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New Research Finds Flame Retardants Produce Deadlier Fires

New Research Finds Flame Retardants Produce Deadlier Fires

Products like baby mattresses and car seats that use flame retardants have come under heavy scrutiny in recent years because they contain powerful toxins that are known to cause impaired neurological

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Chinese Researchers Unlock Secret of Butterfly Wings to Make Efficient Solar Power

Chinese Researchers Unlock Secret of Butterfly Wings to Make Efficient Solar Power

Chinese material scientists have been studying the design of butterfly wings to unlock ways to make solar electricity more efficient. Inspired by the way that butterflies use their wings to collect solar

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Reactor at Fukushima Confirmed to Have Fatally High Levels of Radiation

Reactor at Fukushima Confirmed to Have Fatally High Levels of Radiation

The most recent inspection of the No. 2 Nuclear Reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has cast doubts on government claims of the reactor's stability. A probe found radiation levels 10 times the fatal

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“Brown Liqour” Could Replace Rare Metals in Batteries

“Brown Liqour” Could Replace Rare Metals in Batteries

For decades, paper mills have long used a thick sticky byproduct of the wood-pulping process—"Brown Liqour"— as a combustible fuel to keep the mills in motion. Now a collaborative research project by

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North Sea Platforms Evacuated as Underwater Gas Leak is Reported Near Scotland

North Sea Platforms Evacuated as Underwater Gas Leak is Reported Near Scotland

A platform in the North Sea has been evacuated following the discovery of an underwater leak of flammable gas. French company Total, which operates the Elgin PUQ platform said in a statement that it is

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Virginia Tech Team Creates a Self-Charging Robo-Jellyfish

Virginia Tech Team Creates a Self-Charging Robo-Jellyfish

A team from Virginia Tech has created the Robo-Jellyfish, a swimming robot that is powered by a hydrogen-based catalytic reaction. This robot has not only the ability to power itself indefinitely, but it

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to join the drill, baby, drill chorus this week by attempting to slam President Barack Obama and his current energy policies. In an op-ed piece in the Wall

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Mercedes Unveils Invisible Zero-Emission F-Cell Car

Mercedes Unveils Invisible Zero-Emission F-Cell Car

Invisible cars are no longer reserved for the likes of James Bond! In order to promote their new F-Cell Hydrogen Electric car, Mercedes-Benz has transformed one of their F-Cell vehicles into an

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Ocean Supremacy: The World’s Largest “Eco” Super-yacht

Ocean Supremacy: The World’s Largest “Eco” Super-yacht

Traditionally, a super-yacht is a vast, luxurious vessel whose opulence is only matched by its fuel consumption. However, more recently, the super wealthy have been making an attempt to show their "eco"

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London’s First Zero-Emission Electric Taxis Hit the Streets

London’s First Zero-Emission Electric Taxis Hit the Streets

When it comes to clean transportation, London is charging ahead at maximum speed - not only is the city's mayor a cycling enthusiast, but he helped to push the introduction of London's first hydrogen

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Nobel Laureate Develops World’s Cheapest and Most Effective CO2 Sponge

Nobel Laureate Develops World’s Cheapest and Most Effective CO2 Sponge

One of the holy grails of clean technology is now one step closer to reality as Noble Prize-winning chemist George Olah just developed a breakthrough low-cost plastic material than acts as

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Uses Airborne Drone to Hunt Japanese Whaling Fleet

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Uses Airborne Drone to Hunt Japanese Whaling Fleet

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is infamous in whale protection circles for its hard-edged tactics in defending marine wildlife. In the past, the group has scuttled and disabled whaling vessels

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Apple Files Patent for MacBooks Powered by Fuel Cells

Apple Files Patent for MacBooks Powered by Fuel Cells

If you've ever owned a laptop or a netbook, you know that their batteries come with a finite lifespan. But what about a longer lasting alternative to powering up your computer? Fuel cells, namely hydrogen

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Sony Develops a Battery That Runs on Paper

Sony Develops a Battery That Runs on Paper

It seems that renewable energy now grows on trees, as electronics giant Sony just announced that it has developed a battery powered by paper. Before you start thinking you can charge your iPhone with a

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Luxury MIG 675 Yacht Harvests Energy from the Water it Floats on

Luxury MIG 675 Yacht Harvests Energy from the Water it Floats on

Quimperié's Luxury MIG 675 is a hydrogen-powered boat that grabs energy directly from the water beneath it as it zips across the waves. The high-tech 22-foot-long boat has seats for three and it tops out

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EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Announces Plan to Cut 40 Million Tons of CO2 + Photos of the New ENE-FARM Fuel Cell!

EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Announces Plan to Cut 40 Million Tons of CO2 + Photos of the New ENE-FARM Fuel Cell!

"By 2018, we aim to cut our CO2 emissions by 40 million tons," explained Mr. Kikuchi. Panasonic has already implemented many eco-initiatives within its own operations such as recycling, but the company

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

Panasonic created the Eco Ideas House to show the world how a symphony of their every-saving products working in concert can help consumers realize a zero CO2-emissions home, and live a more enriched

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Scientist Claims He Has Achieved Cold Fusion, Scientific Community Says ‘Impossible’

Scientist Claims He Has Achieved Cold Fusion, Scientific Community Says ‘Impossible’

An Italian scientist at the University of Bologna recently announced to the world that he has successfully achieved cold fusion - a process that physics says is impossible - but if it were proven

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Plug-in Prius Wins the 2011 Rallye International Vert de Montreal

Plug-in Prius Wins the 2011 Rallye International Vert de Montreal

Fifty kilometers per hour isn't much--just 31 miles per hour--but that's still a reasonable driving speed for alternative energy cars built for city driving. Toyota Canada engineer Vinh Pham drove the

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Varley’s Sexy New evR450 Electric Car is a Banana Colored Beauty

Varley’s Sexy New evR450 Electric Car is a Banana Colored Beauty

Remember when electric vehicles were just toasters on wheels? Not anymore! Especially with vehicles like this banana-colored all-electric Varley evR450 sports car. Varley is an Australian company that up

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Michael Jantzen’s Web-Shaped Pavilion Is a Solar-Powered Interactive Gathering Place

Michael Jantzen’s Web-Shaped Pavilion Is a Solar-Powered Interactive Gathering Place

The building has been design to be controlled via the internet, where people from all over the world can have a hand in altering the shape of the structure through their computers, iPods, iPads, or smart

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Physicist Calls Out Other Physicists for Being Climate Change Hypocrites

Physicist Calls Out Other Physicists for Being Climate Change Hypocrites

Physicists clock, on average, 23,000 air miles per year flying around the world to observatories, conferences and meetings, and generally use 130 KWh more energy per day than the average United States

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Kinetic Energy Generating Pavegen Floor Tiles Will Harvest Footsteps to Light UK Shopping Center

Kinetic Energy Generating Pavegen Floor Tiles Will Harvest Footsteps to Light UK Shopping Center

With nearly 30 million shoppers a year, the Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre has plenty of foot traffic. The mall plans to install a grid of Pavegens in a main crossing outdoors between the

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Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Our guess is that there are no tea drinkers on this team of British automotive engineers that has been constructing a car that runs entirely on coffee beans! Just earlier this month, their pepped up ride

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Futuristic Cities Feature Fog Harvesting and Urban Fish Farms

Futuristic Cities Feature Fog Harvesting and Urban Fish Farms

IwamotoScott and van Bergen Kolpa are featured in the “Architecture of Consequence" exhibit currently at AIA San Francisco – an ongoing global project demonstrating the impact that designers and

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Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 recently revealed an electric version of their Very Light Car, which, until now, used to run on gasoline or ethanol. The company, known for building super efficient transportation solutions and

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VIDEO: Mercedes Benz Reveals Its Zero Emissions F-125 Luxury Sedan at the Frankfurt Auto Show

VIDEO: Mercedes Benz Reveals Its Zero Emissions F-125 Luxury Sedan at the Frankfurt Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz just gave us a peek at the future of luxury cars as it unveiled its F-125 hydrogen fuel cell sedan at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The vehicle has a zero emission propulsion system and gullwing

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SolarCity’s SolarStrong Project Will Double the Number of Residential Solar Panels in the U.S.

SolarCity’s SolarStrong Project Will Double the Number of Residential Solar Panels in the U.S.

From solar backpacks to solar tents, the U.S. military has been implementing solar power (and other renewable energy sources) in innovative ways for quite some time. So it's really no surprise that the

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The US and UK Join Forces and Lasers to Create Nuclear Fusion Energy

The US and UK Join Forces and Lasers to Create Nuclear Fusion Energy

Scientists at the United State's National Ignition Facility (NIF) are currently working on unlocking the key to nuclear fusion power by zapping atoms with giant lasers - and the project just got a major

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CarbFix: Revolutionary Tech Could Trap CO2 Forever by Turning It Into Harmless Rock

CarbFix: Revolutionary Tech Could Trap CO2 Forever by Turning It Into Harmless Rock

Iceland is well know for its use of renewable energy, particularly geothermal energy, but soon the country could be combating climate change in a very different, but equally innovative way. Sometime this

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