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How Does The “Cloud Ship” Idea Strike You?

A new climate change-fighting idea being “floated” in the “global engineering” realm is to build a fleet of ships that pushes sea water into the sky to make reflective white …

MIT Tackles Making An Electric Car That Recharges In 10 Minutes

The overall practicality of electric vehicle tranportation depends on the speed of battery recharge. Many EVs take six to eight hours. MIT is going for something closer to what people …

Laid-off Auto Workers Re-train for Green Jobs

America’s community colleges are moving toward re-training America’s workforce. One school in Dearborn, Michigan is an example. The Straits Times reports: “In a crowded classroom at Henry Ford Community College, …

New Whooping CraneCam Comes Online

Operation Migration’s CraneCam is now broadcasting live video around the world, offering watchers views of one of the world’s most endangered birds, the Whooping crane. Operation Migrations USA via PR.com …

Energy From Bumps In the Road

A group of MIT undergraduate students who recognized that electric power in hybrid vehicles can come from applying brakes wondered if the vehicle’s suspension system might offer similar promise. Alternative-energy-news.info …

Humpback Whale Inspires New Wind Turbine Design

A new design for wind turbine blades was inspired by a whale and a work of art. T. Goodman at InventorSpot.com reports: “Frank Fish (yes, it’s his real name), whose …

New Retrofit Kit To Make Your Car Into A Hybrid

A former IBM engineer has designed a kit that can transform existing automobiles into hybrids. The kit would place an electric motor inside each wheel so that a majority of …

Roofs That Make Electric Power

  |   July 9, 2009

Roof tops are a huge potential source of power and using solar roof “shingles” show great promise. The Energy Harvesting Journal Reports: A transparent thin film barrier used to protect …

How About A Car That Runs On Air? Really!

  |   July 9, 2009

A car is due out in 2010 that runs on compressed air and can be “refueled” in a few minutes. It goes 50 mph and can cover 90 to 125 …

Elephant Seals Use Robotics To Help Monitor Global Warming

  |   July 8, 2009

They say that creatures often sense things happening to the environment before people. Here Elephant Seals are assisted by robotics — yup — ROBOTICS! CNN Technology Reports: “Elephant seals equipped …

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