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Make your own solar backpack

Tue, 2014-04-22 07:00
Sure, you can buy one, but making one means it's customizable and you get to hone your DIY skills.

Apple gives us a glimpse of their environmental efforts for Earth Day

Mon, 2014-04-21 14:46
The company is reaffirming its commitment to being more environmentally-friendly. Based on the data, it's not just fluff, they've made real progress, though they still have lots to do...

Pistachio shells to heat Turkish city

Mon, 2014-04-21 08:36
A new "eco-city" being planned for Turkey will use waste pistachio shells for heating public and private buildings.

Portable "electronic nose" smells your meat for you and identifies food poisoning risk

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:10
How do you know if that meat sitting in the back of your fridge is still safe to eat? This little device will sniff out spoilage and alert you to food poisoning risk.

Build this open source DIY wind turbine for $30

Wed, 2014-04-16 13:52
If you're interested in learning how to build your own renewable energy devices, this DIY vertical axis wind turbine is a great place to start.

Indoor air quality sensors could be coming to your smartphone

Wed, 2014-04-16 07:00
New nanotechnology could enable indoor air quality monitoring wherever we go.

This tiny portable wind turbine fits in your bag and charges your gadgets

Tue, 2014-04-15 13:09
Who says you can't take it with you? This micro wind turbine folds into a foot-long cylinder for a portable solution to charging gadgets with clean renewable energy.

RideScout app compares all the ways to get around the Bay Area

Mon, 2014-04-14 07:00
The app lists all public transportation, car and bike sharing options available for your route, in addition to walking or driving.

Solar power growth is like an escalator (charts)

Thu, 2014-04-10 19:55
Up, up, and up — solar power installations seem to go in just one direction.

1st solar plane to fly around the world unveiled today in Switzerland (exclusive videos)

Wed, 2014-04-09 18:30
The Solar Impulse 2 is the real deal, a solar electric airplane that is going to fly around the world.

Exposé of Better Place's failed electric car scheme uncovers epic mythmaking and creative math

Wed, 2014-04-09 14:27
The story of the failure of Shai Agassi's EV startup reveals what happens when entrepreneurs drink too much of their own Kool-Aid and believe their own overly-optimistic projections.

New smartphone battery fully charges in 30 seconds, was inspired by nature

Wed, 2014-04-09 07:00
The battery by StoreDot Ltd uses bio-organic raw materials in the groundbreaking technology.

Trees may play a big role in the future of energy storage

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:45
The future of high-tech energy storage, in the form of supercapacitors, may be getting a little closer with the discovery of a low-cost method of producing electrodes from cellulose.

Make solar powered string lights for all your Spring and Summer parties

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:00
This project lets you retrofit a set of string lights of your choice to be fully solar powered.

It's solar solar! New process uses sun's energy for producing photovoltaic materials

Tue, 2014-04-08 06:00
Process using sun's energy could speed production and save money as well as having zero energy impact.

Forget Flappy Bird, here's a flappy wind turbine!

Mon, 2014-04-07 12:51
Inspired by bird wings, this unique wind generator is claimed to efficiently harvest energy, even from low wind conditions.

Old toilets, other ceramic waste can be made into "greener" cement

Mon, 2014-04-07 07:00
An international team of researchers has created a new type of cement that uses these discarded items that is just as strong, but produces far less emissions.

Conflict-free Fairphone sets the bar high for repairable, responsible electronics

Thu, 2014-04-03 13:51
It's time for a more ethical smartphone, and the Fairphone, which puts social values first, could usher in a new era of transparency and openness in electronics.

60 Minutes profiles Elon Musk, reveals struggles and successes at Tesla and SpaceX (video)

Wed, 2014-04-02 12:17
"If something's important enough, you should try it even if the probable outcome is failure."

Robots clean solar panels in Israel without using water

Wed, 2014-04-02 07:00
The robots are being used at a large commercial solar plant in the Negev desert.