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Capture Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air

Capture Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air

Researchers at the Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Calgary in Canada are developing a method for capturing carbon dioxide directly out of the air. Capturing the gas from the air is the only way to collect gases ...

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Wave Power Harnessed by Giant Rubber Snakes

Researchers at the University of Southampton in England are testing a giant snake-like rubber tube designed to harness the power of waves. Dubbed the “Anaconda” after the South American snake, these simple, inexpensive tubes would produce clean, affordable energy from ...

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Students Design Sleek Cars of the Future

Students Design Sleek Cars of the Future

Students at Royal College of Art in London recently competed in an automobile design competition focused on presenting both sleek looks and futuristic technology. Cars combine energy efficiency with visual appeal by using lightweight materials and electric engines in cars ...

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Energy Efficient Microwaveable Ceramics

Researchers at the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania and at the Saga Ceramic Laboratory in Saga, Japan have developed a new ceramic material that may make microwave cooking faster and more energy efficient. ...

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Cloud-Seeding Yachts Sail the Seas

Cloud-Seeding Yachts Sail the Seas

Researchers John Latham of the University of Manchester and Stephen Salter of the University of Edinburgh have designed wind powered cloud-seeding yachts that spray salty sea water into the air to increase the reflectivity of the clouds covering over 25% ...

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Solar Trash Compactor Hits the Streets

Solar Trash Compactor Hits the Streets

BigBelly Solar Company, based out of Needham, Massachusetts, built a solar-powered trash compactor that can hold up to five times as much trash as a similarly sized regular trash receptacle. The BigBelly consumes less than 5 watts per day and ...

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Lilypad – Floating City of the Future

Lilypad – Floating City of the Future

Vincent Callebaut Architectures, a Belgian firm lead by architect Vincent Callebaut, designed an ecologically friendly floating city able to house 50,000 people completely self-sufficiently. Inspired by the lilypad of the Amazonia Victoria Regia but enlarged over 250 times, the city ...

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SolarLab – Solar Powered Electric Boat

SolarLab – Solar Powered Electric Boat

The British company SoalrLab is responsible for developing some of the world’s most innovative solar powered boats including the Hamburg SolarShuttle capable of carrying up to 120 passengers in complete salient with zero-emissions. The company recently suggested a new version ...

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Windhunter makes Hydrogen from Wind

Windhunter makes Hydrogen from Wind

The Florida based company Windhunter is developing a new concept that combines an offshore oil rig, huge retractable wind turbines and electrolyzer that separates the hydrogen from the oxygen in water. The result is a floating rig which converts the ...

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Quietrevolution Helical Wind Turbine

Quietrevolution Helical Wind Turbine

The British start-up Quietrevolution developed a vertical axis wind turbine which is not only more aesthetic but is also better at gathering wind near and around buildings, which frequently vary in direction. The Helical wind turbine is also quieter because ...

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