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New solar panel integrates battery storage, inverter, and smart software into a single unit

Mon, 2016-09-26 11:30
This startup is reinventing the solar panel, and aims to cut the cost of integrating clean power and energy storage to homes by half.

Why the best smartphone is the one you already have

Mon, 2016-09-26 09:07
Douglas Rushkoff explains that the real costs of a new phone are not measured in just money.

Underwater gliders could bring more accurate hurricane predictions

Wed, 2016-09-21 11:21
Gliders used during Tropical Storm Hermine collected a wealth of information.

Portable micro wind turbine prototype weighs 2 lbs and packs down to the size of an umbrella

Tue, 2016-09-20 16:54
Lightweight, collapsible, and quick to deploy, this little wind generator might be a viable off-grid portable power source in places where solar isn't appropriate.

This app gives drivers in Japan a free coffee for not looking at their smartphone

Tue, 2016-09-20 10:34
Smartphone-related traffic accidents are a major problem in one area of Japan. Will free coffee persuade drivers to keep their eyes on the road?

Wearable electronics could someday be powered by body heat

Mon, 2016-09-19 17:28
A new lightweight thermoelectric generator has been developed at NC State, which may be able to power small health sensors or other small wearable devices.

Explore the microscopic world of a plant cell with virtual reality

Mon, 2016-09-19 10:41
A new VR app lets you navigate the inner workings of a plant, Magic School Bus style.

Researchers weave a new fabric that can harvest energy from the sun and motion

Wed, 2016-09-14 15:06
By weaving photoanodes and triboelectric nanogenerators into cloth, researchers have created a "hybrid power textile."

Computer program creates city tree inventories

Wed, 2016-09-14 10:37
Using satellite and Google maps images, the program can count and identify the city's trees.

Drones will uncover the history of humans in the Amazon

Tue, 2016-09-13 10:50
Using special laser surveying equipment, the drones will discover how ancient tribes lived.

This boat will travel the globe with solar, wind, and self-generated hydrogen

Mon, 2016-09-12 16:57
The Energy Observer has been dubbed "The Solar Impulse of the seas" and could usher in a new era of ocean travel.

3D printed coral will bring reefs back to life

Mon, 2016-09-12 10:09
Fabien Cousteau is helping a Caribbean island rebuild their coral reefs with some fancy technology.

Raspberry Pi has now sold ten million computers

Fri, 2016-09-09 14:36
The machine with a mission exceeds everyone's wildest dreams

Apple kills the headphone jack on the iPhone. Good idea or planned obsolescence?

Wed, 2016-09-07 17:24
There are a lot of good reasons to get rid of that old plug.

Fish scales made into biodegradable energy generator

Wed, 2016-09-07 10:22
Indian researchers put fish waste to good use.

Nevermind, there won't be a modular smartphone after all

Tue, 2016-09-06 10:10
Alphabet, Google's parent company, has scrapped the release of the Project Ara phone.

Play PacMan Vs. Hunger and earn money for local charities

Mon, 2016-09-05 12:10
A twist on the arcade game lets players fight hunger with every ghost PacMan chomps.

This startup will use drones to map forests and plant trees at 1/10th of the usual cost

Fri, 2016-09-02 14:37
I, for one, welcome our treeplanting drone overlords.

Aukey 20W solar charger delivers plenty of portable power (review)

Thu, 2016-09-01 18:58
At less than $50, this little dual USB port solar device is an affordable option for a clean, efficient portable charging solution.

3D printed structures could create shape-shifting solar panels

Wed, 2016-08-31 10:33
The structures return to their original shape after being bent, twisted or stretched.