A couple of rules that most people can agree on: Humans need water to survive, and that while living in groups humans will produce waste water of some kind. How to keep that water clean and divest ourselves of that waste has been an ongoing problem, especially in large scale urban living environments. However, new technology from Pennsylvania State University might not only clean water, but produce enough electrical power to be self-sustaining.
A group of scientists in Canada have managed to create a hybrid sodium ion capacitor (NIC) from peanut shells. They claim to have blurred the lines between conventional ion batteries and super-capacitors, thereby offering a much bet... Read Post
Many power plants need lots of water. They burn fuel or split atoms to boil water to produce steam to turn a turbine that drives a generator to produce electricity. This process produces lots of waste heat, which must be dissipated ... Read Post