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Greentown Labs. Get dirty, bend metal, and make noise.

November 8, 2011 in Random Cool

Greentown Labs is a low-cost, clean-energy prototyping space for early stage cleantech entrepreneurs to “get dirty, bend metal, and make noise”.           The 14,000 ft2 – space is located in Boston’s newly titled Innovation District and currently houses 10 start-up companies. I’ve actually written about 3 of them!  And they are… SolSolution – […]

I’m in Haiti!

October 11, 2011 in Random Cool

Hi everyone, I’m in Haiti for two weeks until October 24 with EarthSpark International to work on expanding their clean energy supply chain solutions.  Check out what I wrote about this awesome organization a while back. I will have little/ no access to internet, so I won’t be able to write on my ~1x/day frequency.  But […]

Forum France-MIT. Innovating and Cooperating on Energies for the Future.

June 30, 2011 in Random Cool

That’s right.  MIT signed a cooperation agreement on the subject of energy with … FRANCE! The MIT-France program organized a day of lectures and round-tables yesterday, with speakers from both MIT and various French institutions to discuss energy policy, energy for the future, and more specifically, innovative materials for energy.       The day […]

The DC versus AC war and how it led to the Electric Chair

May 24, 2011 in Random Cool

The year, 1887.  The state of New York was looking to establish a new method for execution, more humane than hanging. It was also the same period of the “War of Currents”.  Which system would come out on top for electric power distribution? Type of electric power distribution: Direct Current (DC) versus Alternating Current (AC). […]

Oranges to make electricity?

April 19, 2011 in Random Cool

Place des Abbesses.  2500 oranges.  0.7 volts per orange.  Very cool.   Thanks Mick. Via Ludovic.

How cartoons are helping the environment

March 26, 2011 in Random Cool