Let the Sunshine In, for the Benefit of All

Low- and moderate-income households bear heavy housing and energy cost burdens. In the United States, people with low incomes spend about three times more of their income on energy than those with higher incomes. Moreover, these households are much less likely to reap the benefits of converting to solar power. But now, a study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has identified three approaches that effectively expand the availability of rooftop solar to people in lower income ...

Rechargeable Water-based Grid Battery Could Store Wind and Solar Power | Technology

Researchers in the lab of Stanford Materials Scientist Yi Cui have created a water-based chemical reaction-battery that is able to store power for later use, and it may serve as a helpful grid solution in balancing out the volatility of renewable energy sources like wind and solar. With an affordable, rechargeable battery like the one this team of scientists is developing, excess solar and wind power can be saved up for when the weather isn’t providing energy or when electricity demand is high.

Why Indie Artists are Turning to Tokenization on the Blockchain

Independent artists like Casey Pearl of London are taking control of their own music brand and distribution with blockchain technology. In Pearl’s case, she has created a PEARL Token through SingularDTV’s Tokit dApp (app based on decentralized technology). This process affords her greater authority and creative freedom in regard to the production and release of her music and in how she interacts with supporters and fans.

Can AI Write Music Well?

Can artificial intelligence create music successfully? The answer probably depends on the definition of music. Is it an organized combination of sounds and silence, defined by traits like rhythm and harmony? Are its personal and cultural background and emotional impact defining? Can AI create an art form that is central to so many lives? Major tech brands like Sony and IBM are experimenting with these questions, and a growing number of artists are using AI music tools.

8 Amazing Early Women Aviators

There have been countless female aviators since 1903, when Aida de Acosta, at 19, took the women’s first solo flight on a dirigible in Paris. This article cannot attempt to honor them all. But in celebration of Women’s History Month, and also Women in Aviation Worldwide Week (March 7–13), let’s look at a few shining stars of female flight. De Laroche was the first woman to receive a pilot’s license in France in 1910. She was the daughter of a plumber, and was a gifted actress, balloonist, engin
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