Entries by Maggie Brown

Singapore’s Solar-Powered Supertrees

A report on Singapore’s supertrees: “It’s pretty innovative stuff. The structures mimic the ecological functions of real trees through their environmentally sustainable features. Some have photovoltaic cells on their canopies to harvest solar energy to light up at night, others are integrated with cooled conservatories and serve as air exhaust receptacles.” View the rest of the […]

Dragonfly-inspired turbine harvests energy from slow-moving winds

Renzo Piano just unveiled a dragonfly-inspired turbine that specialises in harvesting energy from slow-moving winds! As we shift away from fossil fuels, many utilities have focused on building the biggest and most powerful wind turbines possible to meet growing energy needs. Architect Renzo Piano has taken a different approach, however, focusing his efforts on a […]

The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century

Dick Despommier has just released his exciting new book on vertical farms. “Dr. Dickson Despommier is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on vertical farms – a theoretical concept that may offer the panacea to our food production problems in the future. Supporters and critic of this concept abound, with fans proudly touting the […]

Can LED Bulbs Make Nuclear Plants Obsolete?

A recent article that poses an interesting question, Blubs Vs Reactors? “By a sheer coincidence, LED lights and nuclear power provide an intriguing way to study the issue. Nuclear power plants generate approximately 19% of the electric power in the U.S. Lighting accounts for approximately 19% of the power used.  Thus, you can argue the […]

50 years of FINDHORN FOUNDATION

Over the last 50 years there have been many videos, movies and documentaries produced about the Findhorn Foundation but time and time again these have been made by ill informed TV documentary makers who are seeking to present ‘their personal opinion’ of our community and so many times this is quite different from how ‘we’ […]