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Dutch Solar Road makes enough Energy to Power Household

Dutch Solar Road makes enough Energy to Power Household | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Engineers in the Netherlands say energy-generating road surface is more successful than expected, six months into trial.

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In the first six months since it was installed, the panels beneath the road have generated over 3,000kwh. This is enough to provide a single-person household with electricity for a year.

"If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70kwh per square metre per year," says Sten de Wit, spokesman for SolaRoad, which has been developed by a public-private partnership.

"We predicted [this] as an upper limit in the laboratory stage. We can therefore conclude that it was a successful first half year."

The project took cheap mass-produced solar panels and sandwiched them between layers of glass, silicon rubber and concrete.

"This version can have a fire brigade truck of 12 tonnes without any damage," said Arian de Bondt, a director at Ooms Civiel, one of consortium of companies working together on the pilot project.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, May 12, 2:35 AM

Great idea that should be incorporated in our urban areas.  Intitial tests conducted in the Netherlands seem to confirm the ability of the "solar road" to produce usable amounts of electricity for nearby homes.  Aloha, Russ.

Laurent RUEL's curator insight, May 12, 4:44 AM

After Viha Concept trial in Toulouse in 2013, another successful test of Energy harvesting road system.

chris's curator insight, May 12, 6:35 PM

Never thought of this but it makes sense, given the heat asphalt absorbs daily.

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Now, Smartglasses to track your Emotions soon

Now, Smartglasses to track your Emotions soon | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Though the wearable market is still at nascent stage but major technology giants are gearing up, leaving no stone unturned to lay hold of the billion dollar opportunity of recent future. Though Google is leading …

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We shall have to see if this is truly a real and valuable tool 

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Are hydrogen cars the wave of the future? Toyota thinks so.

Are hydrogen cars the wave of the future? Toyota thinks so. | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
The current conventional wisdom is that plug-in electric vehicles will be the clean, sleek cars of tomorrow. Think of Tesla's Model S or Chevrolet's Volt. These cars get most of the media attention, and policymakers tend to toss tax breaks their way.

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(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables):  More detail on Toyota's plans for Hydrogen powered vehilces

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:19 PM

I guess this is the next big revolution to take place in technology. Hydrogen is the best alternative to Hydrocarbons which cause a lot of pollution and greenhouse gases. Electric vehicles don't have the range although they are a viable alternative in cities. Hydrogen as such is highly volatile and it requires careful handling-this would include transporting it to refuelling  stations, and its transfer into the vehicles themselves. With time to come, all these issues will be addressed, I am sure.

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The Ferrari of Audio Amplifiers

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Just plain cool if you like your tunage booming

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Electric 'Hypercar' Toroidion 1MW boasts 1,341 horsepower

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The new all-electric Toroidion 1MW plans to compete against Tesla for dominance in the electric car market. But the car's price tag might scare off prospective buyers.

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Pennanen's young company has been working on building this car and its new battery technology for the last four years. The company employs roughly 15 people and has been completely self-financed so far.  -  Pennanen's plan is to get enough interest, investment and orders to build 100 Toroidion 1MW cars and begin delivering them to customers in about two years. He hopes to ultimately mass produce the car, bring the price down significantly and sell it to all kinds of customers, especially those drivers that appreciate Teslas and other electric vehicles.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, May 12, 2:48 AM

At $1.5 million to $3.5 million each, not many people will be buying the all-electric, super high-tech Toroidion, a car originally designed to win Grand Prix races.  Perhaps, that's not the real  issue.  The real future of this experimental vehicle lies in the application of its cutting edge technology to other forms of transportation and even to powering businesses and apartment  complexes.  The key to understanding the Toroidion is its deep storage capacity battery which can be charged simply at home using ordinary plugs. Compared to batteries now used in electric cars, the Toroidion battery is simpler and lighter than its competition. This car may succeed, but not in the way its makers intended.  Aloha, Russ.

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Foldable Phones and Tablets are around the Corner

Foldable Phones and Tablets are around the Corner | Low Power Heads Up Display | Scoop.it
Japanese company Semiconductor Energy Laboratory demonstrated a display that can be folded in thirds.

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Samsung has been touting these as future product variations, and now Japan's Semiconductor Energy Lab is also making a run at this product development direction 

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Google Glass and Healthcare Innovation

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How do you see wearable technology changing healthcare? #healthcare #innovation #throughglass http://t.co/OB38O7o6wg

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Healthcare application for Google Glass, interesting application

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Marco Antonio Gonzalez's curator insight, November 15, 2013 3:52 AM

New tool for change the future of healthcare?

lorrinda's curator insight, November 18, 2013 11:37 AM
google glass is awesome (and expensive).  an opportunity is to have a pay per use service if its technoogy allows multiple users or is tied to processes instead of people.  we'll see.