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Portland to Generate Electricity from Water Pipes

Portland to Generate Electricity from Water Pipes

There’s a lot of water constantly moving through the municipal pipelines of most major cities. While the water itself is already destined for various uses, why not harness its flow to produce hydroelectric power?

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Nuclear Fusion Reactor in France Could Bring Breakthroughs That Will Provide Limitless, Clean Energy and Secure the Planet’s Future

Written by on January 25, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Nuclear Fusion Reactor in France Could Bring Breakthroughs That Will Provide Limitless, Clean Energy and Secure the Planet’s Future

The most sophisticated, expensive machine ever built is slowly taking shape at the in rural France at the Cadarache nuclear facility. It is a scientific collaboration on a worldwide scale, meant to tackle one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century – with the human population growing every year, how do we continue to make ever more electricity past 2050 (the date that the EU has set for full decarburization of power generation) without destroying the environment? The scientists and engineers in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance think the solution is nuclear fusion – they want to recreate a star in a box on Earth.

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Attractive Tree Turbines Are A Quiet, Affordable New Way To Generate Energy

Written by on January 9, 2015 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Attractive Tree Turbines Are A Quiet, Affordable New Way To Generate Energy

Real trees offer something substantive to the world in the way they omit oxygen. Now, the French company, New Wind has created fake trees that serve a great purpose as well –- they generate electricity. The “wind trees” they have created have steel trunks and mini plastic turbine leaves that can generate electricity form even the slightest breeze. They are extremely affordable, nice to look at, and much quieter than more traditional larger turbines.

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New Technologies Harvest Energy From Movements, Sound And More

Written by on January 5, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
New Technologies Harvest Energy From Movements, Sound And More

Fed up with constantly having to recharge or replace batteries in your ever-expanding trove of electronic gadgets? The solution may be just a few steps away.

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Australian Solar Power Researchers Achieve 40% Efficiency Mark

Written by on December 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Australian Solar Power Researchers Achieve 40% Efficiency Mark

Australian solar power researchers have achieved world-beating levels of efficiency, potentially making large solar plants more competitive with other energy sources such as coal.

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Solar Technology Could Make Underground Parks In Cramped Cities Possible

Written by on November 30, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar Technology Could Make Underground Parks In Cramped Cities Possible

It’s not easy to keep growing cities green when there is such a high demand for building space. But nobody wants to live in a concrete jungle, which is why a company in the US has proposed a rather unusual solution: underground parks

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New Discovery: How to Make Fuel Out Of Thin Air

Written by on November 27, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, 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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IBM “Sunflowers” to Supply Off-Grid Energy, Water and Cooling

Written by on October 9, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
IBM “Sunflowers” to Supply Off-Grid Energy, Water and Cooling

The creators of a new thermal photovoltaic system adaptation could provide up to 40 liters (10 gallons) of drinkable water per square meter of receiver area per day, with a large, multi-dish installation theoretically able to provide enough water for an entire small town.

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Whatever Happened to Wave Power?

Written by on August 10, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Whatever Happened to Wave Power?

Wave energy is where wind energy was three decades ago. Some research occurred after the Arab oil embargo of the 1970s, but since then government and commercial research and development into wave power has paled compared to wind and solar energy.

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The Energy Internet Explained by Jeremy Rifkin

Written by on May 19, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, 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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The Solutions Project – Plans to Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

Written by on April 24, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
The Solutions Project – Plans to Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

In June of 2011, a scientist, an actor, a banker and a filmmaker were sitting around a table talking about their opposition to extreme energy extraction. Their conversation sparked an important realization – it wasn’t enough for them to be against something. They needed to be part of the solution.

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Renewable Energy From Rivers and Lakes Could Replace Gas In Homes

Written by on March 23, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Renewable Energy From Rivers and Lakes Could Replace Gas In Homes

Millions of homes across the UK could be heated using a carbon-free technology that draws energy from rivers and lakes in a revolutionary system that could reduce household bills by 20 per cent. In the first system of its kind in the UK, a heat pump in the Thames will provide hot water for radiators, showers and taps in nearly 150 homes and a 140-room hotel and conference center in south London, saving 500 tons of carbon emissions from being released every year into the atmosphere.

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