms. The project has already discovered that the rover's landing site, Gale Crater, was once home to an ancient lake, and now a team at Los Alamos National Laboratory has found "h
Back in 2012, Google purchased Nik Software. The following year, Nik was rebranded as “Nik Collection by Google” and its price was slashed. Then in early 2016, the collection of Photoshop plug-ins was made available for free. This was great news for photographers looking for free photo editing software, but it did concern me about the possibility of future updates. At the time, Google
ziye liu ideated, directed, composed and completed 'themes & variations' – a film that uses digital graphics to create new interpretations of existing artworks.The post 3D animation brings ai weiwei + yayoi kusama’s best known works to life appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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