New Material Cools When Exposed to Sunlight, Could Make Us Ditch Air Conditioning

A team of researchers at Stanford have invented a new and weird type of material that cools when exposed to sunlight. It could be...

DIY Stirling Engine Boat Tutorial

There are many ways for building a stirling engine boat. You can either use a frame of square lumbers or fiber-reinforced plastic. However, piling thick...

20 free and cheap ways to improve energy efficiency at home

A simple attitude towards improving your home energy efficiency is to start with simple and cheap actions....

7 Ways to Keep Your House Cool Without Air Conditioning

Keeping the house cool throughout the hot summer days might mean keeping the aircon on all the time, ending up spending a fortune. But, it doesn't...
BMW i3, the Only EREVE you Shouldn't Use as an EREV?

BMW i3 Range-Extender “Not For Regular Use”?

With all the great ideas that go into a BMW, such as those that make up the new BMW i3, one little piece of...

Residential Homes More Energy Efficient, Thanks to Energy Research Group

The quality of homes and other existing buildings in Europe may be improved thanks to the ENEDI (Energy in Building) Group of the UPV/EHU-University...

Thailand Home Energy Storage Project Turns Solar Power to Hydrogen

Eco-friendly housing development in Thailand stores excess solar power, generated from rooftops, in the form of hydrogen. It is great to see that improvements in...

DIY: How to Build a $1 Magnetic Motor With Some Screws

What you are going to see in this video is nothing you don't know. In fact, I urge any weird-science reader to try and make the device from the video below, respecting the pictured details. I'll make it myself from a hard drive plate and a used scotch tape support. Let's see how much time it works, and if it can be improved.

How to Beat the Agony of a Dying Phone Battery

Phones and tablets are our main computers these days. We rely on them. Manufacturers limit the device's performance once battery capacity has...

World's First Osmotic Power Plant Goes Online in Norway

The process, called osmotic power, is a harvesting the energy that appears when salt water and fresh water meet through an osmotic filter. For the moment, the project is small-scale but could prove the great potential of osmotic energy.