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‘Lung-Shaped’ Fuel Cell Increases Energy Efficiency

‘Lung-Shaped’ Fuel Cell Increases Energy Efficiency

Photo by Brandon Baunach The human body is arguably one of the finest machines ever created by nature, and now a team from Norway’s Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo are looking to it for

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Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

It's generally agreed the world over that transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. As such, governments have begun heavily investing in high-speed rail projects and other transport

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Researchers Use Urea to Create Low-Cost Fuel Cells

Researchers Use Urea to Create Low-Cost Fuel Cells

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom have figured out how to use urea as a fuel for low-cost fuel cells. Fuel cells are a great form of alternative energy for all kinds of things --

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VW Successfully Tests Hydrogen Vehicle in Long-Range Drive

VW Successfully Tests Hydrogen Vehicle in Long-Range Drive

Volkswagen recently successfully tested its new Bora Hy.Power hydrogen vehicle by subjecting it to a long-range drive between France and Italy. Unlike other hydrogen cars, the Bora Hy.Power features

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Solo Helicopter Emits Nothing But Water Vapor

Solo Helicopter Emits Nothing But Water Vapor

Developing an idea first sought by the U.S. military — one-man, easy-to-fly helicopters — Avimech has created a 230-pound helicopter that uses hydrogen peroxide for fuel and emits nothing but

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Artificial Photosynthesis Research Gets $122 Million DOE Funding

Artificial Photosynthesis Research Gets $122 Million DOE Funding

The US Department of Energy recently announced a five-year, $122 million grant to establish a new research facility in California with the goal of developing artificial photosynthesis. The Joint Center

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Sleek Solar Delta Yacht Travels the Seas in Style

Sleek Solar Delta Yacht Travels the Seas in Style

Sleek, white luxury yachts are so 20th century -- today seafarers are looking for something a little different. Enter the Delta yacht, designed by Liviu Tudoran. The Italian designer has created a svelte

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New Helmet for Skiers and Snowboarders Scans for Brain Injuries

New Helmet for Skiers and Snowboarders Scans for Brain Injuries

When folks zip down icy, snow-covered mountains at warp speed, it's only natural that some (OK, most) of those people are going to take a fall. That's why skiing and snowboarding, while fun, can also be

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Enel Opens World’s First Hydrogen-Driven Power Plant

Enel Opens World’s First Hydrogen-Driven Power Plant

Italian company Enel SpA made renewable energy history this week when it opened the world's first hydrogen-driven power plant to produce a significant amount of electricity in Fusina, Italy. The plant,

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Boeing Unveils Strangely Cute Hydrogen-Powered Phantom Eye Spy Plane

Boeing Unveils Strangely Cute Hydrogen-Powered Phantom Eye Spy Plane

Targets of espionage beware! Planemaker Boeing just unveiled its new hydrogen-powered spy plane yesterday, and the strangely cute and chubby aircraft is capable of flying at an altitude of 65,000 feet for

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Army Testing Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Tanks

Army Testing Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Tanks

Photo by Nevada Tumbleweed We’ve all heard by now that the army is trying to reduce its “carbon bootprint” with everything from solar panels to hybrid aircraft. The military’s

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H2Otel: Water-Powered Hotel Planned for Amsterdam

H2Otel: Water-Powered Hotel Planned for Amsterdam

By nature, Hotels tend to be energy inefficient as they often maximize views at the expense of solar exposure. They also tend to have high cooling loads -- rooms need to be ready to go at any moment for

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California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

This probably won't come as a surprise to you but Californians weren't buying Priuses just because of their fuel efficiency - they were also in it to gain Clean Air Vehicle status and get a handy HOV

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New Production Process Boosts Cheap Solar Cells’ Efficiency

New Production Process Boosts Cheap Solar Cells’ Efficiency

Photovoltaic solar cells are available in two types -- crystalline silicon cells, which are more efficient but more expensive, and amorphous silicon cells, which are less efficient but cheaper and thinner

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Formula One Legend Gordon Murray Unveils New T.25 Green City Car

Formula One Legend Gordon Murray Unveils New T.25 Green City Car

At Oxford University today Gordon Murray unveiled his revolutionary new T.25 City Car design. The Formula One legend, who is best known for designing dozens of cars that have come in first in the Grand

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Australia’s First Zero-Energy Teaching and Research Building Unveiled

Australia’s First Zero-Energy Teaching and Research Building Unveiled

Griffith University in Australia recently secured funding for a $21 million dollar research facility that will be the country’s first zero-emission and self-powered building driven by solar-hydrogen

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Horizon Releases Palm-Sized Fuel Cell Power Plant

Horizon Releases Palm-Sized Fuel Cell Power Plant

Ever dream of owning a palm-sized fuel cell to juice up your electronic devices on the go? Here’s your chance — Horizon just announced that it has started shipping a “disruptive

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Breakthrough Process Increases Efficiency in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Breakthrough Process Increases Efficiency in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a new highly efficient technique for making hydrogen fuel cells for vehicles. Dubbed hydrothermolysis, the new process uses a high hydrogen-content

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Fuel Cell Taxis Unveiled for 2012 London Olympics

Fuel Cell Taxis Unveiled for 2012 London Olympics

A prototype of London’s future fuel cell taxi fleet was just unveiled at their city hall yesterday and has us a lil’ jealous of their forward thinking plans. The fleet of water emitting

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VIDEO: Polymer Coated Cloth Successfully Separates Oil from Gulf Water

VIDEO: Polymer Coated Cloth Successfully Separates Oil from Gulf Water

It's been almost 2 months now since the April 20th explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and we're still in desperate search of a viable solution. Well one University of

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Plan To Transform The Moon Into a Solar Plant is Sheer LUNAcy

Plan To Transform The Moon Into a Solar Plant is Sheer LUNAcy

We've heard about schemes to gather solar power directly from space before, but designers at Japan's Shimizu Corporation have taken the idea to a new level with the Luna Ring, a concept solar power plant

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The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

Think it’s time for New York City to update its cab design? The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has been hunting for the so-called “taxi of tomorrow” — a cab that

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Prized ’72 Hydrogen-Fueled Gremlin for Sale on eBay

Prized ’72 Hydrogen-Fueled Gremlin for Sale on eBay

In 1972, 64 teams of university students competed to design the greenest vehicle in the Urban Vehicle Design Challenge. This was the cream of the crop -- a 1972 mustard yellow Gremlin that runs on nothing

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HYDRA: A Solar and Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Water Purification System

HYDRA: A Solar and Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Water Purification System

We've covered plenty of water purification systems. But in a world where one billion people don't have access to clean drinking water, we can always use new ones. Enter the HYDRA, a solar-powered hydrogen

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High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities

High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities

Architect Vincent Callebaut recently unveiled a blue-sky plan for a high-flying fleet of self-sufficient aircraft that are one part zeppelin cities and one part hydrogen-generating floating farms. Dubbed

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Scientists to Use World’s Largest Laser to Create Star on Earth

Scientists to Use World’s Largest Laser to Create Star on Earth

Images via CNN According to scientists at a government lab in Livermore, CA, all we need to do in order to save our planet from its energy woes is create a star right here on Earth. It's that simple!

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New Gasification Process More Efficiently Converts Biomass to Biofuels

New Gasification Process More Efficiently Converts Biomass to Biofuels

A traditional gasification plant Turning biomass like switchgrass and other plants into usable fuel is no easy feat. Gasification, one method of converting feedstocks to fuels, traditionally produces

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Cow Brain Protein Could Build Better Batteries and Solar Cells

Cow Brain Protein Could Build Better Batteries and Solar Cells

We've heard about alternative energy produced from corn, switchgrass, and watermelons... but cow brains? Researchers at Stanford are exploring the idea that clathrin, a protein found in cow brains, can

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Table Lamp Powered Completely by Tomatoes!

Table Lamp Powered Completely by Tomatoes!

We all know tomatoes pack a powerful acidic punch, but we never thought we'd see one lighting up a room! Cygalle Shapiro of Israel-based d-VISION has created an incredible LED lamp that is completely

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MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

A team of researchers at MIT has just announced that they have successfully modified a virus to split apart molecules of water, paving the way for an efficient and non-energy intensive method of producing

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