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Refrigerants not required: Flexible metal cooling prototype demonstrates extreme efficiency

March 20th, 2019 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

The prototype heating/cooling system uses the remarkable properties of shape-memory nitinol metals for environmentally friendly cooling and heating A German research team has prototyped an extraordinary heating/cooling system that stresses and unloads nickel-titanium “muscle wires” to create heated and cooled air at twice the efficiency of a heat pump or three times the efficiency of […]



OGarden Smart grows fresh veggies year-round in your house

March 5th, 2019 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

This curious rotating garden boasts automatic watering and space for up to 90 plants at any given time. If you like the idea of growing your own vegetables indoors all year round, then you should check out the new and improved OGarden Smart. It’s a rotating Ferris wheel of sorts that can hold up to […]



Google’s DeepMind can predict wind patterns a day in advance

March 3rd, 2019 at 12:04 pm » Comments Off

DeepMind knows which way the wind blows Wind power has become increasingly popular, but its success is limited by the fact that wind comes and goes as it pleases, making it hard for power grids to count on the renewable energy and less likely to fully embrace it. While we can’t control the wind, Google […]



I rode the 300-pound electric tricycle that could be the future of urban deliveries

February 21st, 2019 at 1:04 pm » Comments Off

Piloting Rad Power Bikes’ hefty e-tricycle was intimidating at first, but it was quickly clear what an important tool it will be in replacing vehicles in cities. One of the first things that Brian Rinckenberger, commercial sales director for Rad Power Bikes, tells me as I sit perched on the saddle of one of the […]



Transparent solar panels will turn windows into green energy collectors

February 19th, 2019 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

  A team of researchers from Michigan State University managed to develop a fully transparent solar panels – a breakthrough that could lead to countless applications in architecture, as well as other fields such as mobile electronics or the automotive industry. Previous attempts to create such a device have been made, but results were never […]



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