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World’s First Student Built Hydrogen Racing Car Unveiled!

World’s First Student Built Hydrogen Racing Car Unveiled!

On July 9th, the first student-designed and built hydrogen racing car was unveiled in The Hague. The hydrogen vehicle, called the Forze IV, was created by students at Delft University of

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Michele Bachmann and Fellow Republicans Throw Weight into “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act”

Michele Bachmann and Fellow Republicans Throw Weight into “Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act”

Republicans in the House of Representatives - in the midst of attempting to raise the debt ceiling and balance our budget - have decided to take on what some are calling the "Light Bulb Freedom

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Enzyme Discovered in the Great Salt Lake Could Unlock Non-Food Derived Biofuels

Enzyme Discovered in the Great Salt Lake Could Unlock Non-Food Derived Biofuels

Researchers working with the US Department of Energy recently isolated a salt-tolerant enzyme from the Great Salt Lake that they say is the missing piece in the biofuel refining process. The

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US Navy Tests Bacteria-Powered Fuel Cell Underwater Monitoring Device

US Navy Tests Bacteria-Powered Fuel Cell Underwater Monitoring Device

The US Navy is currently testing a microbial fuel cell powered underwater device that, instead of harvesting electricity from microbial cell growth like most microbial fuel cell devices,

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Global Green Energy Spending Up 32% in 2010!

Global Green Energy Spending Up 32% in 2010!

A United Nations report found that worldwide spending on green energy increased by 32% in 2010 thanks to lower prices, larger availability and tighter regulations within certain countries

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Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into Tiny EVs

It's no surprise that our cars are getting smaller. With fuel an ever decreasing resource, we are ramping up the electric vehicle (EV) market with tiny, compact cars that require less energy to

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Cook with Your Car: Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV Electric Vehicle Adapter Will Be Able to Power a Rice Cooker

Cook with Your Car: Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV Electric Vehicle Adapter Will Be Able to Power a Rice Cooker

When you think about plugging something into the AC adapter of a car, you probably conjure up images of cell phones, iPods and possibly portable televisions for the kids in the back.

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BMW’s New Motorrad E-Scooter Concept Is a Blazing Electric Ride

BMW’s New Motorrad E-Scooter Concept Is a Blazing Electric Ride

The all new BMW Motorrad E-Scooter Concept promises to be the perfect means of transportation for the future urban dweller. The scooter has an all-electric drive train, top speeds that are safe

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Cartilage Car is Made From 3D Printed Polymers

Cartilage Car is Made From 3D Printed Polymers

The 3D printing technique used to create the outer body of this car constructs layers of a cartilage-like material through new molecular constructions of polymers, resins, rubbers and silicone,

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Japan Finds Vast Reserves of Rare Earth Minerals That Could Be Used to Make Solar Panels and Other Electronics

Japan Finds Vast Reserves of Rare Earth Minerals That Could Be Used to Make Solar Panels and Other Electronics

Japan just announced that they've discovered a deposit of rare earth minerals off their coast in the Pacific Ocean that, if commercially viable, could change the worldwide market for the

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Philadelphia Plants Its Very First Bus Stop Green Roof!

Philadelphia Plants Its Very First Bus Stop Green Roof!

Roofmeadow's plan, well executed this first time around, is to take existing bus stops and turn them green. The 60 square foot bus stop green roof at 15th and Market was based off of

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New Printable Cling-Film Solar Cells are Cheap and Easy to Produce

New Printable Cling-Film Solar Cells are Cheap and Easy to Produce

Researchers in the UK have discovered a new process that could create inexpensive, mass-produced solar devices by printing a thin layer of plastic polymer photovoltaic cells over a cling-like

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Vax’s Cardboard Vacuum Is Constructed from Its Own Packaging Materials

Vax’s Cardboard Vacuum Is Constructed from Its Own Packaging Materials

We love it when designers find new, eco friendly alternatives to conventional materials -- sugar based plastics, paint made from recycled plastic bottles, rubber made from dandelions -- but just

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New Study Says Aircraft Can Increase Precipitation Around Major Airports

New Study Says Aircraft Can Increase Precipitation Around Major Airports

Researchers in the United States have discovered that accidental "cloud seeding" can be caused by commercial and private jetliners around the world, increasing the precipitation around major

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CSX Transportation and New York State Reveal Low Emissions Locomotive

CSX Transportation and New York State Reveal Low Emissions Locomotive

CSX Transportation, New York State officials and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined together today to unveil the second GenSet low-emissions locamotive in Selkirk, New York. The

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Toyota Showcases Its Hot GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept Car at Nürburgring Race

Toyota Showcases Its Hot GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept Car at Nürburgring Race

Toyota just showcased their sexy GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II at the 39th Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race held near Nürburg, Germany. The GRMN II is an improvement on the first Toyota

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IKEA Flips the Switch on a 65,000 Square Foot Solar Array in Sacramento

IKEA Flips the Switch on a 65,000 Square Foot Solar Array in Sacramento

Furniture giant, IKEA, just switched on a 573-kW solar power system, which covers 65,000 square feet of space at their Sacramento, California store. The array is made up of approximately 2,548

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EADS Rethinks the Way Planes Fly With New All-Electric Aircraft Design

EADS Rethinks the Way Planes Fly With New All-Electric Aircraft Design

At the 2011 Paris Air Show the aerospace giant EADS showcased an all-electric propulsion system for a commercial airliner that could be ready to fly in just 20 years. The plane, called the

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Obama Calls for 56.2 MPG Fuel Efficiency Mandate by 2025

Obama Calls for 56.2 MPG Fuel Efficiency Mandate by 2025

The Obama administration is currently in talks with the three big automakers -- General Motors, Ford and Chrysler -- about future fuel efficiency standards, and it looks like the President's

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Ford Spent $1.65 Million in First Quarter 2011 Lobbying for Electric Vehicle Tax Breaks

Ford Spent $1.65 Million in First Quarter 2011 Lobbying for Electric Vehicle Tax Breaks

It's old news that automobile companies spend a lot of time and money in Washington DC trying to get what they want, but these days they've got their eyes on a new prize - electric vehicle (EV)

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New Memory Device Rethinks Data Storage and Saves Energy

New Memory Device Rethinks Data Storage and Saves Energy

Scientists at Konkuk University, Seoul National University and the University of Edinburgh's School of Chemistry have developed an energy-efficient device capable of storing the memory needed

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First Package-Free, Zero-Waste Grocery Store in US Opens in Austin, Texas

First Package-Free, Zero-Waste Grocery Store in US Opens in Austin, Texas

Soon to be the newest addition to the well-oiled Austin, Texas grocery store community -- the town where Whole Foods was born -- is the country's first zero-waste, package-free grocery store,

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NASA Develops Program to Fill Gaps in Pollution Monitoring on Earth

NASA Develops Program to Fill Gaps in Pollution Monitoring on Earth

NASA is expanding their DISCOVER-AQ research program, which measures pollution levels on Earth from space, to help them fully understand how to precisely measure gaps in air pollution data. NASA

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Siemens Unveils the World’s First True Hybrid-Electric Airplane

Siemens Unveils the World’s First True Hybrid-Electric Airplane

Siemans just unveiled the world's first true plug-in hybrid-electric airplane, which has an engine that resembles the Chevy Volt's. The airplane took its maiden flight on June 8 at the Wiener

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Department of Energy Gives $1.4 Billion to Largest US Solar Project Ever

Department of Energy Gives $1.4 Billion to Largest US Solar Project Ever

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu just announced a conditional guarantee for a loan of up to $1.4 billion for Project Amp, the largest solar project in US history, which will work like a

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AAA to Deploy Trucks that Can Charge Stranded Electric Vehicles

AAA to Deploy Trucks that Can Charge Stranded Electric Vehicles

America's largest motorist group, AAA, is doing their part to decrease range anxiety related to electric vehicles (EV) by deploying mobile EV charging units for drivers stranded without any

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Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

A report released earlier this month took into account the entire life cycle of hybrid, electric and gas powered cars -- analyzing everything from gathering resources to disposing of used

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The House Passes Bill to Cut 40% of Energy Efficiency Programs Budget

The House Passes Bill to Cut 40% of Energy Efficiency Programs Budget

The House Appropriations Committee just passed their appropriations bill for next year's Department of Energy that slashes $1 billion from current spending for the department putting them at a

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White House Fails to Put up Solar Panels by Their Own Deadline

White House Fails to Put up Solar Panels by Their Own Deadline

After a coalition of sun lovers petitioned for a solar array to be installed on the White House the President announced last fall that we'd see a sunny energy generator installed on the his

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Samsung’s Solar Powered Laptop Will Be First Sun Powered Laptop Sold in US

Samsung’s Solar Powered Laptop Will Be First Sun Powered Laptop Sold in US

Summertime sunshine will get a whole lot more productive with the Samsung NC215S -- the first solar powered laptop to officially go on sale in the United States -- which will be hitting US tech

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