Eco-Friendly Oil Spill Recovery Material Absorbs 150x Its Own Weight

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Photo Credit: NAIMOR

Oil spill disasters cost so much more than immediate recovery expenses. Loss of marine creatures and contamination of natural water resources often result in long term environmental costs…

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Wind Turbine Arrangement Increases Efficiency

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wind Turbines in neat row arrangement. Photo Credit: Some rights reserved by Charles Cook via Flickr.

A team of researchers has found a way to increase wind turbines’ efficiency by 33% simply by changing the turbine arrangement. Environmental News Network reports the work of…

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Meet PhoneBlok, the Repairable (Concept) Smartphone

Saturday, October 12, 2013
via Phoneblok

What if you could take “blocks” of battery, memory storage, camera, GPS, and other features and put them together into one customizable and repairable mobile phone? The idea…

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Solar-Powered Charging for Smartphones

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
via EnerPlex

The smartphone revolution has changed the way we connect and communicate today. Sadly, ‘unplugged’ and “24/7 mobile connectivity” are still yet to co-exist in the reality of mobile…

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Tesla Motors Unveils Their 90-second “Charging” System

Saturday, September 21, 2013
tesla roadster

Today, despite the development of super fast battery chargers, EV’s still need at least half an hour to get its charge levels to a considerably good level. This…

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German Research Develops Batteries that Last for Decades

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
green battery

Lithium-ion batteries may be quite energy dense, but they are not particularly known to be long lasting. They still suffer from the same charge cycle limitations as any…

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Glowing Trees as Future Streetlights

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Glowing Plant. Photo by BioCurious.

What if we use trees to light our streets instead of electric street lamps? This is the burning question that Antony Evans, project manager of the incredibly successful…

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Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, NZ Now Open

Sunday, September 15, 2013
The stained glass w ChristChurch Cardboard Cathedral. Some rights reserved by Schwede66 via Wikimedia.

  ChristChurch Cardboard Cathedral, the self-proclaimed world’s only cathedral built mainly of cardboard, has opened its doors for services this August. The cardboard cathedral, located in Latimer Square,…

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The Tesla Model S Electric Car Achieves Highest NHTSA Safety Score (5.4 Stars)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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In a press release recently published, Tesla Motors announced that its Model S has achieved the highest safety rating ever awarded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)….

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World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant Nearing Completion in the Mojave Desert

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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The Mojave Desert is home to lizards, rare desert tortoises, and yucca trees among others. Thanks to its elevation and climate, this desert region receives a reliable supply…

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