Alternative Energy

How Can Open Source and 3D Printing Help Get New Energy Technologies Out Into the World? (Video)

Posted by on December 20, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Futurism, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
How Can Open Source and 3D Printing Help Get New Energy Technologies Out Into the World? (Video)

The THRIVE Movement has received over 500 breakthrough projects in the past three years, both technological and social innovations. This excerpt from the ThriveTogether event describes the potential for Open Source and 3D printing in getting new energy technologies out to the world.

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Researchers Convert Sunlight To Electricity With Over 40 Percent Efficiency

Posted by on December 8, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Researchers Convert Sunlight To Electricity With Over 40 Percent Efficiency

UNSW Australia’s solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported.

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World’s Largest Solar Farm Is Up and Running In California

Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
World’s Largest Solar Farm Is Up and Running In California

The world’s largest solar plant is up and running in California, with the completion of Topaz, a 550 megawatt plant; the Topaz solar project completed its final 40-megawatt (AC) phase, reported Greentech Media, making history not only as the first 500-megawatt plus solar farm to come on-line in the U.S. but also as the largest solar plant on-line in the world. Reports are talking about a plant with 9 million solar panels installed across 9.5 square miles.

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New Discovery: How to Make Fuel Out Of Thin Air

Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
New Discovery: How to Make Fuel Out Of Thin Air

In a discovery that experts say could revolutionise fuel cell technology, scientists have found that graphene, the world’s thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it.

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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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