davewallis

22 Flips | 3 Magazines | 43 Likes | 3 Following | @davewallis | Keep up with davewallis on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “davewallis”

Germany Gets Free Power for Christmas as Wind Power Set to Surge

The price of power for delivery on Christmas Day in Germany turned negative as a surge in wind generation is forecast to boost supply.<p>Prices may be …

Guess which ‘flop’ sold twice as well as the iPhone in its first year

In 2007 Apple launched the iPhone, a product that would forever change the cell phone industry. It would set the bar by which all other phones were …

Las Vegas casinos seek to power their bright lights with renewable energy

Ambitious plans by MGM Resorts, Wynn, and Las Vegas Sands are overshadowed by an ongoing battle with regulators and the state’s biggest utility<p>The glittering Las Vegas strip is not an obvious model for energy conservation.<p>Yet hidden above the glowing Eiffel Tower, neon resort awnings and a black …

Avoid despair and 'resignation' in the face of drug violence, pope urges in Michoacan

Alma Martinez got a call last year that made her whole body go cold. Her mom's voice sounded shaky and harsh: "They have him," she said, referring to Martinez's uncle.<p>"But who has him?" Martinez asked. "Los narcos," her mother said. The narco traffickers.<p>Martinez, 17, traveled miles Tuesday to see …

How To Build Your Own Solar Power Generator For Under $150

New solar 'cloth' to turn UK rooftops into batteries

A flexible photovoltaic fabric, which can even be used as yacht sails to harvest the sun's rays, is finally ready after 10 years of development<p>A new flexible solar “cloth” could soon be coming to a roof near you.<p>The Solar Cloth Company is seeking investors to help its lightweight photovoltaic …

New Technology Could Boost Solar Cell Efficiency By 30 Percent

Scientists looking to boost the efficiency of solar panels are taking a fresh look at an exotic physics phenomenon first observed nearly 50 years ago …

Solar panels improved with Blu-ray tech, won't play 'Pacific Rim'

On paper, collecting the sun's energy is a pretty great idea -- but most solar panels suffer from relatively low photovoltaic efficiency. On average, most panels will collect less than 20-percent of the light that hits it. Can we do better? Absolutely: but we'll need more Blu-ray discs. According …

Super efficient perovskites are dazzling solar cell researchers

There’s a lot of excitement about a class of materials called perovskites that promise to deliver efficient and cheap solar cells. Watching progress …

Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries

A recently discovered form of carbon graphite – the material in pencil lead – has turned out to have a completely unexpected property which could …

Stockimo

Would it surprise you to learn that your iPhone photos might have a commercial value? As smart-phones get smarter and smartphone photographers get …

QuickPlan Pro app review: an organizational tool

Introduction<p>If project planning, management, and scheduling are things you deal with on a regular basis then you understand how important it is to …

Project Management

How to use Manage It - Evernote Integration

If you already use Evernote to manage your notes, Manage It makes it easy for you to manage your Evernote notes on any device. A few of the things …

Drinking From Water Bottles Can Cause Premature Wrinkles, Experts Warn

Photo by Shutterstock<p>Did you ever think that drinking water can cause wrinkles? Experts are issuing a warning that drinking from water bottles could …

eGallons: How much does it cost to drive on electricity compared to gasoline? It might be less than you think... http://www.treehugger.com/cars/egallons-how-much-does-it-cost-drive-electricity-compared-gasoline.html

SheerWind's INVELOX Wind Turbine Can Generate 600% More Energy Than Conventional Turbines

US-based wind energy company SheerWind just unveiled the INVELOX – a tunnel-based wind turbine that can produce up to 600% more power than …

How to Turn Off Phone Calls on the iPhone but Keep Data & iMessage

Ever wished you could turn off the phone call portion of your iPhone, while still retaining the ability to use data, access the internet, even send …

Loop.pH's Algae Curtain-a Is a Living Photosynthesizing Textile Installation That Provides Bio-Fuel

The Algae Curtain-a is living photosynthesising textile installation that was developed as part of the Energy Futures Project by studio Loop.pH in …

Storing Renewable Energy In Hydrogen Could Help Stabilize Output, Researchers Find

<b>From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick:</b><p>Solar energy is virtually limitless, generates no planet-warming greenhouse gases — and is useless between sunset and sunrise. Wind energy is also plentiful and emits no carbon, and it can be harvested day or night, but not when the air is calm.<p>A discovery …