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Google Introduces Project Sunroof
20 Aug | IEEE SpectrumFull Text External Link Indicator
"Does it make sense to install solar panels on your roof? You probably have no idea. But as of today, Google knows. The colorful and recently alphabetized search monstrosity has launched a new tool called Project Sunroof. It will use data you may not have realized that Google even had to tell you how much money you can save by turning your roof into a photon harvester." by Evan Ackerman
Introducing a New Material for Invisibility Cloaks
16 Jul | IEEE SpectrumFull Text External Link Indicator
"Unless you’re a teenage wizard, making things invisible involves some challenges—cloaking devices tend to be bulky and absorb some of the light they’re trying to reroute. Now a new design may lead to invisibility cloaks that are thinner and don’t lose brightness, rendering them more practical for certain uses." Neil Savage