Story telling clock, Floating solar grids, Liquid electricity


A guy named Mike Bodge realized that every second some on twitter is mentioning about what time it is while tweeting something. By mining the time and what is told Bodge developed a clock called Chirp clock that tells you a mini story (a tweet) every minute. With this twist a dumb time clock becomes a story teller of what people are tweeting every second. The time will be displayed based on where you are on the globe and stories or tweets will be running in the background. When you are alone or bored this time piece becomes your story teller every second. Check out this cool idea in action at  below links

http://chirpclock.com/#  Mike bodge’s link http://bod.ge/

Floating solar grids

While most of the solar energy is generated by panels that are sitting on vast areas of land , water that covers 1/3rd of the planet was lying waste until Solaris a Israel based company came up with an idea of floating solar grids in waste water treatment plants. The idea can be used in other places such as wastewater ponds, sewage treatment pools, dams, and reservoirs also. Solaris came up with this idea by accident. They are trying to solve a problem of concentrated solar panels heating up fast and in order to cool those down they realized the new idea of floating solar grids on the water surface. The water evaporated will cool the grids and also generates electricity while floating on the water surface. It is so beneficial to develop solar systems to be on water than on land since land is not available for huge solar plants to be established while we have vast oceans lying around us. With a combination of ocean thermal energy, solar and wind energy this idea can generate a viable business for enterprising business people. Get to know more from the following links

http://www.solaris-synergy.com/

http://www.ecomagination.com/bobbing-for-power-floating-solar-panels-show-potential

Liquid electricity A group  of scientists came up with storing liquid electrictiy with the help of a bacteria   Ralstonia eutropha that is genetically modified to generate electricity fuel and CO2 as byproduct. Learn more from the following links

http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Ralstonia_eutropha

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=turning-carbon-dioxide-back-into-fuel

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6076/1596.abstract

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2 thoughts on “Story telling clock, Floating solar grids, Liquid electricity

  1. As you know, we have to reduce the vibration to install Floating Solar Panels all over the place. Because, it makes many kinds of problems! The vibration’s caused by wind, waves and external forces. New Floating Body Stabilizer for Floating Solar Panels has been created in South Korea. The Floating Body Stabilizers generate drag force when Floating Solar Panels are being rolled and pitched on the water. Recently, this Floating Body Stabilizer’s using to reduce the Vibration of Floating Solar Panels in South Korea.

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