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PEI Connect: Learning powered by the sun

Pei Connect provides a brief look at what got our attention during the week (19 - 26 Feb), and first up, we focus on a good news story out of Madagascar, combining solar power, circular economy and digital learning.

PEI Connect: Keeping our energy future afloat

Pei Connect provides a brief look at what got our attention during the week (21-28 January), and first up we take a look at developments in the burgeoning world of floating wind energy.

Researchers explore harvesting energy from black holes

New research identifies a mechanism and conditions for harvesting the free energy stored in spinning black holes.
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Rolls-Royce & UK Space Agency launch study into nuclear power for...

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with the UK Space Agency for a study into future nuclear power options for space exploration.
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US DoE publishes its ‘Energy for Space’ strategy

The strategy comprises measures the DoE plans to implement to further its role in powering the next generation of space exploration.
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UK commissions research into space solar power stations

The systems would use very large solar power satellites to collect solar energy, convert it into high-frequency radio waves, and safely beam it back to earth.

Israeli solar generator prototype selected for NASA space station

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Prof. (Emer.) Jeffrey Gordon and his US colleagues have designed a miniaturized solar-power prototype that offers a...

China checking feasibility of solar power stations in space

China is looking at the potential for space-based solar power satellites that would beam energy back to Earth.

DCH sensors selected for spacecraft, under test for NASA fuel cells

DCH Technology, Inc. announced that they have been selected to develop a new hydrogen sensor for critical fuel containment systems on the U.S. Space Shuttle fleet, as well as on its X33 next generation of space vehicles.

Astronauts flip switch on space station’s new solar power plant

NASA spacewalkers turned on the international space station's new solar power plant Tuesday while preparing for some impromptu maintenance in orbit.

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