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Research Could Cut Energy Use of High-Tech Equipment

Wednesday 18th November 2015

Certain technologies demand very high energy use, such as high-tech medical technology. As these technologies have life changing effects, hence it can be difficult to alter the energy demand and ...

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Window of Opportunity for Blind Energy Saving - Video

Wednesday 11th November 2015

One often missed energy saving opportunity is being able to control the heat coming in or going out through windows. Having blinds or curtains that prevent overheating or losing heat ...

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New Energy Efficient Way to Weld Steel and Aluminum

Wednesday 4th November 2015

Engineers at The Ohio State University have developed a new welding technique that consumes 80% less energy than a common welding technique, yet creates bonds that are 50% stronger. The new ...

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EV Experience - Positive Charge on EVs

Thursday 29th October 2015

In the last two posts we have reviewed our experience of driving an electric vehicle (EV) in an urban environment and on a longer journey into a desert for EV ...

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Our EV Experience Test - Country Roads, Take me Home...PPPPlease!

Wednesday 21st October 2015

Continuing our review of electric vehicles (EV) use, and the innovations that would help them become evermore useful in this post we look at a very different experience. In the ...

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Our EV Experience Test - Charging Around The City

Wednesday 14th October 2015

We promised last week to tell you about our testing of an electric vehicle (EV) - we often post on this blog about innovations to improve EVs, but wanted to ...

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The ESA's EV Test

Wednesday 7th October 2015

We often cover items about electric vehicles in this blog - particularly the developments in battery technology, whether from mushrooms or some other bizarre concoction of materials. What we haven't ...

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'Schroom for Improvement in Battery Life

Wednesday 30th September 2015

Magic mushrooms were all the rage in the hippy era, but maybe there is a new magic ‘shroom on the block - one that delivers its highs to battery life. ...

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Horse Power Without a Flux Capacitor - Video

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

2015 was the year that Michael J. Fox, playing Marty McFly, travelled to to sort out his ‘future’ kids in Back to the Future II. He got there in the ...

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Thunder Power EVs Performance and Looks Catch the Eye

Wednesday 16th September 2015

Electric Vehicles (EV) are developing in leaps and bounds - according to many Tesla has led the field, but more and more manufacturers are releasing models that catch the eye. Yesterday ...

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Cool 'Bottlelight' - Recycle and Illuminate

Wednesday 9th September 2015

Most, if not all, households have a gathering of bottles waiting to go into the recycle bin - you could now recycle some of them yourself by turning them into ...

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Think Earth Education for a Sustainable Future

Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A superb education programme designed for preschool children through to those in their early teens has been made freely available online. Non-profit Think Earth's Environmental Education Foundation is committed to helping ...

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Energy from Wine

Wednesday 26th August 2015

Most of us enjoy a nice glass of wine, although we try to avoid imbibing the dregs in the last few drops, but the ‘dregs’ from the wine making process ...

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Google's 'Project Sunroof' Identifies Solar Potential - Video

Wednesday 19th August 2015

Google have revealed a new online tool providing homeowners with custom solar information for their buildings, named “Project Sunroof”. The tool uses high-resolution aerial mapping, as used by Google Earth ...

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Space Age Shower Saves Water and 80% Energy - Video

Wednesday 12th August 2015

Saving energy along with water is often achieved using different systems, yet with so many applications water is heated and then discarded, while still hot or warm. If you can ...

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White Laser Light the Energy Efficient Future

Wednesday 5th August 2015

Incandescent bulbs have been biting the dust as people have turned, initially, to energy saving lighting and more recently to energy efficient LED bulbs. It will change in the future ...

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Coal Industry Claims They Help Developing World

Wednesday 29th July 2015

Despite growing scientific evidence, and general acceptance, that global warming/climate change is happening, there are still doubters. But it is interesting that many of them have industrial and financial interests. They ...

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Hot-Spot Clean Energy Street Bins

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

The only time most of us take notice of a street rubbish/garbage bin is usually when we need one - just to drop in that sandwich wrapping or newspaper. Nowadays ...

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Rabbits Have the Guts to Cut CO2

Wednesday 15th July 2015

The worlds biggest steel and mining company is going to use rabbit guts to improve their sustainability! Our furry friends have a microbe in their gut that will help produce ...

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Renewable Energy Bridging the Gap

Wednesday 8th July 2015

Promoters and developers of wind energy seem to often consider new ways to apply their favoured energy generation. The latest innovative proposal is to make use of the space below ...

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Playing With Toy Cars and the Triboelectric Effect

Wednesday 1st July 2015

Playing with toy trucks does not normally lead to ground breaking energy saving technology development, but a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers, and others, have developed a nanogenerator by ...

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Silent Owl's Wings Married to Wind Turbine Blades

Wednesday 24th June 2015

One of the objections to Wind Turbines from being installed in your neighbouring field is the noise of the turbine spinning while it generates electricity. That objection maybe about to ...

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Street Light EV Charging System

Wednesday 17th June 2015

We need street lighting in cities, to make them safe and secure - with the need to increase the charging point for electric vehicles (EVs), why not combine the two, ...

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State by State Plan for 100% Renewables

Wednesday 10th June 2015

Some people feel one of the major ways to combat climate change is to focus on renewable energy, achieving 100% renewable energy supply - but achieving it is another thing. ...

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Solar Flight Grounded - Temporarily

Wednesday 3rd June 2015

No doubt you followed the news about Solar Impulse, a solar powered plane, that was forced to land in Japan, cutting short the attempt to fly across the Pacific Ocean ...

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