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European Team Develop Solar-Powered, Low-Cost Desalination System

European Team Develop Solar-Powered, Low-Cost Desalination System

Many countries in the Middle East have been researching desalination -- the process of removing salt from sea water so it is fit to drink. It makes sense especially in hot, dry countries where drinking

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Dubai Pearl is Another Massive and Dubious “Green Building” Project in The Gulf

Dubai Pearl is Another Massive and Dubious “Green Building” Project in The Gulf

Emerging on the site of a project that went bust several years ago, construction has been charging along on what will eventually be 20 million square feet of a “fully integrated” sustainable

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Discusses the RIO+20 Conference with Thani Al Zayoudi, Directorate of Energy and Climate Change at UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Discusses the RIO+20 Conference with Thani Al Zayoudi, Directorate of Energy and Climate Change at UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

INHABITAT: The start of the Rio+20 conference is upon us now. What is the UAE hoping to achieve whilst there? Thani Al-Zeyoudi: The UAE’s ultimate goal in Rio is to ensure the success of the summit. We

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Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

A prototype for a solar and wind power station that fits within a shipping container has placed a group of students from Princeton University among the winners of a national EPA-sponsored sustainable

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Solar Cucumber Harvests Fresh Drinking Water From the Ocean

Solar Cucumber Harvests Fresh Drinking Water From the Ocean

The 'Solar Cucumber' is an innovative desalination plant design with the potential to help water-starved communities in coastal environments. The solar-powered desalination unit turns seawater 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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Simulation Shows Towing an Entire Iceberg to Drought-Stricken Areas is Feasible

Simulation Shows Towing an Entire Iceberg to Drought-Stricken Areas is Feasible

In the 1970's, Georges Mougin was laughed at when he suggested that we should start towing icebergs from the polar ice caps to drought-ridden communities around the world to provide sources of fresh

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Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

When considering wind power as an energy source, it's best to think big. Japan-based ZENA Systems is working on developing a new type of wind energy generator that will dwarf anything before it. The 50

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World’s First Floating Golf Course Set to Break Water in the Maldives

World’s First Floating Golf Course Set to Break Water in the Maldives

Located five minutes from the Maldives airport, the 18-hole golf course will include luxurious accommodations, which overlook the green fairways and the surrounding reef. The golf course is doubly

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Memsys Creates a Solar-Powered Shipping Container Desalination System

Memsys Creates a Solar-Powered Shipping Container Desalination System

Using a shipping container as the system shell, memsys created a solar-powered desalination system specifically designed for disaster relief.

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Portable Breast Scanner Detects Cancer in Real-Time Without X-Ray Radiation

Portable Breast Scanner Detects Cancer in Real-Time Without X-Ray Radiation

Each year breast cancer claims the lives of 465,000 women around the world -- however this scourge can often be defeated if detected early. To aid in the fight against breast cancer Professor Zhipeng Wu

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United Arab Emirates Tests New Solar Powered Desalination Process

United Arab Emirates Tests New Solar Powered Desalination Process

Abu Dhabi's Environment Agency recently announced that they have developed a new solar-powered desalination system that would cut costs and be more environmentally friendly.

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Tianjin Eco City is a Futuristic Green Landscape for 350,000 Residents

Tianjin Eco City is a Futuristic Green Landscape for 350,000 Residents

Eco-City will make use of the latest sustainable technologies such as solar power, wind power, rainwater recycling, and wastewater treatment/desalination of sea water. In order to reduce the city's carbon

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C-Water: Solar Powered Water Desalinator For Life Rafts

C-Water: Solar Powered Water Desalinator For Life Rafts

Life rafts are designed to sustain shipwrecked survivors for as long as possible, however finding a steady source of drinking water is a tremendous challenge while adrift at sea. Fortunately, Chinese

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MIT Introduces Paper-Thin Solar Cells

MIT Introduces Paper-Thin Solar Cells

Solar cells keep getting thinner and tinier, and thanks to MIT and their research sponsor Eni, we are already seeing cells that can be folded up into paper airplanes! Recently revealed, MIT's

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MIT Unveils Portable Solar-Powered Water Desalination System

MIT Unveils Portable Solar-Powered Water Desalination System

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Field and Space Robotic Laboratory (FSRL) has designed a new solar-powered water desalination system to provide drinking water to disaster

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Italian Mafia Gets in the Wind Farm Business

Italian Mafia Gets in the Wind Farm Business

Need proof that green technology is a lucrative industry? Look no further than Italy, where the Mafia (AKA the “lords of the wind”) has infiltrated the wind power business. Fraud is rampant in

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The SeaKettle is a Raft + Water Purifier That Could Save Your Life

The SeaKettle is a Raft + Water Purifier That Could Save Your Life

We all know that sharks are scary, but if you're stranded at sea, dying of dehydration is an even more likely threat. Enter the SeaKettle, an ingenious design selected as a finalist in the Dyson Awards,

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UK’s First Water Desalination Plant Opens in London

UK’s First Water Desalination Plant Opens in London

You wouldn't think it at first glance, but London is a 'water-stressed' city. According to the UK Environmental Agency, with an ever-growing population, climate change and occasional 'drought conditions'

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MIT Develops Tiny Water Purifier Inspired By Computer Chip Tech

MIT Develops Tiny Water Purifier Inspired By Computer Chip Tech

The answer to the growing water crisis in developing countries might be a postage stamp-sized device that resembles a computer chip. Researchers at MIT have developed a water purifier made out of soft

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New Canary Islands Concert Hall Has a Semi-Intelligent Shading Facade

New Canary Islands Concert Hall Has a Semi-Intelligent Shading Facade

The shores of Arrecife on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands will soon be graced by a beautiful new concert hall. Dutch architecture firm, Henning Larsen, took first place in a competition in

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IBM’s New Solar Desalination Tech Could Create Rivers in the Desert

IBM’s New Solar Desalination Tech Could Create Rivers in the Desert

Living in the desert comes with major advantages and disadvantages -- excess solar power and not enough water, to be more specific. Now IBM and Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz City for Science and

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Bubble Shaped Skyscraper is a Fresh Water Factory

Bubble Shaped Skyscraper is a Fresh Water Factory

Design Crew for Architecture have created an incredible water purifying skyscraper that looks like dozens of soapy bubbles stacked one on top of another. According to the design brief, “There is

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$555 Billion Sahara Solar Energy Belt Takes Giant Step Forward

$555 Billion Sahara Solar Energy Belt Takes Giant Step Forward

A giant step has been made in what will be the world's largest renewable energy project. While previously just a grand vision for the production of clean energy in the Saharan desert, the project now has

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San Francisco Set to Harness the Power of the Bay

San Francisco Set to Harness the Power of the Bay

The Pacific Ocean could soon be lighting up the beautiful city of San Francisco as a tidal-energy project planned for the waters near the Golden Gate Bride is now in the final stages of acquiring the

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Self-Sufficent Floating House Powered by the Sun and Sea

Self-Sufficent Floating House Powered by the Sun and Sea

House on the Water by Poland-based Formodesign is a stunning floating home that relies on the surrounding sea and radiating sun to keep it self-sufficient in terms of energy and h2o. Accessible only by

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World’s Largest Solar Project Planned for Saharan Desert

World’s Largest Solar Project Planned for Saharan Desert

If just 0.3% of the Saharan Desert was used for a concentrating solar plant, it would produce enough power to provide all of Europe with clean renewable energy. That is why 20 blue chip German companies

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Food City: Dubai’s Self-Sufficient Ecotopia

Food City: Dubai’s Self-Sufficient Ecotopia

This past February, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce authorized the development of a “free zone” dubbed Food City. GCLA, a green landscape architect firm, proposed a master plan for the city

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Soaring Seawater Farms for a Self-Sufficient Dubai

Soaring Seawater Farms for a Self-Sufficient Dubai

Dubai is a burgeoning metropolis surrounded by seawater that relies on imports for nearly all of its food. Addressing the region's lack of natural resources, Italian architects Studiomobile have conceived

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