Sculptures that can move? These mobile "animals" are the artistic vision of Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen. Since 1990 Jansen has been creating a new form of art in motion that lives on beaches. Jansen's animals are wind powered and were seen in a BMW commercial in 2006. The skeletal structure of each animal is made from electrical tubes bound together by zip ties. A rotating spine in the internal structure of the creatures allow the animals to move forwards and backwards. Jansen
Green-energy job numbers are growing a lot faster than employment in the oil and coal industries.
According to the UK's government statistics, 13 of the past 16 months have been less windy than average – while 2010 was the "stillest" year of the decade. Furthermore, meteorologists warn that a shift in the Atlantic jet stream could alter wind patterns over the next 40 years, leaving many of the UK's power-generating turbines without sufficient wind.
Wind power has some definite advantages as an energy source, being readily available and infinitely renewable and definitely pollution free. It's also increasingly popular with 3,000 MW of new wind powered generating capacity being installed in the Unites States in 2007. That's enough power to feed 750,000-900,000 homes. Two thirds of the new capacity is being
What ideas are worth buying into? It’s buried down a bit in the text, but this San Francisco Chronicle article makes it clear that technology companies that have bold ideas for green juice are getting funding out of venture capitalists. The paper reports that 172 companies in the Bay Area received $1.9 billion in the first three months of 2006. Some of those new companies mentioned in the article incl