Most homes get power from utility companies, which can be costly and negatively impact the environment. VICE Impact introduces us to Jehu Garcia, an electronics enthusiast who has built a DIY powerwall – an off-grid installation of recycled lithium-ion batteries that stores solar energy and power his home.
Waste processing plants are usually some of the ugliest facilities out there. But in Copenhagen, Denmark, the modernist Amager Bakke not only cleanly converts trash to energy, its rooftop doubles as grass-covered urban ski slope. The impressive facility was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group.
No, Kurzgesagt’s latest video isn’t about building a fancy vacuum cleaner. Instead, it’s an explanation of how we might go about creating a megastructure in space, capable of harnessing the power of a star, by containing it. Basically, it would be the largest task every undertaken.
Say goodbye to bad energy, and switch your home to green electricity with Arcadia Power. The company helps you find cost-effective clean energy sources like wind and solar, along with tools to help you monitor and manage your energy consumption and environmental impact.
There’s more demand to move away from fossil fuels and towards electric power than ever. MinutePhysics and Real Engineering teamed up to explore some of the challenges of using batteries to power everything, and the theoretical limitations of battery tech.
Kurzgesagt provides a layperson’s look at this potential alternative energy source, and discusses the pros and cons of messing with the same sort of reaction that makes the Sun and other stars work. TL;DR: It’s gonna be a long time before you can buy a working Mr. Fusion.
Ready for a mid-afternoon boost? You could run down to the Starbucks and wait for your espresso to cool off, or snack on one of these delicious candy chews at your desk. Each bite packs the caffeine boost of a 12oz. cup of coffee. The mocha ones are especially yummy.
Spring squad goals: get off the couch and get beach body ready. These protein products from Glukos Energy perk us up whether we hit the gym, golf course or bike trail, and the seriously tasty flavors provide fast, natural energy to active muscles for effective recovery.