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Solar Roadways - Introduction

Solar Roadways - Introduction
We are excited to announce that Indiegogo has asked us to join their InDemand program: It allows teams to continue raising funds for their projects. We are very excited about this for many reasons: We've had numerous requests since our original campaign ended: "Can I still donate?", "Can I still get a Solar Roadways perk?", "I'd love to be a part of this movement", etc. Many people hadn't even heard about Solar Roadways until after the campaign had ended. We're still in Research & Development, so we're not making a profit yet. We received donations from 165 countries, which is a clear indication that the world is ready for the paradigm shift Solar Roadways will become. Since our original campaign, countless supporters have expressed what it means to them to help us spread the word. Click on the Indiegogo image above to see our InDemand program Solar FREAKIN' Roadways Innovation Nation - Solar Roadways Phase II Prototype Solar Parking Lot Pet Friendly! LEDs Tractor test U.S. Everyone has power. Related:  Environment and Climate ChangeEnergy

Long-standing climate paradox resolved ( —Climate scientists have long documented the strong control of Earth's orbital variations on the waxing and waning of the great ice ages, when huge "pluvial" lakes filled the valley floors of the Great Basin. For years it was thought that Great Basin climate marched to the tune of a different drummer. This paradox arose from an iconic climate record from Devils Hole, Nev., which suggested that Great Basin climate warmed out of glacial periods before warming from changes in the earth's orbit. However, in a new study, "Orbital control of western North America atmospheric circulation and climate over two glacial cycles," published today in the online journal Nature Communications, scientists revealed a 175,000 year-long climate record from Great Basin that shows ice age temperature oscillations centered around changes in earth's orbit. The climate history was constructed from cave deposits that were collected between 2011-13 in Nevada – areas included Pinnacle Cave on Mt.

Solar Roadways Artist's rendition of Sandpoint, Idaho - Home of Solar Roadways Graphic artist: Sam Cornett Artist's rendition of a sidewalk/parking lot application. Thanks to Sam Cornett and Craig Fine Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds... literally any surface under the sun. Solar Roadways has received two phases of funding from the U.S. Our glass surface has been tested for traction, load testing, and impact resistance testing in civil engineering laboratories around the country, and exceeded all requirements.Solar Roadways is a modular system that will modernize our aging infrastructure with an intelligent system that can become the new Smart Grid. Please visit our FAQ page on our website: Solar Roadways FAQ Perks: We'll ship all items free of charge. Bumper stickers - set 1 Bumper stickers - set 2 Organic t-shirt

Saudi Arabia may go broke before the US oil industry buckles King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Photo: Andrew Harnik/Reuters If the oil futures market is correct, Saudi Arabia will start running into trouble within two years. It will be in existential crisis by the end of the decade. The contract price of US crude oil for delivery in December 2020 is currently $US62.05, implying a drastic change in the economic landscape for the Middle East and the petro-rentier states. The Saudis took a huge gamble last November when they stopped supporting prices and opted instead to flood the market and drive out rivals, boosting their own output to 10.6 million barrels a day (b/d) into the teeth of the downturn. Illustration: Kerrie leishman Bank of America says OPEC is now "effectively dissolved". If the aim was to choke the US shale industry, the Saudis have misjudged badly, just as they misjudged the growing shale threat at every stage for eight years. One Saudi expert was blunter. The problem for the Saudis is that US shale frackers are not high-cost.

How Newsweek's 'global cooling' story got its legs Jan. 10, 2014 Nine paragraphs written for Newsweek in 1975 continue to trump 40 years of climate science. It's a record that has the author amazed. ShareThis By Doug StruckThe Daily Climate BOSTON – Temperatures have plunged to record lows on the East Coast, and once again Peter Gwynne is being heralded as a journalist ahead of his time. Gwynne, now 72, is a bit chagrinned that a long career of distinguished science and technology reporting is most remembered for this one story. Gwynne was the science editor of Newsweek 39 years ago when he pulled together some interviews from scientists and wrote a nine-paragraph story about how the planet was getting cooler. Ever since, Gwynne's "global cooling" story – and a similar Time Magazine piece – have been brandished gleefully by those who say it shows global warming is not happening, or at least that scientists – and often journalists – don't know what they are talking about. Fox News loves to cite it. Popping up - again and again Donald J.

Un alliage qui convertit la chaleur en électricité ! > Technologie La chaleur dégagée par l'électronique, les moteurs d'automobiles, les usines et autres origines est une source potentiellement énorme d'énergie, et différentes technologies sont développées afin de capter cette chaleur pour la convertir ensuite en électricité. Grâce à un alliage qui a été récemment développé à l'Université du Minnesota, une étape dans ce processus pourrait être éviter - le nouveau matériau est capable de convertir directement la chaleur en électricité. L'alliage multiferroïque, dont le nom officiel est Ni45Co5Mn40Sn10, a été créé en combinant ses divers éléments à l'échelle atomique. Dans un test de laboratoire, dès qu'il est devenu magnétique, le matériel a absorbé la chaleur de son environnement et l'a traité pour produire de l'électricité dans une bobine attachée. Voir l'article complet en anglais : ICI

Kinetic energy may power our home and gadgets starting in 5 years In the next five years your shoe may be what powers the battery in your cell phone. Engineers are harnessing the power of kinetic energy and one IBM employee thinks widespread usage of the technology isn’t far off. Harry Kolar, an engineer with IBM, described harvesting energy from human movements as bodies becoming “an energy-generating machine,” in a blog post about what energy changes may occur in the next five years. In essence, we create energy from many of the little activities we do throughout the day. “This science — parasitic power collection — pulls and transmits energy created by the slightest movement.” said Kolar in the blog post. Kolar also predicts that we will figure out how to best harness wave and tidal energy. “My team is working with The Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland to use real-time streaming analytics that monitor the underwater noise and track its potential impact on the marine environment,” said Koler.

Young People Are Taking the Government to Court Over Its Failure to Address Climate Change | Activism This post first appeared in The Nation. In an unprecedented federal court case that has made it to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, young people from California are suing the Environmental Protection Agency and Departments of Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Energy and Defense under the historic “public trust doctrine” for failing to devise a climate change recovery plan. In their legal brief, they argue, “Failure to rapidly reduce CO2 emissions and protect and restore the balance of the atmosphere is a violation of Youth’s constitutionally protected rights and is redressable by the Courts.” The public trust doctrine has its roots in antiquity, deriving from the Roman “Code of Justinian.” That’s true. In tandem with the federal lawsuit, similar efforts by American youth, also guided by Our Children’s Trust, are aimed at state agencies in Alaska, New Mexico, Oregon and Texas.

Sur une décharge des Philippines, le méthane transformé en électricité - 4 avril 2013 MANILLE (AFP) - Dans un bidonville de Manille, Teresita Mabignay repasse son linge avec l'électricité gratuite produite grâce à une montagne d'ordures. La décharge de Payatas a été la première aux Philippines à être dotée d'un mécanisme permettant de convertir son méthane en électricité, dans le cadre d'un programme des Nations unies destiné à lutter contre le changement climatique. Les ordures en décomposition dégagent du méthane, un gaz à effet de serre accusé de contribuer au réchauffement, selon les scientifiques. Le transformer en électricité évite qu'il se propage dans l'atmosphère, mais permet aussi de réduire la consommation d'énergies fossiles. Des tuyaux enfouis sous la montagne de déchets récupèrent le gaz et le conduisent jusqu'à une centrale électrique à proximité. Teresita Mabignay, 50 ans, et ses voisines du bidonville, situé au pied de la décharge, ont accès à une électricité gratuite, dispensée dans un hall de la centrale.