Brit Liggett

 

Brit Liggett
New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

Researchers at the materials research division of Risø DTU in Denmark are developing a new lithium-air (Li-air) vehicle battery that is lightweight, holds a lot of energy, and could enable

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Audi’s All-Electric E-Tron A3 Concept Car Could Hit the Market in 2013

Audi’s All-Electric E-Tron A3 Concept Car Could Hit the Market in 2013

Audi has just revealed their all-electric E-Tron A3 concept car and unlike some of their past ideas (like the E-Tron Type C) this vehicle is no exercise in design - it's a market-ready

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Scientists Consider Blocking Out the Sun to Stop Climate Change

Scientists Consider Blocking Out the Sun to Stop Climate Change

Britain's national science academy, the Royal Society, recently organized a conference at Chicheley Hall -- 40 miles north of London -- where thinkers from around the world gathered to decide

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Peru to Open OLPC Factories, Will Distribute 1 Millionth XO Laptop by End of 2011

Peru to Open OLPC Factories, Will Distribute 1 Millionth XO Laptop by End of 2011

Alan Garcia, the President of Peru, just announced that the country will be handing out their one millionth XO laptop by the end of this year and will soon be building manufacturing facilities

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Google Invests in German Solar Power Plant That will Power 5,000 Homes

Google Invests in German Solar Power Plant That will Power 5,000 Homes

Google announced that they are putting an investment of $5 million USD -- or $3.5 million euros -- into one of Germany's largest solar power plants. The investment is their first renewable

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Senate Blocks Effort by the GOP to Halt EPA’s Climate Change Legislation

Senate Blocks Effort by the GOP to Halt EPA’s Climate Change Legislation

. The US Senate finally halted an effort by the Republican party to eliminate the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and large

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Russian Space Agency Announces Plans to Build Nuclear-Powered Deep Space Rocket

Russian Space Agency Announces Plans to Build Nuclear-Powered Deep Space Rocket

The Russian space agency announced that they are planning to build a nuclear powered rocket for missions to Mars. The chief of the Russian space agency, Anatoly Perminov, said the preliminary

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Doctors Say Biofuel Subsidies Could Cause 192,000 Excess Deaths a Year

Doctors Say Biofuel Subsidies Could Cause 192,000 Excess Deaths a Year

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) released a statement this week warning that current government subsidies and policies surrounding biofuels could push an estimated 35

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Chevy’s New Mi-Ray Hybrid Super Car Concept Wins Award at Seoul Auto Show

Chevy’s New Mi-Ray Hybrid Super Car Concept Wins Award at Seoul Auto Show

Journalists at the Seoul Motor Show have awarded Chevy's new hybrid super car concept, the Mi-Ray, the Best New Concept Car Award. The Mi-ray is a throw-back and a push forward all at the same

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Giant Fluid Batteries Could Store Renewable Energy for 2,000 Homes

Giant Fluid Batteries Could Store Renewable Energy for 2,000 Homes

A consortium of scientists is developing a new type of large fluid battery that will be able to store enough renewable energy to power 2,000 homes. One of the roadblocks to large-scale renewable

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Japan’s Nuclear Reactor Springs a Leak, Engineers Try to Plug with Sawdust

Japan’s Nuclear Reactor Springs a Leak, Engineers Try to Plug with Sawdust

Workers in Japan at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was damaged in the March 11th earthquake and ensuing tsunami, recently discovered an eight inch crack in a maintenance pit

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Kia Unveils Boxy New All-Electric Naimo Concept at Seoul Auto Show

Kia Unveils Boxy New All-Electric Naimo Concept at Seoul Auto Show

Kia unveiled their latest all-electric concept crossover vehicle, the Naimo — which literally means “square shape” in Korean — at the Seoul Motor Show this week. The

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Four Unstable Fukushima Daiichi Reactors Will Be Shut Down Permanently

Four Unstable Fukushima Daiichi Reactors Will Be Shut Down Permanently

Tokyo Electric Power Co. -- or TEPCO as it is commonly known -- has said that it is likely to completely shut down the four unstable nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant that

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Sunengy Develops New Floating Liquid Solar Arrays to Maximize Energy Output of Hydro Plants

Sunengy Develops New Floating Liquid Solar Arrays to Maximize Energy Output of Hydro Plants

Sunengy has developed a new kind of floating solar array, called a Liquid Solar Array (LSA), which they believe could be attached to hydro-electric dams to increase their energy output. The LSA

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President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Barack Obama will be speaking at Georgetown University today on the future of America's energy security. The President's remarks are set to be focused on the goal of reducing American

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Firefighters Might Soon be Fighting Blazes With Electrical Wands

Firefighters Might Soon be Fighting Blazes With Electrical Wands

Researchers are working on developing 200 year-old technology to help firefighters fight blazes with electrical wands instead of water and chemicals. The method uses currents of energy to zap

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Dime-Sized Cancer Detector Also Recognizes HIV

Dime-Sized Cancer Detector Also Recognizes HIV

Working on top of technology that was developed four years ago at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, researchers have developed a dime-sized instrument that is able to

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Construction on Largest Wind Farm in Africa to Start in Kenya This Year

Construction on Largest Wind Farm in Africa to Start in Kenya This Year

Construction on the largest utility-scale wind turbine project in Africa is set to begin construction in Kenya in December of this year after the group behind it received a letter of support

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New Eco-Friendly Nano-Bricks Packaging Helps Food Last Longer

New Eco-Friendly Nano-Bricks Packaging Helps Food Last Longer

A group of researchers from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas has developed a new, more environmentally friendly plastic material -- which they call nano-bricks -- that will

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Scientists in Qatar Develop Solar-Powered Clouds to Cool World Cup Stadium

Scientists in Qatar Develop Solar-Powered Clouds to Cool World Cup Stadium

In anticipation of extreme heat during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, scientists and engineers at Qatar University have developed a solar-powered gas-filled cloud that will shade spectators and

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Turkey Hill Announces It Will Make Ice Cream Powered by the Wind

Turkey Hill Announces It Will Make Ice Cream Powered by the Wind

Turkey Hill -- the United States' fourth largest ice cream maker -- has announced that it will be powering one fourth of their ice cream manufacturing with wind power. The company's Pennsylvania

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Researchers Discover that BPA Can Cause Inner Ear Deformities

Researchers Discover that BPA Can Cause Inner Ear Deformities

Researchers in France have released a study showing that Bisphenol A (BPA), the known endocrine disruptor, can cause inner ear deformities in vertebrates that can affect hearing and balance.

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5 Gyres Update: The Finale of Our Oceanic Plastic Research Expedition

5 Gyres Update: The Finale of Our Oceanic Plastic Research Expedition

My journey on the Sea Dragon with the 5 Gyres crew — sponsored by Electrolux — has finally come to a close, and I am back home safe and sound.

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5 Gyres Report: Sampling Chilean Water for Plastic Pollution

5 Gyres Report: Sampling Chilean Water for Plastic Pollution

Our plastic research expedition -- and my trip sponsored by Electrolux -- has made its way north to the top of the Chilean fjords and we were just anchored safely in the Caleta Lamento del

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5 Gyres Journey Update: Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the Sea Dragon

5 Gyres Journey Update: Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the Sea Dragon

Our search for plastic pollution in the Chilean fjords continues. The Sea Dragon and its crew -- including yours truly, thanks to a sponsorship from Electrolux -- have been toughing out some

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Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the South Sea on the Search for Plastic Pollution

Inhabitat’s Brit Liggett Reports from the South Sea on the Search for Plastic Pollution

Hello from Chile! Our plastic research expedition with the 5 Gyres Project has set sail in the Beagle Channel and is just coming up on the Magellan Strait. I've been chatting more with Anna

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Inhabitat Sails The South Seas To Look For For Ocean Garbage – With 5 Gyres Project!

Inhabitat Sails The South Seas To Look For For Ocean Garbage – With 5 Gyres Project!

My trip was off to a rocky start but I've arrived in Puerto Williams, Chile and spent my first night on the Sea Dragon (our ship) last night. After the long haul from New York City to the

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Inhabitat Sets Sail With the 5 Gyres Project to Explore Plastic Pollution in Chile

Inhabitat Sets Sail With the 5 Gyres Project to Explore Plastic Pollution in Chile

Hello from south of the Equator! I'm excited to announce that I've been chosen to be a crew member on the latest 5 Gyres mission, which will study plastic pollution (like the debris in Punta

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California Passes New Law on How to Get 33% of Its Power from Clean Energy Sources

California Passes New Law on How to Get 33% of Its Power from Clean Energy Sources

The California State Senate approved new rules on Thursday pertaining to how the state will get 33% of its power from renewable sources by 2020. In 2009 former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger handed

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Smart to Unveil Topless (But Not Convertible) Electric Forspeed at Geneva Auto Show

Smart to Unveil Topless (But Not Convertible) Electric Forspeed at Geneva Auto Show

Smart is about to release its latest invention at the Geneva Motor Show, the topless Forspeed electric vehicle. The Forspeed is meant to be a sexier version of the recently unveiled Fortwo and

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