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[11 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
Panasonic Debuts EVERLEDS LED Light Bulbs, shine for 19 years

Technology.am (Sept. 11, 2009) — Panasonic has launched a new lightest and smallest LED EverLed light bulbs in Japan that it claims can save energy and last about 19 years if used 5.5 hours per day. That’s 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
The new line-up consists of eight types of bulbs. By applying alumite treatment to the surface, Panasonic successfully increased heat dissipation to lower the temperate of the LED package.
The bulbs use only an eighth the power of incandescents. That means a 60-watt-equivalent LED bulb …

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[10 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
LED light, Green Tea Extract reduces Skin Wrinkles 10 times faster than LED light alone

Technology.am (Sept. 10, 2009) — Scientists in Germany reported that a combination of LED light exposure and green tea extract reduces skin wrinkles ten times faster when compared to treatment with LED light alone.
The new treatment for facial wrinkles could emerge as an alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery.
Researchers have used light-therapy for more than 40 years to help heal wounds. But recent study showed that use of high-intensity LEDs, could help reduce skin wrinkles when applied daily for several months.
But exposure to intense LED …

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[9 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
First Solar to build 2 GW World’s Largest Solar Plants in China

Technology.am (Sept. 09, 2009) — US energy group First Solar has signed a deal with China to build a 2,000-megawatt power plant in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, which will be one of the largest solar power plants in the world in terms of megawatts.
When completed, the Ordos solar farm would generate enough electricity to power about 3 million Chinese homes, according to First Solar.
The First Solar Company manufactures thin-film solar cells from cadmium telluride and builds solar power plants.
The 10-year project will be completed …

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[9 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Norway opens World’s first Floating Wind Turbine

Technology.am (Sept. 09, 2009) — Norway energy giant StatoilHydro said that the world’s first floating full-scale offshore 2.3-MW wind turbine, known as Hywind has been inaugurated in the North Sea off the coast of Norway. It is set to start producing electricity in the next few weeks.
The Hywind measures 65 metres tall, weighs 5,300 tonnes and rests upon a floating stand that is anchored to the seabed by three cables. Water and rocks are placed inside the stand to provide balast.
Hywind can be used where coastal waters are …

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[9 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Britain’s first Dual Fuel Bus will cut Emissions by half

Technology.am (Sept. 09, 2009) — University of East Anglia (UEA) is launching the first bus in the UK to run on clean, biomethane gas. The vehicle can still run on diesel, but most of the time is running on biomethane gas which is a much cleaner and less polluting fuel.
It is expected that the dual-fuel diesel-biomethane powered bus will reduce pollutant emissions and greenhouse gas emissions by around a half.
The bus will make its first public showing at LCV 2009, the exhibition of low carbon vehicle technology at the …

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[7 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
To Recover Waste Uranium by using Bacteria & Inositol Phosphate, Cheap Waste of Plants

Technology.am (Sept. 07, 2009) — Researchers at Birmingham University have recovered uranium from the polluted waters from uranium mines by using bacteria and inositol phosphate, a chemical analogue of a cheap waste material from plants.
Professor Lynne Macaskie at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh said that the same technology can also be used to clean up nuclear waste.
He used E. coli bacteria to break down a source of inositol phosphate, a phosphate storage material in seeds, to free the phosphate molecules.
The phosphate then binds to the uranium forming a uranium …

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[7 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Solar Roadways to Prototype First Ever Solar Road Panel

Technology.am (Sept. 07, 2009) — Solar Roadways has been awarded a $100,000 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) contract that will enable them to prototype the first ever Solar Road Panel, an energy-generating panel made from solar cells and glass that is meant to replace petroleum-based asphalt on roads and in parking lots.
The Solar Road Panels will contain embedded LEDs which “paint” the road lines from beneath to provide travel lines as well as timely warnings to drivers about roadblocks and wildlife up ahead
It will be able to …

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[7 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Toyota tops 2 million Hybrid Vehicles sales worldwide

Technology.am (Sept. 07, 2009) — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced the sale of its hybrid vehicles which have topped the 2-million mark, with more than 2.01 million units sold worldwide as of August 31, 2009.
In 1997 in Japan, TMC launched the “Coaster Hybrid EV” and launched the “Prius”-the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle. Sales of the Prius began in North America, Europe and elsewhere in 2000. Next came the second-generation Prius in 2003 and the expanded use of TMC’s hybrid system to such vehicles as minivans, SUVs and rear-wheel-drive sedans. …

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[29 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]
Nitrous Oxide now Top Ozone-Depleting Substance

Technology.am (Aug. 29, 2009) — Scientists say that nitrous oxide has now become the largest ozone-depleting substance emitted through human activities and will continue to do so for many decades. About one-third of global nitrous oxide emissions are from human activities.
“The dramatic reduction in chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), over the last 20 years is an environmental success story. But manmade nitrous oxide is now the elephant in the room among ozone-depleting substances,” said Ravishankara, director of the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) chemical sciences division.
Today, nitrous oxide emissions …