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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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15 Year Old Invents Algae-Powered Energy System

15 Year Old Invents Algae-Powered Energy System

Thanks to 15 year old Texan Javier Fernández-Han, we feel a little more hopeful about the next generation's ability to adapt to a world of limited resources. The high school student developed a fully

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OILGAE TEST DRIVE: Algae Power Hits the Road

OILGAE TEST DRIVE: Algae Power Hits the Road

Corn and soybean derived biofuels have long been the most promising options on the table for escaping the clutches of fast depleting petroleum. However, acquiring the space necessary to produce ethanol

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Algae Hydrogen Balloon Fuel by 20/2 Collaborative

Algae Hydrogen Balloon Fuel by 20/2 Collaborative

While the hydrogen fuel cell might not be viable for commercial vehicles for years, here's some hope for the promising element. A group of Philadelphia-based creatives known as the 20/2 Collaborative have

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POWER YOUR CAR WITH ALGAE: Algae Biocrude by LiveFuels

POWER YOUR CAR WITH ALGAE: Algae Biocrude by LiveFuels

Image by John MacNeill, commissioned by Solix Biofuels If you think algae is just that green grime that dirties up your pool, think again: it's also a surprisingly viable source for biofuel. The

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THE ALGAE-FILLED HUMMER O2

THE ALGAE-FILLED HUMMER O2

Wouldn't it be great if all the nasty gas-guzzling Hummers of the world could be replaced by a clean green vehicle that produces oxygen and is completely recyclable? If General Motors is able to realize

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Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

The US East Coast has been getting some strange new visitors on its beaches, thought to be a weird new variety of jellyfish - but the tiny, clear blobs are closer cousins to humans than to jellyfish. The

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Stephen Hawking backs $100 million project to look for alien life

Stephen Hawking backs $100 million project to look for alien life

Astronomers will now embark on a massive project, thanks in part to Stephen Hawking and it's the most intense yet performed by humans -- to find other civilizations somewhere in the universe. By listening

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Scientists discover seaweed that tastes just like fried bacon

Scientists discover seaweed that tastes just like fried bacon

Scientists have discovered a new strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon. Not even kidding. The strain is a type of dulse, which is actually a common sea vegetable used in Asian cooking for its high

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Insanely cute ’sea bunny’ slugs are so adorable they look unreal

Insanely cute ’sea bunny’ slugs are so adorable they look unreal

The Jorunna parva’s bunny-ear-like appendages are actually rhinophores, a chemosensory organ that allows the slug to detect distance, scents, and currents in the water. The appropriately dubbed ‘sea

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Vermilion Sands living roof takes hydro-seeding to the next level

Vermilion Sands living roof takes hydro-seeding to the next level

LED-lit Vermilion Sands temporary installation is a living canopy made from 260 pyramid-shaped modules covered in vegetation. Designed by Matthew Soules Architecture for a summer arts festival on West

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Nine dead fin whales discovered off the coast of Alaska and no one knows what is killing them

Nine dead fin whales discovered off the coast of Alaska and no one knows what is killing them

The endangered fin whales’ numbers hover in the tens of thousands, so any die off is significant, but since May of this year, nine dead fin whales have been discovered in the water between Kodiak and

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10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a company funded by others, an increasing number of

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Could humans make their own sunscreen like many animals do?

Could humans make their own sunscreen like many animals do?

Ever wondered how your backyard chicken can cluck around all day in summer without roasting, or how fish swim in sun-drenched waters to no apparent ill-effect? A team of researchers from Oregon State

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Ocean dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever recorded

Ocean dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever recorded

The dead zones are spreading. No, it’s not a sign of the zombie apocalypse, though the consequences could be just as dire. A recent study by the European Geosciences Union's journal

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Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people an hour

Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people an hour

Klaus K. Loenhart’s Austrian forest impressively provides oxygen for 1,800 people per hour—an amount close to 62.5 kg of fresh oxygen per hour. The lush vegetation uses evapotranspiration to create a

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Scientists discover the world’s strongest natural material

Scientists discover the world’s strongest natural material

Those little seashells loitering on your bathroom shelf are hiding quite a secret—their teeth are—according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth—the strongest material found in nature.

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14 Awe-inspiring aerial photographs capture the beauty of the Earth

14 Awe-inspiring aerial photographs capture the beauty of the Earth

©Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Altitude Heart in Voh in New Caledonia "Heart in Voh" is a heart-shaped mangrove swamp in New Caledonia. Located in tropical coastal regions, these mangrove swamps contain rich

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Artificial leaf can make oxygen in space with water and light

Artificial leaf can make oxygen in space with water and light

It seems like we are constantly getting a little bit closer to being able to live in outer space, but one teeny-tiny little detail keeps holding us back: oxygen. Plants just don’t like zero gravity

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7 Futuristic floating cities that could save humanity

7 Futuristic floating cities that could save humanity

Floating cities may seem like utopian sci-fi, but autonomous ocean settlements could become reality as early as 2020, says The Seasteading Institute. The forward-thinking organization recently launched

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