Pathways to large amounts of solar energy

Solar and wind energy are still a tiny share of the overall energy production mix ARPA-E has the FOCUS (Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight) project to make solar energy a larger part of the US energy mix. SOURCE – ARPA-E Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger …

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Passive Wi-Fi at 10,000 times lower power

The upside of Wi-Fi is that it’s everywhere – invisibly connecting laptops to printers, allowing smartphones to make calls or stream movies without cell service, and letting online gamers battle it out. With Passive Wi-Fi, we can envision a true “Internet of Things” in which household devices and wearable sensors will be able to communicate …

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For Self Driving car future Potential 30% Urban GDP boost

A highly popular article on Slashdot and Reddit Futurology makes note that the Google driverless car has not gotten a traffic ticket after driving 700,000 miles. Local government revenue in the USA was $1.73 trillion in 2014. So the traffic tickets make up 0.38% of the local government revenue. Self driving cars could save $500 …

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