The temperature is 100 degrees and we have no air conditioning, no running water, no telephone and no Internet. It’s been 60 hours since our household lost electricity because of the super derecho, a rare surprise storm that swept ten US states and the nation’s capital on June 29. (more…)
Another inspiring story about solar power benefitting the people who need it most: people living in emerging countries, in areas without grid connection and where often dirty kerosene is the only option.
The UK Guardian newspaper has run a story about the arrival of solar panels at a small village in Sullia (more…)
A New York City roof covered in a white synthetic membrane was on average 43 degrees F cooler than surrounding black tar and asphalt roofs during times of peak heat last summer, according to a study by scientists from Columbia University and NASA.
On the hottest day of the summer — July 22, 2011, (more…)
The Niagara Tunnel Project in Ontario, Canada has reached a significant milestone with half of the tunnel now fully lined with concrete.
When it is finished, the smooth concrete lining will ensure the efficient and uninterrupted flow of Niagara River water through this 10.2 km tunnel to the Sir (more…)
The average human takes 3,000-5,000 steps a day. Seems like a lot, but most health experts would tell you to average 10,000 a day (but that’s a post for another time…).
What if we could harness power from some of the steps you take each day? (more…)
Burning calories and generating electricity at the same time surely has to be one of the best answers to two of the biggest challenges faced by different societies across the globe: generating clean energy and tackling the obesity pandemic.
And this is what the folks at the Texas State (more…)
A reader who predicts a slow electric vehicles adoption curve writes:
Americans are addicted to not only to oil but also to driving. Most Americans see automobiles as freedom to do whatever, whenever they like. They do not like to be restricted by anything, including their vehicles. Early adopters are slightly different and are probably wealthy enough to have a (more…)
Stanford University researchers have designed a rechargeable battery that uses the contrast in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce an electric current, an innovation they say (more…)