Archive for February, 2015

February 19, 2015

MIT’s light-up robot garden teaches you how to code

If you’re teaching kids how to code, what do you do to show that software makes an impact in the real world? MIT has a clever idea: a robot garden. The

Source: www.engadget.com

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February 18, 2015

Dutch Windwheel draws energy innovations

The backers of the Dutch Windwheel leave few superlatives behind. The most innovative ‘windmill’ in the world. A showcase for clean technology. Accelerator for renewable energy. A future icon for The Netherlands and future landmark in Europe’s largest port city, Rotterdam. A presence in the architectural …

Source: phys.org

February 11, 2015

ORCA prototype ready for the open ocean

Its name refers to one of the biggest animals in the sea, but ORCA, the Ocean Radiometer for Carbon Assessment instrument, will be observing the smallest.

Source: phys.org

February 11, 2015

Experimental wave-power buoy survives winter in Monterey Bay

In early January 2015, a team of MBARI engineers, led by Andy Hamilton, set out to sea to recover an experimental buoy that creates electrical energy from ocean waves. This power buoy had been deployed six miles southwest of Moss Landing Harbor for 131 days, while the engineers tested the system’s ability …

Source: phys.org

February 4, 2015

Floating wind turbines bring electricity where it’s needed

It’s a balloon that lifts a wind turbine. That’s the easiest way to describe the technology being developed by Altaeros Energies, led by Ben Glass, inventor and CEO of the young company. Glass has reimagined the possibilities of balloon and airship technology to lift a wind turbine.

Source: phys.org