In 10 seconds? An advancement in thermal capture technology is promising to enable us to harness the sun’s energy at night. A new device developed and tested by researchers in Sydney uses technology that is similar to that found in night vision goggles. But is it efficient?

Wow, that brightened my day… but what’s the breakthrough? Researchers are racing to develop solutions to renewable energy in response to global warming and the need to wean ourselves off fossil fuels. Some scientists have really embraced thinking out of the box and going off the grid by posing the question: what if the energy emitted by the Sun could be harvested… at night?

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