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A 'clear path' to solar power

Solar cells integrated into new construction, particularly skyscrapers, are an enticing energy option. However, this effort can be hampered by the cost and architectural considerations sometimes needed to mount traditional ...

dateNov 10, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Thin walls with potentially fatal consequences

Given the choice between safer and cheaper construction, many housing design companies in earthquake-prone developing countries see themselves forced to save on expensive construction materials and opt for the latter. EPFL ...

dateNov 06, 2015 in Engineering
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Robots help with rural elderly healthcare

Healthcare robots in the homes of independent elderly rural residents may help lessen social isolation and help with medical care, according to new research from the University of Auckland.

dateNov 02, 2015 in Robotics
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