More specifically, is it possible to create a solar panel that can create electricity from both the sun and the rain? Chinese researchers working from the Ocean University of China think they found a way to continue to pump energy into the grid during cloudy or rainy weather, reducing the need for batteries. How is this possible? A nanomaterial called graphene has properties which allow it to capture different types of energy. If you’d like to read up on the complicated science behind it, check here. The potential for new renewables has never seemed greater!

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Jeff is a self-proclaimed pragmatic futurist; that is, he has high hopes for absurd life-altering technologies which sound too good to be true, and probably are. Although he writes on a variety of subjects, his real passion is for technological innovation and the people who make it happen. By day, he enjoys fuzzy bunnies, kittens, puppies, roller coasters and a sardonic written word or two. By night, he's busy running MMR, replaying a random Final Fantasy game, or pretending to be Batman. He currently resides in Upstate NY.