Tag: energy

DISCOVERY

This month, EM have decided to draw to our members’ attention, diverse programs useful to understanding what kind of a future we could all soon be facing. This is a program we recommend this week. We hope you will be able…

Tesla Motors

This is the third programme we introduce to our readers. It’s an hour-long documentary (National Geographic again!) showing the risks that the TESLA team and CEO Elon Musk took in order to get the TESLA electric vehicle out there on…

EARTH 2100

The second programme this week is an extremely interesting (and unusual) look at the future of Humankind on the planet. Earth 2100 (hosted by ABC journalist Bob Woodruff) is a two-hour long special exploring ‘worst-case scenarios’ for our united future….

NO ENERGY REQUIRED

MIT students have created a 2,000-pound sculpture that can be ‘effortlessly’ moved with a single fingertip. The architect Brandon Clifford and architectural historian Mark Jarzombek crafted the McKnelly-Megalith in order to investigate how ancient civilizations – like the Incas in…

Copenhagen Energy Duck_01

Copenhagen Energy Duck

The ‘Solar-energy Duck’ could soon be generating renewable power for the people of Copenhagen. The ‘duck’ was part of the Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition and powerful response (visual as well as electric) to Copenhagen’s desire to become a…

A Personal Aircraft

Lilium is both car and plane! It is an electric transport vehicle, designed for personal use (seating two). It is capable of flying at up to 400 km/h (almost 250mph) with a range of 500 km (310 miles). Created in…

SunGlacier Makes Water From Thin Air_05

SunGlacier Makes Water From Thin Air

For the last six years Ap Verheggen has been developing a way to produce water from only two elements, sunshine and air! The form taken by this exploration is that of a ‘water-fountain’ (currently on display at the ‘Hague’). There,…

Japanese Research Centre_01

Japanese Research Centre

Tetsuo Kobori Architects are a Japan-based architectural office. They have recently completed an innovative research and development centre. The centre is an attractive, eco-friendly, wooden and steel structure. Its design takes full advantage of natural light and passive airflow. Its…

Aeolus Airship_00

Aeolus Airship

Meet the feather-light airship called ‘Aeolus’! It is designed by Christopher Ottersbach. This air-craft gently lifts-off from the Earth using helium gas. It has a serene presence in these images that is totally eye-catching! The dirigible has been named after…

TOYOTA IN WOOD

This year, at the 2016 Milan Expo, Toyota has gone ‘old school’ in a new way! They have created an open-top two-seater vehicle from wood and sidestepped the argument that all great new cars need to have the latest gadgets and…