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Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!

Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!

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Short Documentary about Solar Roadways The basic building block of what has been dubbed by its creators, electrical engineer Scott Brusaw and his wife Julie, a solar roadway. It could one day make for a highway built of 0.4 –square-meter hexagonal panels, a hodge podge of green circuit boards surrounding 36-watts worth of blue solar panels, all covered in thick, bumpy glass for safety and traction. The idea is to put unused roadway to good use (generating electricity) while also providing an electronic means for lane shifts, driver messages and other utilities. Bonus: solar roadways obviate the need for an electric grid by including a “Cable Corridor” right in the side of the roadway that eliminates the need for power lines running alongside it.

Google balloons, “cell towers in the sky,” can serve 4G to a whole state Google’s plan to deliver Internet service from balloons in the stratosphere has come a long way since being unveiled in June 2013. A single “Project Loon” balloon can now remain in the air for more than six months and provide 4G LTE cellular service to an area the size of Rhode Island, according to Google. Company officials have taken to calling Loon balloons “cell towers in the sky.” While there’s no announced date for a widespread service launch, Google has provided Internet to a school in Brazil and is partnering with cellular operators Vodafone New Zealand, Telstra in Australia, and Telefónica in Latin America. JAMIE OLIVER NEEDS YOUR HELP FIGHTING FOR FOOD EDUCATION #FoodRevolutionDay Español - Français - Italiano - Deutsch - Português - 日本人 - русский - Türk Hi guys, Jamie here. I urgently need your help to make a real difference. We’re currently facing a global obesity epidemic, with 42 million children under the age of five either overweight or obese across the world.

Japan space scientists make wireless energy breakthrough © Provided by AFP Electricity gained from solar panels in space could one day be beamed to earth. Japanese scientists have succeeded in transmitting energy wirelessly, in a key step that could one day make solar power generation in space a possibility, an official said Thursday. Researchers used microwaves to deliver 1.8 kilowatts of power -- enough to run an electric kettle -- through the air with pinpoint accuracy to a receiver 55 metres (170 feet) away. While the distance was not huge, the technology could pave the way for mankind to eventually tap the vast amount of solar energy available in space and use it here on Earth, a spokesman for The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said. - Live flight tracker! In order to save data consumption Flightradar24 web page times out after 30 minutes. Please reload the web page to get another 30 minutes. Or get a Flightradar24 Premium subscription and will not time-out again! In search for renewable energy sources, could trash be king? Now Playing Forget solar: New push for waste as renewable energy source With the massive "People's Climate March" and the meeting of world leaders at the U.N.

NASA’s Warp Drive Project: “Speeds” That Could Take a Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks Even Though the System is 4.3 Light-Years Away (Before It's News) NASA’s Warp Drive Project: “Speeds” that Could Take a Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks — Even Though the System is 4.3 Light-Years Away. A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive. His proposed design, an ingenious re-imagining of an Alcubierre Drive, may eventually result in an engine that can transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks — and all without violating The above image of a Vulcan command ship features a warp engine similar to an Alcubierre Drive. Image courtesy CBS.

Bethany Hamilton - Surfs Like A Girl by Aaron Lieber Risks and challenges High performance sports films undoubtedly carry several risks and challenges. 1. COST Most quality films in any genre are considerably expensive to shoot, and high performance sports films are certainly no exception to the rule. Cadillac to offer nearly autonomous car by 2017 By Paul Eisenstein of The Detroit Bureau Hoping to steal a march on its competition, General Motors CEO Mary Barra has announced plans to produce an all but fully autonomous Cadillac model in 2017, while also introducing new features that will allow Caddy vehicles to "talk" to other cars and to a highway infrastructure system. While Barra did not specifically name which vehicle will get the new Super Cruise system, it is expected to appear in the all-new flagship sedan Cadillac is planning to launch for 2017. It would not only allow a driver to take their foot off the gas — as with the most advanced active cruise control systems now on the road — but also take their hands off the wheel. And Super Cruise could position GM as one of the leaders in the fast-emerging field of autonomous driving. Other manufacturers, notably including Nissan, as well as Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota, are working on various forms of self-driving vehicles, as well.