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Dutch city cuts ribbon on World’s largest bike garage

September 2nd, 2019 at 3:30 am » Comments Off

The world’s largest bicycle parking facility in Utrecht, the Netherlands. (Photo via CU2030/City of Utrecht) UTRECHT, Netherlands (CN) – When your country has more bikes than people, you need somewhere to park them all. On Monday, the Dutch city of Utrecht opened the world’s largest bicycle parking facility. The Netherlands has a population of 18 […]



Scientists extract hydrogen gas from oil and bitumen, giving potential pollution-free energy

September 1st, 2019 at 3:22 am » Comments Off

Scientists have developed a large-scale economical method to extract hydrogen (H2) from oil sands (natural bitumen) and oil fields. This can be used to power hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are already marketed in some countries, as well as to generate electricity; hydrogen is regarded as an efficient transport fuel, similar to petrol and diesel, but with […]



Building from thin air & the carbon revolution

August 29th, 2019 at 3:51 pm » Comments Off

Imagine making fuel, plastics, and concrete out of “thin air.” That’s the promise of Direct Air Capture (DAC), a technology that fundamentally disrupts our contemporary oil economy.  Mimicking what already occurs in nature, DAC essentially involves industrial photosynthesis, harnessing the power of the sun to draw carbon directly out of the atmosphere. This captured carbon […]



Sorry, scooters aren’t so climate-friendly after all

August 28th, 2019 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

A look at the full lifetime emissions of the vehicles call into question the ecological assumptions around “micromobility.” Bird boasts that its dockless electric scooters allow customers to “cruise past traffic and cut back on CO2 emissions—one ride at a time.” Its rival Lime claims the vehicles “reduce dependence on personal automobiles for short distance […]



Softer-than-cotton antibacterial shirt is made out of milk

August 21st, 2019 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

The Limitless Milk Shirt is claimed to be three times softer than regular cotton Every day, dairies dispose of milk that for one reason or another is deemed unfit for human consumption. A Los Angeles-based startup by the name of Mi Terro is taking some of that milk and using it to create T-shirts, that […]



10 Unanswerable questions that neither science nor religion can answer