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Maglight Transforms Magazines Into a Stained Glass-Like Table Lamp

Maglight Transforms Magazines Into a Stained Glass-Like Table Lamp

Designer Jurg Grassl has found a way to recycle our old magazines in an illuminating way. A finalist in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition, Grassl's lamp is a simple construction that uses the

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Crazy Awesome Solar Serpent Structure Proposed For Santa Monica Freeway

Crazy Awesome Solar Serpent Structure Proposed For Santa Monica Freeway

Swedish architect Mans Tham went halfway around the world to find inspiration for this insanely awesome design for a serpent-shaped solar skin for the Sana Monica freeway. This renovation of existing

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Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag’s Next Generation Design Competition

Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag’s Next Generation Design Competition

The competition, now in its 8th year, is for emerging architects and designers to push the limits on design, and this time focused on helping the Government Service Administration re-imagine how it can

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Orlando Turns Poop into Profit with Lucrative Sewage to Fuel Project

Orlando Turns Poop into Profit with Lucrative Sewage to Fuel Project

Brooklyn has found a way to turn farts into fuel, and now Orlando, Florida is following suit. Partnering with several private industry partners, Orlando city officials think they have mastered the

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Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Floating Permaculture offers a solution to the inevitable depletion of fossil fuels and its effect on food.  “Normal” farming as we know it puts a strain on fossil fuels, as produce is often trucked

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Quince Robot Can Explore Fukushima Nuclear Site Controlled from Over a Mile Away

Quince Robot Can Explore Fukushima Nuclear Site Controlled from Over a Mile Away

In order to protect workers from radiation exposure at the Fukishima Daichi Plant, Japan has now developed another rescue robot, called “Quince,” so assist in the cleanup. Authorities have already

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Green Algae Could Help Clean up Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Green Algae Could Help Clean up Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Recent studies have shown that the uses of green algae are boundless. First, scientists at R.I.T. used algae to synthesize biofuel, and recently scientists at Northwestern University and Argonne National

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Doctors Say Biofuel Subsidies Could Cause 192,000 Excess Deaths a Year

Doctors Say Biofuel Subsidies Could Cause 192,000 Excess Deaths a Year

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) released a statement this week warning that current government subsidies and policies surrounding biofuels could push an estimated 35 million

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President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Barack Obama will be speaking at Georgetown University today on the future of America's energy security. The President's remarks are set to be focused on the goal of reducing American dependence

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MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

Scientist Dr. David Nocera has finally perfected a low-cost, artificial leaf-like device, that like a real leaf, mimics the process of photosynthesis. Nocera announced the creation of a miniature solar

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Research Finds Banana Peels Can Efficiently Remove Toxic Metals From Wastewater

Research Finds Banana Peels Can Efficiently Remove Toxic Metals From Wastewater

A group of Brazilian scientists found that minced banana peels can remove toxic metals from wastewater up to 20 times better than some commonly used materials.

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Oil Prices Top $106 Per Barrel as Crisis Flares in Libya

Oil Prices Top $106 Per Barrel as Crisis Flares in Libya

Libya has the largest reserves of oil in Africa -- and the ninth largest reserves in the world -- however in the wake of weeks of political upheaval and dissent the country's daily production of 1.6

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How Green Energy is Improving United States National Security

How Green Energy is Improving United States National Security

We have long reported how the U.S. military is investing in green energy, producing innovations such as solar-powered tents, hydrogen-powered tanks and biofuel-powered plans. These advances stand to not

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Bio-Fuel Growing Eco Pods Rejuvenate Stalled Boston Project

Bio-Fuel Growing Eco Pods Rejuvenate Stalled Boston Project

Halted in November 2008, mid-construction, the Filene development in downtown Boston is currently barely even a shell of a building. The bones of the building are up, but sub street level a giant hole

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The Green Transformer Can Clean Your Pool and Fuel Your Car

The Green Transformer Can Clean Your Pool and Fuel Your Car

Designed by Yi Liu, Luo Jing and Jiang Yu-ning for the 2010 Seoul International Design Competition, the Green Transformer is a solar powered device that can help to remove valuable bio-oil (fuel often

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Bentley’s Biofuel-Powered Supercar Can Go Up to 200 MPH on Ice

Bentley’s Biofuel-Powered Supercar Can Go Up to 200 MPH on Ice

What's even better than owning a Bentley? Owning a biofuel-powered Bentley than can go over 200 MPH -- on ice! Bentley is set to showcase its new Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ convertible at the

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Researchers Use Algae to Treat Wastewater and Generate Biofuel

Researchers Use Algae to Treat Wastewater and Generate Biofuel

Algae is much more than that pesky goo in your fish tank - researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology are now using algae grown at wastewater treatment plants to synthesize biodiesel. Wastewater

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A Tequila Based Biofuel? Cheers to That!

A Tequila Based Biofuel? Cheers to That!

Image © Lithfin According to researchers from the University of Illinois, the Agave plant that is used in making tequila could be an excellent source of biofuels. In a report published in the journal

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NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

This past semester the Interactive Telecommunications Graduate Program at NYU’s Tisch school conducted its first ever course in living systems, which encouraged students to take on projects related to

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Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Way back in 2008, we reported on a proposal for the Sahara Forest Project, an incredible sustainable solution to resource scarcity that would turn the Sahara Desert into a source for food, water, and

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Towa Watering Can Turns Urine Into Plant Fertilizer

Towa Watering Can Turns Urine Into Plant Fertilizer

When it comes to gardening, the thought of using organic fertilizers that are free from harsh chemicals seems... well, natural! But did you know that urine is a fantastic source for natural nitrogen-rich

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Cheese-Making Bacteria Could Be Used to Produce Biofuels

Cheese-Making Bacteria Could Be Used to Produce Biofuels

A team at Concordia University recently discovered a novel way to produce sustainable biofuels using bacteria commonly used to transform milk into cheese. According to the study, professors Vincent Martin

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First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

Good news for aviation and biofuel buffs: TAM Airlines (Brazil's largest carrier) and Airbus recently completed the first jatropha biofuel-based test flight. The flight, conducted on an A320, was juiced

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World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

Singapore is now the proud owner of the world's largest biodiesel plant, which can produce a whopping 800,000 metric tons of fuel per year. The plant, which is operated by Neste Oil, generates fuel from

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Marin Sawa’s “Algaerium” Incorporates Algae Into Interior Design

Marin Sawa’s “Algaerium” Incorporates Algae Into Interior Design

Architect and textile designer Marin Sawa's beautiful work explores ways that we can incorporate the production of biofuels within our built environments. With her Algaerium, she has created a series of

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Tata Tower Has 4,050 Vertical EV Parking Spots and Powers Itself

Tata Tower Has 4,050 Vertical EV Parking Spots and Powers Itself

It is projected that by the year 2030, 25% of the city of Mumbai will be covered by parked cars. That means less area for parks, housing and basic room to breathe. The revolutionary Tata Tower was

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Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

When one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world invests their capital into algae biofuel research, you know that renewable energy will soon play a major role in the global economy. Ford Motor

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Omega Center Achieves LEED Platinum Certification!

Omega Center Achieves LEED Platinum Certification!

We've been closely following the Omega Center for Sustainable Living in upstate New York, and we're thrilled to announce that this week the state-of-the-art environmental education center and natural

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ecoPark in Malibu Gets Approval to Build Eco Education Center

ecoPark in Malibu Gets Approval to Build Eco Education Center

Busch and a slew of other green minded professionals started ecoTech Design Studio, a green product and architectural design/building firm, in order to start their dream project. ecoPark will consist of

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Telecommuting, Online Shopping Increase Carbon Emissions

Telecommuting, Online Shopping Increase Carbon Emissions

Attention, telecommuters: think twice the next time you brag about your reduced environmental impact. That's the conclusion of a report from the U.K's Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),

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