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Albatross Lessons in Energy Use

Monday 10th June 2013

How often have we learned from nature - the living world around us so often present solutions to the challenges that are regularly faced due to mankind’s mistakes - climate ...

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Sun Powered Bug Wars

Friday 7th June 2013

It is now the time of year to enjoy the great outdoors - except we are not alone. Whether camping, hiking or cooking outside we can be plagued by mosquitos! ...

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Water Future - BBC Video

Thursday 6th June 2013

The industrial revolution kicked-off in Great Britain about 1760, before spreading to Europe and the US within a few decades. It saw a huge explosion in the need for energy, ...

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Green London Buses

Wednesday 5th June 2013

Public transport can impact heavily on greenhouse gas emissions - electric or hybrid power vehicles not only produce less pollution and CO2 than petrol powered equivalents, they also transport people ...

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Hydrogen Speed

Tuesday 4th June 2013

Many people were surprised to hear that not only had supercar manufacturer Aston Martin built a Hydrogen powered car, but they were going to enter it in the 41st ADAC ...

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Slot Truck Racing for Real

Monday 3rd June 2013

Running electric vehicles (EV) has been problematic and not because of the electric motor technology and related hardware, but due to the limits of batteries. Hence Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo ...

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German Li-ion Pride

Thursday 30th May 2013

Researchers in Germany have made a breakthrough in lithium-ion battery technology. Working at the Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Ulm, scientists improved the cycle stability of li-ion batteries, ...

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Personal EV - Video

Wednesday 29th May 2013

We may wish to save energy by using electrically powered transportation, and what do we think of? We will automatically think of electric vehicles (EV) but how about saving your ...

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Plasma Power - Video

Tuesday 28th May 2013

University of Missouri Engineer, Randy Curry and his team have developed a method of creating and controlling plasma that could revolutionize energy generation and storage. Besides liquid, gas and solid, matter ...

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Small but Elegant Energy Saving

Friday 24th May 2013

Chandelier’s could never be described as energy saving - multiple bulbs burning up electricity, even if the light is diffused and scattered by thousands of glass beads. But Young and Batagallia ...

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See-Through Energy

Thursday 23rd May 2013

Being able to generate energy from a glass window would be an awesome boon - just imagine how much energy could come from a glass encased skyscraper office building? This ...

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Waste Heat Energy - Video

Wednesday 22nd May 2013

A lot of heat is wasted - heat from waste incinerators, data processing and refineries, but soon it could be turned into energy after work by Osmoblue. A large proportion of ...

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Power Steps - Video

Tuesday 21st May 2013

Kinetic energy generation seems to be spreading, we only posted last week about a smart phone with a kinetic energy device to charge the battery, now some mechanical engineering students ...

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Power Trip

Sunday 19th May 2013

Graphene, is a material composed of pure carbon, with atoms arranged in regular hexagonal patterns with the qualities of being the lightest and yet strongest materials on earth - but ...

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House of Straws

Sunday 19th May 2013

There have been various designs and concepts for running wind power on urban buildings - but they are few and far between - so it is with interest that Belatchew ...

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Shaded Energy

Thursday 16th May 2013

Although the weather seems to be incredibly unpredictable wherever you are, it is the time when the sun will start to shine, and may even shed some warmth into our ...

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Moving Charge - Video

Wednesday 15th May 2013

Kinetic power generation is becoming evermore popular, and where to better utilize the technology than charging your smart phone. You stick your phone into your pocket or purse and walk ...

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The Gift of Light - Video

Tuesday 14th May 2013

We have posted in the past about the efforts of certain social entrepreneurs to provide lights powered by renewable energy - generally solar, to the populations in the developing world. ...

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Power Plants

Monday 13th May 2013

Most of us take plants for granted - after all they surround us, but they also keep us alive and feed us, let alone make our environments pleasing visually -they ...

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On The Go Charge - Video

Friday 10th May 2013

How many times have you had to try and find a seat in a McDonalds, diner or restaurant with access to a power socket so you can charge your rapidly ...

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Boiling Sun - Video

Thursday 9th May 2013

Carrying a thermos flask so you can enjoy a hot, or warm drink while out and about is something we have all done, or do, even if the lukewarm drink ...

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Energy Wrap

Wednesday 8th May 2013

How do you fancy creating electricity by throwing some kitchen film wrap like material over something generating heat, such as a an electric motor or some other heat generating appliance ...

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Power Plant - Video

Tuesday 7th May 2013

Kickstarter and other start up initiatives are really helping to push the boundaries of sustainable energy ideas. Last week we considered the amazing work being completed on air powered cars ...

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Sustainable Phoenix

Thursday 2nd May 2013

ONE World Trade Centre in New York will be the tallest building in the western hemisphere when it is completed. As you would expect from a new 21st century build ...

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Air Cars - Video

Wednesday 1st May 2013

Here is an idea that could revolutionise transport, an alternative fuel for your car, that could rock the world, or it may be swallowed up and disappear. If rumors from ...

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