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Articles from February 2014

Light Wonder - Video

Thursday 27th February 2014

In emergency situations and on camping trips having an effective lamp could be vital - if it can provide more than just  light it could make it a life saver. Goal ...

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Lasting Wind

Wednesday 26th February 2014

New research by the Imperial College London blows away claims that ageing wind farms are a bad investment, predicting that wind turbines can remain productive for up to 25 years, ...

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EV Packet Power

Tuesday 25th February 2014

There are times when electricity demands can hit a big spike, which utility companies have to prepare for - for instance, half time at major sporting occasions, soccer’s World Cup ...

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Spongey Charger

Monday 24th February 2014

How often we climb into our car and throw our smart phone into a well in the central console or on a seat, but wouldn't it be great if in ...

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Seeds of Power

Friday 21st February 2014

Many designs and technologies copy nature - biomimicry - but you wouldn’t think fruit would be the blueprint for a battery. Yes we have all seen a potato battery, but ...

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Reduced Energy Music

Thursday 20th February 2014

If you suggested to students that their courses could involve visiting many music festivals you are likely to fill the classes. They have done that at the UK’s De Montfort ...

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Seafloor Carpet Power - Video

Wednesday 19th February 2014

Generating electricity from waves isn’t new, but the way that energy is gathered could be accomplished in a new way if research by UC Berkley is realized. UC Berkeley assistant ...

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Sun Pumping

Tuesday 18th February 2014

It is shocking that while in the developed world we spurn tap water and use expensive bottled water instead, almost 800 million people still have no access to safe, clean ...

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Chilled Fridge Magnet - Video

Monday 17th February 2014

We all have fridge magnets, but they could be about to become far more influential than siting on the fridge door, by saving energy while chilling your goods. Researchers working in ...

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Hydrogen Power

Friday 14th February 2014

How about a system that uses basically hydrogen instead of lithium as an energy source in battery-powered devices - that could have a big impact on clean energy use in ...

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Light Cork - Video

Thursday 13th February 2014

How many empty wine bottles do you discard each week, month, day? Obviously it will vary upon your level of alcohol dependence! But hopeful you are sober enough to recycle ...

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Guns into Watts

Wednesday 12th February 2014

In a somewhat “swords into plowshares” action a huge former Nazi anti-aircraft bunker has been converted into a green energy power plant by IBA Hamburg and Hamburg Energie. The "Energy Bunker”, ...

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EV Boom

Tuesday 11th February 2014

Electric vehicles and hybrids will become a far more common site this year according to a new report from IHS Automotive. It claims the increase will happen due to tighter ...

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Sun Ride - Video

Monday 10th February 2014

Bicycles are quite rightly held up as the perfect sustainable form of transport - so what has been the evolution of the bike? A proliferation of electric bikes and pedelecs, ...

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Hot Earth

Friday 7th February 2014

Energy efficiency is a major weapon to combat climate change, and work by climate researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK have made the world's temperature ...

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Zooplankton Power Boost

Thursday 6th February 2014

Developing further sources of renewable energy is vital to boosting the sustainable energy future, particularly as fossil fuels diminish and fracking is still very controversial. Energy from Waste (EfW) is being ...

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Battery Advance

Wednesday 5th February 2014

We have posted recently how the search for battery storage that would allow renewable energy to become power grid useable has become very important. Well, now a team of Harvard ...

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Power Supply Scrutiny

Tuesday 4th February 2014

Your cell phone or laptop charger is coming under scrutiny in the US to make sure it is energy efficient - all under a new directive from the US Energy ...

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Desk Pedaler - Video

Monday 3rd February 2014

You’ve heard about the health advantages of standing at your desk rather than sitting - apparently expending the same energy over a year as running something like 26 marathons! Well ...

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