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Us.sunpower. Solar Power Your Home or Business. LightGlass – New technologies for glass and light. Unboxed: Surprisingly Spacious Flat-Pack House on Wheels - MMHL. There’s a smart new design for mobile homes by Mehdi Hidari Badie.

Unboxed: Surprisingly Spacious Flat-Pack House on Wheels - MMHL

I’ve seen it featured on and so far. This flat-pack house on wheels is very a futuristic design that utilizes space efficiently. What everyone seems to fail to see is that this is very much a throwback to the original flat pack homes from the 1950’s. Zero Mass Water – SOURCE your water. Kinetic Sculpture - SketchUp,Parasolid,SOLIDWORKS,Autodesk 3ds Max,OBJ,STEP / IGES,STL - 3D CAD model - GrabCAD. Rethinking the Humble Door: Designs You Have to See to Believe. Wood-bronze knee sunscreens Solar #shading by ISAM Italian Exclusive Windows and Doors. Zero Tool. Powered by magnets, energy harvester converts wasted heat into electricity. Researchers at Virginia Tech have built a device that uses a pair of magnets and a piezoelectric lever to convert wasted heat to useful electricity.

Powered by magnets, energy harvester converts wasted heat into electricity

The system is the first working, bulk-scale example of a thermo-magneto-electric generator, a new type of thermal energy harvester designed to operate efficiently without the large temperature gradients required by most systems. Thermal energy harvesters recover waste heat, a significant source of energy loss in homes, manufacturing plants, and vehicles. Energy seeps out of mechanical systems from hot surfaces and exhaust gases and dissipates into the environment. “You can take any mechanical process around you, like running your lawnmower or a car, and about 40 to 60 percent of the energy you’re putting in as electricity or gas is wasted as heat. It’s a huge loss,” said Shashank Priya, the Robert E. Converting some of the lost heat to electricity would lower overall fuel consumption, cutting costs and blunting environmental impacts. Off Grid Technology That May Soon Power Your Amateur Radio Station. - Off Grid Ham.

This is a very exciting time of changes for off grid and alternative energy.

Off Grid Technology That May Soon Power Your Amateur Radio Station. - Off Grid Ham

The cost of established systems is coming way down and many new discoveries are in the pipeline. For sure, a lot of emerging off grid technology is highly theoretical and may never appear on the end user market, at least not in our lifetimes. Others show amazing promise and may soon be powering our ham shacks. The “artificial leaf.”It sounds like something from a science fiction movie, but it’s not. Disney Research demonstrates open-air wireless charging. Disney Research has invented a new method of wirelessly charging mobile devices that could someday allow amusement park patrons to walk about freely while also getting their mobile devices charged.

Disney Research demonstrates open-air wireless charging

The technology, which Disney has dubbed "quasistatic cavity resonance" (QSCR), enables purpose-built structures such as cabinets, rooms and warehouses to generate quasistatic magnetic fields that "safely deliver kilowatts of power to mobile receivers contained nearly anywhere within. " Disney's wireless charging technology research was published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE. Disney Research isn't the first company to create wireless charging at distance, or far-field wireless charging. Start-ups Ossia and Energous have demonstrated wireless charging beyond 15 feet. Both Energous' WattUp and Ossia's Cota mobile device charging systems work much like a wireless router, sending radio frequency signals that can be received by enabled mobile devices, such as wearables and mobile phones. 2030 Palette: Design and Planning Strategies for the Next Built Environment, Today. ©Copyright 2030, Inc. / Architecture 2030.

EST to GST Time Converter. Water-reactive material opens and closes like a pinecone. Many material designers look at nature for inspiration, whether it is to use raw materials from it or to mimic interesting features for innovative materials.

Water-reactive material opens and closes like a pinecone

Chao Chen, product design student at Royal College of Art (UK), falls in the latter category. Inspired by pinecones, he designed a material that shapeshifts when it comes into contact with water last year. When walking in the forest, you have probably noticed the difference between a dry and a wet pinecone before. The scales are open when it is dry, but when it comes into contact with water, the pinecone closes its scales to protect the seeds inside. Dwell - Sneak Peek: Jean Prouvé at Design Miami/Basel. Dwell - Hot Topic: The Best of Miami. Tesla's new solar shingles could be the spark needed to ignite the industry. Tesla has announced four different solar roof tiles that the company plans to tie tightly into its manufacturing and sales of household and commercial battery systems, that will be able to store the energy while at the time making it available to charge Tesla electric cars.

Tesla's new solar shingles could be the spark needed to ignite the industry

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk held a press conference Friday to announce the new rooftop solar tiles at Universal Studios Hollywood's old "Desperate Housewives" set, where the houses surrounding him all had recently had the new solar tiles installed on their roofs. "Electric cars originally didn't look good. They had low range; they didn't have good performance; they were like a golf cart. So people had a real hard time buying electric cars," Musk said. "Something similar has to happen to solar. Tesla Energy The solar tiles will be produced by SolarCity at a Buffalo, N.Y. factory due to open in 2017.

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016 — Medium, Large, and X-Large Refrigerators. Solar Decathlon Middle East. Design, Show Homes, Best Practices, Walls, KB Home, Greenbuild. As home buyers continue to demand and expect high levels of customization and personalization, builders are pinched for finding solutions that can deliver on a volume basis.

Design, Show Homes, Best Practices, Walls, KB Home, Greenbuild

KB Home has a handle on a great solution: flex space. A flex space, compliments of a movable wall in the Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt, was on display at the Greenbuild Conference and Exhibition in October. The movable wall in this home offers features way beyond a typical wall.