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We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping

We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping The International Energy Agency reports that nations from all regions have seen the market for solar power growing this year.In fact, solar power is growing by as much as 25% in some countries as the price  continues to drop.

When engineers shut down Niagara Falls' water flow and found surprisingly few corpses

When engineers shut down Niagara Falls' water flow and found surprisingly few corpses For several months in 1969, the torrent of water rushing over American Falls, one of three waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls, was reduced to little more than a trickle.In the late 1960s, concerns were growing that further rockslides could erode the falls completely.

The surprising stereotype holding young girls back

The surprising stereotype holding young girls back A 2016 study suggested a "masculine culture" in computer science and engineering makes girls feel like they don't belong.But she said the findings are just as revealing for young boys than they are for girls.

Problems with SpaceX Falcon 9 design could delay manned missions

Problems with SpaceX Falcon 9 design could delay manned missions Now, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says there may be an issue with the Falcon 9 rocket that delays the expected launch of the first manned mission in 2018.The report from the GAO (just a preliminary release for now) cites issues with the turboblades used in Falcon 9 rockets.

How sunshine is bringing radio to remote parts of South Sudan

How sunshine is bringing radio to remote parts of South Sudan Mayardit FM is not only changing the media landscape, it is also transforming people's lives.Vulnerable populations in South Sudan are very isolated and any kind of information darkness can have a devastating impact.

New rendition of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' tells the story of every engineering student

New rendition of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' tells the story of every engineering student Ed Sheeran's new video title "Shape of You" about a budding romance has found a new meaning, thanks to some of the brightest young minds from India.Students at the prestigious IIT-Roorkee have made a new video for Sheeran's song that truly captures the desperate struggles of all the tens of millions of students who pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering to find a girlfriend.

Disney creates room that can wirelessly charge hundreds of devices

Disney creates room that can wirelessly charge hundreds of devices True wireless power is still a no-go in consumer technology, but Disney Research has developed a version that might work in the future.Its volumetric wireless power system can keep hundreds of devices powered with no wires whatsoever.

BMW and LEGO collaborated to create the concept hoverbike of our dreams

BMW and LEGO collaborated to create the concept hoverbike of our dreams LEGO and BMW teamed up to create a model set for one of the automaker's most popular motorcycles – BMW R 1200 GS Adventure.Lego Technic engineers used the same 603 pieces from the model to construct a concept hoverbike.

One more gaffe for India's national airline and people can't stop rubbing it in

One more gaffe for India's national airline and people can't stop rubbing it in Because nothing seems to be going right for India's national airline, Air India.Then, a London hotel shamed its cabin crew for taking away buffet food in lunchboxes.

Moving Dartboard Keeps Players On Target

Moving Dartboard Keeps Players On Target Inventor and science enthusiast Mark Rober, a self-proclaimed dart loser, built a moving dartboard that ensures even the drunkest players hit the bullseye.“I fulfilled a three-year-long dream to create a dartboard where you get a bullseye every time, thanks to some engineering,” according to the YouTube video description.

This small tweak could solve the biggest problem you have when pouring wine

This small tweak could solve the biggest problem you have when pouring wine You twist the bottle, or try to yank it up quickly after pouring a glass — we all struggle to drop wine bottles from dribbling down the side of the neck.But turns out, all it took was some clever engineering to fix the perennial problem.