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My solar powered alarm clock fails to wake me up before my kids are bouncing on the end of the bed shouting 'SANTA CAME! SANTA CAME! WAKE UP, WAKE UP!'
It's Christmas Day.
I check the time anyway, 7am. After stopping the bouncing and the shouting we get up and move downstairs to the kitchen for a quick breakfast before the grand opening.
My wife has already got the kettle on, thankfully it's using it's 'eco mode' to boil just the amount we need…Continue
Posted on March 25, 2010 at 9:24am
I use my Mobile every day. It's a Nokia 5800 and sometimes the apps are power intensive. Charging the phone up can take at least an hour plugged in to the mains, so I thought I could combine cycling with charing my phone for the day.
I would use the dynamo idea and convert it into a charger for a mobile phone.
As I cycle for 30 mins to work and 30 mins home, that would equate to 1 hour of charge - hopefully enough to keep the battery up on my…Continue
Posted on March 25, 2010 at 8:49am — 2 Comments
This small box, which can fit in the palm of your hand can generate enough energy to power 4 Indian Homes, the equivalent of 1 European home.
K R Sridhar, an ex NASA scientist has developd a new idea, called the Bloom Box.
Bloom's technology is known as solid oxide regenerative fuel cells, which can run on almost any hydrocarbon fuel,…Continue
Posted on March 25, 2010 at 8:29am — 1 Comment
As much as I wish that I will be eating food which has been grown from natural and organic produce, I have the feeling things are going to get more and more Genetically Modified as time goes on.
I imagine that we will continue to play with the DNA of vegetables and even lifestock to be able to produce the perfect potato, the perfect chicken. In ten years time, this is the food which we will be buying in the supermarkets.
Already, we see the…Continue
Posted on March 24, 2010 at 11:52am — 6 Comments