Recent inventions and innovative concepts in the field of alternative energy and green technology. How can we make the world better by turning to renewable sources of energy?

The First Wave Energy Converters for Latin America

In the state of Ceara, which is in the northeastern part of Brasil is one of the first wave energy converters for Latin America. This 2012 project features a land secured system that reaches into the ocean and harvests the motion of the waves, converting the kinetic energy into clean electricity. The project was done by the submarine laboratory at Coppe , developed…

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IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X

A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) or, in simple words, a solar collector. It is a system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge. The process of trapping the sunlight produces water that can be…

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How Will the World Change by 2025?

Having analyzed huge volumes of data regarding the scientific studies and patent applications, the company Thomson Reuters, a child agency of Reuters, came up with a list of ten innovations that promise a dramatic world change by 2025. Intellectual Property and Science Department of the company initially identified ten areas of scientific research which are most often referred to in the scientific literature.…

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Teens Create A Way To Use Urine As Fuel

Here’s some news from Africa that will be of interest to all of the people waiting in line for gas to use in their generators after Hurricane Sandy. Four teenage girls figured out a way to use a liter of urine as fuel to get six hours of electricity from their generator. Fourteen-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello…

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