Turn Vibrations In To Electricity

With the current talk about global warming, and the impact of carbon emissions on our planet, focus is now shifting to green energy, and wind electricity has reigned supreme in this regard. People, organizations, and even governments are investing heavily in coming up with wind turbines to generate the much needed electricity. However, traditionally wind energy has been associated with huge installation costs, expensive turbines, and so forth. In this regard, researchers have come up with the less expensive Vibro wind set up, which uses less space, is not as expensive, and produces much electricity. These Vibro wind panels will work like the solar panels do, where they will be fitted on top of buildings, where they will not only generate electricity, but will also convert even minor wind breezes. Unlike windmills and turbines that need plenty of space for them to be installed, the Vibro wind panels will herald …

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Simple ways to save energy

Energy is a central economic factor for any country and especially for any household in any nation.  Governments consider energy both as an economic impulsion and also as a political factor that can generate the much needed votes for any major election – consider the election of Barrack Obama, the United States President. However, while these governments seek more energy not all of them, in fact a few, consider Ways to save energy. That has always been left to the homeowners and business holders who have more to loose in terms of money if they don’t device simple time tested ways to save energy. It is for such that the simple ways to save energy is given because as earlier said they have more to loose. Monitor the meter They say that it is important to know your enemy before you set out to fight him; the same applies for …

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Beware of the Batteries That You Use!

Have you ever noticed that the batteries are becoming smaller and smaller day after day? Many scientists and researchers have been finding the effective way to shrink the batteries into the smallest size as possible! In this case, Jae Kwon, an assistant professor of Electrical and computer engineering has recently developed a nuclear energy source, which is smaller, lighter and more efficient than the common batteries. Kwon’s described that the new discovered radioisotope battery can provide power density as much as six orders of magnitude higher than chemical batteries. Kwon and his research team members have been cooperated and working on building a small nuclear battery. According to the information, the radioisotope batteries are having the size and thickness of a penny, but it’s powerful enough to power various micro or nanoelectromechanical systems. Even though the nuclear power sources have always been a safety concern, they’ve claimed to be safe, …

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Microfluidic Fuel Cells – The New Power Source for Portable Electronic Devices

Our world is now fulfilling with many portable electric devices. Well, believe it or not, some of the people are too dependable on portable electric devices, such as laptop, MP3 player, iPod and much more that they cannot live their life without them! In this case, Daniel Spencer, the graduated student from University of Southampton on July 17, has just discovered that the microfluidic fuel cells might be able to provide the essential energy to supply continuous power to portable electric devices! Mr. Spencer described that microfluidic cells are known as the best solution to overcome the higher capacity energy storage problem. It can be done by utilizing the chemical bond energy, which is being stored in fuels with high calorific values. It’s possible for the fuel cells to convert chemical energy from a fuel into electric energy. A polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell, one of the simplest devices, …

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Oyster Wave Power Device – The Proud Product from Aquamarine Power

Aquamarine Power, as one of the world leading wave energy technology developers, they’re well known as the best marine energy sites in the UK, Ireland, Europe and worldwide. Allan Thomson and Professor Trevor Whittaker were the two founders of Aquamarine Power in 2005. Recently, the incredible team was overjoyed, when they’ve won the coveted ‘Innovator Award 2009’ for its market leading Oyster wave energy converter at this year’s British Renewable Energy Awards! During the competition, Aquamarine Power was competed against seven other nominees to win the award. Technically, it’s a very tough competition, as it concentrates in the following fields: Innovative features of concept and design, Achievement in meeting original objectives, Proven success of the device, The demonstration of exceptional effort through continuous development and testing. The Oyster wave energy converter is a very high-tech device. It represents the combination of wisdom and environmentally friendly features altogether. By using the …

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The New Battery Revolution is arriving!

Did you know that Alessandro Volta was the man that invented the first battery in 1800? Honestly, if you have the chance to see the first battery, you won’t want it at all, as its size is as huge as a long couch! After years and years of modification, the batteries have rapidly changed, from the bulky and heavy to the powerful and slight forms. Open up your eyes widely, as you’re about to witness the world’s thinnest printable batteries! Yep, the batteries claimed to have a size thinner than a millimeter and lighter than a gram. The more incredible thing is it can be produced through a simple printing process. In the future, you won’t have to rush to the bank for updating your bank statement or doing the money transfer stuffs! With a touch of the EC card and a small integrated display, it shows the TAN number …

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The New Powerful Lithium Battery

 Did you know that over 72% of the people always confused about the differences between Lithium Battery and Lithium-ion battery? Majority of them thought that these two batteries are actually from the same types! First of all, the biggest and most obvious difference between Lithium battery and Lithium-ion battery is Lithium battery are normally disposable battery, while Lithium-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery! Due to the disposable feature, most people think it’s not environmental friendly to use the Lithium battery. However, thanks to the research team from University of Waterloo, they have demonstrated the robust electrochemical performance for a lithium-sulphur battery. Linda Nazar, the team leader of the research team said that this new type of Lithium battery could store and deliver more than three times the power of conventional Lithium-ion batteries! Nazar described that sulphur is one of the cheapest chemical materials. By using the sulphur in …

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