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INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide to Buying Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide to Buying Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

Beginning January 1st, consumers will have to say “Adios!” to the two most common light bulbs - the 40- and 60-watt incandescent - as they will be permanently phased out of production due to federal

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: Green Gadget Gifts

Green Holiday Gift Guide: Green Gadget Gifts

2013 has been an incredible year for green gadgets - from the advent of affordable 3d printers to innovative new renewable energy generators - and we've rounded up some of this year's best and brightest

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Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan’s zero-emission LEAF electric vehicle may be used to power entire buildings in Japan. The car manufacturer successfully completed an early test of the ‘vehicle-to-building’ technology at the

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myPower Converts Energy from Your Daily Run into Renewable Power for Your Mobile Phone

myPower Converts Energy from Your Daily Run into Renewable Power for Your Mobile Phone

Between portable batteries and cases with built-in power, there are a multitude of ways to recharge your device on the go. Unfortunately, all of them require that you pre-charge the backup itself.

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Brussels Sprout-Powered Christmas Tree Lights Up London’s Southbank Center

Brussels Sprout-Powered Christmas Tree Lights Up London’s Southbank Center

London’s Southbank Center has unveiled its latest holiday decoration: a Christmas tree powered entirely by Brussels sprouts! Each night, the tree’s lights illuminate thanks to a vegetable-powered

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Buy Green Electronics During Holiday Sales

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Buy Green Electronics During Holiday Sales

The Natural Resources Defense Council is helping turn Black Friday green with its annual guide to shopping for environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient electronics. In a blog post on the NRDC

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Blueshift Helium is the World’s First Wireless Supercapacitor-Powered Speaker

Blueshift Helium is the World’s First Wireless Supercapacitor-Powered Speaker

Electronics that rely on batteries have the disadvantage of succumbing to obsolescence once their charging and discharging cycles have reached their limit, but one firm is moving away from that model.

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Solar-Powered ConnecTable Charges Devices in Outdoor Public Places

Solar-Powered ConnecTable Charges Devices in Outdoor Public Places

Have you been reading an e-book at the park when suddenly your device's battery starts gasping its last? The sun may be shining bright, but there you are, stranded without an outlet. CarrierClass, a

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Duke University Students Discover a Way to Charge Cell Phones With Wi-Fi

Duke University Students Discover a Way to Charge Cell Phones With Wi-Fi

Keeping your power-hungry smartphones charged with cables and portable batteries may be a thing of the past as two engineering students have figured out a way to charge them with Wi-Fi. Allen Hawkes and

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Minesto Unveils “Underwater Kite” That Harvests Clean Energy From Ocean Currents

Minesto Unveils “Underwater Kite” That Harvests Clean Energy From Ocean Currents

Marine energy technology company Minesto just unveiled a working version of their innovative marine power plant, which can produce energy from the movement of ocean currents. The device, called “Deep

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Powerslayer Puts a Stop to Vampire Power Draw

Powerslayer Puts a Stop to Vampire Power Draw

A clever new device called Powerslayer aims to stop the vampire draw on electronics - that insidious power suck that happens when you leave something plugged in even after your device is charged.

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Old-Fashioned Steam Engines Could Solve Solar Energy Storage Problem

Old-Fashioned Steam Engines Could Solve Solar Energy Storage Problem

Australian engineers might have solved one of the biggest obstacles to scaling up solar energy -- the lack of affordable storage technology that allows solar to be used at peak demand after the sun goes

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Tesla May Build the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Tesla May Build the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Tesla doesn't have enough lithium-ion batteries to keep pace with their booming electric vehicle sales. Although the car maker sold 5,500 Model S sedans in the third quarter, sales might have been stunted

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America’s First All-Electric School Bus to Launch in 2014

America’s First All-Electric School Bus to Launch in 2014

America's first all-electric school bus is set to start picking up students in 2014. The SST-e type A bus is estimated to save the Kings Canyon, California Unified School District around 16 gallons of

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Tesla Buys Nearly 2 Billion Panasonic Lithium-ion Battery Cells

Tesla Buys Nearly 2 Billion Panasonic Lithium-ion Battery Cells

Tesla and Panasonic just announced a new agreement that will allow Panasonic to expand its supply of automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to the EV manufacturer. The new agreement expands on the

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Illinois Research Team Turns Wood into Greener Next Generation Battery Super Capacitors

Illinois Research Team Turns Wood into Greener Next Generation Battery Super Capacitors

Over the last few years researchers have been developing supercapacitors to become the next-generation battery. Instead of using chemical reactions, super capacitors are more powerful batteries equipped

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Utah State University Develops an E-Bus That Charges at Each Stop

Utah State University Develops an E-Bus That Charges at Each Stop

Utah State University has tested a first-of-its-kind electric bus that is capable of charging itself through wireless induction technology. Dubbed 'the Aggie Bus', the e-bus uses a high-power,

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Roosegaarde’s Crystal LED Lights Can be Rearranged like ‘LEGOs from Mars’

Roosegaarde’s Crystal LED Lights Can be Rearranged like ‘LEGOs from Mars’

The gorgeous installation lit up a darkened gallery at the former Philips Physics Laboratory during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven - a place significant for its role in the production of traditional

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Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Conventional batteries that power today's electric cars and hybrids take up space and add a lot of extra weight to the vehicles. Volvo just announced that it has developed a concept for lightweight

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Awesome All-Electric Batpod Motorcycle is Up for Sale on eBay!

Awesome All-Electric Batpod Motorcycle is Up for Sale on eBay!

Have you ever wondered where Batman gets his wonderful toys - and wished that you could buy them yourself? Well, you don't need the budget of a reclusive billionaire to buy your own Batpod, because one

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Nokero’s Affordable New Solar Bulbs Can Even Charge Your Smart Phone

Nokero’s Affordable New Solar Bulbs Can Even Charge Your Smart Phone

Nokero Solar’s affordable new N180 and N222 solar light bulbs bring off-the-grid lighting to a new audience. Ridiculously easy to use, these bulbs charge up with a built-in solar panel and provide hours

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Disney Unveils Electricity Generator Made From Paper

Disney Unveils Electricity Generator Made From Paper

  Scientists are coming with all sorts of new energy generating technology everyday between new solar thermal plants and nuclear fusion, but paper? The minds at Disney Research have invented a new

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Nuon Sun-Powered Car Wins World Solar Challenge 2013 in Just 33 Hours

Nuon Sun-Powered Car Wins World Solar Challenge 2013 in Just 33 Hours

This week the some of the world's most efficient sun-powered cars blazed across the Australian outback for the World Solar Challenge - and the competition just announced a winner! The 3000km race across

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American Graphite Technologies Begins Development of a 3D Printer that Prints Graphene

American Graphite Technologies Begins Development of a 3D Printer that Prints Graphene

Graphene model by James Hedberg From stone, to plastic bottles, and even metal, there is a growing list of materials that can be extruded by a 3D printer. Now, American Graphite Technologies is trying

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Scientists Turn Problematic Plastic Bags Into a High-Tech Nanomaterial

Scientists Turn Problematic Plastic Bags Into a High-Tech Nanomaterial

Non-biodegradable plastic bags are the scourge of landfills and picturesque landscapes everywhere. Scientists at the University of Adelaide in Australia have invented a process to transform the pesky

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WADI: Solar-Powered Water Disinfecting Device Could Save 400,000 Lives a Year

WADI: Solar-Powered Water Disinfecting Device Could Save 400,000 Lives a Year

Water is life - without a source of clean water for drinking and cooking, humans become very sick and often die. In wealthy countries, clean drinking water is taken for granted. In developing countries,

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Calculator Shows How Many Potatoes it Would Take to Power Your House

Calculator Shows How Many Potatoes it Would Take to Power Your House

You've probably heard of cars that run on used cooking oil - but what about an entire house powered by potatoes? Apparently it's possible - and Movoto just launched an online calculator that shows exactly

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Bioengineered E.coli Bacteria Poops Out Petroleum

Bioengineered E.coli Bacteria Poops Out Petroleum

Image via Shutterstock The last few years have shown that bacteria can "poop out" some mighty useful (and valuable) stuff - whether it be gold or battery power. Now a team from the Korea Advanced

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Mipwr Dynamo Case Charges Your iPhone With a Simple Squeeze

Mipwr Dynamo Case Charges Your iPhone With a Simple Squeeze

Having 10 extra minutes of cell phone battery life in emergency situations such as hurricanes and earthquakes can literally save lives. Designers Bob Panos and Karl Lee have designed a case that can

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Stanford University Builds the World’s First Carbon Nanotube Computer

Stanford University Builds the World’s First Carbon Nanotube Computer

A team of Stanford engineers just created the world's first computer made from carbon nanotubes! The invention has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that are faster, lighter

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