Full up rubbish dumps could be covered over with solar farms, as as an extreme greening of the environment option. You may have seen these beguiling but useless green mounds: a previously rough area caringly restored to nature, perhaps? But look closer and there’s something very wrong. The clue is the pipes and gadgets siphoning,… Continue reading
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Could solar meet world's energy needs by 2027?
Here’s a man who is outrageously optimistic about solar power. You may think he’s being hopelessly positive, naive even, but read this. Most of futurist Ray Kurzweil’s apparently accurate predictions come from his law of accelerating returns. According to him there’s an exponential progress in information technology. Advances feed on themselves, to help create the… Continue reading →
Look, no hands. Safe and automatic road driving within sight
Imagine sitting in your car on the motorway at 70 miles an hour. You’re in the driver’s seat, but your hands are off the wheel, you are drinking a cup of coffee and studying those important notes for the meeting you’re heading to 100 miles away. Do you want to reread that? Your hands are… Continue reading →