Why Don’t We Have Water Powered Cars Yet?

Hey there, welcome to Life Noggin! Hey there! Welcome to my garage-slash-workshop-slash-Olympic-sized swimming pool room. And it’s the perfect place to work on my new invention, a water-powered car! Well, ok, it’s not *technically* my invention. The idea for water-powered cars has been kicking around for ages. Jules Verne wrote that “water will be the […]

Nuclear Fusion Reactor ITER: MEGAPROJECTS (Part 7)

No list of megaprojects would be complete without including the largest-ever science project. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (or, ITER) is a collaboration between China, the European Union, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United States that is under construction in Southern France where researchers will attempt to see if they can, essentially, recreate […]

How to Power the World for Just Two Cents | Frank van Mierlo | TEDxBeaconStreet

When I was a boy, we played with something called Vuurstenen which translates as “fire rocks”. One rock on its own is rather useless. But two rocks together? Two rocks together can give a magnificent spark. In that collision, there’s energy, a spark, and this is a talk about rocks, energy and the spark of […]

A Solar-Powered Step In The Fight Against Water Scarcity | Joe’s Big Idea | NPR

I grew up in Southern California, where I was exposed to severe droughts at an early age. Water is so essential in our daily lives. But there are places where there just isn’t the infrastructure. In fact, 844 million people lack easy access to safe drinking water. Access to water should be a right for […]


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8 HUMAN POWERED AIRCRAFT & Pedal Powered Flying Machines

– [Narrator] Human powered flight is about as green as it gets. Add that to dreams of reaching the heavens and you get the top eight human powered aircraft. Number eight, the Snowbird. We as humans have spent centuries trying to fly before finally developing the technologies needed to soar with the birds. And in […]

Google’s Amazing Floating Data Centers

Google is in the final stages of building a four-story tall data center on a ship in San Francisco Bay that will be not only cooled, but also powered, renewably, by the ocean. An investigative report by CNET left little doubt that the secretive project is the work of Google, who has set the project […]

24 Weirdest Japanese Inventions That Actually Exist

that Smurfs presents 24 weirdest Japanese inventions number one full-body umbrella this umbrella was made for people who want to complete protection from the rain at first glance it looks like a typical umbrella during a particularly heavy rainstorm with high winds a second clear umbrella can be released and it will go down to […]

Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy

The electricity powering the lights in this theater was generated just moments ago. Because the way things stand today, electricity demand must be in constant balance with electricity supply. If in the time that it took me to walk out here on this stage, some tens of megawatts of wind power stopped pouring into the […]