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New High-Powered Organic Batteries

New High-Powered Organic Batteries

Chemists from the University of Texas developed new organic batteries that offer lightweight energy storage. Unlike similar developments, their new battery does not rely on toxic heavy metals, making it a potential ecologic replacement for current batteries. Illustration of an ...

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Generating Ethanol from Household Waste

Generating Ethanol from Household Waste

E-Fuel Corporation of Los Gatos, California has created an in-home ethanol generator capable of converting standard organic waste products into usable ethanol fuel. The fuel system requires several steps – first the waste must be processed into sugar water and ...

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Human-Electric Hybrid Car

Human-Electric Hybrid Car

HumanCar Inc. recently presented an innovative hybrid vehicle. Unlike most vehicles that have two power sources, this one combines electric power…with human power! Using mechanical cranks, up to four people can power it and steer it around. The manufacturer hopes ...

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Rocket Science Wastewater

Rocket Science Wastewater

Two Stanford University engineers have recently announced the development of an innovative wastewater treatment system. The process they suggest would increase the production of two greenhouse gases: nitrous oxide and methane, would utilize other gases to power the entire treatment ...

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Solar Powered Night Flight

Solar Impulse of Lausanne, Switzerland has successfully flown its solar-powered Solar Impulse HB-SIA plane at night. The plane remained in the air for 26 consecutive hours, including a full night span without using a drop of conventional fuel. Using solar ...

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Neuber Lightweight Solar Panel Bags

Neuber Lightweight Solar Panel Bags

Konarka Technologies, Massachusetts, has recently partnered with German retailer Neuber to create shoulder bags that charge various portable devices using solar power. The lightweight bags, dubbed Sun Bags, utilize sunlight to create electric power, which can recharge almost any gadget ...

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Treadway Personal Electric Transport

Treadway Personal Electric Transport

Peter Treadway of Los Angeles, California has invented a pair of motorized electronic sneakers designed to augment standard walking as needed. Currently in the prototype stage, the Treadway shoes are capable of reaching up to 15 miles per hour and ...

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Bladeless Wind Turbines on the Way

Bladeless Wind Turbines on the Way

Solar Aero Research, New Hampshire, has recently introduced an innovative method to create “green” energy: bladeless turbines, dubbed ”Fuller”. Although the new concept is very similar to the traditional steam turbine, it provides quieter operation and better performance. The new ...

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GE WattStation

Electric vehicles have the potential to revolutionize transportation. However in order to see widespread adoption, the power grid must be modernized and charging stations must be accessible, quick and easy. GE’s new electric vehicle charger, the GE WattStation, is designed ...

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MIT Delivers Green Airplane Designs to NASA

MIT Delivers Green Airplane Designs to NASA

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, working in conjunction with Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation and Pratt & Whitney recently presented two designs for greener airplanes to NASA. The result of a contract awarded in 2008, the ...

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