At this point, we know humans have had a huge impact on the environment; attempts to mitigate these effects have seen rapid advancement thanks to increasing urgency and ever growing technology. Today, conservationists find a wealth of tools at their disposal, allowing for amazing and ever-evolving relationships with the flora and fauna they seek to … Read More.
[ April 16, 2016; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] CLARK COUNTY’S LARGEST EARTH DAY EVENT
April 16, 2016 10:00am to 2:00pm
Salmon Creek Regional Park
Clark Public Utilities and Clark County Environmental Services, present the planting and community fair that will feature live entertainers performing throughout the day, including a live Birds of Prey performance from the Portland Audubon Society and a physics juggling act. Vancouver Montessori … Read More.
photo flickr user Stuart Yeates
Researchers Chloe Long, Dr. James Flint, and Dr. Paul Lepper , all colleagues at the Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, conducted experiments to learn whether color might play a role in attracting insects to wind turbines. They measured how many insects were attracted to different colored cards laid out in … Read More.
Here’s an exciting article by Alicia W. Roberts, Wake Forest University and posted on RenewableEnergyWorld.com website.
Seems Wake Forest University holds the first patent for fiber-based photovoltaic, or solar cells, granted by the European Patent Office in November. A spinoff company called FiberCell Inc. has received the license to develop manufacturing methods for the new solar … Read More.
The United States Patent Office has launched a pilot program aimed at reducing patent review time from 40 months to 12 months for inventors and designers seeking patents for green technology. The Green Technology Pilot Program allows applications relating to improving environmental quality, conserving energy, developing renewable energy resources, or reducing greenhouse gas emissions to … Read More.
Kaichang Li, an associate professor of wood science and engineering in the OSU College of Forestry believes that microcrystalline cellulose, a material made from trees and other plant fibers, may be able to replace about 12% of the silica used as a reinforcing filler in rubber tires.
Photo: Materials scientist and OSU doctoral student, Wen Bai, … Read More.
Bio-Solar nanotech is a reality: Oregon State University and Portland State University have been working with algae to create dye-sensitized solar cells for power generation. The basic concept of dye-sensitized solar power generation is explained in the following video:
The solar cells are created by allowing algae to settle on glass panels, then rendering them to … Read More.