Registration Opens for New Commercial Space Studies Program at Florida Tech

Enroll today to be part of the inaugural class of the Commercial Space Studies graduate certificate program, hosted by the International Space University-Center for Space Entrepreneurship (ISU-CSE) at Florida Tech. The only graduate-level certificate of its kind in the U.S., this program gives master's students and young professionals from around the world the chance to gain valuable insights about the emerging commercial space industry from some of the world's top experts.
Application Deadline in a month

Unleashing perovskites’ potential for solar cells

New results show how varying the recipe could bring these materials closer to commercialization.

Sprint to build 5G enabled Curiosity™ IoT infrastructure in Greenville

Sprint to build 5G enabled Curiosity™ IoT infrastructure in Greenville; smart ecosystem includes connected city center, true autonomous shuttle using "micropositioning," International Transportation Innovation Center and more.

NREL Details Great Potential for Floating PV Systems in USA

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers estimate that installing floating solar photovoltaics on the more than 24,000 man-made U.S. reservoirs could generate about 10 percent of the nation’s annual electricity production. Their findings, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, reveal for the first time the potential for floating PV to produce electricity in the United States.

New drip irrigation technologies allowed farmers to improve crop yields while conserving resources

For off-grid drip irrigation systems that operate via solar power, the use of the new emitters could reduce costs to the farmer by 40 percent. “For farmers in developing countries, this cost savings reduces the barrier to a water conserving and yield increasing technology,” adds Amrose.

Scaling up renewables in cities: Opportunities for municipal governments

Renewable-based solutions for cities, whether in buildings, power-generation, transport or other systems, help to ensure energy security and fulfil climate commitments, as well as to secure social benefits for urban residents. Fortunately, cities are making progress and achieving key successes in the shift to renewables.

The Shell GameChanger™ Accelerator Powered by NREL Announces First Cohort of Start-Ups

Each participating startup will receive as much as $250,000 in non-dilutive funding to aid in development and demonstration of its technology, with the opportunity for future follow-on funding and beta-testing with a strategic program partner, in addition to access to expertise and laboratory capabilities at both NREL and Shell.

U.S. Call for applications: 2019 Stem Cell Research Awards

Win a research award valued up to $15,000 in Biological Industries USA (BI-USA) products and services. Multiple awards available. Application deadline is February 15, 2019 and Winners will be announced by March 31, 2019.
Applications are closed

NREL Awarded $2.8M from ARPA-E to Develop Low-Cost Thermal Energy Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been awarded nearly $2.8 million in funding from DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a system for grid electricity storage and power generation.

U.S. city of San José targeted to become pilot city for an automated on-demand ride-hailing service

San José is planned to be the pilot city for trials, targeted to begin during the second half of 2019, of the highly and fully automated driving (SAE Level 4/5) on-demand ride-hailing service recently announced by Bosch and Daimler.

Call for Innovation: Smart Cities Challenge

The Cities of Vancouver and Surrey have the opportunity to design the future of smart and safe urban mobility. Our joint Smart Cities Challenge first stage application was chosen out of 130 submissions to be among the 20 finalists vying for federal funding of smart city projects designed to improve the quality of life of city residents.
Applications are closed

Solving global business problems with data analytics

David Simchi-Levi leads the Accenture and MIT Alliance in Business Analytics to develop novel solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by global companies.
10 months ago

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks.
10 months ago

Osram Acquires Stake in Montreal-Based Horticulture Start-up Company Motorleaf

Osram’s venture capital arm, Fluxunit, has acquired a stake in Canadian startup Motorleaf, an artificial intelligence company focused on bringing actionable, data-driven insights to greenhouse and indoor farm operators.
10 months ago

DARPA selects research teams to explore paradigm-changing approaches to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

DARPA’s Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M) program, drawing inspiration from biological systems, seeks to develop fundamentally new ML approaches that allow systems to adapt continually to new circumstances without forgetting previous learning.
10 months ago

University of Toronto researchers develop portable 3D skin printer to repair deep wounds

University of Toronto researchers have developed a handheld 3D skin printer that deposits even layers of skin tissue to cover and heal deep wounds.
a year ago

New DARPA Challenge Seeks Flexible and Responsive Launch Solutions

DARPA announced the DARPA Launch Challenge, designed to promote rapid access to space within days, not years. With the launch challenge, DARPA plans to accelerate capabilities and further incentivize industry to deliver launch solutions that are both flexible and responsive.
a year ago

Xcel Energy Announces a New Milestone for Drone Technology

Xcel Energy, a leader in using drone technology to inspect energy infrastructure, will be the first utility in the nation to routinely fly unmanned aircraft beyond the operator’s line of sight when it begins surveying transmission lines near Denver, Colorado.
a year ago

U.S. NIFA Call for applications: Aquaculture Research Programs

This year, NIFA is soliciting applied aquaculture research applications that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry and focus on one or more program area priorities: Genetics of commercial aquaculture species, Critical disease issues impacting commercial aquaculture species, Design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems, Economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: GovHack on Governance & Resilience for the cities of New Delhi and Washington DC

Startups applying for this challenge should be leveraging emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Block chain to aid governments in addressing issues of collecting, analyzing and utilizing large flows of data while preserving privacy and security.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Smart Farming: Including Rights Holders for Responsible Agricultural Innovation

This article draws on the literature of responsible innovation to suggest concrete processes for including rights holders in the “smart” agricultural revolution. It first draws upon historical agricultural research in Canada to highlight how productivist values drove seed innovations with particular consequences for the distribution of power in the food system.
a year ago

Major U.S. Food Companies Join to Address Climate Change and Healthy Soils by Creating a New Standard Focused on Regenerative Agriculture

The Carbon Underground and Green America, in partnership with Ben & Jerry's (Unilever), DanoneWave, Annie's (General Mills), and MegaFood have begun development of a global verification standard for food grown in a regenerative manner. The standard seeks to encourage farmers to restore the carbon cycle and build soil health, crop resilience, and nutrient density.
a year ago

Nonsurgical Neural Interfaces Could Significantly Expand Use of Neurotechnology

The state of the art in brain-system communications has employed invasive techniques that allow precise, high-quality connections to specific neurons or groups of neurons. These techniques have helped patients with brain injury and other illnesses. However, these techniques are not appropriate for able-bodied people. DARPA now seeks to achieve high levels of brain-system communications without surgery, in its new program, Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3).
a year ago

USDA Call for Proposals: Local Food Promotion Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), is seeking applications for its Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets, by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of local and regional food businesses (including those that are not direct producer-to-consumer markets) that process, distribute, aggregate, or store locally or regionally produced food products.
Applications are closed
a year ago

LineRanger robot: Innovative live-line inspection solution

Hydro-Québec announces a new milestone in the development of power line inspection robots with the unveiling of a functional prototype of its new robotic platform, the LineRanger. The robot, developed by Hydro-Québec's research institute (IREQ) in Varennes, is a new technological solution for the efficient inspection of conductor bundles on high-voltage transmission lines.
a year ago

Breakthroughs Move U.S. Researchers One Step Closer to $35 Billion Fuel Savings

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partners recently revealed breakthroughs in identification of fuel blendstocks for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. This national research effort is providing industry with the scientific underpinnings needed to accelerate introduction of high-performance fuels and engines that reduce energy consumption, improve air quality, and lower drivers' costs.
a year ago

New wearable tech from Western University may hold big benefits for people with Parkinson’s

A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western University researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in the world afflicted by Parkinson’s disease.
a year ago

Whole Oceans To Grow Atlantic Salmon With Land-Based Aquaculture Operation in Maine, USA

Rob is leading efforts to launch Whole Oceans, a state-of-the-art recirculating aquaculture system (RAS), that will raise Atlantic salmon on the site of the former Verso paper mill in the heart of Bucksport, Maine.
a year ago

Sprint Unveils Six 5G-Ready Cities; Significant Milestone Toward Launching First 5G Mobile Network in the U.S.

Sprint's first 5G-ready Massive MIMO cell sites are capable of delivering up to 10 times the capacity of current LTE systems, significantly increasing data speeds for more customers in high-traffic locations. With Massive MIMO at the foundation of Sprint's Gigabit LTE and 5G service, Sprint can keep meeting its customers' demand for unlimited data and high-bandwidth applications.
a year ago

Canada call for proposals: Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities: BioHeat, Demonstration & Deployment Program Streams

This program is seeking proposals to reduce the reliance of rural and remote communities on diesel fuel for heat and power. The program, which plans to support a suite of diverse projects across Canada, will be evaluated against a range of criteria.
Applications are closed
a year ago

U.S. Call for Proposals: Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS)

DARPA is soliciting innovative proposals for concepts that use naturally-occurring or engineered marine organisms as sensor elements in a system designed to provide persistent monitoring of manned and unmanned vehicle (M/UUV, e.g., submarines, semi-submersibles and/or unmanned underwater gliders or vessels) movement, particularly in shallow-coastal and littoral marine environments.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications: Microsoft AI Residency Program 2018 - Learn new Artificial Intelligence skills and improve people’s lives with intelligent technology

You will gain skills and hands-on experience working on practical AI and machine learning problems that help tackle some of society’s toughest challenges. The ideal candidate will have a passion for leveraging their expertise from computer science work and/or other technical fields to solve real-world challenges by applying AI and machine learning.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Canada's Call for Applications: Industry Innovations in the field of Aging and Brain Health

CABHI maintains a strong commitment to the cognitive and mental well-being of older adults, and the health and social care needs of persons with dementia, and those who care for them, by supporting innovations that are aimed at finding solutions.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Frost & Sullivan Explores Five Different Applications for Blockchain in the US Digital Grid Sector

This potential disruption is forecast to make the grid more reliable and efficient, reduce utilities' capital expenditure on renewable energy generation, and allow consumers to participate in peer-to-peer (P2P) trading.
a year ago

United States tax act could lead to repatriation of $2 trillion of overseas investment

Repatriations could cause a large drop in the outward FDI stock position of the United States, from the current $6.4 trillion to possibly as low as $4.5 trillion, with inverse consequences for inward FDI stocks in other countries. About one quarter of United States outward stock of FDI is located in developing countries. However, it is likely that a large part of the stock located in developing countries is invested in productive assets and therefore not easily repatriated.
a year ago

Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) program Turns to Marine Organisms to Help Monitor Strategic Waters

The Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) program will study natural and modified organisms to determine which ones could best support sensor systems that detect the movement of manned and unmanned underwater vehicles. PALS will investigate marine organisms’ responses to the presence of such vehicles, and characterize the resulting signals or behaviors so they can be captured, interpreted, and relayed by a network of hardware devices.
a year ago

U.S. Call for Proposals: High Performance Computing Collaborations for U.S. Manufacturers

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million in funding for 10 projects to help American manufacturers leverage the national laboratories' high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to address manufacturing challenges through state-of-the-art modeling, simulation, and data analysis.
Applications are closed
a year ago

U.S. Call for Proposals: AIM Onshore competition on new energy technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the opening of the American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) prize competition and the availability of DOE’s Build4Scale manufacturing training,both part of a DOE initiative to close the gap between American innovators who develop new energy technologies and domestic manufacturers who produce them.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Agroforestry systems may play vital role in mitigating climate change

The transition from agriculture to agroforestry significantly increased soil organic carbon an average of 34 percent, according to Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources, whose research group in the College of Agricultural Sciences conducted the study. The conversion from pasture/grassland to agroforestry produced soil organic carbon increases of about 10 percent, on average.
a year ago

Renewable electricity accounted for 67 percent of U.S. electricity capacity additions in 2016

The 2016 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 18.3 percent of total installed capacity and 15.6 percent of total electricity generation in 2016.
a year ago

Wind energy is now the lowest-cost option for new electricity generation in Canada

In December, a competitive electricity-supply auction in Alberta yielded the lowest-ever price paid for wind energy in Canada (weighted average of $37 / MWh) and also made wind energy the lowest-cost option for new electricity generation in the country.
a year ago

Changing the color of 3-D printed objects

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have gotten closer to making that a reality. In a new paper, they present ColorFab, a method for repeatedly changing the colors of 3-D printed objects, after fabrication.
a year ago

Canada to Test Advancements in Biometrics and Blockchain to Welcome International Travellers

The Government of Canada will collaborate with the World Economic Forum and partners to test emerging digital technologies and their application to air travel. Following the launch of a Known Traveller Digital Identity prototype, the Government of Canada will design a proof of concept pilot project between two countries, demonstrating the potential of emerging biometrics and distributed ledger technologies and their impact on facilitating secure and seamless air travel.
a year ago

Government of Canada helps innovators and entrepreneurs find funding simply and quickly

The Government of Canada has created Innovation Canada, a one-stop-shop for Canada's innovators and entrepreneurs.The Innovation Canada website is able to match users with the programs and services that will best meet their needs.
a year ago

Canada invests $5.9 million to support a precision agriculture platform for irrigation management

This investment in Hortau supports a precision agriculture platform, composed of hardware, software and communication systems, that can provide a more complete approach to managing crops and irrigation.
a year ago

Canada Call for Applications: 2018 GLOBE Climate Leadership Awards

Small/Medium Business Innovator: This award will be presented to a small Canadian business (registered as a Canadian corporation and with less than 500 employees) that has demonstrated innovation and leadership and made an impact in combating climate change.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Government of Canada exploring the potential of Blockchain technology

Through Catena, NRC IRAP is conducting a live trial to explore the use of public blockchains in the transparent administration of government grants and contributions.
a year ago

UMD Researcher Develops Innovative Water Treatment System to Clean and Sustain the Port of Baltimore

Algae grows quickly and is harvested by the Port once a week and fed into a series of three digesters, housed in small greenhouse-like structures that break down the algae, to produce methane-enriched biogas. The biogas can be used as a supplement to power a fuel cell that produces electricity.
a year ago

Canada will invest $700 million in Clean Technology

Canadian clean technology companies produce innovative and competitive technologies that use less energy or reduce negative impacts on the environment. Through today's investment, BDC will take on more risk to help high-potential clean tech firms expand by providing them with the capital they need to hire new staff, develop products, support sales, and scale up and compete globally.
a year ago

Canada Supports Next Wave of Emerging Renewable Power

The funding, which is part of the Government’s investment of $21.9 billion over 11 years to support green infrastructure under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, will help drive Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy by expanding commercially viable, investment-ready, renewable power technologies, such as tidal, geothermal and offshore wind.
a year ago

U.S. Call for Proposals: Configuration Security Program to Make Network-Connected Systems Less Vulnerable

To address the challenges created by the proliferation of COTS devices and help harden the security surface of network-connected composed systems, DARPA has launched a new program called Configuration Security (ConSec). The program, just announced today, aims to develop a system to automatically generate, deploy, and manage inherently more secure configurations of components and subsystems for use in military platforms.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Canada launches Clean Technology program for the Fisheries and Aquaculture industries

The new program will provide up to $20 million over four years to help Canada's fisheries and aquaculture industries incorporate existing clean technologies into their day-to-day operations.
a year ago

‘Holostream’ allows high-quality wireless 3-D video communications

The team developed both the hardware and software for the pipeline including a 3-D video capture system. A 3-D camera captures the images, using an LED light to project structured patterns of stripes onto the object being scanned. These stripes allow the system to determine the depth and shape of the object.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Mining Cleantech Challenge

The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is now accepting applications for the second annual Mining Cleantech Challenge (MCC), a market-driven showcase to be held in Denver, Colorado on March 29, 2018.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Engineered quantum dots could bring down the cost of solar electricity

researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation for good measure. It’s all made possible by a new window architecture which utilizes two different layers of low-cost quantum dots tuned to absorb different parts of the solar spectrum.
a year ago

U.S. Researchers discovered how to build complex 3D printed parts in a fraction of the time

By using laser-generated, hologram-like 3D images flashed into photosensitive resin, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), along with collaborators at UC Berkeley, the University of Rochester and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have discovered they can build complex 3D parts in a fraction of the time of traditional layer-by-layer printing.
a year ago

New Predictive Analytics Platform analyzes Big Data to answer plain-language business queries in minutes instead of months

Users of the new platform upload data about customers or other individuals, such as records of mobile phone calls, credit card purchases, or web activity. They use Endor’s “query-builder” wizard to ask questions, such as “Where should we open our next store?” or “Who is likely to try product X?” Using the questions, the platform identifies patterns of previous behavior among the data and uses social physics models to predict future behavior. The platform can also analyze fully encrypted data-streams, allowing customers such as banks or credit card operators to maintain data privacy.
a year ago

MIT Engineers create plants that glow

By embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, they induced the plants to give off dim light for nearly four hours.
a year ago

DARPA envisions ocean-based “internet of things” made of small, low-cost floating sensors

DARPA announced its Ocean of Things program, which seeks to enable persistent maritime situational awareness over large ocean areas by deploying thousands of small, low-cost floats that could form a distributed sensor network.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Applications for Cutting-edge food, food tech and agtech startups in Canada

FoodBytes! was created as part of Rabobank's Banking for Food (B4F) vision to produce more food sustainably to feed a growing global population by 2050. The two-day event begins with a mentoring boot camp for the selected startups led by experts on branding, PR, legal, funding, consumer trends and supply chains on Tuesday, May 15.
Applications are closed
a year ago

A Blockchain Ecosystem for Digital Identity: Improving Service Delivery in Canada’s Public and Private Sectors

In this article, drawing on our own experiences with an ecosystem approach to digital identity, we describe the potential value of using blockchain technology to address the present and future challenges of identity verification and authentication within a Canadian context.
a year ago

Enabling the SMART Wind Power Plant of the Future Through Science-Based Innovation

Future generations of technologically advanced wind power are anticipated to provide consumers with wind energy at unsubsidized costs competitive with or lower than other new and existing generation resources.
a year ago

Call for Applications: U.S. Solar Energy Innovators Program

The purpose of the Solar Energy Innovators Program is to enable selected applicants to conduct practical research on innovative solutions to the challenges faced by electrical utilities, energy service providers and electric public utility commissions as the deployment of solar energy and other distributed energy resources increase on the electrical grid.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Canada invests more than $29 million over the next six years so that young researchers can get hands-on training opportunities

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program supports training experiences that help make today’s talented students ready for the high-quality jobs in Canada’s research and innovation sectors. Companies also benefit by gaining access to potential employees who are eager to apply their knowledge and talents to deliver results that support a strong economy and a growing middle class.
a year ago

EDF Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Google to Supply 200 Megawatts of Wind Energy

EDF Renewable Energy has signed an agreement to supply Google, a subsidiary company of Alphabet with 200 megawatts (MW) of wind energy generated from the new Glaciers Edge Wind Project in Iowa.
a year ago

North American and European Food and Beverage Trends Propelled by Healthy Nutrition, Clean and Clear Labels, and Convenience

Healthy nutrition, clean and clear labels, sustainability, convenience, Big Data, and evolving social trends such as eating at home are the key factors driving the North American and European food and beverage markets.
a year ago

Evaluating the Technical and Economic Performance of PV Plus Storage Power Plants

The decreasing costs of both PV and energy storage technologies have raised interest in the creation of combined “PV plus storage” power plants. In this study, we examine the tradeoffs among various PV plus storage configurations and discuss an approach to quantify the impact of configuration on system net value.
a year ago

Stanford Researchers Test Public Receptiveness to Different Wind Energy Turbines

New research suggests vertical axis turbines, which may have fewer impacts on birds and the environment, could increase public support for new wind energy installations.
a year ago

Canada announced New $155-Million Clean Growth Program to Address Climate Change

Canada's Minister of Natural Resources announced a $155-millionprogram that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining and forestry, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Startup in Residence 2018: Team up with U.S. Local Governments to Build Products that Solve Real Civic Challenges

Startup in Residence (STIR) connects startups with local governments to develop technology products that solve real civic challenges. During the 16-week program, startups work with government partners and mentors to understand a their pain points and build prototypes. Teams share their products with government staff, media, and investors on Demo Day.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Government of Canada invests $2.5 million in Inocucor Technologies to supports the Development of Natural Biological Fertilizer

This investment in Inocucor Technologies supports the development of Synergro Free, a natural biological fertilizer that improves plant and soil health. The technology is working to enhance the natural growth process for plants and crops. It could increase yields in row crops, such as corn, wheat and soybean, while decreasing the need for pesticides and other synthetic fertilizers.
a year ago

Two awards from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to Support Research Projects in Seaweed, Blue Mussel production

Interest in seaweed aquaculture is increasing in the U.S. for many reasons, including the demand for natural and local food. Maine is home to the first commercial kelp farm in the nation and has emerged as an industry leader. A challenge faced by many seaweed growers, who have become successful at culturing kelp and other species, is what to do with the raw material after it’s harvested.
a year ago

The North American Meat Institute Releases MyMeatUp 2.0 App, Improves Transparency, Allows Consumers to Determine Where Meat Comes From

The North American Meat Institute unveiled an updated version of its popular MyMeatUp app, the first-of-its-kind free mobile app aimed at helping shoppers, particularly millennials, individuals between ages 18 and 35, become informed, confident purchasers of meat and poultry.
a year ago

Bell, Huawei and BeWhere bring new Internet of Things solution to Ontario winery

Bell today announced it has partnered with BeWhere Technologies and Huawei to implement an automated Internet of Things (IoT) solution for the Henry of Pelham vineyard to help improve planning and sustainability programs.
a year ago

3D Printing gets a Turbo Boost through a Software Algorithm developed at the University of Michigan

The algorithm allows printers to deliver high-quality results at speeds up to two times faster than those in common use, with no added hardware costs.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Ecofuel Acceleration program Spring 2018

The four months Ecofuel acceleration program offers a seed investment of up to $75,000 and an access to training workshops, networking sessions and mentors who are a reference in cleantech and/or their respective fields of expertise.
Applications are closed
a year ago

USDA Invests in Research to Improve Domestic Aquaculture Production

NIFA Aquaculture Research Program grants support the development of a globally competitive and profitable U.S. aquaculture industry through investments that help improve domestic aquaculture production efficiency, sustainability, safety, marketing, information sharing, and access to global science-based information and advanced technologies.
a year ago

USA, Canada and China Launched Global Blockchain Alliance, Sharing Blockchain Patents

Currently, according to data, more than 20 countries around the world are investing in blockchain technology, and more than 90 central banks have joined the blockchain discussion. Over the past three years, venture investors poured more than $1.4 billion into the blockchain sector, which created more than 2,500 patents related to blockchain.
a year ago

La Caisse and Desjardins Group announce the creation of an Investment Fund dedicated to FinTech and to Artificial Intelligence applied to Finance

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (la Caisse) and Desjardins Group announce the creation of an investment fund dedicated solely to the financial technology (FinTech) sector and to artificial intelligence applied to finance. Established in Montréal, this venture capital fund's purpose is to support the growth and development of new FinTech companies in Québec and Canada.
a year ago

How to Store Information in Your Clothes Invisibly, Without Electronics

A new type of smart fabric developed at the University of Washington could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes and open the door to your apartment or office. The UW computer scientists have created fabrics and fashion accessories that can store data, from security codes to identification tags, without needing any on-board electronics or sensors.
a year ago

The U.S. DHS S&T Launches $300K Challenge to Uncover Emerging Biothreats

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) launched the Hidden Signals Challenge, a $300,000 prize competition that seeks concepts for novel uses of existing data to uncover emerging biothreats. The Challenge calls upon data innovators from a wide variety of fields to develop concepts that will identify signals and achieve timelier alerts for biothreats in our cities and communities.
Applications are closed
a year ago

DARPA's OFFSET program seeks Participants for Frequent “swarm sprint” Exercises

DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and/or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in swarms of 250 robots or more to accomplish diverse missions in complex urban environments.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Thales selects Canada as New Global Hub to Boost Artificial Intelligence Expertise

Thales announced the creation of the Centre of Research and Technology in Artificial Intelligence eXpertise (cortAIx). Led by Thales, cortAIx, in collaboration with the MILA (Artificial Intelligence Institute of Quebec), the IVADO (Institute of Data Valorization) and the Vector Institute of Toronto, will be located in Montreal, one of the world’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystems.
a year ago

Breakthrough in Telemedicine: Next Gen Drone Integrates Holographic Technology to Connect Doctors, Lifesaving Drugs to Survivors

A telemedical drone system with holographic technology can quickly put emergency physicians and lifesaving medical supplies in the hands of disaster survivors. The Telemedical Drone Project, known as HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue Operations), was presented Monday at OMED 17 in Philadelphia, the nation's largest conference for osteopathic physicians.
a year ago

U.S. Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) to use Flirtey drones to deliver Lifesaving Defibrillators to Victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Flirtey, the leading drone delivery service, and REMSA, a community-integrated emergency medical services provider, today announced a partnership to launch the first automated external defibrillator (AED) drone delivery service in the United States.
a year ago

NREL Evaluates National Charging Infrastructure Needs for Growing Fleet of Plug-In Electric Vehicles in USA

Sales of PEVs, which include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and all-electric vehicles (EVs), have surged recently. Most PEV charging occurs at home, but widespread PEV adoption would require the development of a national network of non-residential charging stations. Strategically installing these stations early would maximize their economic viability while enabling efficient network growth as the PEV market matures.
a year ago

Green Commuter, First “Open” All-Electric Car-Sharing Service, Deploys in Los Angeles, USA

Green Commuter deployed Los Angeles’s first open all-electric car-sharing service this week. The vehicles are available to the public through the Green Commuter app. Once registered, members can locate and rent Green Commuter Tesla Model X vehicles by the hour or weekend.
a year ago

Agrisoma Biosciences Announces Collaboration with University of Florida to advance the supply of bio jet fuel

An advantage of the fuel produced from Carinata is that it requires no blending with petroleum-based fuel, says Ian Small, an assistant professor in the UF/IFAS plant pathology department and SPARC deputy project director.
a year ago

Long-term Agricultural Experiments Inform the Development of Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices

California's Mediterranean agro-ecosystems are a major source of U.S. fruits and vegetables, and vulnerable to future extremes of precipitation and temperature brought on by climate change, including increased drought and flooding, and more intense and longer heat waves. To develop resilience to these threats, strategies are necessary for climate-smart management of soil and water.
a year ago

US Department of Energy awards Danforth Center $16M to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy

This project aims to deliver stress-tolerant sorghum lines, addressing DOE's mission in the generation of renewable energy resources. The development of a low input, environmentally safe and highly productive sorghum germplasm will help establish a lignocellulosic energy economy that can provide jobs to rural communities, ensure energy security and benefit the environment.
a year ago

Cover Crops Increase Destruction of Weed Seed in Fields, Shed Light on Predator Interactions

Cover crops have been promoted for their abilities to reduce erosion and retain or enhance soil nutrients. Now there is evidence that they can significantly reduce weed seeds from entering the soil seed bank.
a year ago

MFP program invites Input on Sensing and Neutralization Technologies to defend U.S. forces against Unmanned Airborne Threats

DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program seeks to develop an integrated system capable of defeating self-guided sUAS (i.e., those that do not rely on a radio or GPS receiver for their operation) attacking a high-value convoy on the move, and recently awarded Phase 1 agreements to start research.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Aquaculture Genomics, Genetics and Breeding in the United States: Current status, Challenges, and Priorities for Future Research

This paper provides a general review of the current status, challenges and future research needs of aquaculture genomics, genetics, and breeding, with a focus on major aquaculture species in the United States: catfish, rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, tilapia, striped bass, oysters, and shrimp. While the overall research priorities and the practical goals are similar across various aquaculture species, the current status in each species should dictate the next priority areas within the species.
a year ago

NREL Report Shows Utility-Scale Solar PV System Cost Fell Nearly 30% Last Year

The report estimates that the total installed system cost, which is one of the primary inputs used to compute LCOE, has declined to $2.80 per direct current watts (Wdc) for residential systems, $1.85 Wdc for commercial, $1.03 Wdc for fixed-tilt utility-scale systems, and $1.11 Wdc for one-axis tracking utility-scale systems.
2 years ago

New Technologies from Clemson offer Potential Big Savings for Agriculture

Tests on new nutrient-management technology under development at Clemson University showed savings of up to $54 an acre on cotton production.
2 years ago

Blockchain Applications and Use Cases in Health Information Technology

We argue that a public program such as the U.S. Medicaid program with $553 Billion in total program costs and over $25 Billion spent on health information technology and administration last fiscal year could benefit from the use of blockchain based distributed ledger and smart contracts.
2 years ago

Breakthrough Soybean Research by Purdue and Dow AgroSciences could save Farmers millions

Through a collaborative project, Purdue University and Dow AgroSciences researchers have discovered a novel soybean gene that provides resistance to a devastating and costly fungal disease.
2 years ago

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Awards $4.8 Million to Center for Innovative Technology to Enhance Smart Cities

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $4.8 million contract award to the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) of Herndon, Virginia, to apply cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to first responders and the commercial marketplace.
2 years ago

Solvay to launch PEKK resin production to support demand for Thermoplastic Composites and 3D printing Components in Aerospace

Solvay will begin producing high-performance polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) polymers in the United States early next year, to support its composite materials business in meeting growing aerospace demand.
2 years ago

EDF Energies Nouvelles signs a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement for a new Wind Farm under construction in the United-States

EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the signature of a so called Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) for 120 MW of the 154 MW Rock Falls wind project, between its local subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
2 years ago

Canada launched Forest Bioeconomy Framework to enhance the Sustainability of the Forest Sector

The Forest Bioeconomy Framework establishes a path that will result in a forest bioeconomy that identifies sustainable bio-based materials from healthy forests available for high added-value manufacturing. The framework highlights innovation, collaboration, and investment and opens the door to further enhancing the sustainability of the forest sector through research, innovation and strong public policy.
2 years ago

Facebook to invest US$2.625 million in Canada to support Research in Artificial Intelligence

Facebook announced a major investment with CIFAR today, a result of the Institute's leadership in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The US$2.625 million investment over five years will continue Facebook's support of CIFAR's Learning in Machines & Brains program, and will also fund a Facebook-CIFAR Chair in Artificial Intelligence at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA).
2 years ago

Atlanta deployed Smart City technology, connecting traffic signals, emergency vehicles and school zone safety flashers to the Internet of Things

The AI technology includes the Glance TravelSafely™ smartphone appwhich will connect drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to the infrastructure and each other to improve safety and mobility in the covered corridors.
2 years ago

Government of Canada Invests $950,000 in New Carbon Capture Technology in Richmond, B.C., Laboratory

The investment enables the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute (CCCI) in Richmond, B.C., to design, acquire and install equipment to be used for carbon capture and turning carbon dioxide emissions into consumer-friendly products. Carbon capture and utilization technology creates new products and business revenue stream opportunities while improving our environmental performance, creating jobs and driving clean growth in the process.
2 years ago

Young Faculty Award 2018 seeks Junior Faculty Grant proposals in more than two dozen broad-ranging Scientific Research Areas

The YFA program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia as well as equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to national security challenges and needs. The 2018 solicitation will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative research directions that enable transformative Department of Defense (DoD) capabilities. The long-term goal of YFA is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers who will focus a significant portion of their future careers on DoD and national security issues.
2 years ago

SideArm Prototype Catches Full-Size Unmanned Aerial System Flying at Full Speed

The ability to carry air power anywhere in the world, and both launch those aircraft to flight speed and bring them to a stop over extremely short distances, has been essential to carriers’ decades-long dominance of naval warfare.
2 years ago

Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing

Wearable electronic devices that aim to track and measure the body’s movements must possess similar properties, yet integrating rigid electrical components on or within skin-mimicking matrix materials has proven to be challenging.
2 years ago

Ubisoft to invest $780 million in Quebec's videogame industry

In order to support its growth and that of the industry, Ubisoft plans on investing $13M, in addition to its current commitments, in education, applied university research, and the ecosystem of techno-creative start-ups. These new investments in Quebec will be deployed across additional regions to attract and train an increasing number of young people in disciplines related to videogame technology.
2 years ago

Ontario's Low Carbon Innovation Fund will support Emerging, Innovative Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) will support emerging, innovative technologies in areas such as alternative energy generation and conservation, new biofuels or bioproducts, next-generation transportation or novel carbon capture and usage technologies. Successful technologies will need to show significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ontario.
2 years ago

Reducing Peak-Time Power Usage Through Smart-Home Technologies

Ni will develop new optimization algorithms to minimize energy costs for utility companies and a multilevel reward system for customers who shift energy usage to nonpeak times. Activities, such as doing laundry or charging electric vehicles, would be done during nonpeak times.
2 years ago

Apple’s next US data center in Iowa Will Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store and other Apple services. Like all Apple data centers, the new facility will run entirely on renewable energy from day one.
2 years ago

uOttawa researchers sent the first quantum-secured message containing more than one bit of information per photon

Quantum encryption uses photons to encode information in the form of quantum bits. In its simplest form, known as 2D encryption, each photon encodes one bit: either a 1 or a 0. Scientists have shown that a single photon can encode even more information, a concept known as high-dimensional quantum encryption, but until now, this has never been demonstrated with free-space optical communication in real-world conditions.
2 years ago

Hybrid Drones carry Heavier Payloads for Greater Distances

The hybrid drones could help make drone package-delivery a reality, and enhance capabilities for crop imaging, military surveillance, emergency response, and remote infrastructure inspection, among other applications.
2 years ago

Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative to use Blockchain technology for Meat Traceability

Blockchain technology allows for public verification of information in the food chain. Shoppers and diners will be able to scan QR codes on Grass Roots products to learn where the meat came from and how the animals were raised. The "digital history" of the meat will also include stories of the people, from farmer to butcher, who contributed in crafting the final product.
2 years ago

Deepwater Wind Proposing World’s Largest Offshore Wind, Energy Storage Combination

Deepwater Wind is proposing the 144-megawatt Revolution Wind farm, paired with a 40 megawatt-hour battery storage system provided by Tesla, in response to the Commonwealth’s request for proposals for new sources of clean energy in Section 83D of the Act to Promote Energy Diversity. Deepwater Wind also provided alternative bids for a larger 288 MW version of Revolution Wind and a smaller 96 MW version.
2 years ago

Unleashing the power of Deep Learning for Smarter Driverless Cars

The “deep learning” process used to teach the car to recognize and react to pedestrians involves repeatedly showing the model images and telling it where pedestrians are located within those images. Over time, the model builds an internal representation, or “learning”, of what pedestrians look like and how they behave. The more images are shown to the system, the better it analyzes images it has never seen before.
2 years ago

Live, Virtual, Constructive or Mixed-reality Training Transforms US DoD Training and Simulation Market

New disruptive, innovative technologies such as augmented reality(AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices, immersive motion systems, and artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming how training is tracked, evaluated, and administered.
2 years ago

Groupe Média TFO launches the development of a Blockchain prototype to transform the Management of Digital Cultural Products

The "Blockchain TFO" project targets the entirety of players from the digital cultural products industry, especially those working on movies, TV shows and digital content. The decentralized technology to be developed will be the solution to various needs that Groupe Média TFO has identified internally and in the industry as a whole.
2 years ago

Canada advanced an Innovative and Competitive Dairy Sector

The two programs are: the five-year, $250 million Dairy Farm Investment Program and the four-year, $100 million Dairy Processing Investment Fund. For dairy producers, the new program will enable investments such as robotic and other automated systems that improve farm productivity. Similarly, for dairy processors, the new program will support investments in equipment and infrastructure, or provide access to specialized expertise to introduce new products or processes.
2 years ago

UMD Engineers Invent the First Bio-Compatible, Ion Current Battery

Engineers at the University of Maryland have invented an entirely new kind of battery. It is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and all living things.
2 years ago

Canada Advances Clean Growth Economy With Call for Expressions of Interest for Next-Generation Clean Energy Infrastructure Projects

Natural Resources Canada received funding in Budget 2017 for the implementation of new national programs, including projects to support next-generation smart grid systems, reduce the reliance of northern and Indigenous communities on diesel fuel, increase the number of electric vehicle stations and help build new net-zero buildings across Canada.
2 years ago

Government of Canada invests in Research to Reduce Methane Gas Emissions in Cattle

The study led by the University of Lethbridge will investigate whether the use of biochar, a feed supplement, in beef cattle diets improves the efficiency of digestion and reduces the amount of methane gas produced.
2 years ago

Artificial Intelligence to drive GDP gains of $15.7 trillion with Productivity, Personalisation Improvements

Labour productivity improvements are expected to account for over half of all economic gains from AI over the period 2016-2030. Increased consumer demand resulting from AI-enabled product enhancements will account for the rest. The greatest economic gains from AI will be in China (26% boost to GDP in 2030) and North America (14.5% boost), equivalent to a total of $10.7 trillion and accounting for almost 70% of the global economic impact.
2 years ago

Next Energy Technologies Awarded $2.5 Million From the US Department of Energy to Commercialize Low-Cost Transparent Solar Cells

The goal of NEXT's project is to accelerate transition of a lab-made, commercially relevant prototype to a fully developed prototype whose initial reliability and certification testing has been passed and is ready to begin pilot manufacturing. In meeting this important objective, NEXT will position itself to meet SunShot's goal of a Levelized Cost of Energy of $0.03/kWh by 2030 as well as enable supply chain innovation, improve form factor, increase the domestic market, and increase domestic manufacturing of solar power technology.
2 years ago

New UN report encourages African countries to harness Growing Tourism Sector

African governments should make it easier and safer for Africans to travel within the continent, the United Nations said in a new report released today, noting that tourism demand there is increasingly driven by Africans themselves.
2 years ago

U.S. Army Tests Hydrogen Technology for Diesel Trucks

U.S. Army demonstration shows mileage improvement for a diesel truck using a proprietary hydrogen injection system. Commercial Hydrogen, Inc. of Houston, Texas developed the system, which is designed to improve mileage and air quality for diesel trucks.
2 years ago

Washington State University to lead $30M International Partnership USA-India to Advance Power Grid

The new consortia brings together experts from academia, DOE national laboratories, and industry in India and the U.S. to evolve and advance the future electric power distribution grid. The effort will allow the continuing increase and integration of distributed energy resources penetration, such as solar, wind, storage, and electric vehicles, advancing the goal of creating a carbon-free electricity system.
2 years ago

Technology Innovation and Environmentally Sustainable Techniques Drive Double-digit Growth in North American Agricultural Biologicals Market

The North American agricultural biologicals market has witnessed double-digit growth in recent years, driven by several favorable trends. These include the use of technology innovation such as microbial-derived ingredients, seed inoculants, and bundle packaging; desire for environmentally sustainable techniques; new biological product releases; and a decline in synthetic chemical launches.
2 years ago

Smart Factory Connection Tour: 8 French SMEs bring industry of the future solutions to the U.S.

The Smart Factory Connection Tour has been developed by Business France, together with the French Government Businesses Directorate (DGE), and is aimed at innovative SMEs specializing in technologies to upgrade industrial manufacturing. The idea is to help companies like these make the most of opportunities in the marketplace arising from rapid modernization.
2 years ago

Bell to launch LTE-M network to transform the way Canadians use the Internet of Things

LTE-M improves the operating efficiency of IoT devices by enabling very low power consumption and better coverage in underground and other hard to reach locations. Bell has successfully completed LTE-M trials and deployments with pilot customers, and will launch its LTE-M network in 2018.
2 years ago

Bell MTS and University of Manitoba launch IoT in Agriculture Initiative

Student-driven development of broadband Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to support growth in the essential agriculture and agri-food sector of the economy.
2 years ago

Canada’s Quinta Quinoa wins International Startup of the Year

With record yields of 2000 lbs/acre in 2016, Quinta is currently the only quinoa brand on the market that has completed the nutritional testing necessary to be able to make the claims of being high in protein, fibre and zinc, and an excellent source of iron and magnesium, and a source of calcium.
2 years ago

Canadian Government Provides Grant for Collaboration Between Cutting Edge AgTech Company and Canadian University

Benson Hill Biosystems announced a partnership with the University of Guelph to develop traits that increase canola yield as part of the Genome Canada Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP).
2 years ago

Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Bridge Inspection : Testing and Developing End-to-End Operational Workflow

The purpose of this study was to develop, test and document an end-to-end operational workflow for UAS bridge inspections, with a particular focus on regulatory and safety aspects. Since it is recognized that UAS are simply one tool for this particular application, another key focus on this study was on investigating which aspects of bridge inspection can and cannot be aided by UAS.
2 years ago

Nine Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City startups selected for INFINITI LAB accelerator program in Canada

INFINITI LAB Toronto, an Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities accelerator program from premium car brand INFINITI, announced the nine startups that will participate in the inaugural four-week accelerator program in Toronto. The nine participating startups have raised $2.7M in funding between them, and during the program they will receive education, mentorship and access to technology from corporate and technology partners including new partners IBM Canada and TribalScale, and existing partners including Techstars, OMERS Ventures, and the City of Toronto.
2 years ago

Multi-state Research reveals Integrated Pest Management (IPM) best option for treatment of Soybean Aphids

Research published in the April 2017 issue of Pest Management Science indicates that many of these soybean growers will invest in neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments. The two-year, multi-state study revealed that, even during periods of infestation by the key pest across the region, the soybean aphid, the neonicotinoid treatment produced the same yields as using no insecticide at all.
2 years ago

TMX Group Develops Blockchain Prototype for Energy Business

NGX collaborated with Nuco, a digital infrastructure provider, to build a new system using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to improve the tracking of natural gas flows at delivery locations in the United States. The prototype is designed to optimize the NGX natural gas settlement process for clients by providing a transparent view of gas movements across locations and enabling participants to more accurately report their positions. The NGX use case for the prototype also has the potential to enhance delivery and payment processing, mitigate the risk of, and expedite remediation of, supply shortfalls, and provide secure transactional data.
2 years ago

Big Data and Evidence-Driven Decision-Making: Analyzing the Practices of Large and Mid-Sized U.S. Cities

Based on a multi-layered institutional theories and an extensive analysis of the 30 largest cities and 35 selected mid-sized cities in the U.S, this study examines how U.S. cities are using mobile phone apps, sensors, data analytics, and open data portals to pursue Big Data opportunities, and what institutional factors influence their choices.
2 years ago

U.S. NCAR to develop Advanced Wind and Solar Energy Forecasting system for Kuwait

Expanding its work in renewable energy, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is launching a three-year project to develop specialized forecasts for a major wind and solar energy facility in Kuwait. The $5.1 million project will focus on developing a system to provide detailed forecasts of wind and solar irradiance at Kuwait's planned 2-gigawatt Shagaya renewable energy plant. After NCAR develops the system, the technology will be transferred to the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) for day-to-day operations.
2 years ago

SolaireHolman 50 MW Plant to provide up to 10.5% of the City of Houston’s electricity needs

The City of Houston and ENGIE are pleased to announce that ENGIE’s 50 MW SolaireHolman plant is now on line, operational, and capable of providing up to 10.5% of the City’s electricity needs with clean, affordable solar power for the next 20 years under a power purchase agreement. This agreement solidifies the City’s status as the largest municipal purchaser of renewable energy in the United States.
2 years ago

Toyota "Project Portal" hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy-duty truck at the Port of Los Angeles, USA

Toyota Motor North America, Inc. revealed "Project Portal", a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy duty truck use at the Port of Los Angeles. Announced at a press conference with Port officials and representatives from California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), the zero-emission truck proof of concept will take part in a feasibility study examining the potential of fuel cell technology in heavy duty applications.
2 years ago

U.S. Companies Raising $1 Billion or More to Fuel Artificial Intelligence (AI) Development

Companies Allocate More Than $650 Million Annually to Fuel the AI Talent Race, Investment from Amazon Nearly 600% and Google Nearly 300% More Than Average.
2 years ago

Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA) has committed over $25 million towards the installation of Rooftop Solar Panels on the city’s buildings

Albuquerque City Councilors Pat Davis and Isaac Benton announced the City is taking the first steps to install over $25 million of solar projects on City buildings. This will be the first phase in fulfilling the recently set Council goal of generating 25% of the City’s energy use from solar.
2 years ago

Policies for Reintegrating Crop and Livestock Systems: A Comparative Analysis

The reintegration of crop and livestock systems within the same land area has the potential to improve soil quality and reduce water and air pollution, while maintaining high yields and reducing risk.
2 years ago

U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Establishes World Record for Solar Hydrogen Production

The new solar-to-hydrogen (STH) efficiency record is 16.2 percent, topping a reported14 percent efficiency in 2015 by an international team made up of researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, TU Ilmenau, Fraunhofer ISE and the California Institute of Technology. A paper in Nature Energy titled Direct Solar-to-hydrogen Conversion via Inverted Metamorphic Multijunction Semiconductor Architectures outlines how NREL's new record was achieved.
2 years ago

Rooftop Solar at Toyota Motor North America's new headquarters to be the largest installation in Texas, USA

SunPower today announced that construction has begun on an 8.79-megawatt SunPower® solar system at Toyota Motor North America's new headquarters in Plano, Texas, which the auto maker plans to occupy this year. Close to one megawatt larger than originally planned, it is expected to be the Lone Star State's largest corporate office on-site solar installation among non-utility companies.
2 years ago

Low-cost ‘Solar Absorber’ promising for Future Concentrated Solar Power Plants

Researchers have shown how to modify commercially available silicon wafers into a structure that efficiently absorbs solar energy and withstands the high temperatures needed for “concentrated solar power” plants that might run up to 24 hours a day. The research advances global efforts to design hybrid systems that combine solar photovoltaic cells, which convert visible and ultraviolet light into electricity, thermoelectric devices that convert heat into electricity, and steam turbines to generate electricity. The thermoelectric devices and steam turbines would be driven by heat collected and stored using mirrors to focus sunlight onto a “selective solar absorber and reflector.”
2 years ago

Stanford researchers recommend changes to U.S. Solar policies, encourage collaboration with China

Researchers from Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance encourage the United States to reconsider a wide variety of its solar energy policies in order to maximize the industry's long-term benefits to the global climate and to the U.S. economy. Their research is scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday during an event at the Brookings Institution.
2 years ago

New York City : Transforming a City into a Tech Innovation Leader

New York city has become one of the largest and most vibrant tech startup ecosystems in the world. Today, the city is widely seen as a leading startup hub worldwide. However, this was not something one can have anticipated just ten years ago. The financial crisis shocked the city, providing the circumstances for the transformation of the New York startup scene.
2 years ago

Why Smart Cities should star in Canada's Innovation Budget

The report suggests that to compete with the global leaders in innovation, places like Silicon Valley, New York and London, Canada should invest in these centres to support vibrant innovation communities that draw in the talent and investment startups need to grow.
2 years ago