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Is Industrial Hemp the Ultimate Energy Crop?

Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting …

Solar Energy Was America's Sole New Power Source in October

Get ready for a photovoltaic building boom.<p>In October, power plants generating 530 megawatts of electricity came online in the United States. And every single electron put on the grid came from the sun, according to a report released today.<p>It’s possible to make too much of the fact that solar …

Invention Awards 2014: A Cryogenic Engine Powered By Heat

Chilling the need for diesel-powered refrigeration<p>Right now, as many as 250,000 semi-trucks are hauling refrigerated trailers full of frozen foods, fresh vegetables, and other perishable goods along U.S. roads. Yet such vehicles burn about 25 percent more fuel than unrefrigerated trucks.<p>At fault is …

Fukushima Announces Plan to Go 100% Renewable Following Nuclear Disaster

Even though it goes against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s agenda to reboot nuclear power throughout Japan, the province of Fukushima has pledged to go …

Germany's Energy Goes Kaput, Threatening Economic Stability

If you want to do something big, you have to start small; and German innovation is well known around the world. Yet when it comes to energy policy, the country looks to have placed the cart before the horse. Germany has led much of Europe with ‘Energiewende’ or the renewable energy transition. …

A new way to clean (and reuse) the waste water that comes from dirty industries

A startup called Axine Water Technologies has developed a new low-cost way to clean the waste water created by industries like oil and gas …

An Illustrated Guide to F1’s Radical New Engine

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 01.23.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p><i>The Polity</i> …

Taiwan Navy Launches New Stealth Boat

Can it sink aircraft carriers?<p>Delivered last Friday, Taiwan’s new twin-hulled Tuo Jiang weighs 551 tons, carries 41 crewmembers, and is designed specifically to destroy aircraft carriers. Classified as a “missile corvette,” it’s the Republic of China’s answer to the People’s Republic Of China's …

Kaplan Turbine

Kaplan turbine is from the reaction turbine categories of hydraulic turbine and name after its inventor Viktor Kaplan. It was the first hydraulic …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Norway has fallen in love with electric cars – but the affair is coming to an end

Norway's traffic jams are becoming the cleanest and quietest in the world due to a flood of drivers buying electric cars which now power around the country's cities on hydro-electricity, competing for free charging points.<p>For three months at the end of 2013, the luxury electric sports car the Tesla …

Tesla Model S Worth More Used Than New

Taking stock of how well assorted electric cars hold their value, the statisticians at the used-vehicle website iSeeCars.com came up with a doozy of an observation: A used Tesla Model S can command more in the used market than a brand new one off a dealer’s showroom floor. A lot more.<p>Based on a …