Green Tech

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 ...

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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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Green Electric Scooters

Green Electric Scooters

MyGoPet, an Oregon-based company, has introduced an innovative, personal vehicle named GoPet, which is powered solely by electricity, thus making it a convenient green transportation solution. Although the GoPet is similar to scooters it has three wheels and thanks to ...

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ArmorLite Safety Coating for Compact Lights

ArmorLite Safety Coating for Compact Lights

Florida-based company ClearLite has recently introduced an innovative coating for compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) named ArmorLite. The new coating solves a familiar issue: the release of toxic mercury when bulbs break. Worried parents, loving pet-owners or just the average cautious ...

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Revolutionary Glitter-Sized Solar Photovoltaics

Revolutionary Glitter-Sized Solar Photovoltaics

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, has recently developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells, which could revolutionize applications of solar energy. The new development, which has the capability to produce more energy at lower costs, could lead to future utilizations of the ...

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