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Renewable Energy Breakthrough Technology
Based On Photosynthesis in a Leaf, Artificial Photosynthesis
Source" stock image of leaves in the Sun
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
The new technology is an artificial version of photosynthesis. It's a dreamed-for renewable energy technology that top scientists and engineers have been chasing for decades. Artificial photosynthesis has just been achieved by a team of scientists at the renowned Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California.
Photosynthesis is the sunlight-driven, chemical reaction process that leaves and algae use to convert CO2 into cellular fuel. Led by scientist Heinz Frei, the Berkeley Lab team has developed an artificial photosynthesis system. It's composed of nano-sized tubes capable of all of the key steps in fuel generation.
Big Green Deal
This new green, renewable energy technology is a very big deal. The new technology has the potential to generate vast amounts of renewable energy by using the CO2 in the air.
Solar Fuel Tiles
Source: Berkeley Lab - solar fuel tile
The design enables the rapid flow of protons, generated by splitting water molecules inside the tube, to the outside where they combine with CO2 and electrons to form fuel. The basic unit of the system is small, square, solar fuel tiles containing billions of the nanotubes.
The team says their system is doable. Their challenge is scaling the system up to be able to make energy in the terawatts range, replacing fossil fuels left in the ground. They also say the system will have to produce a liquid hydrocarbon fuel for use in the trillions of dollar worth of current infrastructure and technology.
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
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic