Yale researchers recently discovered a way to boost the efficiency of solar cells by a whopping 38 percent by coating them with a fluorescent dye. Polymer solar cells are popular for their low cost, low
What if we told you that you can make your very own pair of 'texting gloves' for under $10? Well, it's true. Quirky's offers a new crowdsourced product that can turn any pair of gloves into magic fingers.
Combining hi and lo technology to create a comfortable powerhouse suitable for the Mediterranean climate, team Roma focused a lot of attention on Med in Italy's thermal massing. Being a more eco-friendly
Bionic Vision Australia, a government-funded research consortium in Carlton, Victoria, announced Thursday that it has successfully implanted and tested an early prototype bionic eye. Dr. Penny Allen, a
In June 2011, Google successfully lobbied Nevada legislators to make driverless cars legal on state roads. Now California has followed suit by passing a bill that could make the sunshine state the second
Biodiesel is an excellent source of fuel: not only does it come from renewable sources, but it also burns cleaner, producing less pollution than fossil fuels. But it can be expensive to produce. That is
Taking inspiration from tree canopies that absorb 95% of the forest's overall solar energy and capture 30% of the rainfall, the nanotowers are less than 10 stories high and each floor is its own home. The
The four studios have concrete footings and timber framing. Small cutouts in strategic locations, including skylights, permit daylighting to permeate the quiet interior while preventing excess solar gain.
UK design student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse is preparing to launch ADzero - the world's first smartphone made out of bamboo! Woodhouse told The Inquirer that he made the phone out of four-year-old organic
Portuguese designer Alan Monteiro has illustrated his vision of green transportation: an aerodynamic carbon swallowing, wastewater recycling, oxygen releasing, unmanned shuttle bus concept called SKhy.
Electric car startup Tesla debuted on the public markets this week, raised $226 million for the company, gave the future of green cars a boost, and saw its share leap over 40 percent on the first day of
The Hunter's Point Shipyard in San Francisco is a former naval shipyard filled with radiation and industrial toxins. It's so dangerous that the U.S. Environmental Agency has designated it as one of the
Calling all marine renewable energy innovators! The Scottish Government announced a new prize at the beginning of April designed to encourage world scientists to push the boundaries for new clean, power