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Liquid metal battery, HOT solar cells, and a Space Elevator!

  Hot Solar Cells Associate professor of electrical engineering Minjoo Larry Lee just got 2.5 Million dollars to develop dual-junction solar cells that can operate efficiently at extreme temperatures above 398.889 Celsius (or 750 degrees Fahrenheit). That’s about as hot as it gets in a brick oven. The idea is that in addition to converting a …

*Update* Star Citizen: Squadron 42

Moving right along  So, where were we? Oh right, the biggest living breathing crowd-funded space simulation the world has ever seen, is well on it’s way to becoming very real. The original intention was to raise between 2-4 million dollars in order to complete the development and release around the end of 2014. Well, things …