World’s First Ultra-Cheap Printable Solar Panels Launched in Australia

By McKinley Corbley An inexpensive new kind of solar power has just been launched in Australia and it could signal the start of a groundbreaking new market for renewable energy. Professor Paul Dastoor has created organic solar panels that can be printed using conventional printers. By using electronic inks that are printed onto sub-millimeter thin … Continue reading World’s First Ultra-Cheap Printable Solar Panels Launched in Australia

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Leapfrogging: How China caught up to Silicon Valley

By George Koo An upcoming book on artificial intelligence makes the startling contention that in just the last three years, China has caught up to Silicon Valley in AI. And, no, Mr Trump, it’s not because the Chinese stole the algorithm from Google. Rather, China leapfrogged the US in mobile computing, which enabled it to … Continue reading Leapfrogging: How China caught up to Silicon Valley

Putin’s visit to Merkel makes the US nervous

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This article is co-written by Ahmed Ashfaque Shahbaz and Khalid Ibn Muneer.

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has made an official state visit to Germany to meet his counterpart Chancellor Angela Merkel in August. The primary objective of the visit was to discuss bilateral issues between Russia and Germany focusing on the Nord Stream 2 pipelines. This came in an interesting time, as the Americans have been distancing itself from Germany a key ally in Europe. The current American administration has attempted to isolate Russia from Europe as a large amount of its natural gas exports end up in Europe primarily in Germany. One of the prime reasons for the USA to attempt the Germans to distance from the Russians is an American interest to export the LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) into Europe. However, natural gas is far less expensive than LPG. Hence, the Germans would prefer…

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Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create a better world. By Yanis Varoufakis For a manifesto to succeed, it must speak to our hearts like a poem while infecting the mind with images and ideas … Continue reading Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

China-India rapprochement makes sense

By Ken Moak India made a U-turn on its relations with China in April when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to reset ties. He met with Xi again on the matter of rapprochement on the sidelines of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Summit in May. China-India rapprochement has taken the … Continue reading China-India rapprochement makes sense