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Preparing for large-scale solar deployment

Deploying solar power at the scale needed to alleviate climate change will pose serious challenges for today's electric power system, finds a study performed by researchers at MIT and the Institute for Research and Technology ...

dateJan 01, 2016 in Energy & Green Tech
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How strong is gravity on other planets?

Gravity is a fundamental force of physics, one which we Earthlings tend to take for granted. You can't really blame us. Having evolved over the course of billions of years in Earth's environment, we are used to living with ...

dateJan 01, 2016 in Space Exploration
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The top 101 astronomical events for 2016

Here it is… our year end look at upcoming events in a sky near you. This is not a top 10 listicle, and not a full-fledged almanac, but hopefully, something special and unique in between. And as always, some of the events ...

dateDec 29, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Solar energy from discarded car batteries

MIT researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car batteries—a practice that could benefit both the environment and human health. ...

dateDec 23, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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