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Sustainable Shelter Harvests Solar Energy to Illuminate Energy-Efficient OLEDs

Monday, August 24, 2009 0:10 No Comments

In-Habit represents the next phase of disaster relief shelters. Inspired by structural forms of the past, it utilizes new materials and technologies that are ideal for disaster relief. At the center of In-Habit’s ingenuity is its building material. Unlike conventional walls, SmartWrap is composed of thin polyethylene teraphathalate (PET). SmartWrap has several properties that will [...]

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Water Purification System Utilizes Solar Energy for Cleaning Water

Friday, August 21, 2009 4:49 No Comments

As part of the upcoming Aqua Metropolis festival in Osaka, engineering firm NTT Facilities has developed a pair of solar-powered, UFO-shaped floating water purifiers that will be deployed in the city’s canals and in the moat at Osaka Castle.

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Making Artificial Clouds to Prevent the Sun’s Rays from Heating the Planet

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:19 1 Comment

Climate experts say a fleet of wind-powered ships could be one of the more feasible solutions of climate engineering to reduce global warming. The Copenhagen Consensus on Climate has released an analysis paper that addresses a variety of proposed climate engineering options.

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Newly Developed Technology Makes OLEDs up to Five Times More Efficient

Monday, August 10, 2009 0:46 No Comments

Researchers at SRI International have found an innovative design for organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) that makes use of cavities to enhance their luminosity and energy efficiency. The device, called a COLED (where the ‘c’ stands for ‘cavity’) was designed by Dr. Yijian Shi and employs a regular pattern of cavities, implementing a structure that generates [...]

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Zero-Emission Personal Aircraft Powered by Electricity

Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:42 No Comments

Yuneec’s E430 is a twin seat, single engine, LSA class aircraft with a significant difference to every commercially available plane that has come before it – it’s entirely electric. The lightweight composite-construction E430 charges in three hours from a domestic 230 volt powerpoint, runs for two and half hours on a charge and the all-up [...]

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Energy-Saving Technology Developed Make Air Conditioners Green

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 2:36 No Comments

Researchers at the Purdue University have discovered a new technology that saves energy and servicing costs by indicating when air conditioners are low on refrigerant, preventing the units from working overtime. The new “virtual refrigerant charge sensor” is particularly practical for automotive air conditioners, which tend to leak refrigerant more than other types of units.

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A Washing Machine that Consumes Only a Cup of Water

Monday, June 22, 2009 12:45 3 Comments

An environment-friendly washing machine developed by the researchers at the University of Leeds, Britain, that is able to wash a complete load using just one cup of water, could be released on the market next year.

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SkySpark- World’s Fastest Zero-Emission Airplane Powered by Electric Motors

Thursday, June 18, 2009 1:32 No Comments

A world record for the fastest speed attained by an electric airplane was reached by SkySpark. The airplane, piloted by astronaut Maurizo Cheli, achieved an airspeed of 250 km/h last week at the World Air Games in Turin, Italy. Specifically modified for the project, the battery-powered Pioneer Alpi 300 is thought to be capable of  [...]

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Energy Meter Prevents Unnecessary Air Pollution and Wasting Energy

Thursday, June 11, 2009 4:08 No Comments

The company Elah Valley Energy Engineering based in Israel, has developed a next-generation smart energy meter called the “Watt-O-Meter”. This device could provide constant reading regarding the electricity consumption of a home. Wasted energy is costly and creates unnecessary air pollution contributing to climate change.

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Renewable Energy will Create 410,000 Jobs by 2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 14:50 No Comments

The renewable energy sector will create 410,000 new jobs in the European Union until 2020, according to a study conducted by the European Commission. The estimates have been made in the conditions in which renewable energy would provide 20% of EU renewable sources.

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