Why Samsung’s Note 7 crisis could soon assist in solving the problem of poor battery life

The recall could provide researchers with a huge batch of potentially faulty batteries that could be tested to improve battery technology in the years ahead Most accidents caused by smartphones are caused by distracted drivers or pedestrians. But a phone that bursts into flames – as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7s have been doing – comes […]

These videos show how a Wood stove runs a generator, produces gasoline & propane,runs a fridge and heats hot water at the same time

ELECTRICAL POWER,GAS,DIESEL FUEL,HOT WATER,  FROM DIY WOOD FIRE STOVE Published on Jan 9, 2013 This is the most efficient wood stove on the planet it will make gasoline run a generator and a propane fridge, heats hot water and your home at the same time. this system works on any dry organic material. AAA AAA […]

SMARTEN UP YOUR HOME ENERGY USES WITH THIS SYSTEM

HOME ENERGY EFFICIENT DEVICE NOW AVAILABLE HERE Wattio aims to smartify your home’s energy usage There are a variety of home energy management devices, and the latest solution is an offering from Spanish startup, Wattio. The SmartHome 360º is a home energy monitoring and control system that can be managed through a smartphone, tablet or […]

WORLDS CHEAPEST AND MOST EFFICIENT SOLAR PANELS

NEW SOLAR PANELS TO BE A LOT CHEAPER & MANY TIMES MORE EFFICIENT As regular readers will know, we cover more than our fair share of breakthroughs promising next-generation super-efficient solar cells. Everything from growing photovoltaic crystals, applying special coatings or using carbon nanotubes teases us with cheaper, more efficient solar energy – eventually. In […]

LOTUS INSPIRED SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTOR IS LIGHT POWERFULL & PORTABLE

SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTOR INSPIRED BY THE LOTUS FLOWER This rather novel solar collector draws inspiration from the lotus flower to provide small-scale solar energy – both electric and thermal – to domestic and small business users. The aptly named Monarch Lotus (rebranded from the Solar Umbrella) has 18 petals which unfold to to form a […]

CHARGING YOUR BATTERY IN MINUTES OR SECONDS NOW POSSIBLE

CHARGING YOUR BATTERY IN ONLY MINUTES IS POSSIBLE A diagram of a lithium-ion battery constructed using Braun’s nanostructured bicontinuous cathode (left), and a scanning electron microscope image of the nanostructure (right) (Image: Paul Braun, University of Illinois) Of all the criticisms of electric vehicles, probably the most commonly-heard is that their batteries take too long […]

EQUIPMENT TURNING SEWERAGE TO USEFUL PHOSPHORUS

Ostara reactors harvest phosphorus from raw sewage Here’s something rather important that you might not know: there may be a worldwide phosphorus shortage within the next few decades. The majority of the world’s phosphorus is currently mined from non-renewable phosphate rock deposits, and widely used in crop fertilizers. Scientists have begun to question just how […]

SUNVOLTAGE GOES DIRECTLY TO POWER MICROELECTRONICS WITH NO BATTERIES

Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA Institute for Nanotechnology has allowed for the direct placement of solar cells onto microelectronics In a new, more efficient approach to solar powered microelectronics, researchers have produced a microchip which directly integrates photovoltaic cells. While harnessing sunlight to power microelectronics isn’t new, conventional set-ups use a separate solar […]

COLLECTING & USING THE HEAT FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTERS TO CREATE USEABLE ENERGY

Harvesting heat from computers One estimates that half of the energy consumed by data centres goes toward cooling computer processors, with most of the removed hot air simply being blown into the atmosphere. Instead, IBM sees that heat being captured & used to warm the air in other areas of the building, to heat water, […]

SOLAR REACTOR MAKES FUEL DIRECTLY FOR IMMEDIATE USE

Breakthrough solar reactor makes fuel from sunlight Because conventional photovoltaic panels produce electricity directly from sunlight, the energy they generate must either be used as it is produced or stored – either in batteries or by using the electricity to produce a fuel that acts as a storage medium for the energy. Now U.S. and […]