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the solar sail was deployed by a space craft the size of a loaf of bread and will harness the power of the sun as it soars through the stars. The post lightsail 2 releases solar-powered ‘space kite’ that will surf the stars appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
a recent demonstration shows the little robot achieving self-powered flight with the help of six tiny, ultralight solar cells. The post solar-powered robot bee offers a glimpse into the future of insect drones appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
We've been following the exploits of Harvard's tiny Robobee for a few years now, from its first controlled flight, then learning to swim and perch, and rising out of the water with style. Until recently, it's been powered via a wire tether, but researchers have cut the cord by installing teeny solar panels on the little robotic insect... Continue Reading Solar-powered Robobee flies without
Details were scant when Lightyear first revealed plans to build a solar-powered electric car back in 2017, apart from a claimed 800 km range per charge. Last night the company took the wraps of the pre-production prototype, with 725 km (450 mi) of WLTP range, a high price tag and plans to deliver the vehicle in 2021... Continue Reading Lightyear unveils solar-powered One EV prototype Cate
More and more phones and devices are able to be charged wirelessly these days, but that usually still requires a pad for each that takes up a power plug. Now, a Spanish start-up called Proton New Energy Future has unveiled Ebörd, a smart table that has a wireless charger built into the entire surface, allowing it to charge multiple devices at once. Better yet, it harvests energy from the S
The marketplace is pretty well served when it comes to clever hydration systems, such as H2OPal, Sippo, Hidrate the Thermos Smart Lid and more. Many of them have some form of hydration reporting system going on, usually linking to your smartphone. With this in mind, any new player in the space needs to step things up a notch, and that's what Seattle-based Bazaarian believes it's done with
Best known for huge, highway-hogging motorhomes and travel trailers, Thor Industries became the world's largest RV manufacturer when it purchased Germany's Erwin Hymer Group earlier this year. Now it's showing a little bit of city-friendly European camper van sensibility with the Sequence concept, a loaded Ram ProMaster adventure van with solar power, mobile connectivity, sporty Thule acce
designed by YYA, the solar-powered roof of the kudadoo maldives resort provides enough natural energy to power the whole private island. The post solar-powered maldives island resort highlights sustainable tourism appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
New York-based architectural firm Yuji Yamazaki Architecture (YYA) is behind the design of the Kudadoo Maldives Private Island that opened recently in Lhaviani Atoll, Maldives. With a strong focus on sustainability, this exclusive holiday destination is distinguished by its impressive photovoltaic roof. In creating the plans for the island resort, YYA wanted to integrate the solar panels i
It seems we jumped the gun when we called the SolarImpact the world's first ocean-going solar yacht based just off its CAD renders. There's another company out there with boats in the water, and the Silent 55 can cruise for up to 100 miles (160 km) per day for weeks at a time on solar power alone... Continue Reading Silent 55 yacht promises up to 100 miles of solar-powered cruising per day


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