As Springtime comes around, we notice more free
solar energy availability in our hemisphere. This is also a good
time to think again about a solar roof installation. There are
several companies to choose from across the US, like Sungevity,
Sunrun, and Trinity Solar to name a few. Trinity has
a 800-FREE-SOLAR phone that is easy to remember
but more importantly, review websites are a good place to start
for comparison shopping, keeping in mind your interest in (1)
purchasing for greater payback, or (2) going for free solar
equipment and installation with a different agreement. IRI recommends
checking with Consumers Affairs that has a basic
listing of companies and ratings, or perhaps, www.homeadvisor.com
guides you through a bunch of questions to give you a better
of the environment, our affinity organization Rocky
Mountain Institute is inviting you to join a live
webcast streamed from the National Press Club in
Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 7th, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. MT / 1
p.m.–2 p.m. ET to hear about exciting new ways that US cities are
stepping up to mitigate climate change, improve their
communities, and even meet the Paris Accord perhaps. This Spring
Webcast is free to the public and easy to access by
visiting https://rmi.org/2019-spring-webcast/ and
entering your name and email to register for the event. Two RMI
principals and a Board member and Senior Advisor, retired Admiral
Dennis McGinn will participate.
item of interest is my recent Gaia TV interview on “Beyond
Belief” with George Noory. For readers of this Future Energy
eNews, in case you missed the 24 hour window to view this
“Solving-climate-change-free-energy-tom-valone”, you may send us an
email with Subject “Free DVD” Remember to include your mailing address too!
proud to offer a one-minute entertaining video this
month showcasing our institute and yours truly. Just click
on the video to see a professionally edited story of who we are
and what we do .
first story highlights a new way to see Mars, with the Mars
Helicopter awaiting the trip to the red planet next year. With
solar cells, internal heater, and downward facing camera, the
chopper should survey the surface of Mars with panoramic views. A
short video is online to give us more details on this exciting
of unusual flying craft, our Story #2 documents the courageous
effort of angry pilots in the Navy to finally force the agency to
start sharing information on UFOs. As reported by the Washington
Post, “In some cases, pilots — many of whom are engineers and
academy graduates — claimed to observe small spherical objects
flying in formation. Others say they’ve seen white, Tic
Tac-shaped vehicles. Aside from drones, all engines rely on
burning fuel to generate power, but these vehicles all had no air
intake, no wind and no exhaust.” Such advanced propulsion systems
certainly should be of interest to everyone for obvious reasons.
Interestingly enough, Luis Elizondo had to retire from the
Navy’s Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program
(AATIP) and join the To The Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences in
order to publicize what he also learned for the past seven years.
Last year’s Navy video is also linked in the story and shown in
the still image here, thanks to the efforts of Elizondo to
release it to the public.
documents a recent discovery in the bioenergetics area with
MXene, a conductive material that can be called “electric skin”.
The hydrogel reported in Medical Design Briefs, possibly may be
used to help wounds to heal and with its stretch ability, provide
an adjunct to wearable electronics. Cambridge University Press
released this information on the hydrogel that is biocompatible
and capable of handwriting and voice recognition.
Story #4 is an exiting study done by a neurologist
which has proven to counter the memory loss many older people
experience. Using noninvasive electric current in specific areas
of the skull, Nature magazine reports on the improvements to
memory that transcranial direct stimulation (tCDS) has
accomplished. There are several new commercial versions of this
technology being developed recently as well, including one by
PlatoWorks, which is on Indiegogo and available May
4 as a perk
Story #5 almost seems humorous if it was not true.
Improving a solar cell performance by adding a cup of coffee? Not
exactly, but that was the original inspiration as we read its
history of the discovery. As UCLA analyzed the chemistry
involved, the carbonyl groups in caffeine had successfully bonded
with lead ions in the solar cell layer to boost efficiency by 17
to 20% in perovskite solar cells, which are also easier to
manufacture than regular silicon cells.
Bioenergy or Bioenergetic Devices
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while Enhancing Longevity and Physical Performance.
the best Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency (PEMF) machines, the
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1) NASA's Mars Helicopter is Ready
The launch date just 16 months away, space fans
looking forward to the Mars 2020 mission.
diminutive helicopter tips the scales at just 4 pounds (1.8 kg)
and features four rotors, each one a little over a meter long. At
its core is a small, box-like fuselage, and it’s here where
you’ll find the machine’s downward-facing camera. Solar cells and
batteries take care of the helicopter’s power needs, while an
internal heater should help it cope with the planet’s dramatic
drop in temperature at night.
2) Navy UFO Article Surprises
uptick in sightings of unidentified flying objects — or as the
military calls them, “unexplained aerial phenomena” — prompted
the Navy to draft formal procedures for pilots to document
encounters, a corrective measure that former officials say is
Pentagon has officially confirmed that there was, in fact, a $22
million government program to collect and analyze “anomalous
aerospace threats” — government-speak for UFOs.
3) Electronic Skin Demonstrates Advanced Sensing
search for biocompatible, stretchable, and wearable electronics
has been a major materials science goal of the 21st century and
is expected to be the pivot for the internet-of-things network.
The concept of electronic skin (e-skin) embodies a class of materials
that can mimic many of the skin functions while retaining some of
its fundamental properties. Such materials must be biocompatible,
stretchable, self-healing, and able to provide haptic feedback.
As such, they should be able to detect small deformations through
changes in their electrical resistance. The requirement of
biocompatibility levies an additional constraint of
hydrophilicity on this material. To this end, hydrogels have been
explored owing to their viscoelastic properties. Protein–hydrogel
crystals and conductive nanofiller-based hydrogels are recent
highlights, although commercial applications have been limited
due to long-term sensing reliability.
4) Electrostimulation Can Improve Older Persons
BU brain scientist shows electrostimulation can
restore a 70-year-old’s working memory to that of a 20-year-old
Reinhart and John Nguyen has discovered something incredible: by
using electrical currents to noninvasively stimulate brain areas
that have lost their rhythm, we can drastically improve working
memory performance. Reinhart and Nguyen’s research targets working
memory—the part of the mind where consciousness lives, the part
that is active whenever we make decisions, reason, recall our
grocery lists, and (hopefully) remember where we left our keys.
Working memory starts to decline in our late 20s and early 30s,
Reinhart explains, as certain areas of the brain gradually become
disconnected and uncoordinated. By the time we reach our 60s and
70s, these neural circuits have deteriorated enough that many of
us experience noticeable cognitive difficulties, even in the
absence of dementias like Alzheimer’s disease.
memory revived in older adults by synchronizing rhythmic brain
working memory decline in the elderly
5) Caffeine Gives Solar Cells an Energy Boost
from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Solargiga
Energy in China have discovered that caffeine can help make a
promising alternative to traditional solar cells more efficient at
converting light to electricity. Their research, published April 25
in the journal Joule, may enable this cost-effective renewable
energy technology to compete on the market with silicon solar
cells. The idea began as a joke over morning coffee. "One day,
as we were discussing perovskite solar cells, our colleague Rui
Wang said, 'If we need coffee to boost our energy then what about
perovskites? Would they need coffee to perform better?'"
recalls Jingjing Xue, a Ph.D. candidate in Professor Yang Yang's
research group at the Department of Materials Science and
Engineering at UCLA.
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