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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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This $129 foot-powered clothes washer is now available for pre-order in the U.S.

This $129 foot-powered clothes washer is now available for pre-order in the U.S.

A people-powered washing machine is a dream come true for some who live in remote areas, off-the-grid or in places where a washer and dryer are a hike to get to. The Drumi is reminiscent of the GiraDora,

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Peak number of coal plants are shutting down in 2015, ushering in a greener era

Peak number of coal plants are shutting down in 2015, ushering in a greener era

In 2014, 39% of American electricity is generated from the burning of coal, down from 52.8% in 1997. Though the fuel source has been steadily declining from its late 20th century peak due to competition

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Energy-positive townhouses power Boston’s grid with renewable energy

Energy-positive townhouses power Boston’s grid with renewable energy

Roxbury E+ comprises four townhomes, each topped with 39 solar panels that can produce more energy—close to 10,000 kilowatts a year—than the homeowners are likely to need. The homes are also designed

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Is this the world’s most efficient solar system?

Is this the world’s most efficient solar system?

When it comes to solar electricity, efficiency is the key to success. And a new solar electric project in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert may just be the most efficient system that exists in the world

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Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year

Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year

  Your mother probably taught you to turn off the light when you leave a room. Why waste money and energy when you’re not using it, right? Well, there are lots of other sneaky ways that we’re

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Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy

Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy

Hawaii has more reasons that most to have a disdain for oil dependence—as a series of islands, climate change poses a very present threat—and, as a series of islands that's dependent on oil, they have

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Engineers build artificial muscles from onion skin and gold

Engineers build artificial muscles from onion skin and gold

Onions are already known for making people cry, but the humble allium’s contribution to a recent technological breakthrough may be reason for tears of joy. In the journal Applied Physics Letters,

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Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in Botswana

Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in Botswana

Elevated on stilts, the sustainable and cocoon-like lodge takes its inspiration from the pangolin, an endangered scaly animal native to the African bush. The architects clad the curvaceous facade with

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Pikaplant’s self-watering systems are made for the gardener on the go

Pikaplant’s self-watering systems are made for the gardener on the go

Have you ever aspired to care for your own plants yet fear that your busy modern life will lead to the neglect and death of your botanical wards? You need not worry anymore, for 21st century technology

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Ikea imagines a refrigerator-free kitchen for 2025

Ikea imagines a refrigerator-free kitchen for 2025

From bio-refrigerators that cool food with gel to zero-energy clay alternatives, we see a lot of designs that look to make one of the home's most energy-hungry appliances more efficient. But in Ikea's

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See how a Tetra Pak carton be re-used as a DIY LED lamp

See how a Tetra Pak carton be re-used as a DIY LED lamp

Tetra Paks are a great invention. They can keep milk and other perishable items fresh for months without refrigeration. It can also be better than commercial canning because the Paks aren’t lined with

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Environmental center by 24H Architecture is powered by the local forest

Environmental center by 24H Architecture is powered by the local forest

A public building of this size would typically burn 15,000 cubic meters of gas each year to stay warm. Known for their eco designs, Dutch firm 24H Architecture have created a naturally inspired wooden

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Tesla’s new $3,500 10kWh Powerwall home battery lets you ditch the grid

Tesla’s new $3,500 10kWh Powerwall home battery lets you ditch the grid

Tesla's hotly anticipated home battery is now on the market. Late last evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk kept his promise for a hotly anticipated announcement about the company's next product line. Musk

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This gorgeous stained glass window doubles as a solar panel

This gorgeous stained glass window doubles as a solar panel

For several years now, tech companies have been at work to develop clear solar panels that can double as windows—but the Current Window provides a gorgeous stained glass twist on that idea. Created by

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Help Nepal earthquake survivors and renewable energy by Kickstarting the Solarpuff portable solar lantern

Help Nepal earthquake survivors and renewable energy by Kickstarting the Solarpuff portable solar lantern

SolarPuff is a little lantern that is making a huge impact, and now you can help make it even bigger. Right now, SolarPuff is offering Kickstarter rewards that will benefit the victims of the earthquake

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