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.
Resources on Asteroids can be worth billions: “There’s money in space mining!” Usually that sort of bluster translates to money thrown AT space- as in tens of billions for Apollo, Shuttle, Space Station, etc. Sure we’ve discovered an awful lot of important stuff, and
Living (green) roofs insulate and beautify: Green roofs are now sprouting up nearly everywhere- and have stared to come into their own. Once considered an odd, one-off that might be seen in some art colony in Vermont- Well insulated green roofs run the gamut of building styles-from