Tech & Gadgets

Smart Meter Myths

Top 6 Common Myths About Smart Meter Danger Exposed

There’s a lot of talk about smart meters and how they can help communities use power more efficiently, conserving energy and thus reducing utility bills. However, some claim that smart meters are hazardous to human health, emitting dangerous high frequency… Read More
V2V Safety Pilot

Car Talk: Crash Avoiding Tech Gets Big Test

It’s not quite the Google car that recently rolled past 300,000 miles of driving itself (Where does it go? What does it do when it gets there?). But the U.S. Department of Transportation is road-testing a safety system that puts… Read More

Garbage-Eating Drone Destroys Ocean Pollution

Drones have been a hot topic in the media lately. Whether they’re for surveillance or combat, the idea of drones patrolling our airspace is one that’s not taken lightly by the public. As we struggle to work out the ethics… Read More
Smart meter

Are Smart Meters Hazardous To Your Health?

We all need energy to survive. That’s just the facts in our modern society. The problem is that producing energy is a dirty business, and actually burning it’s even worse. Since we can’t give up on fossil fuels all at… Read More

Meet The Deep Sea Version Of The Starship Enterprise

Captain James T. Kirk may have called space as the final frontier, but it’s actually the ocean that stands full of mystery. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, yet… Read More

Solar Cell Eye Implants: Sight For The Blind?

Scientists at Stanford University have come up with a system to help blind people see again using retinal implants that operate like tiny solar cells. The photovoltaic (PV) chips, surgically placed under the retina, convert light into electric currents triggering… Read More

Energy Tower Visionary: How It Works [INTERVIEW]

Imagine a power plant that used only cold air to spin a turbine: no need for expensive solar PV panels or gigantic wind turbines. The theory is simple, says Dan Zaslavsky, a professor of agricultural engineering at the Technion, Israel’s… Read More
Smart meter

Smart Meter Opt Out Options Grow In California

More California residents wanting to opt out of smart meters were given their chance today as the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) approved such choices for Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers. Like with… Read More
Calleja C02 Algae Lamp

Algae Street Lamps Suck Up C02, But How Exactly?

Editor’s Note: This story, based upon information we’ve been seeing, holds some viability questions as to whether or not the lamps are powered by energy from photosynthesis, or simply C02 scrubbers. As such, we’ve positioned it more as a C02… Read More