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Pythagorus Solar Windows Offer Breakthrough in Solar Tech for High-Rises

Pythagorus Solar Windows Offer Breakthrough in Solar Tech for High-Rises

High-rise buildings require a lot of energy to cool in the summer, but they have relatively little space on their small roofs for solar arrays. This quandary got Pythagorus Solar of San Mateo,

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Breakthrough Invisibility Cloak Will Help Develop More Efficient Solar Cells

Breakthrough Invisibility Cloak Will Help Develop More Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, working in the new field of transformation optics, have created an invisibility cloak that could lead to more efficient solar cells. The

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BREAKING: Solar Power Breakthrough Could Render Photovoltaic Cells Obsolete

BREAKING: Solar Power Breakthrough Could Render Photovoltaic Cells Obsolete

Researchers at the University of Michigan have made a discovery about the behavior of light that could change solar technology forever. Stephen Rand, a professor in the departments of Electrical

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Tata & MIT Work on Breakthrough Way to Generate Power From Ordinary Water

Tata & MIT Work on Breakthrough Way to Generate Power From Ordinary Water

The Tata Group has signed a deal with the founder of SunCatalytix, MIT scientist Daniel Nocera, who has discovered how to generate energy water. Although the terms of their agreement have not yet been

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Microorganism Breakthrough Could Make Methane Production More Efficient

Microorganism Breakthrough Could Make Methane Production More Efficient

A team from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst have discovered a new cooperative behavior in anaerobic bacteria known as "interspecies electron transfer" that they believe could be used towards

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Breakthrough in Solar Cell Science Points to Increased Efficiency

Breakthrough in Solar Cell Science Points to Increased Efficiency

The indium/galluim puzzle has long been confusing scientists and researchers trying to make solar cells more efficient. The numbers say that the ratio of indium to gallium in thin film solar cells should

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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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Breakthrough Stealth Toilet Cuts Water Use Nearly in Half

Breakthrough Stealth Toilet Cuts Water Use Nearly in Half

Toilet technology is one of the most underappreciated yet important aspects of green building. Niagara Conservation's revolutionary Stealth Toilet features a vacuum assist that steeply reduces the water

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LA Business Council Releases Breakthrough Solar Feed-In Tariff Study

LA Business Council Releases Breakthrough Solar Feed-In Tariff Study

Due to its sheer size and sunny climate, the City of Los Angeles has great potential to become a world leader in renewable energy resources. As the city currently wages a debate over funding for future

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OLED Breakthrough Yields 75% More Efficient Lights

OLED Breakthrough Yields 75% More Efficient Lights

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) recently announced a breakthrough in OLED technology that shatters all prior efficiency standards, reducing the ultra-thin

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Breakthrough Science: Turning CO2 into Fuels

Breakthrough Science: Turning CO2 into Fuels

Carbon Sciences recently announced a technological breakthrough that is capable of transforming CO2 emissions into fuel. The development utilizes a highly scalable bio-catalytic process to economically

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BREAKTHROUGH IN CHEAP SOLAR POWER!

BREAKTHROUGH IN CHEAP SOLAR POWER!

New Zealand is a land of wonderful landscapes, beautiful scenery, and lots of sheep - and soon it will be known as the land of cheap solar power, thanks to the work of Dr. Wayne Campbell at the

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China increases wind power by 23 percent in pursuit of clean energy goals

China increases wind power by 23 percent in pursuit of clean energy goals

pic Of all the nations on the planet, China is not the first place that comes to mind when the subject of green energy is on the table. Yet, China is trying. In 2014, wind farms created 23 percent more

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kraftwerk is a fuel cell-powered portable charger that fits in your pocket

kraftwerk is a fuel cell-powered portable charger that fits in your pocket

kraftwerk gives you electronic freedom with the ability to charge your electronic devices no matter where you go. The handheld device is like a tiny, portable power plant that keeps your tablets, phones

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US and India reach a climate deal, but no agreement to curb emissions

US and India reach a climate deal, but no agreement to curb emissions

The first day of talks between President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has seen the two leaders agree to some renewable energy policies in the developing nation, which is the

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Korean researchers develop most efficient solar cell to date

Korean researchers develop most efficient solar cell to date

A Korean research team has achieved record level efficiency in solar cells, using a new formula for mixing perovskite structures. Perovskite is an inexpensive, abundant mineral, and the researchers have

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Could this new spinal implant someday help people with paralysis walk?

Could this new spinal implant someday help people with paralysis walk?

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) have made a breakthrough that could someday help paralyzed people walk, run, or even dance again. After years of research, the team has

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Salt-grown potatoes could revolutionize crop production

Salt-grown potatoes could revolutionize crop production

Common knowledge dictates that most food plants can’t grow in areas fed by salty sea water. But a group of researchers in the Netherlands has found that perhaps that isn’t necessarily the case. Those

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Panasonic’s new technology can purify water using sunlight

Panasonic’s new technology can purify water using sunlight

A new technology from Panasonic could produce clean drinking water with the purifying power of sunlight. Using a combination of sunlight and photocatalysts, the new technology quickly turns polluted

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Inhabitat’s top 7 news stories of 2014 – vote for the most important!

Inhabitat’s top 7 news stories of 2014 – vote for the most important!

2014 was a huge year for environmental news - and Inhabitat kept you posted on all of the highs, lows and breaking developments as they happened. Studies pointed to the collapse of industrial civilization

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The top 7 Inhabitat stories of 2014!

The top 7 Inhabitat stories of 2014!

2014 was an incredible year for green design - and here's why. We've seen technological breakthroughs ranging from airborne wind turbines to Tesla's first battery-swapping station and a floating device

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Safer sonar protects dolphins while providing better images

Safer sonar protects dolphins while providing better images

There's a new type of seismic imaging called Acoustic Zoom, and it's better than older forms of sonar for both dolphins and scientists alike. It works by emitting smaller amounts of energy over a longer

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Inhabitat’s top 6 green technology and science stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s top 6 green technology and science stories of 2014

This year there was a range of technological innovations that could not only improve our lives but help save the planet as well. We saw a group of 16-year old girls who revolutionized crop yields, an

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Inhabitat’s Top 7 Most Inspiring Stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s Top 7 Most Inspiring Stories of 2014

Every year you come across those stories that warm your heart and lift your spirits. Whether it involves a tough old lady who refused to back down to developers or a teenager with a brilliant idea that

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New inexpensive spray-on solar cells turn (almost) any surface into a power plant

New inexpensive spray-on solar cells turn (almost) any surface into a power plant

Researchers at the University of Toronto have unveiled a cheap, fast spray-on solar cell process that could enable the creation of solar arrays using the most modest of manufacturing methods. Even better,

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Historic UN climate change deal requires every nation to cut emissions—but will it be enough?

Historic UN climate change deal requires every nation to cut emissions—but will it be enough?

Early this Sunday, UN representatives from around the world reached the first-ever climate change agreement that commits all 196 nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Unprecedented in its inclusion of

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Bjorn Qorn uses giant mirrors to make solar popcorn

Bjorn Qorn uses giant mirrors to make solar popcorn

Brooklyn based Bjorn Qorn is making popcorn in the most spectacular way - using nothing but the sun. Gigantic reflectors collect the sun's rays and focuses them onto a kettle of corn kernels, creating

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Sweden expands its hydrogen vehicle refueling station network

Sweden expands its hydrogen vehicle refueling station network

Sweden is installing a permanent hydrogen fuel filling station in the city of Gothenburg. The new station will make it possible to travel by hydrogen-fueled vehicle the whole length of the roughly

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Crucial UN Climate Change Talks Begin in Lima, Peru

Crucial UN Climate Change Talks Begin in Lima, Peru

UN climate change talks begin today in Lima, Peru, with national representatives meeting to hash out a draft agreement to present at the UN's Paris Summit in December, 2015. As you may recall, the 2009

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Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk Rides the World’s First Hoverboard (VIDEO)

Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk Rides the World’s First Hoverboard (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2me8E1GZeg Last month we reported on the breakthrough technology behind Hendo Hoverboards. Since then, the company has almost doubled its Kickstarter goal aimed

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