Energy Consumption

Revolutionary White Solar Panels Cool Down Buildings While Generating Electricity

Revolutionary White Solar Panels Cool Down Buildings While Generating Electricity

Swiss non-profit tech company CSEM has developed a new type of solar panel that can be seamlessly integrated into the walls of buildings. The photovoltaic panels are available in different colors and have

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5 Ways to Avoid Burning Dinosaurs This Summer

5 Ways to Avoid Burning Dinosaurs This Summer

  It's been a long winter, people, but Jack Frost went packing to the North Pole and the summer sun is back in the lifeguard seat. Summer's always been the best time to be outside for

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Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

The designers created a modular system within the Azerbaijan pavilion so that various levels can be reconfigured to accommodate a variety of different uses. Each floor is connected via an escalator and

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Why Small Homes Make Better Homes

Why Small Homes Make Better Homes

The traditional dream of a large and spacious home may be becoming a thing of the past. Smaller homes are rising in popularity as more and more people begin to make the most of the benefits that having a

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New Solvent Could Shrink the Paper Industry’s Energy Footprint By 40 Percent

New Solvent Could Shrink the Paper Industry’s Energy Footprint By 40 Percent

Paper photo from Shutterstock Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology recently teamed up with paper industry specialists to develop a new solvent that could drastically change the way the

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14 UGE Wind Turbines Turn Philadelphia Eagles’ Home Field Into the NFL’s Greenest Stadium!

14 UGE Wind Turbines Turn Philadelphia Eagles’ Home Field Into the NFL’s Greenest Stadium!

Despite a challenging football season, the Philadelphia Eagles are clearly winning in the alternative energy game. The team recently called upon New York-based Urban Green Energy (UGE) to install

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Serenity is a Smart ‘Home OS’ That Helps Monitor Residential Energy Consumption

Serenity is a Smart ‘Home OS’ That Helps Monitor Residential Energy Consumption

Designed by Artefact, Serenity is a concept for a smart monitor that presents clear information through elegant, minimal wall-mounted e-ink tablets. The networked tablets are described as a "Home OS" can

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MIT Breakthrough Could Double Smartphone Battery Life

MIT Breakthrough Could Double Smartphone Battery Life

Smartphone photo from Shutterstock As much as we love Smartphones, they are a pretty inefficient technology. We typically focus on charging as the main point of energy consumption, but new research

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The Power Flower is a Living Energy Meter that Transforms with Household Power Usage

The Power Flower is a Living Energy Meter that Transforms with Household Power Usage

The Power Flower is an interactive, visual 'living' energy meter prototype created by two university students in Falmouth, UK. Designed as a smart energy meter to help people become more conscientious of

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VIDEO: “Energy Diet” Shows How Much You’d Need To Exercise To Power Your Life

VIDEO: “Energy Diet” Shows How Much You’d Need To Exercise To Power Your Life

Look around your house or office right now. How many things are blinking, buzzing and humming back at you? Many of these items are consuming power 24 hours a day/365 days a year. Creating all this

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Wattcher Energy Monitor Could Help Reduce Energy Bills

Wattcher Energy Monitor Could Help Reduce Energy Bills

How much electricity do you think your home consumes? The Wattcher energy monitor is a simple device by Marcel Wanders that makes this data visible, giving households a helping hand in reducing their

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The Current Chameleon Helps Kids Monitor Their Real-Time Energy Usage

The Current Chameleon Helps Kids Monitor Their Real-Time Energy Usage

It's hard to get today's kids pumped up about anything that doesn't feature a flashing screen or a fun shape. So to shift those young eyes from the latest video game over to the merits of energy

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7-Eleven to Open 100 Green Stores in Japan

7-Eleven to Open 100 Green Stores in Japan

7-Eleven Japan found success with an eco-friendly store prototype that they will now officially open in 100 different locations by the end of the month.

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