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NASA’s Juno Spaceship to Jupiter Will Make the Most Distant Use of Solar Power Ever

NASA’s Juno Spaceship to Jupiter Will Make the Most Distant Use of Solar Power Ever

NASA is prepared to launch a mission to Jupiter this week that will probe deep into the planet's clouds to reveal what it is made of. The Juno spacecraft will also make history by being the most distant

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

Product designer David Bennett created a fantastic machine called Natural Factory that you can bring to the beach for building public seating, while engaging people in a DIY activity. The idea behing the

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1,325 MPG Hypermiling Car Piloted by 11-Year-Old Student!

1,325 MPG Hypermiling Car Piloted by 11-Year-Old Student!

As gas prices continue to skyrocket, the importance of fuel-efficient vehicles can't be emphasized enough. Luckily, the Cambridge Design Partnership just unveiled a hypermiling concept car that can travel

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EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

Before the official opening of the Paris Air Show, Airbus parent company EADS revealed what it has in the works to be the successor to the Concorde jet: the Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation plane,

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European Space Agency Gives Its Blessing to Hydrogen Powered Skylon Space Plane

European Space Agency Gives Its Blessing to Hydrogen Powered Skylon Space Plane

What if you could launch into space using a conventional runway and a hydrogen-powered engine with no booster rockets? That's the idea behind Reaction Engines' new green Skylon space plane concept. And

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Solar-Powered Plastikoleum Tower Recycles Plastic Back into 900 Barrels of Oil a Day

Solar-Powered Plastikoleum Tower Recycles Plastic Back into 900 Barrels of Oil a Day

When the people behind the Land Art Generator Initiative heard about inventor Akinori Ito's machine, which converts plastics back into oil, they came up with an even more interesting concept. Instead of

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The Best Green Student Designs at ICFF 2011!

The Best Green Student Designs at ICFF 2011!

PRATT: David Kim and Mike Seto, from the design collaborative ClickBoomPow created a line of colorful "New Role Models" chairs, which are designed to offer public seating with a pop of art. These

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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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How Space Technology Is Making Glass Production Greener

How Space Technology Is Making Glass Production Greener

Thanks to space travel and the European Space Agency, glass is now being produced more efficiently than ever before. Now you would be forgiven for thinking glass production was already quite green -  you

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Purdue University Students Turn Ordinary Saltwater into Hydrogen Power and Drinking Water

Purdue University Students Turn Ordinary Saltwater into Hydrogen Power and Drinking Water

Researchers from Purdue University are on the cusp on creating a new type of mobile technology that not only coverts non-potable water into drinking water, but also extracts hydrogen to generate

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IS IT GREEN?: The Laundry Ball

IS IT GREEN?: The Laundry Ball

The GreenWashBall is a device that you toss into the washing machine to clean your dirty laundry in place of detergent. An innovative concept, but not the first of its kind - "laundry balls" like the

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Compostable Packaging Test: Natureworks Ingeo Corn Cups

Compostable Packaging Test: Natureworks Ingeo Corn Cups

The corn cup, moments before I took it out to compost. I went to the website for the cups, which are made by Natureworks, and my initial frustration with the fact that the cup hadn't broken down was

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6 Earth Day Activities That Will Actually Make a Difference

6 Earth Day Activities That Will Actually Make a Difference

1. GO VEGETARIAN The amount of greenhouse gas produced by the livestock industry is staggering - the Worldwatch Institute estimates that meat and dairy production accounts for 51% of the world's total

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Oven Rust Could Be the Key to Providing Unlimited Energy

Oven Rust Could Be the Key to Providing Unlimited Energy

Cleaning your oven is up there with doing your taxes in terms of worst tasks ever, but by doing so you could be wiping away a precious energy source. According to researchers from California Institute of

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New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

Researchers at the materials research division of Risø DTU in Denmark are developing a new lithium-air (Li-air) vehicle battery that is lightweight, holds a lot of energy, and could enable car-makers to

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New Eco-Friendly Nano-Bricks Packaging Helps Food Last Longer

New Eco-Friendly Nano-Bricks Packaging Helps Food Last Longer

A group of researchers from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas has developed a new, more environmentally friendly plastic material -- which they call nano-bricks -- that will help keep

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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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Tata & MIT Work on Breakthrough Way to Generate Power From Ordinary Water

Tata & MIT Work on Breakthrough Way to Generate Power From Ordinary Water

The Tata Group has signed a deal with the founder of SunCatalytix, MIT scientist Daniel Nocera, who has discovered how to generate energy water. Although the terms of their agreement have not yet been

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Millions of Dead Sardines Clog Redondo Beach Marina, Will be Used as Fertilizer

Millions of Dead Sardines Clog Redondo Beach Marina, Will be Used as Fertilizer

In one of the week's most bizarre stories, over a million sardines have turned up dead in Redondo Beach, clogging the King Harbor Marina and even preventing ships from leaving. The marina, located about

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Wastewater Treatment Plant In San Francisco Is a Gorgeous Indoor Wetland

Wastewater Treatment Plant In San Francisco Is a Gorgeous Indoor Wetland

The new office building of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will use a Living Machine constructed wetland to clean its wastewater.

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TREEPODS: Carbon-Scrubbing Artificial Trees for Boston City Streets

TREEPODS: Carbon-Scrubbing Artificial Trees for Boston City Streets

Trees naturally filter and clean our air, but in today’s heavily polluted world, it's just too huge of a task to expect Mother Nature to take care of herself. Taking this into account, designers Mario

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Could New York City be Powered by Its Own Sewage?

Could New York City be Powered by Its Own Sewage?

New York is one of the greatest cities in the world and home to almost 20 million people -- however as a result of its size, the city produces an enormous amount of sewage, which is often blamed for

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Dodeca’s Cocoon Hotel Shields Guests From Hard Industrial Environment

Dodeca’s Cocoon Hotel Shields Guests From Hard Industrial Environment

The outer skin rooms are wrapped in a tensile fabric that allow the entire building to breathe. Each guest can operate their own "skin" electronically, opening and closing it according to their needs.

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Portugese Scientists Create Water-Powered Paper Battery

Portugese Scientists Create Water-Powered Paper Battery

Scientists at the Faculty of Science and Technology in Lisbon, Portugal have created a new breed of paper battery that can be charged with one of the planet's most abundant resources - water. The center,

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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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New Photosensitizing Dyes Create More Efficient Solar Panels

New Photosensitizing Dyes Create More Efficient Solar Panels

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have created a new class of photosensitizing dyes that will give a one-two punch to the efficiency of solar energy systems, making both solar electricity panels

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Solar Machine Mimics Plants to Transform CO2 Into Fuel

Solar Machine Mimics Plants to Transform CO2 Into Fuel

Plants have long harnessed sunlight to create 'food' for themselves, and now a joint American and Swiss team have created a device that can duplicate the process! The team recently unveiled their

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Newly Discovered Molecule Could Make Rocket Fuel 30 Percent More Efficient

Newly Discovered Molecule Could Make Rocket Fuel 30 Percent More Efficient

Researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have discovered a new molecule that could help to make jet fuel up to 30 percent more efficient. The molecule is made up of just nitrogen and

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Seaweed Could Be the Key to Cleaning Up Polluted Waters

Seaweed Could Be the Key to Cleaning Up Polluted Waters

During the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, there were numerous methods discussed on how to clean up the polluted water, ranging from microbes to underwater robots.  However, Charles Yarish, a Stamford

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