Fuel Saving Technologies

Fuel saving technologies

Automobile manufacturers around the globe are eyeing on new ways to save fuel and increase the economy of their cars. They are pushed to do this because of the increase in fuel price and depletion of fossil fuels. So following are some technologies that are employed in new car models in the event of saving fuel. If you are planning to buy a new car do check for these money saving technologies. Direct Injection:  Fuel injection techniques are being adopted instead of carburetors because engines using carburetors require higher maintenance when compared to fuel injection engines. As a part of… read more

A Forgotten Energy Resource

A Forgotten Energy Resource

In a perfect world, perpetual motion and subsequent perpetual energy would exist and be fully utilized. There would be no energy crises, because the energy would flow forever. Obviously, this doesn’t and can’t exist, but a “forgotten” energy resource could come close to those results. On August 30th, President Obama signed an executive order to increase the use of combined heat and power (CHP) 50% by 2020, adding 40 gigawatts of energy to the current amount. Combined heat and power, or cogeneration, is a method of energy conservation, capturing by-product heat from electricity generation and other industrial processes to be used… read more

Next Target for Fracking

Next Target For Fracking

Earlier in the week, residents of New York rallied against the possibility of Governor Andrew Cuomo lifting the moratorium on drilling new wells for the extraction of natural gas using a process called “fracking.” Fracking is an extremely controversial method of natural gas extraction, given the inherent dangers of pumping freshwater combined with chemicals into shale formations, and the health and environmental hazards that it creates. Fracking has been linked to diseases in people living around the site, likely due to the chemically-contaminated water. Further, the chemicals used contaminate the land, presenting a situation where crops and animals that feed… read more

Purify Water on the Go!

Solar Bags

Planet earth is filled with two parts of water and one part of land. Though this accounts to an abundance of water, living requires only fresh water and very little of this available water is suitable for human consumption.  Moreover prime reason for mortality around the globe is unpurified, unclean water. Most of the developing and under developed countries try their level best to provide consumable water to their citizens but unfortunately they either lack sufficient technology or revenue to process the water into a consumable one. Industrial design students Ryan Lynch and Marcus have proposed a prototype realizing the… read more

Zeppelins Aloft!

Zeppelins Aloft

In the early 20th century, the innovative zeppelin airships were hailed as the future of flight, and made traversing the skies an exciting adventure for the masses. Then, following the tragic 1937 Hindenburg disaster, the industry all but vanished for 75 years. Today, a few airship companies are attempting a glorious comeback, and have transformed the tired old image of the zeppelin into something wonderfully new. Most are designed for cargo, others for pleasure. However, the newest variation of dirigibles are nothing like the iconic zeppelin we’re used to seeing. These hybrid airships are bigger, stronger, faster, and have more… read more

The Biosphere Project

Biosphere 2 - University of Arizona

In Santa Catalina, Arizona, the largest eco-research system on Earth rests near the mountains just north of Tucson. It’s called ‘Biosphere 2’, and its goal is to educate the public on the importance of conserving Earth’s ecosystem through smarter living and researching climate change. Built in 1986 by Space Biospheres Ventures, and now owned and maintained by the University of Arizona, Biosphere 2 is roughly the size of two and a half football fields, and is elevated 4,000ft above sea level. The glass facility has several biomes, each one unique to different Earth terrains. There’s a 1,900m rainforest, an 850m… read more

Power Saving Socket

Yanko Design's spring-loaded socket

Many people get warned against keeping electronic devices plugged into the power socket all the time even when they are switched off. Some care about it and unplug the device, while others leave them plugged and unbothered. The latter would not have heard the term vampire power or Standby power which refers to the power wasted by electrical and electronic devices even when they are switched off or in standby mode just by being plugged in. Even this low power matters a lot as this 100% useless power will add up cumulatively on your electricity bill. But let’s be honest,… read more

Energy Efficient Laptops

Energy efficient computers

Tech manufacturers are increasingly producing ecologically-oriented merchandise, and the options for consumers are growing each day. Laptops are near the top of the list on necessity and importance value, and as such it is vital that you choose a durable and lasting computer that will save on both energy costs and perform to your needs. Retailers are now compiling lists of Energy-Star rated devices to help consumers make educated purchases. For example, Amazon has prepared an extensive list of their highest rated Energy-Star laptops, desktops, and other computer related products, with customer ratings and reviews for each device. Best Buy also… read more

A Step Forward in Space


It was a cloud nine moment for all scientists and people around the globe when NASA’s curiosity rover landed safely in planet Mars. This is a milestone in space exploration after decades old Armstrong’s visit to the moon. This news topped all the media headlines and had a viral spread through the internet. At the same time a “green” spacecraft which is one of its kind, failed during its test launch at Kennedy Space centre. Morpheus, the spacecraft which was being tested with “green” fuel was unsuccessful due to some hardware problem. The propellant (spacecraft fuel) used in Morpheus was… read more

Smarter Living

Energy saving ideas at home

Transforming your home into an eco-friendly residence is both cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing. Many new technologies created for indoor energy-saving have both functional use and artistic appeal. If you find yourself trying to choose between creative devices and ones that actually work, then compromise no longer. In today’s market, you will discover that art has finally been married with technology, permanently. One way that homeowners squander energy is through wasteful misuse of heating/cooling. Tech mogul Apple Inc. has created a solution with their Nest Learning Thermostat. It tracks your energy habits and can be adjusted and programmed both physically and remotely through… read more