"There is enough energy in high altitude winds to power civilization 100 times over; and sooner or later, we're going to learn to tap into the power of winds and use it to run civilization." Says Ken Caldeira, Professor of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science. (Discovery Channel, Project Earth, Infinite Winds episode) high altitude wind turbine called is a Wind Power Anywhere™ solution with distinct advantages over existing Conventional Wind Turbines and Diesel Generating Systems including: global deployment, lower costs, better operational performance, and greater environmental advantages. MARS is a lighter-than-air tethered wind turbine that rotates about a horizontal axis in response to wind, generating electrical energy. This electrical energy is transferred down the 1000-foot tether for immediate use, or to a set of batteries for later use, or to the power grid.
AudiopadAudiopad is a composition and performance instrument for electronic music which tracks the positions of objects on a tabletop surface and converts their motion into music. One can pull sounds from a giant set of samples, juxtapose archived recordings against warm synthetic melodies, cut between drum loops to create new beats, and apply digital processing all at the same time on the same table. Audiopad not only allows for spontaneous reinterpretation of musical compositions, but also creates a visual and tactile dialogue between itself, the performer, and the audience. Audiopad has a matrix of antenna elements which track the positions of electronically tagged objects on a tabletop surface.International - Our VisionAerotecture International seeks to radically transform the dominant paradigm of energy production and consumption around the globe. Blending the concepts of aerodynamics and architecture, Aeroturbines are wind electric turbines designed to be attached to buildings or integrated into the very form of buildings. With Aeroturbines, buildings and other structures will not only consume electricity, but produce it on-site. Aerotecture Paradigm:
MIT researchers create super efficient 'origami' solar panelsMIT researchers have created an origami-like solar structure that is much more efficient than current flat panels. The three-dimensional solar structure could, at least in principle, absorb a lot more light and generate more power than a flat panel containing the same area footprint. The hope is that all unused light which has been reflected off one panel would be captured by other panels. Panels of this type would be most ideal in circumstances with limited space. "This was a fully 'bio-inspired' idea," said researcher Jeffrey Grossman, a theoretical physicist at MIT. "I was hiking up at Lake Tahoe in California and noticing the shapes of trees, and wondering, 'Why do they have a given shape over another?'"
Ideas - TREEFINDERMy subversive attempts to do something useful. The Rotary Piston Array Machine -- Air-Sea Temperature Difference Engine -- Solarthermal Power Generator The Rotary Stirling Engine The Wave Pump Heat Engine With No Compressor Portable Tent Platform The rotary piston array (RPA) is the possibly most compact and most elegant machine to transform the volumetric change of gas into shaft work and vice versa. It can be used as pneumatic motor, steam engine, gas compressor, vacuum pump and the like, but also as part of new heat or combustion engines which – like the Stirling engine – open new ways to harvest renewable energy.
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Super Cheap Solar Cells Just Got Cheaper, Switch Gold For NickelOne of the major drawbacks of most renewable energy sources is high cost. In order to see a huge rise in the use of renewable energy sources, prices must come down. In the world of solar there have recently been some major breakthroughs in cost advantages and efficiency increases. Scientists at the University of Toronto in Canada have come up with a way to reduce colloidal quantum dot solar cell prices by up to 80%, by swapping out costly conductive gold for cheap nickel.Debut of the first practical 'artificial leaf'Public release date: 27-Mar-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Michael Bernstein email@example.com 714-765-2012 (Meeting, March 27-31) 202-872-6042 (Before March 27)
The DIY Car Lift for the Practical Mechanic's GarageTalk about ingenuity. It is always impressive when people pull off a DIY project that changes their world. This customized car lift not only elevates vehicles; it also overcomes some of the limitation of a hydraulic system The Geometry of Creation There is inspiration in creating a tool that not only benefits you, but benefits others. That is one of the positives of this DIY car lift.
Mini Sized Retro Flip ClockDescription: It all started in 1948. Remigio Solari, a self-taught engineer, fitted alphanumeric characters and text onto metal flaps attached on a wheel mechanism, enclosed it within a glass display and the Solari board was born. And for decades, travelers around the world have relied on the Solari board for departure and arrival information in airports and train stations. In 1965, after Remigio’s death, architect Gino Valle incorporated the Solari board’s ingenious technology with clock-work, and designed the first flip clock in the world: the timeless Cifra 3. It won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro prize for design and has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is in the permanent collection of the Science Museum in London.