Technically a laser amplifies light, but a new “laser” discovery actually uses electrical current. Although it is not the first “laser” to use electricity in this manner, it is the most efficient by far.
For the same light that a normal laser produces, this new breakthrough only takes 1/250th of the same energy. But, it is actually even more impressive than that!
Here is a quote from the original article: “The beam they demonstrated incidentally was ultraviolet and required relatively next to nothing in terms of power – less than a millionth of a watt. A laser pen usually requires less than 1 mWatt, or one thousandth of a watt. ”
The future looks bright when it comes to new light sources. The above quotes is actually revealing that their uv “laser” is 1000 times more efficient at producing light from electricity than other lasers.
We’re not sure what their intended applications are but obviously this kind of discovery can pave a whole new way for efficient light sources in the future.
For more info: http://rt.com/news/164460-polarition-laser-less-power/
Over the last 16 years, a new type of airplane wing has been designed to massively increase the lift with much less power. This of course would save tons of fuel, which of course would reduce emissions.
Fanwing is the name of this revolutionary design – check out this video:
For more information, here is the homepage for this amazing technology: Fanwing
This is a panel discussion of 7 speakers at the 2014 Energy Science & Technology Conference. All 10 were invited but three were not at the table. Speakers in this video, which is moderated by Jeane Manning, author of Breakthrough Power include: Mark McKay, John Polakowski, Eric Dollard, Aaron Murakami, Jim Murray, Paul Babcock and Peter Lindemann.
A one hour discussion panel with the speakers at the 2014 Energy Science & Technology Conference was held right before Eric Dollard’s monumental presentation on the last day.
We will be releasing this video as a FREE DOWNLOAD very soon so stay tuned for details!
In the meantime, here is a bit more about the discussion panel and a few photographs of who participated.
Jim Murray and Paul Babcock gave a landmark presentation that really set a precedence for high COP production in an electrical circuit that was actually demonstrated in front of a live audience.
The presentation will be available in about a week through A & P Electronic Media – so join the free conference newsletter to get notice when it is released.
Here is an example of the input compared to the output:
For more details, visit this page: SERPS
Here is a great video showing a giant solar Stirling engine producing 1.5 kw of electricity from a 100C temperature differential between cold water and heat in a greenhouse. 1.5 kw is a lot of energy for a small village and the technology is fairly low-tech.
Peter Lindemann has been talking about the exact same setup for years that you see in the video – you can learn more at this discussion: http://www.energeticforum.com/renewable-energy/10145-scaled-up-solar-stirling.html
Researchers in China discovered that by dragging salt water over graphene, electricity is produced. It is only a small amount but it paves the way for future possibilities. Perhaps the future hydro generator is to run water over a flat surface of graphene instead of turning a turbine.
Here is the full story: http://gizmodo.com/pouring-saltwater-over-graphene-generates-electricity-1563379860
Carbon has been used in batteries for many years. The difference with this one is that both the anode and cathode are made of carbon and it charges 20 times faster than Lithium Ion batteries.
For example, with this technology, you can charge a Nissan Leaf electric car in 12 minutes instead of 4 hours!
Here is an interesting story about a new type of battery that runs on sugar and is supposed to out perform lithium ion batteries. To recharge them, they just need to be filled back up with a sugar solution: http://www.design-engineering.com/electronics/re-chargable-sugar-based-battery-outperforms-lithium-ion-researchers-say-130456