Wind Power Powered By Robots:
BladeBUC is among the latest innovation in robots, in shape of a typical suitcase which (sprouts) legs, 6 in number, that are fitted with cup at feet for suction. For the purpose of periodical examination and care of marine turbines, human engineers were tasked which involved a lot of risk and expenses.
Further, sophisticated drones ferry BladeBUG to remote farms after which, towers and blades are climbed over by these machines and sensors are used to uncover damage or any other imperfection because of which optimum output is affected. Positively, minor flaws can be repaired and defects are rectified by such robots.
The International Energy Agency maintains that abundance electricity demand can be met (in fact 18 times more than required) by harnessing offshore wind and when we have such relishing innovation lining up to our disposal, electricity generation has become even more convenient and is cost affective too, which stands at just 40% of cost likely to be spent in 50 years.
As of now, commercial trials of BladeBUG are being pondered over after which, such would be provided in markets for sale.
Rice Grown Out of Nature’s Harmony:
During our conventional rice cultivation, climate has to bear the brunt in form of global warming by 2-3%, as paddy fields are virtual marshlands emitting methane gas in bulk.
As a vaccine to climate change, “Direct Seeded Rice” (DSR) have now been cultivated by Rothamsted Research, based in Hertforshire, which puddle is not needed for cultivation and requires lesser amount of water. Besides, the plant spreads its roots quickly while grows amazingly which is crucial for boom of overall plantation.
Many promising rice varieties have been garnered successfully with initial results have been overwhelming. However, paddy fields contain some water which suppress weeds, therefore more quantity of herbicide would be a constant particle in requirements sheet. There are hopes floating among scientists that farm ready seeds will get prepared in some years while in the coming decade, rice is more likely to be grown across the planet in such a manner.
Goody For Woody:
The continent of Europe bears forests that are sustainable enough to put-out considerable wood quantity that a sizeable home could be built with, to house a small family. Now when the trunk branches out, carbon is absorbed therein which is then trapped in the house, after which tree plantation is done.
This is noticeable that construction by wood tapers off the impact of carbon which is otherwise there when concrete and steel is swayed into use. Cross-laminated timber is pretty bulky and is placed on walls and floors. Drawn inspiration from it, the French government has issued a notification ordering all new construction to be comprised of 50% of timber at least, giving space to a ply-scraper competition (though undeclared) that is led by Mjosa Tower, erected recently in Brumunddal, Norway replete with 18 floors.
Further, rough structures of tall buildings have been drawn while UK witnesses drastic changes to building laws that are in reaction to a fire broke out at Grenfell Tower, which has reduced the use of wood drastically during construction phases.
Forests In Arctic:
Pleistocene Park is managed by Nikita Zimov, deep inside Siberia, where bison, wild-horses and musk-ox are being reared and the grassy land is thronged by heart-warming crowd in a large number. Now, as the frozen ground is prone to thawing and subsequent carbon release during high temperatures, the owner is hell-bent protecting it and utters “Here trees worsen climate change”.
A unique aspect of the area is this shrubby location is densely dark causing lesser reflection to sunlight and which causes more heated ground.
Further, in the ice-covered grass, animals also press-walk over the snow which results in the formation of a thin layer that makes the ground absorb the chill present in the air, instead of thick snow that would have protected the ground otherwise.
Nikita and some of her colleagues with inclination towards environment, want all the trees, on the tundra stretch, to be wiped off, either by getting grazing animals here or by literally cutting these down.
The perceived objective is enable wilderness and to bring the arctic under re-cooling. The park, where such an experiment is needed, is about 50 square miles but for broader emphasis, his wish is that it would be thousand times bigger.
Generating electricity has gone more affordable, if it gets done by solar means, this is what is held by International Energy Agency, while any other method happens to be burning pockets. But with solar frames installed and picking up the sunlight, such simply interchanges about a 5th sun’s energy into electricity.
Actually, sunlight comprises spectrum of shades that rise to prominence in a rainbow and with silicon placed on the entire solar panels, red strip is transformed into electricity.
Now, a UK centred company has step forward with the idea o blending silicon and perovskite- a material that is actually a semi-conductor material having a clean structure of titanium calcium oxide which is capable of turning blue waves into electrical energy. Undeniably, such an assembled framework would enhance the frame’s capability by 30-40%.
Such are going to be the production batch this year after which, we are likely to see these planted on rooftops enabling customers to desire the wattage from a confined location.