Monday, February 22, 2010

The Bloom Box: Green Energy for the Future

As many of you have noticed, I've taken some unexpected time off. I'm back now and hope that it doesn't happen again. I missed blogging.

Today's inspirational Monday post is about green energy. Yes, it's a buzz phrase that's makes its rounds every now and then; but this is in line with well deserved mention of The Winds of Change.

The Bloom Box:  Green Energy for the Future

One of those blocks he's holding can power 4 to 6 Indian homes, one home in the UK or two blocks to power an American home. At least that's the claim being made by K.R. Sridhar, founder of Bloom Energy, on 60 Minutes last night. On 60 Minutes, "K.R." confesses that this was an oxygen-generating project built for a scrapped NASA Mars program. He reversed the process, and now instead of producing oxygen the new contraption, the Bloom Box, takes in Oxygen, mixes it with chemicals, resulting in a fuel-cell, which outputs electricity.

I would love to sit here and sound like I know what I'm talking about when I don't. Instead, I urge you to see the video.

In a day and age where one would think that all things have been invented & discovered, we are still surprised with things like liquid glass, wireless electricity and the Bloom Box.  ▣

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