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Brit Liggett
Japanese Company Develops a Robot Guide Dog

Japanese Company Develops a Robot Guide Dog

The Japanese company NSK has developed a guide dog that uses a Microsoft Kinect sensor to visualize the world around it and lead its owner out of danger. The dog glides around on four legs that

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Scientist Claims He Has Achieved Cold Fusion, Scientific Community Says ‘Impossible’

Scientist Claims He Has Achieved Cold Fusion, Scientific Community Says ‘Impossible’

An Italian scientist at the University of Bologna recently announced to the world that he has successfully achieved cold fusion - a process that physics says is impossible - but if it were

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Tesla Defies Industry Standard and Unveils Their Own Rapid EV Charger

Tesla Defies Industry Standard and Unveils Their Own Rapid EV Charger

Tesla, one of the tried and true dedicated electric vehicle manufacturers, has decided to keep their unorthodox mystique alive by introducing an all new, high-powered, electric vehicle charger

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3D Printed Bones Are Saving a UK Hospital Thousands in Fees

3D Printed Bones Are Saving a UK Hospital Thousands in Fees

A trainee surgeon in the UK has developed a program that will save his hospital thousands of dollars - and potentially many lives as well - by 3D printing bones. Traditionally, bone models were

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OLPC to Air-Drop Laptops to the World’s Poorest Children

OLPC to Air-Drop Laptops to the World’s Poorest Children

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a non-profit that seeks to provide every child on earth with an inexpensive laptop to use as a learning tool, just announced they'll soon be air-dropping laptops

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Epson Makes the World’s First BPA-Free Recycled Thermal Receipt Paper

Epson Makes the World’s First BPA-Free Recycled Thermal Receipt Paper

The printer giant Epson apparently already solved a conundrum we brought to your attention just a few short days ago. Epson now boasts the world's first Bisephenol-A (BPA) free thermal receipt

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New Silent ‘Eco Whisper’ Wind Turbine is More Efficient Than Three Blade Models

New Silent ‘Eco Whisper’ Wind Turbine is More Efficient Than Three Blade Models

The Eco Whisper wind turbine stands 70 feet tall and has a diameter of 21 feet, it can withstand winds of up to 118 miles per hour and has the capability of generating 18,000 to 32, 000 kilowatt

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New Report Says Fracking Causes Small Earthquakes

New Report Says Fracking Causes Small Earthquakes

A report by UK energy company Cuadrilla Resources, which has investments in hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) for natural gas, found that pumping fluid into the ground at two of their hydraulic

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Chinese Scientists Create Human Blood Protein From Grains of Rice

Chinese Scientists Create Human Blood Protein From Grains of Rice

Researchers in China have found a way to extract an essential human blood protein from grains of rice, and development of the procedure could help with lessening blood shortages around the

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Researchers Develop the World’s Most Efficient Flexible OLED

Researchers Develop the World’s Most Efficient Flexible OLED

OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes) have revolutionized screens and displays of all sorts - including televisions and telephones. Up until recently, the most efficient way to produce, bright,

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Apple to Build Solar Farm to Power North Carolina Data Center

Apple to Build Solar Farm to Power North Carolina Data Center

Apple just applied for permits to build a solar farm on 171 acres of land near their Maiden, North Carolina data center. Though the company isn't releasing any official information about the

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White House Orders Review of All Energy Loans In the Wake of Solyndra Bankruptcy

White House Orders Review of All Energy Loans In the Wake of Solyndra Bankruptcy

The Obama Administration just announced that they are ordering an independent, non-partisan review and analysis of the Energy Department's entire loan portfolio. The administration's large

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Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

The Inhabitat team is about to do something we'd never thought we'd do. We're going to advise you to stop recycling something that is fully recyclable: thermal cash register receipts. It turns

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Volta Announces It Will Release New BCN Electric Motorcycle in 2012

Volta Announces It Will Release New BCN Electric Motorcycle in 2012

This sexy new electric motorcycle, called the Volta BCN, is set to hit the market in Q2 of next year in Spain and promises to be the perfect ride for the urban environmentalist. The electric

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Researchers Successfully Create Artificial Blood

Researchers Successfully Create Artificial Blood

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have successfully created artificial, oxygen-carrying red blood cells that they believe could go into human medical trials in as little as two years.

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Solar Decathlon Kicked Off National Mall Again, Seeks New Venue

Solar Decathlon Kicked Off National Mall Again, Seeks New Venue

One of our favorite events in the world of sustainable innovation, the Solar Decathlon, is again being kicked off the National Mall. In January of this year, the National Park Service

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Nokia Unveils OLED Phone You Control by Bending

Nokia Unveils OLED Phone You Control by Bending

This week in London, Nokia unveiled an OLED smart phone that is controlled by flexing the device with both hands. By bending corners and pushing sides inward and outward -- kind of like playing

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Empty Storefront in London Turned into World’s First Farm in a Shop!

Empty Storefront in London Turned into World’s First Farm in a Shop!

A group of designers in London, led by the team from Something & Son, have successfully built the world's first storefront farm inside of a shop in Hackney. They've got vegetables growing

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Google-Funded Study Finds US Geothermal Power Capacity is Ten Times the Current Coal Power Supply

Google-Funded Study Finds US Geothermal Power Capacity is Ten Times the Current Coal Power Supply

A new study shows that the United States has a geothermal power capacity that is ten times greater than the amount of energy produced by our current working coal-fired power plants. The study

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Nest Smart Thermostat Developed by the Fathers of the iPod

Nest Smart Thermostat Developed by the Fathers of the iPod

If ever you ever thought that thermostats were boring, the folks from Nest are about to blow your mind. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a brand new gadget designed by the fathers of the iPod

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Future GM Vehicles Could Drop Drivers Off at Destination and Park Themselves

Future GM Vehicles Could Drop Drivers Off at Destination and Park Themselves

There are already cars that can take the stress of parallel parking in a tight spot by automating the action. Novel as this idea is, you still need to stick behind the wheel and make sure

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Airborne Metro: A Giant Nuclear-Powered Airport That Flies 3,000 Passengers Across the Sky

Airborne Metro: A Giant Nuclear-Powered Airport That Flies 3,000 Passengers Across the Sky

This crazy Airborne Metro, if ever built, could reduce emissions from air travel 80% by revolutionizing the way we fly. The giant, 3,000 passenger craft is a nuclear powered airport and shuttle

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Choosing a Cool Car Color Makes Your Vehicle More Efficient

Choosing a Cool Car Color Makes Your Vehicle More Efficient

A recent study shows that painting your car a cool color could save you money at the gas pump -- or the charging station -- by keeping your car's temperature lower while in the sun. Now we're

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Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke

Turn Your Cremated Remains into Live Ammunition with Holy Smoke

With all the talk these days about the destructive and toxic nature of modern day burials, sustainable ways to honor your deceased loved ones are popping up left and right. Now with the help of

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Virgin Atlantic Announces Plans to Fuel Airplanes With Waste Gas

Virgin Atlantic Announces Plans to Fuel Airplanes With Waste Gas

Airline mogul and billionaire Richard Branson just announced that in three years Virgin Atlantic airplanes will be fueled by waste gas from power plants, steel works, and aluminum plants. Within

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Nissan Unveils 10 Minute Electric Vehicle Charger

Nissan Unveils 10 Minute Electric Vehicle Charger

Nissan just announced that, in conjunction with Japan's Kansai University, it has built an electric vehicle charger that is capable of fully recharging a car in just 10 minutes. One of the

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Three Mile Oil Slick Threatens Wildlife After Ship Slams into a New Zealand Coral Reef

Three Mile Oil Slick Threatens Wildlife After Ship Slams into a New Zealand Coral Reef

Oil from a cargo ship that struck a reef off the coast of New Zealand last week has started to wash ashore on the popular Mount Maunganui beach today. The ship was going 17 knots when it crashed

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New Crash-Proof Electric Vehicle Battery Can be Mass Produced

New Crash-Proof Electric Vehicle Battery Can be Mass Produced

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT in Pfinztal, Germany are looking to help electric vehicles shed a few pounds - the lighter the car, the further it can travel

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China’s Rapid Infrastructure Growth Caused CO2 Emissions to Triple Between 1992 and 2007

China’s Rapid Infrastructure Growth Caused CO2 Emissions to Triple Between 1992 and 2007

A new study shows that between 1992 and 2007 emissions in China nearly tripled. The study explores not only the emissions but their causes and revealed something interesting, in the past two

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Curry Stone Design Prize Awarded to Hsieh Ying-Chun for Sustainable Rural Design

Curry Stone Design Prize Awarded to Hsieh Ying-Chun for Sustainable Rural Design

The Curry Stone Design Prize seeks to illuminate the work of visionary designers who seek to improve the health and safety of communities and the state of the world. This year their Grand Prize

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