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December, 2018

Issue : 26

Article : 1 The Immortus...

Article : 2 Ecocapsule ...
Article : 3 LifeStraw...
Article : 4 The ocean...
Why ???

We the people on the earth are gifted with wonderful energy sources by the nature, which has made our routine much more smother & easier… However, this gift of the nature is ' limited '. What we have done is, with the growth of science & technology, we have started using it extremely, because of which the energy resources are going to finish in near future. Hence, let us take the pledge to conserve the energy - save the energy!!!

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Article - 1 : The Immortus

The Immortus is a limited edition bespoke solar electric sports car currently being developed in Australia. The Immortus is the brainchild of electric vehicle startup EVX, which is working on the vehicles with researchers from the Swinburne University Technology in Melbourne. While at heart it's an electric vehicle that's run on electricity from your wall socket, extensive solar paneling on the Immortus roof is intended to give the car considerable staying power on the road. The ability to run on the power of the sun and store the energy for later use make it a car of practically infinite endurance.
According to the Immortus's specification sheet, it can reach 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds and has a combined battery and solar range of over 550 km at an average of 85 km/h. However depending on solar conditions, EVX says that the vehicle can run on solar power alone, with a theoretically unlimited range at speeds over 60 km/h. It's worth bearing in mind that the Immortus doesn't actually exist yet. It's still a concept for now, so these specifications are best considered theoretical at this point. But its makers are doing everything they can to get the technology up and running.


If you like the look of the Immortus, you're probably not the only one. Its sleek, ground-hugging design basically spells desire. But with just 100 units expected to be made and an anticipated selling price of US$370,000, you might want to start saving those pennies now.

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Article - 2 : Ecocapsule

Ecocapsule is a low energy mobile dwelling packed into a compact egg-shaped form. Though relatively small in size, this energy efficient pod can comfortably accommodate two adults. It has a built in kitchenette that offers running water, while it also contain a flushing toilet and a hot shower, allowing its occupants feel like home. Apart from a folding bed, the ecocapsule also features plenty storage space for sporting or research equipment.
Each ecocapsule is powered by a built in turbine by an array of photovoltaic cells, while a high capacity battery ensures enough power is restored in events of less solar and wind activity. The spherical shape of the capsule helps in retrieving rainwater and dew with built-in water filters allowing the occupants to utilize any water source. The entire unit fits into a standard shipping container and no special preparations and precautions are necessary to transport the product world wide. In fact the capsule can even be shipped, airlifted, towed or carried by an animal.



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Article - 3 : LifeStraw

More than one million people which is one sixth of the world's population do not have proper access to safe drinking water. About half of the poor population, suffer from water borne diseases, with over 6000 mainly children, die of consuming infected water. The world's most prolific killer is diarrheal diseases from bacteria and viruses. LifeStraw was developed as a practical response to the billions of people who are still without access to these human rights. This invention could become one of the greatest life savers in history. This instrument is a 25 cm long, 29 mm diameter plastic pipe filter which costs just a few dollars. Every year thousands of people perish, because they don't have clean water for their daily basic needs. LifeStraw is a personal, low cost water purification tool with a life time of 700 litres which is the total amount of water a person consumes in a year. Positive results have been achieved when tested with tap, turbid and saline water against common waterborne bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella, Enterococcus and Staphylococcus. LifeStraw contains PuroTech Disinfecting Resin a patented extraordinarily effective material that kills bacteria on contact.


Textile pre-filters are used in the LifeStraw to remove particles up to 15 microns. Activated carbon withholds particles such as parasites. Adults and children of any age can use the LifeStraw provided on their capacity to suck water.

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Article - 4 : The ocean cleaning machine

Scientists have planned to launch the world's first machine that will clean the planet's largest mass of oceanic plastic. This system was dreamed by a teenager and school drop out Boyan Slat. The system was shipped in summer to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, between Hawaii and California, which contains an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic. The machine is a massive black tube, roughly the length of football field. Boyan thinks that cleaning the tiny particles in the ocean could take 80,000 years. Because of the volume of plastic spread through the water, and because it is constantly moving with currents, chasing it makes it impossible. But Slat has proposed this movement as an advantage. He argued that the swirling plastic could be collected much more quickly and then it can be pulled out of the water and recycled. Some experts believe that the machine should be able to collect half of the detritus in the patch of about 40,000 metric tons within a time frame of five years. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch spans 617,763 sq miles more than twice the size of France. According to research, many seabirds and other marine life are increasingly found dead with their stomach full of small pieces of plastic. More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year. This system to clean the rubbish from the sea is designed by a non-profit technology firm called The Ocean Cleanup. The machine is filled with air and it will float on the ocean's surface in an arc and have nylon screens hanging down below forming a giant floating dustpan to catch the plastic rubbish that gathers together when moved by the currents.


Fishes will be able to escape the screens by swimming underneath them. The Ocean Cleanup team aim to launch the beginnings of the system from the shores of San Francisco Bay within weeks of July and then keep extending it. They have 60 giant floating scoops, each stretching a mile from end to end. Boats will go out to collect the debris every six to eight weeks.

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