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DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

  DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF                                                                                                          By Journalists Edward Kane & Maryanne Kane NEW, SMART CAR COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Source:  Skoda Czech Republic automaker Skoda is developing new car-to-pedestrian communications technology to help people cross the street more safely Animated messages & symbols are displayed on the car's illuminated grille, indicating, for example, that it's not safe to cross the street The system is unique technology using LED strip holders that are programmable & can be controlled separately Skoda is also developing a robot called IPA2X that is designed to help elderly, kids and the disabled to cross a road safely Th

Solar Bike "Highway" in South Korea

  20 Miles of Green Energy & Pedal Power Source:  South Korea Solar Bike Highway                                                       Source:  Daejeon, South Korea Source:  Solar Bike Highway                                           Source:  Solar Bike Highway                                   Source:  Sejong, SK Solar Energy and Green Transportation South Korea has built a 20 mile solar "bike highway" that is both green and highly innovative.  The solar bike lane sits on top of a 20 mile stretch of highway running between the city of Daejeon, which is a transportation hub with a population of 1.5 million and Sejong, the de-facto administrative capital of South Korea.  Solar panels cover the path's roof for the entire 20 miles.  They shield cyclists from the sun and also generate electricity.  The location is highly unusual as 3 lanes of highway traffic straddle either side of the solar bike path. Green Electricity The solar bike path is highly effective.  It produc

US & 100% Clean Electricity 2035 - Joe Biden

  President Biden Wants Solar Energy Costs Cut 60%                                                                 Source:  Stock Solar Farm Image s Biden Targets 100% Clean Electricity by 2035 In a big reversal of former President Donald Trump's denial of climate change, President Joe Biden has a very aggressive green energy agenda.  Mr. Biden wants to cut US solar energy costs by 60% within the next decade.  And, he pledges to decarbonize the US power industry by 2035 by having it run on entirely green energy.  He wants the industry to produce 100% green electricity by 2035.  President Biden is acutely aware of the global damage that greenhouse gas emissions are doing to the environment, including the waves of severe weather consistently hitting the US with forest fires, flooding and severe storms. New Green Energy Innovations The US Department of Energy (DOE) says that to achieve the President's solar goals, solar energy needs to be installed at five-times the current rate. 

Salt Based Nuclear Reactors - New Tech

Thorium Based Nuclear Power - Greener Electricity Source:  Thorium Powered Nuclear Reactor Global Innovation Research Thorium based nuclear reactors.  Global scientists are working on this promising greener form of nuclear energy.  Thorium is a moderately radioactive chemical.  It can be used as "fuel salt" in molten salt reactors to produce electricity.  It can't be used to produce nuclear weapons and produces much less dangerous waste than current nuclear power plants. Advantages of Thorium and Who Is Working On It The Netherlands and China are investing in this technology.  It offers the advantages of traditional reactors.  It's reliable, efficient and low carbon emissions electricity.  And that is without the big problems of radioactive waste and nuclear proliferation.  It's a promising and greener form of renewable nuclear energy. CERN The European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) believes thorium could be a radically disruptive source of cle