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Finally, an umbrella you’ll never lose

If you are someone who is endlessly searching for your misplaced umbrella when bad weather strikes, have no fear: the Blunt Umbrella is here. The smart umbrella is equipped with the Bluetooth-enabled Tile app. The technology uses your smartphone to locate the lost umbrella, which starts “singing” ...

A desert farm is growing tomatoes on seawater and solar power

Agriculturalists dream of making deserts bloom. Now the dream is coming true using the sun, seawater, and little else. On 20 hectares in the South Australian desert, Sundrop Farms—officially launched on Oct. 6—uses a field of 23,000 mirrors to produce energy for electricity and water conversion. ...

Iceland: northern lights replace street lights in Reykjavik

Authorities turned off lights in the capital for an hour to ‘maximise the darkness’ and allow residents a better view of the beautiful aurora borealis. Street lighting in Reykjavik has been switched off for an hour to give residents of the Icelandic capital a better view of the aurora ...

Solar Energy from Rain

While solar energy provides consumers with a renewable and sustainable source for their electricity needs, adverse weather conditions can limit solar panels from producing as much energy as they could in normal conditions, reducing their efficiency. During bad weather, stored energy within the ...

Amazing solar cell printer makes energy-generating photographs

Researchers in Finland have developed a unique method for printing solar cells with any image or text you can think of – like a photo of your loved ones or a special message. The technique uses photovoltaic ink and dye-sensitized solar cells to create custom images that can be framed and enjoyed ...