App turns bicycle into electric-hybrid vehicle

A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone. The combination of power from the Copenhagen Wheel and the cyclist’s energy can make an average biker move “almost like a Tour-de-France-level athlete in your daily commute,”  Read more

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a recent branch of psychology whose purpose was summed up in 1998 by Martin Selegman andMihaly Csikszentmihalyi: “We believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise, which achieves a scientific understanding and effective interventions to build thriving individuals, families, and communities.”  Positive psychologists seek “to  Read more

Quiet, Bladeless, More Efficient Wind Turbines on the Horizon

Wind Turbines have “stirred” controversy because they omit sound at a level that is disturbing, and they are responsible for the death of birds, especially those flying during migration. It is important to appreciate that this technology is evolving rapidly and the 300-foot turbines we are accustomed to seeing are  Read more

Shipping container greenhouse. The future of urban farming?

Thanks to new growth-related technology like aquaponics and micro-methanation, very good yields can be obtained on a very small area, and still be environmentally friendly (organic produce and energy efficient). Housed on the roof of a container, the greenhouse is protected from urban areas. Designed as an “above ground” shared  Read more