This New Battery Will Store Excess Wind Power Using the Air Itself

Wind farms simply aren't reliable sources of steady power, which is why many rely on enormous battery systems to store excess current for times when the wind isn't gusting enough to meet our energy demands. Problem is—the production of these batteries is itself a drain on resources. So what if, instead of lithium and… » 10/10/12 11:30am 10/10/12 11:30am

Watch a Kite-Powered Car Cruise Down the Australian Landscape

In case you ever wondered what driving a kite-powered electric car across Australia must be like, it definitely looks sublime. The trip cost only around $13 in electricity and took 18 days to complete, earning the German extreme sportsmen Dirk Gion and Stefan Simmerer three world records in the process. The pair hoped … » 2/25/11 4:40pm 2/25/11 4:40pm

Remainders: Stuff We Didn't Post (and Why)

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K3 Harnesses the Power of the Sun, the Wind, and the Electric Grid

The Kinesis K3 power generator updates their previous K2 unit with a new power source: In addition to its windmill and solar cells, it can now charge its internal battery with external electricity sources. » 4/24/09 9:40am 4/24/09 9:40am