linatux writes: Engadget is running a brief article on the apparently successful creation of 3D solar cells using current fabrication techniques. Plenty of disclaimers in there, but may offer a large increase in efficiency over current techniques. Link to Original Source
linatux writes: Chris Bidmead at reghardware.com has written a fascinating article on "LEO" — the first business computer.
"A programming language, even at assembly level, would have been a help. LEO came with no such luxury. But it took Caminer's team only two years to tame the beast, and in November 1951 it was proudly running "The Bakery Valuations Job" to track and cost the labour and material of cakes, biscuits and bread moving through Lyons various profit centres." Link to Original Source