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Articles from June 2013

For Where the Sun Don't Shine - Video

Friday 28th June 2013

The weather outside can be delightful, with sunshine bathing all, but in doors it could be dull and dark, even with the lights on, it is just not sunlight and ...

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Don't Lose, Scroose - Video

Thursday 27th June 2013

ELECTRIC scooters seem to be proliferating, and most look very similar as they are all basically - small wheeled electric moped/motorbikes on which you twist the throttle to move forward ...

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Solar Powered Hybrid Boat

Wednesday 26th June 2013

Incat Crowther and Marine Engineering Consultants (MEC) are building a 24 meter long-range Catamaran Patrol Vessel to work in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. To win the contract ...

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Rock the Green Bikers

Tuesday 25th June 2013

A wall of Marshall speakers and accompanying amps behind the Lycra clad rockers, with an audience of bikers would be an accepted scene - heavy rock, Harley-Davidson’s and Marshall all ...

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24 Hours of Efficiency? Video

Monday 24th June 2013

This weekend 2013 Le Mans 24 hours saw an Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid car claim a dramatic victory for the second year in succession, getting ahead of the Toyota ...

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Kite Power

Thursday 20th June 2013

‘Let’s go fly a kite, up through the atmosphere, up where the air is clear’ - so go the words from Mary Poppins - and thereby lies a solution to ...

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USB Energy Monitor

Wednesday 19th June 2013

When travelling and trying to get some work done you can be forever monitoring your laptops battery life - as it begins to drop you try to work out if ...

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Google's Balloon Goes Up

Tuesday 18th June 2013

To quote Google’s own script - ‘Everyone’s on the internet’ - this is obviously not true, in fact the majority of the world cannot connect to the internet. So the ...

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Fire-up your Smart Phone - Video

Monday 17th June 2013

One thing that surprises us is how many innovative products and prototypes there are for charging smart phones and devices in remote places - whether while out hiking in the ...

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Pockets and Bags of Power

Friday 14th June 2013

The Isle of Wight Festival starts today and things have changed since Hendrix rocked the island - now festival goers have to have their phones at the ready, but standing ...

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How Much for a Gallon of Electricty?

Thursday 13th June 2013

So you get yourself an electric vehicle (EV) but you can no longer look at the gas station prices and calculate easily how much you're paying for your fuel. You ...

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Lego, Population and Climate Change

Wednesday 12th June 2013

Hans Rosling, a Swedish Doctor and Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute explains in the video below how the population of the world can affect climate change - using ...

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Solar Power of Good

Tuesday 11th June 2013

Seventeen million people worldwide live with cerebral palsy, a permanent disability that affects movement ranging from a weakness in one hand to an almost complete lack of voluntary movement. Many ...

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Albatross Lessons in Energy Use

Monday 10th June 2013

How often have we learned from nature - the living world around us so often present solutions to the challenges that are regularly faced due to mankind’s mistakes - climate ...

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Sun Powered Bug Wars

Friday 7th June 2013

It is now the time of year to enjoy the great outdoors - except we are not alone. Whether camping, hiking or cooking outside we can be plagued by mosquitos! ...

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Water Future - BBC Video

Thursday 6th June 2013

The industrial revolution kicked-off in Great Britain about 1760, before spreading to Europe and the US within a few decades. It saw a huge explosion in the need for energy, ...

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Green London Buses

Wednesday 5th June 2013

Public transport can impact heavily on greenhouse gas emissions - electric or hybrid power vehicles not only produce less pollution and CO2 than petrol powered equivalents, they also transport people ...

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Hydrogen Speed

Tuesday 4th June 2013

Many people were surprised to hear that not only had supercar manufacturer Aston Martin built a Hydrogen powered car, but they were going to enter it in the 41st ADAC ...

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Slot Truck Racing for Real

Monday 3rd June 2013

Running electric vehicles (EV) has been problematic and not because of the electric motor technology and related hardware, but due to the limits of batteries. Hence Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo ...

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