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Hanging Parasite Office Makes the Most of Unused Urban Space in Moscow

Hanging Parasite Office Makes the Most of Unused Urban Space in Moscow

Za Bor Architects' Parasite Office caters to Moscow's new emphasis on modern design, while providing a plan for new offices that do not disrupt the cityscape. The Parasite Office is is attached one story

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Biodegradable Batteries Could Revolutionize Medical Implants

Biodegradable Batteries Could Revolutionize Medical Implants

Doctors who want to be able to monitor a patient’s vital signs or easily deliver treatments could soon have a new tool at their disposal: a new breed of electronic implants can be inserted under the

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New Cell Phone Charging System Harvests Energy from Vibrations

New Cell Phone Charging System Harvests Energy from Vibrations

A multinational team of engineers is working on new technology that could allow you to charge your phone on the go without having to plug in. The team has developed a new system for charging smartphone

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New Nanoribbon Implant Powers Pacemakers With Heartbeats

New Nanoribbon Implant Powers Pacemakers With Heartbeats

Researchers from several institutions in the U.S. and Tsinghua University in China have developed a new implantable generator that can convert heartbeats into energy. The device utilizes a nanoribbon

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Registration for the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Opens in Copenhagen

Registration for the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Opens in Copenhagen

The 2014 edition of the Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition, which will take place in Copenhagen this year, is officially open for submissions. The international design competition seeks to

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New Inexpensive Technology Generates Electricity from Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic

New Inexpensive Technology Generates Electricity from Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic

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

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myPower Converts Energy from Your Daily Run into Renewable Power for Your Mobile Phone

myPower Converts Energy from Your Daily Run into Renewable Power for Your Mobile Phone

Between portable batteries and cases with built-in power, there are a multitude of ways to recharge your device on the go. Unfortunately, all of them require that you pre-charge the backup itself.

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Intel Unveils the World’s First Wine-Powered Computer Processor

Intel Unveils the World’s First Wine-Powered Computer Processor

Intel believes that ultra low-power computer chips are the future - especially when it comes to connecting people in developing countries, where electricity is often scarce. To this end, they just

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America’s Top 10 Greenest Universities of 2013

America’s Top 10 Greenest Universities of 2013

10. University of California, Santa Barbara Forty-four of the buildings on campus at UC Santa Barbara are LEED certified and 47% of academic departments offer a class about sustainability, totaling 321

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Could the Citi Bike System Be Used to Generate Pedal-Powered Energy for NYC?

Could the Citi Bike System Be Used to Generate Pedal-Powered Energy for NYC?

The media has been all over the fact that opportunistic New Yorkers have been using docked Citi Bikes as their own personal exercise machines, but what if all of that pedal power could actually be put to

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Nutrima Analyzes Your Food for Nutrition, Freshness and Toxicity

Nutrima Analyzes Your Food for Nutrition, Freshness and Toxicity

When it comes to knowing what's in your food, labels only provide so much information. Sure, it's nice to know the calorie count, as well as the sugar, salt and fat content of the food you purchase, but

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Swedish Strawscaper Harvests Energy from the Wind With a Kinetic Hair-Covered Shell

Swedish Strawscaper Harvests Energy from the Wind With a Kinetic Hair-Covered Shell

Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so unlike anything before that it defies reference. Take Belatchew Lab Architecture’s Strawscraper, a skyscraper covered in hair that can harness the

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Hybrid Energy Harvester Uses Both Sunlight and Vibrations to Generate Electricity

Hybrid Energy Harvester Uses Both Sunlight and Vibrations to Generate Electricity

Why just harness light or vibration individually when you can use both to create electricity? Making sure to fully exploit both sun and sound simultaneously, researchers from Sungkyunkwan University and

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Bottle Charger Turns a Plastic Bottle into an Off-Grid Cell Phone Charger

Bottle Charger Turns a Plastic Bottle into an Off-Grid Cell Phone Charger

A group of designers in Nairobi, Kenya have created a way to charge your cell phone with green energy while recycling a plastic bottle! The Bottle Charger transforms any used plastic soda or water bottle

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Epiphany’s onEPuck Charges Your Cell Phone With Your Morning Coffee

Epiphany’s onEPuck Charges Your Cell Phone With Your Morning Coffee

Your morning cup of coffee may power you through your busy work day, but what if it could also power up your cell phone? The Epiphany onEPuck is an incredible phone charger that siphons energy from

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PHOTOS: HWKN Debuts Spiky Blue Wendy Pavilion Abroad in Abu Dhabi

PHOTOS: HWKN Debuts Spiky Blue Wendy Pavilion Abroad in Abu Dhabi

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

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MIT Develops Polymer Film That Harvests Energy From Water Vapor

MIT Develops Polymer Film That Harvests Energy From Water Vapor

Researchers at MIT just developed a new bio-polymer film that is able to generate electricity from a readily available source: water vapor. The material changes its shape as it absorbs evaporated water.

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Virginia Tech’s New Piezoelectric Charger Can Power Your Cell Phone With a Simple Shake

Virginia Tech’s New Piezoelectric Charger Can Power Your Cell Phone With a Simple Shake

Cell phone photo from Shutterstock What happens if you're on the move and your cell phone runs out of batteries? For most people, it means waiting until you can access your charger. But scientists at

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University of Michigan Researchers Create Heartbeat-Powered Pacemaker

University of Michigan Researchers Create Heartbeat-Powered Pacemaker

Pacemakers are lifesavers, but they have a downside: every seven years or so a pacemaker’s battery must be replaced, requiring surgery - with all the risks and costs that surgery comes with. But all of

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Georgia Tech’s Self-Charging Piezoelectric Power Cell Can Harvest 5X More Energy From Footsteps

Georgia Tech’s Self-Charging Piezoelectric Power Cell Can Harvest 5X More Energy From Footsteps

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a self-charging power cell that is able to directly convert mechanical energy into chemical energy. The cell then stores the

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Bacteria-Eating Viruses Could Lead to Cell Phones That Never Need to be Plugged In

Bacteria-Eating Viruses Could Lead to Cell Phones That Never Need to be Plugged In

Cell Phone Chargers Photo from Shutterstock If you own a cell phone, chances are you charge it up at least once a day from the mains—but research from a team at the University of California could

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Korean Scientists Have Made Artificial Skin From ‘Nanohair’ Fibers

Korean Scientists Have Made Artificial Skin From ‘Nanohair’ Fibers

A team of South Korean researchers have created a synthetic equivalent to human skin that is able to detect pressure as well as stresses and forces being applied to it, such as pinching. This artificial

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ES Pipe Waterwheel Generates Hydroelectricity Every Time You Turn on the Tap

ES Pipe Waterwheel Generates Hydroelectricity Every Time You Turn on the Tap

Here at Inhabitat we love discovering products that generate power from everyday activities - innovations like piezoelectric energy-generating roads and human-powered clothing have the potential to change

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Berkeley Researchers Create Electricity-Generating Viruses

Berkeley Researchers Create Electricity-Generating Viruses

We've seen scientists use viruses to generate electricity in car batteries before, however a team from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) believes that

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Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

When auto makers submit their cars to crash tests, the sensors that are used to collect data about the crash process are often destroyed by the impact of the crash. To solve that problem, German car maker

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Aerospace Engineers Design Pacemaker That’s Powered by the Human Heart

Aerospace Engineers Design Pacemaker That’s Powered by the Human Heart

When Amin Karami and Daniel Inman, aerospace engineering researchers at the University of Michigan, began to work with materials which generate power from physical stress, they weren't looking for a

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‘Power Showers’ Are Worse For the Environment Than Baths

‘Power Showers’ Are Worse For the Environment Than Baths

For the years, the argument for taking a shower over a bath has made sense: showers use much less water, therefore they are better for the environment as well as your utility bill. However a new study

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World’s First Flying Carpet is Powered by Ripples of Electricity

World’s First Flying Carpet is Powered by Ripples of Electricity

Princeton University graduate student Noah Jafferis has opened up a whole new world of innovation by developing a miniature fully functional flying carpet. The 10cm (4in) sheet of plastic is propelled by

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MIT’s Tiny Kinetic Generator Produces 100 Times More Power from Small Vibrations

MIT’s Tiny Kinetic Generator Produces 100 Times More Power from Small Vibrations

The labs at MIT are shaking things up - literally - as they just unveiled a tiny device that harvests energy from everyday, low-frequency vibrations. The breakthrough gizmo generates 100 times more power

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Cornell’s New 3-D Printer Lets You Print Food in Any Shape and Texture

Cornell’s New 3-D Printer Lets You Print Food in Any Shape and Texture

The Cornell Creative Machines Lab has invented a 3-D printer that not only allows you to print food, but lets you create almost any design imaginable with your favorite ingredients. Working with experts

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