UNPlug solar controller: More than a solar powered gadget charger

Energy, Technology

By Posted Monday, May 25th, 2015 03:24 am GMT -7

UNplug solar controller

A crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter is promising an incredible solar controller that’ll give people more affordable option to go off grid. UNplug solar controller came into existence when its inventor Markus Loffler faced the inconvenience of a blackout for several days. He is an entrepreneur and software engineer and lives in Altadena, California. continue reading..

Ecocapsule : Self-sufficient micro-home runs completely on solar and wind power

Architecture

By Posted Monday, May 25th, 2015 01:07 am GMT -7

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Most of the world is still unaware of wrath of nature mankind is bound to face sooner or later because of its idiotic experimentation and overwhelming consumption of natural resources. Infrastructure is replacing green land. While it might be too late to reconsider the choice between so called modern development or harmony with nature, creative people have found peace in delivering what works best for time being. continue reading..

Incredible recycled wire sculptures by artist Richard Stainthorp

Art

By Posted Monday, May 18th, 2015 04:28 am GMT -7

recyceld artThe capacity of manifestation of emotions in creative ways gives birth to art. Richard Stainthorp is one of these incredible artists who have found amazing way to show human emotions with just body language of his life –sized sculptures. Mostly, facial expressions are used to convey the theme as they are more apparent. However, body language is something very subtle; a creation of long social, cultural and personal conditioning. continue reading..

The Urban Algae Canopy prototype by ecoLogicStudio – Incredible blend of biology and electronics

Architecture, Technology

By Posted Monday, May 18th, 2015 03:30 am GMT -7

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Milan had hosted ‘feeding the planet’ exhibition and the event witnessed many valuable entries. The Urban Algae Canopy was one of them. The project was developed as a part of the series HORTUS by ecoLogicStudio. continue reading..

LightSail: Finally, a revolutionary solar powered propulsion system

Energy, Technology

By Posted Friday, May 15th, 2015 04:40 am GMT -7

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In 1970, a famed scientist Carl Sagan promoted an idea of sending a probe into space that’ll be propelled completely by energy generated from sun. The idea holds a great significance considering all that fuel needed to provide escape velocity to probes. Sagan called the project ‘Light Sail’.

If it worked, then expect a revolution in the way spacecraft are powered and propelled. A huge number of businesses, research groups, and educational institutes will be able receive benefit at affordable costs.

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How can airports decrease their environmental footprints?

Transportation

By Posted Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 04:32 am GMT -7

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It is no secret that airplanes, much like cars, emit too many greenhouse gases. However, airports can take steps and make an effort to decrease their environmental footprints by adopting green building practices and recycling programs. An airport can lessen its impact on the environment through a variety of ways.

Wind energy

One environmentally friendly tactic that some airports have been putting to good use is the implementation of wind turbines. Boston Logan International Airport has a fleet of 20 miniature wind turbines, each of which generates 100,000 kilowatt-hours every year. Though this is only 3% of the energy that the building needs, that is at least 3% less impact on the environment. If all airports could do this, the method would surely add up. East Midlands Airport in England has also installed two wind turbines, making it the first airport in the United Kingdom to do this.
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Rail construction is now a key driving force in Europe’s construction industry

Transportation

By Posted Monday, December 1st, 2014 04:39 am GMT -7

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European construction giants are increasingly finding themselves working far away from their homesteads, going where development is more rampant and financing more secure than what’s available in the post-crisis Eurozone. Nonetheless, rail projects back home in Europe are proving a reliable source of local revenue for many of these firms, as well as their competitors from outside the continent.

Network Rail, which oversees maintenance and development of the UK’s railway infrastructure, just announced plans to spend a little under £38 billion on revamping the network. The five-year initiative will bring up to 700 more trains, electrifying 850 miles of track, upgrades of several stations, and a new rail link between Oxford and Milton Keynes, as well as replacement of points, tracks, fencing, and platforms. continue reading..

Nanotechnology water filtration: How it can save lives and environment

Technology

By Posted Saturday, November 8th, 2014 06:55 am GMT -7

Nanotechnology Water Filtration

The United Kingdom is well-known for its rainy days, but has recently seen severe flooding and sink holes. More UK consumers are worried about contamination of their drinking water. The Nanotechnology Water Filtration Technology (NWFT) is one of the latest innovations that has high potential for saving lives and protecting the environment.

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Researcher develop piezoelectric chin strap to harvest energy from chewing

Energy

By Posted Friday, September 19th, 2014 01:06 am GMT -7

Chin strap to harvest energy from chewing

Did you know your jaw movement could help generate natural energy? Just in case you were unaware, engineers at the École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal, Canada have developed a chin strap which lets user harness natural energy. The chin strap helps convert chewing into electricity. Developed with an idea to replace batteries in smaller accessories like earpieces, hearing aids and small gadgets, with batteries powered by renewable source of energy; engineers have created this strap from piezoelectric material to generate 18 microwatts power from 60 seconds of chewing. continue reading..

ResQ – A Solar powered lifeguard from Stillform Design Studio

Gadgets, Technology

By Posted Thursday, September 18th, 2014 05:44 am GMT -7

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Nothing holds more value than a human life. We would neglect counting carbon footprint produced while rescuing a human life, using any machine or fuel. However, it’ll be appreciable act if someone could enhance the efficiency of the rescuer and still manage to keep the rescue operation green.

ResQ lifeguard boat is a very decent idea for it does both, boosting the rescuers speed to decrease the time he’ll take to reach the one to be rescued. Every minute counts at such times. continue reading..

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