Cast in concrete, the outer semi-circular shell attaches the house to the shoreline with sand foundations. Solar cells line the outer shell to take advantage of Cape Town's abundant sunshine however; the
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Wind, water, solar are common sources of renewable energy, but what about the clouds? Can cloud power provide our clean energy and water needs? A Russian scientist is aiming to do just that with the Air
Roskilde's new power plant will incinerate rubbish from nine local municipalities as well as selected international locations to generate electricity and heat for the historic city. The building's unique
Did you know that the cocoon membranes of a silk moth contain trace amounts of several elements such as sodium, chlorine, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, calcium and copper, as well as carbon, nitrogen and
July was a banner month in Spain in terms of renewable energy production with 34 percent of the country's energy needs being met by wind and solar energy. Wind was the prominent low-carbon energy source
Germany Shatters Record by Producing 31% of its Electricity from Renewables in the First Half of 2014!
When it comes to the production of renewable energy, Germany is well ahead of the game - villages regularly break records by producing more energy than they need, and the country has met up to 74% of its
The annual Shell-Eco Marathon challenges student teams around the world to design the best ultra energy-efficient vehicle, which is then put to the test during racing events in Asia, America and Europe.
In what could be a game changer for the solar energy industry, a house in suburban Sydney, Australia has installed the world's first building integrated solar system that generates electricity and heat.
Michael Jantzen has unveiled a conceptual design for the Sun Rays Visitor Center, a steel and concrete educational facility that doubles as a solar electric power plant in the desert. The off-grid
Coca-Cola wants to bring the world icy-cold beverages without the use of electricity or batteries with their new Bio Cooler. The little can dispenser takes advantage of ancient technology that uses
If you can't bear to be apart from your gadgets when you're trekking in the Great Outdoors, you'll love what the BioLite team has cooked up. Yesterday, the startup launched a Kickstarter for their new
What if your lamp and laptop could be powered by plants? Biophotovoltaics' Moss Table is an innovative furnishing that demonstrates the future potential of Bio-Photo-Voltaic (BPV) technology. Here
A Dutch start-up called Plant-e has developed a way to use living plants as a continuous source of clean energy - all that’s needed is a light source, carbon dioxide, water, and, of course, a field or
In developing countries that lack electricity or the funds to buy expensive machines, taking care of laundry the old-fashioned way requires an enormous amount of time and effort. That's why Alex Cabunoc
Harvard Scientists are working on a new renewable energy system that can harvest the power from the earth's infrared energy. Our planet is constantly releasing hundreds of millions of gigawatts of
German startup Parce developed smart wall plugs that pick up on home energy habits to increase energy efficiency. The company calls itself "the world's first intelligent energy-saving program for
Did you know that the average television uses 10 watts of electricity when it's switched off? Every night as you sleep vampire appliances are stalking your house, sucking up energy and raising your
Kenya recently laid out an ambitious plans to construct nine solar power plants at a cost of $1.2 billion, with the hope that they will provide more than half the country's electricity by 2016. The
Wallowing in traffic seems like an enormous waste of time and resources. But what if you could generate a little power during your daily commute? A Mexican entrepreneur has developed technology that
Image of woman sitting on a toilet via Shutterstock Across the globe, access to clean water and renewable sources of energy are in constant demand and we have curated a slew of interesting solutions.
Toyota’s New Fuel Cell Vehicle Can Produce Enough Electricity to Power Most Japanese Homes for a Week
Toyota just unveiled its new FCV concept ahead of the car's official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) concept is a preview of a hydrogen vehicle that Toyota
Scientists are coming with all sorts of new energy generating technology everyday between new solar thermal plants and nuclear fusion, but paper? The minds at Disney Research have invented a new
Described as a vehicle that "rides like a bicycle and works like a pick-up truck," the 2x4 from NTS Works provides an efficient and safe option for urban couriers. The electric cargo bike can carry up to
Doing laundry can be aggravating enough without having to worry about quarters, hauling heavy loads, and wasting energy. The Laundry Pod from StoreBound avoids the stress of laundromats by providing a
Technology has come a long way since Edison patented the light bulb back in 1880. A group of undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are launching a project to crowdfund the production of
Bogota, Colombia-based Houd has developed a beautiful wood speaker that naturally amplifies sound from your smartphone or tablet without the need for additional electricity. The concave acoustic box is
The heat emitted from waste incinerators, refineries, and data processors could soon become much more useful, thanks to a discovery by the startup OsmoBlue. The Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Photo via Shutterstock When it comes to capturing solar energy, plants are first in their class. Able to function at nearly 100 percent quantum efficiency, they can produce an equal number of electrons
Renewable energy is gaining major momentum in Spain. In April, the country set a new record with renewable energy accounting for 54 percent of the electricity generated in Spain. April’s figure just
The Drip LED Lamp designed by Italian designer Fabio Servolo is cleverly shaped as a tap and a faucet. Rather than being switched on, it is turned on exactly like a tap - by rotating the handle. The
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