Membranes of graphene – single atom layer carbon “sheets” – have unexpected and rather unusual properties that seem set to enable several new technologies
Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
The breakthrough raises the prospect of extracting hydrogen fuel from air and burning it as a carbon-free source of energy in a fuel cell to produce electricity and water with no damaging waste products.
Is GMO Farming Poisoning The World’s Drinking Water?
Monsanto’s Herbicide Linked To Groundwater Contamination
In a groundbreaking study published in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last year, evidence surfaced that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto’s patented herbicide Roundup, is flowing freely into the groundwater in areas where it is being applied.1 The researchers found that 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain, had levels beyond the limit of quantification – indicating that, despite the manufacturer’s claims, glyphosate herbicide does not break down rapidly in the environment, and is accumulating there in concerning quantities.
‘Miracle’ tech turns water into fuel
…synthetic fuels would be a good interim option, especially if they could be cleanly produced — as Sunfire GmbH has done. The Dresden-based cleantech company has unveiled a rig — the first of its kind — that uses what it calls “Power-to-Liquid” technology to convert H2O and CO2 into liquid hydrocarbons — synthetic petrol, diesel and kerosene
Stephan A. Schwartz
Cooling eats up 15 per cent of the energy used by humans. A huge factor in making the transition out of the carbon era. As this report explains a new technology may change that game fundamentally. This is potentially very good news.
Device cools itself in the blazing-hot Sun