Solar cells to be printed on paper?

The Source from this story really caught my attention. The title of it was “solar cells printed on paper”.

This is not the time to say “Nuff Said”. This is the time to figure out how in the world I can download the template of these solar cells, print out a bunch, and wire them to all the appliances an electrical devices in my house. Then I’m calling the power company and telling them that I am officially off the grid, and I am not paying their high bills.

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German scientists use lasers to create clouds

This is an interesting device I saw this morning that could easily signal a new era for Mother Earth.

As you can see from the picture, a laser has been used to create clouds. It was actually some German scientists, and they didn’t just point a laser at the sky and make clouds.

No, these guys shot some lasers into a chamber of some water-saturated air at about -24 degrees Celsius.

Okay, I think that we all see the next step here. After all, if we can create clouds, why can’t we create clouds that can do rain? In that case, can’t we create clouds that can do snow?

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Domestic Transformer turns 344-foot square space into 24-room house

This is one of those posts where I think you should just watch the video (located after the jump) and read about it.

This is Gary Chang’s “Domestic Transformer”, located in the heart of Hong Kong. It is one of the most populated cities on Earth, and Gary Chang has made his typical 344 square foot living space into a 24-room house.

It is possible with sliding walls. What you see here is his 2-meter wide kitchen, which is located behind his bookcase. If he wants the bookcase back, he folds up the kitchen and pushes it against the wall.

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ReZAP Battery Engineer can charge non-rechargeable batteries

At my home, I have a lot of devices that live by rechargeable batteries. However, those rechargeables are very expensive.

Not only that, but I still have a lot of dead batteries which do nothing but get tossed and destroy the environment. I don’t even buy these things anymore, and I can’t imagine why anyone does. What if I was able to recharge these guys?

This is exactly what the ReZap Battery Engineer is designed to do. Not only can it charge both regular and rechargeable batteries up to ten times, but it can charge four cells of varying sizes at the same time. In case you are wondering, it is capable of doing AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, and 9-volt kinds.

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Self-sustaining blimps could be our future

I once did some research on the invention of airships, and I was always disappointed that we didn’t end up living in an age where dirigibles fly around in our skies like giant birds.

It would appear that this concept high-altitude reconnaissance and surveillance platform known as ISIS (Integrated Sensor Is the Structure), could herald in that age.

Yes, this blimp is designed for combat zones, or at least hovering safely over them (about six miles over it). It is completely self-sustaining, because it can harvest solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. This is then used to power the fuel cells, and I am assuming that the water is drawn from the atmosphere. How else could it be self sustaining?

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Starburst Recycled Boombox

For those of you that are eco-conscious with a serious sweet tooth, then this is the set of speakers for you.  It’s a boombox made out of an old Starburst box, giving you a constant reminder of your candy cravings.  I suppose that might be considered a good thing for those trying to curb their cravings, but if you don’t mind them then you’ll be just fine.  In addition to being eco-friendly, it gives you a convenient spot to place your MP3 player.

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The Water-Scraper: I would live on it without a huge eco-disaster

In case you don’t want to live in this Gyre Floating city, you might want to live in this building here, which has been known as “waterscraper” or “seascraper”. I believe that the formal name is the hO2+ scraper.

It is an attempt at making a skyscraper underwater, but I think we can emphasize the word “scrape”. After all, those weird tentacles that come out of this structure look like they are “scraping” the water. From what I have read, it sounds like these tentacle things are there to harness the power of wave energy as well as balancing out the structure itself.

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Switch Me Uses Pain To Change Your Ways

Sometimes it’s just tough remembering to be careful about all of your energy consumption.  There are those that are naturally great at it, but unfortunately we’re just not all that way.  Well if you’d like to force yourself to change your ways, then this is one way to do it.  If nothing else you’ll start to think about it when you turn on your lights.  Either that or you’ll learn to move your fingers out of the way really quick.

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Greenlight Bikes offers e-bikes

There are many ways and methods to consider if you love going green in your lifestyle, so where do you start? For most of us, it would probably involve considering a greener mode of transportation, and that can be achieved changing to a smaller capacity vehicle or even using public transport always, with a bicycle to help get you around. What happens when you live in hilly areas like San Francisco, and you don’t want to end up at work as though you just ran a marathon with sweat dripping all over? Why not consider Greenlight Bikes’ line of Kalkhoff bicycles and e-bikes that are due to hit North America. Just in case Kalkhoff doesn’t ring a bell, this company is one of Europe’s largest and most recognized bicycle brands.

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