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UNplug solar controller aims to help you take your fridge off the grid

Fri, 2015-05-22 15:13
Where's the middle ground between having a small solar charger for your gadgets, and having a rooftop solar array capable of powering your entire house? The UNplug might know.

Scientists turn millions of public photos into amazing time-lapse videos

Wed, 2015-05-20 07:00
Google is partnering with researchers to create time-lapse videos for studying our changing world.

Squid-like robot destined to explore distant planets

Tue, 2015-05-19 08:46
The NASA-funded robot may one day explore the seas of Europa, one of Jupiter's moons.

UC San Diego students help produce the world's first algae-based surfboard

Mon, 2015-05-18 16:35
Instead of using a conventional polyurethane core, this sustainable surfboard starts with an algae-based foam blank.

3D printing gives sea turtle new jaw

Mon, 2015-05-18 11:20
After a collision with a boat propellor, the sea turtle is now on the way to a full recovery.

Dutch solar bicycle lane generating more power than expected

Wed, 2015-05-13 10:46
But at a cost of a hundred times more than comparable rooftop solar, does it make sense?

Star Trek-inspired underwater robots could plan their own missions

Wed, 2015-05-13 07:00
A new crop of robots could conduct scientific missions without human involvement.

This ranger station built in 1907 in Yellowstone National Park is now powered by 208 old Camry hybrid batteries

Tue, 2015-05-12 16:11
A second life for batteries that can keep on displacing fossil fuels for years to come!

NYC will get 500 solar-powered food carts this summer

Tue, 2015-05-12 16:10
In a pilot program designed to reduce GHG emissions and safety risks and provide better clean food preparation in mobile food vending, the Big Apple will be home to the next generation of eco-friendly food carts.

Prepare for the rise of robotic pets

Tue, 2015-05-12 11:00
An animal welfare researcher says the prospect of robopets is not as far-fetched as we may think, and may have potential impact on how we view actual animals.

Waterproof solar charger claims to keep charging even in 'worst possible conditions'

Mon, 2015-05-11 14:06
Yes, this is yet another crowdfunded solar USB charger, but it's also claimed to be "the world's toughest 100% waterproof solar panel."

MIT says current solar technology is good enough to take us into a clean energy future

Mon, 2015-05-11 10:34
The problem isn't efficiency, it's something else altogether.

Barely a week after Tesla's Powerwall battery was announced, it's sold-out to mid-2016

Fri, 2015-05-08 15:08
Talk about quick out of the gate! If you want one, make a reservation sooner rather than later.

This giant straw is actually a vertical bladeless wind turbine

Wed, 2015-05-06 15:45
At the risk of getting slammed with comments claiming that small wind turbines aren't viable, here's a look at another bladeless wind generator hoping to disrupt the wind energy industry.

Scientists use lasers to measure live whale sharks

Wed, 2015-05-06 07:00
This new tech lets scientists learn more about the lives of these threatened large animals that are otherwise hard to monitor.

Plug & play folding solar system features dual axis tracking, claims 40% more output

Tue, 2015-05-05 15:01
This innovative solar energy system might give rooftop solar a run for its money with its nature-inspired design.

3D printed bird feeders give urban birds a cozy place to eat

Tue, 2015-05-05 07:00
The feeders can be printed in an array of colors to bring birds into your yard.

Foot-powered washing machine lets you clean your clothes off grid

Mon, 2015-05-04 07:00
The small device is perfect for tiny homes or those wanting a convenient, yet electricity-free option.

Tesla Powerwall: Game-changing batteries for homes and businesses, starting at $3,000

Fri, 2015-05-01 09:37
Adding more storage capacity to the power grid is the last remaining step before we can go all out with renewable energy.

10 impressive innovations for cleaning up oil spills developed since the Gulf disaster

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:00
Last week was the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf. Here are 10 solutions that could have helped then and will hopefully prevent major damage in the future.