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Aug 2, 2020

First boat to make its own hydrogen fuel from seawater

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, solar power, sustainability

Solar power, hydrogen fuel from seawater, automatic wingsails, a 6 year journey.


The Energy Observer set sail on a six-year world tour in 2017, testing new technologies, from onboard hydrogen electrolysis to fully-automated sails. It’s hoped the rugged ocean environment will prove the techs’ durability and usefulness at home.

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Aug 2, 2020

New Perovskite Solar Cell Another Nail In Natural Gas Coffin

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Just a few years ago, low cost natural gas was the main force pushing coal out of the power generation market, and now low cost solar power is sneaking up on low cost natural gas. So far the competition is a trickle, not a flood. However, natural gas stakeholders don’t have much breathing room left, as indicated by the latest perovskite solar cell research.

Aug 1, 2020

The particle accelerator that’s serious about recycling

Posted by in categories: particle physics, sustainability

Most linear accelerators are energy hogs, but a new model recovers waste energy that can be ploughed back into the system.

Aug 1, 2020

Lithium metal batteries that perform well at low temperatures

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

Lithium (Li) batteries, or lithium metal batteries, use metallic lithium as an anode. Over the past few decades, rechargeable Li batteries have been used to power a wide variety of electronic devices, including toys, portable consumer devices and electric vehicles.

While these batteries typically achieve reliable performances at room temperature, their , power and cycle life tend to decrease significantly at temperatures below −10 °C. The inability to function well at low temperatures is a crucial drawback, as it greatly limits their use in regions with particularly cold climates. The main reason for this limitation is that at temperatures below −10 °C the solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) becomes unstable and leads to what is known as the dendritic Li plating of the anode in the batteries.

A team of researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Argonne National Laboratory recently introduced a new design for Li metal batteries that could overcome this well-documented drawback. The resulting batteries, presented in a paper published in Nature Energy, were found to perform remarkably well at low temperatures compared to previously developed Li batteries.

Aug 1, 2020

The world’s largest indoor vertical farm is addressing food inequity

Posted by in categories: food, life extension, sustainability

“No Sun, no soil”. 95% less water. One acre this way compared to 390 the old way. And for detractors of life extension who complain about overpopulation this… See More.


Aerofarms the world’s largest indoor vertical farm is addressing food inequity in New Jersey.

Aug 1, 2020

Solar Systems Without Gas Giants Likely To Harbor Multiple Earths

Posted by in categories: space, sustainability

Extrasolar planetary systems may harbor multiple habitable planets, says new study.

Jul 31, 2020

Tesla’s Musk Is Weeks Away From Next Multibillion-Dollar Payout

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Watch my hero.


Tesla Inc.’s surging stock price has already let Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk collect two tranches of his moonshot compensation award, valued at a collective $3.94 billion.

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Jul 30, 2020

Singapore’s giant vertical farm grows 80 tons of vegetables every year

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

Circa 2017 :3


Electronics company Panasonic is venturing into indoor farming with a Singapore warehouse farm that grows over 80 tons of vegetables per year under LED lights.

Jul 30, 2020

Everyone in This French Town Just Got a Free Electric Car

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Appy, France is being used to demo that electric cars work in remote areas.

Jul 29, 2020

World’s First Lab Grown Bacon | The State of Science

Posted by in categories: business, food, science, sustainability

In this state of science video, we talk about how the company Higher Steaks has created the world’s first lab-grown bacon. This adds to humanity’s arsenal of lab-grown meat and is a step towards sustainability both in terms of saving the planet and in terms of the decreasing pig supply.

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