Kenyan Teenager Builds a Human Poop Bio-reactor to Generate Biogas

Brilliant high school student designed a system that can generate clean energy using the content of his classmates' poop. What is more, this same energy...

Idénergie’s River Turbine Generates Energy from Flowing Water

A fresh new project on Kickstarter takes on the ancient idea of water mills and creates a modern river turbine that can provide cheap and...

Hydrophobic Coating Inspired by Water Ferns Could Make Ships Consume 10 Percent Less

Water ferns have tiny hairs that are superhydrophobic. Their properties, if applied in real life conditions to a sail boat, for example, could lead to a reduction of up to 10 percent of the boat's fuel consumption by reducing friction.

SALt Lamp Provides Light Using Only a Glass of Salt Water

SALt LED lamp can provide light in the most remote places using only a glass of salt water. In many parts of the world, the...

SuperStation: The Superconductor Energy Hub Uniting U.S. Grids

New Mexico may become a hub for this kind of energetic interaction, as Clovis is wanted to host the SuperStation, a hub using superconducting cables to link three networks: The Eastern Interconnection, The Western Interconnection and the Texas Interconnection. The 5GW carrying cables will be cooled down to -300°F and thus energy losses through heat will be infinitesimally close to zero.

75% Efficient Solar Powered Air Conditioning System

Le Lievre, co-founder and former CEO of Ausra, now founder of Chromasun, is planning to launch a very efficient solar powered air conditioning system in the first quarter of 2010.

Influence of Solvent Mixtures on The Structure of Organic Solar Cells

Physicists from North Carolina State University claim that by controlling the way “mixing” occurs between the solar cell domains, we can boost their efficiency. According...

Pest-free Lettuce Grows in Toshiba’s Old Factory

 Toshiba, the Japanese tech giant, has a great solution to the pressing climate-change driven problem of food security. They converted an old factory into...
Burning tires – That’s totally renewable energy, right?

Backfire – Michigan Says Burning Tires is a Renewable Energy Source

“Tire burning” and “Renewable Energy” doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to me, especially considering that tires are made from synthetic...

New Heat Dissipation Technique Uses Quantum Cascade Lasers

Lasers have become part of our daily lives, from consumer electronics to telecommunication and medicine, with or without us realizing. The different wavelengths at...