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Articles from August 2013

Electric Foldable

Friday 30th August 2013

If you are an environmentally aware urbanite you would have considered the impact of using cycle power for transport. If you wish to use it without expending too much of ...

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Future View - Video

Thursday 29th August 2013

As a child, no doubt you pestered your parents for small coins to use a public telescope or binoculars - as an adult no doubt you have recalled your childhood ...

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Rolling Cold Comfort

Tuesday 27th August 2013

Trucks transporting cold and frozen goods have a double impact on the environment, the tractor units are powered by hefty diesel motors, spewing out green gasses, and then the refrigeration ...

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Through a Glass Darkly

Friday 23rd August 2013

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have designed a new material to make smart windows even smarter. The material is a thin coating of ...

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Energy Winning Soccer

Wednesday 21st August 2013

Brazil will host the FIFA World Cup next year and are looking to renewable and green energy to help succeed off the field of play. The Mineirão Stadium, full title being ...

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Risky Cities

Tuesday 20th August 2013

Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than nine-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities ...

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No Driver for Miss Daisy

Monday 19th August 2013

Singapore's first clean and green driver-less shuttle transportation system will soon see passengers shuttling between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and JTC Corporation's (JTC) CleanTech Park. A model is being made of the ...

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Energy Free Backscatter - Video

Thursday 15th August 2013

We might be one step closer to an Internet-of-things reality, as University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other ...

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The Sun in a Briefcase - Video

Wednesday 14th August 2013

The power of the sun in a briefcase? That seems to be what AspectSolar have created with their Sunsocket Solar Generator, which has solar panels that actually move and track ...

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Hyperfast California Tube Riding

Tuesday 13th August 2013

The world is talking about Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla, and his Hyperloop system which could become the world’s fastest train. Musk was inspired to take a ...

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Table No Cable

Monday 12th August 2013

You buy a sleek looking designer gadget to enhance your home, it looks wonderful in the brochure and the showroom, but when you install it in your living room it ...

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ASAP to the Rescue

Friday 9th August 2013

It’s not a jet ski, it’s not a small catamaran, it’s a Life Guard Man on ASAP! The Asap little water craft has been designed by Brit Ross Kemp as a ...

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Wind Trim - Video

Thursday 8th August 2013

As renewable energy proliferates innovators have gone to work, particularly developing ideas for combining renewable energy generation - so how about combining wind and solar energy. Cleantec Wind from Colorado are ...

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Road Charge

Wednesday 7th August 2013

For the first time anywhere, electric buses are providing public transport and are being recharged right from the road, even in transit. The Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV), developed by the Korea ...

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Glass Water Heater

Tuesday 6th August 2013

University of Toronto researchers claim that improvements in the energy efficiency of buildings can be made by fitting window glass which has small channels of water. These channels were inspired ...

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Green Fly

Monday 5th August 2013

You dreamed of getting your first electric car and it is now parked on your drive, with a charging lead running out of the house - but what is the ...

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Electric Rover Land

Thursday 1st August 2013

Testing on Land Rover’s Electric Defender vehicle is taking place at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall in South West England. The Defender, known the world over as a tough ...

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