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Micro hydro generator

Micro Hydro Generator - Water Baby<p>Last update: 15 June 2006<p>The Water Baby micro hydro turbine is part of a hybrid 12Volt power system, providing …

Washing Machines

Micro Hydro Power – Pros and Cons

Small-scale micro hydro power is both an efficient and reliable form of energy, most of the time. However, there are certain disadvantages that …

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hydropower

10. Hydropower is one of the oldest power sources on the planet, generating power when flowing water spins a wheel or turbine. It was used by farmers …

Tentsile goes solo with new UNA tree tent

We've watched Tentsile grow from a single-product start-up to a global authority in tree camping offering a full line of tree tents and accessories. …

Making Hydroelectric Turbines - Renewable Energy

Seventeen years ago, Dan New's father started making hydroelectric turbines near Deming, Washington. "He was just fascinated with falling water," …

Zero-Carbon Waterwheel Washing Machine is Completely Powered by Flowing Water

A team of Chinese designers has developed a brilliant Waterwheel washing machine that combines the mechanism of modern spinning washing machines with …

The wind turbine that looks like a tree

Tapping into the small, turbulent currents of air that blow around cities, a new French invention called the wind tree could bring wind power to …

89 Year Old Man Develops Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine

• Home<br>• ><br>• Energy<br>• ><br>• 89 Year Old Man Develops Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: Energy<p>The potential damage to bird and bat …

The Üo Wants to Be Your Next Generation Scooter

Like a Segway but it feels like you're floating.<p>When it comes to personal transportation, the bike reigns supreme. Things like "hoverboards" and Segways have tried to dethrone the two-wheeled wonder, and so far haven't even come close. But German electrical engineer Olaf Winkler wants to where …

This Brilliantly Weird Design Is the First New Rotary Transmission Since the 1960s

The mesmerizing new design from SRI could have applications in robotics.<p>It's not every day that you can come up with an improvement on a tech that's remained mostly unchanged for the better part of a half a century, but that is what the folks at the research institute SRI International appear to …

Roof-top tent greets changing seasons with changing fabric

The first time I came across a roof-top tent a few years ago, I thought, "What is that amazing, new contraption and where in the world do I get one?" …

Folding turbine makes smartphone charging in the wild a breeze

The idea for the Micro Wind Turbine came about in March this year as a result of Ferber finding that his smartphone would routinely lose charge on …

A History Of Solar Cells: How Technology Has Evolved

Though solar power as we know it is no more than 60 years old, the discoveries that led to the solar cell began nearly 200 years ago. These …

Turn Your Rotary Tool Into a Tiny Lathe

Build a horizontal stand for your Dremel and start turning miniature model pieces.<p>Mini-lathes are designed to turn bowls, table legs, and posts, but they are much too large for turning very small wood pieces. The YouTuber Scrap Wood City didn't let that stop him, though. He built his own small …

What's Really the Best the Way to Take Down a Drone?

Don't do this. It's almost always illegal. Still…<p>The anti-drone solution du jour is a net-shooting bazooka. The British company OpenWorks Engineering recently unveiled its SkyWall 100, which it claims can blast an unfurling net around a drone 100 meters (328 feet) away.<p>As cool as it looks, you have …

22 Amazing Renewable Energy Projects That Pave The Way to a Cleaner Future

There’s a growing demand for greener, safer renewable energy sources. Sun, wind, water, biomass, waves and tides, and the heat of the soil, all …

Wind Power

Phone-charging hydroelectric plant fits in your backpack

About two years ago, Seoul-based company Enomad made news when it put mobile phone charging stations along the manmade Cheonggyecheon River that runs …

Comparing power generation options

A Canadian study based on life-cycle assessments sheds light on how different power generation options and electricity mixes compare in terms of …

Greenpeace International

Our planet, our home<p>Calling all planet lovers<p>Our problems are interconnected. So are the solutions. There is no one single way to 'save the planet'. …

SkySaver offers escape from a burning high-rise

Being trapped on an upper floor of a burning high-rise is the stuff of nightmares, but a product called SkySaver offers a last-resort means of …

12 Robots That Are Actually Useful

From bug-like massagers and personal assistants to gutter cleaners, snow blowers and grass mowers<p>Last week, the so-called "emotion-reading" robot Pepper, made by Softbank, went on sale in Japan and sold out in 60 seconds. Cool, but useful? Not unless you're very lonely. But it was a new leap in …

Hybrid road sweeper keeps air cleaner, too

Empa, ETH Zürich and Bucher Municipal have developed a hybrid-electric powertrain for road sweepers that's said to consume half the energy of …

What are the Different Types of Renewable Energy?

Renewable energy is becoming an increasingly important issue in today’s world. In addition to the rising cost of fossil fuels and the threat of …

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Behind every product is a product, almost invariably a computer-aided design (CAD) software package known as Solidworks. If you are a designer and want to draft a belt buckle for a new handbag, you have to use this software to carefully extrude the metal contours so that it is ready for …

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