Category: Scoop.it


South Wales, UK (21 July 2014) – Haydale, the Company focused on enabling technology for the commercialisation of graphene, has announced a non-exclusive agreement with Goodfellow, a leading supplier and marketer of metals and materials for industry and research.

Source: www.azonano.com

MIT is reporting that it has created a new, cheap material — using a microwave, no less — that converts sunlight into steam with an amazing 85% efficiency. This could have major repercussions in the realms of desalination and sterilization, and perhaps for concentrated solar thermal power generation as well.

Source: www.extremetech.com

Next-generation of battery technology capable of charging faster, lasting longer than lithium-ion batteries has been developed by a research team from UofA

Source: beaconnews.ca

Spin-coating a polymer solution (green) to create a carbon nanosheet with characteristics similar to graphene, without the defects (black) (credit:

Source: www.kurzweilai.net

Yesterday I was on a roof installing solar panels.It was truly amazing to see each solar panel going up, carefully fastening it down, and knowing that when it was all done, the house I was on would be powered by sun.The solutions to the climate crisis are all around us. We just have to go outside on a nice day to feel them

Source: www.greenpeace.org

The Kinney family is building what is believed to be Alberta’s first earthship on rural land near Lethbridge. More than 800 tires and 12,000 cans are being used to construct the 1,800 square foot three-bedroom off-the-grid home. Once complete, the Kinney earthship will treat and recycle its greywater, generate its own electricity, produce a portion of its own food and regulate its own temperature. Michael Reynolds, an American architect and the “father” of earthships, is helping build the Alberta project.Photograph by: Duncan Kinney , Calgary Herald

Source: www.calgaryherald.com

Vote now for your favourite community garden! Read the stories of our 6 nominees – creating positive ripples within their communities everyday by inspiring, engaging, teaching, and building!  We could not possibly decide which is our favourite because we think all our community gardens are amazing which is why we leave the voting up to you!

Source: sustainablefoodedmonton.org

Taste of Jurassic

Tickets: $40 + GST

Source: tasteofedm.ca

Graphene grain boundaries reviewed
ElectroIQ (blog)
Graphene has attracted overwhelming attention both for exploring fundamental science and for a wide range of technological applications.

Source: electroiq.com

Haydale Graphene Industries (LON:HAYD) has taken on New York-based The InVentures Group to develop and promote the commercial uses of graphene and other nano material systems.

Source: www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk