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Articles from December 2014
This new year is the “The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies’ (IYL 2015), and is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how ...
In a black out what do you do? Search for the flashlight, that you knew was left in that cupboard but it has now disappeared! Ah, you have the candles, ...
Tesla is producing an upgrade for their great looking electric Roadster that adds an impressive improved range of 400 miles on a single charge. Tesla learned plenty while developing their Model ...
Air travel is a major concern for environmentalists - the pollution and CO2 emission are high, despite many efforts by manufacturers to improve fuel consumption and resultant exhausts. Hence electrically ...
University of Missouri researchers have made a nuclear-powered, water-based battery, well a prototype. They reckon it is more efficient and last longer than current batteries. With further development the research ...
Many cities and local authorities have been dimming, or even turning off, street lights in an effort to reduce energy use and save money on utility bills. So why is ...
The United Kingdom neither has enough sun for solar power nor land area for wind power. However, what the country does have is a very powerful sea whose tides are ...
We produce one post on renewable energy powered desalination and of course another report is released within hours of another such product. As we mentioned previously desalination producing clean drinking water, ...
Desalination plants can be vital for many isolated communities to supply drinking water, the problem is the energy needed to power such plants makes up a huge proportion of the ...
On this blog we have issued a few posts on the development of hydrogen fuel cell cars, stating that the seem to be the best bet for the future of ...
Is it worth getting an EV (electric vehicle) - would you regret it if you took the plunge? Many people agonise over such a decision, well to allay those fears ...
You are having drinks with friends, or at this time of year looking forward to gathering together with family members, and the subject of the weather comes up and inevitably ...
Hydrogen fuel is very much becoming the buzz for future energy use - extracting that hydrogen fuel via renewable solar energy delivers a double whammy. This is what has been ...
Pretty soon, powering your tablet could be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap. That’s Illan Kramer’s hope. Kramer and colleagues at the University of Toronto, Canada, have just ...
An efficient method to harvest low-grade waste heat as electricity may be possible using reversible ammonia batteries, according to Pennsylvania State University engineers. Penn State researchers highlight that low-grade waste heat ...
We posted earlier in the week about wind turbines designed to emulate trees - making them more acceptable in urban environments. Today’s post about a new wind energy system from ...
In very cold climate zones, the wind can blow with tremendous force. But wind turbines have rarely been built in these regions up to now. The risk of ice formation ...
The climate warming caused by a single carbon emission takes only about 10 years to reach its maximum effect. This is important because it refutes the common misconception that today’s ...
We all wish for an energy supply that increasing is supplied from renewable and sustainable resources - but often a NIMBY attitude kicks in - that is ‘not in my ...
In the race to find materials of ever increasing thinness, surface area and conductivity to make better performing battery electrodes, a lump of clay might have just taken the lead. ...