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Revolutionary inventions such as the compact disk, high-definition television and 3D printers have been unveiled at the CES trade show over the past few decades. We analyse the gadgets and technological trends that will likely gain momentum in 2022, according to the announcements made at the latest edition of the biggest technology fair in the world, which has just been held in Las Vegas.
In 2012, two incidents in India left almost 10% of the world's population without power. Nearly a decade later, the idea has become widespread that we could be entering an era of major power outages, even on an international scale. Is there any basis for this concern? In search of answers, we look back at some historic blackouts that affected millions of people for hours, days and even months.
Eliminating fossil fuels to combat climate change is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. What if the solution were to recreate the Sun on Earth? The ITER project seeks to construct the world's largest nuclear fusion reactor to achieve a clean, inexpensive and inexhaustible source of energy.
The great promise of renewables is ready to take off. The introduction of so called green hydrogen, which until now has been limited by its high production cost and lack of regulation, is becoming the focus of plans to make the transition to clean energy a reality this decade.
Solar energy is the second fastest growing renewable energy in the world, according to the International Energy Agency. An industry that is key to providing electricity to 840 million people today. But this dream of guaranteeing universal access to electricity would not have been possible without Charles Fritts, author of the first solid solar cell, the forerunner of today's solar panels.