True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Why not have real wind up cars?

Think about the implications of spring stored energy scaled up to real cars. Is it possible? An aspiring aerospace engineer blogging at Astrochara, shared with Truestrange a video of a mousetrap … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wind power can cover America’s total energy needs

In 1999, the US used 97 quadrillion BTUs, or about 18 percent of world’s total energy consumption. Sixteen years later in 2015, total U.S. primary energy consumption was about 97.7 quadrillion … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lightning is more powerful than we thought

Florida, for some reason, has more lightning strikes then any other US state. When lightning strikes sand, it creates rock formations that Matthew Pasek, Associate Professor of Geosciences, University of South Florida … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Google 100% renewable power by 2017, entire countries to follow?

Google has confirmed it will hit its target of offsetting 100% of the energy used at its data centres and offices against power from renewable sources. The firm first made … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Radioactive waste into safe diamond batteries lasting thousands of years

This will be one of the greatest things invented, if can really be done:  Scientists have figured out how to use nuclear waste as an energy source, converting radioactive gas … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Portabello mushrooms could power your future phone

… In a paper published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports on Tuesday, researchers from the university’s Bourns College of Engineering describe how they created a new type of high-carbon … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday. Green roofs have an … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment