How's this for an insane idea that just might work Scott in Julie Bruce aw have been working on making roads out of solar panels I know that sounds crazy but listen to this quote finding a way to replace regular concrete roads with ones they can better services stable world has long been their dream the solar panels are covered with four square foot glass hexagon panels the glass panels are designed not only to withstand the heaviest I've trucks bar also textured encouraging tires to grip the surface and water to run of.
The solar panels underneath generate energy from the Sun which can not only power nearby communities but also the electric vehicles they drive above them the power could also fuel embedded heating elements that would melt ice and snow a century making plateaus obsolete to top it all off the power also lights up yellow LED lights instead of painted on road lines making nighttime driving safer so is this again it's a seemingly crazy idea but it's actually working so far it's been boosted by two phases of funding that they've received from the.
US Federal Highway Administration and they've successfully built up parking lot that they say can withstand wat generate electricity in ultimately help fight climate change we think that this is like a road up the future all the things I just listed they could do that's fuckin mind blowing you can create get a concrete roads and have like a smart road basically now the roads if installed everywhere which I knows a really optimistic goal at least right now who knows what the future holds but it has the ability to cut American greenhouse gas production.
By 75 percent are you wanna talk about really making a dent in climate change cutting carbon emissions seventy five percent that's amazing are so as a right now they have an IndieGoGo campaign they're trying to raise a million dollars they have about 250,000 dollars right now and they even have their first big time customer the town of standpoint Idaho wants to be the first to implement these kinds roads look I think it's the future url immediately say if it's not this specifically that's the future it's going to be something similar because we.
Can't meet continue with this you know the kind engines we have now in the car pollution that we're doing now in now we know the toll it takes on the environment in the planet n is just not sustainable it's not sustainable and the problem is that as a right now it's so hard to really get these things going and really implementing it but because the fossil fuel industry has a stranglehold on the government in fact I'm surprised they even got a grant from the uh Federal Highway Administration.
Strong storm causes power outages in Sacramento
CERTAINLY THE WIND HAS PICKED UP OVER THE LAST HOUR AND THE RAIN IT DEFINITELY HAS GOTTEN STRONGER OVER THE LAST 10 MINUTES IN DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO. I WANT TO GIVE YOU A LOOK OUT OVER DOWNTOWN. THESE DRIVERS MAKE THEIR WAY HOME AT THE END OF THIS WORK WEEKEND YOU CAN SEE IT IS SLOW GOING ON BOTH SIDES NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND I FIVE THROUGH DOWNTOWN. THE DRIVERS OFTEN EXPECT BACKUPS AND SLOWDOWNS ON RINGING EVENINGS. POWER OUTAGES HAD PEOPLE IN THE DARK TODAY FOR HOURS. HE SHOWED US HIS CONVENIENCE.
STORE THIS MORNING, DARK AFTER A POWER OUTAGE LAYING DOWN LIGHTNING. BLAMED ON LIGHTNING. THE STORE AISLES WERE DARK, THE STREETLIGHTS STOPPED WORKING AND NEXTDOOR, THE PHARMACY COULD ONLY SERVE SOME OF ITS CUSTOMERS. WE WERE PRETTY DEAD IN THE WATER. WE ARE JUST LETTING PEOPLE PICK UP PRESCRIPTIONS THAT WERE ALREADY FELT. LIGHTNING WAS BLAMED FOR AN OUTAGE THAT CUT OFF POWER TO REGIONAL TRANSIT. WELCOME RAIN THAT PEOPLE WALKED IN HAD WAITED FOR, AND WERE READY FOR. FINALLY, THE RAIN IS HERE. IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME.
Is it Better to Walk or Run in the Rain
On those cold, rainy days when you forget your rain jacket or umbrella and you want to stay as dry as possible should you walk and spend more time in the rain Or should you run, which means you'll be smashing into more raindrops from the side Assuming you haven't been fully soaked yet and you aren't jumping into puddles, the answer is simple. As you move out of the way of one falling raindrop, you move into the way of another. So the amount of rain hitting the top of you is constant, regardless of how.
Fast you're going. Alternatively, you can picture that the raindrops themselves are stationary and you and the earth beneath you are moving upwards through the rain! And since the volume of a parallelepiped that's a 3D parallelogram doesn't depend at all on its slant, then no matter how fast you're moving horizontally the same amount of rain will land on top of you each second. Now, if you're not moving, the rain from the top is all you'll get. But if you ARE moving, you'll also run into raindrops from the side and you'll get wetter. So in any given second,.
You stay driest by standing still, and the faster you move the wetter you become. But if you're trying to get from point A to point B, then standing still won't do you much good. And en route from point A to point B, the total amount of rain you run into from the side has nothing to do with how fast you're going just like how a snowplow will plow the same amount of snow from a stretch of road regardless of the exact speed it drives. In the case of running through the rain, you can figure that out using parallelepipeds.
Again. So over a given period of time, the same amount of rain will hit you from the top, regardless of how fast you're going. And over a given distance, you'll hit the same amount of rain from the side again, regardless of how fast you're going. So your total wetness is equal to the wetness per second for rain from the top times the amount of time you spend in the rain, plus the wetness per meter for rain from the side times the number of meters you travel.
Philae probe sends back images but has battery problems ,
After an epic tenyear journey through the darkest reaches of space, the final steps of the Rosetta mission havent gone quite according to plan. Its probe managed to touchdown on the comet, but only after bouncing twice and landing on its side in the shadow of a crater wall. Scientists at the European Space Agency fear the probes batteries could be about to give out. with no change of popping out there with a spare. Ji Myungkil reports. The Philae space probe that made history by touching down on a comet halfabillion kilometers.
From Earth has achieved another remarkable first by sending back stunning images of the comets surface. One of the photos released by the European Space Agency shows one of the landers legs and the jagged rocky surface of the comet. The agency thinks the lander could be resting on its side possibly with one leg extended into open space. And concerns are rising about the probes battery life. Philae appears to be sitting under the shadow of a huge crater wall so scientists may have a hard time recharging its solar batteries.
Scientists had been hoping for six to seven hours of sunlight to charge the batteries but it looks like Philae will only get a maximum of two hours of illumination during every 12 hour rotation of the comet. Under the current circumstances, Philae may cease to operate beyond Saturday. Engineers are thinking of repositioning the probe to maximize the landers exposure to sunlight. Regardless of what happens in the coming hours. the missions priority will be on collecting as much information as possible from the comet. Researchers hope to pull up some subsurface.
Solar iPhone Charger
How a Solar iPhone Charger Helps You Always Stay Connected.A solar iPhone charger is a great way to start introducing solar power in normal people's lives.The world has long known that solar power needs to be promoted much more than what is being done currently, and along with hydro power, it must be made one of the most extensively used energy sources.Most Smartphone models consume a lot of energy due to their sharp, bright and high resolution display and of course all those applications that, besides offering a great experience, takes a huge toll on the batteries of the devices. USB chargers are certainly portable.
And can be carried along but it is not always possible to find a source of electricity to charge the Smartphone all the time. Even if you do find a plug point somewhere, you cannot simply sit beside it for half an hour to let your battery get recharged to some extent so it can be used for another few hours. Moreover, in reality it is not possible for someone to end up charging a Smartphone twice or on more occasions every day. A solar iPhone charger can solve the problem. Solar iPhone chargers can work anywhere during.
The daytime and there is no need to use any plug in or get stacked at the corner of a caf. One can freely roam about doing their tasks while the Smartphone gets charged. A normal solar iPhone charger of present times is much better than what certain solar power panels were a decade back. Most people may have the opinion that solar iPhone charger would not be able to offer enough charge or within a short time. While it is true that electricity is a much stronger source of power than a solar iPhone charger, in reality, the.
ISolar Plus charger can recharge your dead smartphone battery enough to call or surf the Web in just thirty minutes, and completely recharge your phone and the external battery in the case in under four hours. However, you do not need to dedicate any separate time to get your Smartphone charged, you do not have to look for a plug point and it is also absolutely free. All these benefits certainly make a solar phone charger a cool accessory to own. Since environmental concerns are well known, you are perhaps aware of such benefits.
Enphase Envoy EMU Enphase Energy communications gateway for the Enlighten website.
Hi. my name is Isaac. I'm with Wholesale Solar. I have here the Enphase Monitoring Unit. If you have Enphase Microinverters you definately want to have a monitoring system. This allows you to monitor up to 300 Microinverters and solar panels in your system and you get maximum powerpoint tracking for each one. This monitoring system allows you to see each and every panel via an online web display. The greatest thing about it is that you don't have to connect it to the inverters themselves. All you have to do is plug this into any.
Water problems persist in California Usage is up
THAT MEANS THE DROUGHT CONTINUES. THE SNOWPACK PROVIDES ABOUT A THIRD OF THE WATER NEEDED. HERE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF JUST HOW DRY IT IS. THE WOMAN WALKING HER DOG THIS MORNING, THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PART OF FOLSOM LAKE. THE LAKE IS VERY LOW, AND WATER MANAGERS ARE CAPTURING AND FOLDING AS MUCH WATER AS THEY CAN, KNOWING THERE IS NOT MUCH SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS. WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE TONIGHT. MARK FINAN IS GOING TO JOIN US IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES WITH A LOOK AT THE WATER LEVELS.
WE START WITH DAVID BIENICK WHO IS LOOKING INTO HOW WELL PEOPLE ARE DOING IN CONSERVING THE WATER WE DO HAVE. CALIFORNIANS DID A PRETTY GOOD JOB. WE MET THE GOVERNOR'S GOAL OF REDUCING WATER BY 20, BUT IN JANUARY, THOSE NUMBERS SLIPPED, DOWN ONLY 9 COMPARED TO TWO YEARS EARLIER. MARK PRESCOTT WAS BLOWING AIR ON HIS YARD IN EAST SACRAMENTO TODAY, BUT HE SAYS HE STILL SEES SOME OF HIS NEIGHBORS USING THEIR SPRINKLER SYSTEMS, EVEN THOUGH IT IS WINTER AND LAWNS ARE MOSTLY DORMANT. MOST OF THE PEOPLE, IT'S JUST.
BECAUSE THEY HAVE LEFT IT ON. THEY'VE GOT THEIR PROGRAM. THAT'S RIGHT. OFFICIALS SAID IT KNEW NUMBERS INDICATE THAT SPRINKLERS HAVE BEEN COMING BACK ON ACROSS THE STATE. THAT IS BECAUSE AFTER A RELATIVELY WET DECEMBER, JANUARY WAS UNUSUALLY DRY. I THINK PEOPLE MAY HAVE FOUGHT WITH ALL OF THAT RAIN IN DECEMBER, THE DROUGHT MUST BE OVER. THE WATER IS CONSIDERING ADDING MORE RESTRICTIONS. FOR EXAMPLE, OFFICIALS MAY LIMIT THE NUMBER OF WATERING DAYS BASED ON DIFFERENT REGIONS. AGAIN, IN HOTTER, DRIER CLIMATES, FOLKS ARE GOING TO USE MORE WATER.
WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO LOOK AT, WHAT IS THE NORM ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY, THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO HAS BEEN AMONG THE MOST AGGRESSIVE FOR WATER ENFORCEMENT. 5700 WARNINGS ISSUED LAST YEAR, PLUS 319 $50 FINES, 30 $200 FINES, AND EVEN ONE $1000 FINE. THE ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC WATER AGENCIES AGREES IT MAY BE TIME TO STEP UP ENFORCEMENT BUT SAYS FORCING PEOPLE TO PAY FINES IS NOT THE ONLY WAY. ONE OF THE INNOVATIONS THAT SOME OF THE AGENCIES HAVE BEEN PUSHING IS THE WATER SCHOOL, THE.
The Beast Ebike by Daymak Toronto, Ontario
Gas prices are on the rise pollution is getting worse traffic is not getting any better the solution to city driving riding ebikes are much more popular these days and now people are using them as their main means of transportation but they do have limitations you or you can only ride them on paved roads you need to plug them in. We spent over two years developing this product. We wanted something different something unique we came up with the beast the beast is an on road and an offroad bike that goes.
Anywhere and charges anywhere just imagine you can ride anywhere from the beach to the trails offroad or in in the city what makes his bike unique it's a solar battery pack that we developed it features three solar panels that trickle charge battery continuously it adds up to ten kms per day or seven miles for every 10 hours of daylight so while you're sitting or what you're writing the bike is recharging you go to work you come back and your batteries are charged California Utah Nevada it also comes with USB ports we can plug in your iPod to iPod on your notebook.
And it is actually portable so you use it as a battery backup generator this ebike thanks to this technology is one of the greenest vehicles on the market today it's been really exciting riding the Beast electric bicycle around people's reaction has given us a lot of feedback that we have incorporated in our Design we at Daymak believe in creating cool products that reduce the carbon footprint we believe with the Beast we have actually accomplish that and then some it's useful it goes anywhere and it's a green product the Beast.
Storm cleanup underway in South Boston
TIME NOW IS 95 4. THE SNOW IS FALLING AGAIN AND WE'RE GOING TO GET EVEN MORE SNOW. NEWSCENTER 5'S FRANK HOLLAND IS LIVE FOR US IN SOUTH BOSTON. FRANK ANTOINETTE, THE CLEANUP CONTINUES HERE IN SOUTH BOSTON. RIGHT NOW TRYING TO CLEAR UP A GINORMOUS SNOW BANK. THIS IS ONE OF THE MORE DIFFICULT AREAS TO TRY TO GET TO THE CORNER SNOW BANKS BECAUSE SOMETIMES THEY DON'T KNOW IF CARS ARE UNDERNEATH THERE. THEY ALSO HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR PEDESTRIANS AND PEOPLE DRIVING BY. THE MBTA ALSO DOING CLEANUP ON.
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