A viral video from last year proposed the idea of installing solar panels onto all of America's roads and parking lots to generate the nation’s energy. A section of road along route 66 will be installing the Solar Roadways panels:
A new branch of research termed ‘Human Centric Lighting’ (HCL) is looking into the impact of different kinds of lighting on human health. The effects of different light conditions on circadian rhythm, mental health, physical health, and other biological changes and ideas on how this knowledge can be applied to create productivity and health promoting lighting environments is growing.
At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings
The team at the University of New South Wales has achieved the world's highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make. How did they do it, and what does this mean in the race to 'Zero-Energy buildings'?