Browsing the "Electric Grid" Category

Slingatron Kickstarter Promises Cheaper, Cleaner Space Missions

July 29th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Derek Tidman was fascinated by magnetic rail-guns and launching heavy things really, really far. Rather than turn his attentions to pumpkins and cattle, however, Tidman invented combined a futuristic rail-gun with an ancient hunting weapon to create the Slingatron – a cheaper, cleaner way to put Earth-bound payloads into orbit


Suck and Fail: Project Better Place to be Liquidated

June 1st, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Project Better Place partnered with Nissan and Renault to create a battery-swap system that would be very familiar to anyone who buys a lot of cordless power tools, but the once-promising company looks like it's headed the way of the Dodo, if reports are to be believed


Solar-Powered Glowing Roads Could Save Lives

January 9th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

The thought of being able to clearly see the separation between two lanes in the worst of storms, whether you are in rain, sleet, snow, fog, or any other type of weather is a wonderful thought that provides peace of mind. Researchers at Studio Roosegaard have developed a prototype that makes this wonder a reality. It is a glowing lane line!


U.S. Military Testing EVs As Battery Backups For Bases

December 5th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

While electric cars are usually considered a bastion of leftie liberalism, a huge supporter of alternative energy sources has been the U.S. military. One benefit of technolgies like solar power and electric vehicles is their off-the-grid capability. The Fort Carson Army base in Colorado is undergoing an experimental “microgrid” that will use electric vehicle batteries to provide backup power in the event of a large scale power outage.



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