Technology and Science

A Look at NexOptic’s First Prototype

Take a look at the rendering presentation of our First Prototype – a feature-rich telescope with a near 1 to 1 aperture to depth ratio, unprecedented form factor, significant effective focal length and a C-mount for the attachment of a specialized camera system.…

Tesla Just Unveiled New Rooftop Solar Cells That Look Like Regular Shingles

Tesla unveiled its first ever solar product at an event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on October 29, 2016. And it’s not a solar panel – it’s a range of four solar roofing materials that look almost indistinguishable from high-end terracotta, slate, or asphalt shingles. Bloomberg’s Tom Randall explains why Tesla wants a solar-powered trifecta.…

The Evolution of Autonomous Transportation

Ryan Popple, Proterra’s chief executive officer, discusses the evolving state of transportation, the outlook for autonomous buses and the possibility of an IPO. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg West.” David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy’s chief executive officer and a Bloomberg contributor, also comments.…

NexOptic and Spectrum Successfully Complete Phase Three of Prototype Development Program

NexOptic Technology Corp. (OTCQB: NXOPF) (TSX VENTURE: NXO) (FRANKFURT: E3O1) and Spectrum Optix Inc. of Calgary, Canada report that, further to their joint news release dated May 25, 2016, the Companies have successfully completed the third phase of their four phase proof of concept prototype (“POC”) development program. This phase included, among other tasks, the completion of a Comp…

Array of Things Introductory Video

Array of Things is designed as a “fitness tracker” for the city, collecting new streams of data on Chicago’s environment, infrastructure, and activity. This hyper-local, open data is supposed to help researchers, city officials, and software developers study and address critical city challenges, such as preventing urban flooding, improving traffic safety and air quality…but is it?…

Inside the Lab That Could Solve the World’s Plastics Problem

Plastics are everywhere in our lives, but those bottles, utensils, and electronics can take hundreds of years to decompose. Since the material is too useful to abandon, we’re faced with two problems: how can we develop environmentally friendly products, and how do we clean up the plastics we’ve already discarded? Bloomberg travels to a materials lab in Minnesota and a recycling plant i…