Researchers plan 3,000 mile US road trip powered by solar

Two US doctoral students are planning a 3,200 mile road trip completely powered by the sun. Garrett Fitzgerald and Rob van Haaren at Colombia University have designed a trailer that holds flexible solar panels which will charge up their EV batteries during the day, so they can drive to their next stop in the evening. […]

US plastic waste could power five million homes

Non-recycled plastic being chucked into landfill in the States could power five million homes a year, according to new research. Scientists at Colombia University found that converting the waste material using today’s technology could make huge amounts energy. The study, sponsored by the American Chemistry Council, estimated that if all the non-recycled plastics thrown away […]