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Packaging the Future: Amazing Mushroom Packaging!

Packaging the Future: Amazing Mushroom Packaging!

Fungus amongus! Mushroom filler is fire resistant and biodegradable Mushrooms are amazing. Not only do they tasty-up pizza, pasta, soup and salads; not only are edible 'shrooms pretty much calorie-free

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French Engineers Design a Pedal-Powered Submarine

French Engineers Design a Pedal-Powered Submarine

First there was the bicycle, then the pedalo boat, then the pedal-powered aircraft -- and now, thanks to a team of French engineers, the world has the pedal-powered submarine. The mini-sub, nicknamed the

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Scientists Say Hungry Microbes Ate Giant BP Gulf Oil Plume

Scientists Say Hungry Microbes Ate Giant BP Gulf Oil Plume

Microbes “eating” oil. Source: Reuters/Yahoo!Green Recently, we reported on evidence of a precarious Manhattan-sized oil plume resulting from the BP spill, but new findings show that the plume

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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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Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf is Real and Could Spread

Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf is Real and Could Spread

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) just released a paper proving the existence of a deep sea oil plume resulting from the Gulf oil spill which is spreading and unlikely to

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Cryogen Energy Storage System Could Cut Peak Fuel Use by Half

Cryogen Energy Storage System Could Cut Peak Fuel Use by Half

Photo by deeje Our current energy system is wasteful in part because power plants have to be ready for sudden surges in demand. At present, the U.S. gets half of its electricity from coal. King Coal

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Scientists Discover Plant Enzyme That Turns Car Exhaust to Fuel

Scientists Discover Plant Enzyme That Turns Car Exhaust to Fuel

An enzyme found in the roots of the soybean plant could soon have cars running on fumes — literally. Vanadium nitrogenase, a bacterial enzyme that usually converts atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, can

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Octopus-Like Migrating Floating Gardens are Not Aliens

Octopus-Like Migrating Floating Gardens are Not Aliens

The verdant dirigibles would target areas where the heat island effect is greatest, and could be programmed to travel to southern cities during winter months vice versa. Each plant would have sensors

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An Eco-Shower Equipped with Water Filtering Plants

An Eco-Shower Equipped with Water Filtering Plants

Simulate living life in the wilds of nature by taking a shower in the Phyto-Purification Bathroom. Using a natural filtering principal, this mix of modern design and nature is a mini eco-system able to

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Compostable Packaging Test: Whole Foods Deli Containers

Compostable Packaging Test: Whole Foods Deli Containers

Today marks the second installment of our new Packaging the Future series, which explores a greener future for packaging design, brought to you by Eco Chick founder and green journalist Starre

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Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Stanford Scientists Transform Raw Sewage Into Eco Rocket Fuel

Photo by Brian Cantwell Here's a pretty elaborate way to process sewage waste: Stanford researchers propose using anaerobic bacteria to break it down, producing nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Then, use

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14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits, and Board Shorts for Summer Fun

14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits, and Board Shorts for Summer Fun

If you've already hit the beach this summer, you may have fallen victim to a little something called 'swimsuit envy'. But if you're jonesing for some new summer swimwear, don't sweat it - we assure you

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Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

The ‘City Respiration Skyscraper’ might look malicious with its spiky exterior, but its intentions are 100% benevolent. Designed by Czech architects Pavlína Doležalová and Jan Smékal, the

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Incredible Breathing “Necklace” Filters CO2 and Stores It as Energy

Incredible Breathing “Necklace” Filters CO2 and Stores It as Energy

We’ve seen numerous endeavors undertaken by individuals, organizations and government bodies alike, each attempting to bring our world into a more sustainable state of being. But even with all these new

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Living, Breathing “Lung Chip” Provides Alternative to Animal Testing

Living, Breathing “Lung Chip” Provides Alternative to Animal Testing

Imagine if all the debate over which chemicals were safe and unsafe for humans were suddenly settled. We'd know which products to buy and which to ban. Class action lawsuits filed by communities exposed

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MIT Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Lithium Battery Power 10x

MIT Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Boost Lithium Battery Power 10x

An intrepid team of researchers at MIT have made a remarkable find in lithium battery technology - by using carbon nanotubes as one of a battery’s electrodes, they can increase the amount of power it

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14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits and Board Shorts for a Sizzlin’ Summer

14 Eco-Friendly Bikinis, Swimsuits and Board Shorts for a Sizzlin’ Summer

Summer is here, and you know what that means! Time to bare that bikini-bod! Or not! Whether you want to flaunt it fabulously poolside or find yourself falling more on the demure and coquettish side of the

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EPA Demands BP Stop Using Toxic Dispersants, They Won’t Comply

EPA Demands BP Stop Using Toxic Dispersants, They Won’t Comply

As we all know, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has not yet been contained and has finally reached the Gulf Coast shoreline. Last week, after some careful monitoring of the depths of the Gulf the

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HYDRA: A Solar and Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Water Purification System

HYDRA: A Solar and Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Water Purification System

We've covered plenty of water purification systems. But in a world where one billion people don't have access to clean drinking water, we can always use new ones. Enter the HYDRA, a solar-powered hydrogen

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Hong Kong Transportation Hub Actually Improves Air Quality

Hong Kong Transportation Hub Actually Improves Air Quality

“Under the Same Roof” is an exciting new design for the Hong Kong Boundary Crossings Facility (HKBCF) that will be located on an artificial island in the Pearl River Delta in Hong Kong.

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Cell Phone Sensors Can Detect Toxins, Alert Emergency Responders

Cell Phone Sensors Can Detect Toxins, Alert Emergency Responders

It's amazing how far cell phones have come in just the last couple years - and the tech is about to get a lot more innovative. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego are creating tiny,

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San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

Bright green, hanging and vibrant flora are invading the city of San Francisco, in the most global and ubiquitous sense. Vertical Gardens, an exhibit at the American Institute of Architects, San

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World’s First Vertical Cube Garden Planted In Spain

World’s First Vertical Cube Garden Planted In Spain

We love us some urban gardening and this new plant cube in Getafe, Spain has us giddy with leafy excitement. It is a four sided vertical garden installed on top of a shopping center to muffle and cool

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“Rock Breathing” Bacteria Could Help Soak Up Oil Spill in Gulf

“Rock Breathing” Bacteria Could Help Soak Up Oil Spill in Gulf

A mind blowing discovery has been made by scientists at East Anglia University in the UK. They’ve figured out how “rock breathing” bacteria — yes you read that correctly —

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Cow Brain Protein Could Build Better Batteries and Solar Cells

Cow Brain Protein Could Build Better Batteries and Solar Cells

We've heard about alternative energy produced from corn, switchgrass, and watermelons... but cow brains? Researchers at Stanford are exploring the idea that clathrin, a protein found in cow brains, can

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Spray Bottle Turns Tap Water into 99.9% Effective Disinfectant

Spray Bottle Turns Tap Water into 99.9% Effective Disinfectant

The Activeion Ionator is a high-tech spray bottle that uses a proprietary technology to transform tap water into a cleaning disinfectant capable of killing 99.9% of the bacteria in your home. The device

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Stanford Scientists Harvest Electricity From Algae Photosynthesis

Stanford Scientists Harvest Electricity From Algae Photosynthesis

Scientists at Stanford have just discovered the greenest source of energy yet -- harvesting electricity directly from plants! They've successfully collected energy from photosynthetic processes in algae

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MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

A team of researchers at MIT has just announced that they have successfully modified a virus to split apart molecules of water, paving the way for an efficient and non-energy intensive method of producing

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Could Genetically Engineered Pigs Reduce Water Pollution?

Could Genetically Engineered Pigs Reduce Water Pollution?

This story might sound like an April Fool's joke, but we assure you, it's totally real. Canadian researchers have developed Enviropig, a line of genetically engineered Yorkshire pigs that can digest

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Engineers Develop Carbon-Capturing Photosynthetic Frog Foam

Engineers Develop Carbon-Capturing Photosynthetic Frog Foam

It may seem too good to be true, but engineers from the University of Cincinnati have devised a way to capture and remove CO2 out of the air and then convert it into biofuel building blocks. The engineers

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