Archive for January, 2009

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

This is a story of how Cubans, who were an educated nation of doctor and engineers, stood up against all odds and survived gracefully. people believed that sharing what little they DID have (food, land, resources) with each other was more important and for the greater good than hoarding it for themselves. Also the government was very encouraging, and allowed all unused urban land to be turned into incredibly productive gardens.

Breaking News: Aero EV runs 320 km per charge, Recharges in 10 Minute

Breaking News: Aero EV runs 320 km per charge, Recharges in 10 Minute

Ultimate Aero EV 110 ? to be exact. According to its developers, Ultimate Aero EV cars use lithium-ion batteries that can be charged from an external power source with variable voltage of 110 V.

Amazing thing is that a full charge takes no more than 10 minutes. This car is a special configuration of original Aero EV series and it is fitted with with two engines that enable it to rev at 1200 HP. Shelby the developer company of this car has revealed that this car is so energy efficient that it can travel up to 320 km on a single charge.

Global Warming: Seasons Now Arrive 2 Days Earlier

Global Warming: Seasons Now Arrive 2 Days Earlier

Not only has the average global temperature increased in the past 50 years, but the hottest day of the year has shifted nearly two days earlier, according to a new study by scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University. Just as human-generated greenhouse gases appear to the be the cause of global warming, human activity may also be the cause of the shift in the cycle of seasons, according to Alexander R. Stine, a graduate student in UC Berkeley’s Department of Earth and Planetary Science and first author of the report.

Urine Powered Batteries. Are You Serious?

Urine Powered Batteries. Are You Serious?

So, your little gadget just ran out of juice. You live in a wilderness and there is no shop around for 20 square miles. You don

Water Powered Calculators Are Not Green At All

Water Powered Calculators Are Not Green At All

The other day I came across an article containing list of water powered calculators from around the world. they guy went to a great length in researching all the available product and made a decent list. My attention was specifically drawn towards how these so called green batteries work. I was disappointed to know that these products like clocks and calculators, that are being marketed as water powered devices are not in fact water powered and also they are not as green as they claim to be.

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