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Kawasaki Developing 217 MPH Train for Japan

Published on September 19th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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The Railway Gazette reports that Kawasaki has unveiled a new high-speed train called the Environmentally Friendly Super Express Train (efSET). The train will travel at a speed of 217 MPH (350 km/h)... Read More


Clean Power

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Kraft Turning Cheese Waste Into Biogas

Published on September 18th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Add Kraft to the growing list of companies that turn waste into energy. Two of the company’s New York cheese plants plan to turn used whey into biogas—enough to provide energy to 2,600 homes. Previously, Kraft [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Google and GE to Tag Team on US Government

Published on September 18th, 2008 | by Joshua S Hill

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I’ve said from the very beginning of my writing here at Green Options, as have many other pundits and journalists the world over, that it will be big business that not only will, but has too [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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12 Year Old Boy Invents New Type of Solar Cell

Published on September 17th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Now here’s a story that makes me feel profoundly unaccomplished: a 12 year old boy in Beaverton, Oregon recently developed a new type of 3D solar cell that makes other solar cells look inefficient by comparison... Read More


Consumer Technology

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Researchers Build Eco-Treehouse For Adults

Published on September 17th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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If you miss the treehouses of your childhood, you may just have a new excuse to own one relatively soon. Researchers from have Tel Aviv University and MIT have built a prototype treehouse that can process [&hellip... Read More


Water

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Tidal Power To Be Trialed in Powerful Australian Waters

Published on September 17th, 2008 | by Joshua S Hill

In a time before powerful and technologically advanced computers, and possibly still to this day with all that equipment, a trained ‘pilot’ was given the reins of any vessel that attempted to pass through the Port [&hellip... Read More


Clean Transport

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Castagna Electrifies the Fiat 500

Published on September 17th, 2008 | by Courtney Carlisle Bolton

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In the fifties, beach goers could jet around in the Fiat 500 Jolly meant to be a zippy golf cart replacement when running to the yacht or out to the course. The hot Italian car design [&hellip... Read More


Consumer Technology

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Kangaru Eco Drive

Published on September 16th, 2008 | by Courtney Carlisle Bolton

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The Kanguru Eco Drive ($80) is one of the longest lasting, inexpensive to operate external hard drives currently available according to the company. It’s also more environmentally friendly than most. Using it’s patented Power Saving mode [&hellip... Read More


Water

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Carbon Nanotubes Might Be Used in Future Water Filters

Published on September 15th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Nanotechnology seems to be invading all facets of modern life, from the pills you take to the batteries that power your iPod. Pretty soon, carbon nanotubes may even filter your water. Researchers at the Bhabha Atomic [&hellip... Read More


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