Poop-powered bus breaks world speed record

May 26, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. The UK’s poop-powered bus has set a speed record for a regular service bus with a top speed of 76.8 miles per hour (123.5kph). Dubbed the ‘Bus Hound’, a tongue-in-cheek homage to supersonic  Bloodhound SSC , is powered by biomethane derived from cow  manure . Operated by Reading Buses, it was decorated with a black and white skin, reminiscent of the  Friesian cows used for milk production around Britain and it is said to sound like a Vulcan bomber. Read the rest of Poop-powered bus breaks world speed record Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bus Hound , bus speed record , Cow Poo , cow’s poo-powered bus , green transportation , Millbrook Proving Ground , Poo Power! , Reading Buses , UK power

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INFOGRAPHIC: How vertical farming could help cities feed themselves

May 26, 2015 by  
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As arable land decreases and urban populations increase, planners and designers worldwide have begun looking at vertical farming as a way to boost urban food security. Like its name implies, vertical farms are located in vertical spaces, like buildings, where crops are grown in highly controlled environments. Dickson explores vertical farming’s many benefits in an infographic packed with interesting data, including the estimate that a 30-story farm could feed 50,000 people a 2,000 calorie-per-day diet for an entire year. Click through to learn more about the advantages of vertical farming and some of the obstacles that are holding the non-traditional farming system back. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How vertical farming could help cities feed themselves Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dickson , food security , infographic , reader submitted content , urban food security , vertical farming , vertical farms

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Massive storms bring flooding, tornadoes to Texas and Oklahoma

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Flash floods in Texas and Oklahoma have created a disaster situation that Texas governor Greg Abbott likens to a tsunami. On Monday, Abbott declared a state of emergency in 37 Texas counties as the weather service issued warnings that the floods may not be over. The peak of the floods occurred Monday afternoon, when over 20 high-water rescues were performed as emergency services personnel fanned out across the area south of Austin, where the worst of the floods occurred. The storm that caused the torrential rains then traveled eastward toward Houston, where the damage continued. Read the rest of Massive storms bring flooding, tornadoes to Texas and Oklahoma Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: deadly storms , deadly weather systems , governor greg abbott , missing people , natural disasters , okahoma floods , texas floods , texas state of emergency , tornadoes in mexico

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