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The Otarky Rocking Chair is an Elegant Electricity-Generating Seat

The Otarky Rocking Chair is an Elegant Electricity-Generating Seat

The Otarky was recently on display at an annual design exhibition at Isreal’s Shenkar College, where Gitelstain studied Industrial Design. The chair stands out not because of its sleek and elegant

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Finnish researchers develop electricity-free computer that can move physical matter

Finnish researchers develop electricity-free computer that can move physical matter

Water Droplet photo from Shutterstock A team of Finnish researchers from Aalto University has developed a new concept for computing that doesn't require standard electric power. Instead, the team

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Headquarters To Be Emirates’ First Green Building

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Headquarters To Be Emirates’ First Green Building

Dubai Waterfront Photo by Shutterstock The government of Dubai has green-lit the Emirates' first sustainable building and construction is now well underway. The building, which is dedicated to the

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MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT-based nonprofit STG International is looking to make isolated African clinics and schools much more self-sufficient with a new hybrid power and heat solar system. The unique system combines

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Olafur Eliasson Combines Art and Solar Technology to Shed Light On the 1.6 Billion People Who Live Without Electricity

Olafur Eliasson Combines Art and Solar Technology to Shed Light On the 1.6 Billion People Who Live Without Electricity

The ability to switch on a light is something that many of us take for granted, but more than 20% of the world is left in the dark when night falls. With 1.6 billion people lacking access to electricity,

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UCLA Develops Electricity-Generating, Transparent Solar Cell Windows

UCLA Develops Electricity-Generating, Transparent Solar Cell Windows

A team from UCLA has developed a new transparent solar cell that has the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside. In short, they've created a solar power-generating

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ES Pipe Waterwheel Generates Hydroelectricity Every Time You Turn on the Tap

ES Pipe Waterwheel Generates Hydroelectricity Every Time You Turn on the Tap

Here at Inhabitat we love discovering products that generate power from everyday activities - innovations like piezoelectric energy-generating roads and human-powered clothing have the potential to change

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POO POWER: New Toilet System Turns Human Waste Into Electricity and Reduces Water Use By 90%

POO POWER: New Toilet System Turns Human Waste Into Electricity and Reduces Water Use By 90%

Poo power is rapidly becoming the energy source of choice in many countries, powering everything from homes to motorcycles. Now scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have invented a new

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US Coal-Produced Electricity To Fall To The Lowest Level Since 1949!

US Coal-Produced Electricity To Fall To The Lowest Level Since 1949!

As we reported in March, coal currently accounts for less than 40% of US electricity production. But now new research from IHS CERA reveals that coal use in the US has dropped to the lowest level since

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‘Chikuno Cube + House’ Charcoal Filter Cleans the Air Without Chemicals or Electricity

‘Chikuno Cube + House’ Charcoal Filter Cleans the Air Without Chemicals or Electricity

Japanese designer Satoshi Umeno has created a beautiful wooden air purifier that looks like a miniature house. Dubbed the Chikuno Cube + House, the design consists of an all-natural wood base and a

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Berkeley Researchers Create Electricity-Generating Viruses

Berkeley Researchers Create Electricity-Generating Viruses

We've seen scientists use viruses to generate electricity in car batteries before, however a team from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) believes that

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iBamboo is an Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Made from a Piece of Bamboo

iBamboo is an Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Made from a Piece of Bamboo

iPhone users aren't exactly at a loss when looking for a place to dock their phones these days. But even in a market that's flooded with a myriad docking and music amplification systems, the iBamboo

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Scientists Discover a Link Between Trees and Electricity

Scientists Discover a Link Between Trees and Electricity

Everyone knows that trees give us all oxygen so we can breathe, but according to an Australian scientists they also affect the concentration of positive and negative ions in the air. In an Avatar-esque

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Coal Accounts for Less than 40% of U.S. Electricity Production in 2011, Lowest Level in Over 30 years

Coal Accounts for Less than 40% of U.S. Electricity Production in 2011, Lowest Level in Over 30 years

The Energy Information Administration has released data to show that in 2011, coal power made up less than 40% of all U.S. electricity. As coal-fueled electric dropped to 30 year lows last year, the

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Biolite’s Brilliant Camp Stove Converts Waste Heat Into Electricity for USB Gadgets

Biolite’s Brilliant Camp Stove Converts Waste Heat Into Electricity for USB Gadgets

If thoughts of a gorgeous summer evening spent around a campfire are keeping you warm this winter, you'll be glad to hear that Biolite is working to make camping a little bit greener. The company just

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Ecotricity’s SeaRaser Tidal Power Generator Could be the World’s Cheapest Method Of Producing Electricity

Ecotricity’s SeaRaser Tidal Power Generator Could be the World’s Cheapest Method Of Producing Electricity

Over the years, scientists have come up with numerous ways to produce renewable energy, however cost has always been a huge barrier to the widespread adoption of clean tech - the economics are still in

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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 which can

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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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