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Playing With Toy Cars and the Triboelectric Effect

Wednesday 1st July 2015

Playing with toy trucks does not normally lead to ground breaking energy saving technology development, but a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers, and others, have developed a nanogenerator by ...

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Silent Owl's Wings Married to Wind Turbine Blades

Wednesday 24th June 2015

One of the objections to Wind Turbines from being installed in your neighbouring field is the noise of the turbine spinning while it generates electricity. That objection maybe about to ...

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Street Light EV Charging System

Wednesday 17th June 2015

We need street lighting in cities, to make them safe and secure - with the need to increase the charging point for electric vehicles (EVs), why not combine the two, ...

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State by State Plan for 100% Renewables

Wednesday 10th June 2015

Some people feel one of the major ways to combat climate change is to focus on renewable energy, achieving 100% renewable energy supply - but achieving it is another thing. ...

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Solar Flight Grounded - Temporarily

Wednesday 3rd June 2015

No doubt you followed the news about Solar Impulse, a solar powered plane, that was forced to land in Japan, cutting short the attempt to fly across the Pacific Ocean ...

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Save Energy and Get 30% More Power for Cell Battery

Wednesday 27th May 2015

I am very pleased with my smart phone, it charges very quickly, but then it needs to as it loses power quickly as well. The phone is about a year ...

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Bye-Bye Blades, Hello Swaying in the Wind - Video

Wednesday 20th May 2015

Recently while driving through a particularly beautiful rural area before me lay a green field peppered with wind turbines. To me they had a certain elegance, shining bright white in ...

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How Do Your Appliances Rate For Energy Efficiency?

Wednesday 13th May 2015

Look around your home, now - yes look. I bet that within your field of view there are multiple electrical appliances, and if you happen to be in the kitchen ...

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Quick Shelter and Power

Wednesday 6th May 2015

Whether out enjoying yourself or in emergency situations, having shelter and power are important. Many of us don’t like being out of energy when hiking or camping - even when ...

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Good Energy Saving Behaviour is Vital

Wednesday 29th April 2015

Most energy efficiency measures implemented in buildings and businesses involve technology, such as monitoring energy consumption and providing live energy data, often in a visual format. This can greatly influence ...

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Small Step for US

Wednesday 22nd April 2015

As the news broke of a bi-partisan agreement on a minor US energy efficiency bill, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, it underlines how far the country lags behind ...

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Rivers of Energy

Friday 27th March 2015

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has developed an interactive water source heat map, which has been incorporated as an additional layer to the existing National Heat ...

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Smarter Switch - Video

Thursday 26th March 2015

Smart switches for controlling your lights are a great idea. They are convenient, being able to switch off a light remotely is a good feature or switching on lights as ...

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Freedom Flow

Wednesday 25th March 2015

There are plenty of portable renewable energy devices to charge your USB devices, and more, few are hydropower devices but there is a new contender. The Blue Freedom kit, described ...

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Batteries from Peanuts

Tuesday 24th March 2015

When setting up a new lab at Purdue University, Indiana U.S., the professors and researchers were left with lots of packing ‘peanuts’ that spilled from the packing cases - Professor ...

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Cooling EVs

Monday 23rd March 2015

A study in this week’s Scientific Report by researchers at Michigan State University and in China add more fuel to the already hot debate about whether electric vehicles are more ...

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Budget Blunder

Friday 20th March 2015

This week the UK received the budget from Chancellor George Osborne, and notably incentives or financial boosts for energy efficiency were absent - bringing criticism. The UK Green Building Council responded ...

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Big Electric Wing

Thursday 19th March 2015

The arrival of a unique experimental demonstrator at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center last month may herald a future in which many aircraft are powered by electric motors. The Leading ...

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Computer Energy Save

Wednesday 18th March 2015

The California Energy Commission released proposed energy efficiency standards for computers and monitors that will save hundreds of millions of dollars off electricity bill annually. For desktop computers alone, it ...

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Power Dressing

Monday 16th March 2015

From light-up shoes to smart watches, wearable electronics are gaining traction among consumers, but these gadgets’ versatility is still held back by the stiff, short-lived batteries that are required. These ...

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Smoke Stack Capture

Friday 13th March 2015

UC Berkeley chemists have made a major leap forward in carbon-capture technology with a material that can efficiently remove carbon from the ambient air of a submarine as readily as ...

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Silk Batteries

Thursday 12th March 2015

Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today’s electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge. ...

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Wednesday 11th March 2015

Are you prepared if the grid goes down? Do you have power when out in the wild? Another company have produced a portable solar device for off grid use - ...

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Lighting Africa

Tuesday 10th March 2015

When there is a blackout and we are forced into darkness it reduces or even stops a lot of what we need to do. Imagine facing that situation daily, once ...

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Pee Power - Video

Monday 9th March 2015

A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), in the UK is proving pee can generate electricity - and ...

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