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Articles from November 2013

Go With The Flow - Video

Thursday 28th November 2013

Orson Wells said as Harry Lime in the Third Man “In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? ...

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Battery Sprouts - Video

Wednesday 27th November 2013

As we head towards the end of the year many kids know they will face the dreaded sprout - no not something personal, but Brussels sprouts. Some love them, but ...

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Air Power

Tuesday 26th November 2013

Wind and solar power generation can be improved and a start up in the UK have come up with a novel way to set up renewable power plants - 50,000 ...

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Cheap, Cheap, Solar?

Monday 25th November 2013

A good return on investment has been a stumbling block for solar power - often a long pay back period has been the experience for many. The scene has been ...

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Rotary Hum - Video

Friday 22nd November 2013

We have posted in the past about electric planes, we stay in the air today with an electric helicopter - which brings the advantages of no emissions, very easy to ...

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It Has that Zing - Video

Thursday 21st November 2013

If you thought that huge ghetto blasters or boom boxes were a thing of the past, think again - they are again being regarded as 'de rigueur', and what is ...

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Energy on Tap - Video

Wednesday 20th November 2013

If we post about alternative, off grid ways to power your phone or tablet, it is usually a hand cranked device or solar powered. So today it is pleasing to ...

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Pedal Powered Grind

Tuesday 19th November 2013

Does your work place have a gym to help you keep fit between working? That maybe about to change. If there isn’t such a facility at your work, then fitness ...

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Setting Sun Energy

Monday 18th November 2013

“Have you got a south facing roof, sir?” - That is the question often asked when the telesales person tries to get you to book an appointment with the solar ...

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Hydrogen Cycle

Friday 15th November 2013

Concealing or just housing a battery on an e-bike is a challenge for many designers but Ventec, a French collaborative company are purposed with designing an intelligent battery management system. ...

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Increased Temperature, Increased Violence

Thursday 14th November 2013

Despite ongoing debate as to whether there is a link between man made climate change and the increased risk of extreme weather patterns - such as Typhoon Haiyan that has ...

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Get Energy Use!

Wednesday 13th November 2013

Understanding energy use is vital if we wish to make energy savings - hence this post, on the US Department of Energy site by Ben Dotson, is excellent at helping ...

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Printed Green Car

Tuesday 12th November 2013

How would you like to print your car? Not only print it, but also for it to be the most fuel-efficient car available, and it also sounds like a famous ...

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AC/DC for More Solar Energy - Video

Monday 11th November 2013

Apply AC/DC to your solar panel and get more energy - that is what scientists have discovered. In our last post on Friday we highlighted new research into new sources of ...

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Air Energy

Friday 8th November 2013

There seems to be an increasing number of research projects and developments looking at harvesting energy from various sources. Research at Duke University in the U.S. has looked at using ...

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Sunlight in the Shadows

Thursday 7th November 2013

A pair of researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) have seen the light – a bright, powerful light – and it just might change the future of how building ...

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Wet City Futures

Wednesday 6th November 2013

A couple of weeks ago we posted about the research by the University of Hawaii that highlighted the affects to cities around the globe from rising sea levels due to ...

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Saving in Dribbles

Tuesday 5th November 2013

Saving water is as important as saving energy, but to be able to combine the two has got to be a bonus. So meet the Driblet smart water meter! With the ...

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Energy Saving to Suck Less

Monday 4th November 2013

Some people may feel that energy saving sucks, so now EU bureaucrats are working to make sure it doesn’t suck too much! A new ruling from the EU parliament will set ...

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Crease Free Energy Saving

Friday 1st November 2013

Ironing is one of those tasks that has to be done - you can send out your laundry and get it back all pristine, but for most people laundry is ...

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