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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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Gowanus Canal in NYC Gets an Oxygen Breathing Pipe System

Gowanus Canal in NYC Gets an Oxygen Breathing Pipe System

The Gowanus Canal in New York City is one of the most polluted waterways in the country. It was long used as an industrial dumping ground for the factories that line its sides. Now the canal is a

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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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Scientists Grow Human Bones from Liposuctioned Fat

Scientists Grow Human Bones from Liposuctioned Fat

Growing plants can be tricky enough, but growing bones seems altogether impossible. Yet that's exactly what scientists at Columbia University recently accomplished. A group led by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

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Future “Artificial Leaves” May Create Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight and Water

Future “Artificial Leaves” May Create Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight and Water

As far as sustainable energy systems go, nothing is quite as perfect as a plant: Through photosynthesis, plants create their own energy using only sunlight and water. For years, scientists have been

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New Piezo Crystals Harness Sound Waves to Generate Hydrogen Fuel

New Piezo Crystals Harness Sound Waves to Generate Hydrogen Fuel

It sounds like a strange combination: zinc oxide crystals, water, and noise pollution. But scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered that the mix can efficiently produce hydrogen

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Underwater Volcanoes Help Suck Carbon from the Air

Underwater Volcanoes Help Suck Carbon from the Air

Scientists recently determined the planet has an unlikely ally in the battle against climate change--undersea volcanoes. A group of Australian and French scientists found that a vast network of underwater

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Aquatic Dead Zones Produce Greenhouse Gas 300X More Potent Than CO2

Aquatic Dead Zones Produce Greenhouse Gas 300X More Potent Than CO2

We've heard a lot lately about the relationship between global warming and the ocean. An article in Thursday's Journal of Science describes how aquatic dead zones -- or hypoxic waters -- create trouble

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Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal Gets Superfund Status

Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal Gets Superfund Status

The EPA announced this week the addition of 10 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. One of the sites added to the NPL is the super-famous and now Superfunded

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Colonies of Bacteria Could Be Used To Harvest Energy

Colonies of Bacteria Could Be Used To Harvest Energy

Scientists and researchers have known for some time that bacteria has the potential to generate energy in salt water, but were never really able to figure out quite how it works. Now research out of the

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Floating Garden Spa Offers a Relaxing Eco Retreat

Floating Garden Spa Offers a Relaxing Eco Retreat

What could be more relaxing than spending a weekend drifting out to sea on your own floating island? Throw in some vertical gardens, a lush green landscape, and a luxury spa and you've really got our

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Bloom Energy Set to Unveil “Miraculous” Micro Power Plant

Bloom Energy Set to Unveil “Miraculous” Micro Power Plant

The news wires are buzzing today with hype surrounding the Bloom Box, a “revolutionary” micro power plant that is purported to produce a steady supply of clean, cheap, and efficient energy.

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