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Friday, October 25, 2013
Gujarat Solar Park in India
This is the name of a group of solar parks being constructed in Gujarat in India that are set to be complete sometime in 2013. It’s been estimated that the park will collectively be responsible for saving around 8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. And each year, it will save about 900 000 tonnes of natural gas. State of the art facilities like this are setting the bar high for businesses around the world when it comes to energy, and it’s an attractive prospect for investors too.
Solar energy to be main energy source for Gulf countries
Clean, renewable sources of energy are taking centre stage in countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. It’s recently been estimated that solar power energy will be the Persian Gulf’s main source of energy by 2017, with 155 billion dollar’s worth of installation projects currently underway. Experts from the international solar power industry are currently being called in to make decisions about the challenges that come with solar constructions in desert terrain.
Solar powered wheelchairs
We’re already using solar power for things like traffic lights and water heating, but a group of students in the USA took it to a whole new level when they invented a solar powered wheel chair during a competition held for World Cerebral Palsy Day. The invention, which includes a USB port and a GPS navigation system, won the students the competition – and an invention disclosure has been filled out for the product. We may very well see it being manufactured sometime soon.
If the future of solar is a prospect that excites you, we’d recommend starting in your very own home. Installation professionals are readily available and can have you saving on your power bills significantly with their smart solar power solutions.
Ruan is data analyst for a national research company. He has a keen interest in solar power and the usage of solar power energy. He lives with his wife and daughter away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Tip 1: No food or drinks should enter the research space, nor should cosmetics be used. This rule protects researchers from potential harm and minimizes the chances of an experiment being contaminated. Walk into any well-run research department in the life sciences and you will find rooms set aside for food and drink, refrigerators for storing edible perishables, and even kitchens for food preparation.
Tip 2: Upon entering a laboratory for the first time familiarize yourself with the location of the safety equipment. Pay particular attention to fire extinguishers and what types of fires they can be used on. Other important safety equipment includes eye-wash stands, showers, and chemical fume hoods.
Tip 3: Personal protective equipment (PPE) should be readily available for use whenever the need arises. The primary PPEs in a biological laboratory are safety gloves, lab coats, safety glasses and goggles, and face shields. In a modern biological laboratory PPEs help researchers protect themselves and their personal clothing from hazards, while protecting experiments from contamination.
Tip 4: The clothing worn under PPEs should also have safety in mind. Researchers should minimize the amount of exposed skin, thereby minimizing the risk of burns due to chemical spills and splashes. For this reason, sandals and open-toed shoes are a no-no and pants are a better choice than shorts.
Tip 5: A working knowledge of chemical safety is another essential skill for researchers. For example, using glass containers for acids and plastic containers for bases can prevent burns and chemical fires.
Tip 6: Every laboratory will have established protocols for handling biohazardous materials safely. These protocols will cover the use and disposal of human blood and tissue products and microbial organisms.
Tip 7: Another major safety concern in biological laboratories is sharp objects, including razor blades, needles, and broken glass. All laboratories will have guidelines covering the proper handling and disposal procedures for these sharp objects.
Tip 8: Most biological laboratories will have multiple sources of heat that could be the cause of serious injury. Some of the most common heat sources are Bunsen burners, hot plates, PCR machines, and water baths. This equipment should always be used in a manner that minimizes injury to self and others.
Tip 9: Never taste, smell, or mouth pipet a chemical or substance without express permission to do so.
Tip 10: Keeping the laboratory and the personal research space clean and well-organized is an excellent habit, because it minimizes the chances for unintended chemical reactions, fires, and contaminations that can ruin an experiment. Contamination is a safety concern because it forces the researcher to repeat the experiment, thereby doubling the researcher’s exposure to possible injury or harm.
Observing these and other safety tips will minimize the researcher’s risk of injury and increase the chances of producing good data. A good grade in a laboratory course or a successful career as a biologist therefore depends on a thorough understanding of laboratory safety.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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2. Microfluidic Flu Chips
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Sunday, June 30, 2013
How Solar Energy Works
Public Solar Power
After recently obtaining a B.A. in Communications, Ben now has the pleasure of writing vocationally.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
World Wildlife Fund Study Results
WWF Study Statistics
What Can Be Done?
Future Forward Thinking
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