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Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

At Inhabitat, we love compact, modern designs that take advantage of efficient prefabricated building techniques, and Ruby Sketch's shipping container home certainly caught our eye with its sleek form

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World’s First Flying Carpet is Powered by Ripples of Electricity

World’s First Flying Carpet is Powered by Ripples of Electricity

Princeton University graduate student Noah Jafferis has opened up a whole new world of innovation by developing a miniature fully functional flying carpet. The 10cm (4in) sheet of plastic is propelled by

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Magneter: Magnetic Highway Harvests Kinetic Energy From Cars To Generate Electricity

Magneter: Magnetic Highway Harvests Kinetic Energy From Cars To Generate Electricity

Using highways to generate kinetic energy from cars is not a new idea, but designer Fang-Chun Tsai has put a twist on it. He proposes using the kinetic energy from speeding cars to change a magnetic

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Coal Electricity Production Drops To Its Lowest Point in 30 Years

Coal Electricity Production Drops To Its Lowest Point in 30 Years

Clean energy policies may be under attack by the right wing in the US, but it looks like there is still good energy news to be had: apparently, coal electricity production in the United States has

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New i2R E-Paper Doesn’t Require Electricity for Reading and Can be Reprinted Over 250 Times

New i2R E-Paper Doesn’t Require Electricity for Reading and Can be Reprinted Over 250 Times

Is reading green? With one option in the form of paper and the other channeling electricity through the latest gadget, it's easy to begin to feel a little green guilt about one of your favorite hobbies.

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Japan Will Generate Electricity by Turning Unused Rice Paddies into Solar Farms

Japan Will Generate Electricity by Turning Unused Rice Paddies into Solar Farms

Softbank Corporation President Masayoshi Son is rolling out a plan to turn Japan's 1.3 million acres of unused rice paddies into solar farms. Energy issues in Japan have been under heightened scrutiny

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Electricity Generating Shoes Put a Spark in Your Step

Electricity Generating Shoes Put a Spark in Your Step

Bioengineers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand have developed a super-thin “dielectric elastomer” generator which can harvest the energy of footsteps! As opposed to piezoelectrics

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Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Blasts Tunes from a Piece of Bamboo

Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Blasts Tunes from a Piece of Bamboo

Green gadgets are becoming more and more readily available, many boasting features like solar-powered batteries and recycled materials. But nothing can be more green than this electricity-free iBamboo

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New Renewable Energy Generator Grabs Electricity from Rain as Well as Sun and Wind

New Renewable Energy Generator Grabs Electricity from Rain as Well as Sun and Wind

Researchers at the University of Bolton in the UK have developed a device capable of capturing energy from not only the sun and wind but rain, as well. The innovative generator is comprised of ribbons

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Hawaii’s Oahu Island Could Receive 25% of its Electricity from Wind and Solar

Hawaii’s Oahu Island Could Receive 25% of its Electricity from Wind and Solar

Hawaii is famous for many things - surfing, Hawaii 5-0, grass skirts, and the sun, so it seems obvious that the islands would embrace solar power. A new study by Hawaii's Natural Energy Institute (HNEI)

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New Car Engine Generates Electricity From Exhaust Heat

New Car Engine Generates Electricity From Exhaust Heat

Even hybrid vehicle engines create emissions, many of which are harmful to the environment. However researchers at Purdue University have created a system that harvests heat from a car's exhaust in order

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Nano Ink Allows Simple Office Paper to Conduct Electricity

Nano Ink Allows Simple Office Paper to Conduct Electricity

Decker Yeadon is back at it, inventing incredible materials with architectural applications. This time they've made simple office paper capable of conducting electricity with ink made out of

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Researchers One Step Closer to Capturing Electricity Out of Thin Air

Researchers One Step Closer to Capturing Electricity Out of Thin Air

Electricity's most fundamental riddle: How does it form in nature? Even centuries after Ben Franklin so famously harnessed lightning, recreating this natural phenomenon has remained an unsolved mystery

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Students Turn Vibrations From Wind Energy into Electricity

Students Turn Vibrations From Wind Energy into Electricity

Think of wind energy and you probably conjure up an image of giant turbines. But students in Cornell's Vibro-Wind Research Group have a different model of wind power in mind. They're working on an

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Copenhagen Hotel Pays Guests to Generate Electricity by Biking

Copenhagen Hotel Pays Guests to Generate Electricity by Biking

Scoring free stuff at nice hotels is a rare occurence (hello, $10 bag of mini-bar peanuts!), so when a classy establishment like the Crowne Plaza pays guests to embrace green energy, we get a little bit

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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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Mini Generators Use Vibrations from Traffic, Movement to Create Electricity

Mini Generators Use Vibrations from Traffic, Movement to Create Electricity

Talk about good vibrations. Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing tiny generators that harvest the kinetic energy going on around us on a daily basis. The Parametric Frequency Increased

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Thermopower Waves:MIT Scientists Discover New Way to Produce Electricity

Thermopower Waves:MIT Scientists Discover New Way to Produce Electricity

We've written about the possibilities that carbon nanotubes can unlock before, and now, an intrepid team of MIT scientists have discovered a never before known phenomenon using the tubes, which are

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A Wearable Windmill to Generate Your Own Electricity

A Wearable Windmill to Generate Your Own Electricity

Flowers die, but the Dandelion portable windmill will keep on brightening your day without the wilting. A new wearable tech accessory from designers Mary Huang and Jennifer Kay, this beauty uses tiny

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Researchers Shine Light on Gold Nanoparticles to Produce Electricity

Researchers Shine Light on Gold Nanoparticles to Produce Electricity

Not only are these gold nanoparticles gorgeous to look at - they may one day act as microscopic powerhouses for molecular machines. Researchers at the Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of

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Speed Bumps Harvest Electricity from Moving Cars

Speed Bumps Harvest Electricity from Moving Cars

Fast food lovers may finally feel a little less guilty about getting greasy burgers. One New Jersey Burger King recently equipped its drive-thru with a speed bump that harvests electricity from cars that

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IKEA’s Solar-Powered Lamp Sheds Light on Kids Lacking Electricity

IKEA’s Solar-Powered Lamp Sheds Light on Kids Lacking Electricity

We love shedding light on affordable, eco-friendly decor that the entire family may enjoy... but IKEA's SUNNAN LED Work Lamp takes our enthusiasm a step further with its altruistic nature. For every

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PVT Solar Panels Generate Heat and Electricity at the Same Time

PVT Solar Panels Generate Heat and Electricity at the Same Time

PVT Solar is pioneering an ultra-efficient breed of solar panels that focus not just on incorporating better photovoltaic components, but also take the heat generated by the solar panels and use it to

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Dancefloor generates electricity at London’s first eco-disco!

Dancefloor generates electricity at London’s first eco-disco!

Sustainability got sexier last week as Coldcut and Jade Jagger hosted the opening of Surya in King's Cross. The Club4Climate project is London's first taste of eco-friendly clubbing, making clubbers happy

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Spinnaker Tower Stairs to Generate Electricity

Spinnaker Tower Stairs to Generate Electricity

Imagine being able to collect the energy of every person walking up and down the stairs from the Spinnaker Tower viewing platform in Portsmouth, UK. That is the proposal being put forward by David Webb,

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POOPTRICITY: Want Electricity? Flush Your Turbine Toilet!

POOPTRICITY: Want Electricity? Flush Your Turbine Toilet!

What if every time that you flushed your toilet you could generate just a little bit of power? That is the idea behind the Benkatine Turbine by Leviathan Energy, which aims to get power from any pipe that

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Generate Electricity With Your Knees

Generate Electricity With Your Knees

In the future, when you need to charge your cell phone, all you'll need to do is to go for a walk. Researchers at Simon Fraser University Locomotion Laboratory in Burnaby, Canada, have created an

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THE ENERGY ORB: Visualize Electricity Consumption!

THE ENERGY ORB: Visualize Electricity Consumption!

As energy-conscious citizens, wouldn't it be great to know the best (and cheapest) times to use more or less energy? Thanks to a clever little gadget and an equally clever manager at the Southern

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CASTLE HOUSE SKYSCRAPER Makes its Own Electricity!

CASTLE HOUSE SKYSCRAPER Makes its Own Electricity!

Green towers are popping up everywhere, boasting laundry lists of green features, and wind turbines seem to be a smart energy option for any tower over 20 stories. Castle House, a new residential tower

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ECOS LIFELINK: Solar/Wind Water, Electricity & Wireless Station

ECOS LIFELINK: Solar/Wind Water, Electricity & Wireless Station

One of the most brilliant inventions we've seen to date is this mobile, portable structure which provides water purification, electricity and even wireless internet access - all through the power of the

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