The Winners Of The YC Hacks Hackathon, And More

From August 2nd to 3rd 2014, the YC Hacks event was held in Mountainview, California to gather developers under one roof and develop tomorrow’s technology. The winners of the YC Hacks Hackathon were (in order of place 1 = first place, etc): Athelas: This technology is a smartphone accessory that allows you to analyse your blood…

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Ever Wanted Night Vision For Your iPhone? Try FLIR

Thermal imaging technology enables you to see heat, cold and warm air leaks, insulation flaws, creatures, through some things, and even temperature differences. A recent FLIR One case for iPhones is one thermal imaging technology that can do this. The device shows you the heat radiated by objects, not the objects themselves. However, this is…

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Solar-Powered Planes Could Change How Airlines Work

Brainstorm Project The operation and maintenance (O&M) cost of solar-power plants is very low compared to that of fossil-fuelled power plants in general, and this has had a significant impact on the energy market in some regions (such as Texas, United States). The article pertains to that effect and how it could apply to solar-powered…

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India Needs “Green Buildings” Urgently, Says R.K. Pachauri

Originally published on Green Building Elements By Nicholas Brown. R.K.Pachauri, an internationally acclaimed environmentalist who chaired the IPCC, said that India urgently needs more green buildings, an especially radical departure from conventional building design. He said: “There has to be radical departure in the construction of new buildings. There is a change in culture which…

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