The Amazing Story Behind the Global Warming Scam | KUSI - News, Weather and Sports - San Diego, CA | Coleman's Corner
The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have led to a rise in public awareness that there is no runaway global warming. The public is now becoming skeptical of the claim that our carbon footprints from the use of fossil fuels is going to lead to climatic calamities.energy-scale-100-orders-of-magnitud.jpg (JPEG Image, 1008x876 pixels)
The energy scale..kind of like circle of fifths
Scale representation of magnitude energy, usually in Earthquakes.Energy Information
Our lack of knowledge about our own energy usage is a huge problem, but also a huge opportunity for us all to save money and fight global warming by reducing our power usage. Google PowerMeter is free web-based platform that works with smart meters to provide visualization of real-time energy use data.
A device that records data in your house and tells you how you consume.
New Google project: a widget that shows your electricity usage over time.
Google PowerMeter which will show consumers their electricity consumption in near real-time in a secure iGoogle Gadget.Energy Information
Google energy information - popular site in Delicious
Monitor your houseapplicances' energy consumption via Google!
Google PowerMeter, now in prototype, will receive information from utility smart meters and energy management devices and provide anyone who signs up access to her home electricity consumption right on her iGoogle homepage. The graph below shows how someone could use this information to figure out how much energy is used by different household activites./dev/thekevdog - My Homemade Wind Generator
FAZERGot2BeGreen - Discover The Future of Green
fuel use by method of transportation. I like how 16 burgers = 1/2 gallon of gas.
fuel per passenger for 350 miles
Fuel use of various modes of transportation.
A nice graphic showing how much energy is needed for various different modes of transport. Cycling comes out best.Marvell: Plug Computing
A Better Way to Deliver Value Added Services With the rise in broadband users, people continue to consume and share increasing amounts of digital content each year. The time and money invested in personal photos, home movies and in content purchased digitally is significant and continues to grow. Network connected consumer electronics devices, smart phones and social websites have emerged to help consumers share and access their personal content in the home and over the Internet. With the growth in digital content, there is a need for services to secure, manage and share content simply and reliably. Today digital home services such as media servers, file sharing and backup software all need to be installed on a PC. A plug computer is a small, powerful computer that connects to an existing network using Gigabit Ethernet. This type of device eliminates the need for an always-on PC in the digital home to access these services.
Un PC en un enchufe
A plug computer is a small, powerful computer that connects to an existing network using Gigabit Ethernet.
Designed from the ground up to simplify the management of digital media assets, the Marvell plug computer is designed to be left plugged into a wall socket at all times. The plug uses low power to conserve energy and draws on average, less than five watts under normal operation compared to 25-100 watts for a PC being used as a home server.GOOD Transparency - Walk This Way
Visualized on GOOD Mag (via Karl Long)Earth Hour 2009 - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Who'd have thought it.. Google runs of thousands of 12-volt batteries :o) Each Google server has its own 12-volt battery to supply power if there's a problem with the main source of electricity. The company also revealed for the first time that since 2005, its data centers have been composed of standard shipping containers--each with 1,160 servers and a power consumption that can reach 250 kilowatts. ... Most people buy computers one at a time, but Google thinks on a very different scale. The cores of the company's data centers are composed of standard 1AAA shipping containers packed with 1,160 servers each, with many containers in each data center.GE | Plug Into the Smart Grid | Augmented Reality
The Smart Grid integrates 21st century technology with the 20th century power grid. So GE can help you manage energy more efficiently than ever before.David MacKay: Sustainable Energy - without the hot air: Download
see review in boing boing
free book: describes sustainable energy solutionsSustainable Energy Without the Hot Air: the Freakonomics of conservation, climate and energy - Boing Boing
I just finished reading this book. It's one of the best analysis of energy use I was given to read. Hurray for raw number with cited sources!
Using a charming, educational style that teaches how to think about this kind of number, how to estimate with it, and what it means, MacKay explains these concepts beautifully, with accompanying charts that make them vivid and clear, and with exhaustive endnotes that are as interesting as the text they refer to (probably the best use of end-notes I've encountered in technical writing -- they act like hyperlinks, giving good background on the subjects that the reader wants to find out more about while allowing the main text to move forward without getting bogged down by details). sensible personal advice for things you can do to reduce your energy consumption -- especially identifying those few badly designed devices in your home whose idle power-draw really is punitive and replacing them (one Ikea lamp he cites draws nearly as much switched off as running, because of a transformer design that was one penny cheaper to manufacture than a more efficient one would have been).
PDF download on page
"This is to energy and climate what Freakonomics is to economics: an accessible, meaty, by-the-numbers look at the physics and practicalities of energy."
9 Apr 09 / cory Doctorow / David JC MacKay's "Sustainable Energy -- Without the Hot Air" may be the best technical book about the environment that I've ever read. In fact, if I have any complaint about this book, it's in how it's presented, with its austere cover and spartan title, I assumed it would be a somewhat dry look at energy, climate, conservation and so on. It's not. This is to energy and climate what Freakonomics is to economics: an accessible, meaty, by-the-numbers look at the physics and practicalities of energyxkcd - A Webcomic - Alternative Energy Revolution
don quixoteShai Agassi's bold plan for electric cars | Video on TED.com
About this talk Forget about the hybrid auto -- Shai Agassi says it's electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. His company, Better Place, has a radical plan to take entire countries oil-free by 2020. About Shai Agassi Shai Agassi wants to put you behind the wheel of an electric car -- but he doesn't want you to sacrifice convenience (or cash) to do it. Full bio and more links
Agassi's Agassi'sAgassi's electric-car http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/shai_agassi_on_electric_cars.html Shai Agassi's bold plan for electric cars | Video on TED.com Agassi's Agassi'sAgassi's electric-car ted.comNPR: Power Hungry: Visualizing The U.S. Electric Grid
Pretty sophisticated visualization. Lots of data, lots of layers.MAKE: Blog: Tweet-a-watt - our entry for the Core77 & Greener Gadgets design competition
twitter-enabled Kill-A-Watt power meter.
Using "off-the-shelf hardware", we have modified a Kill-a-Watt(TM) power meter to "tweet" (publish wirelessly) the daily KWH consumed to the user's Twitter account (Cumulative Killowatt-hours). We are releasing this project as an "Open source hardware" project - in other words, anyone can make these, modify them and make a commercial product from the ideas and methods.
"Using "off-the-shelf hardware", we have modified a Kill-a-Watt(TM) power meter to "tweet" (publish wirelessly) the daily KWH consumed to the user's Twitter account (Cumulative Killowatt-hours). We are releasing this project as an "Open source hardware" project - in other words, anyone can make these, modify them and make a commercial product from the ideas and methods."
"Using "off-the-shelf hardware", we have modified a Kill-a-Watt(TM) power meter to "tweet" (publish wirelessly) the daily KWH consumed to the user's Twitter account (Cumulative Killowatt-hours). We are releasing this project as an "Open source hardware" project - in other words, anyone can make these, modify them and make a commercial product from the ideas and methods. Here's how it works, the modified Kill-a-Watt uses a "super-cap" to slowly recharge itself, once there is enough power it turns on the Xbee wireless module which transmits the data to a nearby computer (or internet connected microcontroller, like an Arduino) once the power usage for the day is recorded it uses a predefined Twitter account (it can be your own) to publish your daily KWH consumption for the day, multiple units can be used for an entire household. We're publishing the source, schematics and the idea for others to run with - Energy change a55 Ways to Get More Energy | Zen Habits
Have a look at this
090519Flickr Photo Download: CALORIES
An interesting, attractive, and clear information graphic that just happens to feature stats that I think most people would like to know.
Most people don't really know how many calories their every day food contains. Or how hard they actually have to work to get rid of that extra energy. So make 2009 a year when you make conscious decisions and stop the weight to sneak up on you.Microsoft Hohm
Bringing people together to save energy and money
HohmEvil Mad Scientist Laboratories - Simple Solar Circuits
The world is heading for a catastrophic energy crunch that could cripple a global economic recovery because most of the major oil fields in the world have passed their peak production, a leading energy economist has warned.
The world is heading for a catastrophic energy crunch that could cripple a global economic recovery because most of the major oil fields in the world have passed their peak production, a leading energy economist has warned. Higher oil prices brought on by a rapid increase in demand and a stagnation, or even decline, in supply could blow any recovery off course, said Dr Fatih Birol, the chief economist at the respected International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, which is charged with the task of assessing future energy supplies by OECD countries.
this is... not reassuring.
Catastrophic shortfalls threaten economic recovery, says world's top energy economistNew battery could change world, one house at a time
In hotter places this could be used to run a (sealed) food dehydrator.Eric Giler demos wireless electricity | Video on TED.com
Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker.
Looking under my desk at all the bloody cables, this is definitely something that I am waiting for. Let's hope it comes to the Mac devices before it comes to those sucky PCs
TED Talks Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker.
adieu fils et prisesTeenager invents £23 solar panel that could be solution to developing world's energy needs..made from human hair | Mail Online
"A new type of solar panel using human hair could provide the world with cheap, green electricity, believes its teenage inventor."
A new type of solar panel using human hair could provide the world with cheap, green electricity, believes its teenage inventor. Milan Karki, 18, believes he has found the solution to the developing world's energy needs.TED Blog: Wireless electricity demo: Eric Giler on TED.com
Seriously - the most AWESOME SHIT EVER! Wireless Power Motha Fucker!
Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker.10:10
Campaign to cut 10% of emissions in 2010, individual people but also companies can sign up.
campaign to sign up people and organisations to sign up to reduce their carbon emissions by 10% in 2010
The official site of the 10:10 campaign
By committing to cut your emissions by 10% in 2010, you will join thousands of individuals, schools, hospitals, businesses and organisations all actively helping to combat climate change by making simple changes to their lifestyles, homes and workplaces. More importantly, your voice will help to put pressure on the politicians to cut Britain’s emissions as quickly as the science demands.Out of Energy? on Yahoo! Health
Productivity builderWeb providers must limit internet's carbon footprint, say experts | Technology | guardian.co.uk
Soaring online demand stretching companies' ability to deliver content as net uses more power and raises costs
RT @ecologee Web providers must limit internets carbon footprint, say experts http://tinyurl.com/cjwamo [from http://twitter.com/gbyat/statuses/1704966289]
"Soaring online demand stretching companies' ability to deliver content as net uses more power and raises costs"
Web providers must limit internet's carbon footprint, say experts Soaring online demand stretching companies' ability to deliver content as net uses more power and raises costsKey oil figures were distorted by US pressure, says whistleblower | Environment | The Guardian
The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying.
"The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying. The senior official claims the US has played an influential role in encouraging the watchdog to underplay the rate of decline from existing oil fields while overplaying the chances of finding new reserves."
The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying. The senior official claims the US has played an influential role in encouraging the watchdog to underplay the rate of decline from existing oil fields while overplaying the chances of finding new reserves. The allegations raise serious questions about the accuracy of the organisation's latest World Energy Outlook on oil demand and supply to be published tomorrow – which is used by the British and many other governments to help guide their wider energy and climate change policies.BBC NEWS | Africa | Malawi windmill boy with big fans
William Kamkwamba educated himself in his local library
RT @GREENTOWNREV: One of the best examples of the spirit of the #ENTREPRENEUR. What an inspiration! http://bit.ly/3wkHzV [from http://twitter.com/GoodMillwork/statuses/4740150119]BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Food needs 'fundamental rethink'
BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Food crops, agriculture and biodiversity cannot be separated from one another A sustainable global food system in the 21st Century needs to be built on a series of "new fundamentals", according to a leading food expert.
Global food production will need to double just to meet demand. "We have the knowledge and the technology to do this, as things stand, but the perfect storm of climate change, environmental degradation and water and oil scarcity, threatens our ability to succeed." ...We are going to have to get biodiversity into gardens and fields, and then eat it. "We have to do this rather than saying that biodiversity is what is on the edge of the field or just outside my garden.
food rethink by bbcStewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies' | Video on TED.com
Fascinating presentation on Issues Facing Our Changing World
Stewart Brand on TED.comElement Bars - Custom Protein and Energy Bars
mass customized energy barsTop 10 Myths about Sustainability: Scientific American
hat meets the needs of the present without compro
When a word becomes so popular you begin hearing it everywhere, in all sorts of marginally related or even unrelated contexts, it means one of two things. Either the word has devolved into a meaningless cliché, or it has real conceptual heft. “Green” (or, even worse, “going green”) falls squarely into the first category. But “sustainable,” which at first conjures up a similarly vague sense of environmental virtue, actually belongs in the second. True, you hear it applied to everything from cars to agriculture to economics. But that’s because the concept of sustainability is at its heart so simple that it legitimately applies to all these areas and more. Despite its simplicity, however, sustainability is a concept people have a hard time wrapping their minds around. To help, Scientific American Earth 3.0 has consulted with several experts on the topic to find out what kinds of misconceptions they most often encounter. The result is this take on the top 10 myths about sustainability.
Despite its simplicity, however, sustainability is a concept people have a hard time wrapping their minds around. To help, Scientific American Earth 3.0 has consulted with several experts on the topic to find out what kinds of misconceptions they most often encounter. The result is this take on the top 10 myths about sustainability.Official Google Blog: Power to the people
Google states its mission for introducing the power meter and the reasoning behind it. By making information accessible and available to everyone, they try to save the environment. They also state actions taken to arouse attention for that subject and their activities to promote it. They make suggestions for policies and point out costumer tools they develop.
Feb 2009. - Google describes technology to monitor energy use
Google’s mission is to "organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful," and we believe consumers have a right to detailed information about their home electricity use.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to providing consumers with detailed energy information. And it will take the combined efforts of federal and state governments, utilities, device manufacturers, and software engineers to empower consumers to use electricity more wisely by giving them access to energy information.Primecell Rechargeable Battery Service
Replacement batteries and rebuild service for all types of rechargeable electronicsGoogle’s Chiller-less Data Center « Data Center Knowledge
The climate in Belgium will support free cooling almost year-round, according to Google engineers, with temperatures rising above the acceptable range for free cooling about seven days per year on average. The average temperature in Brussels during summer reaches 66 to 71 degrees, while Google maintains its data centers at temperatures above 80 degrees.
Google’s Chiller-less Data Center
"Google (GOOG) has begun operating a data center in Belgium that has no chillers to support its cooling systems, a strategy that will improve its energy efficiency while making local weather forecasting a larger factor in its data center management. [..]So what happens if the weather gets hot? On those days, Google says it will turn off equipment as needed in Belgium and shift computing load to other data centers. This approach is made possible by the scope of the company’s global network of data centers, which provide the ability to shift an entire data center’s workload to other facilities. [..]The ability to seamlessly shift workloads between data centers also creates intriguing long-term energy management possibilities, including a “follow the moon” strategy which takes advantage of lower costs for power and cooling during overnight hours. In this scenario, virtualized workloads are shifted across data centers in different time zones to capture savings from off-peak utility rates."
マトリックスみたいだ！BBC NEWS | Technology | 'Carbon cost' of Google revealed
US physicist Alex Wissner-Gross claims that a typical Google search on a desktop computer produces about 7g CO2. However, these figures were disputed by Google, who say a typical search produced only 0.2g of carbon dioxide.
intereante BBC y Google
A typical Google search produces between 0.2g and 7g of carbon dioxide.
Dr Wissner-Gross's study claims that two Google searches on a desktop computer produces 14g of CO2, which is the roughly the equivalent of boiling an electric kettle.
Research by a Harvard University physicist has sparked debate about the environmental cost of Google searches.
Physicist Alex Wissner-Gross claims that a typical Google search on a desktop computer produces about 7g CO2.
think about it next time you search on google!
Two searches on a desktop computer produce 14g of CO2, equivalent to boiling an electric kettle.Build a DIY Portable Air Conditioner - Summer - Lifehacker
cosas que me gustaria hacer
Instructables user CameronSS has a guide to building a portable air conditioner out of materials that you may already have in your garage (if you don't, he lists the average cost for each part and where it can be purchased), including a portable cooler, 12V battery, fans, and a generous helping of ice. Plenty of pictures and sage advice from his father guide you through the building process, and CameronSS ends the instructions with a list of potential modifications to improve the already great gadget.
generousBBC NEWS | Technology | 'Magnetic electricity' discovered
monopoles gather to form a "magnetic current" like electricity. The phenomenon, dubbed "magnetricity", could be used in magnetic storage or in computing. Magnetic monopoles were first predicted to exist over a century ago, as a perfect analogue to electric charges. Although there are protons and electrons with net positive and negative electric charges, there were no particles in existence which carry magnetic charges. Rather, every magnet has a "north" and "south" pole. //"particles" which carry an overall magnetic charge. But they exist only in the spin ice crystals.
Researchers have discovered a magnetic equivalent to electricity: single magnetic charges that can behave and interact like electrical ones. The work is the first to make use of the magnetic monopoles that exist in special crystals known as spin ice.
Apparently magnets with only one pole exist
"Researchers have discovered a magnetic equivalent to electricity: single magnetic charges that can behave and interact like electrical ones."
'Magnetic electricity' discovered
Researchers have discovered a magnetic equivalent to electricity: single magnetic charges that can behave and interact like electrical ones.
nanotechnology has helped discover magnetricity, particles that carry magnetic chargesFacts on Foods That Speed Up Metabolism - Healthy Living on Shine
By Lynn Harris Revving Your Engine Metabolism is a process that breaks down carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the food you eat to make the energy your body needs to build and maintain itself. Proper nutrition keeps your body functioning well, but…
healthBuilding my own Solar Panel | OliNo
Adura TechnologiesBloom Energy | Be the solution
Bloom Energy is changing the way the world generates and consumes energy. Our unique on-site power generation systems utilize an innovative new fuel cell technology with roots in NASA's Mars program. Derived from a common sand-like powder, and leveraging breakthrough advances in materials science, our technology is able to produce clean, reliable, affordable power,... practically anywhere,... from a wide range of renewable or traditional fuels. Our Energy Servers™ are among the most efficient energy generators on the planet; providing for significantly reduced electricity costs and dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions. By generating power on-site, where it is consumed, Bloom Energy offers increased electrical reliability and improved energy security, providing a clear path to energy independence.
Localized energy "servers" for your home.Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009
Wang about the company name. It's been reported that BYD stands for "Build your dreams,"
Warren Buffett is predicting all cars will be electric by 2030. He has invested substantially in Build Your Dreams. BYD has started with deployment of hybrids in China, and plans to come into the U.S. with the totally electric BYD e6.
The company itself is frugal. Until recently, executives always flew coach. ... This attention to costs is one reason that BYD has made money consistently even as it has expanded into new businesses. Each of BYD's business units - batteries, mobile-phone components, and autos - was profitable in 2008, albeit on a small scale. Overall, net profits were around $187 million. BYD, which is traded on the Hong Kong exchange, has a market value of about $3.8 billion. That's less than Ford (F, Fortune 500) ($7 billion at the beginning of April), but more than General Motors (GM, Fortune 500) ($1.3 billion). Near the end of our conversation, I ask Wang about the company name. It's been reported that BYD stands for "Build your dreams," but he says he added that as the company motto only later. Others say that as Motorola, Apple, and Berkshire Hathaway have made their way to Shenzhen, the name has taken on yet another meaning: Bring your dollars
A history and analysis of electric car company BYD and how it will compete with bigger carmakers.
edan in China, topping well-known brands like the Volkswagen Jetta and Toyota (TM) Corolla. BYD has also begun selling a plug-in electric car with a backup gasoline engine, a move putting it ahead of GM, Nissan, and Toyota. BYD's plug-in, called the F3DM (for "dual mode"), goes farther on a single charge - 62 miles - than other electric vehicles and sells for about $22,000, less than the plug-in Prius and much-hyped Chevy Volt are expected to cost when they hit the market in late 2010. Put simply, this little-known upstart has accelerated ahead of its much bigger rivals in the race to build an affordable electric car. Today BYD employs 130,000 people in 11 factories, eight in China and one each in India, Hungary, and RomaniFive PC power myths debunked |Sustainable IT | Ted Samson | InfoWorld
Don't let misinformation prevent you from cashing in on PC power management
Turning off PCs during periods of inactivity can save companies a substantial sum. In fact, Energy Star estimates organizations can save from $25 to $75 per PC per year with PC power management. Those savings can add up quickly. According to a recent report by Forrester titled "How Much Money Are Your Idle PCs Wasting?" PC power management is helping General Electric and Dell boast savings of $2.5 million and $1.8 million per year, respectively. That also results in a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions. So why is there hesitancy at some organizations to implement PC power management, given that the payback is easy to calculate? Perhaps some companies are being swayed by myths about PC power management. Forrester outlines five such myths in its report.The Green House of the Future - WSJ.com
I want one of these. I really liked the "old and new" by Mouzon Design
The Green House of the Future We asked architects to draw up plans for the most energy-efficient houses they could imagine. They imagined quite a bit.
We asked architects to draw up plans for the most energy-efficient houses they could imagine. They imagined quite a bit.e=mc2: 103 years later, Einstein's proven right - Yahoo! News
For those keen to know more: the computations involve "envisioning space and time as part of a four-dimensional crystal lattice, with discrete points spaced along columns and rows."
"Until now, this has been a hypothesis," France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) said proudly in a press release.
According to the conventional model of particle physics, protons and neutrons comprise smaller particles known as quarks, which in turn are bound by gluons. The odd thing is this: the mass of gluons is zero and the mass of quarks is only five percent. Where, therefore, is the missing 95 percent? The answer, according to the study published in the US journal Science on Thursday, comes from the energy from the movements and interactions of quarks and gluons.YouTube - The Most IMPORTANT Video You'll Ever See Part 1 of 8
081209MIT Energy Storage Discovery Could Lead to ‘Unlimited’ Solar Power : CleanTechnica
alta modalitate de a capta puterea soarelui
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a new way of storing energy from sunlight that could lead to ‘unlimited’ solar power. The process, loosely based on plant photosynthesis, uses solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen gases. When needed, the gases can then be re-combined in a fuel cell, creating carbon-free electricity whether the sun is shining or not.
Interesting. I hate to be cynical, but I wonder if it will take off?Inhabitat » The EcoDrain Cuts Water Heater Use by 40%
A hot shower is relaxing, but is also a huge waste of energy: we heat our water with massive amounts of natural gas, oil or electricity, then transport the heated water to our tubs for a few seconds of sudsing, before washing it down the drain full of raw, wasted heat and energy! What if we could recapture this untapped source of wasted energy by transferring the heat from that shower waste-water to cold incoming water? The EcoDrain, a simple heat exchange unit, does just that, saving water heater use by up to 40%.Charge Your Cellphone Using Wasted Heat
We updated the instructable with a new implementation you can build without spending all that money on those expensive...
Companies such as BMW are investing in Thermoelectric Generators to make their cars more efficient by replacing the alt...Aerocivic - aerodynamic mods for maximum fuel economy - aerocivic.com
My car is a 1992 Honda Civic CX which I bought new, has an EPA fuel consumption rating of 47 mpg (US) highway / 39 city (5.0/6.0 L/100 km ... 20.0/16.6 km/L ... 56.4/46.8 mpg (Imp.)), and averaged mid 40's when driven "normally".
Boy this guys has spent a lot of time modifying his car to be as slippery as possible.
cost about 400. As much as 90mpg
I'd like to do this to my 1992 Honda Civic
If this is not a hoax, then this is why I am disgusted by every auto mfg on the planet: one person, inspired by a German design from the 1930s, mods an existing car to get twice the fuel efficiency.Leaving computers on overnight = $2.8 billion a year : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech
Admittedly I don't think much about it at all. ...
turn off computers during this downturnGizmodo - Green Tech Upgrades That Boost Home Values and Reduce Bills - green tech
Tips on conserving energy and saving money at the same time
Fun tech ideas from Gizmodo that will save money and potentially increase the value of your home.Working From Home Makes More Sense Than Ever : TreeHugger
Shower heat exchange company, supplied by TerraTek, VancouverEnergy vampires: Fact versus fiction | Yahoo! Green
in the allowed number of devices, then power strips are safe, says Kielich. Just don't plug your power strip into another power strip, or you run the risk of creating an overload.
facts and fictionGE : Home Appliance Energy Use
flash infographic by geRainforest Fungus Naturally Synthesizes Diesel | Wired Science from Wired.com
A fungus that lives inside trees in the Patagonian rain forest naturally makes a mix of hydrocarbons that bears a striking resemblance to diesel. It may be the case that organisms like this produced some — maybe not all — but some of the world's crude oil.
A fungus that lives inside trees in the Patagonian rain forest naturally makes a mix of hydrocarbons that bears a striking resemblance to diesel, biologists announced today. And the fungus can grow on cellulose, a major component of tree trunks, blades of grass and stalks that is the most abundant carbon-based plant material on Earth. "When we looked at the gas analysis, I was flabbergasted," said Gary Strobel, a plant scientist at Montana State University, and the lead author of a paper in Microbiology describing the find. "We were looking at the essence of diesel fuel."Nigeria's agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it | World news | The Observer
With interesting comments.
"If this Gulf accident had happened in Nigeria, neither the government nor the company would have paid much attention," said the writer Ben Ikari, a member of the Ogoni people. "This kind of spill happens all the time in the delta."
The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decadesSeaMicro drops an atom bomb on the server industry | VentureBeat
Coming out of stealth, SeaMicro is dispelling the Silicon Valley myth that you can’t innovate in hardware anymore. The startup is announcing today it has created a server with 512 Intel Atom chips that gets supercomputer performance but uses 75 percent less power and space than current servers.
New 512-core servers http://venturebeat.com/2010/06/13/seamicro-drops-an-atom-bomb-on-the-server-industry
(private) cloud in a box? http://bit.ly/dBXVTr
@LarsBoeNielsen speaking of going crazy, check out this http://bit.ly/9uxBNh Server V.Next? and yes, i want the new XBox!Granola - Guilt free computing
Download Granola and help save the world. Granola is free software that can reduce the energy consumption of your PC or laptop up to 35%. With one click, make your computer environmentally friendly.
Granola is software that improves the energy efficiency of your PC or laptop.
Awesome power management that makes your computer run more efficient and eco friendlyFuturistic mega-projects by Shimizu ::: Pink Tentacle
[Pink Tentacle] Floating cities, mega-structures. space hotels - it's all here.How to Maximize the Battery Life of Your Windows Laptop
these tips can help you keep your battery working at peak efficiency.The Spill, The Scandal and the President | Rolling Stone Politics
The Spill, The Scandal and the President
The inside story of how Obama failed to crack down on the corruption of the Bush years – and let the world's most dangerous oil company get away with murder
Rolling Stone is on fire these days—The Spill, The Scandal and the President http://bit.ly/9X3rnW & The Runaway General http://bit.ly/97zeAS