Category: Energy

Old-School Beetle Runs on Batteries and Biodiesel


Students at the University of Kansas have built what may be the coolest hybrid ever — a 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle–series hybrid that burns biodiesel and gets about 50 mpg. … Read More

Originally posted 2009-10-26 16:57:24.

GM Invests $8 Million to Double the Size of their Battery Lab

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GM announced today that they will be doubling the size of their electric battery testing lab with an investment of $8 million. … Read More

Originally posted 2010-04-15 09:55:40.

Salvaging solar cells for your projects

Geeker energy: solarcell12 Salvaging solar cells for your projects
This is a great how-to for reclaiming solar cells from old, or broken, electronics. It looks like a fairly easy process that can save you some money on your next solar powered project. … Read More

Originally posted 2009-07-12 23:11:09.

Lamp Powered By Blood by Mike Thompson

Designer Mike Thompson has designed an innovative light called “Blood Lamp” that as depicted by its name, generates power from blood.


For the lamp to produce light one must break off the top of the lamp, dissolve a tablet in the solution and use their blood to power the light. … Read More

Originally posted 2009-10-18 16:41:44.