Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.


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Thank you David for this submission. Speaking of energy. I’m reading one of Shell’s scenarios (this one called scenarios to 2050) examining the energy environment. Has anyone read any of this material? What do you think?
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Thank you David for this submission. Speaking of energy. I’m reading one of Shell’s scenarios (this one called scenarios to 2050) examining the energy environment. Has anyone read any of this material? What do you think?

Springfield? Photos & Gif By David Hanjani

www.photographyofdavidhanjani.tumblr.com

This graph dramatically illustrates the rapidly decreasing price of solar power.

think-progress:

Solar power’s massive price drop, in one graph.

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A brilliant and innovative solar powered device charger!

astrotastic:

expectations-n-reality:

timgspears:

Window Socket - Kyuho Song & Boa Oh


So this is an absolutley brilliant idea! Just attach the plug on to a window and it will harness solar energy. A small converter will convert it into electricity which can be freely used as a plug when you are in the car, on a plane or outside.

Love this design and I really think it has a great potential.

You look at stuff like this and you know it’s designed by a designer not an engineer. Because it’s almost always impractical. You can never generate enough energy to power anything with such a tiny solar panel.

Plus. 1000mAh. That’s not even enough to charge your iPhone.

The first computer ever made was bigger than a small house. Now you have one that not only fits in your pocket, but also does countless other things with even more efficiency. There are plenty of practical designs out there that could be improved upon and improved upon over and over, so who says these types of things can’t work?

emergentfutures:

Global Clean Energy Investment a Record $263 Billion in 2011

“Clean energy investment, excluding research and development, has grown by 600 percent since 2004, on the basis of effective national policies that create market certainty,” saidPhyllis Cuttino, director of Pew’s Clean Energy Program. “This increase was due in part to the number of countries that have implemented effective national policies to support the clean energy market. In the United States, which attracted $48 billion last year, investors took advantage of the country’s stimulus programs before they expired at the end of 2011, as well as the production tax credit for electricity from renewable energy, which is to end this December.”


Full Story: Pew