Crazy Jet and Rocket Powered Vehicles

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I’ll Make It To The Game Yet!

Ever wondered what it would be like to travel in a jet-powered porta-potty? Me neither. Seeing someone else doing it still is interesting though. It’s every ten year old boy’s dream come true -a whole collection of jet and rocket powered vehicles, including fire trucks, recliners, tractors and more.

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Solar Powered Cargo Ship

Solar Powered Cargo Ship

Harnessing the sun in a big way

Solar-powered sails the size of a jumbo jet’s wings will be fitted to cargo ships, after a Sydney renewable energy company signed a deal with China’s biggest shipping line. The Chatswood-based Solar Sailor group has designed the sails, which can be retro-fitted to existing tankers.

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Bubble Exhaust System for Your Bike

 

Bubble Exhaust System for Your Bike

 Environmental issues are always more fun when spoken in bubble-talk

Bikes with bubble blowing machines are not new ideas–they’ve been in children’s toys for a while. But what if the bubbles were made using “green” biodegradable vegetable-based soap, and what if they were filled with seeds? Then bubbles would no longer be just a fun decoration, but a transportation tool that could help bring seeds to areas characterized by concrete (roads and bike paths). The designers at Society Creative llc. have designed a bike attachment for just this purpose called Bloom, an accessory that will help you to “pedal green” into the everywhere you go. According to the designers, “the Bloom device is meant to be a subversive and inspirational tool for our concrete jungles.”

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Super Powered Solar Cells

1366 Super Powered Solar Cells

Light (here from a red laser) hits the Light-Capturing Ribbon,
then reflects back off the surface of the glass and illuminates the silicon matrix.

An MIT researcher has found a way to significantly improve the efficiently of an important type of silicon solar cells while keeping costs about the same. The technology is being commercialized by a startup in Lexington, MA, called 1366 Technologies, which today announced its first round of funding. Venture capitalists invested $12.8 million in the company.

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