Energy

Luxim’s plasma lightbulb, tiny and ultra-efficient

March 24, 2008 / 3 Comments

A new technology that promises to deliver ultra-efficient plasma light-bulbs, better than LEDs was developed by Luxim of Sunnyvale, California. At the size of a Tic-Tac this tiny lightbulb can provide as much light as a street lamp. The technology seems to be simple, at least for them. It's partially packed in a dielectric material, has argon gas inside and a ...

Portable Biorefineries Turn Trash Into Fuel

March 14, 2008 / 2 Comments

"Tactical Biorefineries" is what they call these new portable generators roughly the size a small moving van that weighs about 4 tons and turn trash into electricity. They've been mainly designed for the U.S. military and could be used outside the military shortly after, when the technology evolves (translated: "when they want to") in the future. The biorefineries are designed to ...

Roll to roll printing of OLEDs by General Electric

March 13, 2008 / No Comments

General Electric has been working for the last four years to get their project involving roll-to-roll printing (like a newspaper) of OLEDs, live. The newly printed Organic Light Emitting Diodes are extremely energy efficient, with high performances and are supposed to be pretty cheap. I already have a few ideas of using the prints from extremely big sizes to very ...