Pyramid lenses catch light from any angle to boost solar cell efficiency

There’s still room for improvement for solar cells. Stanford engineers have now developed pyramid-shaped lenses that focus sunlight from any angle onto a solar cell, keeping it collecting power from sunrise to sunset.

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NASA eyes August launch after concluding tests of SLS Moon rocket

NASA has put a patchy few months behind it to officially conclude the testing campaign for its Space Launch System (SLS) and begin preparations for its maiden flight later this year, all going to plan.

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Rivian opens the first sites in its Adventure Network of EV chargers

One of the lofty ambitions Rivian holds in the electric vehicle space is to establish a vast network of fast-charging locations spanning the US and Canada, and this week it opened of the first sites of its so-called Rivian Adventure Network.

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Common bone density scan can predict later-life dementia risk

Researchers can now assess a person’s risk of developing late-life dementia using data from a common type of bone density scan. The study revealed calcification within the abdominal aorta can double one’s risk of developing dementia over the age of 80.

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Electric Norton promises “race performance and touring range”

Great Britain's Norton Motorcycles, now under Indian ownership after some shady management from the previous owner, has announced an interesting electric motorcycle project promising to simultaneously deliver "race performance and touring range."

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Plant-based plastic strong as PET, degrades into sugars in the environment

Plastics are tough, which is great when in use but not so good in the environment. Scientists have developed a new PET-like plastic derived from waste plant matter that can be chemically recycled or degrade into harmless sugars in the environment.

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Review: 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is the way to roll

The 2022 model year marks the 11th generation of the Honda Civic. Completely rethought for the new-gen, the Civic looks sharp, handles well, gives the driver good visibility and keeps with Honda's penchant for “fun in the first 10.”

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Cold temperatures induce anti-inflammatory molecule that counters obesity

Researchers continue to unravel the complex role inflammation plays in obesity, now demonstrating how cold temperatures can stimulate the release of a molecule that reverses this type of inflammation and reduces body weight in mice.

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Cygnus cargo ship allows US to control ISS orbit without Russian help

The United States now has the ability to control the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) without Russian cooperation after a Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo spacecraft successfully boosted the space lab into a higher orbit.

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