Frog Design’s Modular, LEED certified school: Frog is a company headquartered in San Francisco doing innovative things with modular construction. No, scratch that. Project Frog is reinventing school construction. The firm is changing the nature of what we build, and how we build. Most of the
Prieto’s No Liquid Electrolyte Battery: Advances in battery energy and safety are critical, as lower priced energy storage is going to be an increasingly significant part of our energy delivery systems. Already, the price for a kilowatt hour of electric cars has been reduced significantly
Flood resistant houses built on water: In many coastal regions there is abundant evidence of sea level rise- and the rate of coastal loss is increasing. Countries with the most to lose are those that are the closest to sea level. We are seeing big flood
The Windstalk- Renewable energy without a large wind farm: “Windstalk” energy devices fascinate us here at the WorkSmith. What has us scratching our heads is… why did it take so long to reconsider Dutch model of large blades and turbines? The Windstalk harnesses the energy
Payback/ROI on Algal Biofuel Production: The Algae industry is full of promise- Algae grows in any sort of water- potable or waste sources – either is fine with Algae. And those little critters can be coaxed to excrete the fuel oil components in a most prodigious manner-
Package Delivery adds electric vehicles: The CEO of FedEx, Fred Smith, spoke to NPR about the roller coaster price of gasoline and its unpredictable effect on his firm’s bottom line. Given that Federal Express was founded just before the 1973 Arab Oil embargo, Mr.