Monthly Archives: December 2016

World’s first ‘solar panel road’ opens in France

December 26, 2016 by in category Blog tagged as , , ,

The world’s first solar highway has been opened in France, in the not-very-sunny village of Tourouvre au Perche in Normandy. The roadway is just one kilometre (0.6mi) long, but that still works out at 2,800 square metres of photovoltaic cells—enough, hopefully, to power the village’s street lights.   Road is expected to produce 280-megawatt hours per year, […]

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Why Kids Should Learn to Code and Program

December 19, 2016 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , ,

Coding is becoming one of the essential literacies in the 21st century education. There is a growing demand now for teaching students how to code. Coding is telling a computer, app, phone or website what you want it to do. Some educators and experts are calling it the ‘new literacy’—a subject so important that every child […]

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Amazon just launched No lines, no registers, no self-checkout machines Store

December 12, 2016 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , , , , ,

Amazon has launched a real-world grocery store, Amazon Go that comes with a twist: grocery store without lines or checkout counters. Yes, You just grab the stuff you want and walk out; the order posts to your Amazon account afterwards. There are no cashiers, no lines, no fumbling for a credit card. And while experts agree that […]

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New Battery Will Let Phones Charge in Seconds, Last Over a Week

December 5, 2016 by in category Blog tagged as , , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) recently created a high-powered battery with supercapacitors that allow it to store a large amount of energy. A new battery technology developed in the US will take seconds to charge, last over a week, and survive 30,000 recharge cycles, 20 times more than regular Lithium-ion batteries deployed […]

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