Tesla Motors just announced that it has repaid the entire $465 million loan that it received from the Department of Energy a full nine years early. The development makes Tesla the only US car company in
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Electric Vehicle buyers in the US looking for a good deal now have three models to choose from, as General Motors just announced that pricing for the 2014 Chevy Spark EV starts at $27,495. Buyers can also
This summer's been one of the hottest yet, but if you're already sweating from the intense heat, you can rest easy -- I've got a sweet, refreshing treat that is sure too cool you down! Popsicles are a
Digital cameras have revolutionized the art of photography. Gone are hours in a darkroom, film, and treasured cameras passed down from one shutterbug to another. Slovenian industrial designer and artist
As long as industry and infrastructure relies on oil to function, there will be spills. Cleaning up such disasters, like the recent Mayflower, Arkansas rupture, can be costly and time consuming. Even the
Many great minds at companies like Google and Tesla have been laboring towards creating a self-driving car system. Millions of dollars have gone into the research, resulting in expensive prototypes and
Many people bemoan the fact that they can't grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can actually grow more than you realize in really small
Researchers at SUNY Buffalo are working on a new generation of liquid solar cells that may one day be as cheap as paint. Although they would be significantly less efficient than conventional solar cells
Last year, the Smithsonian was one of the first American institutions to jump on the 3D printing bandwagon when they scanned and printed a Thomas Jefferson statue from Monitcello. The world-famous museum
The United States Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto in a seed patenting case against an Indiana farmer that some had hoped would break the company's monopoly on modern agriculture.
Located on an elongated field surrounded by olive trees, the House in Sikamino is 195 feet long. The elongated home is set beneath a rhomboid roof, and half of its interiors are located underground. A
The first sure sign of a robot uprising will be when robots gain self-awareness and begin acting autonomously - and if this self-assembling robot is any indication, we're well on our way to the
To say that it's been a good week for Tesla would be quite an understatement. First, the Tesla Model S earned Consumer Reports' highest-ever rating with a score of 99 out of 100. Then, after 10 years in
Tesla Motors has long worked towards producing the car of the future, and the Model S may well be the perfect electric vehicle for the middle class. If getting 265 miles per charge wasn't enough to
Charging time and cost are two of the biggest obstacles facing electric vehicle battery technology today. Fortunately, researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden just developed an
Photo via Shutterstock Metallurgists at the University of Utah have cooked up an ingenious way to produce solar cells using something that nearly everyone has right at home: a microwave oven.
Last week's collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh has shone a bright light on working conditions that we have known for years are not sustainable. More than 300 people have died so that
As the policy director of the ocean conservation nonprofit 5Gyres.org, I can tell you that the problem of ocean plastic pollution is massive. In case you didn't know, an ocean gyre is a rotating current
The Singapore-based team behind the Portabee 3D printer recently launched a new personal Panther 3D printer made from parts of CNC machines. Touted as a “personal 3D printer that takes personal 3D
There once was a time when cap and trade plans looked like our best hope for limiting carbon emissions. But recent fluctuations in the European carbon market seem to indicate trouble in paradise. The
Tolstrup developed her line of pallet furniture while participating in TEN, a dialogue between ten London based designers that was set up with the intention of responding to sustainability issues in
Lockheed Martin just announced plans to partner with the Reignwood Group to construct the world's largest Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant off the coast of southern China. The OTEC
Photo via Shutterstock Google has long been at the forefront of technological advancement, and now the Silicon Valley giant has come up with a plan that could potentially take the renewable energy
You've all heard the tired mantras about changing your lightbulbs and recycling at home in order to save the planet - are you yawning yet? Many consumers think that going green is a gesture of
The world’s first algae-powered building just opened in Hamburg! Dubbed the BIQ House, the project features a bio-adaptive algae facade and it will serve as a testing bed for sustainable energy
Arizona-based solar company First Solar saw its biggest ever one-day jump -- a whopping 45-percent increase -- on Wallstreet Tuesday after announcing that its revenues and earnings will far exceed
Photo via Shutterstock There's a common belief that even as solar power takes off, utility companies will retain their hold on energy markets as the need for standard electrical grids remain. But a
As the Tesla Model S sedan rockets in popularity and sales, and as the electric automaker begins to turn a profit, Elon Musk just announced that the next Tesla production model will go on sale "hopefully"
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