The sOccket is an energy harvesting sports product, intended for children in emerging markets. It makes use of inductive-coil technology to generate, and store energy, in the ball whilst it is being played with. When the game of soccer (football) has been concluded, the child can return home with a fully charged ball, and using the built-in fixture, connect a LED lamp to illuminate the home. Although the product is still in a prototype format with trials being conducted throughout the African...
'Nanobubbles' plus chemotherapy equals single-cell cancer targeting
Nanobubbles' + Chemotherapy Equals Single-Cell Cancer Targeting Using light-harvesting nanoparticles to convert laser energy into "plasmonic nanobubbles," researchers at Rice U are developing new methods to inject drugs and genetic payloads directly into cancer cells. In tests on drug-resistant cancer cells researchers found that delivering chemotherapy drugs with nanobubbles was up to 30x more deadly to cancer cells than traditional drug treatment and required less than 1/10 the clinical dose.
Golden potential for gold thin films
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a relatively simple and inexpensive technique for directing the self-assembly of nanoparticles into device-ready thin films with microdomains of lamellar (left) or cylindrical morphologies.Thin films such as these have potential applications for a wide range of fields, including computer memory storage, energy harvesting, energy storage, remote-sensing, catalysis, light management and the emerging new field of plasmonics.
Alma Tree Lamp is an innovative lighting design concept that takes energy directly from nature without destroying it. Designed to be plugged directly into a tree, this project explores the energy created when a tree “communicates” with its soil. By harvesting and storing this energy, Alma forgoes the need for a grid power source, lighting up the streets while highlighting the beauty of plant life.
Rainwater Harvesting, an ancient technology, has many contemporary upgrades. In a world with water scarcity, rainwater is a resource. In places without sanitation, rainwater is safe, if collected and stored safely. In a world of expensive plastic bottles of water wasting energy and packaging, rainwater harvesting is way preferable. Here is a system for a whole village. Kinda beautiful. Its name, Askash Ganga, translates as "river from the Sky"
FLOW is a renewable energy harvesting tidemill like no other — the vessel not only generates energy with the rise and fall of each tide, but also produces music! The structure, created by Owl Project and Ed Carter floats on the River Tyne in Northern England. Filled with acoustic machines, FLOW produces musical magic as the building harnesses energy from the passing waves.
GREENPIX Zero Energy Media Wall Lights up Beijing
The Greenpix Zero Energy Media Wall is the world’s largest color LED display, and has a self sustaining energy life-cycle. Harvesting sunlight collected during the day via photovoltaic solar cells, the wall uses stored solar energy to light up the LED’s for a spectacular nighttime show.
Harvesting the tides in Northern Ireland | DW | 06.09.2011
Harvesting the tides in Northern Ireland Underwater turbines off the Irish coast tap into one of the largest sources of green energy: oceans. Energy source: hydropower Project type: a tidal power plant to harness energy from the sea Plant capacity: 1.2 Megawatts Project size : Supplying energy to a small town of around 10,000 residents