Sustainable Engineering News
Satellite maps show hidden geothermal energy sites around the world
A satellite that ran out of fuel two years ago is now giving scientists a huge wealth of data.
New GoSun solar cooker is bigger and better and still absolutely brilliant
I love my GoSun but this larger diameter unit will take it mainstream.
Why kids with ADHD should be allowed to squirm
There's more to helping children with ADHD than just medication and modification; embracing the importance of fidgeting is a good place to start.
Increasing demand for rubber is catastrophic for endangered species
A new study predicts that up to 21 million acres of rubber plantations will be required to meet our growing needs, spelling doom for biodiversity in parts of Southeast Asia.
Photo: Great Blue Heron brings a twig back to the nest
This wonderful shot captures a Great Blue Heron in the process of building its nest.
10 tips to make every day Earth Day
We can do lists too; here are some of the simple things you can do that do not involve spending money and buying stuff.
Eat a beer: ReGrained repurposes spent grain from brewing into granola bars
Only about 10% of the ingredients used to make beer end up in your glass, but the products from ReGrained help to put some of that back on your plate.
Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google for $6 billion in 2013, a new book reveals
History is full of these "what if?" moments. How would the Google-Tesla electric car have been different?
On finally getting my Kickstarter-funded Jorno keyboard, two years late
A tale of a Kickstarter failure, a sort of redemption, and then disillusionment
Apple gives us an environmental responsibility update for Earth Day
Is this Lisa Jackson''s influence on the fruit company?
Infinyte I4: A Purely Electric Catamaran Cruiser
Electric Cars | Future Technology | TransportationWhile solar-power electric hybrid vehicles are a proven success story on the roads, the time is ripe for the appearance of solar-electric watercraft. Already a pontoon boat – Loon – is available in the market. It is solar-electric powered...
Brooklyn Bridge Park: Greenest Destination in New York City
Energy Politics | Environment and Sustainability | Solar PowerNew York City’s Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting even greener with the addition of a solar powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station - the first of its kind in New York City. Brooklyn Bridge Park has already added a number of gr...
Oriental Hornet: Expert Solar Power Harvester
Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDo you know who is the most competent solar power expert, according to a research team from Tel Aviv University? It is the humble common Oriental hornet found in our gardens! Much to the astonishment of the scientists and researchers, ...
New Self-Powered Video Camera Can Work Indefinitely
World's first self-powered video camera, which can convert the incident light from its object into its input power, was invented by a computer scientist, Shree K. Nayar at?Columbia University. The scientists took advantage of the capability of a pixel photodiode to operate both in photoconductive an...
Sudan the Rhinoceros Under Armed Guard, He's the Last Male of His Kind
Fifty-five years ago, it was estimated that more than 2,000 Northern White Rhinoceros roamed the wild. About 15 years after that estimate, Sudan the rhinoceros was born, making him about 40 years old today. By 1984, he was one of barely over a dozen. Today, he is one of only … The post Sudan t...
Peak Oil Review - Apr 20
Weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Russia/Ukraine, The Briefs.
Still, I hope there is some value to reclaiming the old roads and byways of our country.
Peak Oil, Ten or So Years On
This blog began seven years and almost a thousand posts ago, and I thought it a good time to take stock.
Crisis, Opportunity and Climate Austerity in Drought-Stricken California
In the midst of a severe drought, California Gov. Jerry Brown has enacted the state’s first mandatory water cuts.