Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

by Rafi Schwartz You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric power. And yet, that’s exactly what Oregon’s largest city has done by partnering with a company called Lucid Energy to generate clean electricity from the water already flowing under its streets and through […]

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Zero Sugar: The path to disaster ?

In the UK sugar especially in soft drinks such as cordials and fizzy pop now have a new tax levy has been pushed onto companies, this is because of the rising obesity problems and a direct link to thousands of increased cases of diabetes every year. The sugar tax will came into force on April […]

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The art of mixology

What is a natural flavouring? For the flavouring to be described as natural, it must be 100% derived from natural sources. If reference is also given to the source, (e.g a ‘natural lemon flavouring’), then 95% of the flavouring must be derived from lemons. The remaining 5% must also be natural, but allows manufacturers to […]

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The modern Trojan Horse

The very title I chose for this story sounds ominous, which was intentional. On a side note this post got way way bigger than expected, it is partially written by myself but much of it is pulled directly from whale.to/b/simons. which I have significantly truncated as I like I suspect many of you whilst having an […]

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Can Electric be Sexy ?

Battery technologies over the last decade have improved massively making electric cars much much more viable than they used to be. Lithium-ion batteries are the current market leader, far outweighing alternatives such as Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries, or Lead-Acid batteries and Ultra capacitors. Battery composition The three primary components of a lithium-ion battery are the positive […]

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