Recent scientific findings that unveil the remarkable structural performance of plants could completely change what we think of as "green architecture." Researchers at Purdue University who conducted an
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In a breakthrough for the effort to cure blindness, researchers at the University of Cambridge have used an inkjet printer to print living retinal cells for the first time. The cells could be built up
In 1997, biologist and innovation consultant Janine Benyus, released her first book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this publication she coined the term 'biomimicry' and laid the groundwork
CellEra’s new platinum-free fuel cell could be the cleanest engine ever created. Instead of using an extremely expensive rare earth metal as the fuel cell’s catalyst, CellEra employs a catalyzed,
Photo of global warming via Shutterstock New research by the Climate Accountability Institute has revealed that just 90 companies are to blame for the majority of the climate change crisis.
The current method used to dispose of radioactive materials requires an excessive amount of concrete, and it's extremely space-intensive due to the increased volume of the material that has to be
Ladies, let's talk. When it's "that time of the month", leaks can be an issue. Many of us reach for the old, worn underwear in the back of the drawer, because who wants to risk destroying those fancy
Detroit-based EnVironmental Transportation Solutions (EVTS) has flipped the traditional car manufacturing model on its head in order to offer a low-speed electric vehicle (LSV) that costs just $12,000.
Photo via Shutterstock Japan has nearly completed construction on the first of 140 floating windmills that will eventually provide a safer alternative to its nuclear energy infrastructure. When
Imagine windows powering homes, office buildings, and even airplanes. That fantasy might not be far from reality thanks to the latest breakthroughs in solar cell technology. Researchers from the Institute
The Solana solar farm located 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, Arizona is the first in the United States to use molten storage technology. It still uses hundreds of parabolic-shaped mirrors to focus the
Image © Shutterstock Just months after Sanaria researchers created the world's first malaria vaccine, UK drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has made a similar breakthrough in its own large-scale Phase III
Researchers at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California just made a major breakthrough for nuclear fusion by focusing 192 beams from the worlds most powerful laser on a tiny pellet of
A recent development in the world of silicon photonics (that's technology using optical rays for the layperson) means that computer speeds could really begin to skyrocket. The recently developed
A team of Stanford engineers just created the world's first computer made from carbon nanotubes! The invention has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that are faster, lighter
Image © Shutterstock One of the major challenges in fighting influenza worldwide is how rapidly the virus evolves -- new strains of the disease emerge every year, rendering older vaccines ineffective.
Completely mapping the interior of a building may sound like a fantastically complex and time-consuming project, but Australian developers have made it as simple as moving your feet. CSIRO, Australia’s
In just a short time, 3D printing has revolutionized the industries of medicine, tech, and design - and the technology's next breakthrough application could revolutionize our food system. PhD researcher
We've all seen the cool things that can be done with 3D printers, but now scientists at a Chinese university in eastern Zhejiang Province have made an incredible leap for medical technology by producing a
One rhino is killed every 11 hours in Africa, and of the 20,000 rhinos that lived in Kenya in 1969, just over 500 remain. To help keep tabs on the remaining individuals, Cambridge Consultants has
Windpower company Xcel Energy is turning the Midwest into a renewable energy center. The company just proposed its fourth wind farm for northern North Dakota, which could reduce 320,000 tons of carbon
Photo via Shutterstock Solar panels provide one of the cleanest forms of green energy by converting sunlight into electricity, but the photovoltaic panels we use are made with toxic elements including
A driverless electric vehicle is taking to the streets of Singapore - and it looks nothing like the autonomous vehicles that Google has been testing in California and other places. Nanyang Technological
Emission-free electric vehicles are one of the greenest ways to get around - but early EVs lacked the pulse-pounding specs of their gas-guzzling counterparts. Fortunately, breakthroughs in electric power
Researchers at MIT have engineered a new kind of rechargeable flow battery that could lead to a greater switch to renewable energy, such as wind and solar. Despite widespread support for renewable
Fuel cells could provide a vital source of power for off-grid communities and cities experiencing hurricanes and thunderstorms - but existing units are expensive, massive, and they tend to run extremely
As the world's population soars above 7 billion, the threat of severe drought weighs heavily on global food supply. To help in the fight against worsening climate change, scientists in Japan have bred a
The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) just announced that it is spending up to $30 million on a new program that will develop a cost-effective way to harness solar
A team of UCLA researchers has achieved a breakthrough in polymer solar cell (PSC) technology by doubling the efficiency of the transparent solar cells they unveiled last year. Led by Yang Yang, Director
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