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3-d solar


NASA to shoot lasers at Earth's forests from space

Using tech known as lidar, a device will map forests in 3D and increase understanding of their role in the carbon cycle.

By September 9, 2014


Accordion-shaped solar tower captures more light

Because the cost of solar panels has dropped so much, designing three-dimensional structures to take in more light intake and boost power output now makes sense, according to researchers at MIT.

By March 26, 2012


Cloak's on you: Scientists create 'invisible' object

By scattering microwaves with plasmonic materials, University of Texas researchers achieve "three-dimensional cloaking," one step closer to rending something transparent in visible light.

By January 26, 2012


The 404 Podcast 478: Where The 404 hoverboard works on water (Prize Giveaway!)

Today we've got 404 listener Leopold's take on our theme song, Back to the Future/The 404 mash-up fan art, and a prize giveaway courtesy of Otterbox!

By December 2, 2009


Autodesk crunches numbers for greener buildings

The architecture and design software company is trying to popularize green building retrofits with a suite of sustainability analysis tools for building professionals.

By October 27, 2009