By Robin WhitlockAugust 13, 2015 Image Source: Youtube John Waldman and Karin Limburg have just written an article for Yale e360 arguing that large scale hydro has actually damaged the environment and is therefore not the clean energy technology it is often purported to be. For example, on the US East Coast, the authors point out, hydroelectric dams have damaged the ecological integrity of nearly every major river and decimated the runs of migratory fish.
December 05, 2012An ongoing NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) project is closing in on one of the most urgently sought-after goals in modern science: The ability to observe the detailed dynamics of chemical reactions as they happen – on the spatial scale of molecules, atoms, and electrons, and on the time scale of picoseconds or even shorter.
The Autostadt is a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, with a prime focus on automobiles. It features a museum, feature pavilions for the principal automobile brands in the Volkswagen Group, a customer center where customers can pick up new cars, and take a tour through the enormous factory, a guide to the evolution of roads, and cinema in a large sphere.
February 24, 2012 Image Source : IDE TECH On May 16-th, 2010, Israel consortium unveiled officially the biggest of its kind desalination station in the world. It works using the principle of reverse osmosis and is placed near the coastal city of Hadera. The Israel company H2ID, jointly owned by IDE Technologies and Shikun & Binui, developed the project.
November 16, 2012This is a cool addition to the steampunk style and the people who like this style. It is great that there is no official character associated with it, so you& 39;re free to apply it into a costume of your choice. However, it would fit better into sailor or pilot thematic. The manufacturers call this ring Captain Jules& 39; Extraordinary Telescope Ring and let the client decide who is/was Captain Jules and what his adventures are, and also why the client currently wears his extraordinary telescope ring.
January 17, 2013In this article we will see some inventions and technologies that previously were possible only in the science fiction and fantasy movies. Image Source: Wikimedia 1. Silk stronger than steel. This silk is produced by genetically modified silkworm and is stronger than equivalent weight fo steel.
November 17, 2012 Image Source : MGH Human Connectome Project Team Having first begun in July 2009, the Human Connectome Project (HCP) is a joint undertaking by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as four universities and one hospital. Their goal is to create a complete map of brain connectivity (both structural and functional), otherwise known as a connectome.
February 05, 2013In the Star Wars movies, when a spaceship such as the famous Millennium Falcon makes the jump to lightspeed travel through outer space, we see the stars turn into elongated shafts of bright lights before our eyes as the ship approaches the speed of light. But although the real science behind Star Wars’ sci-fi galaxy and technology is sound and well-researched, recently it was determined by a quartet of fourth-year physics students that no such view of “lightspeed travel” would exist.
Lunaz is releasing the first all-electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V — a modern restoration of one of the world& 39;s finest motor cars — which adds no apparent pollution aside from the street-wide grin of its lucky new owners, according to the company& 39;s website.A limited set of hand-built all-electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V vehicles is expected to enter the market at roughly $657,000 — with the less pricey Silver Cloud model going for a little less than $450,000, according to Robb Report.
November 01, 2012 caption id=& 34;attachment_828& 34; align=& 34;aligncenter& 34; width=& 34;640& 34; IBM has demonstrated a placement density of one billion carbon nanotubes per square centimeter using this approach - leading the way for dramatically smaller, faster and more efficient computer chips.
November 08, 2012 Image Source : Texas Petawatt Laser In use since 2008, the Texas Petawatt Laser is the world’s most powerful laser. It is housed in the sub-sub-basement of the math and physics building at The University of Texas at Austin. For a small fraction of a second (1/10 of one trillionth of a second), this laser can produce light that is brighter than the surface of our sun.
December 19, 2015 Image Source: IdeaLab Can you imagine that you can shovel the falling snow sitting in your chair and watching your monitor? Rob Kinkey does not only imagine this, he does it. One winter he got tired of clearing and shoveling the never-ending snow and built a little remote control robot that can do this for him.
November 20, 2012Boys have long had Legos, K’NEX, and Erector sets to help them learn how to build. Until last month, however, girls had no toys marketed specifically for them to encourage nascent engineering skills such as spatial reasoning. Debbie Sterling, who received an engineering degree in Product Design from Stanford in 2005, wants to change the way young girls think about engineering.
November 06, 2012 caption id=& 34;attachment_893& 34; align=& 34;aligncenter& 34; width=& 34;335& 34; Cable bacteria in the mud of the sea floor Image Source : Mingdong Dong, Jie Song and Nils Risgaard-Petersen/Aarhus University /caption Desulfobulbus bacterial cells are so tiny that they are invisible to the naked eye but, under the right circumstances, form a multicellular filament that can transmit electrons across a distance as large as 1 centimeter as part of the filament’s respiration and ingestion processes.
March 28, 2013Chris Anthony, the founder of car maker Epic as well as the co-founder of the now-defunct Aptera Motors, which seemed born under a bad sign from the beginning, has his company publicly introducing its new topless, three-wheeled electric TORQ Roadster on April 6th, 2013. Many of those who have already seen the TORQ say that it reminds them of the Bat-Mobile.
April 20, 2013The abundance of available renewable energy resources around give us the opportunity to exploit and to produce energy from it, as from solar energy resources, the current renewable energy available for global consumption is around 84,000 TW. Our sun produces around 400,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000 watts of energy every second and the belief is that it will last another 5 billion years.
August 08, 2013By now, the human reached the Moon surface in one way – flying there by using spacecrafts and rockets. Michael Laine, a former NASA member and leader of the LiftPort Group company, thinks that he may invent alternative way for travelling to the Moon. He and his company plans to build a lunar space elevator that will lift people and cargo via special cable.
May 30, 2013The deep ocean and warm surface water can be of a source of renewable energy, this sources can be used to power Rankine cycle where liquid ammonia is vaporized in a heat exchanger by the warm surface water to drives turbine that turn generator producing electricity. This cycle also include the cooling of heated ammonia back to solid state by using the deep-ocean cold water.
June 13, 2013 Image Source: Amazon The world’s first photovoltaic cell was built for first in the far 1839 by the French physicist Becquerel, who was only 19 years old then. 48 years after that, in 1887, Heinrich Hertz discovered the photoelectric effect and this discovery was used by the Russian scientist Aleksandr Stoletov to create the first photoelectric cell based on it.
May 18, 2013Dr Kevin Ma from Harvard University and his team, led by Dr Robert Wood, say they have made the world& 39;s smallest flying robot. Their robot has the size of a coin and is able to fly with the agility of an insect. Its weight is below 1 gram because of its carbon fiber construction. Image Source: Ben Finio, Harvard It successfully replicates the agility of flies that allows them to evade almost every human attempt to kill them.
Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a blog post on Google& 39;s website, where he urges immediate and collective action to combat the growing toll of the climate crisis.He also debuted Google& 39;s plan to go & 34;24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030,& 34; including 5 GW of renewable energy, estimating 20,000 new carbon-free jobs before 2025 is out, in a YouTube video.