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Wood Energy - Video

Tuesday 30th July 2013

We are all used to batteries, whether disposable or rechargeable ones - most would recognize a battery of whatever type when seeing one - but how about a battery made ...

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Down Lighter

Monday 29th July 2013

We have continually posted about some great innovative ideas to provide light to those who do not have ready access to power, in crisis situations and disaster zones - check ...

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Like Your Lights

Friday 26th July 2013

LuminAID was designed to help provide a simple lighting solution to people in developing countries, disaster, crisis, and conflict hit areas. LuminAID is an inflatable gadget that is easy to pack ...

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Battery Car Boost

Wednesday 24th July 2013

Who would have believed it - pure battery electric vehicles are already outselling plug in, hybrid cars. According to Green Car Reports the latest sales figures reveal that American drivers bought ...

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Storage Rail - Video

Tuesday 23rd July 2013

Most renewable energy presents a challenge when it come to constant supply - the wind may drop, the sun sets or even the water level drops, cutting off the very ...

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Rubbee Lovely

Monday 22nd July 2013

Electrically powered bicycles are becoming evermore popular, but they are expensive and if you have a bicycle already do you have to scrap your traditional bike? Not any more. Rubbee could ...

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Charging Tent

Friday 19th July 2013

We have posted many times on the challenges of trying to keep your EV running, with few charging stations on routes and ranges of about 100 miles, it is the ...

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Windy Loft

Thursday 18th July 2013

Offshore wind turbines have a bright future and are often controversial, so how about an idea to also transform them into studio apartments - that is an idea from Morphocode. ...

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Power Walking

Wednesday 17th July 2013

We posted last year on the scheme that used the power of human footsteps to provide kinetic energy for the lights at West Ham Underground Station for the London Olympics, ...

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Scrape the Sky Clean

Tuesday 16th July 2013

Chang-Yeob Lee, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, has published his concept for using city skyscrapers as ‘air scrapers’ - turning them into giant air filters. Focusing his ...

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Breathe Like a Tree

Monday 15th July 2013

We all know - and experience - the results of the growth of cities and the rapid development of industry, which pollute our local environment and the whole planet. This ...

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Hot Beats Keep Playing

Thursday 11th July 2013

It is getting to the stage with solar power that innovators are looking at almost anything and considering if they could install solar panels and produce a benefit - that ...

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Sun Powered Speed

Wednesday 10th July 2013

For the first time at a major motorsports event, an electric motorcycle beats all of world fastest petrol-powered competitors. During the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC ) in Colorado Springs, the Lightning ...

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Array for London

Tuesday 9th July 2013

THE largest offshore wind farm on the planet has officially been opened - the London Array. It is in the Thames estuary and was officially opened by Prime Minister David Cameron ...

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Power Partnership

Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Aspiring communities across the UK will soon be able to receive Feed-in Tariff (FITs) payments for any clean green energy generated by larger community energy projects, under new plans set ...

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Schoolgirl's Hot Hand Light

Tuesday 2nd July 2013

A 15 year old Canadian school girl, Ann Makosinski, has designed and constructed a flashlight powered by body heat and is now one of 15 to be a finalist in ...

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For Where the Sun Don't Shine - Video

Friday 28th June 2013

The weather outside can be delightful, with sunshine bathing all, but in doors it could be dull and dark, even with the lights on, it is just not sunlight and ...

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Don't Lose, Scroose - Video

Thursday 27th June 2013

ELECTRIC scooters seem to be proliferating, and most look very similar as they are all basically - small wheeled electric moped/motorbikes on which you twist the throttle to move forward ...

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Solar Powered Hybrid Boat

Wednesday 26th June 2013

Incat Crowther and Marine Engineering Consultants (MEC) are building a 24 meter long-range Catamaran Patrol Vessel to work in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. To win the contract ...

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Rock the Green Bikers

Tuesday 25th June 2013

A wall of Marshall speakers and accompanying amps behind the Lycra clad rockers, with an audience of bikers would be an accepted scene - heavy rock, Harley-Davidson’s and Marshall all ...

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24 Hours of Efficiency? Video

Monday 24th June 2013

This weekend 2013 Le Mans 24 hours saw an Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid car claim a dramatic victory for the second year in succession, getting ahead of the Toyota ...

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Kite Power

Thursday 20th June 2013

‘Let’s go fly a kite, up through the atmosphere, up where the air is clear’ - so go the words from Mary Poppins - and thereby lies a solution to ...

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USB Energy Monitor

Wednesday 19th June 2013

When travelling and trying to get some work done you can be forever monitoring your laptops battery life - as it begins to drop you try to work out if ...

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Google's Balloon Goes Up

Tuesday 18th June 2013

To quote Google’s own script - ‘Everyone’s on the internet’ - this is obviously not true, in fact the majority of the world cannot connect to the internet. So the ...

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Fire-up your Smart Phone - Video

Monday 17th June 2013

One thing that surprises us is how many innovative products and prototypes there are for charging smart phones and devices in remote places - whether while out hiking in the ...

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