Plastic Bags Decomposed in Just 3 Months

May 26, 2008 / 18 Comments

image by WYGD Daniel Burd is an 11th grader from Canada, that wants to turn his school science project into a dream come true. The guy is certain that if a plastic bag takes 1,000 years to decompose it's because of the microorganisms behind it, and Burd thinks he has a method that will cause them to decompose in just three ...

Tokyo the Least Eco-minded City?

May 22, 2008 / No Comments

A recent survey on 2,600 participants from the top eight richest cities in the world, Tokyo, New York, Paris, London, Milan, Moscow, Toronto and Frankfurt, revealed  that Tokyoites  "don't want to sacrifice a convenient lifestyle to prevent global warming." Though Japan is at the cutting edge of green technologies, its citizens are the least eco-minded in the world. They came last ...

PYCO 1 Megawatt Wind Turbine, Construction Timelapse

May 22, 2008 / No Comments

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNZqNL4qZxY[/youtube] This is the construction timelapse of a big PYCO 1 megawatt wind turbine that was built from March 31st 2008 to April 4th 2008 in Lubbock, Texas. Sooner or later we will understand that we can live a life on renewable energies if we stop wasting and though they build bigger mills around the world this is a good step ...

Tasmanian Devil Faces Extinction Because of Facial Cancer

May 21, 2008 / No Comments

With the size of a small muscular dog, the Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world, only found in the Australian island state of Tasmania. It has black fur and is renowned for its disturbing call, ferocious temperament and the fact that it releases an offensive odor when stressed. The Tasmanian Devil, also referred to simply as "the ...

Phoenix space craft, lands on Mars this Sunday

May 21, 2008 / No Comments

The Phoenix Mars Mission is a true partnership between the government, academia and the industry that was designed to study the history of water and the habitabillity potential on the Martian arctic's ice-rich soil. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TaP8YMM524[/youtube] If everything goes as planned, on Sunday - May 25th, the Phoenix space craft is going to land on Mars. It will enter the Martian atmosphere at ...

[New] Oldest Living Tree in the World is in Sweden

May 20, 2008 / No Comments

Scientists have found the (new) oldest tree in the world. It is a 16.4 feet tall spruce, found in Fulu Mountain in the Dalarna province of Sweden, that was carbon dated by Miami researchers to be 9,550 years old. Under the crown they've also found four generations of spruce remains in the forms of cones and wood produced with the same ...

Five Generally Acknowledged Giant Insects in the World

May 19, 2008 / 12 Comments

Did you know that with more than 1 million species, insects are the most diverse group of animals on Earth? No matter if they are living in large well-organized colonies or alone, insects are not welcome into our world because they don't seem to match our morals, habits and most of the time, psychology. The fact that most of the ...

Spiraling Food Prices, Chicken is Next

May 16, 2008 / No Comments

For those expecting rice and corn to be the only food prices to reach record levels, we have news. Chicken meat is going to be sold for more money this year because food companies noted sharply higher production costs. With oil and grains breaking record after record, there is nothing that can be done but to increase the prices, said ...

Solar Costs Down to $2 per Watt, IBM Claims

May 16, 2008 / 11 Comments

Silicon photovoltaic panels are the most expensive solar installations at the moment but things are about to change because IBM claimed they have the technology to reduce the cost of harnessing the Sun's energy for electricity, down to $2 / W. The company announced in a press release on Thursday, that using a large lens that concentrates power to around 2300x, ...

Airship Covered in Solar Panels For Rescue Operations

May 16, 2008 / 2 Comments

Everywhere online and on TV there are news about the cyclone in Burma, the earthquake in China and many other natural disasters that cause thousands of deaths every year and leave behind even more refugees. How can we solve this problem? How can we help all those people? Andrew Leinonen seems to have it all figured out. He especially designed an ...