Solar Energy Generating Sphere

People think windmills are ugly (I disagree though – I think they’re quite neat) and that photovoltaic dual-axis solar panels, while efficient, aren’t really any prettier. Well André Broessel from Barcelona has united sleek architecture with intelligent scientific design as an answer to the ‘ugliness’ of renewable energy devices with the “ß torics” system. This spherical […]

Computer Science Meets Biology in the Anternet

Stanford academics have discovered an unlikely link between the Internet and the harvesting tactics of ants. Balaji Prabhakar and Deborah Gordon are Stanford professors of computer science and biology respectively. Gordon specialises in ants and recently figured out a pattern in the way ants collaborate together to gather food. She mentioned this to Prabhakar, who […]