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300 MPH Maglev Train Could Carry Passengers From Washington D.C. To New York in 60 Minutes

300 MPH Maglev Train Could Carry Passengers From Washington D.C. To New York in 60 Minutes

Northeast Maglev (TNEM) just unveiled updated plans for a superconducting maglev train that could rocket passengers from Washington D.C. to New York City in 60 minutes flat. The 300 MPH bullet train would be levitated and propelled by powerful electromagnets, which would reduce friction and allow the train to achieve very high speeds with rapid...

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Underwater Kites Could Harvest 64 Times More Power Than Undersea Turbines

Underwater Kites Could Harvest 64 Times More Power Than Undersea TurbinesKite photo from Shutterstock

How can we generate more power from renewable sources without using massive plots of land for solar and wind farms? Go fly a kite. According to David Olinger, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), tethered underwater kites could be used to generate large amounts of...

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Rock On! Playing Pop and Rock Music Around Solar Cells Improves Efficiency

Rock On! Playing Pop and Rock Music Around Solar Cells Improves Efficiency

New research out of the UK finds that solar cells actually enjoy improved efficiency when exposed to the pounding beats of today’s pop and rock music. According to researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London, the high frequencies and pitch featured in pop and rock music trigger really “good vi...

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Climate Myths: A Guide for the Perplexed

 

Our planet's climate is anything but simple. All kinds of factors influence it, from massive events on the Sun to the growth of microscopic creatures in the oceans, and there are subtle interactions between many of these factors.

So for those who are not sure what to believe, here is our round-up of the most common climate myths and misconceptions.

 

Source: NewScientists, 2007

Financial Markets the Only Hope to Stop Global Warming

The financial markets are humanity’s only hope in the battle against global warming, the world’s top climate expert declared today as he presented the most overwhelming case ever made that humans are responsible for rapidly increasing the Earth’s temperature.

Source: The Independent, 27.9.2013

IPCC Report: Temperature Pause Explained

Atmospheric CO2 levels continue to increase and are nearly 40% higher than the pre-industrial levels.

Source: The Telegraph, 2013

World's First Solar Lamp Post


Take a look at the world's first stand-alone solar lamp post! The new solar-powered Spiritlighting column can harvest electricity during the day to light up the streets at night.


Source: www.inhabitat.com

First 24 Hour Solar Farm in USA

The Solana solar farm located 70 miles south-west of Phoenix, Arizona is the first in the United States to use molten storage technology.

Source: www.inhabitat.com

100% Sun Powered Dragon Stadium in Taiwan


Take a look at the world's first stand-alone solar lamp post! The new solar-powered Spiritlighting column can harvest electricity during the day to light up the streets at night.

Source: www.inhabitat.com