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Charge Your Smartphone With The Power Of Your Breath

Just in time for the release of The Dark Knight Rises comes this stylish Bane mask, which is perfect for cosplayers and those who just want to channel their inner Ba….wait, what? This isn’t a Bane mask, but rather a conceptual device that allows you to charge your iPhone with the power of breath? Hmmm….tell [...]

Wind farms: is Britain ‘running out of wind’?

A decline in the average wind speed over the last few years may mean the end for wind turbines. Over the last year the average wind speed across Brita…

Worlds Largest Windfarm Coming to Oregon

The contract has been signed for the Shepherds Flat wind farm in Oregon, which will cover 30 square miles, and is expected to generate 2 billion kilowatt hours of energy every year. That will provide 10% of the power California needs! Good to see we are finally moving forward with green technology. Independent power producer Caithness [...]

Kite-Powered Generator

Image: KiteGen Research The Italian firm KiteGen Research is developing a generator that harnesses the wind through kites. As a kite flies into the air, it unspools a cord that cranks the turbine. Carina Storrs writes in Popular Science: The company developed a prototype that flies 200-square-foot kites to altitudes of 2,600 feet, where wind streams are [...]