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World’s First Hydrogen Hybrid Ferry Coming to NYC

World’s First Hydrogen Hybrid Ferry Coming to NYC

Photo courtesy of Statue Cruises If you're heading to New York City next year, or if you live here and haven't been out to the Statue of Liberty, you're in for a green surprise. A new ferry is set to

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Microorganism Breakthrough Could Make Methane Production More Efficient

Microorganism Breakthrough Could Make Methane Production More Efficient

A team from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst have discovered a new cooperative behavior in anaerobic bacteria known as “interspecies electron transfer” that they believe could be

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NASA Discovers New Life Form, Could Revolutionize Green Energy

NASA Discovers New Life Form, Could Revolutionize Green Energy

In the “this will seriously blow your mind” category, NASA has announced a discovery that has shaken the entire scientific community’s understanding of life as we know it. In addition to

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Harvard Engineering Team Working On Biogas-Powered Laptop

Harvard Engineering Team Working On Biogas-Powered Laptop

Biogas is rapidly becoming a popular source of renewable energy, and now a team at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is investigating a method to use methane in laptop fuel cells and

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China Develops First Fuel Cell Light Rail Locomotive

China Develops First Fuel Cell Light Rail Locomotive

It's been an impressive year for Chinese railways as the nation unveiled the world's fastest train and planned rail links from Asia to Europe -- and recently the county unveiled its first fuel cell light

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Toyota’s Hydrogen Powered FCHV-adv Undertakes First Trial Run

Toyota’s Hydrogen Powered FCHV-adv Undertakes First Trial Run

While this week's LA Auto Show may be making headlines with its sheer number of showcased models, that does not mean other innovations are not happening in other parts of the world. In fact, on the other

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Researchers Make Graphene Out of Ordinary Table Sugar

Researchers Make Graphene Out of Ordinary Table Sugar

The manufacturing industry is always looking for new sustainable materials to build from. So far, they have looked into building homes from straw, fruit peel and even books. Now, a team at Rice

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MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes

MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes are a cutting-edge component used in the fields of electronics, medicine and industrial design due to their size, strength and electrical properties. However during their production,

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Oxford Company Developing Energy-Generating Windows

Oxford Company Developing Energy-Generating Windows

Oxford Photovoltaics has won a £100,000 ($150,000) prize to develop the technology for screen-printed organic solar cells that could be placed onto window panes in order to generate energy. The company

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Hydra Is a Relief Vehicle, Water Purifier and Power Plant All in One

Hydra Is a Relief Vehicle, Water Purifier and Power Plant All in One

A company called  The Essential Element has designed a vehicle that not only provides renewable power in the aftermath of a natural disaster, but also purifies water, a resource that is often in great

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Super Soaker Inventor To Tackle Solar Power

Super Soaker Inventor To Tackle Solar Power

As far as this writer is concerned the only connection between Super Soakers and solar power is that if the sun is out, a water fight could be in the cards. However there is another link - the inventor of

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World’s Largest Laser a Step Closer to Fusion Energy

World’s Largest Laser a Step Closer to Fusion Energy

This week California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced that it fired up the world’s largest laser in a 'dry run' -- a crucial first step towards the lab's goal of creating nuclear

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An Electric Bike That Runs On Water!

An Electric Bike That Runs On Water!

Earlier this week, we showed you a motorcycle that runs on solar power, so it's only fitting that now we bring you news of an electric bycle that runs on water! Developed by SIGNa Chemistry, this electric

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Ancient Italian Town Completely Powered by Renewable Energy

Ancient Italian Town Completely Powered by Renewable Energy

Renewable energy installations aren't just for futuristic metropolises; they're also useful in even the tiniest remote villages. Take Tocco, for example -- the 2,700-person Italian town has installed four

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Adobe Installs A Dozen Bloom Boxes

Adobe Installs A Dozen Bloom Boxes

Adobe, the company behind Flash Player and Adobe Reader, has always been a supporter of renewable energy - remember when they installed a wind farm at their headquarters in San Jose? Well now they've

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The Dragonfly: A Hydrogen-Powered Personal Helicopter

The Dragonfly: A Hydrogen-Powered Personal Helicopter

Hydrogen cars are so last week -- what the world needs more of are hydrogen-powered helicopters! At least that's what Ricardo Cavalcanti of Avimech believes. The brainchild behind the 'Dragonfly',

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U.S. Army to Use Solar Backpacks In Afghanistan

U.S. Army to Use Solar Backpacks In Afghanistan

The U.S. military is increasingly embracing renewable energy, whether it be utilizing biofuel in the Air Force or creating tanks that run on hydrogen fuel cells. In it's most recent effort, the U.S. Army

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Bacteria Harvests Precious Metals to Produce Clean Energy

Bacteria Harvests Precious Metals to Produce Clean Energy

Typical of industrial construction, precious metals such as gold, platinum and palladium are sometimes lost given the difficulties of effectively extracting them. However, researchers from the School of

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Hyundai To Sell Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars In 2012

Hyundai To Sell Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars In 2012

In a bid to one-up their competition, Hyundai has announced that they will sell hydrogen fuel cell cars starting in 2012 - three years before Toyota, Honda and the rest of the competition. Seeing that

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U.S. Coast Guard to Install New Wind Turbine at Base in Maine

U.S. Coast Guard to Install New Wind Turbine at Base in Maine

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. military's embracing of renewable energy, such as fighter jets running on biofuel and hydrogen fuel cell powered tanks, the U.S. coast guard has decided to use wind

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Ultra-Efficient Avion to Go From Canada to Mexico on 14 Gallons

Ultra-Efficient Avion to Go From Canada to Mexico on 14 Gallons

Fuel efficiency may have only become a hot topic recently, but some people have been thinking about with hypermiling vehicles for decades. Take, for example, inventors Bill Green and Craig Henderson

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Italy to Install Solar Hydrogen Fuel Pumps at Gas Stations

Italy to Install Solar Hydrogen Fuel Pumps at Gas Stations

Hydrogen fuel station by Honda Clean energy company Acta has unveiled plans to install a network of solar-powered hydrogen fueling stations throughout Italy. The new fuel pumps will harness solar

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‘Lung-Shaped’ Fuel Cell Increases Energy Efficiency

‘Lung-Shaped’ Fuel Cell Increases Energy Efficiency

Photo by Brandon Baunach The human body is arguably one of the finest machines ever created by nature, and now a team from Norway’s Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo are looking to it for

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Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

It's generally agreed the world over that transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. As such, governments have begun heavily investing in high-speed rail projects and other transport

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Researchers Use Urea to Create Low-Cost Fuel Cells

Researchers Use Urea to Create Low-Cost Fuel Cells

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom have figured out how to use urea as a fuel for low-cost fuel cells. Fuel cells are a great form of alternative energy for all kinds of things --

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VW Successfully Tests Hydrogen Vehicle in Long-Range Drive

VW Successfully Tests Hydrogen Vehicle in Long-Range Drive

Volkswagen recently successfully tested its new Bora Hy.Power hydrogen vehicle by subjecting it to a long-range drive between France and Italy. Unlike other hydrogen cars, the Bora Hy.Power features

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Solo Helicopter Emits Nothing But Water Vapor

Solo Helicopter Emits Nothing But Water Vapor

Developing an idea first sought by the U.S. military — one-man, easy-to-fly helicopters — Avimech has created a 230-pound helicopter that uses hydrogen peroxide for fuel and emits nothing but

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Artificial Photosynthesis Research Gets $122 Million DOE Funding

Artificial Photosynthesis Research Gets $122 Million DOE Funding

The US Department of Energy recently announced a five-year, $122 million grant to establish a new research facility in California with the goal of developing artificial photosynthesis. The Joint Center

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Sleek Solar Delta Yacht Travels the Seas in Style

Sleek Solar Delta Yacht Travels the Seas in Style

Sleek, white luxury yachts are so 20th century -- today seafarers are looking for something a little different. Enter the Delta yacht, designed by Liviu Tudoran. The Italian designer has created a svelte

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New Helmet for Skiers and Snowboarders Scans for Brain Injuries

New Helmet for Skiers and Snowboarders Scans for Brain Injuries

When folks zip down icy, snow-covered mountains at warp speed, it's only natural that some (OK, most) of those people are going to take a fall. That's why skiing and snowboarding, while fun, can also be

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