Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2014-02-01 10:48
Elon Musk, engineer and business magnate, is here to talk to you about the future innovations that will change life as we know it. The conversation is incredible - and ongoing. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2014-01-11 13:29
Laughlin outlines his recent book, Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow. Robert takes the audience past contemporary politics through a mental journey to a time, several centuries from now, when nobody uses carbon-based fuel out of the ground anymore, either because they have banned the practice or it is gone. Thinking through the energy and climate problem backward in this way is easy to do, and it helps clarifies the present-day situation.
Michigan Technological University, in collaboration with professionals from NASA, the Naval Research Laboratory, and the Space Solar Power Institute, will host a Space Solar Power (SSP) workshop to clarify the challenges facing SSP implementation. Michigan Tech’s Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics departments have been actively conducting SSP research. The workshop is being offered to academics, industry professionals, and members of professional associations related to renewable energy to focus on SSP’s challenges and opportunities.
Motivation: Thirty seven states and many countries have initiated Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) and other initiatives to adopt improved energy alternatives, such as ground-based solar, bio-fuel, and wind. SSP satellites, however, appear to be the most attractive of these; large-scale, baseload , low CO2 emissions, near zero fuel and water use, among other key advantages.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2013-01-23 13:12
GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent. For free.
Don Sadoway, Professor of Materials Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presents his invention, the liquid metal battery, designed to be a stable, low cost battery that can store alternative energy.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2012-05-02 16:09
In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening -- like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks -- but some require a bigger vision.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Mon, 2011-12-05 14:37
Greg is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Power and Energy Initiative, and Associate
Director of the Center for Energy at the University of Pittsburgh. He has more than 25 years of combined industry and academic experience in the electric power and energy area including executive positions at Consolidated Edison of New York, ABB Inc., Mitsubishi Electric, and KEMA Inc. He has authored more than 75 technical papers and articles, and is active in multiple national engineering organizations. Greg earned his B.S. at Gannon University, his
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2011-10-20 06:39
What would happen if we could generate power from our windowpanes? In this moving talk, entrepreneur Justin Hall-Tipping shows the materials that could make that possible, and how questioning our notion of 'normal' can lead to extraordinary breakthroughs.