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This free browser extension exposes the influence of big money on US Congress

Wed, 2014-09-17 13:58
Nick Rubin's Greenhouse extension aims to shine a light on the undue influence of money in Congress by making it easy to see where each politician's campaign contributions come from.

Robotic cheetah runs and leaps without a tether

Wed, 2014-09-17 09:13
This electric motor robot is now even more like its real life counterpart.

This gadget makes acoustic guitars sound electrifying without using an external amp

Tue, 2014-09-16 16:21
A forthcoming device allows acoustic guitar players to easily add effects to their sound, with no external speaker, using just the body of the instrument itself.

Public charging station powers mobile devices with footsteps and solar panels

Mon, 2014-09-15 15:25
The ENGO charging station uses kinetic tiles and solar panels to charge up to 14 smartphones at a time, and provides free WiFi access and an emergency phone.

BikeShield App could prevent collisions between cars and bikes

Mon, 2014-09-15 07:00
The app alerts drivers that cyclists are near so they can avoid accidents.

Solarade portable solar charger is powerful and lightweight (Review)

Fri, 2014-09-12 16:09
This small solar charger is as fast as charging from a wall outlet, and is portable and lightweight enough to go just about anywhere.

Totally tubular: Innovative fans redistribute hot ceiling air to the floor for warmer rooms & lower heating costs

Wed, 2014-09-10 13:24
These lightweight tube fans can easily be hung almost anywhere, allowing you to recapture the warm air that you've already paid for.

WigWag bringing affordable, smart lighting to the masses

Wed, 2014-09-10 07:30
The bulb sets work with all other smart lighting and home automation systems.

Turn your power tools into solar power tools

Tue, 2014-09-09 07:00
This project will make it possible to charge all of your cordless tools with solar power.

NASA wants YOU to come up with the best wave energy technology

Mon, 2014-09-08 08:34
The agency is offering up open source modeling software to scientists, engineers and garage inventors too.

This app is like a nutritional label for the political spending of the companies behind the products

Thu, 2014-09-04 13:38
Which political party does your shopping support? BuyPartisan aims to help you put your money where your beliefs are.

Cell phones charged by sound are now closer to becoming a reality

Wed, 2014-09-03 08:56
Nanotechnology breakthroughs have lead to a successful prototype of a device that could charge your cell phone with ambient noise or the conversations of users.

Cheer up! 5 trends from the past 10 years that should make you happy

Tue, 2014-09-02 14:30
This year TreeHugger is celebrating its 10th birthday. In Internet time, that's about 100 years... A good time to look back!

Old tires could be recycled into better car batteries

Mon, 2014-09-01 09:34
Researchers at Oak Ridge Laboratory have found a way to make battery anodes from a graphite-like substance in waste tires.

Whistle-blowing website WildLeaks targets powerful poaching networks

Wed, 2014-08-27 07:00
The website aims to take down wealthy poaching rings by giving people a safe, anonymous way to report illegal activities.

Make a solar powered radio for $5

Tue, 2014-08-26 07:00
This quick and easy hack will have your old AM/FM radio running on solar power.

Architects rejoice, your all-glass towers could become giant transparent solar cells

Mon, 2014-08-25 12:07
On the other hand, our windows are already solar collectors.

With a flash of light, new technology automatically sorts plastics for recycling

Mon, 2014-08-25 08:54
The technique developed by German researchers quickly identifies plastic types so that they can be more efficiently recycled.

Of the 135 tablets on the EPEAT green tablet registry, 134 are Apple's

Wed, 2014-08-20 16:19
Apple keeps showing that it is taking the environment seriously.

What if we could turn wastewater and algae into carbon-negative fuels and clean water?

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:49
Is this company getting closer to the dream of making truly sustainable carbon-negative fuel?