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“Blackest” Solar Cell Ever Designed Absorbs 99.7 Percent of All Light

“Blackest” Solar Cell Ever Designed Absorbs 99.7 Percent of All Light

Natcore Technology scientists have created a black silicon solar cell with an average reflectance of 0.3%, making it the “blackest” solar cell ever designed. Compared to the most efficient solar cells

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Walmart’s 100th Solar Power Installation Gets Switched On in Colorado

Walmart’s 100th Solar Power Installation Gets Switched On in Colorado

Yesterday Walmart announced the installation of six more solar projects in Denver, Colorado, bringing the total number of Walmart’s solar power installations to 100. The rooftop solar installations,

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Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Unveiled in NYC

Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Unveiled in NYC

On the eve of the New York Auto Show, Nissan is unveiling the all-new NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow for New York City. The NV200 was selected as the Big Apple's exclusive cab after a rigorous two-year design

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Turn Your Old iMac into an Aquarium with the DIY Macquarium Kit

Turn Your Old iMac into an Aquarium with the DIY Macquarium Kit

Have an old Apple Mac that's collecting dust? Why not turn it into a retrotastic iMac aquarium? We first featured Jake Harms' candy-colored macquariums last year they got so much fanfare that he decided

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iZen’s Bamboo Keyboard is for Eco-Conscious iPad Users

iZen’s Bamboo Keyboard is for Eco-Conscious iPad Users

If you've been looking for a keyboard to complement your iPad, why not opt for one of iZen's gorgeous bamboo models instead of a plastic one? iZen Bamboo is the first eco-friendly bluetooth keyboard

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Artist Sean Kenney Crafts NYC Buildings From Thousands of LEGOs

Artist Sean Kenney Crafts NYC Buildings From Thousands of LEGOs

For over a decade, artist Sean Kenney has been recreating his hometown, New York City, using tens of thousands of LEGOs. From a detailed West Village street scene, complete with tiny food carts and taxi

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Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

OK, early adopters: You want to spring for the latest phone or tablet, but your old one is still in great condition. What to do? Instead of holding onto those old electronics, or trying to pawn them off

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Amazon Acquires a Robot Company to Improve Working Conditions In Its Warehouses

Amazon Acquires a Robot Company to Improve Working Conditions In Its Warehouses

On Tuesday, Amazon announced the purchase of Kiva Systems, a company that makes warehouse robots like the ones already being used in inventory and logistics-heavy retailers like Zappos and Staples. This

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Free Smartphone Applications Can Consume 75% More Energy than Paid Versions

Free Smartphone Applications Can Consume 75% More Energy than Paid Versions

I think we can all agree that smartphones are incredibly useful, and their benefits are only compounded by the wide range of applications we can download. However, a study has revealed that free

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Scientists Discover That Tiny Fractal Trees Could Hold Key to More Efficient Solar Cells

Scientists Discover That Tiny Fractal Trees Could Hold Key to More Efficient Solar Cells

A team of chemists at the University of California, Davis believe that the future of solar technology may lie in cells made from a film of tiny silver nitrate fractal trees. The research team, led by

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HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

While Apple may offer some of the most popular computers around, Hewlett Packard will soon have them beat in at least one area of user-friendliness. The new HP Z1 workstation balances form, function, and

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HUMAN Healthy Vending Machines Fight Childhood Obesity by Offering Healthy Snacks

HUMAN Healthy Vending Machines Fight Childhood Obesity by Offering Healthy Snacks

HUMAN is a new breed of vending machine that dispenses local fruits and homemade health foods so that people have access to nutritious snacks even when they're on the go. In addition to helping

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Pod-Tastic Bishan Public Library is a Colorful Energy Efficient Addition to Singapore

Pod-Tastic Bishan Public Library is a Colorful Energy Efficient Addition to Singapore

Bishan Public Library is located in a dense urban area surrounded by a variety of multi-purpose buildings like a mall, residences, a community center, a mass transit station, and a government building.

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AT&T to Start Placing Eco Labels on Mobile Devices This Year

AT&T to Start Placing Eco Labels on Mobile Devices This Year

In an effort to raise awareness about the environmental impact of its devices, technology giant AT&T will be putting eco-rating stickers on all of their branded mobile phones. The system will go into

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Foxconn Raises Wages and Cuts Overtime Thanks to International Concern

Foxconn Raises Wages and Cuts Overtime Thanks to International Concern

Last Monday Apple announced that they were enlisting the Fair Labor Association to do independent audits of their manufacturing facilities in China at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen where human rights

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Trevor Williams’ Luminous Invading Forms are Actually Light Graffiti

Trevor Williams’ Luminous Invading Forms are Actually Light Graffiti

In one of Williams’ photographs, a giant glowing orb sits in a courtyard in front of an ancient Japanese temple. In the forest, three red squares hover, leaving glittery red trails that fall to the

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PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

Claude Cormier’s colorful “Heads of Christ” is a dream collage for kids of all ages. Using old stuffed animals, the artist has created a massive plush carpet that spans an entire room. Faces of

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First Ever Waterproof, Solar-Charged, Battery-Powered iPhone Case Unveiled on Kickstarter

First Ever Waterproof, Solar-Charged, Battery-Powered iPhone Case Unveiled on Kickstarter

Calling all iPhone lovers! Snow Lizard just launched their uber-rugged iPhone 4/4S AQUA TEK S case and it's the world's first waterproof, solar-charged, battery-powered case. Unveiled

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Jihyun Ryou’s Charming Art Objects Save Food From The Fridge

Jihyun Ryou’s Charming Art Objects Save Food From The Fridge

Refrigerators are currently the most popular (and in many cases, only) way to keep our food fresh, but since they run 24/7, they're hardly the most eco-friendly. Wondering what kinds of alternatives we

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DIY: Six Homemade Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

DIY: Six Homemade Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

Heart Shaped Toaster Pastries Kids and adults will love to sit down to these homemade heart shaped toaster pastries to start off their Valentine’s Day. Just cut 2 hearts out of a rolled out, organic,

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Try Out Water-Saving Vege Aqua Fruit and Vegetable Wash

PRODUCT REVIEW: We Try Out Water-Saving Vege Aqua Fruit and Vegetable Wash

If you've been trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet but find washing them to be a chore, Vege Aqua is a new product that might make it feel like less cumbersome. Unlike other

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Greenpeace Rates Google Highest on Its Cool IT Leaderboard Ranking Green Companies

Greenpeace Rates Google Highest on Its Cool IT Leaderboard Ranking Green Companies

Greenpeace just released their fifth annual Cool IT Leaderboard, which rates huge IT companies for their green initiatives - and this year Google pulled ahead of the pack. The internet giant got the most

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Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

As one of the greenest citites in the nation, New York City is known as being a sustainable urban trail blazer, whether it's through turning aging infrastructure into world class parks or passing

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8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses in New York City

8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses in New York City

From the world's largest rooftop farm to stunning private gardens, we've seen a lot of amazing designs on New York City rooftops, but who would have thought to place an entire house atop a Big Apple

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Top 7 Green Gadgets To Debut at This Week’s 2012 CES

Top 7 Green Gadgets To Debut at This Week’s 2012 CES

Rukus Bluetooth Solar-Powered Speaker Get your jam on basically anywhere you want with Eton’s new, heavy-duty, portable Bluetooth speaker, the Rukus. The device is powered by an enhanced monocrystal

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Yulia Brodskaya’s Amazing Paper Furl Artwork is a Modern Take on the Tradition of Quilling

Yulia Brodskaya’s Amazing Paper Furl Artwork is a Modern Take on the Tradition of Quilling

Brodskaya’s pieces draw form a longstanding art form that was reserved for women in the past.  Quilling has been practiced since the Renaissance, and it traditionally used repurposed strips of paper

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Last Chance to See NYC Recreated in Miniature With Millions of Plant Parts at the New York Botanical Garden!

Last Chance to See NYC Recreated in Miniature With Millions of Plant Parts at the New York Botanical Garden!

This miniature house is made entirely from sticks and bark! 'Tis the season for model trains to zip and zoom through a miniature New York City, structured entirely out of plant bits, such as twigs,

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Top 6 Green Parenting News Stories – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Parenting News Stories – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw a plethora of controversial stories and shocking discoveries on the parenting front. From a genderless baby named Storm to reports of arsenic found in apple juice and an alarming new

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Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw no shortage of eye-opening news over at Inhabitots - Inhabitat's site for green parents and kids. In the past year we saw researchers discover arsenic in apple juice, we were enchanted by a LEGO

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