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Will Technology Get Us Environmental Science Answers?

Will Technology Get Us Environmental Science Answers?

Everyone is towards being the leader on everything. Talk about globalization, every country wants to take the lead and become the leading country. Because of this, workforce and industrialization are set on fire with no reasons to hold back, and with no slight regret if there are other concerns being detoured. And by that concern,


FreeGreenius: An App for Finding Renewable Energy Locations

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has released a free version of the simulation program FreeGreenius. The program brings together technical and commercial aspects and is able to calculate the yield that a renewable power plant project will bring at a certain location. In addition, FreeGreenius determines how a system must be


3D Printing Can Save Our Planet

Star Trek science fiction may be closer to reality, as three-dimensional printers may turn our junk into mobile phone cases, tasty treats, and even space ships. Fans of the famous 1960’s Star Trek series are already familiar with the television show’s replicator technology, which replicated tools, spare parts, and even food and drinks. Technology hasn’t


How 3D Printing Will Advance Spaced Based Solar

Space based solar power has been a futuristic fantasy since the 1970s but the advent of 21st century 3D printing may bring it a step closer to reality. “The overall vision is to create a ‘satellite chrysalis’ with compact, durable ‘software DNA’ assembly instructions, and the ability to fabricate space system components on-orbit instead of


Printing OLEDs and Solar Cells is Now A REALITY

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), Germany, worked together with mechanical engineering company MBRAUN to develop a production facility able to create inexpensive organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) as well as organic solar cells on an industrial scale. Is now possible to print OLEDs and solar cells from solutions containing luminescent organic


The 10 Greenest Cities on Earth

Do you have a hankering to go someplace green? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Check out ten of the greenest cities in the world. All of these cities have implemented some wonderfully green initiatives and boast some awesome attractions that make them superb green getaways. Portland, Oregon Photo by Silver Smith This beautiful


WeWi Telecommunications Announces “SOL” Solar Laptop

Laptop computers use just 50 to 75 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually, just one-third of what’s required by their desktop-bound cousins. But most of them still can’t run for a whole day on a single battery charge. While many of the high-tech manufacturers, notably Samsung, have talked about produced solar-powered models for years, so far


Plasmonic Black Metals: Lowering the Cost of Solar Cells?

According to a Lawrence Livermore engineering team, plasmonic black metals—nanostructured metals are designed to have low reflectivity and high absorption of visible and infrared light—may one day make photovoltaic (PV) cells more efficient. The LLNL Materials Engineering Division (MED) research team recently published their black metals research results in a cover-page article in the May


Getting Kids into Solar

As more information becomes available about alternative power sources, it becomes clear that teaching the next generation about solar energy is very important. There are some excellent resources available to get kids excited about solar energy. The Importance of Getting Kids Interested in Solar Energy Renewable energy sources are likely to become increasingly important as


In Focus: India’s Energy Ties with Iran

India’s relentless search for hydrocarbons to fuel its booming economy has managed the rather neat diplomatic trick of annoying Washington, delighting Tehran and intriguing Baghdad, all the while leaving the Indian Treasury fretting about how to pay for its oil imports, given tightening sanctions on fiscal dealings with Iran. On 7 June the US State


Northwestern Students Test Solar Cell Behavior at High Altitudes

Four undergraduate students from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science have taken photovoltaic cells somewhat closer to the energy source to find out how the proximity to the Sun affects their performance. The team, led by Mark Fischer, who will graduate in June with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, cheered as the


NASA’s 13,000 Foot Solar Sail

NASA is preparing to test a massive solar sail called the Sunjammer in space. The sail, developed by California company L’Garde, will be launched into space folded up into a square the size of a dishwasher before unfurling to 13,000 square feet. “NASA has experimented with smaller solar sails in the past,” said spokesman David