Posted on April 25, 2016 by Boulderdash
Six years after the last incandescent light bulb factory in the U.S. shut down due to strict new federal energy conservation standards, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a technological breakthrough that could make incandescent bulbs twice as energy-efficient as their replacements.
MIT researchers discovered that by wrapping the filament of an incandescent bulb with a “photonic crystal,” they could “recycle” the energy that was typically lost as heat to create more light.
The new technique “makes a dramatic difference in how efficiently the system converts electricity into light,” said the research team led by MIT professors Marin Soljačić, John Joannopoulos and Gang Chen.
Their results were published online in the January edition of the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
“The heat just keeps bouncing back in toward the filament until it finally ends up as visible light,” MIT post-doctoral researcher Ognjen Ilic explained. “It reduces the energy that would otherwise be wasted.”
Source: Scientists Build a Better Incandescent Light Bulb… Six Years After Last US Factory Closes
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Posted on January 10, 2016 by Boulderdash
Vic Bishop, Staff
Wave energy technology has finally proved its feasibility to provide renewable, clean energy on a mass scale.
The Perth Wave Energy Project has demonstrated that the CETO 5 wave energy generators, developed by Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, are capable of using the movement of the ocean to provide electricity to a naval base near Garden Island in Western Australia. The site is the first commercial ocean wave energy installation. It has channeled zero-emissions energy from three CETO 5 units into a functioning power grid for 14000 cumulative hours.
via Australia First to Receive Electricity Using Zero-emission Wave Energy Generators : Waking Times.
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Posted on September 12, 2015 by Boulderdash
By Paul A PhilipsGuest writer, ZenGardner.com The world is steeped in poverty with precious little in the way of humanitarian advancement because the Luciferian ruling elite have suppressed a number of technologies that could have changed the world and created a utopia.Attempting to bring their innovations to the world at large the brilliant inventors of these technologies were given a hard time by the big boys of the ruling elite’s establishment. Some were murdered for profit…-So without further ado here are some of those technologies. Here are 7 suppressed inventions that could have changed the world with the circumstances surrounding the inventors.
Source: 7 Suppressed Inventions That Would Have Changed the World – Zen Gardner
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Posted on August 24, 2015 by Boulderdash
Completed in Pennington, NJ in 2015 by Mike Strizki, this is the first commercially produced fully-permitted, solar-hydrogen, off-grid residence. It is now practical for the average consumer. You no longer have to be rich or be an engineer! Anyone can now have their own house converted.
40kw Solar installation
20kw Backup power
Electrolyzer to generate hydrogen
Hydrogen fuel cell
Accepted by local residential building regulations
This newly functioning solar-hydrogen home provides power for all of the amenities required in a typical, modern home, such as a full kitchen, laundry, bathrooms, hot tub, and multimedia home entertainment systems. The home was designed to allow for expansion of an electric and/or hydrogen refueling station, which will be installed later this year.
via The First Consumer Hydrogen House – Hydrogen House Project.
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Posted on April 17, 2015 by Boulderdash
Posted on January 7, 2015 by Boulderdash
2014 was a record year for wind power in Denmark.
According to year-end numbers from Energinet.dk, 39 percent of all electricity used in Denmark last year was produced by wind power. The 2014 totals dipped slightly from the 41.2 percent of electricity generated by wind through the year’s first six months, but the climate minister said Denmark is still well on its way to achieving its energy goals.
“We will definitely hit our 2020 goals. We have set a one-of-a-kind world record. And it shows that we can reach our ultimate goal, namely to stop global warming,” Climate Minister Rasmus Helveg Petersen told broadcaster DR.
The Danish government has set the goal of having half of all electricity produced by wind power by 2020.
via Denmark sets new world record in renewable energy production by covering 39% of the country’s total electricity consumption in 2014 through wind power. – Orrazz.
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Posted on December 2, 2014 by Boulderdash
There is as yet no method to mimic Jesus Christ and turn water into wine, but German chemical engineers have proved they can perform miracles of alchemy. They are now finalizing the assembly of a rig that changes water into gasoline.
The German company says it has developed an engineering installation capable of synthesizing petroleum-based fuels from water and carbon dioxide. The ‘power-to-liquid’ rig converts gases extracted from water into liquid hydrocarbon fuels.
“I would call it a miracle because it completely changes the way we are producing fuels for cars, planes and also the chemical industry,” Nils Aldag, Chief Financial Officer and co-founder of Sunfire GmbH told RT’s Ruptly video agency.
The Dresden-based company expects the technology to have a big impact on the future fuel market.
via German-made ‘miracle’ machine turns water into gasoline.
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