General Electric (GE) has stepped up its investment in clean energy over the past few years, and the company just announced the world’s most efficient high-output wind turbine - the "brilliant" 2.5-120.
The parabolic trough collectors track the sun from morning to night and concentrate sunlight onto embedded tubes carrying a heat transfer fluid. This fluid, which consists of synthetic oil mostly, hits
When it comes to harnessing the power of the sun, nothing can quite compare to leaves. Using chlorophyll to convert light into usable chemical energy, photosynthesis has long been a source of inspiration
In 2011 we wrote about Solar Ship, a helium zero-emissions cargo plane that is capable of delivering much-needed goods to people in remote areas where vehicles simply cannot reach. Today, Solar Ship is
When trying to squeeze every last penny out of your utilities, picking the right light bulb could go a long way towards reducing your bills. LED bulbs have exploded in popularity due to their efficiency
Abu Dhabi is one of the world's biggest oil exporters and also has one of the highest per capita emissions rates. But the Emirate's leadership is also keenly concerned to reduce their energy consumption
Sunny Southern California is set to break out the photovoltaic panels as the U.S. Department of Energy prepares to host the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Orange County, CA. This marks the first time in history
When you pay for a music festival ticket, there are some fees that are simply annoying. (Twenty bucks for a processing fee? Are the tickets being hand-delivered by the Pony Express?!) But for this year's
For pay-as-you-go cell phone users, using high-end smartphones can be a pricey investment. Vodafone, a UK cell phone service, has a nifty solution to the cost problem that also happens to be great for the
Katho Catholic Academy appears to be on a mission to make education fun, ecological and private with their intriguing modular student housing experiment. Each bedroom and toilet unit plugs in to a central
INHABITAT: Can you briefly tell us what you have in mind for your floating city off the coast of San Francisco?
Max Marty: Many entrepreneurs from all parts of the globe want to come to Silicon Valley to
Email and social networking sites have led to a sharp decline in the amount of paper used to communicate and store information. But that doesn't mean paper is completely obsolete in the digital world. A