CETO system, Carnegie - Australia uses oceanic wave to generate clean electricity and desalinate water

CETO system: Using oceanic wave to generate clean electricity and desalinate water

Australia-based Carnegie Wave Energy Limited installed its CETO technology system off the coast of Garden Island in Western Australia in late 2014 to use oceanic wave to generate zero-emission electricity while desalinating oceanic water simultaneously. Named after a Greek sea goddess, the CETO system is a technology for harnessing wave energy. It is different from other waver […]

Moth eye-inspired nanotextured decoupled graphene

Moth eye-inspired nanotextured decoupled graphene

Moths have eyes that have evolved to absorb the maximum amount of light and thereby see even in the dimmest conditions. Researchers from the Advanced Technology Institute of the University of Surrey have taken design cues from moth eyes to develop a nanotextured decoupled graphene—a new material that could power future smart technologies. Graphene is […]

Using human urine as fertiliser for agriculture

Human urine as fertiliser for agriculture

Human urine usually goes in septic tanks before ending in costly water treatment facilities. Americans produce 30 billion of urine annually and a person typically uses 400 gallons of drinkable water a year to flush urine away. Seems like even urine leaves an ecological footprint. Several experts and studies have made an interesting suggestion to tackle the environmental impact […]

Electronic plants, Scientists have fused electronics and roses

E-plants: Scientists have fused electronics and roses

For the first time, scientists from Linköping University in Sweden have successfully created analogue and digital electronic circuits inside living plants, particularly by using the vascular system of living roses to fuse and grow the central components of electronic circuits. This essentially means fusing electronics and roses. The particular electrical components fused into roses include […]

4 practical and helpful uses for drone technology

4 practical and helpful uses for drone technology

Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones have crossed the parameters of military application. The commercialisation of drone technology has resulted in better accessibility while also stirring novel applications that are practical and helpful. Through drones, individuals and organisations are capitalising on technology to accomplish tasks more effectively and efficiently. Here are the 4 practical and helpful […]

Smart parking from Siemens parking management solution

Smart parking: Siemens parking management solution

Finding parking spots can be exasperating for big city drivers. In European inner-cities for examples, vehicles looking for parking spaces account for as much as 40 percent of traffic. Siemens AG has nonetheless come up with a solution using a radar system to tell drivers via their smartphones where to look for a free parking […]

Voltaic Systems, The ‘sun-powered’ company, solar backpack

Voltaic Systems: The ‘sun-powered’ company

The future is bright at Voltaic Systems. When company founder Shayne McQuade drained his phone battery while in the middle of Spain, he appreciated the convenience and importance of having a portable solar-powered charger, especially in this age of digital information and wireless communication. Although he had a solar charger in his bag, carrying them […]

iBackPack, The next generation backpack

iBackPack: The next generation backpack

The backpack has become smarter and more useful. When the creative company DayBreak Design, Inc. decided to explore uncharted territories, team members have come up with an interesting project that geared away from their usual graphic design and web development chores—the iBackPack. Equipped with a powerful battery system, the iBackPack does more than carrying your […]

Offshore wind power gains momentum

Offshore wind power gains momentum

With a considerable energy generation potential coupled with positive environmental and economic impacts, offshore wind power is currently at the centre stage of renewable energy initiatives and energy discourse. Europe currently has 55 offshore wind farms across 10 countries that are capable of generating enough electricity to power 5 million households. China generates 565 MW […]

4D printing is unfolding and it would produce Transformer-like materials

4D printing could mean Transformer-like materials

It appears 3D printing is starting to become an outmoded technology despite the fact that it is still on the process of achieving widespread industrial application and consumer popularity. Researchers at the ARC Centre for Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong are rallying to kick start the next revolution in additive […]

LucidPipe Power System - Generating clean electricity from turbines installed in water pipes

LucidPipe Power System: Generating clean electricity from turbines installed in water pipes

An efficient network of pipelines is an indicator of urban development. But there is more to this primary public utility than delivering freshwater to residential and commercial establishments. After all, moving water has potential for producing energy. Portland based energy technology company Lucid Energy, Inc. has designed and implemented the LucidPipe Power System for harnessing […]

Honeywell, OneWeb partner to offer inflight Internet via satellite

Honeywell, OneWeb partner to offer inflight Internet via satellite

Multinational conglomerate Honeywell International Inc. has entered a memorandum of understanding with startup OneWeb Ltd. to bolster the latter’s efforts of bringing inflight Internet access via satellite for commercial and military aviation. Under the agreement, Honeywell will provide aircraft equipment and airtime services that would further expand the vision of OneWeb of providing high-speed space-based […]

Harvard researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

Harvard researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

A team of researchers at Harvard University has tweaked bacteria and reengineered an artificial leaf to turn sunlight into the liquid fuel isopropanol. Photosynthetic species including plants and algae have long harnessed sunlight as their direct source of energy. In an attempt to promote clean and renewable energy, humans have also invented photovoltaic cells capable […]

SolarPuff, An off-grid lighting solution that could change lives

SolarPuff: An off-grid lighting solution that could change lives

The fact remains that a considerable part of the globe remains engulfed in darkness due to limited access to electricity. However, engineers at New York based Solight Design have come up with a solution through SolarPuff, a solar powered LED lantern with a foldable pop-up box. According to the 2014 World Energy Outlook of the […]

WorldPenScan X is a digital pen for scanning and translating texts

WorldPenScan X: Digital pen for scanning and translating texts

With WorldPenScan X, there is no need to worry about jotting down a lengthy book excerpt or finding someone to translate a document for you. Manufactured by California-based PenPower, Inc., the WorldPenScan X is a digital pen that connects to iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac OS devices to digitise and subsequently scan and translate text […]

Meet iCamPRO FHD, the best and first home security robot for tracking intruder

iCamPRO FHD: home security robot for tracking intruder

During the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show held in Las Vegas, Dutch-based security robot company Amaryllo International received an award for its iCamPRO FHD. This device is a domestic robotic camera for searching and tracking movements in real-time, even in darkness. While tracking robots and devices have been available in the market, Amaryllo is the first […]

Carlsberg will soon serve beers in cardboard bottles

Carlsberg will soon serve beers in cardboard bottles

During the Wasteland Supply panel discussion at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Danish brewing company Carlsberg has announced its ongoing project that will eventually lead to consumers buying and downing beers in cardboard bottles. The company has initiated a three-year project that also involves partnering with packaging company EcoXpac, Innovation Fund Denmark, and […]