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PESWiki News -- February 2009 Archive

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Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Water as Fuel / Directory:Electrolysis >Directory: Sovereign Energy Solutions: The Green Home Heater - Plans are available for a home heating unit that utilizes water as its fuel. Electrolysis is used to split the water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen (hydroxy gas), which is burned to generate the heat. ROI is estimated at 3-5 months from energy savings. (PESWiki Feb. 28, 2009)
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Directory:Gravity Motors / Directory:Milkovic Two-Stage Mechanical Oscillator >Double Solenoid Pendulum - A Canadian engineer, Ron Pugh, demonstrates his automatic double solenoid pendulum driving system for the Milkovic's two-stage oscillator using a quadrature shaft encoder to provide the logic to fire the main solenoid and the ratchet solenoid. (YouTube Jan. 28, 2009) (Thanks Bobsy)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles Directory:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles -- PHEV >Plug in Electric & Hybrid Conversions - Plug in Electric & Hybrid Conversions done by experts. All Makes and Models. Driving range from 50-250 Miles, capable of 100 MPH. Electric/Gasoline Hybrid conversion is a standard 80+ MPG.

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Directory:Electric Bikes, Motorbikes and Scooters >GreenWheel Gives any Bicycle an Electric Boost - The GreenWheel, developed by researchers at MIT, is relatively easy to pop onto a pedal bike since all the parts except the throttle are enclosed in the wheel. (Inhabitat Feb. 24, 2009) (See also bionx Discovery)

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Directory:X Prize:Automotive >Consumer Reports to Test Auto X Prize Cars - Consumer Reports, famed for its painstaking evaluations of mundane items like toasters and vacuum cleaners, will test the safety of vehicles competing in the Progressive Automotive X Prize and adopt the competition's MPGe standard of measuring fuel efficiency in its tests of cars the rest of us drive.(Wired Feb. 20, 2009)

Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
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Latest: Store > Sun Oven >GLOBAL SUN OVEN® Frequently Asked Questions - While having a Sun Oven for emergency preparedness is important, the real benefit comes from regularly using it. This FAQ page is to help you know how and why to use the oven. (Energy Stork Feb. 25, 2009)
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PESNetwork Videos: Directory:Magnet Motors > OS:Achilles Ligeras' Magnetic Engine (ALME) >OS:Achilles Ligeras' Magnetic Engine (ALME) - Photos and video posted of Archies' newly completed prototype which has some lock-up point problems and does not operate as he said the first one did, which was more crude but which ran on magnet power alone. Plans to be posted soon. (Video) (PESN Videos Feb. 25, 2009)

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Directory:Tidal Power >Swanturbines direct drive increases reliability by 33% - The Swanturbines Cygnet device will begin assembly in South Wales after the completion of its marinised gearless generator. The system removes the need for gearing or hydraulics in the drive train and is expected to increase turbine reliability by 33%. (Video) (Tidal Today Feb. 24, 2009)

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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Directory:OriginOil >OriginOil partners with Department of Energy Idaho National Laboratory - Dr Vikram Pattarkine’s tech team is moving fast to build out the technology, and their co-founder Nicholas Eckelberry, continues to work on exciting inventions. (Video) (ABC Local 8 Feb. 24, 2009)

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Directory:Obituaries / Directory:John Kanzius Produces Hydrogen from Salt Water Using Radio Waves > John Kanzius remembered by friends, family - The radio man who gained world wide attention with his radio wave machine to fight cancer, and which also made a flammable gas from water, died of pneumonia Jan. 18, 2009. He was eulogized by friends and family as a hero and man of vision. (Includes video.) (MSNBC Feb. 24, 2009)

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest / PESNetwork Videos: Directory:Geothermal > Directory:Raser Technologies - Geothermal and Waste Heat Harvesting > Directory:Raser Technologies - Geothermal and Waste Heat Harvesting - Sterling Allan and Robert Pritchett report on the Nov 6, 2008 ribbon-cutting event for the first of 8+ geothermal plants being built by Raser Technologies, which is now commissioned and producing competitive base-load power for a town in California. (YouTube) (PESN Videos Feb. 26, 2009)
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar PhotoVoltaics >Plugging In Molecular Wires To Capture Light Energy - The journal Angewandte Chemie reports that Japanese researchers have developed a way to “plug” a molecular “wire” directly into a biological photosynthetic system to conduct the free electrons to a gold electrode with a theoretical efficiency of 100%. (Science Daily Feb. 17, 2009)

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Directory:Biofuel >Biofuel Production Can Reduce US Petroleum Dependence - The 90-Billion Gallon Biofuel Deployment Study was commissioned to assess whether and how a large volume of cellulosic biofuel could be sustainably produced, assuming technical and scientific progress continues at expected rates. (Renewable Energy World Feb. 13, 2009)

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Current events >Global New Energy Summit - March 22-24, 2009, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance is hosting the inaugural Global New Energy Summit which will bring together world renowned panelists and showcase the latest innovation and applications in nuclear, solar, wind, water and bio-fuels along with energy storage and security.

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OT / PAC >The Health Revolution Petition - Petition drive is the friend of those who take preventative health seriously, calling for an end of FDA tyranny and oppression of natural product companies, an end to the persecution of alternative medicine and healing arts practitioners, an end Big Pharma's bribery of doctors.... (Health Revolution Petition Feb. 24, 2009)

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Suppression / Directory:Electromagnetic >PowerPedia:Lester Hendershot - In the 1920's Lester Hendershot was working on a new type of aviation compass and found a method of generating energy. He is reported to have accepted an offer he couldn't refuse being paid never to work on his device again and "committed suicide" in 1960 the same year the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research began looking at his work. (PESWIki Feb. 25, 2009)
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Space Based Solar Power >New Company Looks to Produce Space Based Solar Power Within a Decade - The first phase of Space Energy, Inc.'s plan is to launch a small prototype satellite into low Earth orbit. The demonstrator is a 24 to 36-month project and will start the commercial build-out of the main satellite, which could take up to four years to be operational. (Video) (CPH e-Journal Feb. 18, 2009)

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Directory:Hydrogen >NH² Hydrogen Powered Tractor - The concept behind the New Holland NH2 is to build a zero-emissions tractor with a 106-horsepower electric motor sending power to the four wheels. It might look hot, but its expensive, has a relatively small range, and it isn't going into production until 2013. (YouTube) ('' Feb. 23, 2009)

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Current events > Directory:Global Warming / Directory:Global Cooling > International Conference on Climate Change - More than 70 of the world’s elite scientists specializing in climate issues will confront the subject of global warming at the second annual International Conference on Climate Change in New York City March 8-10, 2009.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest: Directory:Concentrated Solar Power > Directory:IAS > IAS announces commercial readiness with Fresnel Solar Lens and Bladeless Steam Turbine system - After years of postponed starts, tweaking their super-efficient and cost-effective system, IAS has completed its third party testing and is now ready to go commercial, announcing a partnership with REDCO. (PESN Feb. 24, 2009)
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Directory:Propulsion >Laser-Powered Aircraft are the Future of Flight. Maybe - Leik Myrabo first got the idea in 1988 and called it LightCraft, a funnel-shaped craft with a parabolic reflector, back in 2000. It channels the heat generated by a laser into its center, causing it to explode, thus generating thrust. Small jets of pressurized nitrogen spin the LightCraft at 6,000 RPM to maintain stability. (Wired Feb. 20, 2009)

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Directory:Solar >Study Finds Less Costly Materials for Solar Panels - A study published by the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory found 9 cost-effective, naturally-abundant materials that are not currently being used in solar energy research. These materials could be the key to cheaper solar cells and widespread use of solar energy. (Daily Californian Feb. 20, 2009)

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Directory:Alternative Fuels >Got Manure? These Trucks Run on It - Hilarides Dairy will use manure produced by 10,000 cows to generate 226,000 cubic feet of biomethane daily — enough to reduce the Central Valley farm's diesel fuel consumption by 650 gallons a day. Biomethane is the only vehicle fuel that is carbon negative." (YouTube) (Wired Feb, 19, 2009)

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Directory:Hydrogen >Hydrogen Fuel From Non-food Sources - Tomorrow our vehicles may derive power by enzymes. These enzymes may originate from the cellulose of woodchips or grass and instead of emitting poisonous gases, they will exhale hydrogen. (Alternative Energy Feb. 21, 2009)

Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
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Latest: Current events > Events:ExtraOrdinary Technology ConferenceEvents:2009:ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference - Preregistration is ongoing for the conference to be held July 30–Aug 2, 2009 in Albuquerque, NM, USA. In order to receive the 30% discount, members must sign up before Feb 28, 2009. To save and preregister, call 520-463-1994 or go to: (PESWiki)
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar Innovations > A Cheaper Solar Concentrator - The acrylic component from Morgan Solar called a Light-Guide Solar Optic (LSO), is a new type of solar concentrator that could significantly lower the cost of generating electricity from the sun and they expect commercial production to begin in 2010. (Slashdot) (MIT Technology Review Feb. 20, 2009)

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Directory:Infinite Energy Magazine >Infinite Energy: Issue 83: Microscopic Ball Lightning - This issue: Traces of Ball Lightnings in Apparatus, Pairing Electrons, Energetics, Cold Nuclear Transmutation and Ball Lightning, Unification of Natural Interaction, Mediums for the Cold Fusion Process, Calculation for dd-Fusion in a Weakened Coulomb Field, Is There a Credible Basis for Magnetic Devices to Represent Green Technology? (Subscriptions) (Jan/Feb 2009)

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Directory:CO2 Sequestration >Carbon Burial Research Grows as Huge Experiment Begins' - An $84 million collaboration between the DOE and industrial partners including Archer Daniels Midland, will serve up CO2 from its ethanol fermenters at the Mt Simon, Illinois formation. The Midwest Geological Carbon Sequestration Consortium is leading the controversial CO2 sequestration research project. (Wired Feb. 15, 2009)

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Current events >Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America - March 10 – 12, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada. A worldwide audience will hear papers, panel discussions and presentations during technical sessions related to technology, markets, business strategies and policy covering the wind, solar, biomass, hydro, geothermal, ocean/tidal/wave, bio-power, bio-fuels hydrogen sectors.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

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Directory:Plasma >Scientist Looks to Weaponize Ball Lightning - Ball lightning has been the subject of much scientific scrutiny over the years. Researchers are working on the question "Can we turn it into a weapon?". (See Shiva Star.) (Wired Feb. 20, 2009)

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Directory:Wind Farms >Alaska: the Clean Energy Frontier? - Wind turbines are popping up all over Alaska. The Alaska Energy Authority charged with reducing energy costs in Alaska, is recommending grants for 72 renewable energy projects, and all but a few of the projects are expected to save money over the project life. (GreenInc Feb 18, 2009)

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Directory:Clean Coal >Coal Ash: The Hidden Story - In many states — at ponds, landfills, and pits where coal ash gets dumped — a slow seepage of the ash’s metals has poisoned water supplies, damaged ecosystems, and jeopardized citizens’ health. The U.S. EPA identified 63 “proven or potential damage cases” in 23 states. (Public Integrity Feb. 19, 2009)

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Directory:Geoengineering >Astronomer devises giant sun shield to reverse global warming - Climate scientists are beginning to imagine options like the sunshield as a way of halting climate change. Professor Roger Angel thinks he can diffract the power of the sun by placing trillions of lenses in space and creating a 100,000-square-mile sunshade. (Video) (Telegraph Feb, 20, 2009)

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009
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Latest: Directory:U.S. Government and Energy >Directory:How Well is U.S. Department of Energy Fulfilling Its Mandate to Facilitate Clean Energy? - DOE was established in 1977 to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil develop energy efficient technologies strengthen America's energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality and ...bring clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace. (Poll) (PESWiki Feb. 21, 2009)
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Directory:Capacitors >Coleman Cordless Rechargeable Screwdriver - The Coleman Flash Cell Screwdriver is powered by super capacitor technology that can recharge/discharge this unit 500,000 times with a 90-second recharge time. (YouTube) (Coleman Feb. 20, 2009) (Thanks Congress:Member:Hugh Cambell)

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Directory:U.S. Government and Energy >Clean Energy Aspects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 signed by Obama includes US $16.8 billion for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) -- a nearly tenfold increase from 2008. (Renewable Energy World Feb. 18, 2009)

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Current events >Green IT Virtual Event: Corporate Responsibility and the Bottom Line - This virtual event on Feb. 26, 2009 will feature experts in green IT, from the data center, the network, business strategy, and the vendor community discussing best practices for continuing a path toward a more environmentally equitable computing environment that improves the bottom line.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2009
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest: Directory:Fusion > Directory:Focus Fusion >Lawrenceville Plasma Physics Receives $1.2 Million to Test Hydrogen-Born Fusion - Eric Lerner's focus fusion project has received funding from The Abell Foundation and individual investors to undertake a two-year experimental project to test its scientific feasibility. (PESN Feb. 20, 2009)
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Directory:Solar / Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:CO2 Sequestration>Sun-powered device converts CO2 into fuel - Powered only by natural sunlight, an array of nanotubes is able to convert a mixture of carbon dioxide and water vapour into natural gas at 20 times higher than with other nanotech methods. (New Scientist Feb. 18, 2009)

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Directory:Energy Efficiency >Existing efficiency measures could cut US energy use by a third - The study from environmental think tank the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), entitled Assessing the Electric Productivity Gap and the US Efficiency Opportunity, argues that wholescale efficiency improvements in the electric power industry could be in place by 2020, slashing US greenhouse gas emissions in the process. (Business Green Feb 12, 2009)

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Directory:Flight >James Bond-style jetpack powered by high-pressure water invented - Designer Hermann Ramke's Jetlev-Flyer can power a rider to a height of 50 feet (15m), has a top speed of 30mph, and can travel almost 200 miles before it needs to be refuelled. [Note: Nothing beats being tied to the end of a firehose over a waterway!] ( Feb. 17, 2009) (Also Slashdot)

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] / Directory:Batteries >SunCat: Solar Batteries Powered by Sunshine - The portable power SunCat C-cells are wrapped in flexible photovoltaic panels and will slowly recharge when left to bask in the sun - just like a cat. [Remember: heat, batteries and longevity don't usually go together.] (Inhabitat Feb. 18, 2009)

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Directory:Biofuels > Directory:Biofuels:Research and Development >Biofuel from Forestry Waste Is Close - "We believe there are large volumes of residues that could be used for biofuel production in Europe and elsewhere," Hans Sohlstrom, VP of UPM-Kymmene said. "Around half of a tree's biomass is currently left as residue which cannot be used for timber or paper production." (PlanetArk Feb. 0 2009)

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Current events >Cleantech Forum XXI - From February 23-25, 2009, more than 800 of the world’s clean technology sector leaders—representing over $3 trillion in capital—together with entrepreneurs, scientists and policy-makers, will convene in San Francisco for Cleantech Forum XXI.

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Keppean Scalar MotorKeppe Motor Overunity Claimed - The Brazilian group that has been reporting super efficiencies in their motor now posts evidence that they have surpassed 100% efficient, which they say proves their claim that they are harnessing space energy. This is the group that has been selling a manual and kit of this motor. (PESN Feb. 18, 2009)
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Directory:Biomass >Two-step chemical process turns raw biomass into biofuel - "This solvent system can dissolve cotton balls, which are pure cellulose," says Ronald Raines. "And it's a simple system -- not corrosive, dangerous, expensive or stinky." (University of Wisconsin-Madison Feb. 10, 2009)

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Directory:Solar >Research Highlights Potential for Improved Solar Cells - A team of Los Alamos researchers has shown that carrier multiplication (when a photon creates multiple electron) is a real phenomenon in tiny semiconductor crystals. (PhysOrg Feb. 10, 2009) This points to the possibility of solar cells that create more than one unit of energy per photon. (Accounts of Chemical Research)

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Directory:Geothermal >New Guide to Geothermal Energy Available - A new report by the Geothermal Energy Association titled [Geothermal 101: Basics of Geothermal Energy Production and Use covers the essentials of geothermal energy from electric power to residential heat pumps, with the objective of spurring further implementation of this yet largely untapped natural energy source." (News Blaze Feb. 15, 2009)

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009
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Directory:Solar >Samsung Releases Solar Powered Phone - Samsung has finally delivered on this promise with their brand new Blue Earth phone. Blue Earth is a gorgeous green touch phone that has a full solar panel on its back which can generate enough power to charge the phone. (Inhabitat Feb. 13, 2009) (See: Slashdot)

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Directory:Plastic and Energy >Could ‘liquid wood’ replace plastic? - Tecnaro, says it found the magic formula with Arboform. Its “liquid wood” can be molded like plastic, yet biodegrades over time. (Christian Science Monitor Feb. 11, 2009) (Also: Slashsdot)

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Directory:UFOs >UFO Wars - George Noorey had Ed Grimsely on talking about how it is possible to see a whole bunch of UFOs using military grade night vision glasses. No wonder soldiers are instructed to never, ever "look up" at night with the night goggles. (Coast to Coast AM Feb. 12, 2009)

Monday, Feb. 16, 2009
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Latest: Store > Directory:sEnergy Solution Technologies > Directory:Energy Efficiency / Directory:Conservation > eNDO-THeRM Refrigeration Thermometer - This little gadget reads the temperature of the food, not the air in your fridge, so you can set the fridge to the optimal 40-41 degrees, both saving energy (typically 15%) and making the food last longer, giving you a quick return on investment. (Energy Stork)
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Directory:Propulsion / Directory:Fusion >A Workable Fusion Starship? - Friedwardt Winterberg's innovative propulsion concept now weds magnetic mirror technologies with fusion. The interplanetary vehicle has an exhaust velocity of 100 km/s, while the launcher vehicle gets 10 km/s. (Centauri Dream Jan. 23, 2009)

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Directory:Home Generation:Space Heater >New Biomass Heater: a “New Era” of Efficiency and Sustainability - Millions of homes in rural areas of Far Eastern countries are heated by charcoal burned on small, hibachi-style portable grills. Scientists in Japan are now reporting development of an improved “biomass charcoal combustion heater” for sustainable and ultra-high efficiency home heating. (Newswise Feb. 11, 2009)

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Directory:Conservation >Report: Recession Won't Slow Green IT Initiatives - "The slowing economy will not derail efforts to make IT operations more efficient and less environmentally harmful. In fact, of responding companies that are changing the pace of their green IT activities in response to the economic outlook, those going faster outnumber those slowing down by two to one." (Greener Computing Dec. 17, 2008)

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Clean Fuel Conversions / New Energy Congress > New Energy Congress in the News > On Our Way to Atlanta in Clean Fuel Suburban to be on TV - A report from the road on our way to tell national television audience about renewable energy products available now as well as clean fuel alternatives. We got our first natural gas fill-up in Park City. (PESN Feb. 15, 2009)
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Directory:Solar Innovations >Spray-on Solar Panels - A new Australian solar company Spark Solar and Finnish materials company Braggone Oy are working with Australian National University (ANU) on the spray-on method. This new technique can be commercially available by 2011. (Alternative Energy Feb. 12, 2009)

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Directory:Conventional Renewable Energy >Why sustainable power is unsustainable - Based on recurring themes at the FT Energy Conference, renewable energy technologies remain the great hope for the future, and are guaranteed research funds in the short term. But unless a second generation of sustainable energy ideas based on truly sustainable resources is established, the renewable light could be in danger of dimming. (New Scientist Feb. 6, 2009)

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Directory:Global Warming / Directory:Global Cooling >Global Temperature Report from 1978 Through 2009 Shows 0.13 C Rise Per Decade - As part of an ongoing joint project, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, NOAA and NASA use data gathered by microwave sounding units on NOAA and NASA satellites to get accurate temperature readings for almost all regions of the Earth. (Newswise Feb. 12, 2009)

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009
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Directory:Books / Store >The Quantum Key by Aaron Murakami - Peter Lindemann says, "While this e-book is probably too simple for a PhD physicist, it is perfect for young people or anybody else just becoming interested in Free Energy. Expand your frame of reference and transform your entire paradigm of the universe into something that shines light into your blind spots.

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Directory:Running Vehicles on Water > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection / Directory:Electrolysis >Hydrogen fuel cell enthusiasts gather to show off devices - Over last weekend, inventors from all over the country showed off hydrogen production kits in cars, pickup trucks, motorcycles, heavy commercial trucks, a dune buggy, and even a lawn mower a the HHO Games and Exposition. (Tampa Bay Feb 9, 2009)

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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Piezoelectric >Harnessing Hamster Power with a Nanogenerator - Researchers have demonstrated that a nanogenerator can be driven by irregular, low-energy biomotion, including the tapping of a human finger and a hamster's erratic running and scratching. (Video) (Blogtalkradio) (MIT Technology Review'' Feb. 11, 2009)

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Latest: Store > Directory:sEnergy Solution Technologies > Directory:Conservation > Plug Power Saver - The Plug Power Saver is designed to give the motor only as much power as is needs at any given moment, not more or less, thus saving on up to 30% of the energy otherwise used. Also provides soft start to the motor, further extending its life. (PES Store)
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection > Directory:HAFC Hydro Assist Fuel Cell > News:FTC Case Against Dennis Lee's Hydrogen Assist Fuel Cell Dennis Lee and Dutchman Defeat FTC - In a major victory for the science of hydrogen-boost related systems, Dennis Lee and Dutchman Enterprises were exonerated after a month of being shut down by an FTC temporary restraining order for their super-mileage claims. (PESN Feb. 13, 2009)
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Directory:Cold Fusion > Directory:Eugene Mallove >Reward Offered in Mallove Killing - Police announced they are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the 2004 killing of cold fusion physicist Eugene Mallove in Norwich. Some credible information has been uncovered by investigators, but they need more information to move the case forward. (The Day Feb. 12, 2009)

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Directory:Human-Powered >10 Wild 'N Crazy Bike Designs - Collin Dunn has complied a list of 10 "interesting" bike designs. Some may even be practical. (TreeHugger Feb. 4, 2009)

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Directory:Global Warming / Directory:HumorHumor:Hundreds Attend Global Warming Protest - How much of a carbon footprint will these environmental protest flakes leave behind? (PESWiki Feb. 2, 2009)

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest: Directory:Solar / Directory:Wind > Directory:SkyBuilt Power > SkyBuilt Providing Plug-n-Play Renewable Power (Interview) - Company that specializes in portable, modular, rapidly-deployable renewable energy systems, especially for the military and for cell tower installations now has the world's first hybrid power station in an airline-checkable suitcase. (PESN Feb. 12, 2009)
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Directory:Power-Generating Shock Absorber >Regenerative shock absorbers developed by team at MIT - A team of undergrads at MIT has produced a prototype of a shock absorber for vehicles which can harness and generate electricity back into the vehicle. The team claims that their prototype increases a vehicle's fuel-efficiency by up to 10 percent by using a "hydraulic system that forces fluid through a turbine attached to a generator." (Engadget Feb. 10, 2009)

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Directory:Energy Usage Monitoring Devices >Google Debuts PowerMeter Energy Monitoring Tool - There’s a variety of products out there that will monitor your household energy use, and now Google’s new PowerMeter offers a powerful way to track, analyze, and make sense of the data. (Video) (Inhabitat Feb. 10, 2009)

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Directory:Biodiesel >Japan Airlines Finds Biofuel More Efficient Than Petro-Fuel in Test Flight - "Pilots reported that the biofuel was more fuel efficient than 100 percent traditional jet-A fuel (kerosene), a finding consistent with the Continental test earlier, and indicates that biofuels may not only be a carbon-neutral option, but a more fuel efficient one." (TreeHugger Jan. 30, 2009)

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Suppression / Directory:Movies / Directory:Anti-Gravity > Directory:Searl Effect Generator (SEG) > The Story Behind The John Searl Story - Comments by John Searl about the film and excerpts from the film log. Follow-up dialogue about coming film sequel that will address the topic of the powers that be who not only suppressed the technology, but stole it. (PESN February 11, 2009)
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Directory:Fuel Cells >Cheaper Fuel Cells - Carbon nanotubes could replace expensive platinum catalysts and help finally make fuel cells economical. (Technology Review Feb. 5, 2009)

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Directory:Solar >The US Utility-scale Solar Picture - While the pace of installations of distributed solar systems for homes and businesses has steadily risen over the past few years, utilities have mostly stayed out of the picture. However that appears to be changing. (Renewable Energy World Feb. 10, 2009)

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Directory:Wind >NCAR Forecasts Will Help Xcel Energy Harness Wind - National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has reached an agreement with Xcel Energy to provide highly detailed, localized weather forecasts to enable the utility to use more wind energy. The forecasts will help utility operators make critical decisions about powering down traditional coal- and natural gas-fired plants when sufficient winds are predicted. (NewsWise Feb. 4, 2009)

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection > Directory:Dennis Lee > Directory:HAFC Hydro Assist Fuel Cell > News:FTC Case Against Dennis Lee's Hydrogen Assist Fuel Cell - In FTC vs. Dutchman Enterprises run by Dennis Lee, claims that the promoters are marketing a product that cannot function as advertised. The testimonials and other mileage test forms shown as exhibits in the case, offer a different story. (PESWiki Feb. 10, 2009)
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Directory:Solar / Directory:Mimicking Living Organisms >Natural Solar Collectors on Butterfly Wings Inspire More Powerful Solar Cells - The discovery that butterfly wings have scales that act as tiny solar collectors has led scientists in China and Japan to design a more efficient solar cell that could be used for powering homes, businesses, and other applications in the future. (Newswise Feb. 4, 2009)

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Directory:Wind >Wind Installations Continue to Break Records Across The Globe - According to the Global Wind Energy Council more than 27 gigawatts of new wind capacity was commissioned in 2008, a 36% increase on 2007. The three main markets of Europe, North America and Asia dominated. (Renewable Energy World Feb. 4, 2009)

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Directory:Home Generation > Directory:Home Generation:Space Heater >Pellet Stoves vs. Wood Stoves: Which is Greener? - Pellet stoves are very efficient - 75 percent to 90 percent overall efficiency - and have a BTU output content four to five times higher than cord wood or wood chips but require electricity to operate. (TreeHugger Feb. 2, 2009)

Monday, Feb. 9, 2009
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Latest: There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > New Energy Congress to be Featured Live on EveryDay TV Show - A national television program will feature Sterling Allan and Tai Robinson showcasing some products available now to increase energy efficiency while saving money and increasing the quality of life. (PESN Feb. 8, 2009)
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Directory:Tidal Power > Directory:Blue Energy >Green Energy - An Earthical Investment that Wins in a Recession - A new Investor page with video link at Blue Energy talks about the unprecedented pre-commercial order book now exceeding $30 billion dollars and 115 man years in engineering wind-up to commercialization and scale-up. (Blue Energy Canada Feb. 7, 2009)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Directory:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles -- PHEV >Raser Technologies Announces Video News Update on Its PHEV Project - The company released a video showing in conjunction with FEV and a yet to be named global auto manufacturer, that they have completed the integration of the 200 KW Symetron traction motor and 100 KW generator and initial testing of those components. (BusinessWire Feb. 5, 2009)

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Directory:Lighting > Directory:Light Emitting Diodes >Philips Lighting rides analog-to-digital wave - Philips is pushing hard into solid-state lighting, having spent about $4 billion acquiring LED (light-emitting diode) lighting companies over the past two years, recognizing that LED lighting is far more efficient than alternatives - five times more than incandescent and halogen lights and at least as efficient as fluorescents - and they last longer than others. (CNet News Feb. 5, 2009)

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009
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Directory:Books / Directory:Propulsion / Directory:Anti-Gravity >Frontiers of Propulsion Science (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics) - This book by Marc Millis is a compilation of emerging science relevant to such notions as space drives, warp drives, gravity control, and faster-than-light travel – the kind of breakthroughs that would revolutionize spaceflight and enable human voyages to other star systems. (AIAA Feb. 2009)

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Directory:Biofuels / Directory:CO2 Sequestration >Could your breath be turned into biofuel? - The Liverpool John Lennon Airport is testing out a device called an Ecobox from Origo Industries that will capture CO2 from the air that’s exhaled by passengers and turn it into fuel to be used by the airport’s diesel vehicles and heating system. (Greener.Ideal Feb. 6, 2009)

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Directory:Books >Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air - 382-page PDF - free download. This is an excellent straight-talking book about the numbers. The aim is to guide the reader around the claptrap (twaddle) to actions that really make a difference and to new energy policies that add up for the UK. (''UIT Cambridge" May 1, 2009)

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009
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Latest: There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] Interview with Tim Ventura of American Antigravity - Tim has been covering antigravity for a very long time, as well as various cutting-edge clean energy technologies. He has also built some "Lifter" devices that use ionic forces to levitate a triangular object several feet in the air. (FreeEnergyNow Feb. 2, 2009)
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Directory:Electric Cars >Preliminary Specifications for XP Vehicles' Inflatable Car (12-page PDF) - Electric car runs on replaceable cassette hydride fuel cells, a see-through dash, air-pressure seats and other innovations. Think airbag on wheels. (XP Vehicles Feb. 5, 2009)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar:Vehicles >7 Awesome Solar Boats You Must See - Look at some solar boats TreeHugger covered over the past year. SolarSailor stands out. (TreeHugger Feb. 2, 2009)

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Directory:Jobs >State of Green Business 2009 - Discusses the big trends that are shaping the future of the greening (environmental thinking) of mainstream business in a green economy in the "GreenBiz Index". (Download 62-page PDF). (Greenbiz Feb. 5, 2009)

Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
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Directory:Tidal Power > Directory:Blue EnergyTIDAL POWER - Is It Real? - Martin Burger, CEO of Blue Energy, a tidal power company, spoke to the New Energy Movement in Vancouver on January 26th, 2009. (original Recording). (Radio Ecoshock Feb. 5, 2009)

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Directory:Biofuels:Cautions >Biofuels More Harmful to Humans Than Petrol and Diesel, Warn Scientists - Corn-based bioethanol has higher burden on environment and human health, according to a report: Review of the Indirect Effects of Biofuels. (Truthout Feb. 2, 2009)

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Current events > Directory:Solar Thermal >4th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference and Intersolar 2009 - The 4th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference, one of the largest global conferences dedicated to solar thermal energy, will be held on 25 and 26 May 2009 in Munich. It will be followed the next to days by Intersolar 2009, the world´s largest solar technology trade fair.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Zero Point Energy >Directory:Jovion Corporation and Zero Point Energy - University-based Jovion Corporation of Boulder, CO, USA aims to develop and commercialize a device that would involve solar cells for harnessing energy from electromagnetic radiation. They received a patent last May for quantum vacuum energy extraction using Casimir cavities. (PESWiki Feb. 5, 2009)

Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles >What's green, three-wheeled and can park by the blue signs? - The BioTrike is a tadpole-style three-wheeled plug-in hybrid vehicle that burns biodiesel in a Caterpillar-sourced engine with a range of somewhere between 700 and 900 miles with a full tank and a full charge. (Autoblog Green Feb 1, 2009)

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Directory:Global Warming > Directory:Geoengineering >Scientists Rank Global Cooling Hacks - The dozens of ways that scientists, as well as crackpots, have proposed to geoengineer the world's climate won't all be equally effective. In fact, some of them would not have any impact at all, a new study in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics found. (Wired Jan. 28, 2009)

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Directory:Solar >Tokyo Power Company Announces Brutally Small Solar Power Plant - How many 10 megawatt solar power plants does it take to replace a 1970s nuclear reactor? Answer: 25,000. (TreeHugger Jan. 29, 2009)

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Magnet Motors > Directory:Steorn Free Energy > Steorn Raises the Curtains - The company that stirred the planet in 2003 with their claim of a magnet motor technology, today posted two videos, announcing that are soliciting teams of engineers and commercial interests to become part of a developer group of 300 to prepare the technology for market rollout. (PESN Feb. 4, 2009)
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Directory:Pneumatics - Compressed Air >ETH Zürich Developing Pneumatic Hybrid Engine Approaches Hybrid-Electric Performance at Lower Cost - The pneumatic hybrid engine, which follows the downsizing and supercharging paradigm, offers a fuel-saving potential that is almost equal to that of hybrid electric powertrains while inducing much lower additional mass and cost penalties, according to the ETH Zürich researchers. (Green Car Congress Feb 1, 2009)

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Directory:Conservation > Directory:Insulation >What is Greensulate Insulation? - Ecovative Design is investigating new ways to insulate buildings and package material goods without the traditional use of petroleum based polystyrene/Styrofoams. Greensulate is made from local, sustainable resources such as agricultural byproducts. (PlanetGreen Jan. 22, 2009)

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Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Thorium Reactors >The Ultimate Alternative Energy - Thorium is not only far more abundant than uranium-235, but thorium reactors do not produce waste materials useful in nuclear weapons. In fact, the waste is far less hazardous and much cheaper to deal with. Thorium reactors are safer in general to operate, producing little radioactive threat outside their shielding and cannot experience a catastrophic meltdown. (Daily Reckoning Jan. 28, 2009)

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009
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Template: 43 / Latest: Directory:Engines > Directory:Wankel Engines >Directory:Regi Technologies:RadMax rotary engine - The Radmax direct-charge engine with few moving parts is based on the Wankel rotary design, but is claimed to deliver up to three times the power, with half the weight of a true Wankel engine of the same size. It is virtually vibration free and very quiet. (PESWiki Jan. 27, 2009)
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Directory:Vertical Axis Wind Turbines >Rooftop Wind Turbine Invention Seeks Support In Google Contest - Clarian's Jellyfish Plug-In Wind Turbine by Seattle inventor, Chad Maglaque, has submitted the design to Directory:Google's 10 to the 100th Project"contest. (BTW, they've delayed voting to March 17). (YouTube) (PhysOrg Jan. 29, 2009)

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PowerPedia:Quantum mechanics >One small step for a man, one giant leap for teleportation - According to LiveScience, Singularity University's Joint Quantum Institute for the first time was able to teleport information between two separate atoms across a distance of a meter - about one step for an adult, using "entanglement". (CNet News Jan. 26, 2009)


Directory:Water >Eco Gadgets: Low-tech water purifier doesn’t cost a fortune - Dubbed the Watercone, the device is essentially an evaporator that collects condensed water from contaminated water in a pan for around $30 USD. (YouTube) (EcoFriend Jan 31, 2009)

Monday, Feb. 2, 2009
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Directory:Flying Cars >Skycar Expedition 2009 - The Parajet Skycar is the first two seater, high performance, road legal, bio-fuelled flying car capable of providing rally car performance on and off road, and light aircraft performance after just a few minutes of wing preparation. (Skycar Expedition Jan 22. 2009)

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Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil >Success For First Outdoor, Large-Scale Algae-to-Biofuel Research Project In Nevada - The first real-world, demonstration-scale project in Nevada for turning algae into biofuel has successfully completed the initial stage of research at the University of Nevada, Reno. The project is on track to show the process is an economical, commercially viable renewable energy source. (PhysOrg Jan. 29, 2009)

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Directory:Biomass >Whisky Power! Distillery Unveils Scotch Green Power - We're pretty sure that the expression “drunk on power” was never meant to be taken this literally. The Combination of Rothes Distillers Limited (CoRD) announced that they have partnered with Helius Energy to install a power plant fueled by none other than whisky by-products! (Inhabitat Jan. 28, 2009)

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Electromagnetic / Directory:Magnet Motors >Directory:Magnevex - Based on the research and writings of Ernest L. Norman, the Magnevex magnet motor / generator uses neodymium magnets passing coils of wire to generate electricity. The goal is to do away with the battery that is presently used to run the motor side of the magnetic vortex. (PESWiki Feb. 1, 2009)
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Directory:Zero Point Energy >Quantum Blurring - Using quantum field theory, researchers derived the probability for light to be deflected by density fluctuations associated with zero point motion in a fluid. Their results show that zero-point scattering increases as the fifth power of the light frequency, called acoustic Cassimir effect. (Physical Review Focus Jan. 23, 2009)

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Directory:Suppression > Directory:Efforts to Remedy Paul Pantone's Wrongful Treatment in Utah State Hospital >Paul Pantone Interview, late January 2009: No help for USH patients - Paul Pantone discusses how difficult it is for Utah State Hospital victims to find remedy for the abuse against them by the Utah State Hospital. (YouTube January 29, 2009)

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Directory:Building >Wall House: Durable $5000 Home Made from Recycled Paper - The Universal World House measures 390 square feet, weighs about 1,763 pounds, and is built to last for generations. It comes complete with plumbing, eight built-in single and double beds, and basic facilities. Its versatile structure allows its walls to open up to take advantage of daylight and natural ventilation. (Inhabitat Jan. 22, 2009)


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