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Solar on Demand: The Hot New Thing in Energy

What if solar energy wasn’t just available, but consistently available on-demand? Researchers at MIT might have found the solution to a longstanding problem, at least as it applies to on-demand heat. This isn’t a development for turning solar into electricity. It’s for using the warmth of the sun anytime, and without the need for a…

Are You Ready for More Autonomous Cars?

We haven’t quite made it to the Jetsons yet, but autonomous vehicles are another step toward a life where machines can operate themselves. Whether or not you’re comfortable with that, 2016 might be a giant step forward as more self-operating cars hit the roads. Plenty of people are excited about the industry advances, and plenty…

Robot Rock Band Needs a Lead Singer

If you’re a metalhead, or even if you’re not, the latest band to hit the scene is probably unlike anything else that you’ve ever seen outside of a sci-fi movie. “Compressorhead” might sound like the name of an ordinary rock band, but this one has something a little bit different. All of the members of…