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The need for Lithium has greatly increased with the release of the Tesla Model 3

April 24th, 2016 at 7:23 am » Comments Off

Lithium, the gasoline for Tesla Model 3 electric car, is causing a feeding frenzy that has only just begun. Unveiled on March 31st the car has already received 325,000 orders. Even the market know that this is more than just another electric vehicle, with its record breaking sales in its week one launch. Lithium will […]



Skyfarms, Wind-powered, vertical structures, are the future of agriculture

April 15th, 2016 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

The future of farming is coming to the big city. Skyfarm, a hyperboloid tower that combines different farming techniques, from aquaponics to traditional soil based methods, in a bamboo structure that generates wind energy, won an award at the 2014 World Architecture Festival’s Future Projects Experimental category. The design was praised by the jury as a “thorough, […]



Want to Generate Power Out of Thin Air? Freevolt May Have the Answer

April 4th, 2016 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

What you see pictured above may look unremarkable, but it has the potential to power a low energy device forever and at no cost.  If that sounds like a big deal, well… that’s because it is. Drayson Technologies today announced Freevolt, a system that harvests energy from radio frequency (RF) signals bouncing around in the ether and […]



Energy Storage, The Most Important Technology In Today’s World

April 4th, 2016 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

The Pearl Street Station, invented by Thomas Edison in 1882, is the first steam powered electrical distribution plant, and because of competition between him and George Westinghouse, the technology increased rapidly in the following years. By 194o middle class homes had a lot of the conveniences we have today, like refrigerators, air conditioning and telephones. […]



China’s electric cars sales predicted to double in 2016

March 31st, 2016 at 8:57 am » Comments Off

China’s production and sale of electric cars are predicted to increase by more than double this year.  More than 300,000 electric cars were sold in China last year,  that number is expected to reach more than 600,000 by the end of 2016.



Grid storage technology helps to integrate renewables

March 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Developing cheap energy storage is a critical step in moving to renewables and away from fossil fuels as the primary source of electricity: it’s the only way such intermittent sources can supply power to the grid when the wind’s not blowing and the sun’s not shining.



Bill Gates to back waterless toilet that will revolutionize global sanitation

March 25th, 2016 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation first challenged the world to design a sustainable and inexpensive toilet, researchers from Cranfield University may have a viable contender - the Nano Membrane Toilet. It was funded by the Gates Foundation in September 2012 for $710,000.



MoD gravity sensor will ‘see underground or through walls’

March 24th, 2016 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

A recent scientific breakthrough in a Ministry of Defence research project is paving the way for scanners that could see underground or through walls. A team of British scientists, including experts at the MoD’s Porton Down labs, have developed a new device that can detect tiny fluctuations in gravity.



Japan’s first electric car without a battery

March 23rd, 2016 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Toyohashi University of Technology and Taisei Corp unveiled the first electrical car in the world that will run without a battery. The electric car will receive its charge from an electrified road.



Power Sources Based on High Efficiency Thermopower Wave Devices

March 21st, 2016 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

Engineers from MIT have developed an alternative system for generating electricity that harnesses heat and uses no metals or toxic materials. The batteries that power the devices of modern life, from smartphones and computers to electric cars, are mostly made of toxic materials such as lithium that can be difficult to dispose of and have limited […]



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