True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

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 · Leave a 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

A map of human problems

I want something I can’t find on the net: a visual interactive map of human problems and where we are along the various paths to solutions. I want everyone to … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Solar Freakin’ Roadways

Not a good idea from an engineering point of view, but fun! For practical reasons we would be much better off building huge solar arrays across the Sahara desert, not … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yes Men Strike at Homeland Security Conference

100% Renewable energy on the way for the USA? Watch the video here. Awesome.

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment