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California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

Roy Rivera is a disabled man who lives on a fixed income in Sacramento, and the first California resident to receive a free 2.5 kW rooftop solar system. But he won't be the last. Thanks to legislation

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Portland shuts down a car lane to make room for more cyclists

Portland shuts down a car lane to make room for more cyclists

The city of Portland, Oregon is giving the city's bikers and pedestrians, if only for a little while. As of Friday (May 22) and through June 5, the city is creating “pop-up” bike and pedestrian lanes

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Take a first look at the gigantic Gigafactory Tesla is building in Nevada

Take a first look at the gigantic Gigafactory Tesla is building in Nevada

https://youtu.be/YSyE2RorjRI If you were still on the fence about whether to get a drone camera for personal use, this video might just change your mind. A newbie user captured HD footage of the new

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James Cameron designs five huge flower-shaped solar arrays to power his wife’s sustainable school

James Cameron designs five huge flower-shaped solar arrays to power his wife’s sustainable school

Blockbuster director James Cameron has added a new entry to the code of the language of flowers. By gifting his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, a "bunch" of five solar arrays shaped like giant flowers for her

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This woman is rowing 6,000 miles from Japan to San Francisco without any support

This woman is rowing 6,000 miles from Japan to San Francisco without any support

No sail. No motor. Just a woman and her arms. From Japan to San Francisco. Take that Crossfitters. Sonja Baumstein is a 30-year-old Florida native who is preparing to row from Choshi, Japan to San

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This solar-powered ‘water ATM’ provides fresh drinking water in troubled areas

This solar-powered ‘water ATM’ provides fresh drinking water in troubled areas

Pakistan is short on water, but soon, you can scan a card and get water, right out of the ATM. What’s better is that the ATM’s are solar-powered. The card is given to those who need them and allots a

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Apple is the world’s greenest tech company, according to Greenpeace

Apple is the world’s greenest tech company, according to Greenpeace

Just a few years back, in 2011, Greenpeace named Apple as the “least clean” tech company, chastising the iPhone maker in particular for their coal-fueled data centers. Since then, Apple has made great

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Is this the world’s most efficient solar system?

Is this the world’s most efficient solar system?

When it comes to solar electricity, efficiency is the key to success. And a new solar electric project in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert may just be the most efficient system that exists in the world

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This tiny shape-shifting sideways-driving car could mark the end of parallel parking

This tiny shape-shifting sideways-driving car could mark the end of parallel parking

It’s small, cute, and sleek. Just another smart car, though? Hardly. The EO Smart Connecting Car 2, or “EOscc2” for short, does things like no other smart car we’ve seen, except maybe in sci-fi

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Could this giant straw be the solution to the problems with wind turbines?

Could this giant straw be the solution to the problems with wind turbines?

Could a bladeless wind generator be the answer to solving the issues with wind - and save a few bird lives in the process? It can if you believe that the same technology we use to get your milkshake to

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Solar Impulse is gearing up for five-day solar-powered flight across the Pacific Ocean

Solar Impulse is gearing up for five-day solar-powered flight across the Pacific Ocean

Solar Impulse, the experimental solar-powered aircraft with just enough room for a pilot, is still on its way around the world, despite a number of delays due to poor weather conditions. The project has

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Tesla launches pre-owned sales of Model S EV; expects 31% bigger Roadster battery in August

Tesla launches pre-owned sales of Model S EV; expects 31% bigger Roadster battery in August

Things at Tesla keeping getting bigger and better. On the evening of April 30, CEO Elon Musk announced details of their Powerwall home battery system, and earlier the same day another, quieter

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This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

What happens to a drone when it crash lands? Besides polluting or damaging a potentially sensitive environment, it could also mean, at least for the military, that people you are spying on will know,

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PhoneDrone turns your smartphone into an autonomous flying object

PhoneDrone turns your smartphone into an autonomous flying object

Ready to buy a drone but the cost is a bit prohibitive? You may be able to reduce the cost by turning your powerful smartphone into a PhoneDrone. Simply dock your phone in the drone and watch it go. What

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Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can Drones Plant One Billion Trees? By Steve Daly Each year, the earth loses about 26 billion trees to lumber, mining, agriculture, and development. About 15 billion

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Hang ten: Become one with the ocean with this algae-based surfboard

Hang ten: Become one with the ocean with this algae-based surfboard

Would you surf algae? Not in it, on it. Scientists in San Diego claim to have created the world's first sustainable surfboard made from algae. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and

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MIT genius team can measure how fast a technology is emerging

MIT genius team can measure how fast a technology is emerging

Just how much is technology improving? It’s a hard question to answer. But MIT researchers may have just come up with a way to calculate the rate of technology improvement based on information gathered

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Electricity-free Groundfridge lets you store perishables without traditional refrigeration

Electricity-free Groundfridge lets you store perishables without traditional refrigeration

  Saving energy from our every day life is possible even to store our food! Imagine taking advantage of the fresh earth temperature to store and keep your vegetables. Weltevree, a Scandinavian

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GoSol could be the key to no-cost solar heat around the world

GoSol could be the key to no-cost solar heat around the world

Solar Fire Concentration Ltd hopes to help supply solar thermal energy to alleviate energy poverty around the world- by crowd funding. The Finnish company has launched the Free The Sun campaign, which

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Philips announces the most affordable LED light bulb ever, yours for under $5

Philips announces the most affordable LED light bulb ever, yours for under $5

Philips wants to put LED bulbs in every home, and they’re making them so affordable, nobody will be able to resist. The global lighting leader, in partnership with Home Depot, has launched the most

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Solar Impulse launches sixth leg of round-the-world journey after three-week delay

Solar Impulse launches sixth leg of round-the-world journey after three-week delay

Solar Impulse 2 landed in Chongcqing, China, on March 31, where the team planned to stay for just a few days before embarking on the next leg of their epic solar-powered round-the-world flight.

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Montreal aiming for new electric vehicle sharing program with 1,000 cars by 2020

Montreal aiming for new electric vehicle sharing program with 1,000 cars by 2020

In Montreal, green transportation is a big deal, and the city is embarking on a plan to make it even bigger. Mayor Denis Coderre is pushing for an electric vehicle sharing program to be launched in the

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Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar farms in China

Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar farms in China

The Apple logo might have gone from rainbow to black, but the company is getting greener every day. This week, Apple made two announcements that impressed environmentalists around the world. In the first,

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In Maryland, Tesla’s competition could help them get back in business

In Maryland, Tesla’s competition could help them get back in business

Tesla's been fighting for the right to do business in a number of states recently, but the electric car maker has gained some footing in Maryland, thanks to an unusual ally. The Maryland Automobile

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Artificial leaf can make oxygen in space with water and light

Artificial leaf can make oxygen in space with water and light

It seems like we are constantly getting a little bit closer to being able to live in outer space, but one teeny-tiny little detail keeps holding us back: oxygen. Plants just don’t like zero gravity

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NASA’s self-driving electric car isn’t very sexy, but it can move sideways like a crab

NASA’s self-driving electric car isn’t very sexy, but it can move sideways like a crab

Look out Tesla, the Johnson Space Center has just entered the race for one of the coolest cars with awesome technological advances. NASA engineers recently unveiled their Modular Robotic Vehicle

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Space X rocket fails to land, but success is still not far off

Space X rocket fails to land, but success is still not far off

Space X, Elon Musk’s space flight company, successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday, but their plan to land the rocket on a floating barge failed when the rocket tipped over on landing. The

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Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power

Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power

Team green energy recently scored another goal in the ongoing match for power affordability supremacy, when a recent analysis showed wind energy is already cheaper than both gas and nuclear power. The

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This video camera captures light to generate its own power

This video camera captures light to generate its own power

A team from Columbia University's School of Engineering has created a groundbreaking video camera that converts the light captured when creating an image into electrical power to create a self-contained

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This bike lane in Korea is topped with 20 miles of solar panels

This bike lane in Korea is topped with 20 miles of solar panels

And solar panels run through it. This stretch of highway in Korea features a bike lane that runs right down the middle. While the lane is offset and looks safe with barriers, it is also protected with

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