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IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet | The Unbounded Spirit

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet | The Unbounded Spirit | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge.


The process of  trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or used for other things like air conditioning etc. Scientists envision that the HCPVT system could provide sustainable energy and fresh water to communities all around the world.


“Each 1cmX1cm chip can convert 200-250 watts, on average, over a typical eight-hour day in a sunny region.


In the HCPVT system, instead of heating a building, the 90 degree Celsius water will pass through a porous membrane distillation system where it is then vaporized and desalinated.


Such a system could provide 30-40 liters of drinkable water per square meter of receiver area per day, while still generating electricity with a more than 25 percent yield or two kilowatts hours per day.

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MJUNCKE's curator insight, August 6, 2014 5:16 AM

Sounds good!

Mytchel Daley's curator insight, March 26, 4:51 AM

Solar energy is one of the most promising natural resources that can be used for energy. If the technology is further developed with the ability to contain the energy of sunlight, this will be the standard energy source used around the world.

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South African team may have solved solar puzzle even Google couldn't crack

South African team may have solved solar puzzle even Google couldn't crack | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Pioneering technology to deliver the cheapest, small-scale concentrated solar power plants in the world could revolutionise the renewable energy market 


The idea behind the design – so-called Concentrated Solar Power or CSP – is simple. A field of mirrors on the ground tracks the sun and concentrates its rays on to a central point which heats up. That heat is converted into electricity. 


“We are developing plonkable heliostats. Plonkable means that from factory to installation you can just drop them down on to the ground and they work.”


So no costly cement, no highly-trained workforce, no wires, just two workers to lay out the steel frames on the ground and a streetlight-style central tower.


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Concentrated solar uses the energy-rich infrared band of solar radiation and it has great promise, but it depends on simple and cheap tech being developed to capture and convert that heat to electricity.

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Samsung, MIT say their solid-state batteries could last a lifetime

Samsung, MIT say their solid-state batteries could last a lifetime | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it
Researchers from Samsung and MIT have developed a new solid electrolyte that they say will enable batteries to last indefinitely. They see it as a power storage "game changer."
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Batteries without the fire hazard ... and a longer life. Things are getting better. 

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Amsterdam’s new 3D-printed steel bridge set to revolutionize the building industry

Amsterdam’s new 3D-printed steel bridge set to revolutionize the building industry | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Heijmans and MX3D are building Amsterdam's first 3D printed steel bridge. 


The goal behind the experimental 3D-printing project is the eventual creation of an automatic construction site. According to Jan van de Ven, Heijmans’ Manager of Business Development, an automatic construction site would not only be dependable and fully managed, but would also be environmentally friendly because of its energy-efficiency processes and minimization of construction waste.


The use of 3D printing for construction purposes also has benefits in the design sector and, once popularized, can revolutionize the way we approach the design/build process.


The location of the bridge has not yet been determined but will be announced soon. The pedestrian bridge will span one of Amsterdam’s old canals and has been described by designer Joris Laarman as a “fantastic metaphor for connecting the technology of the future with the city’s historic past, in a way which would reveal the best aspects of both worlds.”


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Cool - design the bridge and let the 3D print robots construct it...

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Cold fusion reactor independently verified, has 10,000 times the energy density of gas

Cold fusion reactor independently verified, has 10,000 times the energy density of gas | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Against all probability, a device that purports to use cold fusion to generate vast amounts of power has been verified by a panel of independent scientists.


The cold fusion device being tested has roughly 10,000 times the energy density and 1,000 times the power density of gasoline. 


If Rossi and Focardi’s cold fusion technology turns out to be real — if the E-Cat really has 10,000 times the energy density and 1,000 times the power density of gasoline — then the world will change, very, very quickly.

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Cold Fusion could change the world of energy ...

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Cold Fusion could change the world of energy ...

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Cold Fusion could change the world of energy ...

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The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

In places such as Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, and the Southwest United States, residential-scale solar production has already reached “grid parity” with average residential electricity prices.  In other words, it costs no more in the long term to install solar panels than to buy electricity from utility companies.  


The prices of solar panels have fallen 75 percent in the past five years alone and will fall much further as the technologies to create them improve and scale of production increases.  


By 2020, solar energy will be price-competitive with energy generated from fossil fuels on an unsubsidized basis in most parts of the world.  Within the next decade, it will cost a fraction of what fossil-fuel-based alternatives do. 


It isn’t just solar production that is advancing at a rapid rate; there are also technologies to harness the power of wind, biomass, thermal, tidal, and waste-breakdown energy, and research projects all over the world are working on improving their efficiency and effectiveness. 


Wind power, for example, has also come down sharply in price and is now competitive with the cost of new coal-burning power plants in the United States...

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Mainstream press ... the author argues that the days of fossil fuels are limited, that we will have clean, free energy in abundance and they aren't even talking about breakthroughs in real "free" energy yet...

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ajouter Votre perspicacité ...

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3D-printed eco-friendly supercar does 0-60 in 2 seconds

3D-printed eco-friendly supercar does 0-60 in 2 seconds | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Divergent Microfactories (San Francisco, CA), a company aimed at revolutionizing automotive manufacturing, has unveiled a 3D-printed prototype supercar designed to illustrate the potential for eco-friendly manufacturing of cars.


Designed and built using the company's 3D-printing-based Node Technology Platform, the prototype - called Blade - is offered as "one of the greenest and most powerful cars in the world."


Powered by either compressed gas or gasoline and equipped with a four-cylinder rear-mounted 700-horsepower engine, Blade goes from 0-60 mph in about two seconds and weighs 1,388 lb. 


The key technology building block behind Blade is a 3D-printed aluminum alloy joint - called a "node" - that connects pieces of carbon fiber tubing to make up the car's chassis.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Electric cars and hybrids aren't the most eco-friendly apparently. There is much pollution inherent in all the materials needed. 

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, July 3, 5:36 AM

Car manufacturing in a new way. Incredibly light weight chassis made with 3d printed aluminium joints and carbon fibre tubing... electric cars aren't the most "green" if you count in the manufacture of materials.

Go Sky Go's curator insight, August 8, 11:11 AM

Electric cars and hybrids aren't the most eco-friendly apparently. There is much pollution inherent in all the materials needed. 

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▶ Real future mechanical charger X 6 generators magnet motor engine made by oren gertel - YouTube

For future use The system is the heart of a larger system, the heart of the system is significant to run a big machine,


Just a few volts can operate the machine, and thus , it can work long hours!! or days (2 stroke magnet engine! For example motors sketches!)

The video hows that the motor can be moved by magnets without gears or belt or any connection, using a small electric motor, with low power consumption. Heavy crankshafts rotate high speed without any contact, Since there is no friction between the parts of the magnets and do not touch each other!


No warming, there is no need for gas, gasoline or diesel, only a battery to run the small motor adjusting the magnet direction...

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We are learning how to use permanent magnets to extract useful motive power from energy inherent in the matrix of space..

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Go Sky Go's curator insight, August 8, 11:12 AM

We are learning how to use permanent magnets to extract useful motive power from energy inherent in the matrix of space..

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New Piezo Crystals Harness Sound Waves to Generate Hydrogen Fuel

New Piezo Crystals Harness Sound Waves to Generate Hydrogen Fuel | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

It sounds like a strange combination: zinc oxide crystals, water, and noise pollution. But scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered that the mix can efficiently produce hydrogen without the need for a dirty catalyst like oil. By submerging a new type of zinc oxide crystal in water, the scientists claim to be able to harvest hydrogen using vibrations from passing traffic and crashing waves.

To generate the clean hydrogen, researchers produced zinc oxide crystals that absorb vibrations when placed in water. The vibrations cause the crystals to develop areas with strong positive and negative charges–a reaction that rips the surrounding water molecules and releases hydrogen and oxygen.

The mechanism, dubbed the piezoelectrochemical effect, converts 18% of energy from vibrations into hydrogen gas (compared to 10% from conventional piezoelectric materials). And since any vibration can produce the effect, the system could one day be used to generate power from anything that produces noise — cars whizzing by on the highway, crashing waves in the ocean, or planes landing at an airport.


That sounds like a good deal to us!

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

A new way to produce hydrogen without recourse to fossil fuels. Most available hydrogen is made from methane, releasing the carbon part and capturing the hydrogen...

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Shazar Robinson's comment, June 29, 8:47 PM
Install it in your car and you can generate the hyrdogen needed to run the vehicle just by the noise from the tyres on the road?? Many possibles!!
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Scientists have used graphene to produce the world's thinnest light bulb

Scientists have used graphene to produce the world's thinnest light bulb | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

For the first time ever, researchers have managed to produce visible light using graphene as a filament, creating the world's tiniest light bulb. 


Researchers have been struggling for decades to produce a light source small enough to fit on a silicon chip as it will help them to create super-fast computers that process light instead of electricity - and now they've shown that wonder-material graphene, which also happens to be incredibly thin, light and flexible, can do just that.

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A tiny strip of grapheme as a tuneable light source ... very interesting and I think it has great potential, but we still have to learn how to put it to use...

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, June 16, 5:30 PM

A tiny strip of grapheme as a tuneable light source ... very interesting and I think it has great potential, but we still have to learn how to put it to use...

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How To Build A Home Fusion Reactor

How To Build A Home Fusion Reactor | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

The tale of a teen physics prodigy


The Boy Who Played With Fusion had its beginnings in 2010 when, as a contributing editor at PopSci, I discovered a small and unusual community of makers, high-energy hobbyists who were taking on both the formidable theory and the precision engineering of applied nuclear science.


The idea that self-taught amateurs outside the Big Science world of billion-dollar laboratories were tinkering with nukes—fusing atomic nuclei, transmuting elements, constructing atom-smashing machines in DIY laboratories—was both intriguing and unsettling.


In a way, the amateur nuclear fusion movement began at the intersection of science and science fiction. In the mid-1990s, an electrical engineer and aspiring science-fiction writer named Tom Ligon heard that the physicist Robert Bussard was living and working just two miles from his Virginia home. 


“Some people still think Bussard is a fictional character,” Ligon says, “but it turns out that he was quite real.”


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Fascinating how there is a whole network of makers who have self-organised to "peer review" each others' fusion reactors. They have a dedicated site that serves as a communication channel.

There are several of those researchers who have achieved fusion on table-top devices, while our science establishment with billion dollar funding can't make a proper reactor...

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Revealing the ancient Chinese secret of sticky rice mortar

Revealing the ancient Chinese secret of sticky rice mortar | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Scientists have discovered the secret behind an ancient Chinese super-strong mortar made from sticky rice, the delicious 'sweet rice' that is a modern mainstay in Asian dishes. They also concluded that the mortar ― a paste used to bind and fill gaps between bricks, stone blocks and other construction materials ― remains the best available material for restoring ancient buildings.

Bingjian Zhang, Ph.D., and colleagues note that construction workers in ancient China developed sticky rice mortar about 1,500 years ago by mixing sticky rice soup with the standard mortar ingredient. That ingredient is slaked lime, limestone that has been calcined, or heated to a high temperature, and then exposed to water. Sticky rice mortar probably was the world's first composite mortar, made with both organic and inorganic materials.


The mortar was stronger and more resistant to water than pure lime mortar, and what Zhang termed one of the greatest technological innovations of the time. Builders used the material to construct important buildings like tombs, pagodas, and city walls, some of which still exist today. Some of the structures were strong enough to shrug off the effects of modern bulldozers and powerful earthquakes.



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2010-05-revealing-ancient-chinese-secret-sticky.html#jCp

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Something from the past ... perhaps worth reviving. An exceptionally strong lime-based mortar mixed using rice as a strengthening ingredient. 


"Their research identified amylopectin, a type of polysaccharide, or complex carbohydrate, found in rice and other starchy foods, as the "secret ingredient" that appears to be responsible for the mortar's legendary strength.


Perhaps instead of burning all that corn for fuel, we could make more durable buildings with it...

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Yeast-Engineered Silk Could Result in “Stronger Than Steel” Clothes

Yeast-Engineered Silk Could Result in “Stronger Than Steel” Clothes | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

A Bay Area startup is giving spiders and silkworms a run for their money. Bolt Threads, which announced a new $40 million round funding on Thursday, has developed a synthetic, "programmable" alternative to larval- or arachnid-produced silk. 


Engineered using proteins derived from yeast, the fibers can be manipulated to deliver any combination of softness, strength, and durability. They’re even machine-washable.

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New yeast-source fiber on the horizon ... stronger than steel they say... and they're getting ready for production.

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Portland To Generate Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

Portland To Generate Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Water flowing through the city's pipes will generate electricity like a dam with none of the environmental consequences...


Portland has replaced a section of its existing water supply network with Lucid Energy pipes containing four forty-two inch turbines. As water flows through the pipes, the turbines spin and power attached generators, which then feed energy back into the city’s electrical grid. Known as the “Conduit 3 Hydroelectric Project,” Portland’s new clean energy source is scheduled to be up and running at full capacity in March.


...the system does more than simply provide electricity: It can monitor both the overall condition of a city’s water supply network as well as assess the drinking quality of the water flowing through it.

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Seems like a useful improvement. Since the water anyway flows, it can produce electricity while doing so. 

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This laser can project 3-D display in mid-air during daylight

This laser can project 3-D display in mid-air during daylight | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from Aerial Burton have showed off focused pulse lasers with the ability to project a 3-D display in mid-air, even during daylight.
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An infrared laser, with the help of a 3D scanner, selectively ionises the air to create a luminous image...

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MIT Figured Out How To 3D Print With Glass (video 4min)

MIT Figured Out How To 3D Print With Glass (video 4min) | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it
As they put it, "G3DP is an additive manufacturing platform designed to print optically transparent glass." As we put it, "Holy shit that's cool."
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That increases the possibilities of 3D printing by a whole lot...

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Motorcycle runs on water and can travel 310 miles on a single litre

Motorcycle runs on water and can travel 310 miles on a single litre | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Footage shows Sao Paulo-based public officer Ricardo Azevedo filling his 'T Power H20’ motorcycle with clean water and water from the polluted Tiete River before going for a spin. 


He said: ‘The advantage of this motorcycle, which works with the hydrogen that comes from the water, is that the result that comes out of the exhaust is water vapour. 


‘This is different from gasoline, which the result is carbon monoxide.’


Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

It is only a matter of ingenuity to change our energy world. And of course the inventors have to be able to work without getting barriers thrown in their path all the way... anyway, 310 miles (500 km) per litter of water isn't bad 'gas mileage' at all!

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Laurent Bindel's curator insight, August 4, 5:00 AM

It is only a matter of ingenuity to change our energy world. And of course the inventors have to be able to work without getting barriers thrown in their path all the way... anyway, 310 miles (500 km) per litter of water isn't bad 'gas mileage' at all!

David Cruzate's curator insight, August 6, 5:09 PM

It is only a matter of ingenuity to change our energy world. And of course the inventors have to be able to work without getting barriers thrown in their path all the way... anyway, 310 miles (500 km) per litter of water isn't bad 'gas mileage' at all!

Go Sky Go's curator insight, August 8, 11:11 AM

It is only a matter of ingenuity to change our energy world. And of course the inventors have to be able to work without getting barriers thrown in their path all the way... anyway, 310 miles (500 km) per litter of water isn't bad 'gas mileage' at all!

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▶ URINE POWERED GENERATOR IN NIGERIA - Update on Nigerian school girls inventing a urine (hydrogen) powered gen-set

 A group of four high school teenage girls solved one of Nigeria's gravest electrical challenge by inventing a system that uses urine to power generator. This came after years of reported cases of deaths resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning that emanates from power generator fumes.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Good for the girls! That urine powered hydrogen gas driven generator is a basic, useful thing to have in Africa ... and elsewhere.

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Ms. Stephens's curator insight, August 17, 12:55 PM

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and in this case four young woman took the necessity for clean burning fuel and a "bodily necessity" and used them both to create a urine powered generator

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New materials design could dramatically boost efficiency of low-cost solar panels

New materials design could dramatically boost efficiency of low-cost solar panels | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

A new material design could make low-cost solar panels far more efficient by greatly enhancing their ability to collect the sun’s energy and release it as electricity. 


"In photosynthesis, plants that are exposed to sunlight use carefully organized nanoscale structures within their cells to rapidly separate charges -- pulling electrons away from the positively charged molecule that is left behind, and keeping positive and negative charges separated," said Sarah Tolbert, a UCLA professor of chemistry and one of the senior authors of the research. "That separation is the key to making the process so efficient." 


The UCLA-developed system is composed of strands of a polymer, the building block of plastics, that absorb sunlight and pass electrons to a fullerene, a spherical carbon molecule also known as a "buckyball." 


The fullerenes inside the structure take electrons from the polymers and toss them to the outside fullerenes, which can effectively keep the electrons separated from the polymer for weeks...

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Long time charge separation in photovoltaic cells ... these research results could make future solar cells both cheaper and more efficient.

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▶ Lueling Permanent Magnet Motor - Vintage Selfrunning Magnet Motor from the 1960s - YouTube

▶ Lueling Permanent Magnet Motor - Vintage Selfrunning Magnet Motor from the 1960s - YouTube | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Lueling Permanent Magnet Motor - Vintage Selfrunning Magnet Motor from the 1960s...

A fully functional permanent magnet motor, invented in the 1960s in Germany.


Unfortunately the inventor was prevented, at the time, from getting this motor into production, so we are still driving cars with internal combustion motors.



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A fully functioning magnet motor using permanent magnets and magnetic shielding, invented in the 1960s. It is one of those inventions that were suppressed... never reached production... who knows why!

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MJUNCKE's curator insight, July 6, 11:26 AM

why isn`t this machine already in Production?

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The Alchemy of Cold Fusion - it's all in the water!

The Alchemy of Cold Fusion - it's all in the water! | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Two years ago Mark and Serge finally succeeded in perfecting their method for ultra fine nano-tools. Their tools could cut materials down to 4 atoms wide. 

Four patents were applied for and issued. Practical applications include 
 

  • nano fabrication
  • targeted drug delivery
  • micro surgery
  • more efficient solar cells
  • less expensive bio-diesel
  • fusion and fission 
     

As they continued to perfect their method they encountered strange new phenomena happening within their watery test chambers. As they observed the aftermath of this process they noticed three distinct side effects each more amazing than the next ...

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This is a breakthrough that will require some science book re-writes...

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Simple water splitter produces clean-burning hydrogen fuel 24/7

Simple water splitter produces clean-burning hydrogen fuel 24/7 | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Unlike conventional water splitters, the Stanford device uses a single low-cost catalyst to generate hydrogen on one electrode and oxygen on the other 


The researchers believe that the device, described in an open-access study published in Nature Communications, could provide a renewable source of clean-burning hydrogen fuel for transportation and industry. 


“We have developed a low-voltage, single-catalyst water splitter that continuously generates hydrogen and oxygen for more than 200 hours, an exciting world-record performance,” said study co-author Yi Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford and of photon science at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.


Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Yes, we should learn how to use hydrogen as a clean fuel...

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Yes, we should learn how to use hydrogen as a clean fuel...

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Yes, we should learn how to use hydrogen as a clean fuel...

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► Flying Cars are coming - AeroMobil - PalOne - Terrafugia - YouTube Video demos

An advanced prototype of the flying roadster AeroMobil 3.0 was unveiled in Vienna during the Pioneers Festival ...


Then there is another video - of the flying car Pal-V One ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CajAq6ndJYE


And finally we have the Terrafugia TF-X in a third video ...

https://youtu.be/WUgsyYotLkQ

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It is about time we remembered that our cars don't always have to hug the surface and be limited to roads. We have a whole other dimension there in the vertical...

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Go Sky Go's curator insight, August 8, 11:12 AM

It is about time we remembered that our cars don't always have to hug the surface and be limited to roads. We have a whole other dimension there in the vertical...

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A Drive In The Controversial e-Carriage That Could Replace Horse Drawn Carriages in Manhattan

A Drive In The Controversial e-Carriage That Could Replace Horse Drawn Carriages in Manhattan | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Jason Wenig is a car nut caught in the middle of a political battle over the potential banning of horse drawn carriages in Manhattan's Central Park. He created a nine-seater e-Carriage at the behest of New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, Safe Streets (NYCLASS) as a potential replacement.


The front-mounted electric motor runs off of lithium iron phosphate batteries and drives the rear wheels. Total output is 84 horsepower and 180 pounds-feet of torque. Top speed is electronically limited to 25 miles per hour.


Total range is about 100 miles—more than enough for a full day of carting sightseers around Central Park’s three-mile loop, Wenig says. The batteries take about six hours to charge from empty using a 220-volt outlet (the kind used to power major appliances).

The chassis and overall design are completely original, but they borrow elements from the classic busses—to include, surprisingly, their electric propulsion. “Not only were electric cars pretty typical, as a matter of fact they were almost dominant [in the early 1900s],” Wenig says.

 

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Whatever happened to all those electric cars they had in the early 1900's.

Yes, we have the Tesla now and a number of others, so are we finally getting to go "back to the future"?

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Satellites To Provide Cheap Uncensored Internet To The World Ready For Launch

Satellites To Provide Cheap Uncensored Internet To The World Ready For Launch | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it
Musk’s announcement provides a solution that offers both cheap and unregulated internet, something that does not seem possible within the current internet paradigm. SpaceX is just one of many organizations who are developing creative solutions to the problems caused by internet centralization.

Along with mega corporations like SpaceX, Google and Facebook, independent researchers are also working on solutions, such as mesh networks and WI-Fi sharing systems.
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Between the local WiFi networks uniting neighbourhoods and whole cities being developed a bit all over the world, and a satellite based cheap broadband link into the internet, we just might end up with a net that is more resilient in the case of disasters and less open to surveillance, which today is quite ubiquitous...

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Between the local WiFi networks uniting neighbourhoods and whole cities being developed a bit all over the world, and a satellite based cheap broadband link into the internet, we just might end up with a net that is more resilient in the case of disasters and less open to surveillance, which today is quite ubiquitous...

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Batteriser is a $2.50 gadget that extends disposable battery life by 800 percent

Batteriser is a $2.50 gadget that extends disposable battery life by 800 percent | Cool Future Technologies | Scoop.it

Count the number of alkaline batteries in your house. Now consider replacing those batteries eight times less often. If Batteriser delivers, it could be a game changer.


A completely new alkaline battery is rated to generate 1.5 volts, but once its output drops below 1.35 or even 1.4 volts, it effectively becomes useless to many devices. The battery’s chemical cocktail is still loaded with juice, but the circuitry in many gadgets (especially more sophisticated ones, like Bluetooth keyboards and bathroom scales) considers the battery dead. 


This is where Batteriser comes in. It’s essentially a voltage booster that sucks every last drop of useable energy from ostensibly spent batteries. So, instead of using just 20 percent of all the power hidden inside of your Duracells and Energizers, Batteriser makes effective use of the remaining 80 percent.

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A great invention that would eliminate some of the waste and contamination associated with conventional alkaline "throw away" batteries...

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Thierry Pelletier's curator insight, June 5, 7:55 AM

Il faut commencer petit et utiliser ce qui existe jusqu'au bout. Vivement que cela arrive en Europe ! Et si ce montage était intégré à l'alimentation des appareils à pile ?