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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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
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
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.
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
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
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London's School of Engineering and Materials Science have used hydrothermal carbonization to create carbon quantum dots for solar cells from chitin and chitosan,
One creature's trash may be another creature's lunch, according to new research out of James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, that suggests some Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic pollution.
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.
China’s environment can’t improve to at least half of it’s pollution is cut. With an economy growing at a breakneck speed, China’s need for power and transportation can’t keep up. The
She was the first grey wolf seen in the Grand Canyon in 70 years, having traveled 500 miles from her home to the majestic Arizona canyon, and now she’s gone. Known as “Echo,” the lone grey wolf is
New images show an algal bloom in the Caspian sea that's so big it can be seen from space. The recently released images taken by South Korea’s Kompsat-2 satellite in 2012 show green waters in a shallow
The exterior of the house is dominated by a canopy which offers shade, views and creates a central space for the house, while pertaining to its exterior. The large volume of the house has smaller
Lake Tahoe is world renowned for its dramatic natural beauty, but the attention it receives—and the pollution that comes with it—may play a role in the alarming decline in populations of small
Traditionally, biofuels have a bad reputation for eating up precious land and water resources and pilfering food from the world's hungry. But a groundbreaking new bioenergy pilot plant at Masdar City, Abu
In their new Terroir Project collection, designers Jonas Edvard and Nikolaj Steenfatt have created a line of sustainable furniture inspired by the ocean that's made from seaweed and paper. The pair, who
Nothing says "fashion forward" like a living garment designed to help support human life in outer space, right? MIT researchers and German designers teamed up to create these eye-catching 3D printed
A year ago we showed you Prinzessinnengarten, a mobile urban garden that blooms in Berlin. Well, in addition to growing lots of organic vegetables, they also organize open events centered around
Boeing was the first company to fly a biofuel-powered aircraft across the Pacific Ocean, and now the company is opening a major operation in China that will be brewing the biofuel they need to run these
What do you do if your state is ignoring the threat of climate change and putting your home and family in peril? Well, if you're a group of officials from South Miami, you take matters into your own hands
A team of scientists from Duke University, the University of Hawaii and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discovered that pollution around the Hawaiian islands is causing lethal
The visionary 2,230-foot-tall mixed-use Cloud Citizen proposal was created in response to the competition brief for a 170-hectare financial city district that would move the Shenzhen Bay Ring area from
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