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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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
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
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
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
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
The new office building of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will use a Living Machine constructed wetland to clean its wastewater.
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
Although beautifully wrapped gifts are one of the joys of the holiday season, it is important to think about where that paper is going to go after it is shredded to pieces while being opened. Most
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 all life being
Years of laissez-faire development led to damaging floods, mounds of construction waste and polluted water in the basin which serves a burgeoning population that grows increasingly dependent the source.
Now that the EPA has exonerated Green Power Inc. from a shut-down ordered by the Washington Ecology Department, the company has announced that within the next week, they will begin the construction of
This week we're thrilled to bring you the latest installment of our Packaging the Future compost tests, where we break down the real-life biodegradability of eco packaging. Although I started this series
The Danube River is the longest river in Europe, and it will soon receive a new environmentally sensitive sewage treatment plant set on cleaning up its waters. Known as "The Living Danube", the plant
© Sam Horine To celebrate this year's GreenHome NYC DIY Green Block Party, 'Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum' will take its Maiden Voyage October 2nd, floating along the Gowanus Canal - one of New
One of the biggest misconceptions about space travel is that if we send people to Mars, they will have to survive on liquid meals the entire time. But then again packing 18 months worth of food for a
Biofuel startup Joule Unlimited has announced that it has engineered microbes that require only sunlight and CO2 to produce ethanol, diesel, or other hydrocarbons. The company formally announced that it
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