Antarctica Getting Its Own Garbage Patch

June 28, 2010 by  
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Massive concentrations of garbage have been discovered where ocean currents meet.  The Great Pacific garbage patch , the largest of them all, has inspired a team to sail a boat made out of recycled plastic to bring attention to the giant problem.  Others have been discovered in the Atlantic Ocean and elsewhere around the world and the latest news is that one could be forming in Antarctica. Ocean surveys conducted by British scientists in the austral summer of 2007-2008 found plastic debris floating on the surface even in the remote areas of the Davis, Durmont D’Urville and Amundsen Seas.  Luckily, dragging of the seabed found it to be clean.  The researchers think the garbage is the farthest reach of a tide of plastic that will most likely keep growing. The picture above shows all known ocean garbage patches.

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Purdue scientists develop new process for generating hydrogen for fuel cells

June 17, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Researchers develop promising fuel cell technology for future cars. A new process for storing and generating hydrogen to run fuel cells in cars has been invented by chemical engineers at Purdue University .

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LG Electronics unveils first solar hybrid air conditioner

June 17, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Hybrid air conditioner equipped with a solar cell module. LG Electronics has announced the development of the first solar hybrid air conditioner in Korea. The eco-friendly air conditioning unit harvest solar energy via a solar cell module attached to the top of the outdoor unit, which will be able to produce up to 70W of power per hour.

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