Tag: solar power

SMART BLINDS

Blinds could soon be powering your home as well as offering shade! Now, SolarGaps have developed ‘smart blinds’ that track sun-movement (via app) which will reduce the energy consumption of a building (by as much as 70%) and cut financial…

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DRONE YOURSELF ACROSS THE CITY!

Kayak Architects are probing new ideas for getting around cities. To promote their idea, they have transformed the top of the Trump World Tower in New York City for their new drone ‘Skystation’! The Skystation’s ecological footprint would be extremely…

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OTRA NATION

An alternative to Trump’s Mexican wall has been proposed! Known as ‘Otra Nation’ it has been designed by the Made Collective (Mexican & American Designers & Engineers). The proposal is being called a ‘shared co-nation’! Its land would extend 1,200…

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Qube – Like

Oakley sunglasses outlet Check out this exciting new modular tent! Collectively known as ‘Qube’ tents, they are able to be connected to each other at their corners allowing campers to switch from a ‘solo’ camping experience to a joyful and…

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Bird Airport

More than 50 million birds take flight from the Antarctic along the East Asian-Australian Flyway (EAAF) every year. With the EAAF route progressively ‘urbanizing’ a little bit more each year, populations of endangered water-birds that use the route are also…

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Here is another vid we found extremely intriguing! It shows five cool approaches to futuristic living. Some have been operationalized and can house occupants. Others remains simply conceptual. All are inspirational. Enjoy!

FUTURO 1

Here is a vid well-worth watching! It demonstrates a range of futuristic technological possibilities (some of which already exist or are underway). We found the short vid to be both informative and inspirational. Learn! Enjoy!

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Team GB Solar

The UK’s first family-sized solar-powered car has been created by Solar Team Great Britain (STGB) via Kickstarter support. At the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge later this year in Australia, they intend to build the world’s fastest solar-powered car. Spanning between…

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MIT researchers have discovered how to make one of our existing materials stronger than ever before! Recently discovered ‘Graphene’ (isolated from graphite in 2004 by two Manchester University researchers Prof. Andre Geim and Prof. Kostya Novoselov) is a form of…

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NEW LEVEL SOLAR

The California-based energy firm SolarReserve have recently announced plans to extend their Nevada concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, creating the energy to power a million US homes. Under the umbrella name Sandstone, they say they plan to build 10 similar…