Wednesday, September 30, 2009
There is no doubt that urban sprawl is a major contributor to the ecological decimation of now-massive portions of formerly undisturbed wilderness in the U.S., and in many other developed countries. The rapidly expanding urbanization of these areas, without thought to long-term environmental destruction, results in blocked wildlife migration, air pollution in forests, and runoff water pollution in surrounding streams, lakes and estuaries.
Source. Photo from Google
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Can you imagine the energy harnessing potential we would have if the roads we drove on every day were solar paneled?
Think about the heat that hits the roads everyday. In the not so far past, you may have even seen the heat rising from the roads on a hot hot day. This may give you an idea of how much the sun's heat hits the road. It seems like such a waste to do nothing with this potential energy.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
One of the biggest problems with electric vehicle technology is the lack of a plug-in infrastructure on our roads. But that problem is about to disappear — at least for some commuters on Highway 101 going between San Francisco and Los Angeles — thanks to a so-called “electric highway” of five recharging stations between the two cities.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Beijng architects MAD have designed a convention centre for Taichung, Taiwan.The project will consist of a series of mountain-like buildings with pleated exterior surfaces, allowing natural ventilation and accommodating photovoltaic panels.
Friday, September 25, 2009
I've said it before, and I'll say it again; vending machines are the ultimate business of convenience. And as long as people keep developing the technology and making them available on the market; we'll never see an end to the type of products that are dispensed.