Technology

College Students Build Hydrogen Fuel Cell-powered Motorcycle

February 3, 2009 / 2 Comments

It is no new fact that hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles are the future for automobile industry as they are both an economical and ecologically the smart option. With crude oil becoming an absolute premium with each passing day, fuel cells are becoming more of a reality. With that in mind, Alex Bell and Andres Pacheco - engineering students at Swarthmore College, ...

RIWEA: Robot Inspector to Keep Your Turbines in Shape

January 23, 2009 / No Comments

Tapping into to wind energy as a clean source of power is an option that is quickly growing popularity thanks to inventive designers who are creating new and more acceptable designs for wind turbines. This has seen a sudden and healthy growth in the number of wind turbines used across the globe, but what about maintaining them and checking for defects ...

Sunshine or Gloom: How safe are solar panels?

January 21, 2009 / 2 Comments

Solar energy is hailed as the savior of mankind from the impending doom of global warming and along with hydrogen powered fuel cells, it's solar energy that is expected to cater our energy needs in the centuries to come. Many European countries and states like California have a very aggressive solar energy program and are riding high on the golden wings ...

High Energy Consumption Could Lead to a Ban on Plasma TVs in Brussels

January 14, 2009 / 1 Comment

Brussels is all set to ban energy-guzzling plasma TVs once the legislation gets passed in EU. The decision is going to be anything but popular with majority of Europe already having changed to plasma televisions - a popular option among the young and the old alike. Plasma screens have been nicknamed the 4x4s of the living room by many, as they ...

Googling Alone Produces More Carbon Emissions Than Laos

January 14, 2009 / No Comments

According to stats given by Harvard University's Alex Wissner-Gross, it would be safe to deduce that by just using the Google search, the world actually produces as much carbon dioxide as a country like Laos would do. But how far are these claims real and if they indeed are true, do we really need to go ringing the alarm bells? According ...

UFO is Unpredictable Foreign Obstacle to Wind Turbine

January 13, 2009 / No Comments

There's an investigation going on in Lincolnshire, UK. Locals are saying that an UFO might be the cause for damage to a wind turbine. A strange light appeared from nowhere causing damage to the giant whirlygig. Hmm ... well, I don't believe in UFOs, and I suppose there are people who don't believe that wind turbines are a viable source for ...

Motorola Renew W233: World’s First Carbon Neutral Mobile Unveiled at CES

January 12, 2009 / 2 Comments

It seems that the sinking Motorola is not going down without a fight and if not in the mobile world, it sure is winning the battle in the 'green domain' with the unveiling of the world's first carbon neutral mobile cell phone at CES this year. Motorola Renew W233 is being dubbed as the world's first carbon-free mobile and that is ...

Water for Oil – Japan Has Low Electric Using Desalination Plant

January 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Japan gets almost all of its oil from the Middle East and has nothing to give in return...except water. Ultra dry Middle East needs water, (doesn't everyone?) and must produce it from the salt water nearby. There's a consortium including Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd. and Toray Industries Inc. that is developing a desalination plant. That's not new news. But the plant ...

New Battery Technology in the 17-inch MacBook Pro

January 7, 2009 / 1 Comment

Usually, the annual MacWorld keynote speech always brings in some goodies for the eco geeks. This year they managed to please everyone by announcing that new battery in the all-new 17-inch MacBook Pro is now 60% more efficient. The battery is expected to run for more than 8 hours on a single charge, allows more than 1000 charges (that's like 5 ...

Solar powered submarine by BKW

November 25, 2008 / No Comments

Solar energy is making such giant strides forward that it would be no surprise if in the next decade or so we all completely convert to solar power. For now though, each day is proving to be a new adventure for those working with and following the power of the sun. The new arena that is being touched by solar power ...