Nuclear Fusion is the process that powers stars, and could provide almost limitless, clean energy if harnessed. The problem is that Fusion requires such high-temperatures that any known container would vapourize immediately to contain the reaction. Physicists have successfully...
Lake Kivu is a deep lake in Rwanda, whose water contains high amounts of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide (from volcanic activity) and methane (produced from deep water bacteria). Engineers have devised a system to remove these three gasses,...
US based Changing World Technologies claims they have perfected a Thermal Depolymerization Process to convert any carbon-based material into water, gas, oil, and minerals. They have experimented with various feedstock including tires, plastic bottles, old computers, cornstocks, sewage...
Okay, this Earth Hour thing is a huge amount of hype! (not necessarily in a bad way) The entire issue of the Saturday Star is all about shutting the lights out, and it seems everyone was talking about...
Forcing water through tiny channels has always been difficult because of an electrical effect that takes place. The surface of the channel becomes electrically charged which hinders the flow of charged ions through the channel. Larry Kostiuk took that...
For us, sitting out on the cottage deck on a Sunday morning with a coffee and a newspaper has been the tradition for three generations. This weekend, we brought our son Jack, the fourth generation, up to the...
At the opening ceremonies of the Green Living Show this morning, I found myself 20 ft away from the scene where David Suzuki got up in Federal Environment Minister John Baird's face for not doing enough to lessen the...
Last week's blackout showed just how dependant we all are on electricity. Local blackouts are common and usually short-lived. But when half the country (and a quarter of the country to the south) goes dark, the things...

Thats a load of ___

In the wake of last week's massive blackout that darkened 6 US States plus Ontario, electricity users throughout the region are being asked to cut their power usage until the grid can come back up to full capacity to...

Power Woes Continue

Two weeks after the massive blackout darkened most of northeast US and Ontario, another large blackout has hit on the other side of the Atlantic. Large areas of London, England are out of power at the moment, stranding...
This afternoon, as I was walking to my car in Downtown Toronto, I walked in front of an old Dodge Caravan waiting to pull out of a parking lot. At that moment, I had the oddest flashback to...

Spray-on Solar Cells

A new plastic solar cell can capture both visible and infrared light and convert it to energy, allowing it to work effectively even on a cloudy day. This plastic polymer can be sprayed like a paint, or woven into clothing....

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