Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, AOL, then called America Online, became the Internet for millions. It wasn’t the first online service by any means. CompuServe had been around for a while, but it was geared toward tech savvy users. Steve Case, CEO of America Online, envisioned his company as an online service for everyday people, one that was easy for those who didn’t know anything about computers to use.
In April 2015, MIT startup Ubiquitous Energy announced that its fully transparent solar cell will soon hit the market. Unlike previous generations of transparent solar cells, which were partially opaque, Ubiquitous Energy’s solar cell is as clear as untinted glass or clean water. This solar cell was created at Michigan State University in 2014 by the research team of Richard Lunt, who co founded Ubiquitous Energy.