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IBM ‘Turning Up The Heat’

A team led by IBM Research seems to have found a way to concentrate the sun’s ray onto solar photovoltaic (PV) modules without melting expensive inner circuitry. Their High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system concentrates the power of 2,000 suns…

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SDA Volvo Pavilion

The international competition to design a ‘rapidly-deployable pavilion’ to showcase and charge Volvo’s new V60 plug-in electric hybrid has been won by the Los Angeles-based architecture firm Synthesis Design + Architecture (SDA). The competition was organized by the international architecture magazine THE PLAN….

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Hy-wire Act

GM appear to have seriously invested in their Hy-wire concept car program (which has produced 30plus patents up to now). The most innovative may be the “skateboard” chassis (only 11 inches thick). It is able to support various types of…

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ENERGY CYCLES

Korean designers Jin Sik Kim and Bo Sung have came up with a novel renewable energy generating concept that is bike-based. Their concept, named ‘Re:Energy’, harnesses the rotational energy of bicycles during motion and then re-directs and stores it for…

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Concept Car

The public constantly await improvement in all areas of transportation. Now Seungmo Lim, a graduate of Pforzheim University in Germany has designed the BMW Sequence GT (Gran Turismo) concept car. The ‘Electric Gran Turismo Sequence’ project considers both the appearance…

Interaction of Energy and Light

The EM table (electromagnetic) is an experimental object created by Florian Dussopt. When switched on, it generates a local electromagnetic field. His aim is to explore less well-known characteristics of energy (Tesla would be proud!) in particular ‘electromagnetic possibilities’ that…

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With over 50% of the World’s population living in dense, urban cities, the stress on food production is becoming enormous. ‘Land-based’ agriculture remains the traditional method of food production, but as global-temperatures continue to rise, areas where food production occurs…

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Glimpse a Clean Vehicle Future!

In a collaborative project between Ford (San Jose), SunPower Corp (California) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta), the Ford motor company has developed the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept. This is a first-of-its-kind sun-powered vehicle, independent from the electric grid…

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SKINS FOR EXPLORING

New types of space-suits acting as ‘second-skins’ are being developed. They use advanced materials and supportive patterning to exert the necessary pressure on the skin especially at knees, elbows, and finger joints.   Additional sensors are also being added with…

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Orange Eco Boots

The Power Wellie is here! Thermoelectric wellies can help charge your where is viagra sold mobile phone using heat from your feet! Orange unveiled their Orange Power Wellies, an innovative eco-mobile phone charging prototype made to keep Glastonbury Festival goers…