Portable smartflower POP solar system produces 40% more energy

July 5, 2016 by  
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Combining smart technology and clean energy generators is easily the next biggest trend in the renewable energy industry, and the developers of smartflower POP are ahead of the curve. Since its emergence in 2010, the clever solar power system has honed in on what private homeowners want from a sustainable energy source, and the latest version now promises 40 percent more energy output thanks to its ability to track the sun as well as clean and cool itself. Its creators hail it as the “world’s first all-in-one” solar power system, and they think it could take the industry by storm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kg5RPixpPk The system consists of petal-shaped solar panels which automatically fan out each morning to create a flower-like array. To ensure efficiency, smartflower POP cleans its 18 square meters of solar cells each day at sunrise and then positions itself to face the sun so it can immediately begin generating energy. Throughout the day, the smart solar power system tracks the sun’s position on a dual axis so that the solar panels are always at an optimum angle for capturing solar energy. Related: Is this the world’s most efficient solar system? In addition to all of smartflower POP’s unique abilities, the system also comes in a variety of fashionable colors and is completely portable , making it easy to move from one home to the next when its owners relocate. Although the system does a lot of ‘thinking’ for itself, the company is quick to point out that this smart solar energy generator actually gives homeowners a lot of power, and not just the kind that runs their electronics. “For the first time, multiple intelligent solar features operate in one sophisticated product,” said Alexander Swatek, smartflower POP’s founder and managing partner. “It’s easy to use, takes only an hour to install, and owners can monitor their energy accumulation, usage, and direct it where they want it. They have full control.” Via WAN Images via smartflower POP

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Scientists discover that trees yelp when they’re running out of water

December 30, 2014 by  
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If a tree falls in the forest with no one around, does it make a sound? According to new research by French scientists, dying trees emit noises that indicate their imminent demise before they ever hit the ground. Huffington Post reports that lab experiments carried out by researchers at Grenoble University in France have determined that when trees are suffering in drought conditions, they make “ultrasonic pops” that are 100 times faster than the human ear can hear. The researchers used slivers of dead pine trees soaked in a hydrogel to simulate a living tree, then exposed the gel to an artificially dry environment and listened for noises caused by air bubbles building up—which simulates what a tree goes through during a drought . Read the rest of Scientists discover that trees yelp when they’re running out of water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Drought , drought conditions , droughts , dry trees , duke , Duke University , Grenoble , marmottant , Philippe Marmottant , POP , sounds , thirsty trees , Tree , tree bubbles , tree sounds , Trees , trees make noises , trees making sound , ultrasonic , university , water issues

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Climate Change Forces Polar Bears to Consume More Contaminants

September 26, 2013 by  
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Polar bear photo from Shutterstock A recent study found that the East Greenlandic population of polar bears is being exposed to more contaminants in their diet. As Arctic ice melts , polar bears are being forced to find food further south. Over the past 30 years, they have been eating more harp and hooded seals, which have high levels of contaminants in their tissues that are then passed to the bears after consumption. Read the rest of Climate Change Forces Polar Bears to Consume More Contaminants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aarhus university , Arctic ice melt , carleton university , Climate Change , dalhousie university , east greenland , global warming , great lakes institute for environmental research , greenland institute of natural resources , harp seal , hooded seal , Inuit , national water research institute , pack ice , persistant organic pollutants , polar bear , POP , ring seal , scoresbysund , university of windsor        

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