The Eiffel Tower Going Green

(Thanks to Mark Thorson for pointing me to this) Eiffel Tower Goes Four Shades of Green The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France has recently gone green! Or at least partially. An American based company has installed two vertical axis wind turbines that are capable of producing 10,000 KWh a year. Turns out, these turbines are …

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Iraq Oil Industry Looking for Sustainable & Green Applications for Oil

Iraqi Oil and Gas Industry: Searching for a Sustainable Future For many years, Iraq was one of the most lucrative regions the world had to offer. With oil fields in abundance, its resources were in high demand. However, due to unexpected circumstances including war and national turmoil, these regions were abandoned due to safety issues …

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Copenhagen Wheel

Rather than buy a whole new battery-driven bike, why not just replace the wheel with a motorised one? A long time back, my dad had such a motorised wheel to put in a bicycle that had a little 2-stroke motor built in. I never saw it working, though, and it would have taken a bit …

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Automating the hive

A couple of people have pointed this one out to me recently. Although this is quite a low technology, it’s a major re-think of how to collect honey from a hive and thus has a place in the list of good inventions. Their own website is at http://www.honeyflow.com/  and there’s a nice set of pictures …

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Supercapacitors VS Lithium-ion

Rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated, I have been working and travelling the last few weeks and have not had time to publish any articles. Thanks for all the emails. The good news Simon  Andre and Ken all starting publishing. The storage of  electricity in an economical and compact way is essential for the electric …

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Recent Study Shows Gum is Bad For the Environment

I had this sent to me recently and thought it was interesting. Who would have thought that gum of all things is bad for the environment? Is Chewing Gum Harmful to the Environment? Whether it’s being used as a mid-day breath refresher or on the playground to see who can blow the biggest bubble—chewing gum …

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Watson Returns On Steroids!

Watson is back – this time, on steroids You knew this was coming. Yes, don’t deny it. I mean, with the current pace of development and progress in technology it was completely inevitable, really. After the recent successes of their Watson AI creation you could bet your sweet bippy that the boffins would continue the …

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Spray-on Transparent Solar Nano Cells

Potential Breakthrough? Spray-on Transparent Solar Nano Cells Whilst the perhaps more “progressive” part of the world is still awaiting the final “resonance” miracle to happen using the newest magic coil or (preferably rusty) motor-generator design, real science marches on and produces interesting new innovations and new techniques and possibilities.   Solar cells that are currently …

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Big Brother (again)

I was pointed at an article on voice-recognising TVs and thought this was an interesting topic. Whereas voice-recognition tends to need a pretty capable processor and a lot of memory this is now built-in to a number of small portable (and net-connected) devices. Although the processors are probably powerful enough to do the job to …

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Renewables in Germany

About 3 weeks ago JohnBas5 sent us a list of interesting links. Some are maybe a bit too specialised to include here, being some very basic physics where some oddities in the way fundamental particles react are explored, but these are also more of a hint that there may be some advance and the basic …

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Plasma Discharge to Make Water Safe

“Heating the vapor until it becomes plasma. In this state, the molecules become highly reactive. I tell my students that we create lightning in liquids.This conversion happens in a plasma reactor that generates an electrical field so powerful that  within minutes  it can purify several gallons of drinking water.”   “We’re using water to clean …

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Free Energy 101

The following video blog may be offensive to some Free Energy Researchers. The commentator is pretty blunt and maybe considered rude at times. However this is a good basic lesson or an example of analyzing a typical “electronic” Free Energy Claim. We have featured videos before from the EEV blog and I can highly recommend some of …

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