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Sep 16, 2019

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A Rose Wind Turbine by Any Other Name…

A Rose Wind Turbine by Any Other Name…

The one knock on wind energy is that it is not portable. Until recently, there were few if any portable devices that were available to literally take wind power

The East Coast is About to Become the Hydrogen Highway

The East Coast is About to Become the Hydrogen Highway

Everyone is excited about hydrogen cars, but there is always the challenge of how they are going to fill up. Most cars are restricted by the distance that they

Aquamarine Power Makes Riding the Waves More Interesting

Aquamarine Power Makes Riding the Waves More Interesting

Every time we turn around we are seeing something new and exciting in renewable energy forms and Aquamarine Power is the latest in a long line of energy sources

Solar Cells from Tobacco Plants May Be a Reality Soon

Solar Cells from Tobacco Plants May Be a Reality Soon

As the world continues its quest to use less fossil fuels, the latest possible solution comes from the most unlikely of sources: the tobacco plant. This latest news comes

Jet Engines the Inspiration for New Wind Power Technology

Jet Engines the Inspiration for New Wind Power Technology

Wind power has recently received a nice boost as one of the hottest forms of energy on the market. When comparing the recent market growth against all forms of

Riversimple Fuel Cell Car Project Continues to Plod Along

Riversimple Fuel Cell Car Project Continues to Plod Along

People are getting more and more excited about green automobiles, so it was kind of surprising to see such a neutral reaction to the Fuel Cell Car by Riversimple.

Wood-Powered Cars: History Repeats Itself

Wood-Powered Cars: History Repeats Itself

Few people that are ripping around the streets in today’s gas guzzlers will remember wood-powered cars, but if things continue the way they are, they may be lucky enough

Is the Volkswagen E-Up the Future of Electric Cars?

Is the Volkswagen E-Up the Future of Electric Cars?

Consumers surely remember the days of seeing pictures off all the funny looking electric cars. They looked like something out of the Jetson’s and were hardly something any of us

Is It Possible To Convert To 100% Wind Power?

Is It Possible To Convert To 100% Wind Power?

With all the talk of going green, the question had been thrown out many times if there will ever be a time that we can use nothing but renewable

The Micron May Change the Way We Travel

The Micron May Change the Way We Travel

The carbon footprint that automobiles leave is about to change, and that change is going to happen much sooner than we think. While it is unlikely that the Micron

Wind Turbine Power Goes Portable with Foldable Wind Generator

Wind Turbine Power Goes Portable with Foldable Wind Generator

Renewable energy is one of the hottest things on the market right now but until recently, solar power has been getting most of the attention. While there are plenty

Self-Assembling Solar Cells

Self-Assembling Solar Cells

What can a scientist do with salad dressing apart from telling you that it increases the taste of salad manifold? But that’s the beauty of this profession. As Newton

Solar-Powered UAV Under Development

Solar-Powered UAV Under Development

If UAVs starts running on the solar system, then it will save lots of expensive fossil fuel and the add-ons in the form of greenhouse effects. Researchers at the

More Energy-Efficient Communications Networks

More Energy-Efficient Communications Networks

Reputed companies are always conscious about their brand image and what a great way to build great brand by taking clean and green route! Bell Lab is the division

New Solar Pond Distillation System

New Solar Pond Distillation System

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are developing a solar technique that will take care of the ecosystems of terminus lakes around the world. This new solar distillation

Renewable Energy ‘Supergrid’ coming to Europe

Renewable Energy ‘Supergrid’ coming to Europe

UK’s energy and climate change minister, Lord Hunt shares his opinion, “We recognise that the North Sea has huge resources, we are exploiting those in the UK quite intensively

The Pedal-A-Watt Stationary Bicycle Generator

The Pedal-A-Watt Stationary Bicycle Generator

Today’s twin goals of keeping fit while doing something good for the planet by creating electricity without any pollution come together in a product that has been around for

Biofuels from Engineered Tobacco Plants?

Biofuels from Engineered Tobacco Plants?

A biofuel is tricky to define because the usual fossil fuel we use, is in a way biofuel too. But we can safely say that most of the biofuels

Floating Geodesic Solar Molecules

Floating Geodesic Solar Molecules

Researchers speak in unison that if we develop the capability to harvest 40 minutes of sunlight falling on the entire earth, we can provide energy to the whole population

Energy Harvesting ‘Piezo-tree’ Concept

Energy Harvesting ‘Piezo-tree’ Concept

Researchers at the Cornell University have taken inspiration from nature and tried to imitate the swaying of tree branches. So what is the difference between natural swaying of trees

Revolutionary Tiny Solar Cells

Revolutionary Tiny Solar Cells

Tiny, glitter-sized solar cells have been developed by the Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories. It might turn out to be the perfect alternative energy preference for the holiday

College Students Pursue ‘Clean Energy’ Careers

College Students Pursue ‘Clean Energy’ Careers

Nowadays students are not oblivious to the hazards of global warming. They are quite keen on pursuing a ‘clean energy’ career. Now the concern about climate change is stimulating

New Solar Technology Unveiled at Robins Air Force Base

New Solar Technology Unveiled at Robins Air Force Base

Robins has time and again been considered as a pioneer in testing alternative energy technologies. Recently they have installed a solar panel which is a matter of curiosity. Their

China Unveils World’s Largest Solar Office Building

China Unveils World’s Largest Solar Office Building

China is often dubbed as a heavy user of fossil fuels and polluter or a climate killer. Because it meets the 70% of its power needs by exploiting coals.

Climate-Friendly Childcare Center in Denmark

Climate-Friendly Childcare Center in Denmark

These days the world is looking at Copenhagen Summit, its agenda and how much carbon footprint it is generating. At the same time the most climate-friendly childcare center in

Converting Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel with Bacteria

Converting Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel with Bacteria

More and more people are becoming aware of the harmful effects of greenhouse gases. Common people and scientists both are gearing up to reduce carbon footprints. Now more investments

World Bank to Invest in North African Solar

World Bank to Invest in North African Solar

The World Bank will invest $5.5 billion for North African solar power projects. They have announced that initially World Bank will put in $750 million dollars from the Clean

Ultra-Lightweight, Bendable Batteries

Ultra-Lightweight, Bendable Batteries

Stanford scientists are doing the unbelievable. Who could have thought of ordinary papers as batteries and super capacitors? But Stanford scientists are harnessing nanotechnology to quickly create ultra-lightweight, bendable

Reinventing The Wheel

Reinventing The Wheel

When necessary and conducive atmosphere is being created for research in alternative energy field we are getting so many diverse projects in many fields that sometimes it seems mind

The Kite Wind Generator

The Kite Wind Generator

It’s an expert estimation that the total energy stored in wind is 100 times higher than actually needed by humans on this earth. The catch is that we have