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"Self-filling" biking bottle pulls water out of thin air

Thu, 2015-07-30 09:00
This solar-powered gadget could be a cyclist's best friend, using condensation to generate drinking water out of humid air.

Lamp runs for 8 hours on one glass of water and some salt

Wed, 2015-07-29 07:00
The lamp could bring light to people without access to electricity.

Autonomous A.I.-controlled weapons: Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and thousands more plead for ban

Tue, 2015-07-28 15:45
Not exactly Skynet, but nipping it in the bud is the whole point.

Drones locate endangered chimpanzees

Mon, 2015-07-27 06:08
These eyes in the sky are being used by conservationists to identify and protect crucial chimpanzee habitats.

Bone-conducting headphones let you hear GPS directions through the sounds of the road

Wed, 2015-07-22 07:00
The headphones don't cover the ear, so a cyclist can hear traffic around them as well as turn-by-turn directions.

Trash cans will act as Wi-Fi hotspots in NYC's underserved neighborhoods

Tue, 2015-07-21 07:00
These solar-powered, smart waste receptacles are doing much more than collecting trash.

Deep sea robots will monitor the oceans for pollution

Mon, 2015-07-20 07:00
These gliders will keep give us new information about the marine ecosystems that exist in the depths, as well as keep an eye out for pollution.

Ebook offers plans for fast, simple, and scalable DIY solar-plus-battery system

Fri, 2015-07-17 13:42
It's a tiny power plant for a tiny home! This forthcoming ebook promises to help you build a standalone solar power station for hyperlocal clean energy generation.

Viaducts could be the best new place for wind turbines

Wed, 2015-07-15 07:00
A new study says that placing turbines under these high, already-built structures could be an easy way to incorporate wind energy in areas around the world.

Candle-powered USB charger provides emergency power for mobile devices

Tue, 2015-07-14 12:11
A sequel to the company's successful FlameStower mobile charger, Stower's Candle Charger is designed to be used indoors for emergency power.

Super thin Solar Paper charges an iPhone fast

Tue, 2015-07-14 07:00
The compact solar panel can fit inside a notebook.

Walkonomics app guides you to the most nature-filled path

Mon, 2015-07-13 05:59
When choosing how to walk to work or to run that errand, how about finding the route with the most trees?

Facebook 'likes' clean power, new Texas data center to be powered by 100% wind energy

Thu, 2015-07-09 15:17
All those cat pictures and viral videos won't harm the Earth.

Army invents tiny solar cells that are cheaper, stronger

Wed, 2015-07-08 07:00
These new solar cells also perform far better than current technology.

This free app helps you identify the plants and animals around you

Tue, 2015-07-07 11:51
Put a natural history encyclopedia in your pocket with the free (and ad-free) Lookup Life app.

Virtually climb El Capitan with Google Street View

Tue, 2015-07-07 07:00
The Street View cameras now take you on extreme vertical tours alongside famous climbers.

Smoke from open cooking fires kill 4 million people each year; these cookies can help

Sat, 2015-07-04 20:41
3 billion people still use open fires for cooking and heating, and it's literally killing them. This smokeless cookstove and its fuel cookies are one effective solution.

From Kickstarter to Home Depot: Edyn smart garden sensor brings IOT to your garden

Thu, 2015-07-02 17:39
The emerging Internet of Things (IOT) is enabling the use of smart devices in surprisingly down-to-earth places.

Solar power generating noise barriers go up in the Netherlands

Wed, 2015-07-01 07:00
The country is testing a new type of solar technology that adds color and interest to otherwise boring infrastructure.

Nanogenerator harvests energy from the friction of rolling tires

Tue, 2015-06-30 07:00
The technology could give both gas and electric cars a major mileage boost.