BUTTERFLY MARKETING AND SOLAR ENERGY

Natural Solar Collectors On Butterfly Wings Inspire More Powerful Solar Cells ScienceDaily (Feb. 5, 2009) — The discovery that butterfly wings have scales that act as tiny solar collectors has led scientists in China and Japan to design a more efficient solar cell that could be used for powering homes, businesses, and other applications in the […]

BACTERIA DOUBLES HYDROGEN PRODUCTION FOR FUEL

New Super Bacterium Doubles Hydrogen Gas Production ScienceDaily (Apr. 14, 2010) — Hydrogen gas is today used primarily for manufacturing chemicals, but a bright future is predicted for it as a vehicle fuel in combination with fuel cells. In order to produce hydrogen gas in a way that is climate neutral, bacteria are added to forestry […]

NEWEST TECHNOLOGY IN SOLAR PANEL DEVELOPED

Inexpensive Highly Efficient Solar Cells Possible ScienceDaily (Apr. 12, 2010) — Thanks to two technologies developed by Professor Benoît Marsan and his team at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Chemistry Department, the scientific and commercial future of solar cells could be totally transformed. Professor Marsan has come up with solutions for two problems that, […]

CHINESE SOLAR PANELS GOBBLE UP THE OPPOSITION

The Solar Business China’s Solar Firms Get A Boost Government loans give Chinese solar companies an even bigger edge over U.S. rivals. It used to take decades for whole industries to shift overseas. Not anymore. Solar panel manufacturing is moving to Asia, and Chinese and Taiwanese companies especially are the beneficiaries–thanks to their low cost […]

ALGAE FOR FUTURE FUEL MANUFACTURING

Algae: Biofuel Of The Future? ScienceDaily (Aug. 19, 2008) — In the world of alternative fuels, there may be nothing greener than pond scum. Algae are tiny biological factories that use photosynthesis to transform carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy so efficiently that they can double their weight several times a day. As part of the […]

NITROGEN FUELLED PROTOTYPE CAR DEVELOPED

Liquid nitrogen vehicle (Redirected from Liquid nitrogen economy) A liquid nitrogen vehicle is powered by liquid nitrogen, which is stored in a tank. The engine works by heating the liquid nitrogen in a heat exchanger, extracting heat from the ambient air and using the resulting pressurized gas to operate a piston or rotary engine. Liquid nitrogen propulsion may […]

FRIDGES TALK TO EACH OTHER TO STAY COOL

Smart’ Fridges Stay Cool By Talking To Each Other CSIRO’s Sam West demonstrating the workings of the interactive management screen on one of the demonstration ‘smart fridges.’ (Credit: Photo by CSIRO) ScienceDaily (Jan. 22, 2009) — Smart’ fridges that run on renewable electricity and are capable of negotiating the most energy efficient way to keep food […]

INSULATION ISSUES HOTLINE NUMBER

INSULATION SAFETY INSPECTION HOTLINE The Government has launched a new hotline for householders concerned about insulation installed under the discontinued Home Insulation Program. Householders that are concerned about the safety of insulation installed under the Home Insulation Program can now call the safety line on 131 792. This hotline has been expanded from foil installation […]