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Motosola Solar Canopy
The Motosola solar canopy mounted on top of an electric motorcycle charges the battery of an electric bike by solar energy. In Asia, canopies on bikes are common to protect the riders from the sun. Motosola has taken that concept to a new level by inventing a canopy that's essentially a solar panel to pull in and utilize the energy of the sun to charge electric vehicles. The system consists of the canopy and a charge inverter. It's available as a 100 W or 150 W system. The company's prototype system in Shenzhen, China has been driven for more than three months without needing any recharge. The solar system has been sufficient to keep the batteries charged.
The company says that the system can generate up to 1.5kWh of electricity per day whether the bike is being ridden or it's parked. It's said to be easy to install and compatible with most motorbikes. When parked the canopy can be tilted to a 45 degree angle for maximum solar energy absorption. The company says the solar awning can be adapted to a range of electric vehicles including e-scooters and e-bikes. For a free listen to audiobooks I narrated on innovation in travel and green energy, go to https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N15VKCW/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i9
Technical University of Vienna's Landmark Cloaking Technology Research Source: Technical University of Vienna - Light Beams of Invisibility - Cloaking Tech Viennese Cloaking Cloaking technology has been a source of fascination in Star Trek and Harry Potter adventures. It's also among the Holy Grail for technologists. According to a study by physicists at Technical University of Vienna, it could become a reality with a specially designed material that can mask itself from other forms of light when it's hit with a "beam of invisibility". The Viennese have developed a special light wave, masking technology that they think delivers cloaking. They're experimenting with it and developing it. Shining the Light on New Cloaking Tech The concept involves shining a beam, like a laser, onto material from above to pump it full of energy. Here's the trick. The pattern that's projected into the object to render it invisible has to perfectly match the
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
New Fun Tech - Powered, Standup Water Board Source: Yanmar's on-water gadget Wheeebo From Japan, for Calm Waters It's called Wheebo and it's new, fun tech from Japan. Wheeebo is a battery powered, standup water board that can glide you across the water up to 3&1/2 mph. Invented by the marine engine manufacturer Yanmar, it's designed for relatively calm waters, controlled by shifting your weight on the board, has a hand held remote control for acceleration and is said to be easy for anyone to enjoy. For more details, go to Important Innovations Collection: New Water Sport - Wheeebo : Powered Board "Water Gadget" Source: Yanmar's Wheeebo From Japan at Speeds Up To 3&1/2 MPH This looks like a fun...