Alternative Energy

Electrochemical Cell Converts Waste Heat Into Electricity

Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Electrochemical Cell Converts Waste Heat Into Electricity

Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science today, this scenario is a step closer – a team from MIT has created an electrochemical cell which uses different temperatures to convert heat to electricity.

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Britain’s First Poo-Powered Bus Takes To the Road

Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Britain’s First Poo-Powered Bus Takes To the Road

The poo-powered bus can travel up to 300 km (180 miles) on a full tank of gas – equivalent to the annual output of five people

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High-Speed Gondolas Envisioned for NYC

High-Speed Gondolas Envisioned for NYC

A new proposal envisions a high-speed urban gondola that would offer commuters swift transport between Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, reducing travel times.

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Hydrogen Production Breakthrough Could Herald Cheap Green Energy

Posted by on September 14, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Hydrogen Production Breakthrough Could Herald Cheap Green Energy

Chemists from the University of Glasgow report in a new paper in Science today on a new form of hydrogen production which is 30 times faster than the current state-of-the-art method. The process also solves common problems associated with generating electricity from renewable sources such as solar, wind or wave energy.

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Aquapol Dehydration System Proves “Free Energy” is Real

Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Aquapol Dehydration System Proves “Free Energy” is Real

A new dehydration system uses Earth’s energy field to solve rising damp problems, because it addresses the root cause by neutralizing the capillary forces. Besides drying walls of buildings, this system can also be used to dry out underground walls, basements, and cellars.

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Buddhist Singing Bowls Inspire New Tandem Solar Cell Design

Buddhist Singing Bowls Inspire New Tandem Solar Cell Design

The shape of a centuries-old Buddhist singing bowl has inspired a Canberra scientist to re-think the way that solar cells are designed to maximize their efficiency.

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Influence of Vedic Philosophy on Nikola Tesla’s Idea of Free Energy

Influence of Vedic Philosophy on Nikola Tesla’s Idea of Free Energy

Witness the recent trend of modern-day science catching up to an ancient understanding about the true nature of reality, its make-up, how it functions and how we can work with it to bring about change on our planet.

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Solar Decathlon: Sustainable Urban Housing Design

Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Futurism, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar Decathlon: Sustainable Urban Housing Design

A solar decathlon competition took place in Paris last weekend. Take a look at the inspiring prototype winners for sustainable housing!

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Hydrogen Breakthrough Could Be a Game-Changer For The Future Of Car Fuels

Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Hydrogen Breakthrough Could Be a Game-Changer For The Future Of Car Fuels

UK researchers today announced what they believe to be a game changer in the use of hydrogen as a “green” fuel.

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Project Livewire: Harley Davidson Unveils Electric Motorbike

Posted by on June 20, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Project Livewire: Harley Davidson Unveils Electric Motorbike

Project LiveWire, Harley Davidson’s first ever-electric motorbike, will tour dealerships in the US, offering people the chance to test-ride the new LiveWire bike. The tour will be expanded to Canada and Europe in 2015.

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Quantum Dot Breakthrough Could Lead to Cheap Spray-on Solar Cells

Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Quantum Dot Breakthrough Could Lead to Cheap Spray-on Solar Cells

Quantum dots are nanocrystals made out of a semicondutor material that is small enough to take advantage of the laws of quantum mechanics. At the center of a very new and rapidly evolving field of research, they offer promise for applications in highly efficient solar cells, transistors and lasers, among other things.

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Biomimicry Inspired Engineering Genius: Turning Air Into Water

Biomimicry Inspired Engineering Genius: Turning Air Into Water

An innovative device takes in above-soil air and cools it below ground, causing the water in the air to condense, for passive sub-surface drip irrigation.

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Solar-Powered Air Travel: the Sunseeker Duo

Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Solar-Powered Air Travel: the Sunseeker Duo

A new solar airplane uses energy harvested from the 1,510 solar cells on its wings and tail and stored in a battery pack in the fuselage. Once in the air, the airplane then cruises directly on solar power.

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Alt. Fuel: Scientists Turn Algae into Usable Fuel in Less than an Hour

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Alt. Fuel: Scientists Turn Algae into Usable Fuel in Less than an Hour

Algae has already been touted as a natural healing wonder. Not only does have its high chlorophyll content and special plant compounds been shown to defeat cancer and heart disease, it also shows promise as a replacement for butter and eggs in gluten free and vegan baked goods.

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The Energy Internet Explained by Jeremy Rifkin

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
The Energy Internet Explained by Jeremy Rifkin

Economic theorist and author Jeremy Rifkin explains his concept of The Internet of Things. Rifkin’s latest book is The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism.

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