This glass sphere might revolutionize solar power on Earth. German architect André Broessel, of Rawlemon, has created a spherical sun-tracking solar energy-generating globe — essentially a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame.
Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear
Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclearA surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the ‘wind lens’ could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created low-density, super-strong aerogels made of carbon nanotubes that could be key to cleaning up oil spills. The new material is lighter than air but can absorb 900 times its own weight.
Production of the Royal Navy's Astute class of nuclear-powered submarine is in full swing in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, with the first two of seven boats launched and two more taking shape. Have a look at the attack submarines, named Ambush, Artful and Audacious, being built by BAE Systems.
World’s second largest offshore wind farm opens off coast of Wales. At full power, Gwynt y Môr’s 160 turbines generate a 576MW of low carbon electricity which is enough power for more than 400,000 UK homes and the same as powering a third of all the households in Wales.
Bladeless wind turbine produces energy with no moving parts
EWICON bladeless wind turbine generates electricity using charged water droplets. Dutch researchers have developed the EWICON, a bladeless windmill with no moving parts that produces electricity by pushing charged water droplets into the wind