How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry

Great strides have been made in recent years towards using renewable sources of energy, like electric vehicles, solar panels, wind energy and even algae. It might seem surprising, but algae is one of the most powerful sources of energy we have access to on Earth. When dried algae is ground into a powder and refined, oil can be extracted from it. The result is nearly identical to traditional gasoline, but with far more benefits. Dave Hazlebeck, CEO of Global Algae Innovations, gave Seeker a tour of his algae farm in Kauai, Hawaii, and explained how his company is revolutionizing sustainable energy. "The fuel that we're producing is exactly the same in terms of performance as gasoline or diesel or jet, it's just a lot cleaner. I think the big difference is (more…)

Building a Transition

“How on earth did they do that?” – “Brute force and ignorance!!” was a favourite response of my father. Less PC perhaps today than was in his, but, if you want to take a really close look, it doesn’t amount to much more. After all, whether we want to install a 50 tonne monolith at... Read more »

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How does the construction industry fare on gender diversity?

With some construction industry professionals feeling ‘there is a definite prejudice against women’ in the construction industry; it would appear there is still inequality of opportunity for women, with one in five UK construction companies having no women in senior roles. Half of all construction firms cite they have never had a female manager within... Read more »

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World’s 4 Most Expensive Megaprojects

A megaproject can be considered as zeniths of human accomplishment with the hint of innovations and new techniques. Megaprojects are something that simply doesn’t have any shortcuts. These ambitious projects involve huge money and are futuristic in nature. The builders often have to embrace the unknown that is often filled with risks and also cost... Read more »

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Planning a New Home? Add That Extra Touch with Ethereal Gardenscapes

When planning a new home, probably the last thing on your mind is the lawn and garden. You found a builder who will let you pick and choose design features in the home, but when it comes to the lawn, most builders plant grass and add a few small shrubs near the home more for... Read more »

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