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New Car Engine Sends Shock Waves Through Auto Industry

New Car Engine Sends Shock Waves Through Auto Industry
Despite shifting into higher gear within the consumer's green conscience, hybrid vehicles are still tethered to the gas pump via a fuel-thirsty 100-year-old invention: the internal combustion engine. However, researchers at Michigan State University have built a prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids. Their so-called Wave Disk Generator could greatly improve the efficiency of gas-electric hybrid automobiles and potentially decrease auto emissions up to 90 percent when compared with conventional combustion engines. The engine has a rotor that's equipped with wave-like channels that trap and mix oxygen and fuel as the rotor spins. These central inlets are blocked off, building pressure within the chamber, causing a shock wave that ignites the compressed air and fuel to transmit energy. The Wave Disk Generator uses 60 percent of its fuel for propulsion; standard car engines use just 15 percent.

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Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear NOTE: Some major wind projects like the proposed TWE Carbon Valley project in Wyoming are already pricing in significantly lower than coal power -- $80 per MWh for wind versus $90 per MWh for coal -- and that is without government subsidies using today's wind turbine technology. The International Clean Energy Analysis (ICEA) gateway estimates that the U.S. possesses 2.2 million km2 of high wind potential (Class 3-7 winds) — about 850,000 square miles of land that could yield high levels of wind energy. This makes the U.S. something of a Saudi Arabia for wind energy, ranked third in the world for total wind energy potential.

Fracking plans 'flawed': lobby group "Our research, as well as a legal-scientific review of the environmental management plans of the three current applicants... has revealed fatal flaws," the group said in a statement released at a media briefing in Cape Town. The briefing comes three days after the government's decision to lift a moratorium on exploring for shale gas in the Karoo, using the controversial method of hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking. Among the companies that have made application is oil giant Royal Dutch Shell. TKAG said the flaws "mean that the plans of the applicants are at odds with various South African laws and regulations, as well as the Constitution of the country".

Set Up a Geeky Media Center that Non-Geeks Can Actually Use You need Win7 MC, 7MC, if you want to record ClearQAM TV. The previous MC versions don't do it out of the box without complex hacks. I started trying to build a TV recorder in 2000. Bought a TiVo in 2004 (still in use) and after trying many other recording solutions (MythTV, Mythbuntu, Xawtv, GB-PVR, Vista-MC, etc.), I ended up with Win7 MC as the only workable answer. Car that runs on nothing but water unveiled in Japan. No gasoline, no battery recharging and no emissions. “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke Bill Clinton announced what it represented in his State of the Union Address Jan 27, 2000 ~ “It is a Rising Sun!” The Eye of Horus.

Archie Blue Peter tells how to make the 3 cell design to work. Electrolytic Gas updated .pdf 6-15-06 This paper sets out to describe why an experimental apparatus, namely a 12 valve Toyota 1600cc 4cyl engine runs on electrolytic gas. That is not so strange in itself as it is well known that Hydrogen is a fuel*. Solar Comes of Age The solar industry is entering a dynamic period as costs decline, demand for electricity continues to grow, and competition heats up. The result has been a rise in M&A and vertical integration as solar energy providers seek to carve out a leading role in the market and ensure their access to customers. Some high-profile bankruptcies have captured headlines in recent months, perhaps the most infamous being government-subsidized Solyndra. But as Carrie Cullen Hitt, vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association — the national trade association of the U.S. solar industry — notes, failure is part of any industry’s natural evolution, and solar is no exception.

Fracking will save us: Cabinet drops moratorium Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said the executive had approved a report drawn up by the task team established to explore the controversial means of extracting gas from shale rock formations deep underground. The security of energy supply to South Africa had been an important consideration in Cabinet's decision, Chabane told the media on Friday. South Africa was "an energy scarce country" and the possibility of discovering a resource like shale gas could alleviate the energy challenges facing the country, he said. How to Build a Solar Heating Panel with Soda Cans If you’ve got good sun exposure on one side of your house, you can take advantage of free heat from the sun with this DIY solar heating panel, which uses old soda cans to collect and transfer the sun’s energy into your house. Sometimes, low-tech solar devices are much better than high-tech ones for home use, as they not only tend to be cheaper to make, but will also last much longer before any repairs or maintenance are necessary. And even better, they can be built in part from repurposed or recycled components, which is something you don’t see very often in new solar devices. This solar space heater design uses old soda cans to increase the surface area for heat transfer inside of it, and in its most basic design, uses no external power to move the air.

Electricity from the sun and the wind Major Objectives To reduce the economic and institutional barriers between people and sustainable housing. To begin reversing the overall negative effect that conventional housing has on the planet. To create a less stressful existence for people in an effort to reduce the stress that they in turn place on the planet and each other. Stan Meyer's Dune Buggy Stan Meyer's Dune Buggy that ran on water. Hydrogen/Oxygen fuel in an ICE motor. On board electrolysis, no hydrogen tanks, no bombs on-board, just water. (1998) It ran 100 miles per gallon! The 2nd best inventor of the Century, besides Tesla, who was and will always be #1. Stan is the mustard seed of Water Powered Cars! The video left above is a one timed aired news cast, from his home town of Grove City , Ohio that you are not to view.

Motorized rickshaw shows off the power of Denver Zoo poo By Kristen Leigh PainterThe Denver Post Posted: 03/22/2012 01:00:00 AM MDT|Updated: 2 years ago Mike Dunbar works on the tuk tuk while George Pond, left, watches. Study: Natural gas is much better than coal Natural gas may be the most painless way to transition into low-carbon energy, according to a press release from Cornell University. Professor Lawrence M. Cathles of Cornell University has recently published a study called “Assessing the Greenhouse Impact of Natural Gas” in the newest edition of the peer-reviewed journal Geochemistry, Geophysics and Geosystems.