In a previous project I found a free tv and turned it into a giant solar scorcher. This shoots out a deadly beam of sunlight, that's hot enough to abuse food, melt metal and burn things you probably shouldn't. Today seemed like a good day to play with my Solar Scorcher. I positioned my frame and found the focal point, then added some concrete tiles as a base for my projects. Ok, I've got power, and I'll test it out with this piece of wood and when the light makes contact.
I've got instant fire. The sunlight at this spot is around 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, enough to melt this spot of concrete into a glowing orange liquid. I'm curious to see what I can do with all this heat so I've filled a glass bottle with water and I'll punch a hole in the cap. It's incredible to see that the instant I focus my lens on the bottle, it starts smoking. Just a few moments later this water is so hot it's boiling, and I'm a little nervous the bottle might blow. Yep, there it goes. The glass pieces are melting and that's cool,.
But now I want to try this on some food. I'll get some hot dogs, and when they hit the beam they really do get hot. This might be a little well done for my taste, and I'm still hungry so let's try an egg. The egg is actually working very well. It's so reflective it doesn't burn as fast, and even my wife is interested. A little salt and pepper and it's tempting to try a bite. Ok, so I wasn't actually expecting to eat this, but it looks safe enough, and.
Even my kids are anxious to try. Surprisingly, it's pretty good. Alright, let's see what else this will do. I'll try burning a penny, and, wow, it melted. How about a stack of pennies Yep, they're nothing but liquid metal now, and I'm thinking that slag in the mixture must be what's left of the copper coating. It's only taking about 4 seconds to melt these, and melting metal is really great, but now I want to see something burst. I wonder what would happen to this egg It's spewing some kind of debris and smoking like crazy. I hear.
Some little pops and it's even forming some interesting growths. huh, Look at that. But no explosion. How about if I put a pop top on this bottle of water and let the pressure build up Yeah, that's what I'm looking for. Let's do that again. The lid is back on, and pressure is building. Awesome! Alright, the sun is setting and I've readjusted my Aframe. I'm just wondering if this would ignite gasoline. It does. Hopefully it goes without saying that this is very dangerous and you shouldn't try this at home. Well, I'm convinced there's.
An insane amount of power behind these lenses. If you'd like to see where I got this one, take a look at my tutorial on how I hacked it out of an old TV. This one boiled water in less than a minute, welded a nickel to concrete, and instantly torched any piece of wood in it's way. Well that was fun, but I'm still hungry so I'll put everything away and go get some real home cooking. That's it for now. If you liked this project, perhaps you'll like some of my others. Check them out at thekingofrandom.
Pack Rat to use solar energy to power their store
4029'S UGOCHI ILOKA IS LIVE IN FAYETTEVILLE WITH WHY THE STORE IS GOING GREEN. UGOCHI YOU CAN COME OUT TO PACK RAT AROUND NOON TODAY AND CHECK OUT MORE THAN 340 NEW SOLAR PANELS. THOSE PANELS ARE NOW USED TO POWER UP THIS STORE. PACK RAT WENT GREEN TO HELP PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT. THE STORE ALSO SELLS ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY PRODUCTS FROM CLOTHES TO SHOES AND BOATS. THEY WANTED TO FOLLOW THAT THEME AND SAVE ENERGY INSTEAD OF WASTE IT LIKE FOSSIL FUEL DOES. THE RECYCLING COORDINATOR TELLS ME EVERY TIME WE FLIP ON A LIGHT.
VISIONS CTRLP Australias Largest Solar Cells
Melbourne researchers have successfully created Australia's largest and most flexible solar cells, with the aid of a new printer located at CSIRO. The scientists are part of a collaboration between research and industry partners called the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium VICOSC. This was achieved through the collaboration between The University of Melbourne and the Bio21 Institute, CSIRO, Monash University and industry partners including Bluescope Steel and security printing firm Innovia Security. In just three years the consortium has gone from making cells the size of a fingernail, to cells 10 centimetres square.
They are now able to print organic photovoltaic cells the size of an A3 sheet of paper. The consortium is now leading the world in the ability to print solar cells and using different printing technologies, but this is the beginning of the story. We're still developing the technologies, still developing the materials to enable us to print in a number of different ways for different applications. The new printer can roll out 10 metres of solar cells per minute, which is equivalent to producing one cell every two seconds. Using semiconducting inks, the researchers print the cells.
Straight onto paperthin flexible plastic or steel. So what we're looking at is, how can we use this technology in the short term, how can we print solar cells to enable advertising, can we put solar cells on to advertising material in shopping centres to drive an active display. So if somebody wants to advertise something with nice flashing lights then at the moment they drive that with batteries. In the longer term we see these materials being able to be coated on to buildings, into windows and on roofs to provide.
Power in a wide variety of locations and circumstances. As part of the consortium, graduate students working alongside scientists are involved in training and development programs to improve the technology in the long term. We're now right up there with the rest of the people in the world but we've also got a facility which is different. We now have a process through our collaboration where we take things from the very very beginning, from designing materials, from making devices in the lab scale right through the large scale printing, which is very very unusual in the world context.
Global journey underway for solar plane
An experimental plane will attempt to fly around the world. and rely only on power from the sun. Paul, whats the current status of this recordbreaking flight The Solar Impulse 2 took off on its second leg to India earlier on Tuesday. after arriving in Oman from Abu Dhabi where it began its epic journey. Its now flying over Pakistan as we speak And so far, all systems are green. The wings of plane, which span across a Boeing 747,. are equipped with 17thousand solar cells but it only weighs just 2andahalf.
Tons or about your average car. Two Swiss pilots will be at the helm during the unprecedented trip around the world, which seeks to prove that the future of flying is possible without fossil fuel. We want to show that climate change is a fantastic opportunity to bring on the market new clean technologies that save energy, save natural resources of our planet, make profit, create jobs, and sustain growth. The full mission is expected to be completed over the next 5 months. At an average speed 50 to 100 kilometers per.
Bubble wrap and other insulation products catch on in Korea as temperatures drop
With the drop in mercury levels,. insulation products have been gaining popularity here in Korea. The products are cheap and easy to install,. but just how effective are they in cutting heating costs Our Kim Minji takes a look. Bubble wrap,. commonly used to wrap fragile goods,. has been selling well in Korea not for its original purpose, but for its insulating effects. But just HOW effective is it In a recent experiment, a window was divided into three parts and one part was covered with a layer of bubble wrap, another with.
Two layers,. while a third part was left without it. The room was set at 20 degrees Celcius,. the temperature outside was minus 15. Two hours later,. the part without the bubble wrap had dropped to 13 degrees Celsius, while the part with one layer of bubble wrap was 15point5 degrees and the double layered part of the window was 16 degrees. As the results show,. bubble wrap helps prevent heat loss by about 3 degrees. For better results, it would be best not to cover the parts of the window that get.
The most sunlight,. so as to receive as much solar energy as possible. Another experiment was conducted to see how effective vinyl insulation film and paper weather strips were in blocking drafts. After the materials were placed, researchers directed a wind with a speed of five meters per second at the window and measured the pressure of the leaking air. When nothing was installed on the window, the pressure was seven. The window covered with wind vinyl had a pressure reading of zero meaning it had blocked the draft 100percent.
The paper weather strip, on the other hand, had a pressure reading of five,. meaning it was only able to block about 20 to 30 percent of the draft. A lot of households are placing insulation strips and bubble wrap on their windows. But before doing that, they must block the draft coming in from the windows and doors to make it effective. So go ahead and try a combination of these simple but effective methods to conserve the heat in your home, instead of worrying about your heating bill. Kim Minji, Arirang News.
PwC Power and renewable deals total boosted
According to a new quarterly analysis by PwC of merger and acquisition activity in the European power and renewables sector, significant deal activity is taking place in the power and utilities sector, proving the deal lull in the first three months of 2012 was only temporary. A flow of more than $100 million US dollars of transactions boosted total renewables deal value to 1.6 billion dollars. Heading the transactions was Belgian company Electrawind's US$538m reverse takeover of European Cleantech. Overseas interest in the European power sector during Q2 was centred primarily on the OGE sale and one big pipeline talking point will.
Does Recycling Actually Help
This episode of DNews is brought to you by the Toyota Prius. Let's lead the way. So you're walking down the street with an empty water bottle in your hand and toss it in a trashcan thinking it's one bottle. It's not the end of the world if I don't recycle it. Well, that one little bottle can make a big difference. Hey guys, Amy here with DNews. Plastics, and specifically plastic bottles, are one of the fastestgrowing elements of municipal waste in America. The Environmental Protection Agency EPA estimates that as.
Much as 12 percent of all U.S. solid waste is plastic products. That's a lot, and it's something we can actually do something about. Water bottles are typically made of polyethylene terephthalate or PET, and it's delightfully easy to recycle and reuse. When a PET bottle is recycled, it's sent to a facility where it is ground down into flakes, cleaned, then melted into small pellets. Those pellets can then be used to make new bottles a far more energy and cost efficient process than making a new bottle from raw.
Materials or recycled into something different. When a PET bottle isn't recycled, it goes to a landfill. And because it's not biodegradable it will sit there forever, taking up space and letting material that could be reused just sit there. The average American uses about 167 bottles of water each year. With about 316 million people living in this fair country, that amounts to 52,772,000,000 plastic water bottles every year. And of those 167 bottles, that average American only recycles 38 bottles, so that's about 12,008,000,000 recycled around the country. That means a little more than 40 billion bottles.
End up in landfills, which is equivalent to more than $1 billion in plastics. Granted, plastic water bottles are convenient. It's great to be able to grab a bottle when you're rushing through an airport and dehydrated, but we need to stop throwing them all away. About 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space is saved for every ton of plastic that is recycled. Which is good, though we're not exactly experiencing a landfill shortage. Though the number of landfills in America have decreased in the last two decades from nearly 8,000.
Sites to a little over 1,600, the average size has increased meaning they can store more materials. But recovery of materials, like plastic bottles sent for recycling, has also increased in the same time frame. And we can keep that trend going. If every person held on to one bottle a little longer until they found a recycling bin, we could save both resources and space. It's a really small thing to do, but the impact is significant. So, how often do you guys cart old bottles around until you find a place to recycle them.
Solar Team Eindhoven Crowdfund Tutorial
We have to start to live a more sustainable life. Fossil fuels are limited. All ingredients are already there knowledge, skills and there are enough possibilities but we need people who will accelerate the process We are Solar Team Eindhoven a team of 22 students of the University of Technology and we want to contribute to a more sustainable world. By developing a solarpowered family car we want to show the possibilities of sustainable mobility. This is where it all takes place. Together, we develop the car of tomorrow. We are represented in different disciplines.
Electrical and mechanical engineering, computer science, industrial design and the organization. We pull out all the stops to ensure we can deliver a spectacular product. In 2013 we created Stella world's first solarpowered family car. And with Stella, we competed in the World Solar Challenge in Australia. And we didn't just compete.. we also won! We are extremely proud of Stella. We believe she's the first step to the car of the future. A future where cars produce energy instead of consuming it. And with this team we are ready to make the next step to the car of the future.
Eventually, this car should be on your driveway. We designed the car even more efficient, more lightweight and more comfortable. The car is so efficient that it even produces more energy than it consumes.. even in Dutch weather conditions! The car is intelligent, for example the car can give suggestions for the optimal route by taking your calendar and the weather conditions into account. The design is ready and now we're working on the top of our game to produce the car. Let's build this car together and help us by investing in the future, in green energy.
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