Electric boats and trucks in national parks

We’re now in Chobe National Park Botswana Africa and are pleased that the Chobe Game Lodge, where we’re staying, uses electric boats for river cruising. They are powered by batteries overnight and use solar energy from panels on the roof as backup power. This means the boats are quieter and respect the surrounding wildlife and environment. They also use electric safari trucks for the same reason.

Continue reading →

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (8 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5)
Loading...

Controlling a drone by looking where you want it to move

Controlling a drone by looking where you want it to move

GUTE-URLS

Wordpress is loading infos from youtu

Please wait for API server guteurls.de to collect data from
youtu.be/brF6TDqu1ec

urlpreviewbox url= “https://youtu.be/brF6TDqu1ec”

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 votes, average: 4.83 out of 5)
Loading...

A new way to turn sunlight into fuel

Researchers from St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, have discovered a new way to utilize energy from the sun and turn it into fuel that could directly compete with fossil fuels. The researchers used semi-artificial photosynthesis to explore new ways to produce and store solar energy. They used natural sunlight to separate hydrogen and oxygen. This research could revolutionize the way we are currently utilizing the sun for renewable energy production. Their method was able to absorb even more solar light than the natural process of photosynthesis. https://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/09/12/scientists-discover-a-new-efficient-way-to-turn-sunlight-into-fuel/

Continue reading →

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

The world’s first floating nuclear power plant

Nuclear-powered submarines, aircraft carriers and even icebreakers have been in operation for over 50 years now with a remarkable success rate. Russia is further commercialising that technology by building a fleet of floating nuclear power plants that will provide electricity to remote areas where building a permanent reactor is either too expensive or too dangerous. It launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant in April this year. Other countries have floated the idea —namely China and the US. Construction on the Russian floating power plant first began in 2007, but hit many snags along the way. Rosatom plans to begin building a second floating power plant next year. https://gizmodo.com/russias-floating-nuclear-power-plant-has-hit-the-sea-1825650002/amp

Continue reading →

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

A new type of low cost solar energy

An Australian physicist at the University of Newcastle is leading a push to pioneer a new type of low-cost solar energy that could make signing up for energy accounts as straightforward as taking up a mobile phone plan. Less than one millimetre thick and held down with double-sided sticky tape, the panels are similar in texture to a potato chip packet and can be produced for less than $10 per square metre. Work has now begun on a 200 square-metre installation – the first commercial application of its kind in Australia and possibly the world. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/31/low-cost-printable-solar-panels-offer-ray-of-hope-amid-energy-gridlock

Continue reading →

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 votes, average: 4.83 out of 5)
Loading...

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

More adaptable roads

The Dynamic Street, an installation in Toronto, features a series of hexagonal modular pavers which can be picked up and replaced to swiftly change the function of the road without creating disruptions on the street. The project uses the different patterns that can be created on the hexagonal grid as well as the integration of lights into individual pavers. Each paver can also potentially host a plug and play element – that is, vertical structures such as poles, bollards or even basketball hoops.   Imagine a city street, nestled between buildings with mostly foot and bicycle traffic. During the morning and evening hours, there might be a steady stream of commuters heading to work. In the middle of the day and the evening, families might use the street as a play space. And on the weekend, the street could be cleared for a party or a basketball game.   https://www.curbed.com/2018/8/6/17654122/carlo-ratti-sidewalk-labs-dynamic-street

Continue reading →

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 votes, average: 4.83 out of 5)
Loading...

Virtual reality showroom with storage and retrieval

Walmart has applied for patents that envision a virtual showroom and a fulfillment center that would allow you to put on a headset and shop in a digital version of the store. You could browse and interact with merchandise through a 3D simulation that responds to your gestures It includes plans for autonomous robots to fetch and deliver merchandise. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/08/21/walmart-patent-filings-envision-customers-strapping-headsets-virtually-shopping/?

Continue reading →

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading...

The world’s first ocean cleanup system voted top idea at Ashurst Boardroom Lunch

Three ideas from IdeaSpies were presented by Lauren Garrett at the Ashurst August 2018 Boardroom Lunch. The idea receiving the most votes from directors was the world’s first ocean cleanup system . This idea now goes to the final at the December Boardroom Lunch to select the top idea for the year. www.ideaspies.com/the-worlds-first-ocean-cleanup-system/

Continue reading →

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (8 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Rate Idea

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (10 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...