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New Lithium-Ion Battery Holds Three Times More Energy and Recharges in Just 10 Minutes

New Lithium-Ion Battery Holds Three Times More Energy and Recharges in Just 10 Minutes

Photo via Shutterstock Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a new lithium-ion battery that recharges in just 10 minutes and holds three times as much energy as its

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Nepalese Teen Invents Cheap Solar Panel Using Human Hair

Nepalese Teen Invents Cheap Solar Panel Using Human Hair

Did you know that melanin, the pigment in hair, is light sensitive and can be used as a conductor? Well, that's what an 18 year old in Nepal recently discovered, and is now using human hair to replace

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Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Carbon nanotubes have been used in everything from energy-free lights to oil spill clean-up technology, and now a team from Rice University has used them to develop a paint that transforms any surface

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QSolar’s Rainbow-Hued Kristal Solar Panels Could Replace Windows and Walls

QSolar’s Rainbow-Hued Kristal Solar Panels Could Replace Windows and Walls

Solar panels often conjure up images of clumsy, dark sheets lined up in rooftop arrays on green homes and buildings. But what if they weren't dark and clumsy -- and what if they didn't have to go on the

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SolarWindow with Clear Spray-On Film Could Generate 300% More Energy Than Solar Panels

SolarWindow with Clear Spray-On Film Could Generate 300% More Energy Than Solar Panels

New Energy Technologies has unveiled SolarWindow, a working prototype that is simply sprayed with the company's eco-friendly electricity generating film to produce energy.

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6 Inspiring Examples of Groundbreaking Green Technology

6 Inspiring Examples of Groundbreaking Green Technology

This article is underwritten by Veer.com. Green technology isn't just about wind turbines, solar panels and alternative fuel anymore. A few inspiring individuals out there are breaking new ground

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Transparent Solar Spray Transforms Windows Into Watts

Transparent Solar Spray Transforms Windows Into Watts

Photo by Robert S. Donovan Norwegian Company EnSol AS has developed a remarkable new spray-on solar film that allows windows to generate solar power without clouding the view. The material consists of

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Coming Soon: Dow Chemical’s Ultra-Efficient Solar Shingles

Coming Soon: Dow Chemical’s Ultra-Efficient Solar Shingles

Solar shingles are nothing new, but up until now the technology has been relatively inefficient and clunky-looking. That's about to change, though, with Dow Chemical's new thin-film solar roofing

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NextGen Announces Cheap Solar Paint on the Horizon

NextGen Announces Cheap Solar Paint on the Horizon

NextGen Solar has announced that their new breed of cheap solar paint is closer than ever now that the company has raised half of the $1 million it needs to move out of the lab and into the real world.

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Spray-On Solar Cells Come One Step Closer to Reality

Spray-On Solar Cells Come One Step Closer to Reality

Ever think about how amazing it would be if tech as complex as solar cells could be simply sprayed onto a surface? A group of researchers found that a common organic semiconductor may make that situation

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Oasis Tower is a Spiraling Vertical Farm for Dubai

Oasis Tower is a Spiraling Vertical Farm for Dubai

Located in close proximity to the center of Dubai, the Oasis Tower would have clear views of the Burj Khalifa. Surrounding the tower are extensive grounds as well as a lake and a number of ponds at the

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Architectural Buckypaper Paves Way for Buildings of the Future

Architectural Buckypaper Paves Way for Buildings of the Future

Photo Credit: Carbon Nano Tubes by Anastasios John Hart Nanotechnology is generally pursued by scientists and those involved with high-tech gadgetry, weapons, and medical devices, but that doesn't mean

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Colored Solar Panels Don’t Need Direct Sunlight

Colored Solar Panels Don’t Need Direct Sunlight

With normal solar cells, you need direct sunlight for them to generate power, and if the panels are at all shaded the efficiency drops significantly. A new type of solar cell, being developed in

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Solar Powered Supertower to Eclipse the Burj Dubai?

Solar Powered Supertower to Eclipse the Burj Dubai?

Even though the 2,600 ft tall, 126 story Burj Dubai is still under construction, a fierce race is already brewing to construct the world's next tallest building. Recently Santa Monica building designer

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Bubbletecture Stadium Popping Up in Melbourne

Bubbletecture Stadium Popping Up in Melbourne

A bubbly new soccer and rugby stadium is popping up in Melbourne that will feature a highly engineered exterior structure combined with many sustainable features. Designed by Cox Architects, the Melbourne

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Spray-On Solar Cells Energize Almost Any Surface

Spray-On Solar Cells Energize Almost Any Surface

Bulky and expensive photovoltaic panels are so 2008. What does the future look like? Entire buildings, rooftops and even windows spray-painted with revolutionary nanoparticle inks that channel solar power

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