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Thin film solar charger offers high performance in a lightweight package (Review)

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:49
The Apollo 6 USB solar charger uses thin film CIGS solar cells for better performance in low light and shaded conditions.

Beartooth turns your smartphone into an emergency two-way radio

Wed, 2015-01-21 07:00
The case has a lot of features for keeping you safe and connected when in the outdoors.

This pedal-powered tractor is designed for low horsepower tasks on small farms

Tue, 2015-01-20 12:40
Replacing some stoop labor tasks on the small farm could be as simple as riding a bike. Or at least a bicycle-based tractor.

Gogoro's Smartscooter aims to let customers ditch the cord for swappable batteries

Mon, 2015-01-19 16:56
Can this startup do for urban transportation what the AA battery did for our gadgets?

Connected bike pedal records your ride, deters thieves

Mon, 2015-01-19 07:00
The pedal tracks where your bike goes, which is great for fitness monitoring and keeping tabs on your bike.

This small-scale hybrid energy device harvests both sun and wind

Thu, 2015-01-15 18:07
Combining solar PV and vertical axis wind turbines into a single modular unit, the SolarMill is billed as "world’s first integrated hybrid technology"

New York City’s biggest industrial wind turbine is up and running

Wed, 2015-01-14 16:51
A recycling center’s turbine could pave the way for industrial-scale wind power in New York City.

Smart window tints to block sunlight, generates energy

Wed, 2015-01-14 07:00
The technology could help keep buildings cooler in the warmer months.

Super-insulated clothing could let you skip indoor heating

Mon, 2015-01-12 06:24
Using nanotechnology, new clothing fabrics could dramatically cut electricity bills in the winter.

This $10 inflatable solar LED lantern belongs in your emergency kit

Fri, 2015-01-09 12:22
This lightweight inflatable LED light is ultra-compact, waterproof, and solar-powered, and can function as a lantern, flashlight, or emergency flasher.

14 healthy living apps to help you kick off a green new year

Thu, 2015-01-08 14:40
If one of your resolutions for the new year is to live greener, more healthily, and more in line with your values, these apps will give you a hand.

New plastic recycling technology works without water

Wed, 2015-01-07 07:00
The process also uses only half the energy.

New portable solar charger claims 90-minute smartphone charge time

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:28
Is this the everyday solar charger we've been waiting for?

Highlights from Elon Musk's Reddit 'Ask Me Anything'

Tue, 2015-01-06 09:39
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO answers crowd-sourced questions.

Beautiful wind turbine trees generate clean energy in urban environments

Mon, 2015-01-05 07:00
The turbines leave no room for the eye-sore excuse.

Wakati solar-powered food preserver keeps produce fresh longer in developing areas

Wed, 2014-12-31 08:38
The large solar-powered box will help farmers get more food to the market for selling.

Smart bikes warn cyclists of oncoming obstacles

Tue, 2014-12-30 07:00
The technology could help elderly riders avoid collisions.

Milkweed could be nature's answer to oil spills

Mon, 2014-12-29 10:14
The plant that is the favorite of monarch butterflies could also help clean up oil slicks and spills.

A carol for the maker movement

Mon, 2014-12-22 13:00
Sing along to this fun re-make of “My Favorite Things” from Becky Sterns, Director of Wearable Electronics at Adafruit.

Can a social action gaming app get more people growing their own food?

Fri, 2014-12-19 16:39
This mobile app aims to promote sustainable practices by merging "physical and digital worlds organically," connecting real-world activities to in-game play in order to teach people how to grow food.