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LED Lights: The Next Big Thing in Wireless Technology?

Published on October 8th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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LED lights are more than an energy-efficient lighting alternative— they’re also a potential Wi-Fi replacement technology. Researcher at Boston University are working on Smart Lighting, a wireless technology based on visible light instead of radio frequency... Read More


Clean Power

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British Canals to Become Green Power Stations

Published on October 8th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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SmartPlanet report that British Waterways is turning UK canals into alternative energy power stations. The company’s proposal calls for 50 wind turbines and assorted small-scale hydro-power schemes to be installed in canals and locations. In addition [&hellip... Read More


Biofuels

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Future Electronics Could Be Powered by Sugar

Published on October 8th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Finally, scientists have come up with a way to combine my two favorite things: music and sugar. Japanese researchers report in the latest issue of Energy and Environmental Science that they have created a biofuel cell [&hellip... Read More


Biofuels

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Bailing Out Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Published on October 6th, 2008 | by Michelle Bennett

In case you missed the news, the $700B bailout included tax credits for renewable energy industries. So what are the greenest bits of the bill and what does it mean for renewable energy companies? Also, where [&hellip... Read More


Clean Transport

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Scientists Reach Hydrogen Storage Milestone

Published on October 6th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Hydrogen cars may be feasible sooner than previously thought thanks to the efforts of a research team at the University of Crete in Greece. The scientists have developed a hydrogen storage model that can store up [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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New Solar Cells Can Be Rolled Up Like a Carpet

Published on October 6th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have developed a new type of silicon solar cell that is flexible enough to be used on a curved surface or fabric. Currently, most solar [&hellip... Read More


Solar Cells

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New iJET Solar Cell is as Easy to Make as Pizza

Published on October 5th, 2008 | by Andrew Williams

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An Australian scientist has developed a new method of manufacturing solar cells using nothing more than some nail polish remover, a pizza oven and a standard inkjet printer. The iJET technique is so easy and cheap [&hellip... Read More


Biofuels

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First Fuel Cell-Powered Plane Presented in Germany

Published on October 1st, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Last night, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) demonstrated the world’s first manned airplane that can fly exclusively with the use of a fuel cell. The fuel cell, which is based on polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM), generates [&hellip... Read More


Research

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Wind Farms Not Bane of Birds Existence

Published on October 1st, 2008 | by Joshua S Hill

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Environmentalists and anyone else attempting to derail wind farms have often turned to the fate of birds for scientific back up. In the case of the environmentalists, I’ll let it pass, but it’s when the senators [&hellip... Read More


Oil

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Scientists Develop Oil Spill and Pollution Spotting Bacteria

Published on October 1st, 2008 | by Andrew Williams

A team of researchers have developed a color-coded bacteria that will make it much easier to detect oil-spills and other forms of environmental pollution. During a recent sea expedition the team successfully used the bacteria, which [&hellip... Read More


Biofuels

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Prometheus Demonstrates Solar-Powered Electric Motorcycle

Published on September 30th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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This past weekend, Prometheus Solar founder Jim Corning demonstrated his proof-of-concept electric motorcycle at the Santa Monica AltCar Expo. The motorcycle is a reconstructed Ninja 250 that uses four solar panels which provide 800 watts of [&hellip... Read More


Research

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Virgin Galactic to Help Monitor Climate

Published on September 30th, 2008 | by Joshua S Hill

Climate science is a little bit like me and books: I can never get enough of them, and appreciate lots and lots of them. For climate science though, it’s a case of getting more and more [&hellip... Read More


Fossil Fuels

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Severe Gas Shortage Continues to Cripple Atlanta

Published on September 30th, 2008 | by Sarah Lozanova

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Motorists are cruising around Atlanta or waiting in long lines looking for gasoline. Many fueling stations have run dry, while others have extremely long lines. The result is fewer cars on the road and more carpooling. [&hellip... Read More


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