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French Students Use Algae Jelly To Create Sweet Melodies

French Students Use Algae Jelly To Create Sweet Melodies

French students Marianne Cauvard and Raphaël Pluvinage have come up with a fantastically weird project that uses agar-agar -- red algae -- jelly to create music. Dubbed Noisy Jelly, the project involves

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X SEA TY is a Carbon-Absorbing, Algae-Producing Floating City

X SEA TY is a Carbon-Absorbing, Algae-Producing Floating City

X SEA TY is a proposed floating city that works to clean up the cities by transforming them from carbon dioxide-polluting environments by exploiting biochemical energy algae. The buildings are made with

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Urban Algae Farms Could Heat Buildings While Treating Wastewater

Urban Algae Farms Could Heat Buildings While Treating Wastewater

Macro of Ulva Algae photo from Shutterstock Pardon the potty talk, but wouldn't it be great if every time you flushed the toilet you were actually generating heat for your home? That's exactly what a

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HOK’s Net Zero “Battery Park” for San Francisco Has an Algae Facade

HOK’s Net Zero “Battery Park” for San Francisco Has an Algae Facade

HOK's San Francisco office received a jury recognition award for their net-zero "Battery Park" design, which features a remarkable algae facade. A combination of load reduction, waste heat recovery, and

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Microbubbles Enable More Efficient Production Of Algae Biofuels

Microbubbles Enable More Efficient Production Of Algae Biofuels

Algae biofuel is one of the most promising alternative fuels on the market - so far we've seen cars and even planes adapted to run on it. The main drawback thus far has been high production costs and

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HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS -- or Hydro Organisms Responsive To Urban Stimuli -- is a crazy new exhibit in London made up of 325 transparent bags of algae hanging from the ceiling via a network of ropes. Long plastic tubes

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Influx_Studio Wants to Turn Chicago’s Marina City Into an Algae-Producing CO2-Scrubbing Powerhouse

Influx_Studio Wants to Turn Chicago’s Marina City Into an Algae-Producing CO2-Scrubbing Powerhouse

Working towards the Chicago DeCarbonization Plan, Influx_Studio came up with the idea to retrofit Marina City Towers into a renewable powerhouse and incorporate algae production technologies as a way to

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Researchers Find Carbon Nanotubes Have Harmful Effects on Waterways and Algae Health

Researchers Find Carbon Nanotubes Have Harmful Effects on Waterways and Algae Health

Carbon nanotubes are becoming increasingly popular in modern electronics -- they are more electrically conductive than copper, lighter than plastic, stronger than steel, harder than a diamond and thinner

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EcoLogicStudio Unveils an Awesome Algae-Powered Eco-City to Reinvigorate the Baltic Coast

EcoLogicStudio Unveils an Awesome Algae-Powered Eco-City to Reinvigorate the Baltic Coast

Simrishamn is a sleepy fishing town in a decaying region off the coast of the Baltic Sea. EcoLogicStudio's master plan to redesign the area with algae farms, research labs and activity spaces aims to

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UK Designers Display 7 Innovative Everyday Uses for Biophotovoltaic Panels Powered by Algae

UK Designers Display 7 Innovative Everyday Uses for Biophotovoltaic Panels Powered by Algae

This collaborative BPV research at Cambridge University funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) could send serious ripples through the renewable energy sector if it

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Vertical Algaegarden Grows Algae of All Different Colors

Vertical Algaegarden Grows Algae of All Different Colors

While many consider algae a slimy, green, undesirable sludge, its benefits - from its nutritious nature to its renewable energy production capabilities - are slowly gaining more and more fans. One of the

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BIOS-FIN: A Biofiltration Building Facade System That Turns Algae into Fuel

BIOS-FIN: A Biofiltration Building Facade System That Turns Algae into Fuel

BIOS-FIN is a light filtering, greywater purifying, bioenergy producing building facade concept. Inspired by salt flats that change color due to different strains of algae and bacteria colonies at

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Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag’s Next Generation Design Competition

Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag’s Next Generation Design Competition

The competition, now in its 8th year, is for emerging architects and designers to push the limits on design, and this time focused on helping the Government Service Administration re-imagine how it can

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Green Algae Could Help Clean up Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Green Algae Could Help Clean up Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Recent studies have shown that the uses of green algae are boundless. First, scientists at R.I.T. used algae to synthesize biofuel, and recently scientists at Northwestern University and Argonne National

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Researchers Use Algae to Treat Wastewater and Generate Biofuel

Researchers Use Algae to Treat Wastewater and Generate Biofuel

Algae is much more than that pesky goo in your fish tank - researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology are now using algae grown at wastewater treatment plants to synthesize biodiesel. Wastewater

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Marin Sawa’s “Algaerium” Incorporates Algae Into Interior Design

Marin Sawa’s “Algaerium” Incorporates Algae Into Interior Design

Architect and textile designer Marin Sawa's beautiful work explores ways that we can incorporate the production of biofuels within our built environments. With her Algaerium, she has created a series of

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Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

When one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world invests their capital into algae biofuel research, you know that renewable energy will soon play a major role in the global economy. Ford Motor

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US Government Makes $24 Million Investment in Algae Biofuel Research

US Government Makes $24 Million Investment in Algae Biofuel Research

Despite the promise of algae as a biofuel, many roadblocks are currently keeping the industry from becoming commercialized. For one, it's expensive -- not to mention time consuming -- to turn algae into

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Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

The ‘City Respiration Skyscraper’ might look malicious with its spiky exterior, but its intentions are 100% benevolent. Designed by Czech architects Pavlína Doležalová and Jan Smékal, the

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Algae-Powered Latro Lamp Transforms CO2 Into Light

Algae-Powered Latro Lamp Transforms CO2 Into Light

Designer Mike Thompson has created an incredible living lamp that is powered by algae! Spotted over at Designboom, the Latro Lamp derives energy from an algae chamber that requires just sunlight, CO2, and

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EADS Develops First Algae Fuel-Powered Aircraft

EADS Develops First Algae Fuel-Powered Aircraft

We've seen algae-powered cars and biofuel-powered planes, but European aerospace company EADS is the first to combine the two with an algae fuel-powered aircraft. The company's twin-engine Diamond DA 42,

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Bio-Grow Uses Electronic Waste to Make Algae for Biodiesel

Bio-Grow Uses Electronic Waste to Make Algae for Biodiesel

Talk about sustainable multi-tasking. Not only have students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a device that cultivates algae for biofuel production, they've made it out of old

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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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Pressure Cooker Creates Better Algae-Based Biofuel

Pressure Cooker Creates Better Algae-Based Biofuel

University of Michigan researchers are turning up the heat in their quest to produce better algae-based biofuels. A team of scientists recently discovered that heating microalgae in a pressure cooker

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Stanford Scientists Harvest Electricity From Algae Photosynthesis

Stanford Scientists Harvest Electricity From Algae Photosynthesis

Scientists at Stanford have just discovered the greenest source of energy yet -- harvesting electricity directly from plants! They've successfully collected energy from photosynthetic processes in algae

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Company Uses Cement Plant’s CO2 Emissions to Create Algae-based Biofuel

Company Uses Cement Plant’s CO2 Emissions to Create Algae-based Biofuel

It's hard to imagine a cement plant going green. Creating cement is a scarily dirty process, and the industry is responsible for about five percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. One Canadian company

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Pentagon Developing Cost-Competitive Algae For Jet Fuel

Pentagon Developing Cost-Competitive Algae For Jet Fuel

DARPA, the well known research arm of the Pentagon, has just announced that they will soon be able to transform algae into biofuel at costs that are competitive with fossil fuels. The agency is on track

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Algae Could Be the Key to Ultra-Thin Biodegradable Batteries

Algae Could Be the Key to Ultra-Thin Biodegradable Batteries

Algae is often touted as the next big thing in biofuels, but the slimy stuff could also be the key to paper-thin biodegradable batteries according to researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden.

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First Algae-Powered Car Attempts to Cross US on 25 Gallons

First Algae-Powered Car Attempts to Cross US on 25 Gallons

Just yesterday San Francisco saw the unveiling of the world's first algae fuel-powered vehicle, dubbed the Algaeus. The plug-in hybrid car, which is a Prius tricked out with a nickel metal hydride battery

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Algae-Covered Buildings Boost Biofuel Production

Algae-Covered Buildings Boost Biofuel Production

Are living green buildings just around the corner? A report recently released by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers suggests that sealed containers of algae photobioreactors could be integrated into

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