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[5 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Visible Energy Fights Vampire Power

Technology.am (Apr. 5, 2009) — US Visible Energy launched stylish power strips last week that mechanically reduce wasted standby power or vampire power which includes energy-management software and electronics that will automatically record appliances’ consumption, storing such data for up to two months that enable users to control those appliances via their iPhones, iPod Touch devices, or computers, said the company CEO Marco Graziano last week.
Power vampires are estimated to consume from 7 percent to a whopping 40 percent of household electricity. Visible Energy’s strips will enable users …

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[4 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Engineers Use Composite Materials to Extend Life of Existing Bridges

Technology.am (Apr. 4, 2009) — University of Kansas engineers have developed a new kind of technology that could double the life of exiting bridges. “This technology will allow our existing bridges — to be safer for longer,” said Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, associate professor of aerospace engineering at KU.
The uses of composites can double the life of steel structures and the application is created with an eye toward cost and ease of use.
Composite doublers were earlier used to repair cracks around stress points and rivets in airplanes. They take stress that would …

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[4 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
MIT Completes Virus-Built Battery

Engineers of Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered the concept of a virus-built battery.
Angela Belcher and her team have developed a virus known as M13 bacteriophage, which is attracted to inorganic materials. Each virus coats itself with gold and cobalt oxide and turns itself into a fragment of nanowire. When these viruses are then chained together, they form a film that can be used as a negatively-charged anode.
Ions from the negatively-charged anode flow to the positively-charged cathode to “charge” a battery, and flow in the opposite direction to “discharge” …

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[3 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Chevy Volt to Sport Smart Charging, Flex Fuel

General Motors on Thursday decided to establish an industry “ecosystem” to make electric vehicles attractive to buyers and are ready to begin testing prototypes of the electric Chevrolet Volt, this summer.

They have planned for mass production of Volt starting in November 2010 in the U.S. and introduction in mid-2011 in Canada. Almost 80 prototypes will be built for fleet testing this summer, said vehicle line director for the Chevy Volt, Tony Posawatz.
When there would be millions of plug-in vehicles on the road in the coming years, there should be need …

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[10 Mar 2009 | 9 Comments | ]
Eco Gadgets : This Garden requires no soil and no fertilizers!

If you are considering that you can not grow the fresh fruits, vegetables without soils and fertilizers then you are wrong. Now soils and fertilizers are not necessary for gardening. Jim Ruck has introduced a Eco friendly gadget which can grow vegetables and fruits inside your home without soils and fertilizers.

For designer Jim Ruck has popped up with a revolutionary technology that grows plants and vegetables without using the soil and fertilizers. Hailed as ‘Hydroponic Garden,’ the portable table or desk unit enhancing the decor becomes an integral part of …

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[14 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Samsung’s Blue Earth solar phone is ultra-green

There are many people who are not reachable when you call them. Suppose, If you have any important friend who needs the help instantly and at that time your phone is discharged, On next day when you meet that friend it may be proved most embarrassing moment for you. So, if you are one who do not charge their phones frequently then you may go for the Samsung Blue Earth, which is to be unveiled in a couple days at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The phone is green, despite …

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[9 Feb 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
A Glimpse of The MIT’s Algae Photo Bioreactor

An algae photo bio reactor prototype was installed on the roof of the MIT’s power station. This excellent piece of technology will use algae to feed on the gases that are released from the smoke stacks. It will then go on to absorb a large quantity of the pollutants it gives off.

A series of tubes are used to collect the gas from the smokestacks as the algae absorbs most of the pollution the gas is then left 80% cleaner.
The algae are then collected and can be re-used as bio fuel. …

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[9 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Bigger Steps to go Green: World’s First Hybrid Solar-Gas Turbine Power Station

Not long back work eventually begun on the world’s first hybrid solarized gas turbine power station. It will be constructed in southern Israel.
Image credit: AORA
The power station would be able generate solar power during the day and it would run on bio fuel during hours of darkness. To put it in a simple form it will create renewable energy throughout the day.
How does it all work?
The idea of this marvelous solar gas hybrid turbine has been around for many years. This however is the first time that it will …

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[9 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Making Fuel From Natural Sources: Sun, Water, Carbon Dioxide, and Nanotechnology

Scientists are working harder than ever to see if they too can create fuel from the sun. The trees do it so why can’t we? The world needs to be a little greener so if we could get natural sources of fuel from the sun then it could reduce our carbon foot print.

Scientist from the Pennsylvania state university has found some great possibilities in which this could be done. They have discovered a way to generate hydro carbons 20 times faster than before. They used titanium oxide the same ingredient …