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Under a millimeter wide and powered by light, these tiny cameras could hide almost anywhere

By | cameras, Gadgets, Hardware, Photography, Science, solar, Solar Power, University of Michigan

As if there weren’t already cameras enough in this world, researchers created a new type that is both microscopic and self-powered, making it possible to embed just about anywhere and have it work perpetually. It’s undoubtedly cool technology, but it’s probably also going to cause a spike in tinfoil sales.

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The Sun Exchange funds solar installations with micro-investments and bitcoin

By | Battlefield, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, Disrupt Berlin 2017, Events, Gadgets, GreenTech, Hardware, renewable energy, solar, Solar Power, TC, the sun exchange

 Solar power could transform small communities around the world, but remote villages can’t always scrape together the thousands of dollars required to install the cells. The Sun Exchange wants to change that by leveraging the hearts and wallets of hobby investors, who cover the installation costs and then have their share of the revenue trickle in for years to come. There’s even… Read More

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Solar cell lenses give these shades a charge

By | Gadgets, GreenTech, Science, solar, TC

 Over the years I’ve seen concepts of solar-powered sunglasses come and go, but the dream of for some reason wearing solar panels on my face has eluded me — until today. Genius engineers at Karlsruhe Instutite of Technology have successfully made a pair of shades with organic solar cell lenses — and you don’t even have to stare directly at the sun for them to work. Read More

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