THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Sunday

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Electric Ferry Makes Record Voyage in Denmark

The electric ferry Ellen sailed on her maiden voyage between Søby and Fynshav in Denmark last week. The new ferry, developed by an E.U. Horizon 2020 project, is the first ferry in the world to hold a battery package with enough energy for both her ordinary operation as well as emergencies. The route is 22 nautical miles long, and she is capable of…


UW engineers test tidal energy turbines on Lake Washington

Every day the tide rolls in and out of Puget Sound, and engineers at the University of Washington would like to harvest some of that energy for public use. Tides are a renewable energy source that is more predictable than wind or sun, but the technology has not accelerated at the same pace as other renewables. Tests of cross-flow turbines on Lake Washington are…


Green flops: Why some promising cleantech ideas didn’t work out

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. The annals of green energy are filled with people who devised brilliant solutions to vexing problems, delivering more power for less money, making things cleaner, easier, and better. Many became rich and famous in the process. And then there are the folks who were … less successful. They created systems that…


Path to paradise? Alaskan village hopes to replace fossil fuel with water power

Residents of Igiugig, a Native village far from roads and off the grid, have tried for years to wean themselves off the diesel that fuels their electrical system. It’s expensive — and polluting. A World War II-era propeller plane delivers the fossil fuel, priced up to $7.55 a gallon, to this community near the shores of Iliamna Lake, 240 miles southwest of Anchorage…


World Futures Institute: Energy – Part One

Many columns ago a list of 18 areas were identified affecting the future of humanity and the earth. Among the sublevels identified were energy storage (especially long term), energy conversion, energy system efficiency and energy distribution. As human beings we use energy. At the simplest of levels, we use the energy contained in food to operate ourselves. The food…


Samsung Upgrades S10 SDK Software To Support BTC Functionality & More

Samsung has upgraded the Samsung developer tool kit to incorporate the support of Bitcoin functionality. This application was deployed on the S10 range of phones and at the time, the software could only support ETH and ERC-20 Tokens. However, this has since changed and the users of models such as Samsung S10e, S10, S10+, and S10 5G. At this point, Samsung S10…


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