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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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VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe

VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe

To learn how to make an incredible DIY edible snow globe that will impress all of your friends at your next holiday party, read on.... YOU WILL NEED: - 2 cups of coconut juice with coconut bits (can

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‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals

‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals

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

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Acid Rain is Turning Canada’s Lakes Into Jelly

Acid Rain is Turning Canada’s Lakes Into Jelly

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that acid rain is a monumental problem, but these days, the consequences of industrialization are beyond anything we could have imagined. Toxic pollution

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Boeing Opens Groundbreaking Cooking Oil to Aviation Biofuel Pilot Plant in China

Boeing Opens Groundbreaking Cooking Oil to Aviation Biofuel Pilot Plant in China

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

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South Miami Wants to Secede From Florida Due to the State’s Climate Change Apathy

South Miami Wants to Secede From Florida Due to the State’s Climate Change Apathy

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

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How Humans Are Causing Lethal Tumors on Endangered Sea Turtles

How Humans Are Causing Lethal Tumors on Endangered Sea Turtles

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

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Utopian Cloud-Shaped Skyscraper Unveiled for Shenzen Bay

Utopian Cloud-Shaped Skyscraper Unveiled for Shenzen Bay

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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Massive Red Tide is Devastating the Northeast Gulf of Mexico

Massive Red Tide is Devastating the Northeast Gulf of Mexico

A disturbing menace is invading southwest Florida - and it's killing kills sea turtles, sharks and fish while threatening the region's economy. The "red tide" is caused by a bloom of toxic algae called

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Dino Pet is a Living Toy That Glows in the Dark With Bioluminescence

Dino Pet is a Living Toy That Glows in the Dark With Bioluminescence

Have you dreamed of owning your own living dinosaur, but just haven’t been able to find the space or time (or dinosaur)? Don’t worry, your dreams are about to come true. Meet BioPop’s Dino Pet, the

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DIY: Make Your Own Tiny Terrarium Garden That’ll Stay Green All Winter Long

DIY: Make Your Own Tiny Terrarium Garden That’ll Stay Green All Winter Long

Avid gardeners and outdoor lovers tend to mope all winter long because of the lack of greenery around them, but there's an easy way to fix that! Indoor plants give any space a lively splash of green, and

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Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is an Incredible Hot Spring Spouting from the Runoff of a Geothermal Power Plant

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is an Incredible Hot Spring Spouting from the Runoff of a Geothermal Power Plant

The water appears blue because of the high concentrations of silica, algae, and minerals within it. Although the water itself is actually a milky white hue, the silica within it reflects sunlight and the

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UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria

UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria

Scientists at the U.K.'s Imperial College London just made a major breakthrough in the renewable production of the fuel propane. In a study released this week in the journal Nature Communications, they

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Nearly 80,000 Gallons of Crude Oil Spill Into Alberta Waterway

Nearly 80,000 Gallons of Crude Oil Spill Into Alberta Waterway

Nearly 80,000 gallons of crude oil just spilled into a water body north of Slave Lake in Alberta, Canada on Friday. Alberta has more than its fair share of problems due to oil exploration - in 2012, 3,200

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Toxin is Causing Pelicans to Drop Dead Out of the Sky in California

Toxin is Causing Pelicans to Drop Dead Out of the Sky in California

All along California’s coastline fisheries have been shuttered, marine hospitals have been flooded and birds have been dropping dead right out of the sky. The problem? A dangerous neurotoxin called

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20 World-Changing Semifinalists Announced for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

20 World-Changing Semifinalists Announced for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

Algal Turf Scrubbing After spending years studying natural solar bio-energy in Caribbean coral reefs, Walter H. Adey, PhD. developed Algal Turf Scrubber, a biomimetic system that generates a fast-growing

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Are These Incredible Rice Paddy-Topped Hong Kong Towers the Skyscrapers of the Future?

Are These Incredible Rice Paddy-Topped Hong Kong Towers the Skyscrapers of the Future?

Shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival 2014 awards, Studio CTC's visionary skyscrapers bring agriculture and greenery back to the urban fabric in a big way. Inspired by the duality in Hong Kong's

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Could Your Morning Newspaper Also Fuel Your Car?

Could Your Morning Newspaper Also Fuel Your Car?

Although many people now read the news online or on their e-readers, actual printed newspapers are still enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately all those papers add up to a lot of waste at

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Smart Street Lamps Get Their Own IP Addresses to Help Copenhagen Go Carbon Neutral by 2025

Smart Street Lamps Get Their Own IP Addresses to Help Copenhagen Go Carbon Neutral by 2025

As part of its quest to be carbon neutral by 2025, Copenhagen is looking hard at the kind of street lamps it should have. The city is setting up an experimental laboratory called the Danish Outdoor

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5 Bioluminescent Species that Light Up the World

5 Bioluminescent Species that Light Up the World

In recent years, a number of scientists have had success with transferring the genetic material responsible for bioluminescence into plants that don't normally glow in the dark. The goal is to eventually

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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 Plants That May Save the World

7 Plants That May Save the World

Perennial Wheat Grains are the staple food of humanity: the vast majority of people on the planet eat either rice, wheat, or corn on a daily basis, and those are all annual crops. The issue with annuals,

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