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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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This concrete dome home survived a wall of flames without a scorch mark

This concrete dome home survived a wall of flames without a scorch mark

In 1999, Washington state resident John Belles made a smart decision. Knowing that he lived in an area prone to wildfires, he built his home from concrete to reduce the risk of losing his house, should a

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Tesla is giving away 100 free electric vehicle charging stations to Airbnb hosts

Tesla is giving away 100 free electric vehicle charging stations to Airbnb hosts

In its latest bid to make electric car charging stations available everywhere, Tesla is partnering with Airbnb to provide at least 100 free charging stations to eligible hosts. The program is kicking off

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Tornado-Resistant Phoenix Solar House Rises From the Ashes After Natural Disasters

Tornado-Resistant Phoenix Solar House Rises From the Ashes After Natural Disasters

The team includes students from three neighboring universities: the University of Louisville, Ball State University, and the University of Kentucky. Each of the universities provided a special kind of

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Paris “coolhouse” brings down city temperatures by reflecting sunlight back into space

Paris “coolhouse” brings down city temperatures by reflecting sunlight back into space

This summer, a series of demonstrations in Paris have launched to show how to use “photonic membranes” to cool large areas of land, buildings, and, conceivably, entire cities. Designers from the

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5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world’s largest design awards

5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world’s largest design awards

copenhagen, Denmark, Design, Design for Health, Design to Improve Life, eco design, green design, humanitarian design, index award winners, index: award, Sustainability, Sustainable Design, world’s

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Obama announces plans to bring energy efficiency to households across the US

Obama announces plans to bring energy efficiency to households across the US

President Obama said he will use all of his powers -- including the power of the veto -- to defend his plan for climate change, the White House said. This announcement comes on the eve of new rules that

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Researchers develop a battery clean enough to eat

Researchers develop a battery clean enough to eat

In our wildest dreams, enviro-geeks imagine a future in which solar hover cars zip silently by while our homes and factories chug along completely pollutant-free, powered only by the wind and the sun.

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Olafur Eliasson’s ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Olafur Eliasson’s ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Danish foundation Nordea-fonden commissioned the construction of the pedestrian bridge meat to span Copenhagen's Christianshavn canal. The final design is around 40 meters long (131 feet) and can be

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Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

One of our favorite architecture firms, Foster + Partners, just announced an exciting new project with our of our favorite green car makers, Nissan. The two companies will partner to develop and design

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South Africans revolutionize small-scale concentrated solar that’s cheaper than diesel

South Africans revolutionize small-scale concentrated solar that’s cheaper than diesel

Concentrated solar power, or CSP, is a pretty extraordinary technology; it uses an array of mirrors to focus the sun's energy onto a central tower, where the heat is then turned into electricity. There

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India just unveiled the world’s first 100% solar-powered airport

India just unveiled the world’s first 100% solar-powered airport

Renewable energy has been taken to new heights, as the Cochin International Airport in India has become the world’s first solar-powered airport. Being able to claim the title “absolutely power

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Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

We’ve seen several transparent solar cell concepts on Inhabitat, but perhaps none with such ambitious claims as those made by SolarWindow Technologies. In a webinar today, the Maryland-based startup

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New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQBlpENiFzo Scientists now believe they could make carbon nanofibers using carbon dioxide drawn from the atmosphere – a double-whammy discovery that could help

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