There is a fuel mileage revolution under way in over the road trucking.  Aerodynamic drag accounts for approximately 65% of the fuel consumed by semi tractor trailer rigs. There are four major areas of aerodynamic drag on a tractor-trailer, at the front of the tractor 25%, at the rear of the trailer 25%, at the [...]

The Esser-Kahn group from the University of California, Irvine led by Aaron P. Esser-Kahn, Ph.D. envisions using the amazingly efficient lungs of birds and the swim bladders of fish as inspiration for a new filtering system to remove carbon dioxide from electric power station smokestacks. The effort to capture CO2 comes from the major concern [...]

University of Washington (UW) engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power. The new communication technique, which the researchers call “ambient backscatter,” takes advantage of the TV and cellular transmissions that already surround us around the clock. Two devices [...]

JBI of Thorold, Ontario Canada has entered into an agreement with Rock-Tenn Company to convert Rock-Tenn’s mill by-product waste into petroleum products using JBI’s Plastic2Oil™ technology. JBI’s Plastic2Oil™  can use unwashed, mixed waste plastics.  JBI developed and scaled up the original processor, then enhanced and commercialized a process that converts difficult to recycle waste plastics [...]

ICF International a major consulting firm has let slip two news reports out of their research that should cause consumers to perk up and get on with conservation, energy saving and cost cutting measures. In the broad sense the two reports are showing a shortfall in generating capacity coming over the rest of the decade. [...]

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