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The World's Most Interesting Wind Energy Turbines
Energy & Environment

The World's Most Interesting Wind Energy Turbines

Wind power remains one of the fastest growing energy sources in the world, rivaled only by solar power. Utilizing big turbines designed for high-efficiency power conversion, wind farms convert a mild breeze into actual electrical power for your home. What are the most interesting wind energy turbines in the world?

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Energy & Environment

Solar Vapour Generator - Using Bubble Wrap!

September 17, 2016When you look at bubble wrap, what do you see? Several lost minutes of satisfying popping? In combination with a clever porous material, this everyday item can generate steam from ambient sunlight! Image source: MIT - Jeremy Cho Called a solar vapour generator, a new device is able to convert 20 of the available sunlight to steam.
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Energy & Environment

The Tesla Coil: The Holy Grail of Electricity Transmission

September 15, 2016The Tesla Coil. The near-tangible dream of an engineering visionary. Image source: TeslasAutobiography.com Ah, Tesla. How your inventions have inspired us. Your work ethic, your passion for your craft; how we all wish we& 39;d lived near you as kids, so we could sneak a glimpse of you at work, creating a future you& 39;d never see.
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Canada to Charge Provinces Based on Carbon Emissions

September 29, 2016 Image Source: Wikipedia Canada recently announced that by the end of October any of the provinces who do not adequately address carbon emissions will be faced with a carbon tax.Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna recently announced that all provinces which do not adequately address carbon emission regulations will be faced with a carbon tax in an effort to reduce Canadian carbon emissions.
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Engineers Develop Wind Turbines to Harness the Power of Typhoons

Japan& 39;s growing energy concerns have led engineers to develop wind turbines which can advantage of the massive winds produced during typhoonsSeptember 30, 2016Japanese engineers developed an incredibly rugged wind turbine which is capable of harnessing the immense powers of typhoons.Atsushi Shimizu, an engineer of the project is developing a wind turbine which takes advantage of the Magnus effect to safely harness the power of the gale force winds produced in a typhoon.
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Energy & Environment

Will the 'Indiana Jones' Shark Make a Comeback?

By Shelby RogersOctober 04, 2016 Image Courtesy of Discover Magazine The whipping tail of the & 34;Indiana Jones& 34; shark could be swimming in larger numbers soon.Today, panelists at the Convention on International Trade in Endagered Species gave the Thresher shark heightened protection. If countries wish to continue trading thresher fins, they now have to prove the sustainability of their fishing.
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New Study Says Ocean Pollution is Worse Than We Thought

By Shelby RogersOctober 04, 2016 Image Courtesy of The Ocean Cleanup An estimated 14 billion pounds of trash pollutes the oceans each year.Dutch conservation group The Ocean Cleanup recently flew over the & 39;Great Pacific Garbage Patch.& 39; This area lies between Hawaii and California, getting its name from the high concentration of plastic floating there.
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Energy & Environment

The Mystery of Blue Lava and the Kawah Ijen Volcano

Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen volcano spews out blue lava thanks to its incredibly high levels of sulfur. But the beautiful phenomenon also reveals a dark secret.By Jessica MileyJanuary 24, 2018Volcanoes are the center of folklore and myth wherever they exist. These fiery mountains prone to unexpectedly erupting in cascades of lava and ash have inspired and frightened humans for centuries.
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Will Morocco Solar Farm Soon Power Europe?

For centuries, Morocco has inspired travelers with its vitality and gripping history. From dazzling coastlines to the breathtaking Sahara, the Kingdom of Morocco huddles a remarkable variety of adventures into its corner of North Africa. Now, Morocco will inspire the future generation with its world’s biggest solar power plants, which will be set up in the world’s largest hot desert, the Sahara.
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Energy & Environment

These Gleaming Crystals Offer New Water Purification

When high levels of heavy metals were found in drinking water in Flint, Mich., and Newark, N.J., a science team came forward with a new powerful tool, glowing Crystals, in cleaning up contaminated water sources. The gleaming crystals are known as Luminescent Metal-Organic Frameworks (LMOFs) which function like a miniature, and reusable sensors, that trap the heavy metals.
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Energy & Environment

The World's Most Interesting Wind Energy Turbines

Wind power remains one of the fastest growing energy sources in the world, rivaled only by solar power. Utilizing big turbines designed for high-efficiency power conversion, wind farms convert a mild breeze into actual electrical power for your home. What are the most interesting wind energy turbines in the world?
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Energy & Environment

Japan's Engineering Solutions for Future Tsunami Events

Tsunami, or & 34;Harbour Wave,& 34; in Japanese, is also referred to (more descriptively), as a seismic sea wave. Tsunami defense is an ongoing battle for the Japanese, so let& 39;s take a peek at Japan& 39;s engineering solutions to future tsunamis.Japan& 39;s location on the ring of fire, a geologically riotous area of the world, led to a long history of volcanism, earthquakes and tsunamis.
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Covão do Conchos Spillway Looks Like A Portal To A Parallel Universe

Covão do Conchos Spillway is not a natural phenomenon. It is a construction that diverts water from Ribeira das Naves to Lagoa Comprida.January 13, 2017One can& 39;t help but be mesmerized by the Covão do Conchos, a spillway in the middle of a tranquil Portuguese lake.A spillway is a drainage channel within a dam that is used to provide a safe release of floodwater to a downstream area.
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Highway 93 in Nevada Holds More Than 40 Wildlife Crossings

January 15, 2017While destroying nature every minute, humankind also wants to pay back animals that have to cross highways by building wildlife crossings to keep them safer.Civilization is relentlessly progressing, hence shaping the world. But on the other hand, everything that human race have built and continue building is actually taking away something from nature, wildlife and Earth itself.
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10 Amazing Tips for Building Energy Efficient Homes

Energy efficiency isn& 39;t just a buzz word; it should be a key consideration for building any home. It is possible to have a more comfortable and efficient living space with the touch of simple elements of design. Energy costs are rising and will increase in future decades. Well, with integrated plans, building owners can save a lot over the lifetime of finished constructions.
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Energy & Environment

How Does Nuclear Waste Get Shipped ?

Radioactive MaterialRadioactive materials are some of the most volatile compounds on the face of the planet. Yet with the right technology, even a train cannot penetrate the impressive shields that safeguard them from any danger on the road, track, or sea. Through decades of refined engineering, scientists developed mechanically robust nuclear transportation flasks.
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Energy & Environment

Top 10 Performing Countries for Solar Energy

Have you ever wondered what the top 10 performing countries for solar energy are? Well, my friend, you& 39;ve come to the right place. According to data collected by the International Energy Agency (IEA) for 2015 (2016 data is yet to be published) the global total cumulative PV installation is a whopping 227 GW worldwide.
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Energy & Environment

Google's New Sun Map Shows Which Roofs in US Have Solar Potential

By Shelby RogersMarch 19, 2017Ever wonder if the benefits of installing solar panels will outweigh the costs? Curious as to how much solar exposure those panels would even get on your roof? Google& 39;s latest sun map looks to answer those exact questions for solar proponents. Image Source: Google The endeavor comes as a part of Google& 39;s commitment to renewable energy.
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