“It was an audacious undertaking, an engineer-nerd project nonpareil, a bunch of college students building a robotic solar-powered boat and setting it off on a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. And amazingly, after a few delays, it’s on its way.”
"One team of students in the Netherlands has come up with a novel way of side-stepping the ever-mounting price at the pump. Meet Stella, the solar powered family car. Unlike plug-in hybrids and battery-swapping EVs, solar vehicles have largely been overlooked in the search for an energy-efficient family sedan. But that didn’t stop Team Eindhoven from building Stella — something they did from the ground up in just six months.”
“Sun & Cloud is a digital camera the features built-in components for generating power with renewable energy, including solar and mechanical power. The camera, priced at $200, could be an excellent learning tool for kids, teaching them just how energy is created and how much energy it takes to run an electronic device. Plus, it takes pictures, which kids love and so is a great reward for the kids to want to learn about the renewable energy aspect of the device.”
Stunning Solar Visualizations: The Sun’s Van Gogh-like Artistry
"While nearly all eyes are focused on Mars, two astophysicists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have been quietly staring at the sun instead. Beautiful solar images, which NASA writer Karen C. Fox calls "reminiscent of van Gogh," represent a critical step toward solving a major puzzle of heliophysics: Why is the sun’s corona so hot?"
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