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Articles from February 2013

Buses Charge at Stops - Video

Thursday 28th February 2013

Electrically powered public transport is the way ahead for environmentally and sustainable transport, the problem is you have larger vehicles requiring a lot of power and they take a fair ...

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Little Urchins Save the World

Wednesday 27th February 2013

The spiky looking sea creatures that fascinate children when they go rock-pooling on the shoreline could provide the answer to capturing tonnes of CO2. Newcastle University in the UK discovered that ...

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Less Work When Sweaty

Tuesday 26th February 2013

Nature Climate Change published a study by researchers from America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which reckons that rising humidity affects workers capacity in summer months in tropical and ...

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Warm to the Swarm

Monday 25th February 2013

We all know about swarms of bees or other insects that seem to move as one, although made up of many, many individuals. The novel by Frank Schätzing’s “The Swarm” ...

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Own a Hybrid with a Smile

Friday 22nd February 2013

Hybrid cars, a combination of internal combustion engine and electric motor, are popular but also disparaged by petrol heads - maybe that is beginning to change with more powerful hybrid ...

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A SSIKE For Sore Feet - Video

Thursday 21st February 2013

We have featured several electric scooters and motorcycles across our posts, they all look like regular bikes, but now there is the SSIKE electric scooter which is extremely light, 25 ...

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Waves of Electric Power

Wednesday 20th February 2013

When we consider electric motorized transport we tend to think in terms of electric vehicles, cars powered by electric motors - let alone the more traditional electrically powered trains and ...

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Solar Power to Destroy

Tuesday 19th February 2013

Has Hollywood taken over the universe? Meteorites bombarding the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Friday and the near miss (well 17,200 miles) with asteroid 2012 DA14 a few hours later ...

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Tapas Pod EV

Monday 18th February 2013

Across European cities space for parking cars is at a premium, so the desire for an urban car that is small, such as the Smart Car, is increasing. But can ...

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Drip Charge

Friday 15th February 2013

Often you use your smart phone, tablet or laptop while sipping away at a hot coffee or tea, there in lies an energy saving opportunity. Epiphany Labs have taken alternative charging ...

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Love, and CO2, is in the Air

Wednesday 13th February 2013

It may be obvious that red roses are not green - but take it from us they are not, that is of course ‘green’ in the environmental sense. Scientific American reports ...

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Spray On Energy - Video

Tuesday 12th February 2013

The University of Sheffield in partnership with the University of Cambridge in the UK have developed what can only be described as a spray on solar cell. Using a process the ...

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In Tent on Power

Monday 11th February 2013

If you consider investing in an electric car you face major concerns over the range of the vehicle between charges and then where you can find public charging points. Designer ...

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Islands in the Sun

Friday 8th February 2013

A few weeks ago we posted about Belgium’s plans to make a renewable energy island in the North Sea to benefit from wind and water power - now rotating islands ...

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Learning from Plants

Thursday 7th February 2013

So often mankind makes a leap forward in technology by copying what has been around them for aeons - animals or plants. It is happening again as electronics giant Panasonic are ...

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Darkened Boulevards

Wednesday 6th February 2013

Paris - the 'City of Lights' - in the dark! That will be the case from July 1 this year, as the French government have confirmed earlier reports that they will ...

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High Speed

Tuesday 5th February 2013

Innovative manufacturer Dyson developed the Airblade, at the time  a new sort of hand dryer that was effective in its task and in energy saving when compared to most other ...

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Reflective Glory

Monday 4th February 2013

The glorious gleaming Greenland Plaza tower in Zhengzhou may look like an energy eating 60-story monster as it glows out day and night over the Chinese city and the Henan ...

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Shove Your iPad into an ATM

Friday 1st February 2013

What do you do with unwanted electronic gadgets - smart phones, MP3 players and even tablets? There are companies that will take some of these items off your hands and give ...

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