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Stealth-Mode Wind Turbines

(http://www.technologyreview.com) - scanned by: memebox over 5 years ago
Last month Danish wind turbine company Vestas and U.K. defense contractor QinetiQ demonstrated the first "stealth" wind-turbine blade--their solution to the aviation radar interference problem holding up the installation of gigawatts-wor... More>>>
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The Future of Laundry: No More Water

(http://www.popsci.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Nylon beads sit in the outer of two nested drums. When both drums rotate, the absorbent beads fall through the mesh of the inner drum to tumble with your laundry, where they dislodge and trap dirt. More>>>
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The Future of Power Generation

(http://smart-grid.tmcnet.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
today, the smart grid is all about smart meters, the end goal is much greater energy efficiency and a shift to clean energy. More>>>
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[Video] GM Segway PUMA Cruising Through Brookly...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
GM & Segway are hoping to commercialize a new category of smart micro-vehicles for urban environments by 2012 (See previous post).  I love the application of Segway software, but am skeptical of a 'plug in' battery version.  I'm not... More>>>
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Growing Recognition of Peak Oil Production Coul...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
[Note: Sadly, this is a Production chart focused on alternative 'decline rates', and does not include Global Demand forecasts.  Only know that there is a gap in any scenario!] The upside of 'Peak Oil Production' is that it might be a more ... More>>>
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Northwestern Researchers Develop Novel Membrane...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a new class of ‘honeycomb’ gas separation materials to purify hydrogen rich mixtures like methane (natural gas) for generating electricity via fuel cells. Traditional met... More>>>
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Battle brewing over clean-energy delivery grids

(http://www.sfgate.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
President Obama's vision of a clean energy future of wind farms and solar plants comes with a catch: It will require thousands of miles of new high-voltage power lines to move the energy from where it's most abundant, in the California desert or t... More>>>
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Solar Sahara 'could power all of Europe'

(http://www.timesonline.co.uk) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Witness the rise of the Sun Belt. All of Europe’s energy needs could be supplied by building an array of solar panels in the Sahara, the climate change conference has been told. Technological advances combined with falling costs have made it... More>>>
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Solar power schemes could protect nature reserves

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
TWO great challenges of the 21st century - green energy and wildlife conservation - could have a symbiotic solution. Michael McGuigan of the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, has suggested that combining solar power plants with... More>>>
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Google's Schmidt on National Renewable Energy P...

(http://online.wsj.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Google's chairman and CEO, Eric Schmidt, discussed the company's energy plan with The Wall Street Journal's Alan Murray. Here are edited excerpts of their discussion. More>>>
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Beyond Green Roofs: 15 Vertically Vegetated Bui...

(http://webecoist.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Vertical gardens bring lush, verdant life to even the coldest and barest of surfaces, both indoors and out. These ‘living walls’ increase interior humidity, purify the air and provide a much-needed touch of nature in spare, angular urban spaces li... More>>>
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Skyscraper Retrofits for Power and Food

(http://ecoble.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Clearly we can’t very well tear down all of the world’s old skyscrapers for not being environmentally friendly - that kind of approach would itself be (ironic and) wasteful. At the same time, many of these buildings are projected to last for decad... More>>>
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