MIT : Grass Solar Power A researcher at MIT, Andreas Mershin, has created solar panels from agricultural waste such as cut grass and dead leaves. In a few years, Mershin says it’ll be possible to stir some grass clippings into a bag of cheap chemicals, paint the mixture on your roof, and immediately start producing electricity. If you remember high school biology classes, you will hopefully remember a process called photosynthesis, whereby plants turn sunlight into energy. Mershin has found a process which extracts the photosynthesizing molecules, called photosystem I, from plant matter.
9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed Nirvan says: "I just finished this short film about a 9-year-old boy's elaborate DIY cardboard arcade. Caine made his arcade using boxes from his dad's used auto parts store. He hadn't had many customers, so we set up a fun flashmob to make his day, and filmed his response. I hope it brings a smile to your day. P.S. Caine's Arcade is in East LA. Stanford R. Ovshinsky Stanford Robert Ovshinsky (November 24, 1922 – October 17, 2012) was a prolific American inventor and scientist who had been granted well over 400 patents over fifty years, mostly in the areas of energy and information. Many of his inventions have had wide ranging applications. Roughly a year after Iris Ovshinsky's death in August 2006, Ovshinsky left ECD and established a new company, Ovshinsky Innovation LLC, devoted to developing the scientific basis for highly innovative and revolutionary energy and information technologies. In October 2007 he married Rosa Young, a physicist who had worked at ECD on numerous energy technologies including a hydrogen-powered hybrid car and on Ovshinsky's vision of a hydrogen-based economy.
Renewable energy Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas: electricity generation, hot water/space heating, motor fuels, and rural (off-grid) energy services. About 16% of global final energy consumption presently comes from renewable resources, with 10%  of all energy from traditional biomass, mainly used for heating, and 3.4% from hydroelectricity. New renewables (small hydro, modern biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels) account for another 3% and are growing rapidly. At the national level, at least 30 nations around the world already have renewable energy contributing more than 20% of energy supply. Renewable energy resources exist over wide geographical areas, in contrast to other energy sources, which are concentrated in a limited number of countries. Overview
Portland's water pipes are the newest source of clean energy Portland residents can now generate green electricity simply by turning on their water taps and flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the Oregon city is using a state-of-the art system to capture energy from water flowing through the city’s pipelines. Small turbines installed inside the pipelines are turned by the flowing water, sending energy into a generator and off into the power grid. “It’s pretty rare to find a new source of energy where there’s no environmental impact,” Gregg Semler told Fast Company. Dean Kamen Dean L. Kamen (born April 5, 1951) is an American entrepreneur and inventor from New Hampshire. Career Inventions Kamen is best known for inventing the product that eventually became known as the Segway PT, an electric, self-balancing human transporter with a computer-controlled gyroscopic stabilization and control system. The device is balanced on two parallel wheels and is controlled by moving body weight.
BMW Hydrogen 7 - Hydrogen Motors I do not remember going to an auto show in Germany without seeing a prototype BMW hydrogen. For more than 30 years to work on hydrogen at the Munich manufacturer, and whenever I asked the question (and I asked each time), I responded that soon, cars would be available to customers. But over the past 3 years, I had felt that things accelerated, and I think it was in 2004 that told me that there would be a hydrogen version of the current generation of Round 7. BMW had previously made a model of Mini hydrogen, but progress usually comes from the top, and the series is rightly on the basis of a BMW 760 Li is gone. Although, let it now, it is very small series, because so far, only the production of 100 cars had been decided. First delivery in April 2007, availability in Munich, Berlin, Tokyo, Los Angeles and.
First 3D printed jaw transplant: 83-year-old woman sets world record (Video) Tuesday, February 7, 2012 First 3D printed jaw transplant: 83-year-old woman sets world record (Video) LEUVEN, Belgium--Scientists at the University of Hasselt BIOMED Research Institute in Belgium developed a custom made lower jaw transplant, using a prosthetic jaw made by LayerWise on a 3D printer; an 83 year-old Belgian woman has become the first-ever person to receive a transplant jawbone tailor-made for her face; the surgery took place at the Orbis Medisch Centrum in Sittard-Geleen , setting the world record for the First 3D printed jaw transplant, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com) Photo: (enlarge photo) The Guinness world record for the earliest successful full face transplant was performed by a team of doctors from the Vall d''Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain. An 83-year-old Belgian woman underwent the operation last June, after suffering from an infection that rapidly ate away her jaw.