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Oct 25, 2020

China Just Built a 250-Acre Solar Farm Shaped Like a Giant Panda

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Well, at least they’re having fun with it.


Most sun oriented homesteads adjust their sunlight based exhibits in lines and segments to shape a matrix.

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Oct 25, 2020

DARPA awards Xerox’s PARC another Oceans of Things contract

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Ocean of Things was outlined by DARPA in 2017 and the rough idea revolved around deploying small drifters in the Southern California Bight and Gulf of Mexico to collect data on environmental and human impacts. The small devices collect sea temperature and state, surface activities and data on marine life.

PARC’s contract calls for up to 10,000 more compact drifters. In phase one of Ocean of Things PARC built 1,500 drifters.

Oct 24, 2020

Transition One Will Convert Your Old Gasmobile To Electric Power In About 4 Hours

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

If you own a perfectly fine conventional automobile but want to join the EV revolution, you have two choices. Engineer an electric drivetrain swap yourself, which involves hours and hours of lying on you back on a creeper in your garage, or buying a new electric car. Now, if you live in France, there’s a third way. Transition One will take your current car, remove the existing internal combustion engine, replace it with batteries and an electric motor, and give it back to you in about 4 hours.

Oct 24, 2020

Radio presenter uses Tesla controls to catch would-be car thieves

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

A friend went to assess the situation for her, but the car was gone.

So Ms Brett turned straight to her Tesla car app to find out what was going on.

Oct 24, 2020

Ecological Power Storage Battery Made of Vanillin, the Main Flavor Component of Vanilla

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

Researchers at TU Graz have found a way to convert the aromatic substance vanillin into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries. The technology is an important step towards ecologically sustainable energy storage.

It is ground-breaking in the field of sustainable energy storage technology,” says Stefan Spirk from the Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology at Graz University of Technology. He and his team have succeeded in making redox-flow batteries more environmentally friendly by replacing their core element, the liquid electrolyte, which are mostly made up of ecologically harmful heavy metals or rare earths – with vanillin, an important ingredient of Austrian vanilla croissants.

Oct 24, 2020

Ancient Maya Used Zeolite and Quartz to Filter Drinking Water

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A team of archaeologists from the University of Cincinnati has found that between about 2,200 and 1,000 years ago, the drinking water in this reservoir was filtered through a mixture of zeolite and coarse, sand-sized crystalline quartz. This filtration system is the oldest known example of water purification in the western hemisphere and the oldest known use of zeolite for decontaminating drinking water in the world.

Oct 24, 2020

Scientists borrow solar panel tech to create new ultrahigh-res OLED display

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, computing, mobile phones, solar power, sustainability

Ultra high-res displays for gadgets and tv sets may be coming. 😃


By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new architecture for OLED—organic light-emitting diode—displays that could enable televisions, smartphones and virtual or augmented reality devices with resolutions of up to 10,000 pixels per inch (PPI). (For comparison, the resolutions of new smartphones are around 400 to 500 PPI.)

Such high-pixel-density displays will be able to provide stunning images with true-to-life detail—something that will be even more important for headset displays designed to sit just centimeters from our faces.

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Oct 24, 2020

Startup backed by billionaires creates superhot solar power

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

A mysterious startup reveals a groundbreaking solar energy achievement.

Oct 23, 2020

GE starts testing world’s biggest 13MW offshore wind turbine

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GE unveils its largest wind turbine prototype yet, a 13MW behemoth that stands 248 metres tall and destined for use in offshore wind farms.


Wind turbine manufacturer GE Renewable Energy has unveiled latest wind turbine prototype, an optimised version of its Halifax-X offshore wind turbine design that can deliver a massive 13MW of output.

It is the largest turbine that GE has produced, standing 248 metres tall, with 107 metre long blades and offers around double the generation capacity of most wind turbines currently deployed around the world.

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Oct 23, 2020

Tesla argues no defect on suspension, says China is forcing unnecessary recall

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Tesla is arguing that there’s actually no defect with its Model S/Model X suspension and that China is basically forcing an unnecessary recall.

Earlier today, we reported on Tesla recalling almost 30,000 Model S and Model X vehicles that were shipped to China over an alleged issue with its suspension.

As we stated in the report, there were a few things that were strange about this report — primarily the fact that it only affected Model S and Model X vehicles sent to China between 2013 and 2017 even though those vehicles were produced in the US, and Tesla used the same suspension as all other Model S and Model X produced during that period.

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