Google is now bringing the Amazon rainforest street views of the region to life by using bikes and boards to help map the region. Read more by following the link below to an article written by Debbie Parker.
The Greening of Appleton
JC, owner of Just Act Natural located in downtown Appleton wrote an inspiring article that reflects the positive changes in our city. Clicking on the link below will take you directly to the article. I hope you may enjoy as much as I did. 🙂
Green Energy Summit 2012
I am already looking forward to the 2012 Green Energy Summit, located in Milwaukee, WI.
Hartman Creek State Park, WI~Universe in the Park
Hartman Creek State Park will be offering Universe in the Park which is an outreach program from UW-Madison’s astronomy department. You can view the stars and night sky around 8:30pm Friday, August 5 at the park’s amphitheater.
Laptops Powered by Typing, Pacemakers Powered by Blood Pressure
Research at Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) demonstrates how mechanical pressure can be turned into electricity via a nano-scaled piezoelectic film.
The team’s research lead, Dr. Madhu Bhaskaran explained, “Our study focused on thin film coatings, because we believe they hold the only practical possibility of integrating piezoelectrics into existing electronic technology. The power of piezoelectrics could be integrated into running shoes to charge mobile phones, enable laptops to be powered through typing or even used to convert blood pressure into a power source for pacemakers — essentially creating an everlasting battery.”
via Coming Soon: the Laptop You Power by Typing | CleanTechnica.
National Geographic-Green Energy Challenge
National Geographic is hosting a great energy challenge that is available for everyone to check out. There are informative quizzes and a personal energy meter that allows you to have a closer look at your use. After seeing our results from the meter, we discovered the greatest energy used in our home is electricity.
What do you think your greatest energy use is? Any guesses?
12-Year Old’s Solar Cell Absorbs 500 Times the Light of Existing Cells
William Yuan, a 12-year old boy from Beaverton, Oregon, has developed a new 3D solar cell which if it ever gets commercialized could seriously change the face of solar power. Though he was encouraged in his research from his middle school science teacher, this is no mere school science experiment: the Davidson Institute has awarded Yuan a $25,000 scholarship for his research.
For More Read 12-Year Old Boy Will Save the World! His Solar Cell Absorbs 500 Times the Light of Existing Cells : TreeHugger.
Experiment Confirms Space-Time Vortex Around Earth
In the early 1900s, Albert Einstein postulated a theory of gravitation he called Relativity. In it, he said a bunch of seemingly crazy things about light bending, objects with mass dragging space and time along with them, and how the universe is hurtling away from itself–an expansion occurring at the speed of light. According to NASA, another facet of his theory has now been verified.
for more read: Experiment Confirms Space-Time Vortex Around Earth, Makes Our Heads Hurt | PCWorld.