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Playbulb solar LED garden light turns your patio into a party (review)

Thu, 2016-02-11 13:34
Solar garden lights are a dime a dozen these days, but if you're looking to kick it up a notch, the Playbulb version adds a ton of fun features.

Lost in the woods? Send in the drones

Thu, 2016-02-11 13:31
Researchers are teaching drones to recognize and follow forest trails; they could soon be used to help find missing hikers.

Scientists turn leaves into batteries

Wed, 2016-02-10 10:34
Leaves are abundant and now they can become a sustainable material in batteries.

The new greener winter sport: Droneboarding

Wed, 2016-02-10 09:37
Now you don't need to drive to the hills to get a good run; just get towed by a drone.

Solar-powered drones could deliver goods in rural areas, charged by micro-solar home systems

Tue, 2016-02-09 15:08
Solar-powered drones delivering micro-solar power systems. The mind boggles.

Cockroaches' creepiest characteristics inspire ultimate search and rescue robot

Tue, 2016-02-09 10:59
Researchers have discovered the secrets to cockroaches' quick getaways and have put the knowledge to good use.

Air into fuel: Scientists convert CO2 directly into methanol for fuel cells and more

Mon, 2016-02-08 11:35
The researchers have found a simple way to create an energy source for fuel cells using CO2 in the air.

Pollen could be used as anodes in lithium-ion batteries

Mon, 2016-02-08 09:14
When life gives you pollen, make pollen-based batteries?

Solar shipping container charges & stores electric cargo bikes for zero emissions deliveries

Fri, 2016-02-05 12:33
Combining solar power, battery storage, electric vehicles, and shipping containers, this local transportation and delivery solution pushes all of the right cleantech buttons.

Next-gen smart sprinkler controller from Rachio integrates with Amazon Echo

Wed, 2016-02-03 13:15
Because of course you're thinking about water conservation in your yard in the middle of winter.

Join the rotary club: How to use a dial telephone

Wed, 2016-02-03 10:57
There are some things that kids today just don't know how to do; here are instructions.

Microsoft sank a data center in the ocean. On purpose.

Wed, 2016-02-03 10:32
The underwater data center is an innovative attempt by the company to create more sustainable, energy efficient data centers.

Giant offshore wind turbine will feature blades longer than two football fields

Tue, 2016-02-02 11:05
That's two and a half times longer than any existing wind turbine blade and that's not all that makes it unique.

Tesla is planning to release the Powerwall Version 2.0 this summer

Mon, 2016-02-01 13:53
Version 1.0 has barely begun shipping, but you can't stop progress!

France to pave 1000km of roads with solar panels

Fri, 2016-01-29 11:09
Over the next five years, France will install some 621 miles (1,000km) of solar roadway using Colas' Wattway solar pavement.

Plug-and-play home battery system promises backup power and reduced energy costs

Thu, 2016-01-28 13:39
Reduced electricity costs, seamless backup power, and smarter home energy management are just a few of the claimed benefits of the Orison home energy storage system.

Solar jackets use the sun's energy to keep you warm

Wed, 2016-01-27 12:12
Finally, a solar-powered wearable that makes sense. Or not.

3D Brooklyn makes 3D printer filament out of non-recyclable plastics

Wed, 2016-01-27 10:05
Snack bags and other plastics that can't usually be recycled are made into something new and useful.

Just what we needed dept: An LED lamp powered by a candle

Tue, 2016-01-26 14:22
The heat of a small tea light candle in the Lumir C is used to generate electricity, which then powers its LED bulbs.

Energy storage cost to drop 70% over the next 15 years, predicts World Energy Council

Tue, 2016-01-26 12:51
This would be a game changer for renewable energy!