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AirRenew™ Gypsum Board is for use in interior walls and ceilings and is specially designed to offer a healthier living and working environment by improving indoor air quality and offering peace of mind for generations.
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With the BioLight stove, there is no need to ever carry fuel again. Forget about canisters of petroleum or chopped firewood, this compact stove is designed to use nothing but small stick for fuel. All you have to do is load the fuel chamber with small wooden sticks and light the fire. Once the flames get going, a thermoelectric generator starts up and runs off of the excess heat created by the fire. An electric fan pulls the gas from the burning wood and mixes in oxygen. This oxygen greatly intensifies the flame enough to bring one liter of water up to a boil is about four minutes. This makes it possible to cook your meal with nothing more than twigs for fuel. This really is a perfect campsite accessory.
...The solid state thermoelectric generator is so efficient that while the stove is lit, the generator has electricity to spare. To take advantage of this energy, the stove is equipped with a USB charging port.With the BioLight stove, there is no need to ever carry fuel again..
Sycamore Ceiling Fan: Works Smarter, Not Harder
...Modeled on the wing-like shape of a seed pod from a Sycamore tree, the Sycamore Ceiling Fan could be such a design. Their innovative, airfoil-like blade design allows them to create the same airflow as a conventional flat-winged fan, but at much lower speeds; this results in lower energy consumption, less noise, and great modern looks to boot.
PepsiCo Unveils 100 Percent Plant-Based Bottle
...The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials. Ultimately, Pepsi plans to also use orange peels, oat hulls, potato scraps and other leftovers from its food business.
The new bottle looks, feels and protects the drink inside exactly the same as its current bottles, said Rocco Papalia, senior vice president of advanced research at PepsiCo.
Global Village Construction Set
Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible
The researchers found a way to make an “optical battery,” said Stephen Rand, a professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics and Applied Physics.
In the process, they overturned a century-old tenet of physics.
“You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We’ve all been taught that this doesn’t happen,” said Rand, an author of a paper on the work published in the Journal of Applied Physics. “It’s a very odd interaction. That’s why it’s been overlooked for more than 100 years.”...
A Simple Trick That Can Save $6 Billion in Diesel Fuel
...The Economist reports that small South Carolina company has devised a simple gadget called "Under Tray."
A metal and plastic structure mounts under the rear of the trailer and directs onrushing air up and into the low pressure area behind the trailer, reducing the vacuum and lessening its pull on the truck.
Once its installed, there is no servicing or additional cost.
They estimate that "Under Tray" can reduce a rig's fuel consumption by as much as 12%. Which, when you tally everything up would save $6 billion in diesel fuel annually, and pay for itself in about a year.
Coming soon, the test-tube burger: Lab-grown meat 'needed to feed the world'
The first ‘test-tube’ hamburger is only a year away, scientists claim.
They believe the product, beef mince grown from stem cells, could pave the way for eating meat without animals being slaughtered...
MyOpenForum Lab Grown Meat thread
Chevron Bets on Indonesia Volcanoes (video)
June 15 -- Bloomberg's Stuart Biggs reports from Salak, Indonesia, four hours south of Jakarta, about Chevron Corp.’s expansion in geothermal energy output in the region. The company relies on underground steam rising through 84 wells to spin power generators in a rainforest which sits atop the biggest reserves of volcanic heat for making clean energy in the world. Stephen Green, former head of Chevron’s Indonesia and Philippines operations and now its vice president of policy, government and public affairs, also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)
Preliminary Report: Geothermal Energy, The Potential For Clean Power From The Earth
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