Investing in Bio-Fueled Jet Planes

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Theoretically, global warming and greenhouse emissions is a very simple theory to understand. Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere causing it to warm up and aggravate global climate. But practically solving the issue is not easy especially when it comes to aviation, the industry which contributes 2% of the annual greenhouse gas emissions emitted from human activity. Continue reading

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Stanford Scientists Create ‘Designer Carbon’ that Boosts Battery Performance

CAPTION: A new "designer carbon" invented by Stanford scientists significantly improved the power-delivery rate of this supercapacitor. The high-grade carbon material was developed by Professor Zhenan Bao and colleagues. 

CREDIT: John To and Zheng Chen, Stanford University

CAPTION: A new “designer carbon” invented by Stanford scientists significantly improved the power-delivery rate of this supercapacitor. The high-grade carbon material was developed by Professor Zhenan Bao and colleagues. 

CREDIT: John To and Zheng Chen, Stanford University

The ACS Central Science Journal Featured the new designer carbon results from the Stanford University Scientists which helps improve energy- storage technology performance. A chemical engineer professor at Stanford University and a senior author of the study (Zhenan Bao) revealed that the carbon from cheap coconut shells circulating in the market has several disadvantages. He pointed out low inter-connectivity that limits renewable energy transportation ability of carbon as a major disadvantage. Continue reading

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Hydropower Gaining Traction Worldwide

Hydroelectric technology is a form of renewable energy that has been in use for hundreds of years. Most school children learn about its invention in ancient Greece and its role in the Industrial Revolution. However, despite it status as a long-standing alternative to crude oil and other fossil-fuels, hydroelectricity has been overlooked in past discussions about the future of clean energy. Judging by its growing prevalence, however, it is unlikely to be sidelined any longer. Continue reading

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NASA Invests in Quieter, Greener Supersonic Travel Projects

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Credit: NASA

Since the last Concorde flight in 2003, NASA hasn’t been able to make any true progress on the supersonic aeronautical front. And now NASA wants to bring back its dismissed dreams into an everyday reality. The agency’s dream of quieter, greener supersonic travel is finally coming true as it invests over $6 million into cheaper and greener supersonic travel. Continue reading

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World’s First Tidal Lagoon Provokes Controversy

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Developers in the Swansea area have developed a scheme that will produce clean electricity through a tidal lagoon–but not everyone is happy with the idea. While developers are convinced that this will bring new shipping traffic into the area and create a clean energy source, there are a number of people who aren’t quite so convinced. Every local candidate in May’s general election, in fact, made it very clear that they opposed the idea of the tidal lagoon, which will be constructed by Tidal Lagoon Power. Continue reading

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Electricity-Free Fridge That Operates On Sunshine And Water

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An MIT student has devised a new way to avoid food spoilage by creating the  Evaptainer, an electricity-free mobile fridge that operates solely on sunshine and water.

A frequent traveller, Quang Truong has seen how developing nations struggle with food spoilage due to lack of reliable electricity and high costs. In Africa, farmers lose nearly 45 percent of their produce before it reaches the consumers particularly with perishable goods that require cold conditions. Continue reading

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Liquid Engineering: Houses with Water

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Photo: Kiss Marcel/Architect Forum

Keeping up with business and technology trends is your life, but have you heard of this one? This new form of renewable energy will shock you, because it definitely took me by my arms. It’s called the water house. Continue reading

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Tesla’s low-cost renewable battery could revolutionise Africa’s energy supply

Humanitarian efforts in Africa are changing direction for the better. The focus is now on providing unique sources of energy to keep communities going throughout the year. Leaders are collaborating with Tesla to keep a low-cost renewable battery going for their guests. Each battery has the capacity to power an individual home for up to 5 hours. Power in countries such as Nigeria tends to go out quickly, making life entirely unpredictable. Continue reading

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Australian Tallow Industry Finds New Openings in Singapore Market

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In Australia, Singapore has emerged as a key demand centre for inedible tallow exports where it is used in biodiesel production. Inedible tallow is rendered livestock fat and offal that are left over from the slaughter process. Continue reading

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Dubai Trolley Hits the Streets of Dubai

Dubai has placed itself in the forefront by adopting innovative technological methods of renewable energy. This time, the Dubai Trolley beckons you with a never-ending travel experience of Downtown Dubai. Continue reading

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