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GravityLight: From Gravity To Light

From Gravity To Light Providing clean energy Because a lot of poor people don’t have access to electricity (and thus light) lot’s of them still use kerosene lamps to light their home. The team from GravityLight.org made this innovative solution for this problem. It not only provides light, but also gets rid of the unhealthy

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Video: Stella Lux solar powered family car with 1000 km radius

Stella Lux: A solar powered family car. Last week I visited the presentation of the new solar powered family car called Stella Lux from Solar Team Eindhoven. Solar Team Eindhoven is a multidisciplinary team which consists of 21 students from Eindhoven University of Technology. For eighteen months they put their hearts and souls into the team and into a better

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Crowdfunding: Solar panels for Sumba (Indonesia)

Crowdfunding for Sumba, Indonesia. This Dutch guy started a crowdfunding campaign to gain awareness and raise money for a project called Expeditie Sumba (Expedition Sumba) in cooperation with Hivos. The goal is to supply a elementary school with solar panels since big parts of this island don’t have access to electricity. This is all part

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Jetsurf, a 100cc powered surfboard

Jetsurf, a 100cc powered surfboard. How cool is this? These engine powered surfboards from Jetsurf called Prorace, Ultra Sport or Factory will move you over the water like a boss. Prices will range from $19,500 for the to $12,500. Specifications JetSurf Two-stroke engine, specially developed for Jetsurf. Displacement 86 cc – 100 cc Max speed

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Timelapse: Assemble a space shuttle engine

How it’s made: The main engine RS-25 of the Space Shuttle The Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25, otherwise known as the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME). Four RS-25 engines will power NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System, on missions to deep space, including to an asteroid and ultimately to Mars. This cool timelapse shows how it

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Vortex Bladeless: A wind-turbine without blades

How to generate energy with a bladeless windturbine. The team from Vortex Bladeless are developing a windturbine without any blades. But can such a system generate energy? When wind blows over cilinder it can generate a repeating pattern of swirling vortices caused by the unsteady separation of flow of a fluid around this body. This

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3D Printed Jaw for Sea Turtle

A new 3D printed titanium jaw. After this sea turtle was wounded by a boat propeller it was brought to the Dalyan Iztuzu Pamukkale University (PAU), Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. It was then that the PAU volunteers reached out to BTech to explore the possibility of 3D printing a custom titanium beak

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